1 (edited by 747JetMech Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:40:43)

Topic: Dr. Jerome Canady

Hello everyone. I thought this would be a good idea to gather all information, good and bad on Dr. Canady here in one spot. I thought 2 of our members were scheduled for an appointment with him this week. I hope they will find the time to post the results from those meetings so we can all read them.
I have read the comments from Truth4u and take them seriously as many other have posted here also, some good, some bad. 

Here is a link to a posting on Hopkins website.

http://www.cancercompass.com/message-bo … 6682,0.htm
http://www.cancercompass.com/search-res … m?q=canady

Hope the information is helpful.

Tom

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The following are some external links, in chronological order (most recent posted first). 

KDKA stories featuring Dr. Canady:

http://kdka.com/local/cancer.doctor.sur … 64732.html (Story regarding temporary injunction on the suspension of Dr. Canady

30-something caregiver

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does anyone know if Dr. Canady has an email address?????   Thanks

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To contact Dr. Canady

                                                                   email:  jerome_canady@msn.com

                                                                   office:  412-664-6747 / 724-483-3639
http://cindysmiracle.com/

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Here is a new article dated Nov. 15 about Dr. Canady's suspension from surgery.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleyi … 38131.html

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I think that it is time to stop all of this.  I think we have to be clear about the aims of this site - we all want to raise the profile of cc and to work towards a cure.  (Please think of the patients on this site relying on us to carry this forward).  We should not be put off from sharing hopeful avenues however we should be careful about the context in how we do this.  (Please see some of my dad's postings re Prof Lodge/surgery - we were clear to warn of the risks involved with surgery).  Nobody is a miracle worker.  This is a difficult disease, however Dr Canady is able to offer hope to many patients.

As for the privileges system issue - correct me if I am wrong, but is this not a system that is clearly open to abuse and exploitation? we have all come across professional rivalry.

Jules

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Just to clarify my previous posting:

- I don't think that it is perticulary helpful to publically vilify Dr Canady  (posting links to media reports infering that his professional integrity is in question amount to this). 

- I am thinking perticulary of all the patients and carers searching this site for hope.  I don't see that this tittle tattle has a place on this website  (I am referring not just to this thread but also to other postings/threads referring to Dr Canady)

- I post on this board not  as a lawyer, I post as a daughter of a cc sufferer and I know exactly how it feels to be given a lifeline - hope in the battle against this hideous disease.  I wouldn't knock that.

- I support informed choice not scandel and scare mongering. 

Jules

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Hi Jules

I think you're taking my post the wrong way.  I just wanted all ( Good or Bad ) information in one area so we can read it instead of searching. No witch hunt intended here so I hope you're not taking it that way. I am sorry if more positive news about Dr. Canady has not been posted but I am sure there is some to come........
Trust me when I say this, we ALL hope this Dr. can do what he says he can. I just want some positive news before I give the thumbs up to my dad and tell him in my opinion, this guy can do what he says he can.  I give my advice based on facts, and the fact that this doctor has had his privileges revoked in more than one hospital raises a red flag for me.  I know that he is viewed as the last hope for many people, and when you have no other options it is easy to overlook the sort of research that should be done on a surgeon prior to making such a serious decision. 
My wife and I hope that Dr. Canady can help cc patients, but we are not willing to make the choice of sending my father to him without doing our research first.  We do not dispute the fact that Cindy appears to be doing well after Dr. Canady's surgery.  I think everyone on this site who is aware of Dr. Canady has read about Cindy, but we just feel that we need more information before making the choice of using Dr. Canady. 
The way we finally looked at this was to ask ourselves if we  were looking for a surgeon for one of our children, would we feel confident sending them to this doctor if we had a choice of surgeons?  Unfortunately, the answer for us was 'no' with the information that is available now.  We hope that more positive news will arise and if it does, we may adivise my father to use Dr. Canady. 

We wish the best for everyone.  This is a personal decision for each person and we only want to make sure that all people have the current facts and don't have to spend time searching for them.  I have spent much time researching treatments for this disease and feel that if I find information, why should someone else have to spend their time to find the same information?  It is much easier to have these links posted in one place and if I find some positive news, I will definitely post that too. 

