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Where can I find a cancer retreat program in my hometown (Miami, Florida)

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Survivor since 2015 over 3 years
 
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I first checked with my insurance company to see who was in my network and then told my PCP the place I wanted to go and they got me a referral. When I was getting ready to move back to my hometown I did the same process and was able to go to a place close to my hometown, 7 miles one way for my radiation treatments (only place available at the time). I also gave my treating Oncologist the name of a facility to go to since I was and still am seeing them every 6 months at this point. I live in an area smaller than Miami so would assume there would be something there or at least close by. Check with your primary care doctor or local medical society as to what is there.
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    anonymous
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    See if you can find a local support group. Other women fighting BC to will be a great resource. Ask whatever doctor diagnosed you for a referral. Start there if you don't click with them move on. Call a social worker at your local hospital for some suggestions.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2015
    Thank you for responding to my question. Good luck with your treatment
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Thanks, I'm done with treatment, only a pill once a day now (Estrogen blocker). Best wishes to you also.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2015

      Thank you I will keep that in mind. I hope all is well with you.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everything is great. I still see the Oncology people every 6 months with lab work prior and my Radiation Dr. once a year. I did go to a survivorship consult last year; covered everything from my initial diagnosis, treatments, and things I need...

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      Everything is great. I still see the Oncology people every 6 months with lab work prior and my Radiation Dr. once a year. I did go to a survivorship consult last year; covered everything from my initial diagnosis, treatments, and things I need to look out for that may or may not occur in the future due to the treatments. I had to fill out a multi-page questionnaire for it and was given a copy of the whole thing after the consult.

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