I saw the smallest roll of eyes when I mentioned HIPEC and she basically blew it off. At that point I decided that I NEED a second (actually it will be a third) opinion. My loving daughter-in-law is a nurse practitioner for a gastro doc. She took my first intital CT scan to a cancer doctor in her group and he charted for her the steps he would take for my case. My oncologist at first agreed that these were the same but she (now that I think back on it) totally glossed over the HIPEC suggestion.
Robino1 wrote:Can the oncologist suggest a surgeon?
God I am so lost in this maze.
Writingdoc2 wrote:Hi Robin,
I agree with Lee that it's often necessary to interview surgeons rather than oncs when it comes to HIPEC. If you're located in Pennsylvania, I would recommend talking to Dr. Bartlett. He is an experienced HIPEC surgeon and it appears he offers free phone consultations which is wonderful.
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