• Met oncologist today for the 1st time... I LOVE HIM! He's VERY OPTIMISTIC!

    Asked by HearMeRoar on Friday, January 25, 2013

    Met oncologist today for the 1st time... I LOVE HIM! He's VERY OPTIMISTIC!

    So great, never expected to feel so UP after my first appointment with the oncologist. He says it is very treatable and he's planning for a cure. He said the lymph nodes "lighting up" could very well be because I had surgery 2 weeks ago. He said even with node involvement it is very treatable. I asked if he said that to all his patients and he said no.... he said he doesn't make a practice of giving false hope. Hooray! I am gonna hold onto this hope as long as possible!! Thanks for the support all.

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    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      What stage? Unless you're Stage IV BC can be "cured", however the higher the stage the higher the chances for recurrence. If you want the stats per stage, I'll share. I'm glad you're hopeful, apparently a good attitude helps a lot (they don't know why). I just like knowing the facts.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Congratulation on finding an Oncologist you like. He will be with you for some time so having a good working relationship is important. So is a positive outlook. I would not pay much attention to stats as they are all at least 5 years old and everyone is and individual. In any case the stats can be beat I have personally been on the 5% side of the stat 5 times in a row. Good Luck!!!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Glad you love your oncologist....the first time I met my oncologist, he spent almost 2 hours with me and my DH....and almost 7 years later, I'm still fond of him......Wishing you an easy time as you go through this journey

      almost 4 years ago
    • TinaJacques' Avatar

      That's great! :) I love my oncologist too! It's important to have a good relationship with your oncologist :)

      almost 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      As Tina said, having a doc you trust in your corner is only going to help you. A positive outlook makes it that much easier for you to fight. And I wish you much success in that batle.

      almost 4 years ago
    • SMT4's Avatar

      Positive thoughts make all the world of difference hold on to what he said and see it already happening!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Laureen's Avatar

      It's great to find a dr you can work with. I found mine by asking my gynecologist, when he brought up the fact that I'd need one, to whom would you send your wife, should she be in my shoes."

      My oncologist is no Marcus Welby (ok, I'm dating myself), but he is very smart (he has as many letters after his name as are in Alphabet Soup!) If I used niceness as a qualifier, I'd look for a friend not a doctor.

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      It's awesome to have an Oncologist you can trust completely. I'm a big fan of mine as well. I wouldn't worry too much about statictics because they don't apply to you. Sounds like you're in a good spot. Good luck with your treatment!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I found that the confidence my Oncologist had the first time we met made my worries and doubts melt. I had been online for 2 months before I could get an appointment, reading all the numbers. According to that I wasn't going to make it. When I seen him, he looked down my throat, found the malignant tonsil and when I was asking how bad, how soon before it comes back, etc. He just said, "this is nothing, we got this, we do this everyday".

      So I agree, the positive attitude and confidence he has will go a long way in curing or helping you. Mind and body.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      That is great!! Exactly hold on to that hope....

      over 3 years ago
    • Steph921's Avatar

      That's wonderful! I have an onc that I love as well and the outcome has been fantastic! Good luck to you and keep up the great attitude!!

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I am so happy that you love your oncologist. I adore both of mine and their teams. Realism with a heavy dose of optimism is the best.

      over 3 years ago

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