I think it is very hard to be completely honest and tell the truth about cancer and some doctors shrink from it and tell people what they want to hear and some overdo the realism,occasionally some will get it right.That is complete honesty without removing all hope.The problem is sometimes people only hear what they want to hear and thats why these doctors think they have to overdo the realism but really its better not to overload with information and take it slowly.
I suspect this was a consultation prior to starting chemo to make sure it was what you wanted to do.Im sure it will get started but you do need some information to make an informed decision Janet
Jeff & Marc, sorry to hear about the day today! This is why second opinions are so important. Did they say why they didn’t start chemo today? A little finesse from some would sure go a long way toward relieving some of the stress we all go through, yes?