Best Wishes

Tom

9 (edited by Ron Smith Sat, 17 Nov 2007 15:32:42)

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I first read about Cindy several weeks ago on another site and my first thought was "Oh dear, this family are setting themselves up for a huge disappointment.".  Any of us who have been through this know that you cannot say you are cured, especially within 6 months of surgery.  But not wishing to dismiss it out of hand, I googled Dr Canady and found all the reports about his time spent in litgation, arguments with his employers and his inventions.  This caused me some concern because litigation is notoriously time consuming as are the processes required for new inventions.  My final conclusions at that time were "When does this man find time to perform surgery and is his main concern the marketing of his invention?"

I thought that the interest in him would disappear quite quickly but this has not been the case and I can understand the reason people have seen Dr Canady as some type of miracle worker.  But the more I think about it the more concerned I have become.  None of the doctors I have met through my own treatments would in any way encourage or condone the claims being made about the surgery.  I do not know if Dr Canady has done either but he must be aware of the publicity and the effect it has had but appears to have done nothing to give a more balanced view.  It does occur to me that, at a time when Dr Canady is in dispute with his current hospital about having his privileges revoked, it cannot be doing his personal standing any harm to have a large number of potential new patients, from all round the world, clambering to have consultations with him.

Ron

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Hi Ron,

I also had some of the same questions that you have raised.  I truly hope that Dr. Canady is a miracle doctor that can help cure people of this terrible disease, but I also want those who are considering this drastic surgery to have both sides of the story with this doctor in order to make an informed decision.  I hope we hear some good news from those members who are meeting with Dr. Canady.  Those of you who have met with Dr. Canady, please post about your experiences.  It will help everyone to hear your stories.

Tom

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Tom and Ron

By all means conduct research - I certainly did when I was considering who to go to to help my father, however I would say that it is advisable to only use reliable sources when researching - eg medical journals that the dr may have contributed to (ask him if he has co-authored any articles), I also talked to other Drs whose opinion I respected (eg when we went abroad for treatment I consulted with the head of the immunotherapy unit here at St Georges Hospital, London).  Personally, I would not consider media driven reports reliable authority.

I hope this helps you in your decision, very best wishes,
Jules

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My mother had surgery at MonValley Hospital one week ago by Dr. Canady to remove her Klatskin Tumor. He resected 40% of her liver and she is doing well, going home today; will start chemo/radiation in one week. She is 76 yrs. old. Dr. Canady is the most dedicated, passionate, caring doctor I have ever met. Just ask the other 4 families he did surgery on this past week, Katya's dad included.  WE ALL LOVE DR. CANADY!!!  If anyone wants any info feel free to contact me.

A very grateful daughter,    Melody

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Hi Melody

First I would like to welcome you. I am glad to hear the good news about your mom. Please keep us up to date if you can find the time.
Also would like to hear from the 4 other families that went to Dr. Canady if possible.

Thank You

Tom

14 (edited by JeffG Sat, 24 Nov 2007 10:46:15)

