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Posted by Penny K. Johnson on March 26, 2000 at 15:17:21:

My 77 year old grandfather has Prostate cancer, and was going through 14 weeks of radiation, the last three treatments were delayed/postponed because he had such SEVERE pain in the area where the radiation had occured. Since then, he has been prescribed pain medicine, has a 101 degree fever off and on and is in SEVERE pain all the time. He has been going to doctors in Port Arthur TX, and we are concerned that the doctors there are not doing enough, we feel he should be hospitalized so we can find out what is causing the pain and fever. Does anyone out there find this situation common? We can't convince him to go to the hospital (he's very stubborn) but we can't imagine why the oncologist doesn't admit him. We want him at MD Anderson in Houston, and he insists on seeing these small town doctors?????? Please help! any advice/information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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