Topic: Thoughts on 2d opinion on pathology?

Hello, although my husband was diagnosed in January, we have only recently been enlightened to the idea of getting a 2d opinion on his pathology by a specialist in GI pathology. We were never given a definitive diagnosis...just adenocarcinoma, prob. cca. So, I have been googling around and thought I would send his slides to either Sloan Kettering or University of Pittsburgh GI Pathology Center of Excellence. Original pathology was done locally in Maine & also at the New England Mayo lab. Does anyone have a recommendation on a pathologist? Thanks for your help!

Re: Thoughts on 2d opinion on pathology?

Dear Sweetgreen, I know that Sloan is one of the best but I don't know a Pathologist per say but I know someone will come along with a suggestion for you. I think it is a good idea!


Re: Thoughts on 2d opinion on pathology?

Mayo clinic in Minnesota is a very good choice.
John Hopkins too.
But I do not see any benefit in doing so at this stage of the game just for pathology confirmation of the diagnosis.
However 2nd opinion on GI specialist  consult like Dr. Gores at Mayo or the equivalent at John Hopkins  may worth the trip.
And if you decide to do so, 2nd opinion on medical oncology together at the same time may give you a more complete picture about the future of the treatment plans for your husband.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.