JoniRobertWilson Posted May 8, 2004 Share Posted May 8, 2004 I know this cancer is growing inside my husbands body, not mine, but I feel like the dr and his nurse aren't "getting it". My husband was dx 3/17/04. SCLC limited. He's been scanned, etc and has undergone 28 days of radiation and 3 3-day rounds of chemo. I found a lump on his back and called the nurse. Another nurse checked him out and said it was nothing. I wanted the doc to see him and "feel" it. Geez, I'm thinking if a nurse can "feel" a lump and determine it's nothing, we can do away with all sorts of CT scans. Help - I'm not sure how to push this. We had to go back, go back, go back to the doctor over a period of time (short) and they had passed us off to a specialist over 2 weeks away. I pushed to get an x-ray and they found the cancer. Seriously, waiting the two weeks just to see a specialist (not even the right kind, mind you) could have likely ended him up with Extensive SCLC. I don't want to alienate the nurse/doc though. Advice please. My husband is young (41) and I just can't deal with this somedays. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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