The stats are the stats. Of course individual outcomes will vary, some do better and some do worse. There are many that have no side effects from any treatment and others that have severe side effects as are seen daily on this forum. Using the very best doctors is one way to improve your odds. Age also has a significant affect on your ablility to recover from any treatment.

The stats I posted are a realistic expectation of what to expect from the various treatments. You cannot predict with any certainty any individual outcome, only the probability of an outcome. Years ago I managed the forecasting department for a major company. You can accurrately forecast the outcome of a large group of occurrances, such as the total units for a product line, but when it comes to forcasting how an individual product will do, it is very inaccurrate and the forcast will rarely be right.

This is exactly the same situation; you can predict with extreme accurracy how a large group of patients will turn out, the larger the group, the more accurrate the forecast. You cannot predict what any individual outcome wil be with any degree of accurracy.

They are a guidline of what to expect, not a garantee you will get that outcome.

JT