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Posted on: Feb 22, 2010 02:55PM, edited Feb 22, 2010 02:56PM by Kim_888

Kim_888 wrote:

I came across this information on another website.  If it has already been posted, I apologize for the redundancy, but felt this was good info to share.

Hopefully, this info may help those of you trying to decide on where to have treatment or seek a second opinion.

"Best Cancer Hospitals" -
At the "U.S. News & World Report" web site:http://health.usnews.com/health/best-hospitals/cancer-hospital-rankings/is a list-

"More than 900 hospitals are listed below in Cancer. The top 50 are ranked and the rest are listed alphabetically. Use the expanded search to locate services related to this specialty at more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals."

And also on the same web page, at this link: 

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/best-hospitals/2009/07/15/americas-best-hospitals-the-2009-2010-honor-roll.html

"America's Best Hospitals: the 2009 - 10 Honor Roll -They're the best of the best- the 0.4 percent of all hospitals with high scores in 6 or more specialties"

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Feb 22, 2010 03:03PM Maryiz wrote:

Kim, thanks for sharing this.  It helps to have this listing in case we need second opinions or an alternative.  We appreciate your research.  Maryiz

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Feb 22, 2010 04:31PM Kim_888 wrote:

You are welcome.  Like I said, I found this on another breast cancer forum (Inspire) and thought I'd repost it here. Maybe it will prove helpful to others.    

I've treated at 5 of these facilites (4 in the top 20):

#2- Sloan Kettering (Dissatisifed)

#3. Johns Hopkins (Impressive, unfortunately not able to help me at this time).

#14- Hospital of University of Penn - (Impressive, I chose not to treat there)

#20 - Fox Chase Cancer Clinic/Center - (Remarkable. Personal choice to not treat there).

#30 - Thomas Jefferson - (my current oncologist is affliated with Jefferson Health system)

Kim Dx 10/3/2007, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 3/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 24, 2010 07:36AM momand2kids wrote:

Thanks-

I was treated at Dana Farber (#5) and it was fabulous

Dx 10/29/2008, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 06/15/2009 Femara (chemical name: letrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor) Surgery 11/25/2008 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my right breast Radiation Therapy 03/23/2009 Chemotherapy 01/16/2009 Adriamycin (chemical name: doxorubicin)