The short of it:
When they say "there is nothing we can do" you find other ways to do it.
A little more:
My mom, Jan, has had cancer for 6 years now, with times of remission in between, and has been healing herself with a combination of western and holistic medicine. What started as anal cancer moved to her lung and her liver. She had chemo and targeted radiation to remove the anal cancer and through healthy living and alternative medicine she was able to shrink the tumors on her liver until they were gone. The lung tumour continued to grow and she eventually had 2/3 of her right lung removed to eradicate the leftover cancer. However, this surgery was extremely hard on her body and immune system and the tumours on her liver soon reappeared, but larger and in greater numbers. The western doctors now say there is nothing more that can be done for her liver (the only place left with cancer). The family disagrees. We are raising money to help pay for alternative treatments not covered by health care, treatments we believe will heal her liver as they have done so in the past. But they are not cheap. One treatment, an immunology treatment called Rigvir, is $39,952.26 a year. This does not include any of the supplementary treatments we are also trying.
The journey has begun and to be able to provide my mom with all of the treatments she needs is the only thing we could ask for. To be able to help her heal so that she may live out many more long years with her family, friends, and the beloved animals that love her and count on her - that is the only thing that matters. She is beautiful inside and out and continuously staying positive throughout it all. She has dedicated her life to saving others through working as a nurse and growing a CPR training and AED company from the ground up, helping everyone she can while she does it. She is an inspiration to every person she talks to and is a fighter. With your help we can all fight a little harder for her and we can give her the years of happiness and help she deserves. And we, as her family, and her friends, would be forever grateful.