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    We heard from a friend visiting Puerto Plata that a woman which was our nanny years ago has breast cancer but has no means to get treatment and is afraid having surgery done. Her husband left her because of her illness. She is alone with one daughter...

    Not sure but I was told there is an organisation / institution in Santiago which could help in that case (free surgery?).

    If anybody knows more please let me know.

    Thanks
    Michael

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    i am trying a simple search... october is a month dedicated to cancer patients and lots of initiatives are taking place. clinica abreu in SD, for example offers free mammography for all insured and 30% of discount to private patience (no insurance).

    maybe you can contact liga dominicana contra el cancer:
    Liga Dominicana Contra el Cancer(LDCC)
    this is a private institution but maybe they will be able to provide the information you are looking for.

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    So sorry. Let's try to find all the resources that we can to help her and that may take a lot of calling to find. I'll add to the list.

    You can call CMC in Sosua and talk to Mary Jo, speaks English, to see if she knows anyone. 809-571-4696

    In Santo Domingo. BRACA specializes in Hematologo concologo and breast cancer. Dr. Santiago Collado Chastel. Nice Doc. and speaks English better then I do. 809-683-6564/809-683-2089

    My mother had radical mastectomies over 30 years ago and she is still kicking. My SIL had the same just over a year ago and I went to California to the "I Kicked Cancer" party for her and my bother, that also had cancer. My SIL flashed her new .... you know... for me while at the party. Very impressive. I'm talking about how my brother and her Kicked Cancer.

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    There is this:

    Oncoserv - Centro Oncológico del Norte, Bienvenidos

    They are offering free radiation therapy for breast cancer. Located in Santiago.

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    I lost, and very quickly, a wife and my mother to breast cancer. Best wishes to your friend.

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    Sorry to hear that. Thanks for the good wishes!

    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    I lost, and very quickly, a wife and my mother to breast cancer. Best wishes to your friend.

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    Hi Michael. So sorry to hear about this. Cancer sucks. You may wish to try contacting HOMS Cancer Center in Santiago, I was told they have programs available for the poor but I have no idea what is involved. If you want some contact numbers please PM me and I will gladly give you some emails or numbers. HOMS Cancer Center is top notch. Please also speak with your ex nanny and try to convince her that surgery is a minor inconvenience compared to dying from cancer. I wish her the best of luck....tom

    Quote Originally Posted by caribmike View Post
    We heard from a friend visiting Puerto Plata that a woman which was our nanny years ago has breast cancer but has no means to get treatment and is afraid having surgery done. Her husband left her because of her illness. She is alone with one daughter...

    Not sure but I was told there is an organisation / institution in Santiago which could help in that case (free surgery?).

    If anybody knows more please let me know.

    Thanks
    Michael

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    Her husband left her because of her illness

    What a nice guy......................

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    don't give up on hope. i know two dominican ladies here who survived breast cancer. both poor. the basic insurance and family helped. most important is to catch it in time and act immediately. don't stop at nothing. i am sure the lady fears surgery because she thinks mastectomy. it does not have to be radical, it depends on the individual case. but in case, it is better to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rep Dom View Post
    Her husband left her because of her illness

    What a nice guy......................
    I was thinking of the same thing

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