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mpbser
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Free lodging in Boston

Postby mpbser » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:55 pm

I just now discovered a place in Boston that provides lodging to people receiving cancer treatment who live greater than 40 miles away. I wish I had found this place sooner! It's near Dana Farber. https://www.cancer.org/treatment/suppor ... th-us.html
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4, 2.1, 1.5, 1.9, 1.9, 2.1, 2.1, 2.4, 1.7, 2.0
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
Liver left hepatectomy seg 4 1/31/18
5/18 NED

NHMike
Posts: 1838
Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:43 am

Re: Free lodging in Boston

Postby NHMike » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:05 pm

That sounds like a great option. It can be nice to sleep overnight and then go in fresh for multiple appointments or surgery.

Both MGH and Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's have lists of hotels that offer discounts for patients too. There's a hotel around the corner from DFCI and B&W that has a very nice rate for patients and I've used it twice for surgery. The traffic around these areas can be horrendous during the day and a shuttle can make the trip to the hospital easier.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal


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