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  • Swifty has replied to a post on the message board

    So what specifically are you suggesting be done to "Target accumulated senescent cancer stem cells by directly killing them and/or keep the senescence secretome under control." ?

    August 10 at 1:22 AM view post
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      Hi Shayanne, I sympathize with the insurance troubles. It is so sad that we have a healthcare system that is so inequitable. I have struggled as a self-employed person then the high cost and deductible with my Supervisory position at a non-profit, then being layed off. The struggle is real and many who have sweet insurance through a union, state, county or government job, for example, have no clue what it is like wi...

      May 03 at 4:14 PM view post
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        Butterfly, I have no idea where you live or what insurance you have, but you don't seem to understand that not everyone has choices with insurance coverage. This is part of the controversy in this country (USA) about healthcare; who has it, who does not, how good is it, and how it can cause bankruptcy. I am in NY and I wait long periods for everything, some worse than others, and I have had several different insuran...

        May 03 at 12:18 PM view post
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          This is tru. It is perfectly acceptable to ask a practioner how many of a particular procedure they have done. This is your body and your journey and you don't want to learn the hard way (all the while paying for it) that the person doing it doesn't have the best skills. Your body and you need to be yor own advocate. Just call and ask a nurse or receptionist and someone will get you the answer. They are used to this ...

          May 03 at 12:09 PM view post
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            I don't know where you live butterly501 but waiting for appointments for a long time, when not considered an emergency, is common in many parts of the county (US) 

            April 27 at 12:18 PM view post
            • Swifty has replied to a post on the message board

              Yes, Shayanne, I used the wrong term when I said Tech. I had my ultrasound guided FNA perfomed by an MD radiologist.

              April 27 at 12:15 PM view post
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                I feel your pain! Waiting can be so very hard. Waiting for the appt, to wait for the test, to wait for  the results, to wait for the follow up etc. etc.It is disturbing how long it can be for certain doctors. By me it is an easy 8+ months for a deramatology appt unless you know someone!Need to train the mind to put it aside and not dwell as stress can be a fierce enemy. Sometimes the waiting gives us time to thi...

                April 27 at 12:57 AM view post
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                  It sure can be hard to find good practitioners. I hope you have a good experience. I was fortunate that the ultrasound tech I had was a doctor with good skills. If your guy has done many procedures it should be fine. I def think you should go through with it and you will also know if it has any new changes in size since 3 months will have passed. I am rooting for benign based on what you have said and some 95% are be...

                  April 26 at 11:56 PM view post
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                    I am no expert but having a Fine Needle Aspiration biospy is a safe procedure and will give you answers. I think the more info the better? I suggest you have it done by a very experienced tech using a guided ultrasound. Getting enough cells for a definitive diagnosis is important, otherwise you end up with more a undetermined pathology and have no more info than before. I just went through this and am glad I know wha...

                    April 26 at 11:25 PM view post
                    • Swifty has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hi, Thanks so much for these links! I have watched two of the four. Very interesting. On to the next two. I appreciate your time. So many variables and like everything else we are all different.. 

                      April 23 at 12:49 AM view post
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