How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by greenie on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:00 AM
by tongrenhealer on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:00 AM
If I were stage 2 I would definitely be looking for MIE (minimally invasive). The master is Dr Luketich in Pittsburgh at UPMC. Believe he has trained just about anyone doing it. There is also RFA (radio frequency ablation) used with earlier stages and that s becoming more widespread in the US.
I would imagine folks in California would come forward. If not you could check archives at Cathy's EC Cafe. The EC board has been going for years there and has lots of great info from patients and caregivers. Someone on the board went to do surgery with Luketich in the past couple weeks, and I know there are others. There are also some folks who have treated in CA on the board.
by payson on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:00 AM
After checkig out several surgeons, I am having my EC surgery done this Thursday at Mayo Hospital in Phoenix. The surgeons name is Dawn Jaroszewski. She does a lot of these and she does them using the "less invasive" type surgery. Might want to check it out. Google her name and it should give you some info. Good Luck in finding the right one.
by Ideakbw on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:00 AM
by Yevvey on Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:00 AM
My Mom got her surgery done at Cedars by Dr Clark Fuller, he is very good too.
by LisaOhio on Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:00 AM
My mother just went through surgery at UPMC Pittsburgh with Dr. Luketich... He truly is the MASTER! My mother had an enormous tumor... everything was done in a 2" incision... She was OUT of the hospital in 6 days... we stayed across the street in an apt run by the hospital. Patti his nurse got us in on Oct 23, surgery was scheduled for Oct 31st and she is home on Nov 13 and eatting soft foods then back to regular in a few weeks. Go to the best if you can, it is worth the trip!
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