Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

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Rob in PA
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby Rob in PA » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:47 am

Hi folks,
I've got a friend recently diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer and she is meeting tomorrow with a Doctor there to go over options with her. They booked a hotel room for around $390 a night and that was supposedly WITH the Sloan discount. That sounds like a lot and I was wondering if you fine folks would know of any cheaper options that they could look at for their next appt.

They are coming in from Western Pennsylvania area.

At UPMC - Hillman in Pittsburgh (where i go) they have an apartment style Family House that is for family members of patients at UPMC and it is only around $40 per night. Does Sloan Kettering have anything like that?

Thanks!

Rob
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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ginabeewell
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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby ginabeewell » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:45 am

We have had good luck with rooms under $200 at the Maxwell. But lately the hotels have all been crazy expensive, maybe due to the holidays? I did contact MSK to ask about Hope Lodge or similar for my last surgery; that is available for free, but only if you have treatment 3 or more times a week. I did a lot of digging and couldn’t come up with anything else.
45 year old mom of twins (8) and lucky stepmom of 14 and 16 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets
9/20/18 CEA 931
10/1/18 FOLFOX + Vectibix planned 12 rounds
12/12/18 CT scan showed typhlitis (7 days in hospital) but largest met down to 5 cm. Chemo holiday.
12/26/18 CEA 4.6
1/14/18 Resume chemo (#6-8)
3/27/19 HAI pump placement / colon resection
4/8/19 Resume chemo (#9-19) FOLFOX (no OX) + Vectibix
5/20/19 CEA 1.3
7/19/19 1st liver resection
10/16/19 2nd liver resection

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Rob in PA
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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby Rob in PA » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:57 am

ginabeewell wrote:We have had good luck with rooms under $200 at the Maxwell. But lately the hotels have all been crazy expensive, maybe due to the holidays? I did contact MSK to ask about Hope Lodge or similar for my last surgery; that is available for free, but only if you have treatment 3 or more times a week. I did a lot of digging and couldn’t come up with anything else.



Thank you Gina! :)

Rob
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby radnyc » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:01 am

Airbnb a LOT cheaper
DX Jan '10, at 47
Feb - colon resection - 2/17 nodes
April - liver mets - Stage 4
3 months Folfox chemotherapy
August '10 liver resection and HAI pump
7 months chemo FUDR HAI and Folfiri systemic
NED since August 2010
Last treatment April '11
HAI Pump removed Dec '15

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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby fumaros » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:16 pm

POD Hotel rooms are also cheap, and theres one walking distance to MSK. If you are staying longer for treatment, you can always contact MSK social worker to get you free accommodations through the ACS or help you find cheaper options.
Diagnosed 4/8/16, age 29
Colectomy 4/20/16
Stage III, T4bN1 Tumor 7x6.5x2. Muscinous Adenocarcinoma with SRC features
2/16 lymph nodes
Stage IV, Peri mets 5/2019
CEA 4/14/16 - 16.8
CEA 6/2/16 - 1.9
CEA 6/17/16 - 0.87, 7/16 - 1.33, 12/16 - 1.14, 4/17 - 0.6, 7/17 - 0.5, 10/17 - 0.9, 3/19 -5.8, 4/19 -10
FOLFOX began 6/24/16 - 11/25/16, FOLFIRI - 5/10/19
10 round FOLFOX, 2 round 5-FU & Leucovorin, 1 round FOLFIRI
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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby Jack&KatiesMommy » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:57 pm

I stay at the POD on 53rd St. also. It is really very plain (like a dorm with shared bathrooms) but I almost always get a room for under $200.

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Dx 8/11 Stage IV CRC (liver mets) CEA 2,600+
9/11 Folfiri 2/12: Failed Liver Resection
5/12 HAI pump/removed primary
4/13 Liver Resection
8/13-12/15 (10) RFAs lungs
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Rob in PA
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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby Rob in PA » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:44 pm

Thank you all! I'll pass along the information.

