November 8, 2007 at 7:20 pm #17561
Yes he did have mris an dother tests. Yes he did explain but made it sound like it was so easy to to it an dwe were lucky to have found him and his skills. He had had one surgery prior to him no radiation or chemo. I hope this helps. How old is your father? Does he have any medical conditions other than the cancer. My father was in surgery for a very long time after the fact people have told me that being under anesthesia for so long is not good also I always wonder why does he not hav e a team of surgeons helping him . At UPMC there are teams to have one surgeon in the operating room all that time -does that seem unsafe to you ?? Do you want to tell me about your father Nd his condition it is up to you . To me it seems like you r hesitant you must trust instinct . I will tell u one thing by no means does he cure cancer there is no cure for cancer and if he found one he would be a billionaire. Cutting it out does not cure things just delays things in this type of caner it always comes back if they even survive.
In my thought
Truth4uNovember 8, 2007 at 6:46 pm #17560cksvelascoParticipant
I appreciate your honesty and you coming forward. I have a few questions for you if that’s OK:
– did your dad have an MRI before the surgery?
– did Dr Canady explained exactly where the tumors where from the MRI? Was he truthful about it and did it correspond with the report from the radiologist?
– how many surgeries did your dad have prior and with Dr Canady?
and – did he have chemio or radiation therapy before the surgery?
You answering these questions is important to us and sorry if they are very personal.
Thanks again for your honesty.
KatiaNovember 8, 2007 at 6:02 pm #17559tamMember
My family is also evaluating whether to take this route with Dr. Canady.
One surgeon (a student of Dr. Jenkins at Lahey) said maybe, but Dr. Jenkins said no.
We do intend to cover all the excellent questions Truth4u asks, if, by chance, we are told surgery is an option.
We will share our experiences as well.
Best wishes to all on this taxing journey,
TamNovember 8, 2007 at 5:23 pm #17558
I am thankful that you are taking me serious I would not feel so strong or hunt the web to find ways to reach out to people about the self proclaimed miracle doctor. My father had pancreatic and liver caner with involvement in the bile ducts. Let me tell you and I apologize if I scare or upset you in any way . His patients all do well at first with the exception of a few that died immediately . The ones that survive the surgery then develop complications the liver is not an organ that takes to kindly t being messed with . I could tell you exactly what can happen and I hope that Dr Canady told you the risks involved and they are high . YOu father will make it through the surgery I am sure but through the recover y I am doubtful that he will . Ask him about infection rate ask him about mortality rate ask him about the post op complication DIC and see if he is truthful with you . My best advice to you cancel the surgery go to some other physicain you know and ask them about what Canady plans use common sense why is he at such a small hospital that has such a bad reputation why is he not famous on the national news. I hope you do what is best and all works out please know I wish that for you and the only reason I am speaking out is beacuse veryone out there needs to know the whole picture not just the one he paints fo ryou .
In my thoughts,
Truth4uNovember 8, 2007 at 2:25 pm #17556cksvelascoParticipant
What type of cancer did your dad have and how far was it extended? My dad is scheduled to have surgery with Dr Canady on the 14th and I take your accusations very seriously.
