You're not sure how to decide, and thinking about it, it's not really your decision, "let us ask Twitch," you say, "it's his body."
Menkov gives it a moment's thought, then softens, "Very well. But ask your question and be off, he needs his rest."
Admitted into Twitch's room, he frankly doesn't look much better than when you brought him in. Between the bandages, the pale pallor of his skin, and the ancient medical equipment, you almost wish you'd stayed outside. Almost.
Twitch looks at you groggily, then manages a smile, "So I guess I wasn't hit that bad after all," he says.
You return the gesture, "Hell, if I thought you'd be doing so well, I would've hoofed it a bit slower, I've got this strain in my ankle-"
Twitch laughs, and for that you're relieved.
"What your friend is actually here to ask," Menkov interrupts, "is if you want to undergo artifact exposure treatment. Our selection of medical artifacts here is poor and most are out 'on loan' as it were, but your comrades have found a rather remarkable example to go along with their radiation-nullifying Jellyfish."
"What kind of difference will it make?"
"From months and possible permanent damage to days and no typical permanent damage."
Twitch swallows, "and the catch?"
"Radiation exposure, potential poisoning. A regimen of powerful, unpleasant drugs. An increased risk of cancer and tumerous growths even if radiation exposure is nullified or controlled."
Twitch pauses to consider before speaking again, "and if I stay here, I've got months in bed-"
"Three to six, possibly more," Menkov supplies.
"-risk of infection, and risk of permanent injury."
He looks from the doctor to you, "Well, I told you I had a thing about gambling. I'm fine with it if you are."
(It's the player's call, but yes, there is some risk of injury, though slim.)