A doctor in Israel is saying that the cancer of her daughter is an example of the problem of the medical profession and that she must stop talking to patients about it.
Dr. Yael Gafni, who lives in the coastal city of Ashdod, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is being treated in a private facility in Tel Aviv.
Her daughter, Sara, died last year from ovarian cancer.
Gafni told The Jerusalem Times on Monday that she believes that she is a normal person who is in no danger of dying.
“I don’t want my daughter to be treated in that way,” she said.
Gibbon’s research shows that when doctors try to treat patients for cancer, they are more likely to do so with unnecessary treatments.
Gaskin said she wants to see a more ethical medical practice.
“If we were to be honest, there’s no reason to treat people with cancer if they have not had cancer before, if they don’t have the illness,” she told the newspaper.
“We need to recognize the risk, understand it and try to mitigate it.”
Gafney said that she was “deeply touched” by Gaskin’s story.
“I think it’s really important that the medical establishment acknowledges the risk,” she added.
“But it also has to be a part of the dialogue about what it means to be healthy.”
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