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    Who is the best doctor for stomach cancer surgery?

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      I know that I can't answer your question, but I do think I can give you some ideas about how to determine who the best doctor for you is. When my husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, we immediately began researching on line. We found a couple of foundations that support pancreatic cancer research and contacted them for guidance. One referred us to John Hopkins hospital as the best place for treatment of pancreatic cancer.

      Since that wasn't an option because of location, we contacted them and they gave us the name of the doctors in our area who they considered the best. We also got the name of another doctor from our family physician.

      We were able to get appointments quickly with all three doctors. We talked extensively with each of them, and I think any of the three would have been good. My husband had a definite preference for Dr. Talimonti, and we went with him. My husband had very successful surgery and we're glad we did the research and selected the doctor we did.

      Where do you live? If you're near Chicago, you might want to try Dr. Talimonti.

      over 4 years ago
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      about 4 years ago
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    I have been experiencing symptoms once again. About a year and 3 months back I had stopped all treatment as I had been cancer free following 6 rounds of chemotherapy. Therefore I did not undergo a surgery that would have meant removal of my entire stomach and also a part of my esphagus. I had assumed that I have defeated cancer and that it will not come back and therefore there was no need to undergo such an extensive surgery which was life threatening and there were chances that cancer would spread post surgery.

    Anyways, I wish to go to US for treatment (I am from India) and I wish to know what financial assistance is available. If I could get some support in this aspect I will once again take up the fight against cancer.

    I also wish to know if I have blown up my chances of cure or is there any hope?

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