LoraCF wrote:If there's one thing we've learned in our so-far two years of dealing with the Cancer Agency here in B.C,, it is that you MUST be your own advocate and never blindly trust anyone.
vancouver, surrey, abbotsford, kelowna, victoria, prince george ?????? ...... WHICH BCCA ???
YES be your own advocate
NO don't take their "word" as WORD ! all the time
NEVER take surgical advice
from an ONC !!!! unless they are board certified SURGICAL oncologists ... most are not
( AND never take medical oncology advice from a radiologist, never take radiology advice from a surgeon ... JUST to be complete here ! )
EACH have their own specialty ... to which they should confine their remarks and advice ...
UNLESS their opinions are requested outside their areas of expertise.
get a second opinion
get a third opinion and IF they ALL disagree ... GET A FOURTH opinion !
My Life = MY choice ... BUTT I have to have ALL the options and all the info, and then I will decide.
( PM me if you need / can supply more specifics. I have personal experience @ Vanc / Kelowna / Surrey )