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Old 01-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Just diagnosed Teacher

Does anyone know of a good treatment center or team of doctors that I can go to in Chicago?
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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Re: Just diagnosed Teacher

Rush University, Dr. Melody Cobleigh. Awesome hospital, Awesome oncologist. She will quarterback everything for you. Good luck.
DX November 2010
Brain MRI, CT of lung, liver, bone, all clear
Double Mastectomy w/expanders December 1, 2010
ER- PR- Her2+++, grade 3, 12 positive nodes out of 15
Stage IIIc
Started TCH/Chemo December 31, 2010
6 rounds TCH
Herceptin every 3 weeks for a year
33 rounds of TomoTube radiation, to chest wall, neck, skin and lymph area
September, 2011, MRI to lower spine, hips, DX bulging disk, L4 & L5, pain not from cancer
Expanders removed, implants in Dec 1, 2011
Finished Herceptin, December 21, 2011
August 2012, CT of chest and abdomen, all ok
Enrolled in MC1136 Phase I Peptide Vaccine Trial at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
March 2013, First Vaccine
April 2013, 2nd Vaccine
May 2013, 3rd Vaccine
June 2013, 4th Vaccine
July 2013, 5th Vaccine
August 2013, 6th Vaccine Done!
September 2013, Mayo visit, Echo results 68, vaccine did not effect my heart! Blood work normal.
January 31, 2013, Mayo visit, Echo normal
February 23, 2014, Numb lips on right side, Brain MRI, normal!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #3
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Re: Just diagnosed Teacher

Dr. Jamie Von Roenn at Northwestern is great and Kellogg Cancer Care Center at Northshore University Healthsystem has a lot of good people and new private chemo rooms at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview. Northshore also includes Skokie Hospital, Evanston and Highland Park. Dr. Merkel is on top of the latest research in breast cancer and Dr. DJ Winchester is a top surgical oncologist. i'm in the Chicago area too so I'd be happy to be a resource for you if you have any other questions.

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