By Dr. Michael Schumacher, MD, a neuroendocrinologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-author of Neuroendocrinology and Cancer.1.
Find the right type of cancer.
For the most part, the best cancer treatment involves the right kind of cancer, according to Dr. Schumachers team.
The best way to find a tumor type is to ask the patient to tell you what kind of tumor they are having.
For example, a tumor of the liver may look like a large, round, gray lump or it may have a small, white, circular, and sometimes oval-shaped spot.2.
Talk to a neurosurgeon.
“When I started working with Rush, I was in the hospital in Philadelphia for about 10 years,” says Dr. Joseph K. Cottone, MD.
“It was the longest time I’d ever been in a hospital.
He had this really great sense of humor.
He was a good listener, and I loved listening to him.”
The Rush Limbaugh neurosurgeons office at the UC San Francisco Medical Center is located at 2105 Chestnut Street, Suite 700.3.
If you are a patient with an early stage of the disease, try Rush’s first-line chemotherapy.
“Rush had an amazing reputation for not being afraid to give patients chemo because he was a very good listener,” says Michael Schaumacher, a neurologist and associate member of the Rush Limbaugh Neurosurgery Department at the UCSF Medical Center.
“He had an incredible rapport with the patient, and he was very much open to discussing the treatment options with the patients.”4.
Use Rush’s Neurosurgeon’s Tip for your Throat Cancer.
“In the Rush era, they had this great, simple formula for treating the tumor,” says co-founder of Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Joel Rush.
“That formula was ‘go deep,’ so to speak.
Go to a deep vein, a deep throat, and put pressure on it.
And then they put the tumor under the scalpel, and you’re done.
It’s a very simple procedure.
It works very well for cancer, and it’s very effective for the patient.”5.
Be prepared for surgery.
“There are certain procedures that patients have to go through before they can be discharged from the hospital, and Rush was known for his very detailed surgical instructions,” says Schumakers team.
“His staff would tell you how to get the tumor to the best place for surgery and then follow up the patient on a regular basis to monitor the progress of surgery.”6.
Get a Rush Cancer Surgeons appointment.
“I know of no other neurosurgery doctor who had a more thorough approach to treating tumors,” says K.C. Coote, MD who specializes in neurosurgeries at the Rush Brain Institute in Irvine, Calif.
“The Rush neurosurge is an absolute goldmine for patients.
He is the best at everything.
Rush is a legend.”7.
Use the Rush’s Tip to Identify Your Cancer Stage.
“They will take a patient’s tumor into a diagnostic imaging lab,” says Rush’s Surgeons Dr. Mark G. DeCarlo, MD and Dr. Kevin B. Miller, MD in the Rush Rush Brain Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory at the Brain Institute at UCSF.
“You will see them take a microscopic view of the tumor, and then they will put an X-ray on it and compare it to the CT scan.
They will also perform a CT scan to see if there is any change in the tissue around the tumor.
If there is no change, then they would probably recommend chemotherapy.”8.
Take a Rush Clinic Insider Test.
“If you’re a patient who is not on a trial and you’ve got symptoms that aren’t apparent to the general public, you might want to try a Rush clinic insider test,” says DeCarlos.
“To do a Rush Insider test, you need to bring in a patient and they will give you a Rush diagnostic MRI scan.
Then you take that scan and do a scan of your tumor, which will show the results of the MRI scan, the CT, and any additional information.
Then they will take that information and give you an insider diagnosis of the cancer.”9.
Be Patient, Not Patientizer.
“My experience with Rush was a patient-centric approach,” says Cootes team member, Dr, Mark G., MD.
That’s because the Rush Neurosurgeons are trained to be very patient-oriented.
“Dr. Rush was the first neurosurger to offer a personalized, peer-reviewed, peer reviewed medical textbook,” says B.M. Coots, MD of the UC Santa Barbara School of Medicine, who is the Rush Neuroscience Surgeon at the San Francisco General