I'm just now reading your post - I'm so sorry to have missed it!
Yes, amazing doctors and amazing facility. I'm not going anywhere else for medical care from now on even tho it's a long haul from VA to MN!
The only oncologists I saw were while in my hospital room recovering from surgery. I can't remember their names but know it wasn't Dr. Alberts.
I love hearing of others with similar experiences that are still around to share! Best of luck to you!!
Hi Matt....I wanted to reply to your post because we sound like we've had very similar paths, with the same doctors!, and I'm 4 1/2 years post resection! My symptoms started right after Thanksgiving dinner in 2009 with severe indigestion. Then I got the itching and finally an MD friend of mine got me to my local doctor who did an ultrasound and MRI and recommended a major cancer center. I went to Mayo in Rochester in Dec. 2009 and saw Dr. Gores and then Dr. Nagorney...both amazing doctors who saved my life. My surgery was Jan. 5 and I chose not to do any adjuvant therapy. I had a few bumps in the road after the surgery but am pretty much fine now...except that the docs kept scratching their heads regarding some enlarging mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes. I finally had a biopsy of a mesenteric lymph node that revealed I have follicular lymphoma which is much more treatable than CC. I see an oncologist this afternoon to figure out treatment for the F.L. Anyway, I'm wondering who your oncologist is at Mayo. I had Dr. Alberts initially but for some reason that I don't understand he has not been assigned to me the last two times I was at Mayo. (Oh, I take Metamucil every day for diarrhea issues - it helps.) I know this must be very difficult for you with younger kids at home, but it sounds like you have a great attitude. We learn to enjoy and appreciate each and every day!