• CHEMO PILLS and radiation before 2nd opinion??

    Asked by Flowers55 on Saturday, May 25, 2013

    CHEMO PILLS and radiation before 2nd opinion??

    Shock to find out she has j-pouch cancer -(ER in pain) oncologist she saw calls it rectal but really not sure what to call it. Wants to start her on chemo and radiation B4 she gets 2nd opinion June 7th with Drs she trusts and NCI group - next week we go to clinic following her for the last 19 years - had PET scan 2 yrs ago - Her worry is should she starrt the chemo pills before the 2nd opinion - I have a problem with that - and we both prefer Hopkins where her orig surgery for UC was done and they have the Sidney Kimmel Inst.where the appt is June 7th

    2 Answers from the Community

    • SueRae1's Avatar

      June 7th is only 2 weeks away, I say wait and go to Hopkins, I don't think it will effect anything, based on my experience it will take a week + to set up a treatment plan under the best of circumstances, and you know and trust the oncology team at Hopkins.

      over 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      I agree with @SueRae1 - wait till she sees her known experts. 2 weeks shouldn't make a difference. You don't want her is a situation that might compromise what her JH drs want to do.

      over 4 years ago

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