Topic: Cancer Treatment Center or University Hospital?
My husband was diagnosed with CC in Dec/Jan. He has been through the traditional chemo of Cisplatin and Gemzar. He is "not a candidate for surgery". Due to permanent hearing loss, he was taken off the Cisplatin back in May or early June. Since then, the stomach pain has returned (it had gone away completely in late February), his tumor has become more dense, and his tumor markers sky rocketed! He now is on Carboplatin with the Gemzar, but Carboplatin is an "older" chemo drug and isn't recommended anymore since Cisplatin is proven to be much more effective. We are now looking for other alternatives since his doctor seems to be unsure as to what to do at this point. We are considering both Emory and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Our Oncologist discourged us from CTCA since it is not a university-based hospital. Both have their pros and cons from what I see. We live in Georgia and there is a new CTCA opening here in about 2 weeks, but we also have Emory in Atlanta available to us. Any suggestions or experiences you can share?