• Does Cancer Progress?

    Asked by Gizz on Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Does Cancer Progress?

    Has anyone had their cancer progess while they were waiting for a appointment to get in to see the next doctor. Then proceed to the next step of testing and all the procedures that they want. Making sure they dot all their i's and form a plan? It is frustrating knowing I was first told I had colon cancer 3 months ago and now I have to wait a month longer to get in and see a Pulmonary doctor, then to have a bronchoscopy schedule before I go back to see the radiation doctor and who knows when I will see the Surgeon again.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I know it's frustrating, but that seems to be how it goes. I had to wait a month and a half to see my first oncologist after my biopsy was done. After that a scan was done, the surgery to take out the malignant tonsil was scheduled, then things started moving. It's painfully slow in the beginning sometimes.

      4 months ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Generally it depends on the grade, but as an oncology nurse I can tell you that it does not progress that fast. A lot of cancers take 10 years before they are found. Better to wait until all the data is in. Best of luck to you.

      4 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      You can always ask your oncologist to contact the pulmonologist for an expedited appointment. Every doctor has slots set aside for urgent referrals. Also, you can ask the scheduler at the pulmonogist's office to be placed on their cancellation list.

      Lymphoma is different, but I went from stage I to stage IV while waiting for a correct diagnosis. All that was 11 years ago now.

      4 months ago
    • Gizz's Avatar
      Gizz

      All your answers has me a little more at ease. I just want the testing to be over and to start kicking butt.

      4 months ago

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