Nov 05, 2013 - 1:19 pm
I am SO frustrated! I have called several oncologists in my area, in hopes of getting an appointment and all of them have told me the same thing. Unless I am currently diagnosed with cancer, they will not schedule me. Furthermore, most of them make me feel stupid for even asking, when they say things like, "we only see cancer patients...we are oncologists". Well, no s***!!
It's been suggested to me by several fellow survivors on this forum, that I should seek care with an oncologist to ensure I am getting the best care possible. I can't manage to get past the receptionist. What am I doing wrong??
I am currently scheduled with my urologist for my first post-op 6 month scan, a chest x-ray, later this month but would rather have a CT or even a PET scan. Unfortunately, my doctor doesn't think those other scans are warranted. At the very least, I'd like a second opinion but, no one will see me.