It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cancer: Colon Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-05-2011, 06:02 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Patchogue, NY
Posts: 3
Cristal9229 HB User
Lung Cancer of the Colon

Can anyone give me advise on a great Oncologist that may be able to save my dads life. His oncologist has basically written him off and thats not an answer to me. My dad has Stage 4 Lung Cancer because it has moved to his colon. I am also looking for another GREAT colon surgeon who actually cares about their patients and wants to save their lives. If anyone can help me PLEASE PLEASE let me know!!!!

Old 07-07-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: outside Orlando
Posts: 63
Re: Lung Cancer of the Colon

Hello. When my colo-rectal cancer moved to stage IV, I went to M. D. Anderson in Houston, since they are the largest cancer center in the world & I've always heard they are number one for cancer treatments. Every Oncologist & Surgeon are board certified & specialists in their field. My Oncologist is Dr Cathy Eng & my colon Surgeon was Dr John Skibber. I have no doubt that they have saved my life & because of the skill of my surgeon, he was able to reverse the Ileostomy in 6 weeks after surgery. If you can't go to Houston, then I would just strongly suggest that you make sure that whatever surgeon you choose is board certified with many years experience & specializes in colon surgery. I'm so sorry that your Dads Oncologist has "written him off." That should never happen. I will check back on your progress. This is a very scary, stressful time, but hopefully, you'll be able to get your Dad a "team" soon that will give you both a sense of direction.

The Following User Says Thank You to JJSMITH For This Useful Post:
Cristal9229 (07-07-2011)
Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Patchogue, NY
Posts: 3
Cristal9229 HB User
Re: Lung Cancer of the Colon

Thank you for your response. Do you have their number or anything that you can give me so I can contact them?

Old 07-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: outside Orlando
Posts: 63
Re: Lung Cancer of the Colon

Hello again Actually, I tried calling my surgeons office this morning (Dr Skibber), and his office is closed until July 11th for vacation. < edited >
I would suggest that, if possible, you have your Dad's Dr refer you, but you can make an appointment on your own. ANY DOCTOR there would be one of the best in the country. To make things easier when going for your initial visit, they have a hotel INSIDE the facility.
Hope this helps.

Last edited by hb-mod; 07-07-2011 at 01:47 PM. Reason: Please do not post, or request contact information, such as email address, phone or name.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
HNPCC & Colon Cancer ashnw Cancer: Colon 4 12-10-2011 07:42 PM
Lung Cancer in the Colon Cristal9229 Cancer: Colon 1 06-15-2011 07:34 PM
what are the chances I will get cancer if my mom, dad and brother died from it? tom2009 Cancer: Colon 7 06-05-2011 03:31 PM
can you have stage IV Colon cancer and NOT be anemic? xrayshel Cancer: Colon 3 01-26-2010 02:45 PM
Update after lung surgery impactzone Cancer: Colon 1 11-21-2007 04:35 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.


There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added

Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to for complete list)
Nexium Potassium


WhistleDixie (7), Nassau one (4), LESLIETOO (4), gwb123 (4), solofelix (4), Daisy65 (4), JJSMITH (3), kjmiller (3), Misssty (3), ladybud (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (670), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:55 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!