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Our 2nd opinion at Thomas Jeff was posted 03/30/2010 08:35 pm by ReBecca
E-mail Address: JJKutch@aol.com

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Joe and I are back from our trip to Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia. last week we went to JH and saw Dr. Wolfgang (we put that 'update' on the discussion board last week). At Thomas Jefferson, we saw Dr. Eugene Kennedy. Prior to meeting him,we gave his nurse the scans that were taken at John Hopkins last week. The scans and write up said that there was no mestasis. At any rate, Dr. Kennendy entered the room kind of solemn. We did the ususal introductions. His demeanor was a bit unnerving to say the least. He went on to say that he viewed the scans and felt that in one slice of one view of the JH scans, he felt he saw a spot in the liver. He said he was hoping he was wrong, but he looked at it a few different ways and felt it was definitely there. He said if there is no spot, he would consider operating soon. He does not feel that chemo and radiation before surgery is worth it. He said he would suggest that for after surgery. Soooo...needless to say, we got out in the hall and were on the phone to JH. They said they would review the scans again and get back to us. They doubted very much that it was read wrong since they had Dr. Fishman (apparently the best radiologist in the nation) read them. They were also reviewed in front of a group of 50 physicians. So...now we wait and see what the bottom line is. To say we are a nervous wreck is an understatement.

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