Feb 24, 2006 - 4:22 am
Sorry if this is the wrong place for this post but can't figure out where else to post.
My father (66 yrs old) was recently diagnosed with intestinal cancer. We are having problems getting to see oncologists and surgeons, wondering how fast is treatment & meeting with Docs usually accomplished?
He was diagnosed on 2/16 as per colonoscopy and endoscope, we managed to convince the attending to get the MRI "rushed" so we got it done on 2/21.
How quickly should these meetings with doctors be happening? I realize it's a huge system but wonder if we are being firm enough about getting treatment. At this point we don't even know what stage/prognosis because we haven't even seen the oncologist.
Any input would be appreciated.