Topic: Need oncologist in Portland, OR

I am looking for an oncologist in the Portland, Oregon area that is open to more than the FDA/AMA recommended treatments.  I want someone I can ask questions, who will make suggestions, and who will give me sufficient explanations that I can make decisions.  Has anyone met this remarkable doctor?

Sara C.

Re: Need oncologist in Portland, OR

No, but give me a couple of days. My best friend is a pediatric oncologist at the Fred Hutchinson in Seatte. She looked into a doctor for me in Oregon when I was having so many problems with my doctor in Sweden. With the time differences between the West Coast and Sweden, it might take a couple of days for me to be awake and at home when she is awake and at home, but I will try to get info ASAP....though it might be the weekend. Will let you know. Just a question, what exactly are you looking for....trials, alternative/complimentary medicine or just a BIG gung ho approach, more of a maverick?

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Need oncologist in Portland, OR

I am getting dendritic cell therapy from Dr. Nesselhut.  My oncologist would not help me make this decision, and was otherwise difficult to work with.  I need an oncologist who will help me make decisions about reputable treatments, and cooperate when I need tests or therapy that support whatever therapy we have chosen.

I haven't found any source of information (like a patients' chat) that helps me.  Dr. Daniel Gruenberg in Portland lists "integrative medicine" as one of his clinical interests, which is some indication of an open mind.  Haven't seen that on ANY other oncologist resumes.

That's all I've got so far.

Sara C.

Re: Need oncologist in Portland, OR

I am so sorry Sara. I was away last week on my honeymoon and was not able to contact my friend before then. I will try again this weekend. I really am sorry.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope