Newly diagnosed
posted by Bet
30 June 2019

Alternative Treatments

Last reply: 1 year ago

My brother who is in his early 30s and has small children has been diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of cancer. He’s currently getting radiotherapy treatment in St Luke’s but he’s very ill and he’s afraid that continued treatment may be refused to him if he gets any weaker.
I’m trying to research how to go about finding an alternative route for treatment, perhaps in the private sphere, and perhaps in another country, should the need arise. Any advise would be very gratefully received

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commented by Irish Cancer Society
01 July 2019

1 year ago

Dear Bet, im so sorry to read of your brothers diagnosis.  It must be very difficult for all your family and of course you want to explore all options available.  We would reccomend speaking to your brothers consultant about what  treatments may be available.  To make sure you have explored all options, you could request for a second opinion, this will give you peace of mind moving forward that all options have been explored.  I have put a link below with further information about complimentary and alternative treatments,  if you are thinking about non conventional treatment it is important to speak with your consultant about this first.  Please feel free to call the nurseline on 1800200700 if you would like any advice or support.  Kind Regards


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