We are not sure how extensive. It just said on his notes MRI plus lymph node. I have not been in with my Dad. When he was told he had pca Mum waited in the waiting room as he didn't want anybody in with him.... we weren't expecting the diagnosis! Since then he hasn't actually seen that same urologist. Each time he has been back it has been for different things in different departments so Mum and Dad haven't really had the opportunity to ask those questions! It is driving me a little crazy to be honest.... Mum is going in with him to see the oncologist. I guess that is a question that they should be asking? I really want to go in with them too but I know he would hate that. It would add to the stress of the situation.... he's content with what they say. I'm the opposite, I want to know everything..... I would question everything. They have complete faith in the drs.... They believe that what they say and are doing right now to be correct.
If it were me I would be wanting to see an oncologist immediately.... it's hard.... I have told Mum how I feel about
that but again, they are satisfied with his treatment so far. I don't want to push too much as they will get frightened and I don't want that.... difficult to know how to approach it. I'm desperate for him to see the experts but me pushing .... I know it will just stress them out.
Do you think what he's receiving so far is not appropriate? I believe and have been told that with such a case he should be treating this aggressively. I hoped he would have started radiotherapy sooner.... It's not to be played around with is it. I hope the oncologist suggests what you said.... I know of another person who received that treatment. I will definitely make sure that this is a question they ask.
I'm a little concerned now.... Sooooo difficult.... I fear wasting any time. 2.5 weeks to wait!
Here are the credentials of the guy he will be seeing. I am not sure... Is he a radiation oncologist?? I'm thinking not! Clinical = Medical oncologist?
Dr Peter Robson
Job Title: Consultant in Clinical Oncology
Qualifications: MBChB, FRCR
Speciality: Clinical Oncology
GMC Number: 3321856
Tumour site(s): Breast, Urology
Dr Robson completed his training at Clatterbridge after graduating from Liverpool University in 1989. He specialises in Urological and Breast cancer and runs clinics at Aintree and Broadgreen Hospitals.
- See more at: http://www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk//patients/doctors.aspx#sthash.YfGEKmtp.dpuf
Post Edited (Kathy77) : 3/26/2015 10:38:01 PM (GMT-6)