Today, I went with my lovely brave wife to see the oncology doctor to confirm the chemotherapy regime. The decision SWMBO has made is Carboplatin alone, adding in the other one if it proves necessary later in the treatment.
I asked about Avastin, could this be considered alongside the Carboplatin? The response was, 'not in this country, it is not available. Don't believe all that drug company hype. It is not used in this country as it is not funded'. I pointed out that I was aware that it was available, that patients were getting results from it and that funding was available albeit not easily. Reasons not were repeated and the subject changed.
How do you counter such an out-and-out dismissal? I am not behind the door at coming forward, but I was dumbstruck by her wholly negative response.