• breast cancer

    Asked by Jivan on Saturday, March 30, 2013

    breast cancer

    My sister in law(Age 32) has breast cancer, now it spread in lung. Now she coughing All day, when she get up from bed coughing lot. When this type of medicine will come in market which is kill all type of cancer. But now it is to late…..All family member crying but God know what is happen.

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    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear Jivan,

      I'm sorry to hear your family is so distressed. My name is Aliza and I'm a Medical Librarian. I'm retired, but I help out on this site giving advice (usually non medical), and offering referrals to doctors, hospitals, agencies, etc. and research for people who need it/ask for it.

      I hear things don't sound like they're going well for your sister-in-law. I think that perhaps your sister-in-law might benefit from getting a second opinion from another doctor at a major Cancer hospital. There are organizations that help fund people travel to these places often for free or little cost (as cancer patients even including a caretaker [I can try to locate that information for you]).

      The best hospitals for Cancer are as follows (all of them are very good, one not better than another): Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City; Dana Farber in Boston, Massachusetts, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, MD Anderson In Houston, Texas, and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in San Francisco, California. Another hospital that is good, but not a major cancer center is The Mayo Clinic (which has a branch in Jacksonville, Florida, in case no one in your family can take that much time off to go far away).

      I am guessing that your sister-in-law has been seeing a doctor at a local hospital in South Carolina. Sometimes the larger hospitals in the bigger cities have access to more advances in medicine than the smaller ones do, so it is worth a trip to one of these hospitals.

      I will see to it that you are referred to flight information for Cancer patients as well as housing information. Sometimes these hospitals also offer housing information for patients and guests as well if the patient is to be examined or treated on an outpatient basis.

      I hope what I said might help you and your famlly realize that there may yet be things that can be done to prolong your sister-in-law's life. I cannot say at all with certainty as I'm not a physician and if I were I don't have her medical information. Until you get to one of these places, it's up to your family to make sure that the doctors who are currently treating her make sure that she is comfortable and that she is not coughing all day. I;m fairly certain that there is medication that would help that, even if she needs oxygen. Look into her health insurance to see what benefits she's entitled to for drugs and home health care.

      I wish you, your sister-in-law, and your family the best possible outcome in a difficult situation.

      Warm wishes,

      over 4 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      I am sorry to hear this. I cannot give better advice than Aliza. A good site for info is www.breastcancer.org. Educate yourself so you feel less powerless. Make a list for you and your sister-in-law to ask her oncologist. I encourage your family to take care of your own health and try to be as positive as you can for her. This will help her emotionally so she won't worry about you. Cancer is being treated better all the time. It may be time for another opinion. Never give up! I wish her the very best.

      over 4 years ago
    • jmccreary's Avatar

      My wife is Stage 4, BC which moved to her brain and lung. Besides the chemo, Abraxane and Radiation. She is taking Mangosteen Juice, www.xango.com, which has stabilized her lung Cancer. My recommendation is to work with a Xango person in your area. If interested, I can locate one for you. In addition, her nutrition is paramount to assist in fighting Cancer. Here, my recommendation is to work with a Nutritionist in your area. As for my wife, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 in Feb 2012 and continues to fight the disease.

      Good Luck to you and your sister-in-law. My prayers are with you all.

      over 4 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar

      I too am so sorry! I have no advice just compassion to give! Thank you to those who DO and are willing to help guide you!!!

      over 4 years ago

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