Mary Posted April 10, 2003 Share Posted April 10, 2003 Well it seems as if another Doctor has written my sister off. The Radiologists appointment left a bad taste in my mouth even though we got what we wanted. My sister will do 12 whole brain radiation treatment and a procedure similar to gamma knife but they use archs (stereotypic refractive?? something or another) He said that the two procedures have the same effectiveness. Ofcourse, this was after I told him that he was not God and did not know what was in store for my sister. He said, "There is no need to treat her aggressively because if the cancer spread 1 place its spread 1000." and "I look at the statistics because I can't afford to be emotionally involved, I've been doing this for 20 years" Blah, Blah, Blah... He will also reluctantly finish the radiation treatment on her lung. I understand that this is not his sister but my sister feels better now then she has in the last 5 months and is not ready to stop fighting. Neither one of us wants to here about pallative care. I asked him about RFA but he informed me that they only do that on the liver. Bolshevik! Dismayed over the whole crappy business. I think I'll just kidnap my sister and take her to the Mayo, MD anderson, Duke or somewhere with better care. Sorry, I needed to vent, P.S. He did have the humility to agree that he wasn't God Keeping the Faith, Mary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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