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#149703 - 05/18/12 11:31 PM How do I get my medical records?
MissBazinet Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 50
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Just curious because I'd really like to have them for myself. What's the easiest way to go about getting all of my medical records? Should I contact each of my doctors or my insurance company? Thanks!

Female,28 yrs old,Non-Smoker/Social Drinker
T3 N1 M0 SCC Dx 11-10-11
11-23-11 Left Hemiglossectomy
11-30-11 Modified Radical Neck Dissection
01-25-12 Removed another spot on BOT, skin graft (left thigh)
38 RADS Tx Finished April 13, 2012
Living life in spite of cancer and not in fear of it!

#149705 - 05/19/12 12:37 AM Re: How do I get my medical records? [Re: MissBazinet]
terrib Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)

Registered: 02/05/12
Posts: 151
Loc: MN
All of my husbands appointments were through the University of MN Hospital. I went to the business office and requested all his records. I was able to get everything, even his PET scan on CD. It was quite a stack of papers and very interesting reading for me.
Husband diagnosed Oct '11 Cancer of the vocal cord Nov '11 removed right vocal cord. Neck Dissection, cancer in one node, .2, very small & contained) Jan '12 Radiation and Cisplatin, 6 doses. June '12 & Dec '12 clear Pet scan. April '13 Celebrating 1 year cancer free since treatment ended.

#149706 - 05/19/12 12:41 AM Re: How do I get my medical records? [Re: terrib]
ConnieFL Offline
Platinum Member (300+ posts)

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 329
Loc: Fort Myers, FL, Lockport, NY
Terrib is right that's how I got mine I had to sign papers for them. The local hospital here charged $1.00 a page Moffitt Cancer Center charged me nothing.
SCC. of the left lateral tongue, anterior two thirds, T1 possibly a T2.
Left partial glossectomy, left selective neck dissection 4/21/09. Nodes clean, No Rad, No Chemo.

CT Scan 9/11 clean, CT Scan 9/12 clean

Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. A+.

My hometown Lockport, NY.

#149713 - 05/19/12 04:02 AM Re: How do I get my medical records? [Re: ConnieFL]
Cheryld Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 5260
Loc: Toronto canada
Just ask.
My dr (family) gets a copy of everything, thg here charges for copies of the cts etc... but my local hospital doesn't. Good luck
Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

#150144 - 05/29/12 10:57 PM Re: How do I get my medical records? [Re: MissBazinet]
EzJim Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 06/12/07
Posts: 5260
Loc: Mingo Jct., Ohio
Contact you PCP as the other Drs that treat you send them your records.
Since posting this. UPMC, Pittsburgh, Oct 2011 until Jan. I averaged about 2 to 3 surgeries a week there. w Can't have jaw made as bone is deteroriating steaily that is left in jaw. Mersa is to blame. Feeding tube . Had trach for 4mos. Got it out April.
--- Passed away 5/14/14, will be greatly missed by everyone here

#150195 - 05/30/12 11:44 PM Re: How do I get my medical records? [Re: MissBazinet]
slash Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 08/22/10
Posts: 69
Loc: Normal, IL
Susan, CG to husband, diagnosed April 2010, age 56, non-smoker, no HPV
Mandibulectomy on left side May 2010 followed by 30 radiation, 3 cisplatin treatments.


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