How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by Bunker on Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:00 AM
by Dangerkitty214 on Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:00 AM
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by Tiffany64 on Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:00 AM
by Dam555 on Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM
On 11/27/2006 Bunker wrote:Don, I'm so glad that you reponded. My wife and I have thought of you and Debbie often. It's encouraging that her new treatments are going smoothly and we wish you both the best for her upcoming CT scan. You have been and will continue to be in our prayers. Please send us an update next month.
Sorry I didn't get to you sooner but Debbie had her CT scan Dec 12th and while she still has 11 liver lesions, all have shrunk at least 50% or more, the bone masses are still shrinking and there is no sign of the cancer returning to the lungs so we did get some good from the Sutent and the Doxil appears to be working at least for the time being, next scans in Feb. Please keep us in your thought and prayers. Don
by Belstar on Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:00 AM
I first wanted to let you know Bunker, what a true friend you have been to my sister Lisa (tiffany64). I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the inspiration you gave to her over the past few months. I also want to inform you that she lost her fight with RCC on January 19th. She was doing pretty well up until Christmas. We had a great day together and she ate a wonderful meal, probably more in that day than in several weeks combined. But unfortunately, she developed a bladder infection the first week of January and we took her to ER and got antibiotics for that. She was very weak and not eating. She was very dehydrated and they gave her fluids and she felt somewhat better when she left ER but not well by any means. The antibiotics didn't really help much and by the 13th had become very lethargic and unresponsive. She was very stubborn and didn't want to go to the hospital. Silly girl! Anyway when her husband called Becky, our other sister who lives in the same town to come and try to get her up, she knew something was terribly wrong. She called me and we arranged an ambulance to take her to the hospital she had been doctoring with. They found she had pneumonia and that the first 24-48 hours were critical. She fought very hard and actually lived for 6 more days. We have lost a very special part of us and will never be the same. I hope that you continue your fight and have a much better outcome than she did. The only relief we have in any of this is that we don't believe she ever knew she didn't beat it.. She was unresponsive for most of those days in the hopital and hospice center. Again, thank you for all your support with her as she wasn't one to reach out and ask for much. She was the one to help everyone else. I don't know if this is how the end comes for others or not. I believe the pneumonia is what ended her life so soon after the diagnosis, not the cancer. The cancer was at a bad stage but the Sutent did seem to be making a difference. Well, I will quit rambling for now. Take care all of you who read this and God Bless You!!
by Isoke on Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:00 AM
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