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Re: Living With The Virus. - Nancy
Generally every place will want to see how the cancer responds to chemo before trying any other treatment. Most insurance won't pay for second opinions or will only pay a portion, something you don't find out until you need it. I've known people with Kaiser who got around that by seeing other Kaiser doctors. I don't know about other insurance companies. Most will just ask for her before and after records to decide if there is a treatment or clinical trial available for her kind of cancer.
I hope there is hospitalization available for the kind of reactions she's having to chemo. Dehydration and inability to eat are very bad side effects and people need help with those. Maybe the palliative care clinic can help with that.
The problem of departments giving out too much literature happens throughout medical care. It's required under various rules in order to be well informed but there's no recognition of the stacks of paper patients end up with.
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