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Reply was posted 08/23/2014 11:54 pm by Anonymous
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Have the doc order a CT Scan both with AND without contrast. To do this they will put an IV in, then start the scan, then about midway through radiation dye will be released to better visualize the organs. Once it is read you'll know more. Also, have it done at a larger hospital, a teaching hospital preferably. Also, once it's read get a copy of the scan on CT and contact one of the big hospitals that specialize in PC and send it to them for a second opinion. Your kids could qualify to be in a familial study (as could you) and there they would be a part of the study AND monitored for PC, too.

Oh, and your general family doctor can order the CT scan. If the GI doc is messing around with scopes first, then go to your family physician and have them give your son the order. As you already know, PC is nothing to waste time with.

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