Right after Halloween I had told you about my mother being diagnosed with Leukemia.
Dr Zufaqqar M. Jaffer, who is a Hematologist and Oncologist in the San Antonio, Texas area, diagnosed her as having cancer. He also ordered a bone marrow test and an MRI as well as some other expensive test.
All test were paid 100% by her HMO.
On one hand he was saying the type of Leukemia was a slow growing, non curable cancer and on the other hand he wanted to start chemo immediately. ( 3 weeks before Christmas) . He scheduled my mother to have a port put in the next week.
What got everyone asking question (more then just having cancer) was he prescribed Rituxan along with her chemo. Estimate cost per course of treatment for this drug - $10,000. Also paid 100% by the HMO.
I got online and did searches on this drug. All the warnings by the manufacture saying you should not take this drug if you have certain medical conditions. Well, my mother had some of those medical conditions.
Long story short , my mother got a second opinion. The second oncologist reading the medical reports and lab test from Dr Jaffer (1st DR) told her that the diagnoses of Leukemia was wrong.
She does not have Cancer of any type!
I just praise the Lord that we asked question, researched drugs and had enough friends and relatives in the medical profession that kept saying something doesn't seem right with his course of treatment.
So my mother is back to taking care of her roses and painting and finding treasures for me in thrift stores (a story for later).