CSN Login
Members Online: 15

No more treatments

Dawn50
Posts: 115
Joined: Sep 2011

The doctor told my husband today that he didn't feel the side effects of the chemo weren't worth the minor benefits of the chemotherapy any more and he felt we should let nature take it's course. So, no more treatments.

ColoradoDani's picture
ColoradoDani
Posts: 65
Joined: Sep 2011

There really aren't words. I have pondered how I will feel I hear those words one day. I can't answer that, but I hope you can get to place of peace with this and that you have some support with hospice, palliative care MDs, friends, a place of worship...something (or all of them) as you and your husband go on this journey.

catcon49's picture
catcon49
Posts: 388
Joined: Aug 2008

That is a hard thing to hear. I'm approaching that point with my mom 80 year old ovarian cancer survivor. God bless you and your family, during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

cathy

ToBeGolden's picture
ToBeGolden
Posts: 697
Joined: Aug 2010

I am glad you did share the news, no matter how bad. I hope there will be some moments of peace ahead for your husband on his difficult journey. Rick.

dennycee
Posts: 667
Joined: Mar 2011

I cannot even begin to imagine how you both feel. Sometimes, when there are no further options, oncologists will prescribe Tarceva. Has he tried this yet? It's the cancer patients equivalent of a Hail Mary, sometimes it works even if the patient is not EGFR+. My heart goes out to you at this time.

katenorwood
Posts: 1832
Joined: May 2012

Dawn50,
This is so harsh, I can't imagine. Please know we are here for you both ! I have friends in pallitive care, which is helping them cope. My thoughts for peace of mind and heart go out to both of you ! Katie

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network