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Posted by @sue_in_delaware in Cancer, Mar 14, 2015

Do you think it would be wise for me to go to the nearest place, i.e. Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, for a 2nd opinion before I start chemo? The Oncologist that I spoke to yesterday here at the Tunnel Caner Center in Lewes, Delaware, seems to be suggesting that the chemo should be started very soon.


Posted by @kelseydm, Mar 17, 2015

Hi Sue. We're sorry to hear what you are going through! Though we can't give actual medical advice online, here is an article about tips for seeking a second opinion that may help:


Posted by @sue_in_delaware, Mar 17, 2015

Thanks for your reply Kelsey. I've read the link and now I feel better about the possibilities.


Posted by @olga1dubrovsky2_babies, Mar 17, 2015

My inner sphincter is destroyed by scleroderma. I am incontinent for 10-15 years. I do protect accidents by constipating around o'clock, as GI Professor recommended to do v.s. colostomy. To make a long story short, It is a time for full colonoscopy, but I am dreaded preparation. DO YOU THINK I CAN SKIP IT, as I am
Thank you,


Posted by @kelseydm, Mar 17, 2015

Hi Olga. I can't provide medical advice online, however according to this Mayo Clinic article ( a colonoscopy is suggested every 10 years for adults at average risk of colon cancer. If you are unsure about your risk of other options, i'd talk with your doctor. To schedule an appointment with Mayo Clinic, you can visit this website:

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