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    Hi Nancebeth! I really appreciate your taking the time to send me this information. I'm going to check out your doctor and also am checking into a couple at Moffitt in Tampa. Best of luck to you. mangoz

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      Nancebeth

      You are very welcome. Feel free to mention my name as your referral at both of my doctors. I visited with 3 breast surgeoans, 2 plastic surgeons and 2 oncologists before I picked my team. I am super happy with my results (one of the reasons I post pictures publicly) and my doctors are all compassionate and knowledgeable. As a matter of fact, both surgeons visited me in the hospital after my recent knee replacement. That really impressed me, that they still care even though I have been declared cancer free and released from their care. Good luck and email me if you have any questions, or concerns. Take a list of questions with you and make sure your surgeon explains everything in detail so you know what to expect.

      almost 4 years ago
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    mangoz wrote on fallsbs's wall

    Hi fallsbs! Thank you for the information. Orlando is really a long haul for me, so perhaps I will try Moffitt in Tampa -still far but somewhat closer. Your information will help other people in the area I hope. Thank you for taking the time to send the information. mangoz

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    mangoz wrote on geekling's wall

    Hi geeling! Thanks so much for your answer - its a lot to think about and I appreciate your taking the time to write with suggestions. mangoz

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      I wish I could have offered you more. I hope what I wrote helps somehow. Before I got so sick, i always thought I'd travel to the ends of the earth in order to get well. I'd no idea, of course, how grinding and debilitating 'unwell' actually is.My best healthy wishes go out to you for complete recovery.

      almost 4 years ago
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    mangoz wrote on debra223's wall

    Hi debra223 - Thanks so much for the suggestions of Moffitt. I have heard both good and bad (only good about Dr. Lee) so appreciated the input. I understand, though, that Dr. Lee specializes in young women and I'm 66, so may end up with someone else there.

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      I was 61 when I had surgery last year in March with Dr.Lee so you're not too old.When I called to get an appt there she was the one they gave me.I wanted 2 opinions before I made a decision so I made appts with both Moffitt and a local surgeon.I was stage 1 too and had a lumpectomy and she was the only one who really convinced me to have a reduction at the same time-I didn't really want any extra surgery or so I thought until Moffitt found a 2nd spot on the MRI that the other surgeon/radiologist couldn't see.She explained that by taking more out and radiation-I would end up a whole cup size different.I was a d or double d-now a c and Dr Wells did a great job. That was my reason for choosing Moffitt. They seemed to be more advanced and up on everything. I did chemo only based on the Oncotype lab score and the required radiation locally.Again, if there's anything I can share or help you with-let me know. I'm not too far away.I'm sure you will make the right decision for you...

      almost 4 years ago
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