This is on behalf of a Fellow nurse, (in the profession for 33 yrs). She suffered and on the job injury resulting in a knee replacement. X-rays show the knee surgery is flawless. Continual pain. Hip x-ray shows possible bone CA.
She is likely going to loose her comp benefits because of this. She has no other insurance, being out of work due to the original injury. She cannot afford Dx immaging or Bx. She believes dx to be CA.
She will not seek Dx as she cannot afford to treat. Without a definitive Dx she can't get into even a study that may provide some form of Tx.
Says better not to know if can't afford to treat. BUT she thinks it is CA. So her mind set is not blissful ignorance thinking that she is healthy instead it is terror.
Seems like a nurse of so many years service should get some consideration.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get care/dx for her. Any knowledge of studies available to her anything??? Please!