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    Should I ask for another doctor?

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      DeanaBeana

      I think a person should feel comfortable with their doctor. If one is not comfortable they may hesitate to ask questions or ask for help if they have any problems. Which may not give you the attention you may need. If he feels the same then I'd change doctors for sure.

      about 4 years ago
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      ogtxaggiemom

      First it is the patient's decision - but if he feels this way then he can ask to see the other doctor...it is your fiance's health which is more important then maybe hurting someone's feelings. There are alot of people in this world that we feel comfortable with and there are also a few that we don't...it happens to us all. This is a very important time in both of your lifes...do what makes him feel the best about himself and his health. We really liked my husband's radiation oncologist (he was young but had great bedside manners). At first we were not sure about his regular oncologist. We understood very early on that most patients with Esophageal Cancer do not live long and we let him know that we understood this. At first he was somewhat standoffish but as time passed he became more comfortable with us and now we have a great relationship with him. We know he is trying everything he can to give my husband the best medical care available and also he is honest with us about the future. We feel very blessed by the team of people who are working together to get us through this journey. Please remember that your doctor sometimes tries not like to get too attached to his patients.

      about 4 years ago
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      BLBragg

      My husband's oncologist is very young and also very professional. He never once addressed me other than to acknowledge my presence in the room when we went for chemotherapy. When we wrote "Destination Cancer Free," he was the only one who did not want his "real name" used. Having to deal with a physician's personality can be frustrating, after all you are already under enough pressure and stress. I think you need to determine if your fiance is comforatble with him or not. And whether or not the doctor has a good success rate with treating this type of cancer. Then you and your fiance should make your decision. Being comfortable with your doctor is important.

      about 4 years ago
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