No treatment options
My mum has recently been diagnosed with primary bowel, secondary liver cancer. The oncologist turned her down for chemo and surgery, saying that he thought she wasn't strong enough. He also refused to engage in a conversation about alternative therapies that are generally considered to have fewer negative side effects e.g. biological/cyberknife. My mum is 81, she has no other significant health issues. We've been told that she can't get a second opinion - and it feels like no-one at the nhs is interested in helping her anymore. We're confused and frustrated. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it simply agism? Would love to hear about other people's experience of this.