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emkeizer (@emkeizer)

What happens following a Mayo appointment

Visiting Mayo Clinic | Last Active: Aug 23, 2019 | Replies (12)

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@marvinjsturing

It is going to depend. on what the treatment is. After my surgery for pancreatic cancer, the doctors at Mayo determined what I needed for chemo, but I needed a local oncologist to prescribe it. I had my chemo at my local hospital. The following year I had kidney problems. The infusion was a specialized medicine. No one locally would administer it so I had to go to Mayo in Rochester each week for treatment (a 4 hour drive).

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Hi @emkeizer I am Scott and I was my wife’s caregiver while she battled brain cancer. She received her initial diagnosis at Mayo, but we lived in Indiana. Mayo did a fabulous job of coordinating her care with her local GP and then scheduling needed follow up with her neuro-oncology team at Mayo periodically along with some telemedicine late in her illness. It worked wonderfully for her for her 14+ year battle.

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