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My mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer last Friday. We are looking
for a great breast surgeon, oncologist and radiologist in the Kaiser system.
I wanted to find out if anyone might have some good recommendations. Thanks
for any information you might have.
The Kaiser System has a great resource for women with breast
cancer, a breast cancer coordinator. I know two of the women
who do this for different Kaiser hospitals and they are really
helpful... They know how to get Kaiser to work for you well, what
community resources are available, and are in general, lovely
Another excellent resource for information about cancer treatment
in general is the Cancer Information Service, reachable at 1-800-4CANCER.
It is a free service, run by the National Cancer Institute. They have
great information available, and can do focused MedLine searches for
you as well as provide information on procedures, community resources
and get you NCI brochures. They have bilingual counsellors, too. Spanish,
and Cantonese at a minimum, sometimes, depending on other staff they may
have facility in other languages.
My husband is an internist at Kaiser and recommends Dr. Peter Gordon,
chief of oncology, at Oakland Kaiser.
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