Aug 12, 2006 - 11:56 pm
I have stomach cancer. I had a surgery in late June to remove part of my stomach and was confirmed to be in stage 3 (T3N2M0). My next step is chemo and radiation. I have great concerns about where I should go for the treatments and what doctor to choose.
I live in Dallas, Texas. I have talked with a oncology doctor at a local cancer center. However, from this forum, I have learned that my chance for survival will be better if I go for a teaching or research center (such as Baylor or SouthWest in Dallas) where the doctors are usually more capable and more knowlegable. I am leaning toward that option. The drawback is that it will casue a delay for my receving the chemo for about one week.
My questions are:
2. anyone can comment the differnces between a local hospital vs a teaching/research center?
3. Anyone knows a good chemo doctor around Dallas area?
I have tons of questions. If anyone can help, my email address is email@example.com. Please drop me an email. I really really need help.
Thanks a lot in advance.