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Can you please tell me why god allows my husband to suffer horrible pain from lung cancer and cancerous tumors on his spine?
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
14 doctors agree
In brief: He can get help
I am sorry to hear of your husbands pain and how it is impacting his quality of life.
I would highly receommend that he see his physician and possibly someone from pain and palliative care. We have a wide array of medicines to control pain. Radiation may also be an appropriate option depending on the circumstance. I hope he feels better soon.

In brief: He can get help
I am sorry to hear of your husbands pain and how it is impacting his quality of life.
I would highly receommend that he see his physician and possibly someone from pain and palliative care. We have a wide array of medicines to control pain. Radiation may also be an appropriate option depending on the circumstance. I hope he feels better soon.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Michael DePietro
It is true that there are a number of treatments available to help control your husbands pain . On another note, as to the direct question as to why God allows people to suffer, that is a religious question that is difficult to answer in this forum. Doctors struggle with it as well. It might be helpful to talk with the clergy and fellow believers, or even a hospital chaplain
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Theology; not medica
Defining "higher power" is hard, and being angry at suffering and death is human.
I hope and pray you and your husband can get relief and peace now, and when his suffering is past, you will mourn and find comfort from his life. God is not suffering and pain, but love, beauty, justice and fairness. Evil exists in pain and denying comfort to the afflicted. Find help at hospice!

In brief: Theology; not medica
Defining "higher power" is hard, and being angry at suffering and death is human.
I hope and pray you and your husband can get relief and peace now, and when his suffering is past, you will mourn and find comfort from his life. God is not suffering and pain, but love, beauty, justice and fairness. Evil exists in pain and denying comfort to the afflicted. Find help at hospice!
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Is God your Father?
These are very, very difficult questions.
Since i had my first child, though, i think i understand god better. Remember when your child wanted ice cream? So you gave him some. But then he wanted more, and you said no? Was that because you did not love him? No. It was because you knew more than he did, and even though not having more ice cream seemed bad, looking back, it was not so serious.

In brief: Is God your Father?
These are very, very difficult questions.
Since i had my first child, though, i think i understand god better. Remember when your child wanted ice cream? So you gave him some. But then he wanted more, and you said no? Was that because you did not love him? No. It was because you knew more than he did, and even though not having more ice cream seemed bad, looking back, it was not so serious.
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