My mum was diagnosed at the beginning of January with a 3cm squamous cell tumor of the right lung,After tests and more tests and more growth and no treatment due to start until the 6th May we were told on Wednesday that it has now metastasized to her bone.We have been to every hospital in the north east and were told it was curative by surgery.Then when it had enlarged to 9.3 cm it was still curative via chem/rad combined.Now following radiotherapy marking and a final pet scan prior to combined therapy starting we are told we are at stage 4 now and it is palliative treatment only. So much time has been wasted,so many missed opportunities to act and now we are told sorry,change of plan we can't fix this.I am so very sad and so very angry,we are having to shout every step of the way.
My mum is 63 and has had her life taken away from her because of non stop procrastination.
Three different bronchoscopies at three different hospitals, three pet scans,three ct scans,a surgeon,an oncologist a chest physician and no treatment for four months.how do we let this happen to people? Mum starts gencarbo on Tuesday though we are still awaiting a time for this.Totally horrifying experience,i have no faith in these people at all.