The Tumor Board

We found out from Dr. Barber yesterday that there’s something called a “tumor board.”

Emory and Piedmont Hospital both have one – professionals from the different disciplines involved in cancer care (medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, genetic counseling, etc) get together to discuss cases.

Joey and I both thought of the scenes in Grey’s Anatomy where the residents gather in an auditorium to hear about patients, but most of them are thinking about who they slept with the night before.

We’ll assume that the Emory tumor board, to whom my case was presented, gave me their full attention!

Anyway, according to Dr. Barber, the board recommended extra protection regarding my lymph nodes.