Topic: What the ???
My dad was diagnosed in April of this year. His cancer involved lymph nodes so no surgery.
His first CT scan showed shrinkage of the tumors...Yeah.
His second CT (3 weeks ago) showed no change....Yeah. The doctors assistant said there was a spot on his bladder that they think is not significant.
Well yesterday my dad got a letter saying they scheduled a cystoscopy to look at the spot. My dad is upset. He called me. He wants to talk to the doctor before doing any of this. I agree. Evidently the spot was there on his first CT scan also. My dad is saying if the bile duct cancer is the thing that is going to do him in he would rather not treat the bladder cancer (if that is what it is). Personally I agree. He is mad that the doctor hasn't met with him. I also agree. I told him to call the doc and tell them he isn't going to do anything until he talks to a doc. I told him that he can also tell them he wants to wait for his next CT scan to see if it gets bigger or stays the same...his next CT scan is in 3 months.
Has anyone ever had this happen where they just schedule something without a consultation? I told him he is doing so well when they thought he had a few months they are now looking at everything! Another thing...since he has lymph node involvement I would think that looking at this other stuff is a mute point.