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    Decision Point (Choosing my Oncologist): In the week of waiting on the diagnosis, we had confided in my PCP, OBGYN, and general surgeon to see who they suggested as an oncologist. Everyone was in agreement that I should see Dr. Anthony Stephens at Oncology Hematology Associates (OHA). So I made an appointment and met with him to discuss options. The whole family, again, was there with me. He basically told us that he had never seen this type of cancer and he did not know how to treat, but he would be more than happy to send us somewhere that had and if they would give him a treatment plan he would follow it to a tee. We immediately said we wanted to go to MD Anderson in Houston Texas. He said okay that's fine we will get a referral in right away.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Deaconess could not comfirm a certain cancer diagnosis, so they sent the specimens off to Mayo Clinic and they said 'probable leiomyosarcoma'. I went to see Dr. Vassy, the general surgeon for an office visit to explain some options. In between that appointment and the diagnosis being confirmed I had a PET scan. The PET scan showed liver metastasis, with at least 4 spots, and an area on my right adnexa. On March 16, the confirmation was made that I had 'probable Leiomyosarcoma' with liver metastasis.

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