Where is the best place to go in the Atlanta area to go for surgery/treatment

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donwku
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Where is the best place to go in the Atlanta area to go for surgery/treatment

Postby donwku » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:04 am

I live north of town but any help would be appreciated

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Jacques
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Re: Where is the best place to go in the Atlanta area to go for surgery/treatment

Postby Jacques » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:26 pm

How to Find an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer
https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find

There is one NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in Atlanta:

Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Comprehensive Cancer Center

https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find/emorywinship

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Here is a list of cancer hospitals in Atanta, with their repective rankings
https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/cancer/atlanta-ga
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Re: Where is the best place to go in the Atlanta area to go for surgery/treatment

Postby galee » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:05 pm

I am seeking a consultation for surgery at ATL Colorectal Surgery P.C. on August 30th. I am scheduled with Dr. Feldman. Dr. Hum is also an exemplary surgeon having operated on my brother in the past. I opted for a consult sooner rather than later. I am also sending records to Emory Winship to be prepared for Oncology visit following initial surgery.

I live in VA. I am also seeking two consults locally. I am am looking into Atlanta due to familiarity with Emory and Piedmont hospitals. Plus the benefit of having family and lifetime friends close-by in Atlanta as well as nearby cities.

I am not ruling out other multi-disciplinary cancer centers. Trying to take one day & one procedure at a time.
47 year old, Female
8/15/2019 Colonoscopy due to blood in bowels
8/20/2019 Pathology 3cm Adenocarcinoma
Recto-Sigmoid junction, 12 cm from anal verge
G2
MSS
BRAF, KRAS, NRAS Not Detected
CEA 1.8
9/23/2019 sigmoid & rectum colectomy plus left salpingo-oophorectomy, small intestine resection & appendectomy
9/30/2019 Pathology: T2N0M0, moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (2.8cm), margins uninvolved

mariane
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Re: Where is the best place to go in the Atlanta area to go for surgery/treatment

Postby mariane » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:35 pm

Hi! I live in Cumming.
I am shared patient of MSKCC in NY and Piedmont Cancer Instytute. Piedmont works closely with MSKCC and MD Anderson. They sent patients to MSKCC for consultations sometimes.
I had multiple liver mets. Piedmont nurses flush my hepatic pump every couples of weeks so I don't have to fly to NY very often. I can recommend them.
mom of now 11 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!

galee
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Re: Where is the best place to go in the Atlanta area to go for surgery/treatment

Postby galee » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:27 am

Thank you for sharing your experience & collaboration at Piedmont Cancer. Do you have surgeons that you’ve had positive experience within the Piedmont network?

Just a side note: I am mom of twins who will be 15 next week. Also an amazing 18 year old daughter who is a freshman at UGA.
47 year old, Female
8/15/2019 Colonoscopy due to blood in bowels
8/20/2019 Pathology 3cm Adenocarcinoma
Recto-Sigmoid junction, 12 cm from anal verge
G2
MSS
BRAF, KRAS, NRAS Not Detected
CEA 1.8
9/23/2019 sigmoid & rectum colectomy plus left salpingo-oophorectomy, small intestine resection & appendectomy
9/30/2019 Pathology: T2N0M0, moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (2.8cm), margins uninvolved

mariane
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Re: Where is the best place to go in the Atlanta area to go for surgery/treatment

Postby mariane » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:02 pm

I had all my surgeries in NY. Unfortunately I cannot recommend you anybody here.

We both have twins. My turned 10 in April. I have just the twins and a 12 weeks puppy.
mom of now 11 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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