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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Can a Dr refuse to treat a 15 year old with relapsed osteosarcoma if she has requested to continue treatment?
User :   Hi
Doctor: dr yyy here
Doctor: Pardon
Doctor: I did not get your question
Doctor: You mean she was refused treatment
User :   She has been having treatment off and on for the past 8 years. She has relapsed tumours in her lungs and bone. Her Dr is saying that he doesn't think chemo will do her any good but my daughter has asked to continue the treatment
Doctor :   May be as doctor said the Chemo would not help no one stops you from treatment
User :   So are you saying that if she wants to continue she has that right and he cannot refuse her the treatment?
Doctor :   You can continue , since the tumor has its secondary in lungs its a serious presentation
Doctor :   YEs, she do have right to continue the treatment, you can visit any other orthopedician and a radiotherapist
User :   Yes but with the multiple tumours it may be difficult to find someone else to take on her case, but she is pleading with me to continue
Doctor :   You can try , she should have her chances
Doctor :   May the treatment not work but for sure will hold the progress of the disease foe few months
Doctor :   for*
User :   thanks for your advice, will now try to convince her Dr this morning on rounds!
Doctor :   May i know the Doctor name ?
User :   Think its best not to say at this stage
Doctor :   I understand, its ok
User :   thanks again, have a good day, bye
Doctor :   But if you can try , try to consult Dr XXXXXXXX Hughes in aaa
Doctor :   ok, Thanks for consulting, kindly provide your feedback
User :   is that in zzz?
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   yes, in zzz
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