Agree..although we chose not to stay at the Hope Lodge at Moffitt in Tampa...we toured the facility and thought that it was a marvelous option for those needing to be close by for treatments. It was clean, well appointed with each apartment having a living area with TV and a bedroom and one bath. There was no charge no matter what your financial picture. I was impressed.
One caveat (at least this was the case 5 years ago)...the patient must have a caregiver stay with them at the lodge.
We were very thankful to the ACS for that help should we have needed it.
Deb..caregiver to husband, age 63 at diagnosis, former smoker who quit in 1997.
DIAGNOSIS: 6/26/07 SCC right tonsil/BOT T4N0M0
TREATMENT START: 8/9/07 cisplatin/taxol X 7..IMRT twice daily X 31.5.
TREATMENT END: 10/1/07
PEG OUT: 1/08
PORT OUT: 4/09
FOLLOWUP: Now only annual exams. ALL CLEAR!