KatiaNovember 7, 2007 at 6:04 pm #17555
I am very knwoeledgable about dr canady however to reveal how I know thesethings and who he has done this diservice to would not be fair to the people he has harmed I am sure in time this will come into light . When you put your self in the spotlight you set your self up for this eventually tose who have hd the negative experience with him will come outand tell you . I cannot reveal there names or actually how I know all of this but believe me it is true. I am not saying Dr canady does not try and help I just do not think he is ethically right . I mean if we just use common sense why is he at such a small hospital a hospital that has a bad reputation in itsself . Why is he not famous ? Why is he not published other than his invention -I am saying there is alot of secrecy and alot of contoversy surrounding him. I wish what he is doing was true I did see Neils story I however doubt that any of these people are cancer free thosse are strog words and Neill is very misinformed about tumor markers and ca 19 levels. I am saying do you think this doctor is so talented more so than John Hopkins, Sloan Kettering UPMC I just think the doctors there do notfeel itis morally right to gve false hope. The dilema for a cancer surgeon is this if I remove thr tumor or if I don’t remove the tumor will the outcome be the same ? I will stay silent after this as not to upset anyone I just want people to relize the last resort maybe there biggest mistake. Oh and for the record my father died in his hands after he told us he would live told us that he was such a skilled surgeon and that no other surgeon was talented enough to do this. My father died . So I started researching talkin gto people many of which are fellow physicians and nurses that work on a daily basis with him . That is how I have come to the conclusions I have . I wish all of you the bestNovember 7, 2007 at 3:44 pm #17554saraMember
truth4u – you make a lot of strong accusations about Dr. Canady – do you have any support for these claims? For example, Neill came on here supporting Dr. Canady, and posted a link to a website describing his wife’s experience with Dr. Canady. A few of the others have shared their own experiences. I have not had a personal experience with Dr. Canady, but I found an analysis of the legal theories involved in a case pertaining to Dr. Canady and posted that summary. I think it is important to share all sides on the message boards – it gives the community here the opportunity to review as many details as possible so that he/she can make informed decisions regarding treatment. Therefore, please post the support for your claims. If you don’t have any support, I imagine that the claims will fall flat and do more harm than good.
The message boards are evolving – I think what is most appropriate for this forum is to post information that can either be substantiated by outside sources, or is clearly an opinion. I also think we need to refrain from asserting blanket claims without providing support. Most importantly, I think everyone in this community should be respectful of each other’s choices regarding treatment, and should refrain from telling each other that we’re making a big mistake. At the end of the day, each individual is making his/her own decision, and that decision is the right decision no matter if everyone else agrees/disagrees with the individual. I would be interested in hearing additional opinions – to that end, I will start a thread on the Suggestions Forum, and look forward to seeing more comments.November 7, 2007 at 1:29 am #17553
I have sat silently for some time about Dr Canady. Neill I am so glad your wife is better. She is the exception however not the rule. I know DR canady and his work and Sara is so right . Do you all find it interesting that he is at such a small obscure hospital ? Why? Th elarger ones do not want him he is unable to obtain priveledges to any of them . Do you know how many patients he has lost . Alot so many he gave hope to are now dead. . They not only died but had horrible deaths full of pain but all along Dr canady fights for them at least he makes the families think he is fighting for them when in actuality he is fighting for himself his business his so called invention which he basically stole from another company and is still in court over that . He befriends his patients and there families to avoid lawsuits he is a smart business or shouls i say con man PLeae I say to all STOPNovember 7, 2007 at 12:58 am #17552saraMember
FYI: I cannot comment on the acuracy of the following summary, but I thought I would post it on here since there’s an ongoing discussion regarding Dr. Canady. The comments provided below were found at the following website: http://www.aana.com/resources.aspx?ucNavMenu_TSMenuTargetID=54&ucNavMenu_TSMenuTargetType=4&ucNavMenu_TSMenuID=6&id=2324
I will try and provide the actual case soon.
Canady v Providence Hospital
The case of Canady v Providence Hospital, 942 F. Supp. 11 (D.C., 1996) is a collection of the legal remedies that are often used to attack the denial or restriction of privileges. Jerome Canady, MD, a surgeon, met with the representatives of a hospital in the District of Columbia, indicating that he wanted to perform vascular and thoracic surgery, as well as general surgery. Over the next few months, Dr Canady met with a number of physicians associated with the hospital, discussing various types of procedures that he wished to perform but, when viewed in retrospect, not necessarily being guaranteed that he would be allowed to do so. He finally received a letter from the president of the hospital informing him of his provisional appointment to the staff, but the letter was silent as to privileges. When Dr Canady inquired what his privileges were, the president of the hospital responded verbally that as far as she knew he had been granted everything he applied for. However, the president of the hospital was not the person authorized to grant privileges.
Not long after Dr Canady began operating at the new hospital, things went rapidly downhill. Four months after he began performing operations at the hospital he was sent a letter stating that the hospital would not schedule a patient for thoracic surgery if Dr Canady was the private primary surgeon. As a result of problems he was having with the hospital, he reviewed his credentials file and discovered, for the first time, that he had not been given thoracic or vascular privileges.
