Dr. Neyla Melnetchouk surgeon at Brigham and Women's

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Cinham
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Dr. Neyla Melnetchouk surgeon at Brigham and Women's

Postby Cinham » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:22 pm

I am scheduled to have surger on 9-25 with Dr Melnetchouk at Brigham and women's. Has anyone ever been treated by her? I have a tumor in the ascending colon as well as some lymph nodes that appear to br affected as well.

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Re: Dr. Neyla Melnetchouk surgeon at Brigham and Women's

Postby JJH » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:36 am

Cinham wrote:I am scheduled to have surger on 9-25 with Dr Melnetchouk at Brigham and women's. Has anyone ever been treated by her? I have a tumor in the ascending colon as well as some lymph nodes that appear to br affected as well.

CH - It looks like your surgeon has all of the recommended board certifications. She should be able to do an excellent job, in my opinion.
https://www.doximity.com/pub/nelya-melnitchouk-md?show_more=true#publications

Are you in Boston right now, or are you still in Miami?

PS : It looks like you have a spelling error in your surgeon's last name.

PPS: You may also want to review some of rp1954's posts about peri-operative use of Cimetidine or Celebrex for minimizing problems during or after surgery:
http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57693&p=454654#p454654
DX 2012: Stage IIc
Locations: upper-rectum T4b + mid-sigmoid T4b
Surgery: Open LAR + temp ileo
TX: chemo/rad (28 days) + Xelox (3 cycles)
Ileo reversal
5 years surveillance
7/3/2017: Final 5-year report -
"complete remission ... cured'

Cinham
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Re: Dr. Neyla Melnetchouk surgeon at Brigham and Women's

Postby Cinham » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:27 pm

Thanks for sharing those links. I will study them. I¨m in Miami , and will head up day before surgery. I really like what Brigham and Dana Farber had to offer.

Thank you.

NHMike
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Re: Dr. Neyla Melnetchouk surgeon at Brigham and Women's

Postby NHMike » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:30 pm

She's going to do mine late October. I finished my Chemo and Radiation last week and will have an MRI in early October and a meeting a few days later.
06/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy+Biopsy
07/13/17: Stage 3B rectal cancer. T3, N1b, M0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6 mm, 5 x 5 mm.
Xeloda 3,400 mg/day + radiation 07/31 - 09/08.
CEA 2.7; halfway through treatment: 1.9; after treatment: 1.8.
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/06/17: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 mm (-75%), 5 x 3 mm (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV.
Surgery: 10/30/17 LAR, Temp Ileostomy

JJH
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Re: Dr. Neyla Melnetchouk surgeon at Brigham and Women's

Postby JJH » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:02 am

NHMike wrote:She's going to do mine late October. I finished my Chemo and Radiation last week and will have an MRI in early October and a meeting a few days later.

It looks like she is well-qualified to do the type of surgery you need:

http://www.brighamandwomensfaulkner.org/about-us/general-information/bwfh-news/New-colorectal-surgeon-joins-Brigham-and-Womens-Surgical-Specialties-at-BWFH.aspx
DX 2012: Stage IIc
Locations: upper-rectum T4b + mid-sigmoid T4b
Surgery: Open LAR + temp ileo
TX: chemo/rad (28 days) + Xelox (3 cycles)
Ileo reversal
5 years surveillance
7/3/2017: Final 5-year report -
"complete remission ... cured'


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