My oncologist died unexpectedly and therefore I am now seeking a new oncologist. I have been assigned a new oncologist that took over the practice of my oncologist. I had a visit with him and it went as well as could be expected; however, I have an appointment with a different oncologist at Magee Women's Hospital, where I am treated in Pittsburgh, PA.
The oncologist that the appointment with has a clinical trial for triple negative breast cancer. I am not quite triple negative but very close, as I am only 5% estrogen positive, both other, progesterone and her2- are negative. I am not eligible for the trial as most triple negative trials require a 2% or less result. I feel as if my situation is somewhat unique as initially my estrogen was very high and I have been treated with both Tamoxifen and Arimidex. From what I read this could mean that my cancer is not considered basil-like.
Under the replacement oncologist, I will continue on my treatment eribulin which I am responding very well to, with upcoming scans in late May or June.
I hope that next week's visit goes well with the new oncologist. I am accumulating my questions for him and have heard that he is an excellent oncologist.
I suppose I am only looking for good wishes, prayers and support as I move through this transition.