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Troy,If it is all possible get a second opinion.Take a note pad with the
questions on it,that you want him to answer.You have a right to get all the
facts.You really need confidence in a doctor to enable a succesful
conclusion.But do seek the opinion of another doctor.Frank C







----- Original Message -----
From: Troy Isreal <Tisreal@firstrepublic.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 12:37 AM
Subject: [MOL] Questions Arise about Alternative Medicines -Reply


> Dear MOLERS,
> My friend went to see her oncologist today for the first time today.
> From our discussion, its my impression that he did not give her all
> the facts about her disease and what will be required of her to fight
> it.  Again, this is a first for me and my friend, so maybe he was just
> being sensitive and will let her know more in the future.  My friend
> is a woman in her very early 30s.  The doctor said that Chemo would be
> a good idea and asked if she wanted to use a decatheter.  Does anyone
> use one of these to take their Chemo? And if so, what are the pros and
> cons? He also began to solicit her participation in a research drug.
> He didin't use the words clinical trial so I'm not sure what it is
> exactly.  Also, he didn't tell her what stage her cancer was in.  From
> all of the literature I've read, it's stage 3.  Again, is this normal.
>  I feel as if there's a train coming down the track going 90 miles and
> hour and he's not letting her know that its coming.  I would
> appreciate your help in  trying again to get a little perspective.
> Thanx.
> Troy
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