Our expert says:
Dear Stressed wife
What stage of cancer was he diagnosed with? If he has metastatic cancer (outside of the lungs) it is unlikely that he can be declared "healthy". Discuss with the oncologist - they will probably have "standard" follow up tests that they do. I am sure if you explain your concerns to the oncologist that he will not resent your questions on whether he feels that there are extra tests that needs to be done. Ask him to explain the prognosis to you too - if your husband is going to get sicker no matter what they do, it is not worth getting into debt for extensive tests that will not make a difference in his treatment or prognosis in the end. Rather use the money then to make the time left to him comfortable and enjoyable.
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