When I was inititAlly inititally diagnosed with cancer, during a very painful pelvic exam, the dr kept saying over and over, " I am not hurting you, I am not hurting you." I wanted to kick him in e the face. I had also asked him why he had chosen to be a gyn oncologist and he told me, "he likes I like to do surgery and the money is great." I never went back.
My oncologist at Sloan Kettering (supposed to be the best and the brightest, right?) has told me not to take vitamin c because it causes cancer.
Oh, and my original surgeon prescribed estrogen for me, even though he left in my ovaries, despite the fact that many cervical cancers have estrogen receptors and are estrogen sensitive.
You really need to be your own advocate when it comes to medicine. My father is a doctor ad my mother is s nurse and the horror stories they could tell you about other doctors are unbelievable.