Tina, a regular visitor to Paladin Justice’s blog, saboteur365, was diagnosed two weeks ago with Stage IV cervical cancer. Please read the following post and keep Tina in your prayers.
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One of the regular women commenters on this website was diagnosed two weeks ago with Stage IV cervical cancer, after experiencing pain and vaginal bleeding.
She has no health insurance although she is trying to get signed up for Obamacare. My belief is that the doctors don’t want to treat her because she can only pay small amounts out of her limited assets.
She had just fulfilled a dream by moving from California to a quiet rural area in a Southern state last summer. Thus, she is rather alone in her time of need. It’s just her and her cat.
The cervical cancer has spread to surrounding tissue. Her doctor says no surgery, no radiation, no chemo for her. This contradicts everything I’ve read. Surgery is probably out, but the medical literature I’ve been reading on her behalf suggests she should start either chemo or radiation soon. Her doctor says no dice.
I’m advising her to consult a medical malpractice lawyer in order to try to intimidate the medical system into treating her. Her doctor said something about an average life expectancy of 9 months, with a 15 percent chance of a better outcome.
Most people reading this won’t be able to help. But a few will have experience in navigating through the medical bureaucracy or in dealing with cervical cancer.
Please leave a comment if you have any information that might be useful to someone in her situation.