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where can I find a surgeon who would be willing to try to operate

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where can I find a surgeon who would be willing to try to operate on a stage 4a adenocarcinoma?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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Dr. David :

where is the stage 4a adenocarcinoma?

Dr. David :

of the uterus or colon?

Dr. David :

where in the UK are you?

Customer:

it it at the junction of the oesophagus and the stomach and I live in Sunderland

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

has the cancer metastasized to the lungs or liver or elsewhere in the body?

Dr. David :

how old is the patient?

Dr. David :

royal marsden is the best cancer hospital in London.

Customer:

The patient is 59 years old and the tumor is T4 N2 M0 at present.

Dr. David :

are they willing to go to royal marsden cancer center in london?

Customer:

They are willing to travel anywhere in the uk if there is a chance of surgery as the RVI has ruled out the possibility of surgery and is only offering palliative chemotherapy.

Dr. David :

I would ask for a referral to see a surgical oncologist at royal marsden.

Customer:

thank you for this. any idea how long this would take and whether they would be likely to willing to try operating?

Dr. David :

it would depend on the surgeon and the patient and the whole situation.

Dr. David :

I have not been able to see your scan results.

Dr. David :

you can try to contact them directly as well.

Dr. David :

http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/pages/about.aspx

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http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/pages/contact.aspx

Customer:

Thank you for the frank and helpful suggestions Dr David I am grateful. I will speak to my GP about a referral.

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