— A physician is baffled by the bizarre behavior of doctors who are seeing patients who are not suffering from cancer but rather have the condition due to the “vicious cycle” of chemotherapy.
“This is not uncommon.
We see patients with multiple diagnoses and multiple treatments.
The fact that we don’t see that we have a cure is mystifying,” said Dr. Jeffrey Zivago of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Zivago said the patient’s symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, or diarrhea.
He said the symptoms have been going on for years and he is puzzled by the unusual behavior.
In a case in Colorado, the patient, whose condition was not known, was admitted to the ICU last week and was found to have a rare form of cancer.
A few weeks ago, he was released and returned to his family, who then gave him the best treatment they could find, according to a statement by the state medical board.
The board said the board decided to move ahead with the patient because of the rare nature of his condition and the need to make a diagnosis quickly.
The medical board is investigating the patient and will make a recommendation on the cause of death on Friday.
The Associated Press