I also met with both a Gi doc, medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist who were all in contact with my surgeon as well.
I also wanted to add that having an internist who is second to none. Who met with me at the end of the day one day each week for as long as I needed her to. Who calls me at night the day of my scans or blood work with the results so I don't have to wait. Who just calls to see how I am. She is truly a godsend and I don't know how I would have gotten through this without her support and expertise. She referred me to my GI doc (who is also fabulous and caring).
Having a good "coordinator" is a real plus when navigating the medical system, whether it's a social worker, an internist, a specialist who gets involved, or just a lay-advocate. To me this is key along with being an informed patient.
...just my thoughts
Survivor of breast cancer (1994), thyroid cancer (1999), cholangiocarcinoma (2009).
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.