Joe9..first of all...post in the "non invasive section"
If it were me and i lived in Georgia...the closest bladder cancer specialty center is at Vanderbilt in Nashville...Dr.Sam Chang very good
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I am new to the blog and not sure what I am doing at this point. I am going thru BCG treatment sessions at present. If this does not work I will need to have a RC. Where and who should I consider to perform the surgery. I am female and live in the Atlanta, Georgia area, however I am willing to go anywhere.
Pat, your story reminds me of a number of years ago when my internist left town. I asked my breast cancer surgeon for a suggestion of whom I might see. He told me that he knew exactly the right doctor for me. Then he said that he would write a letter recommending me to the internist. WHOA, I said. Why would you need to write a letter of recommendation for me? Well, Sara Anne, he said. Not everyone wants a patient like you. You ask questions!!!
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Thanks Mike..but funny all i can remember are the ones i don't make an impression on. I hope that i help. I had a wonderful mentor in Wendy back when it was Web/cafe forum and i'd like to think i have followed in her example of research and guiding people to that research so that they can make a informed decision.
By the way i found my present internist after my great one died by asking my top opthamologist who he went to...kinda sneaky but hey it works. I really do think the most dedicated docs are still in the University setting but you still have to be your own advocate or have someone willing to do that for you. It doesn't make you very popular however!! I have seen so many mistakes done particularly with drugs and thats another story!!!
I agree. I never liked that line because I also thought it didn't really do anything. If anything, the question should be "Who would you go to if you had xxxx?". They can't go to themselves so it would have to be somebody else. Even then, the research is the way to go to find the best answer.
Every doctor is going to think they are good so I'd expect the answer would almost always be "I would send my mom right here since we are one of the best".
Bunch of hooey!!!!
So sorry to read your story about your husband. I hope you realize that people all over the world appreciate all you do and that you have changed and saved lives by what you do on this forum and others.