- August 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm
Hi again Monica,
Yes I'm Canadian. I live in Mount Pearl, NL, adjacent to St John's. I went to Halifax for my Isolated Limb Perfusion, and my doctor there is Dr Carman Giacomantonio. He's a real go-getter and a sweetheart, and knows his stuff about melanoma. So if you ever need a specialist, he's not too far. There are a few other people on this board from NB. Elaine Vienneau is one who could probably offer some good contact info for NB doctors. When I go to Montreal, I'll be under the care of Dr. Mihalcioiu for the Ipi trial, but before being referred to him, I was seeing Dr Ari Meguerditchian. (OMG!!! Why can't these docs have normal names like Smith or Jones!!!) Also, check out the Melanoma Network of Canada. It's new, so it doesn't yet have near the membership that this forum has, but we have to start somewhere, and it is all Canadian-based. Melanoma seems so obscure in Canada, and it's hard to find a Canadian specialist, but that's what the MNC is trying to facilitate. It's run by Annette Cyr, also a mel patient, from Oakville ON. Anyway, keep in touch, and post your results when you get them. You'll feel a lot better after that, whether it's good or bad news. At least you'll be able to celebrate, or devise a game plan. Right now you're in Limbo, and that's the hardest part. Good luck!