My Mom, initially had a tremendous amount of back pain; she went to urgent care, and our family physician (who is now retired). The family physician ordered an MRI and back scan, then proceeded to tell us she has cancer in her back. Then we went to an Oncologist, Neurological Surgeon, and Radiation Specialist. The Oncologist ordered a needle biopsy, which was found inconclusive and we were told they could not find anything, but that it has to be cancer. The Neurological Surgeon refuses to call it cancer with out proof. The Oncologist wants a surgical biopsy and the Surgeon stated that he was going to do a surgical biopsy and fix her back because she has decompression fractures, scoliosis, and degenerative discs; he feels this may be what is causing the problems. The Oncologist ordered steroids to reduce the inflammation of the affected areas of "cancer." Mom has not been able to sleep in a bed for 3 months because she cannot lay down. Then her legs/ankles were swelling to the point of weeping fluid and creating sores. We told several doctors that answered, "It will stop after surgery." On the day of surgery, Mom's white blood count was up, the surgeon would not do surgery because of signs of infection, admitted her to the hospital, where she went into A-Fib to find out her lungs were full of blood clots. Now she is on blood thinners, steroid, heart medication, water pill, pain pills, an antibiotic, and wears a complete back brace; on top of it she is in a rehab facility because of her swollen legs and back pain, they are trying to get her back to where she was at, before the day of surgery so she can go home. We just saw her surgeon's associates on Friday and they told her that they will be waiting until the spring to do her back surgery, I asked about the biopsy, and they said maybe in January; they need to be sure that the blood clots are gone. Meanwhile, it seems like her health is deteriorating on a daily basis. We don't know where to go from here: if it is Cancer would they really wait for 2-3 more months (this has been going on since June); do I need to call her primary physician to be the main point of contact; we would just like some guidance or answers. I believe there are too many hands in the pot and this woman has never had any medical issues in the past, the only thing she was taking was a multi-vitamin. I am completely frustrated because it tears me apart to watch her suffer.