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#31 of 37 Old 01-04-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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I second all suggestions to contact MD Anderson one way or another. A very good friend of mine was diagnosed with leukemia and was able to be worked into a clinical trial down there. It was fantastic treatment. He spent a few weeks there and was thrilled with his care.


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Sending you positive healing thoughts...
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I agree with going where the experts are. My grandpa was really sick and nobody could figure it out. They finally went to the Mayo clinic and within a couple days of getting there, they knew exactly what was wrong and were starting treatment.

s and much peace to you.
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Wow. What a bomb to have dropped on you! I am so sorry that you have to go through this. I know nothing about that type of cancer, but I did want to offer you hugs. Good luck and lots of positive :
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: Prayers for you. My mom was dianosed with colon cancer in O6, she's also in RI.
Her primary doc wasn't as on the ball at first and it took until she was stage 3 and in severe pain before anyone did a few tests and found the cancer. She seemed to like her oncologist. She is in remission and doing very well after surgery and chemo. It's not the same cancer but it's in the same general area of the body. I can get the name of her Oncologist if you want me too. Best of luck.
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There's a site called Crazy Sexy Cancer. I don't know how to do links, but if you google that it will come up. I actually got the link from MDC. She's where I would go to for all dietary and alternative information. She's a filmmaker who was diagnosed with a rare cancer in her 30s and did a documentary of her experience. That's the name of her video and her site. The video aired on The Learning Channel in the past few months. I haven't had personal experience with cancer at this point, but her documentary is pretty amazing for any of us searching for healing. Her site is pretty extreme (sometimes irritating, I find), but overall she has an amazing heart and a TON of information. Warning, though; she goes all the way--raw, vegan diet; colonics; mind/body--everything. I admire her, but I don't know if I could go that far. Best of luck!!
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Jasmine:

i'm sorry about your diagnosis.

Personally, i tend to believe that younger doctors are very good choices. they tend to be more "up" on cutting edge treatments and technologies because of their proximinty to still being in school. so, at the most basic level, i like younger doctors overall.

they can be a bit too gung ho, though, as well.

i would contact the specialist that you found and ask for a consultation. many will allow you to send your charts and information to them, and then make a recommendation. you might also ask your doctor to make this connection--as it will give her someone to rely on for advice and such.

good luck with everything!
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