So my mom was asked by her hospice doctor to take an X-ray of her breast to see what the progression is with her wound/tumor?
Shes never had a formal diagnosis that she does have cancer, only a chest X-ray from 2.5 yrs ago that the radiologist wrote in his report “suspected breast carcinoma.”
Mom has never received any treatment or biopsy because she said “I don’t want to know.”
So with her being in the NH & on hospice for the last 2 months, the hospice social worker said that if mom is refusing the X-ray & her physical state doesn’t seem to be conducive to having cancer (she’s not lost any weight, no wasting, etc) then they are going to discharge her from hospice.
If her health starts to decline, then she will be put back on it at some point when they think she’s needing it.
Has anyone experienced this before?