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Liver Mets After ec

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Liver Mets After ec

by Marge on Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:00 AM

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Husband finished Chemo for EC in April. Now has several spots (mets) on his liver. Not happy with our medonc's prognosis we are going to Duke University next monday for a second opinion. Does anyone have any experience with this? Suggestions for questions to ask, possible treatments or thoughts on this subject? Any input will be greatfully accepted, Marge

Hello Marge. I'm a Duke Cancer Survivor

by Lea55 on Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:00 AM

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I left a message for you on another post you made recently. Can't remember where though! Maybe you can find it. Let me know how it goes at Duke. I had endometrial cancer, though. Just tell the docs at Duke that you are there for the second opinions and hopefully they can help your husband somehow. Duke is great. I go back every three months for checkups. The big surgical oncology clinic is kind of crowded, but once you get through that, you learn the ropes and get to go to the "nicer" parts of the cancer clinic. Nicer means less crowded to me! You just check in (sometimes there's a bit of a line, but it moves). Then you wait til they call you for your vital signs, then you wait til they take you to your exam room. They give you directions for everywhere you need to go there, but what I do is get the front desk to call for "transport", where they bring a wheelchair and take the patient wherever they need to go. There's no charge, and it's very helpful. You can ask for transport when you walk in the lobby of the medical center, too. There's a nice food court, but I get lost finding it. I just take snacks with me. Lots of people do that. I ate in the food court on Monday, though. Wanted to try it out. There are plenty of places to stay overnight nearby, and you just have to ask the hosp. people who deal with that. There are special places, like Caring House or something like that, if you want a nice place, and only patients and family stay there, and I think there's a reduced rate. Just find out where to ask.Keep me posted.
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