You have my sympathies legend. Can we ask which kind?
Lung and Pancreatic cancer is what I know for now thanks to those poor excuses for doctors :nono:
What I mean is: At 70, maybe it's best to take a look at making the final days the best they can be instead of trying to hold off something which might only add a few years in almost constant discomfort.
But you keep talking about a doctor messing up. Why exactly do you think he/she is incompetent?
Regarding the lashing out, I feel like there wasn't enough due diligence (is that the correct term). Incompetent I guess is a bit harsh, but I just wish while my mother was complaining about abdominal pain and discomfort in different areas of the torso that doctors would have taken a step back and think about why, instead of just treating the symptoms with pills.
When this thread was started, at that point we were told it hasn't spread and it was only in the pancreas. Now, it is in the lungs.
So is it lung cancer or has the cancer just metastasized to her lungs? Both cancers can reportedly be caused by smoking.
And if it's metastasized to the lungs, I'd REALLY consider the palliative direction. Quality over quantity any day as far as I'm concerned.