Re: Thyroid Cancer - Surgery Wait list - Opinions?
I have a feeling it's more emotionally nervewracking than dangerous.
I got into my surgeon, and then waited 2 months for my surgery, and my surgeon said it was not dangerous at all to wait.
That being said, I would try to either, a, speak to one of the nurses (make friends, make sure she knows you have cancer---the word has odd powers), and ask her if you could fax your path. results for the surgeon to look at, and check if he thinks if it's okay for you to wait for 4 months. Then fax it immediately, and call early the next morning and also leave a message for the surgeon. Sometimes the staff blocks you from speaking to the surgeon, when the surgeon would get you in.
I think if the surgeon his/her self knows that there is a confirmed thyroid cancer patient waiting---someone with a positive biopsy, not someone who is in the process of being diagnosed, if this is a surgeon that works with thyroid cancer patients often, s/he will make an opening to at least see you and then set up the surgery.
Another way to get in, is to ask your endo. (tell him you can't get in for 4 months) to try to help, or your primary doc, or any friends you have that are doctors. That technique got my mom to a very top, booked, surgeon last year.