If I had been conscious, I might have NOT opted for surgery. Now I have 2 nasty looking scars on my arm. Maybe it's a good things....makes me look mean & nasty and the hoodlums will leave me alone. Now, I just need some tatoos to go along with 'em.
BTW, many of whom have gotten cancer (particularly prostate cancer) and did not opt for conventional treatment (or any treatment) at all ended up living longer with better quality of life than those who were maimed, poisoned, and burned. Go figure!