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Treatment Centers in Rocky Mountains?

3 years 9 months ago #48456 by sara.anne
Well, you are a bit of a drive from "anywhere" (I know...my husband was from north of the Black Hills in South Dakota!) However, there is an excellent medical school in Denver
https://www.uchealth.org/Pages/Services/Cancer-Care/Treatment/Urologic-Cancer-Treatment.aspx
Also, Virginia Mason in Seattle is top-notch
https://www.virginiamason.org/BladderCancer

I don't recommend "Cancer Centers of America." They are a for-profit chain of hospitals and are not known for expertise in bladder cancer.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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3 years 9 months ago #48454 by Jay
Depending upon what type of insurance you have, you might want to give CTCA, Cancer Treatment Centers of America. You'll have to travel for their services, sometimes it's not the closest Center to your home and I'm sure different people have their opinions on CTCA. I checked different options/facilities and have had nothing but complete satisfaction with the services they have provided for me. The team/people/everyone encountered there are fabulous. Jay

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3 years 9 months ago #48453 by MadLove
Sorry I don't have anything to share about doctors in beautiful Wyoming and can imagine you may need to travel quite a distance potentially to access a major bladder cancer treatment center and specialist doctor.

We switched from our local general urologist to a specialist 90 miles from home after reading in the forum about the importance of working with a bladder cancer specialist.

My husband is 51 and we also had a January 2015 diagnosis of bladder tumors/cancer. The TURBT was performed 03-11-15 and we'll learn in about a week the type and stage of cancer.

Since our bladder cancer specialist is more likely to have "seen it all" and treated so many kinds of scenarios, I feel we will receive the most effective care and treatment. That has reduced the worrying significantly.

We have full faith in the specialist to guide us to the best possible outcome.

Wishing you well from Maryland.

Husband's journey:
01/2015 1st cystoscopy
03&04/2015 TURBTs-CIS
07/2015 Finished BCGx6
08/2015 biopsy-BENIGN!
10/2015 Finished BCGx3
12/2015 Cysto, redness
01/2016 TURBT, Benign
04/2016 Cysto
05/2016 Finished BCGx3
07&11/2016 Cysto's
1/2017 Finished BCGx3
2/2017 Cysto, redness
3/2017 TURBT, Cysto...

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3 years 9 months ago #48452 by the wife
Just curious if anyone could offer any suggestions on treatment centers or bladder cancer specialists in the Rocky Mountain region; we live in Wyoming so any surrounding states would be helpful. Thank you.

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