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Unread 06-10-2003, 02:58 PM
Used the "C" word...

Thanks to all you ladies, it is nice to hear about different experiences, I know then that no matter what the outcome, someone has been down that road!

My doc is not a gyn/onc... I have looked for one in my area and insurance network, and don't find any listings. Are they generally listed as a separate specialty? That's what I have been looking for.
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Unread 06-10-2003, 05:50 PM
Used the "C" word...

Beth, I just checked to see if they are listed separately here and they're not. My guy is listed with all gyn's.

All the hospitals in my area have websites and have a "find a dr" section. They also advertise on TV to call them and they will suggest a dr after asking some questions about your condition, coverage, etc. They even offer to make the appointment for you!

I did find my dr listed as an oncologist on the AMA site. If you want to try there you should search by specialty. Once you get to that section they have a link to search from an expanded list of medical practice specialties. That's where I found Gyn/Oncologists listed.

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The best way is probably just to ask your dr for a referral for a second opinion from a gyn/onc if you would be comfortable with that.

Unread 06-10-2003, 07:26 PM
Used the "C" word...

Just as I thought - I did the search on the AMA website as you suggested, EM, and there are none in my area at all... But, as I said, I do feel comfortable with my doctor, he doesn't seem like he is sugarcoating nor making things seem worse than they are... and I looked at the path test results AFTER we talked, and they corrosponded perfectly, and I have been to many websites that suggest a hyst for ACIS with no future desire to bear children... So I am feeling good about it.

Thanks again, ladies - it is SO GREAT to be able to come here for support!!!!!

You rock!!
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Unread 06-10-2003, 08:12 PM
The "C" word is scarey....

I remember the first time I heard that word, I think I was in shock. I went back to work thinking, how do I tell people I have cancer? Isn't it weird when yesterday, last week, last month, I was perfectly fine, but today and for now on, I have cancer? Things like that came to me.

I also have to agree with everyone, that they can't tell you what you have until after surgery. It seems that you are confident with your Dr and that is great. But I would also suggest trying to seek out a gyn/onc they ARE the experts. My insurance network didn't have a listing for one either, but most insurances will go with any "specialist" you need, at least mine did, and that is what I was told.

Good luck...

's and ers to you...
Unread 06-10-2003, 08:16 PM
Used the "C" word...

So I am feeling good about it.
Good for you, Beth! Having confidence in your doctor is certainly a plus. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well and no further treatment necessary!


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