Brachial Plexus Metastasized Tumor

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kyka1234
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   Posted 4/25/2005 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
My sister is being treated (third time) for breast cancer Stage IV now and having a rough go at this time. The doctors say it's a metastasized tumor in the brachial plexus with peripheral (sp) nerve damage. Looking for information on a Neurosurgeon that might specialize in this area. Any information or any type of help is appreciated. Thank you.

gma
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   Posted 4/25/2005 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Where is your sister? What area of the country? I am sure someone might have some good recommendations. Brachial Plexus is somewhere in the arm??? underarm? I need to check out a medical book because I am not sure, but if it is where I think it is, there are lots of nerves. Please stay with us and let us know how she is doing and more about her, age, etc. Hugs Mary K. (MK)


kyka1234
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   Posted 4/25/2005 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Mary - Debbie is 54 and in Seattle right now undergoing her chemo - we live in Alaska. She is flexible regarding help in other areas of the US and has just asked for assistance from me. Yes - it's actually in her upper arm/shoulder area. I appreciate you getting back to me and hope to get some information - this is a great way to find support!
Sandy

gma
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   Posted 4/25/2005 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Gee you were right here. Alaska!!! We do have postal who lives in eastern WA but goes to Seattle occasionally to the dr. There is also Jean in WA who is posting now, too. She is new. And then we have a member who is very ill living in Paulsbo near Bremerton WA. Maybe the girls in CA will have some suggestions. Most of us are from the east and midwest. I live in TX now but am from that area myself. I hope you get some good help tonight. prayers for you and your sister, MK


Lmmackey
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   Posted 4/26/2005 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Sandy,

My husband had a nerve sheath tumor (grapefruit sized) removed from his upper arm, back side from Dr. Malawar at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. I know it is as far away as possible from your sister, but he may know someone closer to Debbie. He is supposed to be one of the best in the country for this kind of stuff, and his assistants and nurses are great and very personable. His number is 202-877-3855 and his best assistant is Caroline Lake. Feel free to mention that Bruce Mackey referred her if she calls. This was a second cancer for my husband 9 years ago.

My prayers are with you and your sister and families! Please keep us posted!

Laure'
The finger of God touches your life when you make a friend.
----Mary Dawson Hughes---


kyka1234
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   Posted 4/26/2005 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Laure' - thanks so much for the info this morning! I will print it off as I am traveling to Seattle today to spend some time with them. It's great to get names for info so this has been a great help! It's a place to start as I do feel helpless sometimes darn it. I appreciate your sharing and wish you and your hubby good health! Take care and God Bless!
Sandy
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