I mentioned in a post last year that I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with kidney cancer in November 2012 and had my right kidney removed in February 2013. I thought that was the end of my fight with cancer. I discovered in December of 2013 that I was wrong. I was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer that had spread to my lungs. Now my fight with cancer resumes. My beautiful and smart wife decided to look into getting a 2nd opinion for my diagnosis with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). I was having a delay in the medication that my oncologist at home was going to put me on. There were several mix-ups with the pharmacy. I can now see how this delay was the Lord’s way of helping us to get the right treatment for me elsewhere. In just about a week’s time we were scheduled to come to the CTCA Western Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. They paid for the flight for my wife and I and booked us into a nice hotel at a very discounted rate. We were picked up at the airport in a limo and driven to the center. I was so impressed with how caring and friendly the entire staff was to us as we entered.
My wife and I have been able to meet some wonderful people who are also battling cancer. I thought they would have long sad faces. I was wrong. So far everyone we have met has been smiling and been such a source of encouragement as we now see we are not alone in this.
I had read some negative comments on websites about CTCA before coming here. I now see that those folks don’t know what they’re talking about. They are treating me as an individual patient. I am not being rushed to different rooms or locations for tests or appointments. The doctors and staff come to me in a room that has been set aside for me and all my appointments. This is a first class, caring, compassionate place to get information and treatment for cancer. Today, I meet with my medical team to discuss my treatment options. I will post more about my experience with CTCA soon.