Dana Farber Doctors

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Dana Farber Doctors

by Virginia52 on Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:00 AM

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Does anyone have any recommendations for medical oncologists at Dana Farber. My sister-in-law has stage iv adenocarinoma. She is currently undergoing chemo at Sloan Kettering and would like a second opinion about ongoing treatment. She is responding well to her treatment. The tumor has shrunk a little more than 20% and there is no sign of anything new. The doctor's experience and qualifications are most important but they'd also like someone who, though realistic about the disease, wants to fight the disease with her. Right now at Sloan she's getting good medical care but that's about it. I don't think she feels she is part of a team fighting her cancer.

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by mrready on Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:00 AM

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Virginia,

 

I saw Dr. Jeffery Meyerhardt for a 2nd opinion on my colon cancer.  I thought he was very good. 

Jack

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by melian on Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:00 AM

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HI,

I do not know any physicians in Dana Farber but I know how your family is feeling. My mom just got diagnosed recently with the same thing. We felt the same way. The oncologist here in town was nice but didn't gve us much hope at all. They didn't have many options so we went for a 2nd opinion with a thoriac oncologist at MD Anderson and now we have hope! They had alot more options there and we felt confident with him since he just specializies in lung cancr. You could tell the difference that this physician was ready to fight with us and was going to do what was best for my mother as an individual. So you all definitly need to find someone that they feel is fighting with them. Maybe they want to see a thoriac oncologist since they work with lung cancer closey. Good Luck and God Bless.

-Missy

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by Rosalind on Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 4/13/2009 Virginia52 wrote:

Does anyone have any recommendations for medical oncologists at Dana Farber. My sister-in-law has stage iv adenocarinoma. She is currently undergoing chemo at Sloan Kettering and would like a second opinion about ongoing treatment. She is responding well to her treatment. The tumor has shrunk a little more than 20% and there is no sign of anything new. The doctor's experience and qualifications are most important but they'd also like someone who, though realistic about the disease, wants to fight the disease with her. Right now at Sloan she's getting good medical care but that's about it. I don't think she feels she is part of a team fighting her cancer.

 

I felt the same way when my mom was being treated.  I would have liked to have gone to one of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, but we never had that chance.  You might want to look into them--I've heard much that is positive.      Roz
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