If anyone could help me shed some light I would be so grateful. My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer on the 16/03/15 and after a CT scan was told he had a 4cm tumor in his right lung and 2 lymph nodes that looked suspicious. He was told probable treatment would be an operation then chemo to ensure they do their best to remove the cancer fully. Since this he has had PET scan which showed an inflamed lymph node in his neck, he has been told he will have to have a sample taken from this to check if its related to the lung cancer and if they can go ahead with the operation... Today they phoned him after promising he would have this sample taken within a few days and told him it wouldnt be for a week and the results would take at least 5 days as well as telling him they would need to do an EBUS test?
I'm so frustrated I feel like my parents are being fobbed off at every turn , I live far away from them ad up until now I have respected my dads wishes to let him ask the questions and keep calm. any information we have is already 2 weeks old so why only today do we know about this EBUS test? I have done so much research but as a working class family I feel like our hands are tied when it comes to any other option other than the NHS. We have changed my dad's diet completely trying to ensure he's as healthy as possible for when it comes to chemo or an operation. I have been sceptical since well forever of the NHS and i'm terrified they will lead my 51 year old dad into an early grave. please if anyone can help with advice, alternatives or personal experience I would really appreciate it.