Oct 29, 2011 - 3:56 am
My mom was diagnosed at the end of July and finished treatment at UCSF on Oct. 6th.
Initial staging is adenocarcinoma- t3n1m0, stage 3
She went through 5 once/ week chemo- cisplatin and taxol + 23 daily radiation treatments.
All the oncologists and doctors at UCSF have been phenomenal! Absolutely top notch at the Hellen Diller Cancer Center. We met with her surgeon today and he has completed 35 esophagectomies this year. I have no reason to doubt the level of care at UCSF, but would like to explore meeting with Dr. nguyen at UC Irvine.
Any thoughts on the two cancer centers and surgical experience?
She has MediCal and I'm not sure how much more time we have to spare, since we are at the 3 week post treatment point now. I feel like time is pressing...
What is the average "wait time" of folks here pre-MIE surgery?
Do you think I have enough time to explore Dr. Nguyen while jumping through MediCal hoops?
Her pet scan is scheduled for next week, FYI.
Thanks so much for your insight!!