Topic: Meeting today at Winship Cancer Institute (Emory Hospital)
We met today with Dr El-Rayes, oncologist at WCI. We feel much better about our options after talking to him. We're definitely going with WCI over Dekalb Medical Center (Decatur GA).
The tumor board at WCI is going to meet on December 8th to discuss the next steps. Although he's not an oncology surgeon, he believe the surgeon will determine that the tumor is not resectable at this time.
However the options to shrink it are:
1) Chemo (Gemcitabine/Cisplatin)
We feel better about the methods and procedures at WCI than we were at Dekalb Medical Center; although I am sure DMC is a fine medical facility. However my wife and I feel that WCI offers more options.
We also have contacted M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. However because WCI is 5 miles from where we live and is also a National Cancer Center, and we had a good meeting with Dr El-Rayes, we're going to go with them in the interest of time.