Has your Primary Care Provider been helpful?
Good morning, I have been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma, and am still undergoing scans and biopsies to determine staging. I’m very early in the processing have a lot to learn! I have generally been very health and am still fairly young (49). I have a PCP, but I have had little to no reason to see her; once every three years or so. Has your PCP been helpful, or have you relied on the oncologists and pulmonologists? I’m wondering if or when I should reach out. Thanks.
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@lls8000– You are very lucky. I live in southern RI and have to take the train 1 hr to Mass General, but it's worth the trip. Driving to Boston is a horrible experience and just adds too much stress to my being already stressed. I'm also very thankful for being a member of the Connect and being a mentor is such an honor. It really helps me get through some tough times. MGH, Mass General has a fantastic team approach. I have a PCP near home, a pulmonologist 20 minutes away and then my Cancer team at MGH I have 5 Dr's.
I think that it's very important to trust your team.