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Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is proud to receive the support of our Medical Advisory Board, who are all passionate advocates for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Although they are unable to make a diagnosis through e-mail, they will read your medical questions, answer them and/or provide you with  medical advice and suggestions as to your care and treatment.

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Every pancreatic cancer patient should receive a referral to a HPB surgeon (Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary surgeon) and a medical oncologist, in this order, after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Referrals should be made to physicians who are TRAINED and EXPERIENCED with treating pancreatic cancer patients.

Before using our “Ask a Doctor” program, it is important to understand the difference between a question and a second opinion.

       1)    If you are asking a question, we can answer your question.     

       2)   If your question is actually looking for a second opinion, we can help you locate a specialist close to you. EVERY patient has the right to ask for a second opinion.

 

What is a Question?

Definition of a Question

Examples of Questions

Asking for information on a specific topic, regarding pancreatic cancer.

   

Send you question to info@craigscause.ca with the following information.
1) What city and province you live in
2) Your question

 

     1.   Questions about the disease.

   2. Questions about treatment options available.

     3.  Questions about whether a second opinion is required.

      4.    Questions about wait times.

    5.  Questions about the process after diagnosis.

   6. Questions about what diagnostic assessments should be made available.

      7. Questions seeking clarification on what your physician has told you.



What is a Second Opinion?

Definition of a Second Opinion

Examples of Second Opinions

A second opinion occurs when you or your loved one has received a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and you are now deciding on your individualized treatment and you would like more than one point of view.  

 

Second opinions offer choice and they also will help you feel confident about the treatment plan suggested.

 

If you require a second opinion, please send the following information to info@craigscause.ca

1) What city and province you live in.
2) Current name of physician or specialist.
3) What you would like to know more about.


     1.   Asking to have your scans looked at.

     2.  Asking about the treatment decision made by your specialist.

     3. Asking to confirm your diagnosis, this would be a second opinion.

      4.    If you are asking for confirmation on what your physician has told you.


It is important that you include all relevant information to your question and/or diagnosis.

Questions can be submitted by filling out the Contact Us page or by sending an email to info@craigscause.ca


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Halifax, N.S. B3K 5M3
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