Jan 29, 2014 - 10:07 am
My husband underwent a FSA biopsy of the para aortic node yesterday. This was after receiving elevated LDH blood test, elevated liver enzymes and two CTs showing bilateral enlarged pretracheal, axillary nodes and "prominent retroperitoneal, porta hepatis and para aortic lymphadenopathy." He also has an enlarged spleen.
The oncologist we met with before the biopsy has told us it is most likely some kind of lymphoma. We should have the results of the biopsy by Friday. I am not looking for "is this cancer" help because I know that you all can't tell me that.
What I am trying to find out is how did you go about getting a second opinion? If the oncologist his primary care sent him to recommends a particular course of treatment, we obviously will want someone to confirm that what she recommends is the right way to go. Did you seek referrals from friends? Online? Does insurance cover a visit for a second opinion? If the results are what we are anticipating, we need to be able to move quickly to get the 2nd opinion.
Thanks for any help. Luckily, we are about an hour outside of Boston so great medical care is within reach.