Topic: Cancer Centers of America
I am wondering if anyone out there has either gone to or gotten a second opinion from any of the Cancer Centers of America for CC. My husband, Ken and I went to Cleveland Clinic and basically got the exact same information that we have gotten at Ohio State University, The James Hospital. The doctor we saw was young but felt he was experienced in CC having had 30-40 patients in the 3 years he's been practicing in Oncology. That wasn't extremely encouraging, however. He also said he knew our oncologist at OSU and she was a good doctor. But I can't help but wonder if the doctor at Cleveland Clinic and our doctor would have supported each other no matter what. I do not believe they would intentionally harm a patient, but they have obviously been trained similarly.
As an update, Ken is doing well. Still no symptoms of the cancer, but the chemo is taking its toll. He has lost a lot of his hair but not all of it. His blood counts continue to drop but have not gotten so low that chemo was not administered. His newest side effect is that he constantly grits his teeth. Like he is chewing something but is not. Of course, he is tired but is still working full time and even mowing the grass (his baby). He had scans on Monday (8/5) and we will see the doctor this Friday. The past two scans have shown minimal improvement but we were at least happy that his cancer was not growing or getting worse.
Any information would be greatly appreciated regarding Cancer Centers of America. Thanks so much!