Dec 31, 2001 - 6:08 pm
I have a friend that went through chemo and radition therapy about 3 months ago. There was significant shrinkage of the tumor at that time. Today she received news that she has a new tumor and was told there is nothing that can be done.
Her cancer is inoperable (why?) and the only plan of action is more chemo (with a very bleak outlook).
I'd like to know why nothing can be done. Why can't they just remove the lung? My concern is that she is being treated in this manner because she does not have medical insurance.
Can someone tell me what options should be available to her, what she needs to ask of the Dr., or where she needs to turn for more information on possible treatment options?