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she will need to meet with her GP doctor and bring medical records with her to see her doctor
she will need to be referred to see a NHS oncologist and radiation oncologist to review her case for treatment.
her primary care doctor can prescribe her pain medications
she needs to be referred to see a radiation oncology doctor to be considered for palliative radiation therapy to her spine to help shrink her cancer and decrease pain
I am a doctor in the USA here to help answer medical questions.
she needs to have her NHS renewed if she wants treatment in the UK
I am glad we could talk by phone.
best of luck to your sister
she is young at age 50 for multiple myeloma.
once her disease is better controlled and her pain is better, you can then decide if you want to transfer her to the UK for consideration of bone marrow transplantation for her multiple myeloma to try to cure her of this plasma cell cancer.
that is not true
osteoporosis doesn't keep patients from getting radiation therapy
I am a radiation oncology doctor.
radiation is expensive. that could be why they don't want her to have radiation therapy