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Advanced brain tumor,treatment?

I have brain cancer , I have been to the two hospital near where I live and they can t treat me and say I have two weeks to live. I want to go to another hospital out of state but my doctor says he won t write a referral for two weeks. So you can see my problem that they say I won t be alive in two weeks and I want to try to find a life saving treatment what should I do?
Mon, 14 May 2012
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Firstly we have to know wheather it is a primary or a secondary brain cancer. Secondly it is very important to have the histological/ cyto pathological details of the tumor. To have the second opinion you dont need a referal from your Primary Doctor. it is your life you can take any number of opinions for which you need no permissions.
There are some cancers which have spread to brain can be treated with curative intent with different modalities and you have fair chances of good life expectancy. For this the proper diagnosis is very important.
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