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Topic: Any experience with Texas Oncology?

Forum: Share Your Experiences Of Life After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis —

Share your experiences of life after a breast cancer diagnosis and offer advice on how you cope with life's daily challenges, including how you develop a new daily/weekly routine while you deal with breast cancer.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2019 08:27AM

Texas357 wrote:

I'm possibly looking for a new medical oncologist for long-term monitoring.

DX 9/08, ILC, Stage 3A, ER+/PR+, HER2-, 7/13 pos nodes. Mastectomy & six months chemo & 32 rads.Prophy mx 8/09 and they found DCIS and LCIS. Implant only on proph side; LD flap on rad side. 13 surgeries since diagnosis.
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Apr 11, 2019 04:49PM Jojobird wrote:

I had excellent experiences with them during my clinical trial. They were thorough and helpful. Good luck

My blog: pinkstinks.blog/ Dx 3/2016, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 21/21 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 4/18/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Dx 4/2018, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/27/2018 Taxotere (docetaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Apr 12, 2019 09:16AM keepthefaith wrote:

I go to TX Onc. My experience has been good. I was going to Austin Cancer Center, but my MO moved to TX Onc last yr...so, I can't speak from much experience overall, other than my MO, since I just go for follow-ups now.

Look up the Hill Country Warriors thread and you may find others. We get together once in a while, if that is something you are interested in, pls do! Everyone is welcome:)


Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/18/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/26/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/11/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/23/2014
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Apr 12, 2019 10:07AM Beaverntx wrote:

I went to Texas Oncology for radiation and would not hesitate to go back if needed. For an organization which treats large numbers of people I found the cars to be very personalized.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 13, 2019 05:28AM Texas357 wrote:

Thanks for your input! I've since discovered that although I could find an MO at Texas Oncology who accepts my insurance, the actual facility does not. I keep running into this.

DX 9/08, ILC, Stage 3A, ER+/PR+, HER2-, 7/13 pos nodes. Mastectomy & six months chemo & 32 rads.Prophy mx 8/09 and they found DCIS and LCIS. Implant only on proph side; LD flap on rad side. 13 surgeries since diagnosis.
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Jun 8, 2019 05:19PM Serenevictoria65 wrote:

Hi Texas! I am in Fort Worth and was recently diagnosed with BC. I'm going to The Center, which only handles cancer. My doctor is Dr. Robyn Young and she only sees breast cancer patients, and I LOVE her! I also like it that most of my testing (bone scan, CT scan, blood draws, etc.) can be done at The Center, so I don't have to drive all over town. I don't know what kind of insurance you have, but I only have Medicare, and they accept that.

I go to the main campus downtown, but they have other locations. If you're interested, just google thecentertx.

Best of luck to you!

Victoria

Dx 5/30/2019, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jun 9, 2019 04:59AM Texas357 wrote:

Thanks Victoria! I'm happy to hear that you found a good place to go. For now, I've got an appointment with MD Anderson although they've confirmed that they do not accept any Medicare Advantage plans so I'll have to move again in a few years.

DX 9/08, ILC, Stage 3A, ER+/PR+, HER2-, 7/13 pos nodes. Mastectomy & six months chemo & 32 rads.Prophy mx 8/09 and they found DCIS and LCIS. Implant only on proph side; LD flap on rad side. 13 surgeries since diagnosis.

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