Meet Medical Oncologist Sandra D’Angelo

By Memorial Sloan Kettering

on Friday, March 21, 2014

Summary

Medical oncologist Sandra D’Angelo, who specializes in caring for patients with rare cancers such as melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma, talks about the team approach and the importance of empowering patients.

Medical oncologist Sandra D’Angelo, who specializes in caring for patients with rare cancers such as melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma, talks about the team approach and the importance of empowering patients.

 

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My husband was diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carcinoma in November. Since then,He had a wide excision done and removed tumor, did a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Found out it had spread to his lymph nodes in that area. Monday he had a complete lymph dissection, axillary area. The doctors still have not staged it. Do we find out that from the Oncologist on the 21st at our appointment? He won't have radiation until after Christmas. Is it ok to wait this long? I am sure the doctors are doing everything they can, but they haven't dealt with this kind of cancer before. I just want to make sure my husband gets the best possible care. He is 40 years old and we have 2 children. I just want to talk to a specialist who has treat this kind of cancer before. Thank you

Angela, thank you for reaching out. We recommend your husband speak with his treatment team about these specific questions, as very individual case is different.

In addition, our specialists have a great deal of expertise in treating Merkel Cell Carcinoma, so if your husband would like to make an appointment with a Memorial Sloan Kettering physician for a consultation, please call our Physician Referral Service at
800-525-2225 or go to http://www.mskcc.org/cancer­care/appointment.

You also can learn more about treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma at MSK here:

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/types/merkel-cell-carcinoma

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