Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say
by Weadocm on Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:00 AM
Ok, do I have your attention? I normally try to go through as many postings as I can and reply as appropriate, but for those that I don't answer and for all those to yet be posted, I wanted to offer this:
My dad's story story starts in a similar fashion that many others do. A shocking diagnosis of cancer - in his case it was colon cancer with mets to the liver. The first doc we saw gave us no option but immediate surgery and then wait 6 months and try to 'be comfortable'. She was a quack - although from a reputable practice.
What we found was far different. We found our way to our oncologist, Dr. Ahmed Ghany at the OSU James hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He and his staff at OSU East are the cream of the crop when it comes to care! When dad was ready for surgery (something many docs thought would never be possible) he sent us to the best he could find for a very complicated surgery - led by Dr. David Geller at the UPMC liver cancer center.
Dr. Geller is unreal. His expertise and aggressive yet successful surgery and practices are legendary with those who have had the pleasure to work with him. His compassion and attention to patient and family understanding is precedent setting. He is the Midwest's best kept secret. He has helped so many from this message board, so many of the cancer patients we have met along the way...I canNOT say enough good about this man.
If you live far or can't make the snowy blustery trip to Pitt, he has consulted over the phone, fax and email. If you have any liver issues and are not getting the care you think you should be or would just like another opinion, please seek out Dr. Geller. Tell him Michelle from Ohio sent you.
God bless you all...it takes a village to deal with this cancer beast. I am just forever grateful there are unvelieveable docs like Dr. Ghany and Dr. Geller out there!
Please let me know if I can provide any more info to anyone.
by pagesmom on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:00 AM
by Weadocm on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:00 AM
his web page and information is:
he even has a video on this page above.
David A. Geller, MD, FACSCo-Director, UPMC Liver Cancer CenterProfessor of Surgery
412-692-2001 Fax: 412-692-2002 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Find a Doctor profile
If he can't help you, I can't believe there isn't someone that he knows that could. Best of luck to you and God bless.
by katd223 on Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:00 AM
does dr gellar think the zeolite everyone is talkin about on here works?
my cousin has liver cancer, givein 3mths. we need a miracle.
by Weadocm on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:00 AM
by katd223 on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:00 AM
Just sent him an email. thanks alot!
Is your dad better now?
Dad is fabulous!
He is doing some chemo to keep it all at bay, but all in all....Dr. G saved his life!
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