When Danilo Ramirez, 44, was diagnosed with stage 2 lymphoma, his doctor told him chemotherapy and radiation would offer him his best shot to survive. But the thought of medical treatments with harsh side effects overwhelmed Ramirez.
"Mentally [chemotherapy] was really hard on me," said Ramirez. "There were nights that I couldn't sleep at all, knowing that I had to face that."
Ramirez was too claustrophobic to endure radiation treatments, which required wearing a large protective mask.