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Looking for any info re: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Forums General Melanoma Community Looking for any info re: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

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    JewelryCrafterGirl
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      My oncologist is sending me to  Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa FL, was wondering if anyone has been a patient there, any good Dr. referrals?

      Thanks for any info :)

      Pennie Mills

      My oncologist is sending me to  Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa FL, was wondering if anyone has been a patient there, any good Dr. referrals?

      Thanks for any info :)

      Pennie Mills

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        TAC
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          I have not been to Moffitt but some friends have. Dr. Jeffery Weber is a melanoma specialist there. I would recommend contacting his office and go from there. Best wishes.

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          TAC
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            I have not been to Moffitt but some friends have. Dr. Jeffery Weber is a melanoma specialist there. I would recommend contacting his office and go from there. Best wishes.

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            King
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              Hi Pennie,

               

              I have been a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center since 2005.  My medical oncologist is Dr. Jeff Weber.  Dr. Regini Kudchadkar (female) is also in the cutaneous department and is highly recommended by the nursing staff.  I believe one of the main reasons that I am alive today is because of my surgeon at Moffitt.

              I read your profile and see that you are Stage IIB but there is a spot on your lung.  I'm assuming that the spot on your lung is benign or being watched.  Anyway, I think it's great that you are being referred to Moffitt. You need to stay one step ahead of this disease.  It is a well respected melanoma center.  (I love the rescue kitties, too)

               

              Feel free to email me or post if you would like to talk or know more.

               

              Stay Strong

              King

              Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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              King
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                Hi Pennie,

                 

                I have been a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center since 2005.  My medical oncologist is Dr. Jeff Weber.  Dr. Regini Kudchadkar (female) is also in the cutaneous department and is highly recommended by the nursing staff.  I believe one of the main reasons that I am alive today is because of my surgeon at Moffitt.

                I read your profile and see that you are Stage IIB but there is a spot on your lung.  I'm assuming that the spot on your lung is benign or being watched.  Anyway, I think it's great that you are being referred to Moffitt. You need to stay one step ahead of this disease.  It is a well respected melanoma center.  (I love the rescue kitties, too)

                 

                Feel free to email me or post if you would like to talk or know more.

                 

                Stay Strong

                King

                Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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                djpayn
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                  hi Pennie.

                   

                  i currently go to Moffitt.    i see dr.Kudchadkar  there, she is great.     Moffitt is a great place to be seen. feel free to contact me [email protected]  if you have any questions or anything.

                   

                  Dawna

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                  djpayn
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                    hi Pennie.

                     

                    i currently go to Moffitt.    i see dr.Kudchadkar  there, she is great.     Moffitt is a great place to be seen. feel free to contact me [email protected]  if you have any questions or anything.

                     

                    Dawna

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                    JewelryCrafterGirl
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                      Thanks all so much, I will recommend these Drs. to my primary that is making the arrangements for me to be seen at Lee Moffitt.  The oncologist also gave me the name of a Dr. Jonathan Zager.  So glad I posted here, I value your feedback!

                      King, the scans found a suspicious spot on my lung that is being watched and x-rayed again in 4 months.

                      I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research online about melanoma and am so glad that I’ll be seeing a melanoma specialist.

                      I wish you all the very best and am very thankful for your replies :).

                      Take Care,
                      Pennie

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                      JewelryCrafterGirl
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                        Thanks all so much, I will recommend these Drs. to my primary that is making the arrangements for me to be seen at Lee Moffitt.  The oncologist also gave me the name of a Dr. Jonathan Zager.  So glad I posted here, I value your feedback!

                        King, the scans found a suspicious spot on my lung that is being watched and x-rayed again in 4 months.

                        I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research online about melanoma and am so glad that I’ll be seeing a melanoma specialist.

                        I wish you all the very best and am very thankful for your replies :).

                        Take Care,
                        Pennie

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                        djpayn
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                          i noticed your profile said that you live in melbourne, fl.

                          my guest room is available to you at any time, should you need or want it. i live about 20 minutes from moffitt and will help in any way i can.

                           

                          dawna

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                          djpayn
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                            i noticed your profile said that you live in melbourne, fl.

                            my guest room is available to you at any time, should you need or want it. i live about 20 minutes from moffitt and will help in any way i can.

