Topic: Seeking for a second opinion
This is my first post, although I have to admit that I have been reading your posts concerning different subjects for 6 months while I was searching for answers to my questions. It was very helpful to read from other people who are also concerned with CC, and who have very similar problems, and I am very grateful that this community exists.
I and my family are from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We know that my father has CC since June 2013. He had a liver resection in June 2013. The surgery went well, but unfortunately it relapsed, built metastasis on his lungs now, and seems to expand. Because of his liver cirrhosis and splenomegaly, his white blood counts are too low to be treated with chemotherapy. The doctor did not recommend chemotherapy because of high risks and low chances of success of the treatment, advising only palliative care.
Before we give up, we would like to get a second opinion of another specialist. And I thought if oncologists differ in what they know or what they are able, the best ones must be in the US. Could you please help me to find a specialist for CC to whom I could send the last CT scan report of my father to have a second opinion on it? I would also be grateful for any other advises you might be able to give me.
Finally, there is one thing I would like to share, although it might not be new for you. Having been confronted with cancer for the first time, I became aware of the book “The Emperor of all Maladies. A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, and I just finished reading it. This is a wonderfully written, very informative book. It is a history of cancer research, and it gave me some ideas and hopes and the possibility to see this horrible thing befalling my father from a different angle.
Thank you so much.