After discovering that her breast cancer had metastasized to her liver, my wife sought help from doctors at prestigious cancer centers across the country. We went everywhere. As she gradually lost battle after battle it became apparent to us that she was being treated according to the “book” of standard treatments for cancer. My wife’s cancer was different that the “norm” and required a different way of thinking.
By the time we discovered Dr. Gil Lederman and the folks at Staten Island University Hospital’s Radiosurgery Center, my wife had metastases amounting in the hundreds in her brain, dozens in her liver and several in her bones. Due to the severity of the brain disease, she was given only months to live. Dr. Lederman and Dr. Silverman at SIUH took on her case and produced the first positive results of her treatment program. After a series of planned treatments they cleared her brain and liver completely for more than a year and also permanently eradicated the bone lesions. Eventually she had some recurrence in the liver and brain which again was eradicated and allowed nearly 2 years of remission with no ill effects of any kind. Through it all she enjoyed a wonderful quality of life.
The brain lesions remained stable and it was finally her liver, after almost 4 years, that brought her to the end. She was given up by the most prestigious hospitals and doctors in the country and sent home to die. It was only by the aggressive and thoughtful approach taken by Dr. Lederman and his associates at SIUH that she was able to overcome such a heavy burden of disease to survive to live a rich and wonderful life for many years longer than anyone could predict.
This time given her was cherished by her friends and family who she traveled with and spent time with between her treatments. Dr. Gil Lederman is a thoughtful and aggressive doctor who takes on cancer with the intention of winning. I applaud him for his bravery and deeply thank him for his help.
Richard H. Francis
Las Vegas, Nevada