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    OBGYN and Oncologist Care

    Just wanted to throw this out there - how does everyone else's OBGYN handle their ovarian cancer news
    and yearly check ups for annual pap smears or checkups?

    When I returned in February for my regular annual exam, my OBGYN sounded dumbfounded as why this cancer
    happened to me. She told me bluntly that any surveilance and check up with the cancer is strictly in my oncologist's ballpark.
    The OBGYN is for my annual pap smears and general exams, etc.

    I was fine with that, except sometimes when I had a question about my cycle, I did ask the oncologist first
    in November and she told me that was for my OBGYN to hear and help with. So I did ask the OBGYN about it
    and she said she needed to talk to the oncologist to make sure "we were on the same page."

    How are other's experiences with questions you ask either side or both?

    Thanks

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    Bumping your post Dixie in hopes we get you some responses.
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED - no evidence of disease
    Aug 2019 - 5 yrs NED and discharged from cancer clinic!!!!!

 

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