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Leanne,From your post, while I do not believe that you have cancer, you might very well benefit from a more "indepth" evaluation.
At this point I think the best thing for you to do would be to gather up copies of all your medical records and travel to a large University Teaching hospital. At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.
I'm not sure where you are in Canada, but here in the USA the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.
If you could tell me what large city you live near and how far it would be possible for you to travel in seeking treatment I would be happy to give you some names. Of course, you could also ask friends and associates or check the internet yourself. Let me know what you would like to do.
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
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Hi Dr. Rick,
I'm in Toronto, and there are several teaching hospitals and strangely they're all within walking distance of one another. Also, luckily I manage graduate funding at a university so I have many contacts I could ask for advice on which hospital they might think appropriate. The hospital where I'm being treated for my phyllodes tumour is a teaching hospital though they specialize in Cancer as far as I know. Princess Margaret hospital is its name. I have an appointment with the oncologist prior to my surgery and I think I will press him for his help.
Thank you for your advice.