I am so sad because California Doctors seem more concerned about protecting their own then helping the patient
My husband who is 77 yo was spitting up blood in March of this year and they just now are going to give him CHEMO, but they said it "may or may not work." What I've read online is that this is treatable and that up to 60% can live up to 5 years.
We've been married since 1986 and he's already had 2011 Cancer of the Esophagus and 2015 Bladder Cancer. Each time, he's gone into remission but this time, they aren't giving us any answers unless I go and play
BAD COP and only then do I get results after reading them the riot act. Needless to say, I developed GAD with the first cancer and we have a 23 yo daughter with mental illness, so my plate is full. If I did not have Social Security Disability we'd really be in hard shape. I am 61, but I feel 80, and if it wasn't for walks with my dogs, life would be unbearable.
So my question .....Should we throw in the towel, or go thru ROUND 3-CANCER with more chemo only this time, he's been in and out of the hospital with congestive heart failure, something he did not have before, but they say the radiation treatment may have caused it. Not the Doctors said that mind you, but I told them, other oncologists said that Esophageal Cancer is known to cause lung cancer down the road because he quit smoking in late 80's.
Thank you everyone.
PS: I just can't tell you how much finding this site has meant to me. It's been a god send, and I am so grateful for the candidness, but please be gentle because it's been a heartbreaking day, and we have KAISER PERMANENTE (are we allowed to say this??) and the shortage of good Doctors in Los Angeles is really bad. Some of them have medical school degrees from Grenada, the island that Reagan invaded, not kidding. lol