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    Beaner54 asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    I was reading the pet peeves blog and not sure where to respond.

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      Lynne-I-Am

      Beaner54, have you already consulted a proctologist? We can not leave it up to just our onchologists to follow through on medical care that may or may not be related to our initial treatment. If you get no satisfaction from one doctor, take the bull by the horns and seek another. You deserve better.

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      Lynne, I have not seen a proctologist but do see a colorectal surgeon every 6 months and contact him in between when needed. Is there a significant difference in the two? I was diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer in 2012 ... 8 months after the uterine cancer diagnosis and surgery. Had hemi-colectomy but did not need adjuvant treatment like after my uterine surgery
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      I see a medical oncologist, Gyn oncologist, primary doctor and an Endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism. Also was under short term care with a thoracic surgeon after lung surgery to remove a malignant nodule (uterine cancer had metastasized.)

      So there are lots of blocks on my calendar filled with follow up app'ts.
      LOL but there are lots of players on my team - but seemingly no coach. and that takes me
      back to the "pet peeve blog". :) Thanks for listening

      4 days ago
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      No, there is not a difference between the two. Proctologists was the name given to doctors who dealt with issues of the anus, rectum, and bowel in my day ( guess I am showing my age ). I found out they refer to them as colorectal surgeons nowadays. But, that does not mean you can not get a second opinion if your present doctor is unable to help your condition. Perhaps this is something that will be chronic but a second or third opinion may give you hope and a resolving of the issue.

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