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Topic: Need ideas to get return phone calls &/or messages from onc

Forum: Humor and Games — Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 04:18PM

heathergirl wrote:

I am thrilled that I have a world renowned oncologist as my doc.  But, they never respond to messages I leave.  Never.  I call and I email.  Nothing.  

Am I supposed to be tipping the onc after appointments?

(I need some humor because I feel like a bother to the doc.)

Dx 7/1/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 7/14/2006 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 8/31/2006 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/9/2007
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Jan 30, 2014 11:18PM Racy wrote:

No humour here. I sacked a highly qualified (and expensive) onc whom I could only see at 11.30 pm for first appointment (that's just before midnight) and who didn't respond to seven phone messages. He only rang when I left a message saying I was changing oncs.

Now I have an onc who is lovely, timely, affordable and very cutting edge with research in the same practice as original onc.

It is so important to find an onc who meets your needs.

Dx 2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2014 02:29AM mdg wrote:

Maybe you could show him your boobs?  LOL!  Sorry....I couldn't help it!  My advice....get a doctor that responds.  Once I switched MO's and found a good one, I felt better.

Maria Visit my BC Blog at breastcancerwontdefineme.blogs... Dx 12/13/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/23/2010 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 1/27/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 3/3/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/19/2011 Surgery 6/22/2011 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/10/2011 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction

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