Is adiamycin worse than the cancer?

Depends. It's called "the red death" and there's no doubting its power and nasty side-effects, especially on the heart. There is no doubting that there are cures, and good survivals, due to adriamycin (doxorubicin). A smart oncologist knows when to use it, and when to stop and opt for comfort measures only. A wise patient insists on a straight answer and the right to choose.