Topic: My brother just diagnosed with cc
Hello. My brother was diagnosed w/ cc and is undergoing experimental chemo. After the first 4 rounds his tumor has shrunk and so 4 more rounds are scheduled with the hope surgery can become possible. He feels so sick all the time and in addition to having to cope with the treatment and the disease his insurance co says this is experimental chemo and won't pay for his treatment. The cocktail they are using on him has only approved for lung and breast cancer, not cc. So far all I've been able to do is comfort our family and pray for him. He says he plans to sue BlueCross for the money, but now he is out of pocket $15k per treatment. Mostly I feel so sad and helpless, but my emails to him are all encouraging.
Any suggestions for family members like me watching this horrible disease dismantle a family member's life would be most appreciated.