oncologists so worried about cost of treatment that they are not giving options to patients
Did you see the story on Susie Krimmer in the Australian. It makes me sooooo mad that there is testing available that might provide treatment options and patients don't even know about it because the oncologists are so worried about the cost of treatment that they are not even explaining the testing or possible treatment options. If it takes $2,000 for the test and $20,000 for the treatment hell if it even cost $200,000 for the treatment then let me a least know about it. I know for some people that don't have the funds this would be heart breaking - but I have the funds - why should my kids go through the heartbreak of loosing me if there is an option available just because the oncologist will be a bit uncomfortable talking about money. I can find that sort of money if it means that my kids don't have to go through the trauma of having me die while my youngest is still in primary school. I know sometimes you might pay all that money and there is still no options available - but at least give me the choice. BCNA what can we do to make it mandatory for oncologists to explain the testing genomic testing available and offer it to all patients????
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