Monday, October 24, 2016

I Don't Understand

I don't understand how the FDA can approve "MIBG Therapy" that injects a child with radioactive medication and then secludes them in a lead-lined room even though it does not cure cancer, yet they won't approve the use of vitamin C given in high doses intravenously to treat cancer.

I don't understand why insurance companies will pay $8,000 for a bolus of Avastin every two weeks, but won't pay $130 for IVC three times per week (for a total of $780 every two weeks).

I don't understand why cancer hospitals promote the consumption of simple sugars and carbs or use a high-glucose solution when cancer patients need to be fed intravenously knowing that sugar feeds cancer. (And, yes, I believe they do know this...why else would they use radioactive sugar as the contrast to make cancer cells "light up" during an MRI?!?!)

I don't understand why doctors feel the need for us to "rethink" the raw vegan diet if KK loses too much weight as if weighing more equates to being healthier.


Terri said...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
This verse came to mind as I was praying for you this morning and this journey that you must walk in His guidance - trusting the Great Physician and the Great Provider as He makes straight your path. Love you!

Judy Bleau said...

Insurance does not make sense :-( Praying for your strength in Him.

Mindy said...

Dealing with health insurance companies is incredibly frustrating! It is also hard to deal with the medical establishment sometimes as they are firmly entrenched in some of their thinking and are not willing to look at alternative or complimentary treatments for patients. You are an amazing advocate for KK. I will continue to pray for strength and wisdom for you and healing for KK.