SCENARIO 1

Elderly Parent Diagnosed With Cancer

Your 82 year old father just was told by his doctor in  Florida that he had a pancreatic mass.  He went to a local surgeon who was hesitant to treat him. He is not  sure he wants anything done, but you want him to get  the best available treatment.

He is getting many different viewpoints from his primary doctor, his cardiologist, the surgeon and various family members.  He needs a plan to figure out whom to see and what to do.