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Topic: Top Treatment Centers Int'l??? For Newly Dx

Forum: International, Non-English Speakers With Breast Cancer —

From our neighbors near and far whose first language isn't English.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2017 06:44AM

Shannonmcll wrote:

Hiya Int'l Cancer Beauties

I was diagnosed 2 days ago. I am currently living/ working in a conflict zone aboard. There are no treatment centers here. So I will need to travel. I am blessed to have insurance which will cover me. My dilemma or challenge is the coverage is much much better if I seek surgery and treatment internationally than at home in the US. Of course, like everyone, I want the best. I am feeing overwhelmed by searching internationally. Financially it is a much better decision for me abroad. I do have a couple friends who are willing to fly out and stay with me for a bit, as well, so I have some support being away from home.

Anyone know of any good facilities that would also be adaptable to an english speaking patient. (I know this forum said for non-english speakers, however I don't see an int'l for english speakers) I know they exist! And as much as I know there are awesome facilities in the US, I know there must also be some just as good abroad.

Thank you in advance.

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Jun 3, 2017 08:08AM stephaniebc wrote:

hi, i have some experience with the french health care system, as i did half of my chemo in paris. i can elaborate if you are interested.

Dx 11/2016, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jun 3, 2017 08:26AM Ren47 wrote:

Hi! Could Switzerland be an option? Majority of doctors here speak English and standards of care are excellent

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/20/2011 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 8/25/2011 Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 3, 2017 09:01AM Shannonmcll wrote:

Thanks so much!

The only thing about Switzerland is it's some of the most expensive living in the world. I do not have disability and will be living off my savings for recovery from surgery and any necessary treatment. I need to consider the cost of living a factor with where I choose. Is that your experience Ren47?

Paris is still expensive, but I think less than Switzerland. Love it if you would elaborate, Stephaniebc

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Jun 11, 2017 03:19PM Heidihill wrote:

Austria or Germany would be much cheaper than Switzerland. 

The University of Freiburg has lots of info in English.

http://ims.uniklinik-freiburg.de/index.php

Info on Vienna General Hospital/Medical University of Vienna is harder to get in English. Maybe just contact them directly.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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