May 11, 2013 - 4:59 am
I discovered these forums when I was being treated for Stage 3C ovarian cancer two years ago. I was treated in America, as we were there on business, but we live in Scotland. The National Health Service (NHS) provides free medical care to everyone. Some of it is excellent, some not so. What I've consistently noticed is that patients aren't given very much information, and folks aren't eager to ask questions. A dear friend was just diagnosed with "very early stage myeloma." He will be given "tablets" as treatment. He is about 62 and fit, although he has lost weight and been very fatigued for some months. What questions should he be asking his doctor? Does "very early stage" proffer a greater likelihood of longevity? Will the "tablets" allow him to continue working? Any comments would be most appreciated.