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    Celebration (Anniversary): Two years ago today I got a call from the emergency room doctor that I had seen a few days prior. It went something like this, "So sorry to have to do this to you right before Christmas but you have cancer". Adding cancer to the business of life certainly made the last two years extra challenging. But I am still her living life and that is what matters. Last night we had a small holiday celebration with neighbors from four houses on our street. A cancer survivor lives in three of the four houses. We toasted kicking cancer's XXX and the joy of good friends.

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      BoiseB

      So happy for your survivorship. I bad news at Eastertime (my favorite holiday) The next Easter was the best Easter of my life.

      about 1 month ago
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    jcunningham asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Oncologist or Primary Care Physician

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      BoiseB

      I am fortunate that I am in a Medical system that works as a team. If my oncologist sees something that he believes is not cancer related he refers it to my PCP who refers to a specialist. At times this is a conference call. My PCP always gets results of my annual CT-scan.

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I depend on my medical oncologist for everything. But, I still am in active treatment and see him every 2 weeks. Nonetheless, whatever ails me is brought to his attention first. He refers me where I need to go.

      about 1 month ago
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      BarbarainBham

      I would ask both doctors. If you're afraid of irritating the Oncologist, just ask briefly if pain in your leg could be anything cancer-related. That gives her an out to say to go to the PCP or Rheumatologist, etc.

      I would call and leave a message if you aren't seeing them soon. If you have lymphedema in the same leg, start with the Oncologist. You may need physical therapy. Best wishes.

      about 1 month ago