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MadAsHell

Dear Carol: My dad, 83, has received bladder cancer treatments for years, but now his cancer has become aggressive. Unfortunately, so has his oncologist. Dad has rarely questioned his doctors, so even though he’s in agony, he’s accepting each new treatment without asking for alternatives. He’s always been emphatic that when treatments don’t work, he wanted hospice care, so we’re now determined to transfer him. It’s a process, but we’re getting there so I’m not writing for advice. I just want to know why alternatives to last-ditch treatments that simply “buy time,​"​ aren’t better explained to patients. – GM

Continue reading on Inforum for a look at why caregivers are "Mad as Hell:

 

 

Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” ...Craig William Dayton, Film Composer

 

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