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Topic: Seeking Mount Sinai NYC Oncologist Recommendation

Forum: Hormonal Therapy - Before, During, and After —

This is a safe place to share your experiences of others considering or on hormonal treatment.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2021 10:06AM

MZ1969 wrote:

Hi There,

I am on my second round with BC, post mastectomy and taking Anastrozole. I was seeing Dr. Klein first time around and when the recurrence happened I just didn't have it in me to look for someone else. I just had my 3 month follow up since taking anastrozole. My level of anxiety just anticipating the appointment was through the roof, and the distress interacting with her is not an experience any bc patient should endure.

If you can recommend an oncologist in the Mount Sinai NYC system this would be deeply appreciated. I would really like to stay in Mt Sinai because of my insurance, which covers almost all of my care. But I would also consider a very wonderful oncologist elsewhere in NYC, such as MSK or other system.

I just need the doctor to be a nice, decent human being who is compassionate towards their patients and actually listens and cares.

Thank you!

Dx 5/18/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Radiation Therapy 8/21/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 4/5/2021 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 28, 2021 11:42PM aogg wrote:

Hi MZ1969,

I see Dr. Julie Fasano at the Dubin Breast Center at Mt. Sinai, and I am very happy with her as a doctor. She listens to my concerns, answers my questions, and cares about how I am doing. Her team (nurse and NP) are also wonderful.

Hugs to you - I hope you find a doctor that works for you.

Dx: 7/8/19, IDC, Stage 1A, Grade 2, 9 mm, ER+/PR+, HER2-, 0/3 nodes Surgery: 9/17/19, lumpectomy and sentinel node removal, Chemotherapy: CMF, Radiation
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Aug 29, 2021 08:27AM MZ1969 wrote:

Thank you so much! I will schedule my next appoinment with her.

Dx 5/18/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Radiation Therapy 8/21/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 4/5/2021 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 29, 2021 11:08PM - edited Aug 29, 2021 11:10PM by BCat40

well everyone is different. I was assigned to dr fasano and did not find her a good fit. I switched to dr tiersten who was better but really has an overburdened practice so I decided to find an MO at a different cancer center

Dx at 40. Did not tolerate hormone deprivation treatment. Dx 2/4/2020, LCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/25/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/2/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 30, 2021 09:06AM MZ1969 wrote:

Thank you for sharing your experience. Do you like the person you see now? Would you mind sharing where/ and who that is? Thank you, it would be nice to have a few names so I can find the right fit.

Dx 5/18/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Radiation Therapy 8/21/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 4/5/2021 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 30, 2021 11:49PM BCat40 wrote:

MZ, I PMed you.

Dx at 40. Did not tolerate hormone deprivation treatment. Dx 2/4/2020, LCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/25/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/2/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 21, 2021 12:34PM ChelseaSculler wrote:

Oh, I appreciate this thread! I met with Dr. Klein 6mo ago (I'd been with Dr Malamud and he left the practice) and walked out of there certain I didn't want to continue with her—she just felt so chaotic and left me feeling uncertain about everything that had occurred in the past 2.5 years. I'm meeting with Dr. Berger tomorrow, so we'll see. The upside of the Dr. Klein appointment was that now I'm a bit more prepared to meet with someone new (which I wasn't when I met her).

Good luck!

DX 49.5 Dx 3/21/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 4/9/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/7/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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