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I am writing on behalf of my sister who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I would like her to get a second opinion and possibly change hospitals from where she's at now to JH.
My question is: Would my sister need to have her work-up repeated at JH or could the results be electronically made available to JH? I assume we would not need to have the entire work-up repeated to get a second opinion. Is this correct?
My sister was first diagnosed on October 3. What is the timeline for treatment to begin after having been diagnosed?
So far she has had a biopsy (pathology), CT, PET and bone scans.
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|11/20/2011||Thank you for turning to Johns Hopkins Breast Center. We would be most happy to have your sister seek her treatment here, and will wrap our arms around her through out this journey. Call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2887). We will have her pathology slides sent here, and will request all reports from any work up are faxed to us. We will also need to see her breast imaging. Time line for treatment depends on what is recommended during her breast surgical oncologist appointment. Thank you for being such a strong advocate and loving sister. I'll let Sheila know to expect your sister's call. We look forward to caring for and supporting your sister, and you! Thank you.|
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