Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by surfscott on Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:00 AM

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very informative, thank-you

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by OUTDOORZY on Thu May 08, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/22/2007 Cooliet wrote:

 

On 2/18/2007 Raine wrote:

Hi, I've talked to them and started the process for my husban but ran into some insurance problems.  Jim has bluecross threw gm salery and they wouldn't pay enough for him to be able to go. I was really inpressed when talking to them.  If you have the right insurance I would go.

 It's so important to go somewhere that they really know cancer, Our experice with the local hopital in Indianapolis is that not everyone is equal.  They will use a overall approach the we didn't see with our doctor.  I really feel the nutrition is important and out never even brought it up and a couple of other things I found out on the internet, our doctor never even talked about.      God bless and good luck   Lorraine


Lorraine,

 Thank you so much for letting me know about your experience.  I am sorry that the insurance was a problem for you. I wish the insurance companies would allow any treatment the patient and doctor felt necessary.  I don't remember how they got so much control over patients they have never seen!!!!  I've been blessed to have good insurance and I am going there for an appointment.  Thanks for sharing....I'll try to update after my appointment.

God's Blessing be on you and all your family!!


 i read this, and it speaks volumes about medical care in america in general...the insurance companies run everything and i am the prime example of inconsistent care because of it. my only good result is that i am still alive to take care of my family.  but, that  i credit soley to god for giving me the strength and the intelligence to be a proactive patient, and compensate the constant (changes in treatment and Dr.s ) inconsistencies with good home follolwup care and research...there is a lot to do on your own to ensure the best care possible. unfortunately cancer treatment centers is not my facility, however a younger intern who had so much passion was up on a lot of their research would discuss other options she had been researching so that i could volunteer for case studies to have a better chance.  Im am not free of it but i am living with it more successfully, chemos and radiations are not right for everybody so there is a whole other aspect of treatments available to increase quality of life and sometimes those end up working better with unexpected results.  results that vary by individual they are often very much worth checking out. good luck and god bless

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by Beauchev on Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:00 AM

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Can you tell me where you went and what clinical trial you took?  My partner has small cell cancer non-pulmonary and the diagnosis is grim, weeks to months.  Please help if you can.

 

Thanks.

 

Bruce

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by Chevella on Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 6/23/2008 Beauchev wrote:

 

Can you tell me where you went and what clinical trial you took?  My partner has small cell cancer non-pulmonary and the diagnosis is grim, weeks to months.  Please help if you can.

 

Thanks.

 

Bruce


Bruce:  I lived in Boise, Idaho, at the time I was diagnosed.  My oncologist was Carolyn Collins,of the St. Alphonsus Cancer Treatment Center,  who was reputed to be one of the best chemotherapists in the Northwest.  I was 55 at the time, and although I had been a smoker for many years (I quit, of course), I was otherwise healthy.  After undergoing seemingless endless tests, it was apparent that the cancer had not metastisized.  It was diagnosed as limited stage.  I qualified for a clinical trial out of the University of Colorado.  I was treated with Cisplatin, Carboplatin, and VP 16, etc. -- which was experimental at that time, but is probably widely used now.  It worked, obviously, although the chemotherapy was grueling.  I then received thirty radiation treatments.  I was diagnosed in December, and the following June, I was pronounced cancer free.  Dr. Collins now practices in Redding, California, and my current oncologist is Dr. Shultheiss, a charming man who sounds like Arnold Schwarznegger.  He's better looking, though. I heartily recommend these people, and hope your friend is fortunate enough to be accepted in a clinical trial.

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by nodegreeseniorvp on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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Maybe it's because the owner gives Porche's and Harley Davidson's to his CEO's. One of them is actually stored at the transportation garage along with the limosine's and shuttle's.

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by roadrunner on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:00 AM

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You stated that the Cancer Treatment Center wanted $15,000 upfront.  Well, now I understand why they did not respond to my e-mail.  I told them that I have an HMO.  The only way that an HMO would pay is to be forced to do so.  The IMF told me a couple of years ago that POEMS is only treated at the Mayo Clinic and that HMO's must pay for that.  Well, the HMO's get around that by paying doctors to not diagnose POEMS.  Perhaps they even threaten to drop the doctors from their contracts. 

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by Hannam on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 3/22/2009 roadrunner wrote:

You stated that the Cancer Treatment Center wanted $15,000 upfront.  Well, now I understand why they did not respond to my e-mail.  I told them that I have an HMO.  The only way that an HMO would pay is to be forced to do so.  The IMF told me a couple of years ago that POEMS is only treated at the Mayo Clinic and that HMO's must pay for that.  Well, the HMO's get around that by paying doctors to not diagnose POEMS.  Perhaps they even threaten to drop the doctors from their contracts. 

 

i hope that it helped you out

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by vannaj on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 2/15/2007 Cooliet wrote:

Does anyone have personal experience from being treated at the Cancer Treatment Cernters of America??

I would be interested in positive or negative information.  I am considering going there, so I would really appreciate if you would take the time to respond.

Thank you so much,

cooliet


I'm sorry to say that I now have a relative being treated at the Tulsa, Ok facility and we have been extremely disappointed.  Therefore, I could never recommend them to anyone.

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by Lucys on Tue Mar 02, 2010 06:44 PM

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This center is now interested in treating my relative, only after his insurance was approved.  Can you tell me why you were disappointed with them?   I thought they were a wonderful center from their advertisement until their dealings with my relative.  We asked if he could visit the facility and talk with the medical person their to see if they were familiar with his type of cancer.  He could not, until his insurance was approved, and....  there is a "charge" for him to come for an appointment to speak the staff;  just to see if it will be a "good fit" for his type of cancer.  The representatives are not knowledgeable enough to provide that type of information and did not offer to research it to satisfy his questions.

RE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

by mmsurvivor on Tue Mar 09, 2010 04:28 PM

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On Feb 15, 2007 12:00 AM Cooliet wrote:

Does anyone have personal experience from being treated at the Cancer Treatment Cernters of America??

I would be interested in positive or negative information.  I am considering going there, so I would really appreciate if you would take the time to respond.

Thank you so much,

cooliet

These  are wonderful dedicated people.  Do those who posted about insurance realize many hospitals are the same.  Just because your name is Mayo or Anderson, does not mean they are superior.  CTCA treats the whole person, are comforting and caring.  I have not been treated there but know of several successful episodes from aquaintances.   Just because someone in the govt decides they are not worthy, does not mean they are doing something wrong.  Most facilities who do add natural treatment, along with traditional are looked at much harder than those who don't.  I bet if stats were compared the ones with added natural healing have a better record of remisson. Just my opinion.

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