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When doctors disagree was posted 09/29/2009 08:02 pm by Christine
E-mail Address: cmshrimp@aol.com

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As I've stated in recent posts, I had whipple in Feb of this year for NET. Everything seemed to be going well, no further treatment was needed. Had O-scan which showed nothing :) Than in July I had my follow-up CT scan, which showed 2 small masses in liver. Had the needle liver biopsy done twice, both came back as non-diagnostic. Since I'm only 29 my oncologist said he doesn't want to take any chances and suggested I get an open biopsy, so he had me meet with my original surgeon again (which I did tonight). Surgeon thinks doing the open biopsy is the wrong idea. He said we should just watch tumor and not do anything else until if/when it changes. I have also found out that the masses have been there since day one, so I'm not sure why we're just now worrying about them..but then again, I guess not all doctors are worried. How am I supposed to decide which one to listen to? I'm so glad I'm scheduled for a second opinion in a few weeks with a NET specialist. Still, how do I decide what's the right decision?

I feel so frustrated and scared. What if they're wrong? I know the negative O-scan is a good sign, but some doctors are worried it's the cancer, I don't know what to do! Sorry this is so long, and thanks for allowing me to vent.

God Bless, Christine

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