Rob
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby Cured » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:22 pm

We stayed at the Holiday Inn- which was a short walk to MSK.
I don’t remember the cost, as we needed the 2nd opinion and confirmation on what type of cancer I had this time.

Always check hotel program promotions; and use points if possible.
Season may matter- as some people want to be in NYC for Christmastime.
But New York is always too expensive.
5-08:Stg 3 Rectal: 6/14 Nodes
Ace Surgn Remvd 90%Rectm,lots of Colon-Full Incision
Ileo Rev'd 6 Mos.
Radiatn+5fu Pre-Surgery
FOLFOX 8 CyclDone 1-09
Clear Scope 8-17; CEA 2-18
Glory to God! Healed by prayers of many: for 10 yrs
7-18: tumor pressing against brain Removed
Metastatic to lung. CEA 6.9
Folfiri
CEA to 4.5 after 1 chemo
After 8rds CEA 3
CEA 1.8, 2.3,1.7,2.2,5.7,5.3
12 rds Folfiri
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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby juliej » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:42 pm

Helmsley Medical Tower is about $283 a night, which isn't cheap but it's a real apartment with a kitchen, which means you can save money by eating breakfast, etc. there. They aren't for the general public - just for medical patients going to NY Presbyterian or MSK. The staff is wonderfully supportive.

If their appointment is at the Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion on 53rd, they can take the Q train and transfer to 6 at 59TH & Lex (if they want to take the subway).

Hope this helps!
Juliej
Stage IVb, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/2011
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/2011
Adjuvant Irinotecan + FUDR
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/2012
Adjuvant FUDR + Xeloda
VATS rt. lung 12/2012 - benign granuloma!
VATS left lung 11/2013
NED 11/22/13 to 12/18/2019, CEA<1

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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby cartech78 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:31 pm

The Bentley, cheapest to book online. The residence in on East 48th and Lexington is sometimes cheap. As others have mentioned the pod hotels. I would recommend a queen bedroom here though then you have your own bathroom and a little bigger room. I book hotels through my united airlines app and it seems to have good deals most of the time. Plus i get extra airline miles
40 Y/o male
Dx 10/5/18 stage lV CRC
Sg colon T3N1bM1a
Histologic grade-G2
7 inoperable liver mets largest 4.5 cm
Colon resection 10/6/18 clean margins
Starting FolFox on 11/18
2nd opinion at MSK on 12/18
HAI pump installed on 3/6/2019 also found 20 more small tumors on liver scans missed
7/2/2019 MRI and CT show only 2 liver tumors visible and they are shrunk by 3/4
11/25/19- Liver resection at MSK- got out all cancer and am NED. Thank God! More scans and mop up chemo to follow.
1 month Scan clear!

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Re: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hotel Option Question

Postby kandj » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:08 pm

We usually bounce between the Courtyard on 3rd at 53rd or the Helmsely Medical tower. the Helmsely is 273 a night for the cheapest room but there are no taxes or fees since it is a non profit. You just pay the 273. The studio has a kitchen as well, so nice for cooking or even buying stuff you can easily reheat. We like that option because the scans and labs can be done the day before at the hospital and then you can catch the shuttle from the main hospital to 53rd for your appointments the next day. Way easier than cabs or subway and free!
wife to DH, dx 8/15 stage IV @36, numerous unresectable liver Mets
resection and HAI placed 12/15
Liver resection 5/19/2016 15-20 mets removed (surgeon lost count, but it hopeful he got it all!)
Recurrence 7/2017 4 Liver mets and one possible lung met
Radiation on liver Mets 12/17
Lung met 10/18
VATS on lung met 11/18 started xeloda
Chemo break 6/19-11/19 lung/adrenal gland recurrence 11/19
Adrenal ablation2/20 Robotic Assisted VATS 3/20 Xeloda again


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