Doctor recommendations..Georgia

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Doctor recommendations..Georgia

Postby Missy9579 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:40 am

Hello all!!

My family, due to my husband's medical condition and being out of work now, is considering a move to Georgia... Cummings​ is the seems overwhelming to try and pin down a doctor/hospital team as wonderful as we have gathered here in CT....

I know NOT CTCA...but would anyone have any recommendations on an oncologist near there, and the best hospital that we would want to be seen at?

Thank you!

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Re: Doctor recommendations..Georgia

Postby SarahS » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:30 pm

Hi Missy

We are in Georgia and go to Piedmont cancer center just on the outskirts of Atlanta
The staff are fantastic, the infusion center is bright, clean and spacious. Our oncologist is great and they are affiliated with MD Anderson. I highly recommend them.
Wife and caregiver to husband diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer Nov 2016
Emergency surgery to remove blockage in cecum 12/03/2016
Stage 4 colon cancer. Mets to liver, peritoneum, possibly lungs
K-Ras G12C MSS
01/05/2017 Begin Folfox 6 plus Avastin
CEA pre surgery 114, post surgery 70, 02/2017- 35 03/2017- 23 04/2017- 12

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Re: Doctor recommendations..Georgia

Postby JDinNC » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:05 pm

Check at Gainesville, Ga...... just down the road from Cummings. Excellent hospital and medical centers....Northeast medical center.
61 y/o female @ DX...........
6/13 DX- stage 4
Sigmoid colon cancer.
One met to lung
7/13 colon resection
8/13 lung resection
7/17 four years....NED
8/18 five years....NED
63 y/o @ DX
6/15 stage 2a
7/15 surgery on arm
7/15 NED
4/16 recurrance
5/16 remove metastasis from back
5/16. Started immunotherapy
8/16 discontinue treatment
7/18...PET scan...NED

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Re: Doctor recommendations..Georgia

Postby mariane » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:36 pm

I am patient of Piedmont Cancer Center. Dr.Ballard is my local oncologist. He is a good, old friend of Dr. Kemeny from MSKCC. They cooperate and exchange patients to make treatment as convenient as possible. I am being seen by both Dr. Ballard and Dr. Kemeny.
The nurses are all nice, warm. They have been my cheerleaders and friends during chemo. When I come back for pump flash I feel always welcome.
mom of now 12 years old twins, dx @ 40 in 6/2015 with upper rectal cancer, 10+ liver mets, CEA 140
chemo: 8/2015 - 10/2016 - 4xFOLFIRINOX, 2xFOLFOX, 8xFOLFIRI, 10x5FU, HAI pump -12xFUDR
4 surgeries, complete pathological response
CEA<2 since 10/2015
NED since May 2016

I praise God for every day with my family!

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Re: Doctor recommendations..Georgia

Postby jhocno197 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:25 pm

I would not suggest Gainesville. We have had some serious issues with the hospital there.
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

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