My oncologist doesn't take my complaints about chronic pain seriously. He is advocating further surgery, but that doesn't address my current problem which is coping with the pain. Over the last eight years I have survived three bouts with cancer: mouth X 2 and kidney X 1. The pain has caused me to lose so much weight I virtually starved and I am more or less bed-ridden. What do I do if it proves that I am right and he is wrong? My overall feeling is that the oncologist is tired of me. I live in a regional area, and it is difficult to change doctors. I have to travel for nearly a whole day to get a quick five minutes with my GP. Is there any backup service I can access to get help with post-cancer problems? p.s. I am an aged pensioner.
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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.