Oct 17, 2012 - 5:50 pm
hello i am from the uk. my mum has recently been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. She had previously been having difficulty in eating and consistent pain. hence a recent endoscopy highlighted a large tumour on her gullet. The national health oncologist tells us its terminal and she refuses to offer treatment saying that my mum appears weak. as most of you can sympathise words cant really describe this tragic experience. i dont know what to do i refuse to just watch my mum die painfully. Surely there must be some hope. a pet scan revealed the cancer has not spread but it does cover a wide area i think. my mother unfortunately has had a few bouts of melina (blood loss)in the last few days. Everyone keeps telling us its critical. i cant bear to lose hope. Is it worth consulting privare specialists? or shall i just accept this terrible fate? I would appreciate a response especially by a doctor?