May 03, 2002 - 5:43 pm
My name is Karen. After her surgery to remove growing cysts on her lung my mom was told she had a rare form of cancer and 2/3rds of her lungs an part of her lymph nodes were removed. They tell us they got it in time and they removed it all. The doctors say it didn't spread, thank God. But her doctor is the type who believes he never makes a mistake. He just sent her home (about a week ago) after the surgery with no future plans of chemo or any preventative measures. We are not comfortable with her just being sent home with the attitude "we got it all". Others including nurses say my mom should be getting follow up care in the form of chemo or radiation. I don't know how to go about to find the best oncologists. We want my mom to go to the best oncologist around to verify the cancer is gone. I hope you can help me. I am not experienced with the internet other than email. Is there phone numbers I can call or specific steps I need to take to find who to go to as soon as possible. Because this is the first time our family is dealing with cancer if you can help me I would truly appreciate it.