Jul 09, 2008 - 1:35 am
My father has been having persistent blood in his nose. Whenever he puts a swab up there, it comes out with some blood. This has been going on for 3 weeks. He also has been having on and off headaches for the past 2 weeks. He also has allergies, and have been using a steroidal nasal spray for the past 2 years. We have an appt. with the GP at Kaiser, but, i'm kind of worried. Do these sound like common symptoms of cancer? I have a friend that died of nasopharyngeal cancer, and had Kaiser as her health plan. Kaiser sucks. They basically ignored her symptoms for over a year until it became full blown stage 4 cancer. She had a lump on her shoulder that they finally biopsied. I'm not letting something like that happen to my dad. Can anyone give me any pointers, or tips, on what we should say or do to get the right sort of tests?