Skip to comments.Need information (for my sister-in-law) about an excellent cancer hospital/doctor.
Posted on 01/18/2012 2:26:49 PM PST by lysie
I received an email from my sister-in-law. Below is what she wrote.
Her sister is in her forties and lives in Central New York.
I'm a realist. I know it's bad, but I told her I would help. So here I am, asking for help.I truly appreciate your advice. FReepers are very knowledgeable in many areas. Thank you.
Dana Farber in Boston does some mirculous work...
They might see if Huntsman Cancer centers can help. Yes it’s John Huntsman’s father’s hospital but I doubt your relatives will care if they can help.
I’ll make sure to pray as well.
MD Anderson in Houston.
check out cancer centers for america, also get the full details on the cancer then go to clinicaltrials.gov and look for an appropriate. Don’t forget sloan kettering.
200 First Street S.W., Rochester, MN 55905-0002
Best friend’s wife got lung cancer and has never smoked in her life. They could choose and pay for the best. After research they chose Mayo.
Sloan Kettering in Manhattan is one of the best in the world and given her location in New York State could be the easiest to get to for her.
May God be with her.
I once read a person can live without a stomach.
I am sorry, Lysie, I don’t know about the hospitals. I can pray for her and her family though.
2nd on Mayo - they saved me from near death with pancreatitis.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and any of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Those commercials about CTCA are true, from what I’ve heard.
For the fifth year in a row, and the eighth time in the past 10 years, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center earned the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Reports annual rankings of the best hospitals for cancer care.
Since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been ranked every year as one of the top two hospitals in the nation for cancer care.
Memorial Hospital of the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Gastric and Mixed Tumor Service
Vivian E. Strong, M.D., FACS (646) 497-9072
Sloan-Kettering is the best in the world imho.
I believe MD Anderson (Houston) is where Jeff Head went.
lysie, since she’s in Central NYS, either Boston’s Dana Farber or NYC’s Sloane Kettering would make sense. Either would have a list of its stomach cancer specialists. Prayers for her and the family.
The Mayo Clinic is great. Others are University of Chicago, Cancer Centers and Anderson. I love the team approach at The Mayo Clinic.
The book “Knockout” by Suzanne Somers needs to be read quickly by one of your family members. Please ignore the fact that she was a cheesy sitcom actress. The book is not really by or about her.
It’s chapter after chapter of the unsung heroes in the fight to heal cancer, MDs who are bucking the huge mainstream oncology dogma. It is a must read. It will open your eyes to treatments that improve her immune system, rather than destroying it. Cures that leave the patient healthy. How to keep the patient’s quality of life. When to go in for traditional chemo and when is it just a miserable waste of a good person’s life and health.
There are a lot of doctors listed in the back to contact too.
I would recommend MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
I live in Idaho and was diagnosed with a very rare, malignant and potentially terminal cancer in December of 2009.
We got with MD Anderson and I spent over 6 months down there in 2010. Their expertise and care, and a lot of faith and prayer, allowed me to survive.
Here is a Journal of my experience:
My Sacral Chordoma Cancer
I would contact them via their webs site and self apply. Also talk to your doctor and get them to contact MD Anderson and send in all the MRIs xrays, diagnosis, surgery notes, etc.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Self-referral
If anyone can help...they can.
God bless and comfort you all.
Prayers for a miraculous healing.
Oops...had a typo.
My Journal is here:
My Sacral Chordoma
She needs to tell her doctors that she'll do anything to get better. She doesn't care how many chemo appointments she'll have; she doesn't care what she has to take. She doesn't care about throwing up, losing weight, her hair falling out, or surgery or scars. She'll take tube feeding, she'll take part in studies, she'll take anything and do anything to fix this.
She needs to make it clear that she doesn't care what she'll have to do. She needs to tell the doctors that she'd a fighter, and they they need to help her fight or suggest someone who will.
