Comment: Sorry to hear of your loss.

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Sorry to hear of your loss.

I watched a member of my own family decline and finally pass from cancer and it is gut wrenching. Perhaps alternative medicine could have helped your husband had it been started sooner, perhaps not, but that decision should be up to those who ultimately live the consequences of their choices based on full disclosure.

Doctors (some, not all) in potentially terminal cases tend to believe that if they cannot help with their compendiums of knowledge, no one can and they spare bad news in deference to hope until there is no hope. What they fail to consider in these cases is that they do not know everything.

By posting the experience of your husband and yourself here you may help others make the decision of when it is right for them to seek other options in their own health care.