Carla M.
Carla M.
Zion, ILMember since November 2019

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    • Nov 15, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Cancer Treatment Centers of America

    Sorry I didn’t do more research before suggesting my husband going there

    Overall Experience:

    My husband was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer in January 2017. I saw the advertisement for CTCA on TV and called. Within a few days they had us a plane ticket and a hotel for a week. We were hoping to go to the one in Tulsa since we live in Texas but Illinois is where they take our insurance. My husband spent 4 weeks there the first time taking radiation treatments and the hotel bill was on us at $75 a night. He has been flying back and forth, since but about 1 year into I started questioning his oncologist about different options as I had been researching other treatment options, he not only told me to stop researching because he had done it all, he started to tell my husband he had no other treatment options available and to start looking for clinical trials. He would not help search for them and offered no assistance to help us. I contacted Stand Up 2 Cancer and within a few days they sent me a list of not only clinical trials but a list of approved treatment options for kidney cancer and there were a lot that my husband has not been on. He was just there and showed the oncologist this information and he released him as a patient. Said nothing else he can do, put in his notes clinical trial or hospice. My husband still works every day, still is able to function on his own. Hospice is not an option for me. He told him not to give up but I feel as if he did. They sucked hundreds of thousands of dollars from our insurance and several thousands from us and when we start questioning them they release him as a patient. We are currently seeking another oncologist or clinical trial and continue to fight because giving up is not an option.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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