natalie Posted May 23, 2003 Share Posted May 23, 2003 We just went to the doctor with my mom yesterday and decided that he's pretty much wrote my mom off. She is getting radiation to the brain and I asked if we could do Gamma Knife or sterostatic and he said "absolutely not" He said it wouldn't work. He said my mom is going to have to just accept the facts and stop being in the dark about it. He also said no to any other questions I have asked. He said "No" to Iressa, and "no" to any supplements, "No" to a better diet and so on. He told her to eat whatever she wants. He also said that Iressa isn't effective and not worth it. The one ounce of hope my mom had, he butchered and squashed. Why do they have to be like that? What is wrong with giving people just a little ounce of hope? He's not even giving her a chance!!! I'm concerned after the way we've been treated by the all the doctors in my mom's medical insurance group that have pretty much written her off and that it may be a protocal that they follow and the bottom line and are looking at the best way to spend their money (if you get my drift). I know this is a financial issue for the medical group. They are looking at my mom as a statistic, number instead of a fighter and a person. I'm going to try another doctor within her group (Kaiser) but at the same time we are going to UC Davis Med Center where we will get a second opinion and then have her treated there and pay out of pocket. On their website they are very positive about lung cancer and their treatments. Do any of you have any advise on financial aid/grants for this? Can I got to the California health board and report my problems (do you think they will care?)..would they help me? I don't care if it costs me millions, but of course, I don't have millions sitting in the bank. Any of your feedback would help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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