My mom was diagnosed last summer with stage 4breast cancer. Her mother passed away from it and its a long story that is irrelevant at this point but they missed it on her yearly mammogram for two years then locally she hasn't gotten the best treatment,
We are now going to MD Anderson for treatment. We have only been there one time so far. My questions are first does anyone k ow anything about Dr. Kimberly Koenig? What is her reputation? She seems very good but I really have no clue. I would greatly appreciate any info.
Secondly mom was supposed to start radiation and had already been marked when we went down there. Dr. Koenig told her she the radiation would cause more harm than good. The radiologist here has called mom and even had a meeting with us yesterday. He believes mom really needs the radiation. Mom is in good health other than the cancer. She hasn't even missed a single day of work through chemo and all else. She is up and going every day. Not as strong physically but she is truly doing very well. The radiologist here said in her case and due to her doing so well the radiation would be a benefit. I'm not sure what difference it makes but that was what he said. .....does anybody have any thoughts or experience with this???
I truly appreciate any help I can get. It has been a battle but the horrible part of the battle has been not having her treated properly.. Like the oncologist ga e her injection blocker drugs instead of chemo then the cancer spread... The chemo came next and it of course really helped. Now the sheis on a daily tablet that is stronger than the original injections. That just isn't right. ...not to mention they missed the cancer at her mammogram for two years while she role them her lymph nodes felt heavy and she thought there was a lump...and that her mother died from it. Yes, she takes responsibility for not having had things checked further, I don't have much faith in doctors right now and want her to go to the best. If anyone can help or give me advice I cannot thank you enough..