My father in law has stage 4 bladder cancer spread to liver lungs & bones.He was hospitalised 3 weeks ago as the cancer has effected the hip bone so badly its rubbing on the femur causing pain & urine wasn't draining so now he has a catheter. He had his first round of radiotherapy on Friday..on Sunday he had a rigour temp & a UTI so he was extremely delirious.It was very hard ti see him so ill. He told his wife today (my mother in law)he would be getting the radiotherapy but I find this hard to believe.Is it normal for doctors to allow a patient to get radiotherapy when they have a chronic infection (UTI)? Also no counseling has been offered to our family. My mother in law gets calls from a social worker but my husband and his brother nothing. I have a 7 yr old son who adored his Poppy so we need advice on how to speak to him about all of this too.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.