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Dr. Miller/James Brown Cancer Center Louisville, KY

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    Staci
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      My dad recently discovered his Ocular Melanoma has spread to his liver. He does not know yet to what extent although I have read some of the medical records and it seems widespread throughout the liver. He is being seen next week at James Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, KY. by Dr. Miller. Has anyone seen this doctor or been to James Brown for treatment?

       

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      My dad recently discovered his Ocular Melanoma has spread to his liver. He does not know yet to what extent although I have read some of the medical records and it seems widespread throughout the liver. He is being seen next week at James Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, KY. by Dr. Miller. Has anyone seen this doctor or been to James Brown for treatment?

       

      Thanks

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        SMS
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          Dear Stacy,

          I am very sorry to hear about your dad's ocular melanoma.  I know this is a difficult time for you and your family and my thoughts are with you.  I am currently supporting my husband in his fight against this disease as well.  As part of this fight, I am now partnering with the MRF to help spearhead a new ocular melanoma specific initiative– more details are forthcoming.  In the meantime, though, please let me/us know how we can be most helpful to you.  

          Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Dr. Miller in Louisville, but that does not mean much.  From my own experience, though, (both as a physician and a patient) it is always helpful to get a second opinion if that is feasible for you.  In seeking a second opinion, I would think about finding a center where they see a good deal of metastatic ocular melanoma.  I am not sure how feasible travel is for your dad, but, in the southern area of the US, some institutions that see a good deal of ocular melanoma include:  Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida and MD Anderson in Houston, TX.  If traveling further north is feasible for you, several centers, again, who see a number of patients with ocular melanoma include: Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Ohio State University in Columbus, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dana-Farber in Boston, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.

          These are a few of the centers around the country that I know of that see a number of patients with ocular melanoma.

          Hang in there– your dad is very lucky to have you helping him.  This is not an easy time so please let us know how we can be helpful to you moving forward.

          Take care,

          Sara – MRF

          SMS
          Participant

            Dear Stacy,

            I am very sorry to hear about your dad's ocular melanoma.  I know this is a difficult time for you and your family and my thoughts are with you.  I am currently supporting my husband in his fight against this disease as well.  As part of this fight, I am now partnering with the MRF to help spearhead a new ocular melanoma specific initiative– more details are forthcoming.  In the meantime, though, please let me/us know how we can be most helpful to you.  

            Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Dr. Miller in Louisville, but that does not mean much.  From my own experience, though, (both as a physician and a patient) it is always helpful to get a second opinion if that is feasible for you.  In seeking a second opinion, I would think about finding a center where they see a good deal of metastatic ocular melanoma.  I am not sure how feasible travel is for your dad, but, in the southern area of the US, some institutions that see a good deal of ocular melanoma include:  Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida and MD Anderson in Houston, TX.  If traveling further north is feasible for you, several centers, again, who see a number of patients with ocular melanoma include: Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Ohio State University in Columbus, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dana-Farber in Boston, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.

            These are a few of the centers around the country that I know of that see a number of patients with ocular melanoma.

            Hang in there– your dad is very lucky to have you helping him.  This is not an easy time so please let us know how we can be helpful to you moving forward.

            Take care,

            Sara – MRF

            SMS
            Participant

              Dear Stacy,

              I am very sorry to hear about your dad's ocular melanoma.  I know this is a difficult time for you and your family and my thoughts are with you.  I am currently supporting my husband in his fight against this disease as well.  As part of this fight, I am now partnering with the MRF to help spearhead a new ocular melanoma specific initiative– more details are forthcoming.  In the meantime, though, please let me/us know how we can be most helpful to you.  

              Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Dr. Miller in Louisville, but that does not mean much.  From my own experience, though, (both as a physician and a patient) it is always helpful to get a second opinion if that is feasible for you.  In seeking a second opinion, I would think about finding a center where they see a good deal of metastatic ocular melanoma.  I am not sure how feasible travel is for your dad, but, in the southern area of the US, some institutions that see a good deal of ocular melanoma include:  Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida and MD Anderson in Houston, TX.  If traveling further north is feasible for you, several centers, again, who see a number of patients with ocular melanoma include: Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Ohio State University in Columbus, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dana-Farber in Boston, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.

              These are a few of the centers around the country that I know of that see a number of patients with ocular melanoma.

              Hang in there– your dad is very lucky to have you helping him.  This is not an easy time so please let us know how we can be helpful to you moving forward.

              Take care,

              Sara – MRF

              jdramsey
              Participant

                My mother was treated at the Brown Cancer Center for 10+ years, they are the reason she made it as long as she did. Dr Miller is one of the best oncologists in the country and possiably the world. The staff there is also top notch. 

                jdramsey
                Participant

                  My mother was treated at the Brown Cancer Center for 10+ years, they are the reason she made it as long as she did. Dr Miller is one of the best oncologists in the country and possiably the world. The staff there is also top notch. 

                  jdramsey
                  Participant

                    My mother was treated at the Brown Cancer Center for 10+ years, they are the reason she made it as long as she did. Dr Miller is one of the best oncologists in the country and possiably the world. The staff there is also top notch. 

                    jdramsey
                    Participant

                      My mother was treated at the Brown Cancer Center for 10+ years, they are the reason she made it as long as she did. Dr Miller is one of the best oncologists in the country and possiably the world. The staff there is also top notch. 

                      jdramsey
                      Participant

                        My mother was treated at the Brown Cancer Center for 10+ years, they are the reason she made it as long as she did. Dr Miller is one of the best oncologists in the country and possiably the world. The staff there is also top notch. 

                        jdramsey
                        Participant

                          My mother was treated at the Brown Cancer Center for 10+ years, they are the reason she made it as long as she did. Dr Miller is one of the best oncologists in the country and possiably the world. The staff there is also top notch. 

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