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Old 03-03-2016, 06:01 PM
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Curious if any other THT members are active in the field of oncology? Its where I have made my home for the last 6 years. Been to many of the big conferences, radiation and surgical..ASTRO etc...
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:16 PM
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I used to negotiate insurance reimbursement rates for a medical oncology group. They didn't even know what they were supposed to be paid. I don't work in that industry any more.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:11 PM
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I was an oncology RN for many years. That kind of work takes a lot out of a person, I loved it but hated it at the same time, glad I got out.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:06 AM
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I mix a lot of chemo.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:32 AM
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Being on the other side of the business, I love and admire my Onc nurse practitioner, and told her so in an email exchange this week - we have been collaborating for 12+ years...

My maintenance drug, which has been around for more than 20 years, has sort of ran out of patent, but Abbott/Takeda play around with the dispensing method enough, to be able to push away...
The ingredient itself "retails" for over 30.2 million per lb. Huh?
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by wiggreb View Post
I mix a lot of chemo.
That is something I would like to learn more about. I am on the radiation side
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:04 PM
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Not really, but before my triple bypass I smoked a pack a day for 35 years... I hope not, but I may someday help support you guys.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:13 PM
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Not part of the business, but several of my close family have availed themselves of it.

Many dedicated professionals, at every level, have worked tirelessly to assure them of continued and productive lives. I can never sufficiently thank each and every one of them.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:28 PM
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I took a good bit of chemo (63 days iv) and some (3) surgeries and some (21 or so days) time in the hospital I hope you guys like your new boats

Non-smoker btw (but my oncologist told me straight up if tobacco ceased to exist he'd be out of business . . . and something about tanning beds too).
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by onrecess View Post
Not really, but before my triple bypass I smoked a pack a day for 35 years... I hope not, but I may someday help support you guys.
Your chance will always be higher than a non-smokers, but even after 35 years of smoking, after a couple years tobacco-free your chances of getting cancer go way down.
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