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    How did you go about finding your doctors?

    Asked by KarenG_WN on Friday, March 16, 2012

    How did you go about finding your doctors?

    Finding the best doctors to manage your care is often easier said than done. How did you go about finding your doctors? Any tips on how to find out the best professionals and cancer centers for your specific cancer type?

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    • a1phil's Avatar
      a1phil

      I found the very best doctoe and he was only 45 mi away. Dr Orringer @ u of mi

      about 9 years ago
    • bonjour's Avatar
      bonjour

      I live in a small city. There were only 3 medical oncologists to choose from. First, I did research and talked to trustworthy people to decide whether I needed to widen my search and look to cities an hour to the north and to the south. I became convinced that our Cancer Care Center is just as good and is connected with the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. When it came time to choose one of the doctors, I trusted a nurse/friend who works in the field and hears women's assessments of them. She helped me make the decision. I received good care from him during treatment. Our personalities are very different, and now that I have met his colleague--same office, same age, similar impressive credentials--I think I would have chosen the latter. My second opinion on treatment came from a friend who is the head of the Oncology Department in a hospital in West Virginia. He went the extra mile for me, reassured me, and followed my journey. I have been blessed!

      about 9 years ago
    • Landmark's Avatar
      Landmark

      My family doctor discovered the cancer. I followed his recommendation for a surgeon, Dr. Lee in Indianapolis. He did a great job of explaining what to expect and exactly what the treatment would entail. I also used a dermatologist recommended by my family doctor, and she took care of follow up care.

      about 9 years ago

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