My mum is currently facing a second recurrence for stage 4 oc. She has been having maintenance on avastin since her chemo finished in august 2012 (gemcitabine/cisplatin) but unfortunately she has been having a few tummy pains and a ca125 test has shown it has gone from 72 to 277.
We are waiting for a scan later this week and then will meet with mums onc next week to discuss options.
From reading other ladies stories on here I am keen for mum to get a second opinion this time at the royal marsden. I want the very best for her and to make sure that we have covered all her options and get her the very best care and treatment. We went to mums GP today to ask him to refer her but he seemed very anti her getting a second opinion. He said that the care would be the same everywhere. I had to really fight for him to agree to refer her and now I'm wondering if getting a second opinion is the right option.
Where mum is being treated at the moment is excellent and I have no doubt that what they suggest will be the right course if treatment for her but I just want to make sure that she gets the best advice. Am I so wrong? I was certain before going to the GP that it was the right thing to do but I didn't expect the GP to be so difficult. Mum is happy to have a second opinion but I think she worries about offending her onc. Do you think I am right to seek a second opinion? Or am I being too pushy?
By the way he agreed to do it in the end. Thank you all in advance of any advice you can offer xxx