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    seeking for best cancer hospital in England and Europe

    Hi Every Body
    I and my 77 year-old father are living in Iran. My father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma 14 months ago. Myeloma developed several tumor tissues in spinal column and chest ribs. The Iranain oncologist tried to treat Myeloma. However the disease has been spreading and tumor tissues were growing so fast. 50 days ago, a medical test on biopsy sample taken from the swelling tumor developed under colar bone revealed my father is also suffering from Lymphoma. I'm highly skeptical regarding the Iranian doctors com,petency to cure cancer. I wonder whether anyone can introduce me the best cancer hospital any where in Europe inorder for my father to receive the most appropriate treatment
    In advance, any advice regarding this problem would be highly appreciated.
    Yours Sincerely
    Shervin Haghighi Saed

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    Hi shervins2006

    Sorry I cannot help you as I live in Australia. Just to let you know we have plently of Brits here who can help you, I am sure they will drop in soon enough. I hope you get the info you are looking for.

    Good Luck
    Age 60
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    Officially in remission 9th July 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 1st October 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 17th June 2009
    Remission reconfirmed 7th June 2010
    Remission reconfirmed 6th July 2011

    NED AND DECLARED CURED on the 2/01/2013

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    Hi Shervin. I am so sorry about your father's cancer. I do not know a specific answer to your question. What I would do is too look on the web for hospitals in the major European cities (London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Oslo...) and see if they have a website with information about their services. Focus on those that do Cancer research and you should find a good one.

    Good luck.
    Long-term cancer survivor
    1992 Astrocytoma grade 2, left motor strip
    2005 Recurrence this time said to be an Oligodendroglioma grade 3, same location.
    My Story Part 1: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2528
    My Story Part 2: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=7350
    My Story Part 3: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=8029

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    I live in Cambridge, UK. My brother in law, iranian, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2005. He recieves care through Dr Crawley, Consultant Haematologist, Addenbrookes Hospital. Cambridge. We also have a friend who was diagnosed in 2005 and is doing well. He is treated by another consultany, Jenny Craig, also at Addenbrookes Hospital. Hope this helps. Please get back if you require any further information.
    Kindest regards, Georgia

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    I have best wishes for you, your family and your father. My God cure his myeloma. Ameen.
    The life-span of a myeloma patient depends on their age and on whether the disease is in stage I, 2 or 3. My father was of same age and he died of MM on Jan 30 this year. He was diagoned with MM in Feb 2010. We provided him with best possible treatment in Pakistan but ultimately the disease spread all through his body, his kidneys failed and ultimately died of pulmonary failure, having caught sepsic infection, which could not be cured because his white cell count has dropped to less than 0.3. I will suggest you treat him with papaya leaf extract. We could not do so becasue there was disagreement in family.

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    My wife and I are being treated at this hospital

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    This thread is five years old. Closing it to prevent any confusion.
    07/08 Age 56 DX 1) Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma-Not Otherwise Specified. >50 tumors, marrow involvement.
    08/08-12/08 Four cycles CHOEP14 + four cycles GND (Cyclofosfamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, Etoposide, Prednisone & Gemcitabine, Navelbine, Doxil)
    02/09 2) Relapse.
    03/09-06/13 Clinical trial of Romidepsin > long-term study. NED for 64 twenty-eight day cycles, dose tapered.
    07/13 3) Relapse, 4) Suspected Mutation.
    08/13-02/14 Romidepsin increased, stopped for lack of response. Watch & Wait.
    09/14 Relapse/Progression. Visible cervical nodes appear within 4 days of being checked clear.
    10/06/14 One cycle Belinostat. Discontinued to enter second clinical trial.
    10/25/14 Clinical trial of Alisertib/Failed - Progression.
    01/12/15 Belinostat resumed/Failed - Progression. 02/23/15
    02/24/15 Pralatrexate/Failed - Progression. 04/17/15
    04/15 Genomic profiling reveals mutation into PTCL-NOS + AngioImmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. Two dozen tumors + small intestine (Ileum) involvement.
    04/22/15 TREC (Bendamustine, Etoposide, Carboplatin). Full response in two cycles. PET/CT both clear. Third cycle followed.
    06/15-07/15 Transplant preparation (X-rays, spinal taps, BMB, blood test, MUGA scan, lung function, CMV screening, C-Diff testing etc. etc. etc.) Intrathecal Methotrexate during spinal tap.
    BMB reveals 5) Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a bone marrow cancer.
    07/11-12/15 Cyclofosfamide + Fludarabine conditioning regimen.
    07/16/15 Total Body Irradiation.
    07/17/15 Haploidentical Allogeneic Transplant receiving my son's peripheral blood stem cells.
    07/21-22/15 Triple dose Cyclofosfamide + Mesna, followed by immunosuppressants Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil.
    07/23-08/03/15 Blood nose dive. Fever. Hospitalized two weeks.
    08/04/15 Engraftment official - released from hospital.
    08/13/15 Marrow is 100% donor cells. Platelets climbing steadily, red cells follow.
    09/21/15 Acute skin GvHD arrives. DEXA scan reveals Osteoporosis.
    09/26/-11/03/15 Prednisone to control skin GvHD.
    05/2016 Tacrolimus stopped. Prednisone from 30-90mg daily tried. Sirolimus begun.
    09/16/16 Three skin punch biopsies.
    11/04/16 GvHD clinical trial of Ofatumumab (Arzerra) + Prednisone + Methylprednisolone begun.
    To date: 18 chemotherapeutic drugs in 9 regimens (4 of them at least twice), + 4 immunosuppressant drugs.

    I have been chosen to suffer, therefore, I am blessed. Knowing the redemptive value of suffering makes all the difference.

    "What is faith? It is that which gives substance to our hopes, which convinces us of things we cannot see"
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