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  • #30019
    marions
    Moderator

    Thought to revive this thread once more. Your information is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks much,

    Marion

    #30018
    maikki
    Member

    On December 19, 2014 I had a successful liver transplant (living liver donor) for intrahepatic cholangio. I was treated and continue my follow up care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and I can’t say enough about these amazing doctors.

    Dr. Gregory Gores – Hepatologist
    Dr. Steven Alberts – Oncologist
    Dr. Charles Rosen and Dr. Julie Heimbach – Transplant surgeon

    I did 6+ months of adjuvant chemotherapy at Johns Hopkins here in Maryland where I live, but followed a Mayo Clinic protocol of gem/cis and really consider my main doctors those on my “team” in Minnesota. I am just over two years cancer free and I truly believe the Mayo Clinic is responsible for this survivorship!

    #30017
    marions
    Moderator

    Please be so kind and share your treating physicians names with us. It’s greatly appreciated. This thread has been viewed in excess of 90 thousand times. Clearly it fills an enormous need.

    Many thanks,

    Hugs
    Marion

    #29975
    lainy
    Member

    Dear Barry, your help is graciously accepted. No thanks here is needed as I assure my reasons are perfectly selfish and that is it all makes me feel so good. Your attitude will get you far and we fully accept any help you are able to give us.

    #29976

    Thanks Lainy for your warm welcome and response. And thank you and the other moderators, members, and contributors to making this website the absolute best source of cc information on the planet!

    I am also greatly appreciative of my surgeon and his team at Columbia Presbyterian.

    It is still a little early in the game for me, but I currently feel that I have received a second chance on life… for as long as it takes me. I want to use some of that time to try to help others that are being impacted by cc.

    Best,
    Barry

    #29981
    lainy
    Member

    Dear Barry, MAZEL, MAZEL on your successful surgery, it is the goal all CC patients strive for. And for my non Jewish family here Mazel means the ultimate congratulations in Hebrew. I love your name as my brother is Barry as well. With all that aside WELCOME to our remarkable family and we are over the moon about your post. Yes, you were in great hands as we know Presbyterian in NYC. You are a prime example of why it is so important to get other opinions. Thank you so very much for posting of your success as many on this Board need to read about hope and miracles and that they do come true. Please keep us updated on how you are getting along as this is so very exciting.

    #29982

    I had a successful liver resection in April, 2015 by Dr. Jean Emond at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC. Dr. Emond and multi-disciplinary team utilized some cutting-edge surgical techniques, while other leading doctors did not consider me a surgical candidate.

    Afterwards, I had adjuvant chemotherapy with Dr. Stephen Grabelsky at Lynn Cancer Institute in Boca Raton near where I live. Dr. Grabelsky, the nurses, and my foot masseuse(!) helped me through the process.

    I couldn’t be any happier with my difficult choice for treatment options and care during those life- threatening months.

    #30000
    whatnow
    Member

    Going to Phoenix (Gilbert), Arizona MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Kundranda is the gastro specialist. He and the staff are very nice. I need to ask more questions.

    The Chemo on 3rd floor is wonderful. Great nurses, volunteers, food. drink, private rooms with TVs. Plus the place has valet parking and that makes me happy.

    janet.

    To the person before me DO NOT GIVE UP NOR LET YOUR MOTHER GIVE UP

    #30016
    marions
    Moderator

    Thanks to all for contributing to this important thread. Please continue to do so.

    Hugs
    Marion

    #30015
    marions
    Moderator

    pinklady….thank you, thank you.

    Hugs,
    Marion

    #30014
    pinklady
    Member

    US physicians, so far:

    Dr. Patricia Jones – Hepatologist
    Dr. Lynn Feun – hematologist-oncologist

    Both at the Sylvester Cancer Research Center of the University of Miami.

    We also got a possible referral for Dr. Yakoub (surgeon) and I am aware that there is a Dr. Merchan (heme-onc) on the tumor board as well, but we have not seen them.

    Hope this helps.

    #30013
    marions
    Moderator

    Thought to revise this thread once more. The information you provide is of great benefit to all.

    A big thank you to our international members.

    Hugs,

    Marion

    #30012
    Randi
    Participant

    That’s great news Kris!! So glad to hear it.
    Hugs -Randi-

    #30011
    kris00j
    Member

    Third update for me! I’m now enrolled in another clinical trial with Dr. Nevena Damjanov at Penn Presbyterian Abrahams Medical Center. It’s a longer drive, but in 8 weeks it’s working!
    And I still get to see Dr. Denlinger at Fox Chase every once in a while so I’m happy. Dr. Damjanov is a very caring onc, too. I feel like I’ve known her longer than I have.

    #30010
    iowagirl
    Member

    I am currently being seen by my Mayo Rochester oncologist, Dr. Evideo Domingo, who I absolutely love and respect. However, he will be done with his fellowship right after my next scans in November this year, so we will be discussing a new Mayo oncologisty. I will report back then as to whom that will be. Meanwhile, I still see my local oncologist in between Mayo checkups for blood tests as a followup to my chemo and in general checking how I am feeling. That oncologist is Dr. Nabi, with Hall Perrine Cancer Center, a local center where I did my adjuvant chemo. My Mayo surgeon who did the resection was Dr. Kaye Reid Lombardo, who never hesitated to do surgery in my case and did it via laproscropic method.

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