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      gpgirl70

      That’s amazing leslie. I thought stage IV patients had to see their oncologist frequently. My mom has been stage IV for 11 years but she is monitored at least once a month sometimes twice. They watch her tumor counts and have changed meds several times. She had metastasis in her bones so maybe it depends on where the cancer metastasizes.

      6 months ago
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      I continued seeing my breast surgeon because, first, she wanted me to, and, second, because she gave me breast exams, and I trusted her. Everyone else who was treated at MSK twenty years ago, (and probably more recently) continued to see a breast surgeon. My surgeon was also a breast doctor. I see that different hospitals treat patients differently from how we were at Sloan. Then again, it WAS long ago.

      6 months ago
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      When asked, we usually recommend going to an NIH National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center because of the high quality of the doctors and facilities. In D.C., you're close to many. including two in Baltimore--Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland---not bad! Here's a link to a list by state with phone numbers:
      https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find#Virginia

      Others here have mentioned other well-known cancer centers in that area, so maybe they'll comment. Best wishes!

      Hope you enjoy your move there. It's very exciting.

      6 months ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Started Lupron Shots + Lexetrole)

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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Reconstruction (Implant))