Looking for Dr. In Tampa area

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  • #86009
    graye
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    Daisy –

    I see Dr James Harris at Florida Cancer Specialists in West Palm Beach, FL and highly recommend him.

    I was diagnosed stage IV in July 2011 and saw several doctors for opinions, inc going to the Moffitt Center (was told there that I had 3 – 6 months to live and should travel etc while I still felt well enough and they would start chemo later – not very positive so wasn’t a good fit for me) . After a surgery to remove one tumor – Dr. Harris started me on chemo, said he would have it under control with 18-24 months and did exactly that. I’m still on chemo but the cancer has been reduced to the bile duct only and is under control. Honestly do not believe I would be alive right now if not for Dr. Harris’ aggressive treatment style and positive outlook.

    Graye

    #86008
    marions
    Moderator

    Daisy….we had some contact with Florida Hospital, Tampa. I believe they have a group of physicians focused on biliary cancer.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #86007
    useppa1
    Member

    Hi Daisy- my name is Mika. I live in Sarasota, in the Oaks, with my parents- my Dad was just diagnosed with CC on Monday this week. Very sad times for us.

    So far we only have a gastroenterologist and a surgeon, Dr. Zervos and Dr. Tzakis at the Cleveland Clinic. We have been travelling over to the Weston location (near Ft. Lauderdale) ,and it looks like we will be going there much more now. He is being tested right now to see if the cancer has spread anywhere else.

    He hasn’t received an oncologist yet because it’s so soon, but I will let you know when he does who it is. The liver surgeon he is seeing now, Dr. Tzakis, will be consulting with the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and then I’m sure my dad will be seeing an oncologist.

    So sorry we are all facing this. My email is mikabeckstead@gmail.com if you ever want to talk that way :)
    Mika

    #86006
    daisy
    Participant

    I’m gonna give this a shot again:) anyone in Florida have a doctor that they are currently using and would recommend?

    #86005
    marions
    Moderator

    Daisy….not sure why the above link doesn’t open.
    Try this:
    http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb/search.php?search_id=1767231211

    In 2009 the members of this site established a thread. Although lengthy it may still be of value.
    http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=3126

    But, I hope that others will come forward and share their thoughts with you.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #86004
    daisy
    Participant

    Thank you for the info…I was wondering if anyone on this forum has a Dr. There that they have used and recommend? My mom has her scans at Sloan but I need to find a place local…I hate that she has to fly back just for a scan.

    #86003
    lainy
    Member

    Ah, Marion and Daisy I was just looking Moffitt up.

    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Medical Center in Tampa, Florida

    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is a nonprofit cancer treatment and research center located in Tampa, Florida.

    Address: 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

    Phone: (888) 663-3488

    Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours

    #86002
    marions
    Moderator

    Daisy….the Moffitt Cancer Center is quite familiar with this cancer. Additionally I used the search function and entered the word Tampa. This came up:
    http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb/search.php?search_id=442020216
    I hope this helped.
    Hugs
    Marion

    #10819
    daisy
    Participant

    My parents may be making a permanent move to Florida. At this time my mom is under the care of Dr. Abou Alfa at Sloan in NY. They are snow birds but a recently development may make Florida a permanent residence for them. We just saw Dr. Abou a few weeks ago but this development just happened. We will consult with him jp hen we see him next but in the meantime if I remember correctly someone mentioned a Dr. In the Tampa area?? They live in Sarasota.

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