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Not sure what to do now was posted 04/30/2004 09:06 am by Denise
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I have read all of the messages posted so far and called my mom to share the info. I am getting a little frustrated because my mom wasn't very open to the idea of a second opinion and she didn't want to rain on my dad's parade since this good news has brightened his spirits a bit. She gave me the green light to contact their oncologist for more info and I plan to do that. The problem here is that dad is seeing a local oncologist, not one that specializes in PC. We live an hour from Chicago Northwestern Memorial Hospital and dad does not want to drive that far for chemo treatments (he did originally go there for diagnosis). I feel so torn - should I keep my mouth shut and let mom and dad decide for themselves what is best or push them to get a second opinion? I just known that there is a wealth of info on this board, not to mention first hand experience, and it is hard to turn a blind eye. My parents do not use the internet eventhough I told them about this site. They seem content on trusting their current doctor. I on the other hand want to help them fight the fight as best I can! Thanks again for all of the info, I very much appreciate it.

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