I finally have appointments secured with Dr. Paul Mansfield (surgical oncologist) and Dr. Michael Overman (medical oncologist) at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center on April 14 and 15. They require that I wait about 8 weeks after surgery to completely heal. Otherwise, the CT scans might be inaccurate because of possible swelling from the February surgery.
I’m so glad that I have decided to get a second opinion from M.D. Anderson, a major cancer center, where they have seen many of these rare appendiceal adenocarcinomas. When I realized that my local oncologists weren’t sure how to treat the cancer, I decided to high-tail it down to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.