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Tom.......  I agree with Jules, This site traditional has been providing information to all members on the different options available including different hospitals, surgeons, oncologist through significant research from significant and professional articles and publications.  Individual members have expressed their experiences of which other members have drawn from;  I would say this is first hand personal information freely submitted and to be shared.  Dr. Canady came to light with an amazing media shock to us all.  It's amazing how much of an impact the media has over people.  The bottom line is that they do not have the privilege to any information of any patient under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and the HIPPA Act of 1996, Therefore are unable to provide nothing more than public interest stories to boost their ratings.  This one found it's way to our friendly non -political and non controversial web site and has been creating tension for many members since.  As Jules mentioned and I agree, enough is enough on this particular doctor. This is a sensitive and emotional time for members.  This site is not a tool for individual members digging for information on a particular doctor.  If you have a genuine interest in this particular doctor, make an appointment with him and determine first had for yourself.  If other newly members want to share their experience and provide their personal opinion great.  But we do not want or need to be requesting there personal information a week after supossively having surgery or at all, I would think a little tact and diplomacy applies here.  All members by now have access to this doctor's e-mail address, location, and telephone numbers.  They now have the tools to make an informed decision.  Whatever is voluntarily in time, provided by other members with undue pressure concerning this doctor  would be surely welcomed.  This post is soley my opinion and is not intended to demean or offend anyone and their beliefs. I just feel that enough attention to this media driven topic that gives "nothing tangable" is over.  I will say one thing from personal experience,  not even microscopic exploration can determine disease free of cholangiocarcinoma, Therefore, I still say hope is in the air for a cure as a surgeon can only extend life through resection and cortorizing vessels, and implanting stents, and other procedures,  hopefully long enough for that miracle of a cure to arrive. I guess my opinion is let go of the media hype and wait to see if anything positive is voluntarily posted from members who may have used this surgeon's services as we do for any other member having surgery with some other surgeon.
God Bless,
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Hi all,
My husband, Tommy West, is home and recovering from surgery.  I am happy to answer any questions concerning Dr. Canady to anyone out there.  Dr. Canady is A VERY CARING SURGEON.   Tommy's cancer is more widespread than we thought, so Dr. Canady was not able to remove the cancer in Tommy's liver this time.  Tommy has changed his chemo drugs to gemzar and tarceva.  He is still recovering from the surgery and is on IV antibiotics for a blood infection.  We are going to do whatever we have to do to fight this awful cancer.
Keeping the faith,
Laura

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Jeff,  I feel that my posts are being taken in the wrong context, I am not trying to persuade people not to see Dr. Canady, I have never said that.   In fact, my family has already contacted Dr. Canady and he agreed to see my dad, but I felt that I needed to do a little research before jumping into such a serious surgery.  My wife and I both just had one of those "gut" feelings that we needed to get more information before sending my dad to see Dr. Canady, that's all.   
As far as following "media hype", that is exactly why I have posted the links.  I know that it is so easy for people that feel there are no options available to jump into something based on what they have heard on TV or the internet.  The links that I posted were based on facts, I only wanted people to know that Dr. Canady has had his privileges revoked on more than one occasion and by more than one hopsital.  These are important facts to know when choosing a surgeon.   I have received emails with words of appreciation from some members for posting the information that I have found, so I am glad to hear that is has been helpful for some. 
This site is for the sharing of information, family experiences, what works, what doesn't work, etc.  I am not trying to "pressure" anyone to post about their experiences, I just simply wanted to let them know that I and others would be interested to hear about their experiences if they wish to share.   Time is of the essence with this disease and anyone that is willing to post about their recent experience helps us all.

Wishing everyone the best.
Tom

17 (edited by marions Sat, 24 Nov 2007 16:28:13)

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Dear Laura,
So sorry to hear about Tommy's cancer being more widespread than originally thought to be.   Surgery is the only way of determining the true extent of this disease.
I am sending my best wishes to Tommy and you and hoping for a speedy  recovery from the surgery and for the antibiotics to take hold of the infection.
Marions

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

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Laura,

I'm sorry to hear that your husband was unable to proceed with surgery.  Thank you for sharing your information and your experience.  I have also read other members posts that speak of how caring and dedicated Dr. Canady is to his patients, that is great to hear. I know my father's experiences with doctors have mostly been rushed and impersonal, so it is nice to hear that there are still some doctors out there that take the time to get to know their patients, it means alot.
I hope your husband recovers quickly from the surgery.

Best wishes to you,
Tom

19 (edited by marions Sat, 24 Nov 2007 13:17:47)

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When considering any surgeon, any chemotherapy, any other way of treating this disease, information is the key in the decision making process. 
I consider all information including Newspaper Articles, Radio or TV, Clinical Data, Peer Review, patients sharing their own experiences, to be valuable tools in reaching the goal of making an informed decision.
Marions

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

20 (edited by JeffG Sat, 24 Nov 2007 14:10:36)

