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    peachpoppy asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Dr referral @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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      BuckeyeShelby

      I'm in Ohio, so I'm not much help, but Sloan Kettering has an excellent reputation. And it looks like you have some good options from folks living in NY. Good luck with your new adventure.

      3 months ago
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      Carool

      @peachpoppy, thank you. If I had to choose, I'd definitely go with MSKCC over Montefiore (but I've put MSKCC on the highest pedestal, so I'm not objective). Anyway, I wish you all the best, and welcome to New York!

      3 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      I'm not in New York, but want to offer you a link to the NIH National Cancer Institute list of associated Comprehensive Cancer Centers:
      https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find

      They are usually large health systems and do research funded by the NIH. I also think it's helpful to have all your own doctors in the same health system, because of electronic records, which means less stress for you getting records from doctor to doctor. Best wishes.

      3 months ago
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