Jan 15, 2006 - 12:33 pm
My dad was just diagnosed with lung cancer this week. He has been in the hospital for the past week in order to drain fluid from his lung.
An oncologist visited him in the hospital and basically wrote off my father. We attempted to ask this doctor several questions as this is all very new and very scary for my family. the doctor either would not answer our questions or just said "it did not matter at this point." The doctor said he was a stage 3 or 4 but would not be specific.
We obviously do not feel comfortable going to this uncaring doctor. We live in the south jersey/philadelphia area.
Has anyone had any good experiences with oncologists in the area? I feel helpless! Does anyone have any suggestions? We really don't know what to do or where to go to get my dad the best treatment possible.