Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto

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henry123
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Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto

Postby henry123 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:04 pm

Hello
Can anyone advise which would be a better option between PMH and Sunnybrook Hospitals in Toronto with regards to CRC.
Any recommendations for medical oncologist who specialises in immunotherapy at these centres.
Thanks.
46yo M
5/16 lap AR 14/21 L nodes +ve
T4N2M1
7/16 Capox 9 cyc
9/16 cea 2
1/17 550
PET CT mets in lung & peri
iri+ avast fail
3/17 10577
msi-h Lynch
4/17 regro fail
5/17 cea 28800
5/17 CT inc in size of mes nodes , new onset of multi nodules in liver.
6/17 Opdivo start
7/17 26754
8/17 5623
9/17 497
10/17 52
11/17 12
CT all clear exc a nodule in Lung. liver normal
1/18 3.6
2/18 2.3
4/18 2.0
opdivo continue
Aspirin start
6/18 1.5 CT clear NED
8/18 1.3
10/18 1.2
Vegan yoga juicing apricot

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CRguy
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Re: Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto

Postby CRguy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:32 am

Only a generic reply here homie

My father's Onc in Kelowna trained and was certified at PMH = a very good place !
She gave me the name of her mentor for chest stuff when I wanted some info for another friend,
and the reference was for standard protocols for thoracic stuff ... not CRC

No experience with Sunnybrook

Hoping you get some good feedback from the family here !
maybe check some older posts by " Maia "
I believe her friend was treated at PMH and she would have posted some good info while she was active here

(( Miss you Maia :cry: ))

Best wishes
CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
11 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

Dionca
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Re: Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto

Postby Dionca » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:28 am

Both Sunnybrook and PMH are excellent hospitals.

I can't offer any advice, but PMH claims that it has Canada's most comprehensive immunotherapy program, so may have the edge. https://www.thepmcf.ca/Our-Stories/Insi ... py-program
May 2015 right hemi CC cecum
removed terminal ileum, illeocecal valve, appendix, cecum, ascending colon, omentum
stage 3b T3 N1b MX 2/27 nodes (isolated tumour cells in 1 add'l node)
moderately differentiated
PNI - positive
LVI - positive
Folfox 12 sessions (oxi discontinued for 11 & 12)
Neulasta with 3-12 due to low WBC count
CEA at diagnosis 8.6
CEA after surgery 1.2
CEA during chemo 4.6 / 3.3 / 2.3
CEA after chemo 1.5 / 1.2 / 1.2 /1.2 /1.2 / 1.4 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.9 / 1.3 / 1.6 /1.4
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Utwo
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Re: Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto

Postby Utwo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:25 pm

My doctor told me that the best US hospitals are better than the best Canadian hospitals.
So Boston, Cleveland or NY should be better. :(
58 yo male at diagnosis: T1bN0M0, 0/15 nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy - bleeding, leak, infection
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6
A lot of funny stuff discovered by CT scans in liver, kidney, lungs, arteries, gallbladder and a lymph node

Steph20021
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto

Postby Steph20021 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:33 pm

Both are excellent. I researched clinical trials that were open at both not too long ago and Sunnybrook had the best one for ME at the moment given my mutation. So that’s where I am right now.
I don’t think you can go wrong with either. Parking at sunnybrook costs more. But if you are doing a trial, research both as they offer different ones.
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E mutation
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, hysterectomy et al, 2nd temp ileo, NED?
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
Jan/17- pulmonary embolism
Feb/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
Aug/16- on folfiri
Jan/18-folfox

henry123
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Re: Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto

Postby henry123 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:48 am

Thanks everyone for your feedback.
46yo M
5/16 lap AR 14/21 L nodes +ve
T4N2M1
7/16 Capox 9 cyc
9/16 cea 2
1/17 550
PET CT mets in lung & peri
iri+ avast fail
3/17 10577
msi-h Lynch
4/17 regro fail
5/17 cea 28800
5/17 CT inc in size of mes nodes , new onset of multi nodules in liver.
6/17 Opdivo start
7/17 26754
8/17 5623
9/17 497
10/17 52
11/17 12
CT all clear exc a nodule in Lung. liver normal
1/18 3.6
2/18 2.3
4/18 2.0
opdivo continue
Aspirin start
6/18 1.5 CT clear NED
8/18 1.3
10/18 1.2
Vegan yoga juicing apricot


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