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Time frame between Diagnosis and First Oncologist Visit?

11 years 4 months ago #6974 by Gene Beane
I can tell you my husband had his tumor out on July 3rd,, he saw the specialist for bladder removal one week later but I had to insist and push the whole way , otherwise they were headed for a Sept. appointment.
Ginger

Hospital Cleveland Clinic r/c Sept.14,2007
Surgeon. Dr Stephen Campbell and Gill
Gene Beane..66 Ford Motor Company
Engineer, retired Vietnam Vet

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11 years 5 months ago #6481 by wendy
I know of Dr. Torti through his research and publications on the subject of bladder cancer, he's a renowned expert in the field, you've landed in good hands.

Keep us posted.
Wendy
PS you may want to begin a new thread under teh section "invasive bladder cancer" as you learn more.

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11 years 5 months ago #6477 by Zachary
From reading his CV, I would say you are a family in extremely good hands.

I know this is a very stressful time for you, but you aren't in the care of some local-yokel public-health physician. This is a guy who sounds absolutely top-flight in his abilities and his connections.

I think you have enough stress without worrying about someone who is so obviously very qualified.

"Standing on my Head"---my chemo journal
T3a Grade 4 N+M0
RC at USC/Norris June 23, 2006 by Dr. John Stein

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11 years 5 months ago #6476 by momof4
I found this information about Dr. Torti today,

http://www.wfirm.org/faculty_torti_fm.htm

Can some of you have a look and tell me what you think, or if anyone has an experience with him?


Caregiver for my Wonderful Husband Angelo, who has Metastatic Bladder Cancer.

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

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11 years 5 months ago #6473 by Rosemary
Mom,

Please see Private Message.

Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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11 years 5 months ago #6472 by momof4
He is going to Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital for the remainder of his treatment. They are "Supposed" to be a leading cancer hospital. A Dr. Torti will be the oncologist. I don't know who will be doing the surgery, I guess we will get the name on the 26th. Is there something we should be doing to be more pro-active?

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