• new onconlogist

    Asked by spcgrad on Sunday, February 17, 2013

    new onconlogist

    my onconlogist is closing up shop very soon, trying to decide if I should get a whole new treatment team, or find go with one of his reccomendations.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear spcgrad,

      My thinking would be that if you liked and respected your oncologist's judgement that you go with his recommendation. If you weren't too wild about him, then this is an opp for you to locate someone else-you might want to try and see if there's a teaching hospital nearby (or a medical school with a Hematology/Oncology Department). But if you and your Oncologist shared a good relationship, he's going to want to leave you in capable hands.

      Best wishes,

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Hello and welcome to WhatNext. Are you happy with your current Oncologist? Is your treatment going as well as you think it should? If you answer yse to bioth of thiose questions then you can just go with the recomendation. However, you may want to look at this as an opportunity to "shop" around for a new Oncologist and use what you have learned to get the best fit for you. I see you are stage IV colon cancer like me. That means you are probably one of the more challenging cases and you might want to look at Oncologists from hospitals or treatment centers associates with research facilities in your area as they can provide access to the latest treatment options and drug trials if you should need them. I would also recomned meeting with a few Onclogists and interviewing them to see what they recomend in the way of different treatments. As you probably already know your relationship with your Oncologist is an important one and you need someone you are comfotable with, who will take the time ou need so that you understand what is going on and how he plans to treat and cure you. Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Why make it harder on yourself than it needs to be. If he is recommending an associate who can pick up where he left off, I would go with that.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Make an appointment to see the doctor that your oncologist recommends. If you don't get good vibes or feel that you will not be able to collaborate well with the new team, then find a team that works for you. My kidney oncologist accepted a position at a different hospital and left at the end of August. I made an appointment to see his replacement and meet the new team. Several people in the oncology department (I am also being treated for TNBC), had very good things to say about the new guy. I set up an appointment and when DH and I met him, we immediately felt comfortable with the new team. If i hadn't I would have been looking for a new team or followed my oncologist who opened an office an hour from where I live and was willing to work with my breast oncologist.

      over 3 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      I think that if you have a good relationship with you regular oncologist, then I would go with who he recommends. Hopefully you can develop a good trusting relationship with your new oncologist. Best of luck to you!

      over 3 years ago
    • cindywho's Avatar

      Go with one of his recommendations. My onconlogist went back to his hometown. So he recommended me to his colleagues and I am so happy that he did. I didn't want to start all over again. Very happy with all of my doctors. Hope you do the same and go with what your doctor wants you to do??? Good Luck!!! Cindy Burnett colorectal cancer survivor 4 years. Sherburn MN

      over 3 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      I'd go with one of his recommendations.

      over 3 years ago

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