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Roller Coaster Ride In Diagnosing/treatment

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 23, 2006
  • 06:35 PM

You can read my entry at the forum. I was questioning what kinds of surgeons are equipped to deal with Paratid disease and parotidectomies?

I am sitting at my plastic surgeons office and something tells me it isn't about how nice the stitches are when this is all done.

Does ENT surgeons do this and should I haul my butt down to his office with all my papers and films?

I don't understand what is it that you need to determine if something needs radiation, after the Pet shows negative and you didn't get enough from your FNA biopsy for a cytologist to give you a straight up answer. Is surgery the only way and on the table decisions the only answer for whether or not to remove your gland or not.

Why would someone leave in a mass when it doesn't belong there?

Can you help me to at least understand these procedures and who does what best issues?

Thank you,
Jeanie "Beanie"

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