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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on Lpoet1111's wall

    Hi Lpoet1111, welcome to the site. Like the other WhatNexter’s I am skeptical about seeking your medical care in Mexico. What about MD Anderson in Texas or closer to home , UCSF in San Francisco ? Both are among the top five cancer hospitals in the United States..I would also like to advise you to watch a video on WhatNext by kalindria, she is a five year, almost six year , survivor of stage IV ovarian cancer who is dealing with recurrence. She is a spunky lady living her life in and out of maintenance therapy. There is no one treatment fits all for any survivor but I really think the best options for ovarian cancer treatments are right here in the United States. Wishing you better days and success in any medical decision you make going forward.

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    macfightsback wrote on Lpoet1111's wall

    Welcome Lpoet1111,.
    Much can happen in 4 years. It would be helpful to learn more about your cancer journey so far. For example, how many reoccurrences, treatments, second opinions, how your general health is right now, what is going on with your cancer at the moment to name a few. Of course, where in Mexico are you considering treatment? It is the doctors and the safety and efficacy of their treatment which will make a difference . There are great resources here too. Have you been in any clinical trials? There are challenges to traveling to another country to consider. If you would be more specific, we might be able to advise you. I was diagnosed stage 3C and I am probably having a reoccurence myself, the biopsy of a pulmonary nodule later this month will reveal more. I understand wanting to explore all possible options for treatment. There are some slick con artists out there who claim miraculous cures. I hope that is not what is going on in your situation. They prey on us when we are most vulnerable. There are also new treatments, research, and clinical trials that are helping us live longer and with a higher quality of life. I know that is what we all hope for and work toward.
    Wishing you the best.

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    Melbirk wrote on Lpoet1111's wall

    So sorry to hear that you have had a recurrence. Instead of considering treatment in Mexico, maybe you should get a second opinion on your options from a different Gyn Onc. Since no treatments are approved by the proper authorities in Mexico, you have no guarantee of the purity of the treatment that you are receiving.
    Good luck on your journey!

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    DaveWaz wrote on Lpoet1111's wall

    Welcome to the WhatNext family! The WhatNext family is made up of people like you who are looking for help or looking to help others. To help you along your journey the WhatNext family has put together a Beginner's Guide to Cancer that I highly recommend you check-out here: http://bit.ly/10BQKCi. Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to others or ask for help.

    Wishing you the best.

    Founder, WhatNexter