Each year millions of men and women are told by their physicians that they have cancer. Many are looking for more information to help them determine their best treatment option. Rather than weeding through an abundance of unreliable Web sites for answers, or proceeding before you are ready, why not consult the most experienced multi-disciplinary Gastro-Intestinal Cancer team in Oklahoma at the Stephenson Cancer Center?
We are the only practice in the state offering endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. EUS is used to stage cancers of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas and rectum. It is also used to diagnose pancreatic cancer, which sometimes can only be detected with EUS. Also, EUS can detect problems in the pancreas or bile ducts that can't be identified by any other test.
How to get a second opinion
"If my patients are uncomfortable with what they hear from me, I strongly urge them to get a second opinion," says Dr. Russell Postier. "No one should have surgery because they like the doctor's office or because the surgeon is a friend of a friend. Instead, patients need to be convinced that they understand exactly what the problem is and how an operation will help solve it."
The Stephenson Cancer Center can provide a complete and comprehensive resource specifically designed for those individuals who must make a decision regarding their cancer treatment. Through a comprehensive Second Opinion, your pathology slides will be reviewed by our Pathologist who specializes in GI cancer, you will meet with a surgeon who works specifically with cancer. Depending upon your diagnosis, you will also see the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Oncologist at your visit and your case will be discussed by a multi-disciplinary board of doctors that will review your case and provide you with their recommendations for treatment of your cancer. Through your second opinion you will be provided treatment options as well as information about clinical trials available to you. It is possible that additional testing will be requested prior to final recommendations.
In cases where patients live a long distance away, our team will work with your local doctors to and assist you in accessing further care as needed. Additionally, our physicians routinely work closely with your local doctors to try to accommodate your needs as close to home as possible.
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