Pros and Cons of Medicine

Even though the specific use of medicine is to increase people’s health and make them better. Even if it is just as simple as the common cold and getting medicine for that or to the extreme where you have been diagnosed with cancer and are in need of medicine to improve your condition.

Like most things in life, medicine is not guaranteed to help your situation. For instance in the story Sara was told that about eighty percent of people responded to the medicine she was going to be taking but then in her case it did not help at all. She then had to experience very gruesome side effects and be switched to other multiple medications that they hoped would work.

I know that it is no one’s fault if a medicine does not work on a specific person because all people are different and have different things going on in their body that will make things affect them differently but I do believe that if a medicine cannot save your life then it needs to at least cause no harmful side effects and preferably slow down whatever illness may be happening. In the article it showed that all the chemo therapy, which puts a patient’s body through traumatic events, had done absolutely nothing at all. In fact her tumors had grown substantially. In my opinion this is outrageous. We have access to so many treatments and Sara was put through a horrible experience with extremely toxic treatments and nothing positive came out of it for her.

I am sure that everyone would love for medicine to be around that completely cured you or halted the process of an illness but in reality that is impossible. The medical field has come so far that one day I at least hope to see a medication that will slow down the illness process if it cannot save your life.



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