Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.
I am sorry you are battling colon cancer spread to lymph nodes and your liver.
that is a good sign your cancer has shrunk down with chemotherapy treatments.
your prognosis is sill very serious.
medicare tends to cover only 80% of clinic charges.
you need to talk to a social worker about getting a secondary insurance
or applying for your state's Medicaid insurance to cover the last 20% of charges.
let me know if you have questions.
what other questions do you have?
The nurse that called me was quite excited and I felt they were not expecting this result ? Is this normal? Does this change my prognosis?
it is normal for nurses to call up patients and be happy that their tumors have shrunk down
your prognosis is better now that your tumors have responded to the chemotherapy
it is better than if your tumor grew despite the chemotherapy.