Re: How do you decide cancer treatment for parent?
I am sorry you are in this situation, my prayers are with you both.
My big thought would be quality of life, how sick is treatment going to make her? A lot of times it's the treatment that kills first, by the time people stop the tx they are miserable.
With the doc. As soon as you are getting confused, or don't get it, stop him. Doc's don't realize that people get overwhelmed with the situation & the doctor speak and just keep nodding even when they don't get it.
If you are at the hospital ask for a patient rep to help explain things to you. At the office pin down the nurse to get info. Don't leave till you are sure you are understanding what is going on.
Doc's may seem busy, & rushed but they DO want you to understand your options- don't be afraid to stop them.