Nov 17, 2012 - 11:56 pm
My mother was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer behind the tongue in July 2010. After finally getting her some medical coverage they were able to start treatment. They tried a combo of erbitux and radiation but due to complications with the erbitux and other chemos she was only able to complete the radiation. After all the radiation we were told the cancer was gone but now she has 2 spots in her throat, the ear aches are back and the swallowing gets harder every day. She no longer has medical coverage until her 62nd birthday in January. I also believe she doesn't want to get a confirmation from a doctor that this monster is back. They told her that if it did come back she would not be able to have radiation again. So she feels it is pointless for her to try anything else. Does anyone have any suggestions about what we can do?