• One hospital says I have 1 LUMP and the other 3 LUMPS and I do not know who to believe? Surgeons will talk to each other

    Asked by Tighthead on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    One hospital says I have 1 LUMP and the other 3 LUMPS and I do not know who to believe? Surgeons will talk to each other

    I found both Thoracic Surgeons know & worked with each other, but are not allowed to discuss my case with each other?

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    3 Answers from the Community

    • susie81610's Avatar
      susie81610

      If I was you I would go have another test done somewhere else. While you are out finding a new Dr. Never trust 2 doctors who used to work together. Go find a new one who does not know either one of the others. Are they reading the same films/tests or do they each have their own? Really do your homework.
      Good luck to you.
      Susie

      about 5 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar
      CarolLHRN

      I agree with Susie. I would go get a third opinion. Your insurance will cover this. I have never heard of 2 doctors that can't speak to each other. Seems more like a personal issue that a professional issue. My case has been discussed with many doctors to make sure that I am on the regimen. It has even been presented at the Tumor Board twice and all doctors who have privileges at my hospital have heard my case and discuss it. Something just doesn't seem right.

      about 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Ditto on the above answers, it's your body, your lumps, you have the right to know what the H*** is going on. Make demands, ask for the results of both tests already done, you or your insurance company is paying for it. Take those tests to have iterpreted by someone else, or a whole test done over. I had a cat scan done on my lumps in my neck last time, the results were that they were nothing to be concerned with, after a needle biopsy they were found to be malignant.
      Good luck in your treatments and procedures, hope they are smooth and easy for you!

      about 5 years ago

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