Consequently, Dr Canady retained a lawyer and brought suit against the hospital. This resulted in a settlement in which both sides appeared to save face. The suit was withdrawn, Dr Canady’s privileges were reinstated, and Dr Canady agreed to furnish a written second opinion for certain cases. However, it turned out that this did not resolve the matter. Misunderstandings continued about Dr Canady’s compliance, and Dr Canady did not get satisfactory answers to questions about his privileges. Matters continued largely unresolved until winter when there was another incident in which another staff physician questioned Dr Canady’s competence. A proceeding for “corrective action” was instituted, and the process ultimately resulted in the suspension of Dr Canady’s privileges. Dr Canady’s suit is a catalog of legal theories that a practitioner can use to challenge the actions of a hospital in denying privileges.
The first legal theory is a claim that the action of the hospital is a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act: “Every contract…or conspiracy in restraint of trade…is declared to be illegal.” (15 USCNovember 2, 2007 at 4:24 pm #17551lselbyParticipant
I FORGOT TO ASK. HOW IS CINDY FEELING NOW? IS HER STRENGTH GOOD? EATING WELL? ETC.
LANANovember 2, 2007 at 3:50 pm #17550jeffgMember
Neill and Cindy….. A great testimony of faith , belief, and prayer. Palsm 23 is a verse that I memorized in Sunday school 40 years or so ago. I still recommend today for people to read it to find comfort. God Bless and continued health for you both.
P.S. As a sense of responsibility: All who reads information on this so caring site must understand the questions,general information, or links that others have kindly provided is information freely provided, for you to digest and to help you in making a more informed decision about your treatment. There are many Hospitals, Cancer Centers, and Surgeons with great credentials. Bottom line is: It’s the patient’s choice/decision of where and whom.
Also, this particular discussion title is “Cured of CC” I pray that it is true; but taking another perspective I know personally that cholangiocarcinoma can be undetectable for a period of time and can recur to about any part of your body. Just one little seed can float around until it finds the enviornment it likes and attaches. I’m not trying to put a damper on any one’s miracle or hopes but only provide a friendly reminder on the nature of this disease. We all Pray and hope it reminds silent !!!
God’s Speed to you all !November 2, 2007 at 2:56 pm #17549lselbyParticipant
DEAR NEIL AND CINDY,
I AM SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU. I READ YOUR STORY AND CALLED DR CANADY YESTERDAY. HE WILL BE GIVING ME A CALL TODAY TO SEE IF HE CAN SAVE MY FATHER’S LIFE. MY FATHER’S TUMOR IS 14CM X 12CM. INVOLVES PORTAL VEIN AND HEPATIC ARTERY. I COULD HARDLY SLEEP LAST NOC, BECAUSE, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, AND THROUGH CINDY’S REMARKABLE STORY, I AM HOPEFUL THAT DR CANADY CAN HELP MY FATHER AS WELL.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE PRAYER AND SUPPORT, AND MY PRAYER AND SUPPORT GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU!
LANA SELBYNovember 1, 2007 at 12:34 am #17548maryanne80Participant
Dear Neal and Cindy,
What a testimony to God’s continuing power in the world today. We truly believe in miracles and although Joe is not cancer free he has had 15 months of blessed time with hardly any symptoms having been diagnosed July 2006 with stage 4. We are thankful for your miracle and imagine many cc patients will be wanting to hear more about Dr. Canady. Praise God. Hope all continues to go well. Mary AnneOctober 31, 2007 at 11:30 pm #827neillParticipant
My wife Cindy was diagnosed in March of 2007 with a massive bile duct cancer that consumed over 75% of her liver. Her tumor marker in March was 37,000, the largest number ever recorded. Today she is 100% CC free. Her last blood test recorded her tumor marker at 19, well with in the normal range of 0-40. Tell every to watch Cindy’s miraculous story at http://www.curedoflivercancer.com and http://www.cindysmiracle.com.
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