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Old 05-03-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
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Where is the BEST treatment center to go for LUNG Cancer...?

My 53 year old UNcle has Lung cancer, also blood clots, he is loosing hope with this battle right now, I don't have all the fine details as he lives far from me , I hear most everything from my Aunt, I am the one with the internet so I am seeking Information about new Treatment alternatives for those with advanced stage Lung Cancer and where in the US has the Best Doctors and Clinics for Lung cancer treatment. All advice appreciated, thank you so much!

 
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Re: Where is the BEST treatment center to go for LUNG Cancer...?

Hi there- I see you have had a lot of views, but no replies. I can not speak for everyone else, but I do not know where the best treatemnt is. My husband also has lung cancer (small cell) and was diagnosed as terminally ill in December, with 6-9 months to live. I have done so much research, and called all of the "best" clinics and hospitals. But unfortunately, with this lung cancer, all treatment plans are the same, So, taking him away from home would make no sense.

If you find a treatment, or a better place. Please tell us too. I know it hurts so bad when someone you love is so ill and you feel like there HAS to be something you can do, but you just don;t know what. In the beginning I drove myself almost over the edge trying to find that "miracle cure". I still look for other ways, but I try to keep things inperspevtive. The one thing I do not want to do is, get so wrapped up in trying to find something that is not there, and lose that valuable time with my husband. Sometimes, all we can do is be there.

I am NOT saying give up, because there is no hope. As long as there is a will to live, and God's presense, there is always hope! I am just advising you to keep a steady balane. Otherwise, you will become of no good to yopurself, or your uncle.

I wish you and your uncle the best. I hope find what you are looking for.

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Re: Where is the BEST treatment center to go for LUNG Cancer...?

I agree with you; try not to spend all of your time left on searching for a miracle. My 42 year old husband was diagnosed 1 week ago with non-small cell lung cancer, Stage IV. The diagnosis came out of the blue. He had been tired and lost 20 lbs in 2 months, his regular doctor said he was in perfect health. Obviously not.
If you can get to Sloan-Kettering, or any other Cancer Center of Excellence, do it, but my husband is starting chemo next week and in th emeantime, I am building up his immune system, adding more protein to his diet, and eliminating the toxins from his body. We are not close-minded in terms of touch healing, crystals or anything else. We have 2 small children (6yrs and 4yrs) and they need their daddy.
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Re: Where is the BEST treatment center to go for LUNG Cancer...?

OverRun,

Every year U.S. News and World report publishes a list of the top hospitals in the country by specialty. Their 2003 report listed the following for oncology/cancer... :

1 University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
2 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
3 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
4 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
5 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
6 University of Chicago Hospitals
7 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
8 UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
9 University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor
10 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
11 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa
12 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
13 Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia
14 University Hospitals of Cleveland
15 University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
16 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
17 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
18 Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.
19 Clarian Health Partners (IU and Methodist Hospitals), Indianapolis
20 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison
21 North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem
22 Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
23 University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville
24 University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill
25 Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
26 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
27 Fairview-University Medical Center, Minneapolis
28 University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham
29 Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.
31 New York-Presbyterian Hospital
32 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
33 Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo
34 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
35 University of Colorado Hospital, Denver
36 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
37 Harper University Hospital, Detroit
38 Nebraska Health System, Omaha
39 Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, Portland
40 University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento
41 UCSD Medical Center, San Diego
42 City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, Calif.
43 University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City
44 Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio
45 Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville
46 Cleveland Clinic
47 Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
48 Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
49 University Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.
50 Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

This list doesn't mean however, that great treatment and care cannot be found elsewhere.

zuzu xxx

 
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