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      I don't remember what EMLA stands for, but the cream is a mix of lidocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5%. Those are anesthetics that can work through the skin. It takes about 15 minutes to start working. We've used them on my husbands fingers and toes for neuropathy, and on my surgical scars for intense itching.  It's also good if you get lots of needles because it will numb the surfce of the injection site.

      July 30, 2016 view post
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        Thank you all for the responses. I never recieved notificatoin about your messages unti this last one in July. An update..... My husband survived (quite well actually) 18 rounds of taxotere (and prednisone before that).  He kept nausea at bay with probiotics every day. He glued his fingernails on with nail crazy glue so they wouldnt fall off and cause pain. He used a 25% solution of tea tree oil and avoided any ...

        July 24, 2016 view post
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          You're welcome.

          March 08, 2016 view post
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            I think, CT scans pick up bone involvement better and this is where Prostate cancer usually goes first. MRI picks up soft tissue involvement better.  If your doc is uncertain about your diagnosis ask for a suggestion where to go for a second opinion. I wouldn't just leave it the way it is.

            February 28, 2016 view post
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              Cancer can be a terrifying thing, but it sounds like that has only confused, not created the problems. Without any cancer involved I would give you exactly the same advice. