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If you have a condition that is easily treatable, but will kill you if not treated, can you refuse treatment?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Yes: As long as you are found to be mentally competent and able to make your own decisions after fully understanding all risks and benefits involved, you have the right to refuse medical treatment.

Answered 7/20/2012

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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Yes: You have the right refuse treatment. Fully knowing the consequences.

Answered 7/20/2012

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