- February 27, 2017 at 6:24 am
My mother-in-law who has stage 4 breast cancer (bones, spinal cord & brain lining) received a LETTER saying he would no longer see her. We all have no idea why!!! I’ve been on this forum for a really long time so I thought I would reach out to you all. Any thoughts why an oncologist could/would do this.
- February 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm
Is it possible that her doc got a job at another place or is maybe going to retire? I had my first medical oncologist for two years, before he left USC to focus on his research lab and move to MD Anderson. My husband's dentist is retiring, but also had to take quite a duration of time away, when he developed cancer himself. It seems awkward that a doctor would ever drop a patient, but still be remaining at the same practice……. unless he is trying to bring in a new partner that he would like to transfer her to? It wouldn't be terribly unusual for the doc not to mention anything outside of "personal reasons". Sorry this is happening to her… particularly at stage 4. Finding and adjusting to a new oncologist can take some time.
You bring up some really good points that I had not thought of. Maybe the doctor is going through something personal. Maybe it’s something that he does not or will not disclose to the General Public. Or he could be moving to another practice. These are all good ideas that I will share with her tonight
- February 28, 2017 at 12:10 am
- February 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm
adding to the possible reasons above: dr may loose lisence, or got an active legal battle with another similar cancer patient, etc (i am a lawyer) and hesitant to provide such reasons in a letter.
- February 27, 2017 at 6:54 pm
It may be worth calling to ask why. Sometimes people are a little more willing to say something rather than have it put in a letter.
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