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Chemotherapy and the 2% gambit

A frequent attack by people who love to hate, is to target chemotherapy. Of course, chemotherapy has a lot of nasty side effects and is really tough for people to go through when they have cancer. But it does work. In some cases, better than in other cases but it does work. But people who want to attack chemo will often quote the 2% statistic. They say chemo only works in 2% of the population. This is flagrantly untrue and is the subject of my column for the Gazette. Read it here:

http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-those-who-attack-c...