                             

                            dawna

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                            JewelryCrafterGirl
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                              Thank you so much Dawna, it is about a two and a half hour drive, so if I just have to be there a few hours I'll be good.  I will keep your generosity in mind if a longer stay is necessary.  I truly appreciate your kindness :)  ~Pennie

                               

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                              JewelryCrafterGirl
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                                Thank you so much Dawna, it is about a two and a half hour drive, so if I just have to be there a few hours I'll be good.  I will keep your generosity in mind if a longer stay is necessary.  I truly appreciate your kindness :)  ~Pennie

                                 

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                                LynnLuc
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                                  We moved to Dunnellon,Fl from North Dakota so I can be closer to Moffitt…Dr Weber is  the best!  He is theis the director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center at Moffitt 
                                  ..this guy answers his own e-mails ( I have wrote several times), telephones me when I have left messages with nurse…and conducts his own physical exams…He knows his patients and I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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                                  LynnLuc
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                                    We moved to Dunnellon,Fl from North Dakota so I can be closer to Moffitt…Dr Weber is  the best!  He is theis the director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center at Moffitt 
                                    ..this guy answers his own e-mails ( I have wrote several times), telephones me when I have left messages with nurse…and conducts his own physical exams…He knows his patients and I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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                                    JewelryCrafterGirl
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                                      Thank you, appreciate your reply very much :)  I have a consult scheduled at Moffitt for December 27.

                                      Very best wishes to you~Pennie

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                                      JewelryCrafterGirl
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                                        Thank you, appreciate your reply very much :)  I have a consult scheduled at Moffitt for December 27.

                                        Very best wishes to you~Pennie

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                                        Rocklove
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                                          Pennie Dr. Zager is a great surgeon, you are in good hands with him. His Nurse's name is Roz…. and a very special person. No less of a praise for Dr. Weber and Jennifer.

                                          Hope things go well for you @ Moffit.

                                          Rocky

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                                          Rocklove
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                                            Pennie Dr. Zager is a great surgeon, you are in good hands with him. His Nurse's name is Roz…. and a very special person. No less of a praise for Dr. Weber and Jennifer.

                                            Hope things go well for you @ Moffit.

                                            Rocky

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                                              LynnLuc
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                                                And don't forget Kimberly at Moffitt either! They have the greatest staff!! All very accessable too

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                                                LynnLuc
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                                                  And don't forget Kimberly at Moffitt either! They have the greatest staff!! All very accessable too

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                                                  JewelryCrafterGirl
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                                                    Who is Kimberly?  So far I have only talked to Megan on the phone to schedule the consult.

                                                    Thanks,

                                                    Pennie

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                                                    LynnLuc
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                                                      She is my trial nurse. There is also Jennifer Dr Weber's nurse and she is also awesome!

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                                                      LynnLuc
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                                                        She is my trial nurse. There is also Jennifer Dr Weber's nurse and she is also awesome!

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                                                        JewelryCrafterGirl
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                                                          Who is Kimberly?  So far I have only talked to Megan on the phone to schedule the consult.

                                                          Thanks,

                                                          Pennie

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                                                        JewelryCrafterGirl
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                                                          Thanks so much Rocky, my initial consult on the 27th is with Dr. Zager.  Happy to hear you think so highly of him and his nurse.

                                                          Wishing you (and everyone) good health and happiness :)

                                                          Take Care-Pennie

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                                                          JewelryCrafterGirl
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                                                            Thanks so much Rocky, my initial consult on the 27th is with Dr. Zager.  Happy to hear you think so highly of him and his nurse.

                                                            Wishing you (and everyone) good health and happiness :)

                                                            Take Care-Pennie

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                                                              JewelryCrafterGirl
                                                              Participant

                                                                I had my appointment at Moffitt on Monday and was unbelievably pleased with the care that I received.  I met Dr. Zager, his nurse Roz and many other wonderful and efficient people.

                                                                Scheduled to see a thoracic Dr. for the lung nodule Jan. 11, on the same day am scheduled on another floor for a pulmonary function test.

                                                                Having the wide local excision, lymph node mapping, sentinel lymph node biopsy and possible lung biopsy on January 13 or 14.  I'm also participating in the lymphoseek trial, which is near the end.

                                                                I was wondering what your recoveries were like for the WLE and SNB?  The WLE will be mid back and the SNB will either be under the arm or neck area.  They say I can most likely go home the same day, glad about that :)

                                                                Take Care, Pennie

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                                                                JewelryCrafterGirl
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                                                                  I had my appointment at Moffitt on Monday and was unbelievably pleased with the care that I received.  I met Dr. Zager, his nurse Roz and many other wonderful and efficient people.

                                                                  Scheduled to see a thoracic Dr. for the lung nodule Jan. 11, on the same day am scheduled on another floor for a pulmonary function test.

                                                                  Having the wide local excision, lymph node mapping, sentinel lymph node biopsy and possible lung biopsy on January 13 or 14.  I'm also participating in the lymphoseek trial, which is near the end.

                                                                  I was wondering what your recoveries were like for the WLE and SNB?  The WLE will be mid back and the SNB will either be under the arm or neck area.  They say I can most likely go home the same day, glad about that :)

                                                                  Take Care, Pennie

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