ejpritz Posted December 17, 2003 Share Posted December 17, 2003 Hi guys, update on my mother. The firts oncologist, whom I was very unconfortable with said we basically had no options, except Chemo, which would prolong her life "by months". Well right now my mother is in the hospital with a collapsed lung. The oncologist made this diagnosis without results from a PET Scan and with the first needle biopsy results which were inconclusive. LAst night an oncologist form Dana Farber went to see her in the hospital and told her "I can cure you". He is starting Chemo very soon and he said once the tumors shrink he will operate and remove them. He said that though it is in both lungs it is not "untreatable/incurrable", that Chemo and surgery can have very good results. Of course this is great news to hear, but I can't stop wondering why the first oncologist said we had no options and made this prognosis without all the test results. Is it because she works directly for the HMO? Has any one else been told such conflicting things? I don't know how a Dr. can tell someone that there is no hope and then one can say there is so much. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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