• Experiences with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Chicago) for Pancreatic Cancer?

    Asked by mcinty43 on Monday, March 30, 2015

    Experiences with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Chicago) for Pancreatic Cancer?

    Hi - my mother was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It has spread to kidney and some other areas. We find out on Wednesday if the University of Michigan is willing to do the surgery. If not, my mother is pretty much only willing to go to CTCA for a 2nd opinion because we can drive to Chicago (about 4 hrs). I don't want her to dismiss other top treatment centers like Johns Hopkins, Sloan Kettering, etc. I am wondering if anyone can recommend CTCA and briefly describe experience there. Thank you!

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    • jl4husker's Avatar
      jl4husker

      They do standard treatments with possibly more of the personal details like limo service, environment, but their statistics are no better than standard treatments at reputable centers. They have been censured at least twice to cease their misleading claims of higher success by not including all patients like everyone else does, easy to google to check out. I would definitely check out a reputable medical center.

      about 4 years ago
    • Beeps' Avatar
      Beeps

      I know someone that goes to the new one in GA- they don't treat her rare kind of Cancer... But she really likes all the "other" care offered there... And travels to a specialist.

      about 4 years ago
    • Hussy's Avatar
      Hussy

      The University of Michigan is an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center so that's a good thing. If your mother is willing to travel to Chicago for a second opinion, there are two NCI designated comprehensive cancer centers: University of Chicago and Robert H. Lurie at Northwestern.

      about 4 years ago

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