Your Medical Team
While it may be easier to go to someone close to your house, is that the best doctor in the area? Now is not the time to stay in your comfort zone. Now is the time to fight a foe that doesn’t fight fair, is sneaky and ruthless.
You need the best doctor you can find.
If you have a large teaching hospital or even better, a cancer center near you, go there for at least an opinion on your case and your future care. If this location is far from you, get a protocol set up and work in conjunction with your local doctor. Many doctors do this.
A good doctor is not afraid of you getting a second opinion. In fact, they should welcome it. It is very important for you to get a second opinion because you want to make sure that nothing gets overlooked.
If this was a toenail fungus you were dealing with, any dermatologist would do. But this is your life. Accept only the best. If you are in a rural area, travel to the best cancer center nearest you to get the proper protocol and then work with your local doctor in conjunction with the doctor’s plan from the cancer center.
Your care does not stop at the oncologist. Please see the doctor list to help you assemble your team.