Jul 29, 2010 - 10:20 pm
Got a Relative w/no insurance, or job, and in his mid-50's without much money. Been going to a "free clinic" for the last couple years, and has been told he has an acid reflux problem. Lost some 38lbs over that time, and swallowing has gradually gotten harder. So, they finally put tubes down his nose and throat, which led to Tuesday's Biopsy, and Friday's Onco visit! Yeah.
Drs. now say they think he's got C in his throat and upper-esophagus, and has a lump somewhere in his throat area. Stage-4.
I advised him to explore government aid channels to get treatment funded, in hopes he can get some quality care and treatment. As spread-out as his C sounds to be, and with no money to pay for a PS/CT, or any treatment- any opinions on what he might be able to do about getting good treatment? And, shouldn't he get a $4K PS/CT before they start Chemo and Rads, or do surgery/dissection? Seems to me they should, if he is to be treated properly.
Your opinions are always most welcome.