Mortality - Chapter III Summary & Analysis

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Chapter III Summary and Analysis

In 1971, the War on Cancer was launched by the US Government. The thinking was that if "we can put a man on the moon..." surely cancer could be cured. Four centuries later, Christopher was told to fight his cancer. There are always whispers of a new treatment or breakthrough but it is a lonely battle. Cancer patients get lots of unsolicited advice - from the value of digesting peach pits to the intake of huge doses of testosterone. Among the most bizarre pieces of advice was the notion that he should have himself frozen cryonically to be brought back to life at a time in the future when a cure has been discovered.

Christopher had a measure of success in his therapy. Some of his tumors were shrunk and tweaked. However, it was too late for the latest advancements...

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