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Hi Milana,

I’m sorry to hear about your mother-in-law and hope that she is able to get a second opinion soon. It’s a difficult time, but we hope that you can find the information you will need, help, and support from our community and the website.

The contact information for our experts (Dr. Birrer, Dr. Santin and others) is on the website under the Resources tab – “GCS Specialists by Location.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Birrer, please call 205-996-2524 to reach his Executive Assistant, Karen Beeching. Karen will assist you in obtaining a consultation with Dr. Birrer. Please be sure to mention that your mother-in-law has been diagnosed with carcinosarcoma.

Regarding MD Anderson – Although there might be physicians at MD Anderson who have much expertise in GCS, at this time we don’t have the name of a specialist there. Diane went to MD Anderson early on hoping to have surgery and was under the care of a surgical oncologist, but she was not a candidate for surgery. The surgical oncologist is no longer there.

Let us know if you have any trouble reaching Karen and making an appointment with Dr. Birrer.

Keep in touch.