Doctors who say "incurable" need to hear that the patient is a fighter and won't take "no" for an answer. You might think patients wouldn't have to say this, but they do, and she should.
There are incurable cancers, but there are also doctors who won't go the extra mile for every patient because experience tells them that some treatments are brutal and hard to finish. Some cancers treatments have up to 1/3 of patients drop out.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/04/060428140932.htm Almost 1/3 Of Colon Cancer Patients Stop Chemotherapy, Leading To Double The Death Rate
When my best friend was diagnosed with very aggressive stage 3C (right next to stage 4) cancer 5 or 6 years ago she was told that the treatments were very harsh and that many patients would not or could not finish it, particularly the huge number of chemo and radiation treatments.
She told the doctor that she was different, and that she'd finish anything he prescribed. And she did. She finished a chemo & radiation schedule that would drop healthy grown men to their knees. No amount of being sick kept her from her next appointment. Nothing stopped her, She's cancer free. It was not a walk in the park.
Make sure she does her all to give herself every chance.
We will hold you all in our prayers.
Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice
lysie, my advice is don’t waste any time. My husband died a few months ago from cancer. We don’t know if it would have mattered but we didn’t look for 2nd and 3rd opinions and experimental treatment. We were so busy being sad that we let two weeks go by. He died two months after being told it was terminal. Even if you have a heart to heart talk with a naturalist, talk to somebody. Chose a clinic with a great reputation and go. Just go. If it’s money that would stop you, make a plea to your community for help. Just give it all you’ve got so you won’t have any regrets. We’ll pray for you. Please update to my freepmail.
Prayers for your sister and family.
This is a long ways off, and Durham is a liberal hole, but this is the best the Carolinas have:
Good luck and God bless.
People come from all over the world to go to MD Anderson Hospital in Houston.
Doing that will give her the best chance of beating it.
If there are money concerns, have her look into http://www.clinicaltrials.gov . Type in the name of the cancer along with the name of a city to see what’s available. She will still receive the standard treatment protocol for her cancer, but may also receive some additional treatments to see if it enhances success. My brother did this when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in his 40’s. Prayers for your SIL.
Thanks for that, Jeff. Yours is truly an amazing story of medical know-how and God given miracles.
The medical professionals I know here also recommend MD Anderson.
Thank you for the advice and prayers, my dear friends. I gave this thread's link to my sil.
I'm a bit familar with cancer as my mom battled breast cancer for seven years. She lost the battle in 1979. At that time she received treatments at Misercordia Hospital in Philadelphia. Her doctor was Isaac Djerassi. He helped develop centrifuge and filtration techniques for platelet and white-cell transfusions to support aggressive cancer chemotherapy.
I'm sure there has been great medical progress since then.
Again, thank you.
Yes, Jeff. I remember all you went through. Thank you for your help. You continue to be in my prayers.
Sorry to hear about your husband. Thank you for your prayers.
I’m currently undergoing chemo treatments for bladder cancer - stage two.
In the coming months I will undergo surgery to remove the bladder and prostate.
Looking forward to being cancer-free.
Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow.
My prayers are with you.
Prayer’s up here for you Diver Dave. We pray God in Heaven, through His Son, Jesus Christ, will bless you and indeed that you will become cancer free.
I still have three very small, slow growing tumors in my hiop bones, which they hope to treat with stereotactical proton radiation eithe in March or September.
But the main, dangerous malignant tumor is gone...along with my entire sacrum.
The nerve damage required to accomplish that impacted my bowel and bladder capabilities...so when you get there, and if you are having a difficult time with that, please FRemail me and I will be happy to help, give pointers, encouragement, and add and exercise faith on your behlaf.
God bless you for your faith in Him who is mighty to save!
Thank you for your prayers lysie, and hope the info about MD Anderson helpes. It’s a long ways from New York (about as far as from Idaho), but it was well worth it.
Thank You both for your prayers.
I was treated for cancer at MD Anderson. They healed me and were wonderful to us.
Good bless your family.