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Jan 4, 2016 03:50PM
I live in South Florida and I went to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. I would highly recommend going there. The doctors make everything easy for the patients. I am so glad that I chose to be treated there. They are absolutely phenomenal.
Moffit Cancer Center is also very highly regarded. It is in Tampa, FL, about 3 & 1/2 - 4 hours away from my house. I have heard good things about them but I never considered going there.
For me, M.D. Anderson was a better choice. My step-father was treated there for prostate cancer. He started at Sloane Kettering in NYC where he lived but the treatment at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas was much better for him then at Sloane Kettering, which was down the block from his apartment. My mother was treated at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for lung cancer. She started at Jackson Memorial in Miami, FL.
Jerry's doctor at M.D. Anderson gave him 11 extra years of life. He would have died in 4 months if he stayed at Sloane Kettering. He lived 11 extra years as a result of his caring doctor. Jackson Memorial did not read my mothers slides correctly. My mother immediately transferred to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who did all of her treatment and she is still alive 12 years later. I also credit my doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for saving my life. A friend of mine had brain cancer and she was treated at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is still alive 12 years after dx.
Good luck. I will say a prayer for your mom and for your family.
Hormone + Pleomorphic ILC, Pleomorphic LCIS,& Invasive Tubular Carcinoma for 1st BC DX. Hormone negative, Grade 3 DCIS for 2nd BC DX. History of dispersed ALH along with PASH, FEA, and focal atypia. Oncotype 14, Ki67: 21%. Dx Premenopausally.
6/25/2014, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
6/25/2014, LCIS, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/22/2014, IDC: Tubular, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/22/2014, LCIS, Left, 4cm, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/22/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Prophylactic ovary removal
9/6/2014 Whole-breast: Breast
10/5/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)