• Have you second guessed your decision to not travel a good distance to a much better known cancer facility?

    Asked by BugsBunny on Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Have you second guessed your decision to not travel a good distance to a much better known cancer facility?

    I seem to be having doubts, but then there have been hundreds, maybe even thousands of people that have been through my current facility and I'm sure most are doing fine. Maybe it's a version of "buyer's remorse"? I seem to always wonder if I could have done better.

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • cllinda's Avatar

      I wanted local doctors and facilities. And in my area, I had them. I was pleased with the treatment and six years later, I am still here.

      4 months ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar

      I too traveled over two hours away to receive my surgery and frontline chemo. Doing my research I needed a gynecologist onchologist to treat my ovarian cancer, there were none close by. I found the perfect fit two hours away, a teaching hospital, one of the best cancer centers in the state, with several specialists. When I was first diagnosed, my husband considered our traveling to Texas, to MD Anderson Cancer Center, but in the end we were fortunate to find a great hospital and specialist in our own back yard ( sort of ) and I was able to stay close to family. So no regrets .

      4 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      BugsBunny, the state you live in is not in your profile, but there are numerous NIH National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers doing research funded by the National Cancer Institute (U.S. Government, funded by taxpayers). NIH has chosen hospitals, medical centers, and doctors that meet strict requirements of the NCI to be called Comprehensive Cancer Centers and do government-funded cancer research. Some of the treatments are especially sought by late-stage cancer patients because they aren't available anywhere else.

      When you get a second opinion, it doesn't mean you have to be treated there. You can confirm at the NIH NCI-designated CCC that you are receiving the best treatment plan available from your local doctor, or you can discuss changing your current plan locally.

      I have an NIH NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center where I live, so I'm treated there. Wishing you the Best.

      4 months ago

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