I posted a message sometime ago about the joint pain my husband was having in his thumb. The pain has now progressed to both shoulders and some pain in his back and he is having difficulty in swallowing. We went to the doctor and basically had to insist on a bone scan. His oncologist seems to not always give us the entire truth. I have not figured out rather it is to spare us or rather I am just assuming the worse. The doctor has already informed us that he can not receive any further treatments because his body just can not take it. We also asked for a PET scan several months ago, but the doctor said it would not benefit us in knowing. My husbands cancer had spread to his lymph nodes when he underwent surgery. He has stage 3b NCLS. They did not remove all the cancers cells at time of surgery. I am really beginning to wonder if the surgery should have ever happened.
On the visit prior to this one he had a CT Scan, the doctor said that everything looked OK and he basically left it there. Then I asked him about the spot and enlarged lymph node they saw before and he said, "yes that is still there and we noticed something odd with your Liver but I am not going to worry about that is could just be scar tissue."
If I had not asked the questions he would never give us the entire story. Am I just crazy or what? Or is this doctor just trying to paint a rosey picture and has an idea that things are not right?