I've read many positive posts about the Late Effects Clinic at Sloan Kettering. I am experiencing neck and shoulder weakness and have been told this is related to mantle radiation treatment for HD which I had many years ago. I am interested in finding out more about the program at SK and the best way to arrange to be seen. I have called several times and am always told to send my records first. I have requested to speak to a coordinator but this is impossible until I send my records. I guess it is the chicken and egg problem. As you know, getting together years of records can be a big commitment time wise and financially, so I am trying to get more information before I do that to see if it would be worth my while. Maybe those of you familiar with the clinic can help. Here are my questions: How many days is one expected to stay to go through the process? Do they automatically perform more scans and other tests such as EMG, even if you already have had recent tests? Are you seen by a comprehensive team such as cardiology, G.I., PT, and more, even if you don't have symptoms? What is included in the evaluation and treatment? Is insurance checked ahead of time by them? Last, does Sloan Kettering offer so much more than another great hospital to make it worth while to trek a great distance? These are lots of questions, but if anyone who has been through the process at SK and is willing to share information, I would really appreciate it.