Fox Chase Cancer Center

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

by ruth_s_7 on Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:00 AM

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Anyway have experience with Fox Chase? I have to have an APR & colostomy. I'm mainly concerned with the week in the hospital. I'm currently being treated at Thomas Jefferson in Phila. My doctors are ok, but I am wondering about the nursing care, etc after the surgery.
I've had family members at Jefferson. While the doctors are good, the nurses seem understaffed, as you might expect in a big city hospital with a huge range of patients.
So I was thinking I might get better nurse-patient ratios and just general care at Fox Chase. For example, I've had a hard time contacting my surgeon's colostomy nurse. If it's that hard now, what happens after surgery when I need her?
Afterwards, I would probably continue with my medical oncologist at Jefferson.

I'd appreciate any advice from anyone who has been treated at Fox Chase or really any cancer-only center.
Thanks!
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