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    yww asked a questionProstate Cancer

    Chicago's CHD Proton Center Open House Nov 2 (Sat) ....

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    Chicago's CDH Proton Center open house Nov 2 (Sat) ...

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      ld_105

      Interesting, thanks for the information.

      about 4 years ago
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    Proton treatment centers in US and worldwide?

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      GregP_WN, the link you have provided only lists centers that are members of the National Association for Proton Therapy. Apparently there are a number of centers that are non-members of this organization. Tried ACS and their list is not even up-to-date same with ProtonBob's site. Really surprised the lack of current listings. A good example is proton centers within Midwest. ACS and other info say there are only two with one in Bloomington, Indiana and another in Warrenville (near Chicago) but based on what I found out there are two more with one in Ohio and another in St. Louis.

      over 4 years ago
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      I believe you are correct in that it does seem they would get together and have one master list. But that's just common sense thinking on my part. We have one being built in East TN that won't be open for another year.

      over 4 years ago
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      CAS1, ACS can only provide special hotel rates in certain areas and not all the cancer treatment centers. In Chicago's Warrenville ProCure Cancer Center, ACS has no such programs in or near that town but ProCure and the surrounding hotels do offer special corporate discounts to all patients. Even with the corporate discount, you are still looking at over $4,000 just in hotel stay for the 9-week treatment plus meals. People who are from out of town, retired and on limited income may have problem coming up with that kind of money. ACS does not offer any other kinds of financial assistance except a gas card for transportation.

      over 4 years ago
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