May 01, 2013 - 11:13 pm
Hi everyone. My dad was diagnosed with stage IV this past friday. We were just told that he has mets to his liver as well. We want to get started with chemo as soon as possible. Had our first consult with an oncologist today and was not impressed with the guy at all. Definitely did not give us any hope. Said they were testing for HER2 as well. Our initial consult was at the hillman cancer center in Pittsburgh, PA with Dr Ohr. We would like to have another consult ASAP, but not sure we'd get a different treatment plan offered at the same place with a different oncologist. That would be option 1. Some others include Dr. Lukitich as well as Dr. Sun. The other option would be something like a second opinion at John Hopkins. We have a lot of things in our heads, but no clear path forward at this point. All we know is that we need to get my dad on a treatment plan ASAP. I would really appreciate everyone's help/guidance on the above - any experience with either institution, the specific oncologists, etc. Thank you very much.