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Tom,   I surely wish you and your Dad the best.  I personally Have no opinion of Dr. Canady one way or the other.  He Basically stated that he uses 3-D imagery to determine the best approach or if  surgery is possible.  All surgeons use 3-D imagery.  There is obvious differences of opinion in the medical arena.  But then again isn't that how break throughs and  progress come about?  Especially if toes have been stepped on or if someone was not included on the invention side of his life.  Well, I said I had no opinion but gave one away.  I pray that he can extend life as professionally as other surgeons.  I guess my sources for making decisions have to come from somewhere other than tabloid news.
Again,  I'm talking about his professional ability as a surgeon not that he was denied priveleges at a hospital; as if there was incompentency issuses the news would be more on the lines of his right to practice medicine period.  I wish Your Dad the best care and treatment possible! I opologize if my earlier post felt like I was attacking, personal feelings of how much damage news media can do to a person probally seeped through a bit.
God Bless
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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For all concerned;

Dr. Jerome Canady was called before a peer review committe on Wednesday,Nov. 21st made up of doctors and hospital staff at Monongehela Valley Hospital.  The reason behind calls for his suspension and removal from the hospital staff was a simple word called complacency.  Anytime you step out of the ranks, you can expect that others will shot at you. An old core group of doctors did not want a world-class, innovative surgeon operating in their midst!  Plain and simple.

Praise God, thanks to much prayer around the world, Dr. Canady has been fully reinstated as a onocological surgeon at Mon Valley! You maybe asking, "How can Dr. Canady succeed in these intricate, almost "impossible" procedures when others haven't or ever wouldn't even dream to try.  The answer is "faith".  This is what makes Jerome Canady so unique. He believes that God has endowed him with the confidence and ability to get the job done. Using a plasma beam catheter, that he invented, he can successfully removed ever vestige of cancerous tumor at the cellular level that have wrapped  around the arteries and veins of the liver, bile duct, pancreas, colon, stomach, and esophagus.   Since my wife's last surgery on July 10th, Dr. Canady has successfully removed "inoperable" tumors from many others who were deemed "unresectable" by top cancer surgeons/doctors from all over the world.  Did some patients die?  Unfortunately and regrettably, yes.  All of Dr. Canady's patients are extremely "high risk", but the vast majority survive and gratefully go on with their lives knowing that God has granted them a second chance. 

For more information on Dr. Jerome Canady go to our websites, www.curedoflivercancer.com and www.cindysmiracle.com

Miracles still happen!
Neill Russell

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Seven months ago, only days after being diagnosed with terminal bile duct cancer that had consumed over 75-80% of her liver, my wife Cindy asked, 'When God grants me my miracle I want you to do me one favor.'

With tears in my eyes I answer, 'Anything!'
 
With full confidence that somehow, somewhere, God was going to have that massive, foot long tumor removed completely from her body, she proceeded to ask, 'Make me a website to give others HOPE.'
 
Last week, my beautiful wife of 35 years celebrated the best Thanksgiving ever with her family on Maryland's Eastern Shore.   Her latest MRI, taken only two weeks ago, shows an almost totally regenerated liver free of cancer.  Her tumor markers remain perfect.  God has granted Cindy her miracle. He led us to Dr. Jerome Canady.  Her website, www.curedoflivercancer.com, has literally saved the lives of scores of others from all parts of the nation and the world.   
 
I highly recommend that you also checkout Cindy's website www.cindysmiracle.com to see our full story.  You will be able to clearly see how God intervened in all of these situations to destroy the works of the devil!  The words written in Romans 8:28 will literally jump out of the Bible!

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Here is the video news coverage link to Dr. Canady's reinstatement.

http://kdka.com/local/Jerome.Canady.hos … 95751.html

24 (edited by 747JetMech Tue, 04 Dec 2007 20:38:47)

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Sad news from Johns Hopkins site on patients who recently underwent Dr. Canady's surgery.  One of these patients was Katia's father. 

http://162.129.103.56/N/n.web?EP=N& … /990925679 

To get the above link to work, please copy and paste the whole link.

Please note, this is secondhand information, I have not spoken to any of these people personally.

Tom

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I am so sorry for this information. We all had such hope. I hope Katia comes back so we can support her.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope