I'm scheduled for the end of the month for an hour cancer exam. I'm sure that lab work will be ordered, and my lymph glands will be checked. Has anybody been to a blood cancer specialist? The appointment is for an hour. I've never been conscious and around a doctor for an hour unless I had a baby-I forgot about the last MOHS-that took over an hour, but I had most of face covered. Did I tell you that it sounds like carving wood, when they shave out cartilage? I'll call the office tomorrow and see what I should be doing. Is it normal for the nurse to say that I'm being given priority, and that my primary care and surgeon are both insisting on it? I have to go- this is Rocky Mtn time, but I got to get my son to the VA really early-dentist. If anybody can help me, let me know. I have an aggressive basal cell carcinoma that started just in my nose.I spent about 30 years trying to get it removed. My current doctor got it out. I had part of my nose and mouth removed last week. Thank you
What should I expect for an hour cancer exam?
- 13 Nov 2012 by meyati
- 15 Nov 2012
- armour thyroid, underactive thyroid, peripheral neuropathy, irritable bowel syndrome, tinnitus, basal cell carcinoma, cancer, gerd, hypothyroidism, fatigue, blood disorders
Added 13 Nov 2012:
I'm just worried that I'll make the doctor mad. So many seem to be mad at me because I have RSD and IBS, as they think those R mental. They think that I'm a dope addict because I'm allergic to acetaminophen, I have divers ear, and now statin toxicity. I'm small and sort of young looking-like 30 years younger, when people talk to me they forget that I'm 70. I have to show my driver's license to get a senior discout, and I'm showing it to a grey haired woman that's 15 years younger than I am. It's obvious that it's been years and years since I've been to a beauty shop. Both of my grandmothers had the same problem-and both sides of the family say that I look like "Grandma" not the grandma from the other side. They could touch their toes past their 70s, their hair didn't silver until almost eighty. Their voices didn't calcify and sound old at all never. They and I answer the phone, and people from SS, a doctor's office, etc ask for me-I tell them it's me. They tell me to quit playing jokes, they need to talk to a 70 year old woman. They were very alert mentally and worked hard- Likie the doctor I have said that I told so many improbable things. He looked at an MRI-and said, "MG, you have two spleens. Do you know that less than one percent of the population has that? I just stared at him, bc I thought that he was playing a mind game. Saying that-to see if I went around telling everyone that to make myself important-I haven't said a word about it. But I did go to radiology and got my MRI report. I do have a large auxiliary spleen. I did tell my dentist, bc he knew me when I was a cowboy.
Hi meyati. I am sure that an aggressive cancer will get priority and they will spend time discussing options, treatments and give time for you to make decisions. That sarcoma my daughter had, once diagnosed, had a team of surgeons flown in from Japan, Germany and local to plan a surgery never done before. Yet alone on a child. They had it all ready in five days. Not a second more to waste. So I do understand the urgency.
The rest will await others who have dealt with the blood work and such. If they are seeing evidence of Metastic cells they will suggest treatment options different from not. Things would be different now from what I knew. Hang in there. It may have taken a long time to get their attention, but you are a real priority now. Stay strong. Karen
Try not to worry too much. they want to make sure to have all their ducks in a row . Anytime you have a form of aggressive cancer, they want to make sure they have all the proper test done so they can set your course for treatment. Just hang in there and don't lose faith. Being a priority means getting the job done sooner. Please take care and keep us posted on how things go. My thoughts and prayers are with you. In peace, Tee
Hi meyati, I just want to offer my sympathy and prayers as you go through this difficult time. You have always treated me with respect and comported yourself with dignity on this site.
You have also answered every question I've asked, and been a great help to me and others.
Just know this, you will continue to be in my prayers.
I most certainly wish your doctors would have listened to you, regarding the wee bump on your nose! That really p#sses me off, you knew it was there, and they did nothing, or said "It's nothing"!
Everyone should trust their own instincts about their body.
Hi Meyati, I agree with hte others that these type of things take more time. They probably want to go over your biopsies from last week also, & will do a complete check up on you. Labs, the whole works. I would rather they take the time then rush me in & out like cattle. Just be thankful they are taking the time. You are a strong woman, & I know in my heart you will get through this... Mary
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