Re: Haven't been here in a while . . . . Update on me.
Please, continue to blow them away with your knowledge, dear Renee. BTW, I have given up on the accent. Please forgive me – but I have to stick to the most rudimental of application - it is over my head.
In re: to physicians visiting our website - many do so. I also know of numerous doctors referring their patients to this site.
I strongly believe that "more is better” not necessarily for treatment, but definitely for a second, professional opinion hopefully concurring with the recommended approach. An oncologist treating hundreds of patients or a surgeon performing hundreds of biliary surgeries is bound to have a well rounded perspective on this disease. And, these physicians generally are affiliated with the major cancer centers. Therefore, I firmly believe in asking the pertinent question as to how many patients have been treated in the respective practice or medical institution.
I don’t mean to imply for patients to not place trust in your doctor; they are the experts however, patients need to take an active role in their care and become highly educated about a disease little understood and lacking the necessary funding for accelerated research. Ultimately it is your disease, your response to treatment, and your trust in the physician in charge of your care that will lead to the best possible outcome with this cancer.