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    I, too, get full body skin checks by the derm dr. yearly. I was never a sun worshipper. I wear sun protection and avoid the daytime sun. Last summer the derm dr. biopsied a few suspicious tiny, flat, dark moles from my arms. Pathology tests stated some were atypical and one was melanoma in-situ stage 0. She told me it was a tough call and they conferred on the decision. I had a few more biopsies ...

    March 06 at 4:18 PM view post
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      not sure if you were responding to me. carcinoid is cancer. it is found in the GI track and around it as well as other organs. i am glad you are getting proper treatment. prayers sent.

      January 31 at 2:22 AM view post
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        I wonder why there is a question of thyroid cancer? Are there nodules in the neck area? Many people have benign neck nodules but the best way to determine that is by performing an ultrasound and ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of them. They will look for micro-calcification and hypo-echoic features. I have learned that if I ask, I get more tests/procedures than if I do not ask. It never hurts to r...

        December 28 at 9:24 PM view post
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          so sorry that your son is suffering through this. did the drs mention anything about the cancer being Carcinoid or Neuroendicrine cancer? www.carcinoid.org is an excellent site to learn about it.

          December 16 at 12:19 AM view post
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            if your doctor is sending you for a breast screening, what does he/she want to do about the nodule? the least invasive and no radiation exposure screening to check the neck is by doing an ultrasound. based on the findings, they might want to watch and wait or do a fine needle aspiration biopsy.

            November 14 at 1:56 AM view post
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              Hi John, I, too had a carcinoid (2mm-duodenal bulb) found during upper GI endoscopy/colonoscopy. I believe it is considered rare because people are un and misdiagnosed before correct diagnosis. Not many doctors know about it, how to find it, nor how to treat it. You must get to a NET specialist. You are lucky to be near the new testing strategy, GA 68. They do it in Europe (Germany, a few other countries). It is...

              November 01 at 11:32 AM view post
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                Hi panicguy, I hope by now you received negative resutls and are following the great advice already given here. Did the dr. mention anything about hemorrhoids? I had one polyp removed during my colonoscopy. It was benign. I have had occassional bleeding too. It has been a bright red streak and could be caused by a hemorrhoid. It could be b/c I take high dose of synthroid which is constipating, due to thyroid cancer...

                November 01 at 11:16 AM view post
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                  Mine was removed. I do not have other symptoms and thus far no other carcinoids were found. No treatment except for tests and scans. Others receive sandostatin shots that help with their mets and symptoms. I have occasional GERD/acid reflux. That is why I did the upper GI scope. Carcinoid symptoms can be confused with mastocytosis disease. Many people suffer with the same diseases that could be symptoms of carcino...

                  October 24 at 11:21 AM view post
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                    Hi graeme, I had a 2mm carcinoid that was found in my duodenal bulb during upper GI endoscopy. www.carcinoid.org will give you much needed and excellent info. You can find NETs/carcinoid specialists by clicking on "find a doctor". They are highlighted in blue. Also, www.ACOR.org is a listserv that you can subscribe to and email your questions to the good Dr. Woltering. Just put his name in the subject box. Go on ...

                    October 24 at 1:52 AM view post
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                      what is your question?

                      October 23 at 12:52 AM view post
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                      Patient, Survivor
                      Thyroid Cancer, Other Cancer
                      Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Treatments, Diagnostic Imaging, Side Effects, Spiritual Support, Surgery

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