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    KC49 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    is it too late for a second opinion

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      KC49

      thanks for all your advice, not sure what I am going to do but I will keep all suggestions in mind.

      7 months ago
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      @GregP_WN. We disagree. It doesnt mean anything terrible. Bet we could still have a beer and some laughs and be on good terms, ya know?

      I would not expect a doctor to refer a patient to anyone who he thought might disagree with him. Perhaps you've noticed that on of the lines on many office questionaires is who referred the patient. Personally, I believe there is a defense system between doctors and that too many will simply back each other up despite the consequences to the patient.

      I mentioned a surgeon I had run across who did not understand left and right. Another doctor told me "In all fairness, he was looking at your left and not his left." I did not let the defending surgeon cut me up either.

      Actors neednt have any education but they manage to figure out the difference between stage left and their personal left. Sometimes stupid simply is what it is and defending it is even more stupid.

      For myself, when I want more than one medical opinion, I seek them out completely independently of each other.

      7 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      KC49, i hope you aren't offended, but I read your Profile and saw that you listed you are Stage IV (I am also). Because of that, I want to encourage you to call and go to a NIH-associated cancer center now to see what else is available for you. Clinical trials make available drugs and treatments while they are being researched that haven't yet been approved for the public.

      Since it may take time to get an appointment, it's best to call for an appointment now while you are stable, and find out your options. Then if your health changes, you'll have a plan. Best wishes.

      7 months ago
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    what about you? You are recurrent , does that mean your initial stage was lower? If so what was your chemo/treatment and what did it do for you?

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      Unfortunately, the first diagnosis was stage IV . Folfox4 was my first and second protocol. First time, it gave me 9 months break. Second time, 1.5 years. Then fulfiri which was so harsh on my body so, i am now back on folfox4.

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