Stage 0 Patient
His rationale is that all my baseline xrays, MRI, mammos would be useless in monitoring the LCIS which we are just keeping an eye on at this time. He's worried if the LCIS evolved in any way, the changes might not be evident without the baselines to compare to. He's worried he could do more harm than good. I'm going to call my referring surgeon here in my town who wrote a very strong referral for me feeling it would be easier in the long run to monitor the LCIS if I had the surgery. I would love to get more consultations, but this guy is the only one in the whole state of Maine who takes MaineCare (Maine's term for Medicaid) for this procedure. That's not unusual with specialists in our state; as MaineCare is slow and cheap in paying. One gets used to traveling, even for dentists willing to take MaineCare I have to drive an hour to Bangor. I want this surgery so bad I'm not concerned with any risk. After the changes and healing has taken place we can take new baselines, right?