"Solving the Unsolvable"
I became a PinnacleCare member at the age of 80! When I joined, I’d already had a neuroendocrine tumor for three years; and despite therapy, it had continued to grow.
"My health advisors solved the unsolvable for a difficult tumor."
My past treatments, including five rounds of varying chemotherapy, didn’t seem to make any difference. I wanted to be certain I was receiving the right care and the best care.
As a first step, PinnacleCare completed a Medical Intelligence Report, suggesting three of the top neuroendocrine tumor specialists in the country at the nation's leading cancer treatment facilities. Then, an advisor arranged an appointment for me with the Chief of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Department at one of the centers.
Together, PinnacleCare's Health Information team gathered all of my original pathology slides, lab reports, treatments, and records. They put them through medical review and sent them directly to the specialist’s nurse.
An advisor accompanied me to the appointment as well. I’m certain her involvement — and PinnacleCare’s — contributed to the wonderful care I received from this excellent physician.
I was very impressed. The physician immediately arranged a surgical consultation with the Cancer Center’s head and neck surgeon, and personally walked me into the surgeon’s office.
The surgery was scheduled, and the surgeon was able to remove 95% of my tumor. I had minimal side effects and recovery time. I’m thrilled with the results. I know PinnacleCare is keeping a close eye on me, but I’m looking forward to joining my friends at my 65th college reunion this summer!
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