natalie Posted May 12, 2003 Share Posted May 12, 2003 Hi everyone- I have been reading the message board for a couple of days because it's really the only positive thing I can find on the internet right now. After 3 1/2 months of the doctors saying my mom's headaches were a result to sinus infection, migraines, allergies, they finally did a scan (after our multiple requests to do so and my dad screaming for them to do a scan in the hospital) and determined she had a brian tumor. She had a craniotomy to remove the tumor and is recovering well. The biopsy showed that it's adenocarcinoma/metastatic cancer and they believe the primary source is lung cancer. Today she has an appointment with an oncologist. I'm trying to be as proactive as possible and will go to whatever lengths possible to help her beat this disease. My question to you out there is where is the most specialized, reputable doctor, hospital that you all know of? My mom is 55 years old, lives in San Jose, CA and I've already set up a second opinion with UCSF which I've read is one of the top hospitals. Does anyone know of any oncologists they can recommend? As some of you, I'm an only child too which makes me feel especially alone in this. Fortunately, my dad is around to help, but naturally, he's so devastated and I find that I have to be the strong one. Living 2 hours away has been difficult knowing that my dad is not the best pillar of support for my mom. My mom doesn't want to know medical details so I'm going to do the research and obtain it for her. My mom has a positive attitude and has a magnetic personality. I want to make sure she finds an oncologist with the same traits. My mom is the world to me. I appreciate your feedback. Natalie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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