Melanoma Specialist in New Jersey

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juless1
4/10/2013 12:17am
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Any recommendations out there for a melanoma specialist in NJ?? our insurance will NOT let us leave the state....andy and all input greatly appreciated...thanks!

Jim Goydas at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey has a strong melanoma program.  You may want to give him a try.  If you see him give him my regards; I haven't seen Jim in a year or more.

 

Tim--MRF

I know nothing about docs i n NJ -- but both this site and AIM have melanoma doctor finder pages by state.

This site: http://www.melanoma.org/learn-more/melanoma-treatment-center-finder

AIM: http://www.aimatmelanoma.org/en/aim-for-answers/path-to-getting-a-diagno...

If you want to go to an NCI designated cancer center in NJ (i do in CA) that would be the one In New Brunswick, see this list: http://cancercenters.cancer.gov/cancer_centers/cancer-centers-list2.html#NJ

2 primaries; lung/brain mets in past; paratracheal lymph node currently; participating in  Opdivo/Lirilumab trial

My reply crossed Tim's, the facility he recommends is the one in New Brunswick.

2 primaries; lung/brain mets in past; paratracheal lymph node currently; participating in  Opdivo/Lirilumab trial

I live in New Jersey (Jersey City) but am treated at Sloan.  That is too bad your insurance won't let you leave the state.  

I have heard great things about Dr Erik Whitman in Morristown (looks like he may have a Montclaire location also).   I originally saw a med onc at Hackensack.  Can't remember his name but wasn't impressed with him.  I also saw a surgical oncologist when I first moved up here that is in Newark.  I can give you his name and info if you like.  

Best of luck!

Erin

www.melanomaandthecity.blogspot.com

"people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel' Maya Angelou

Anonymous - (4/10/2013 - 5:03pm)

Might try http://www.melanomainternational.org/resources/cancercenters2.html   or post at melanomaforum.org.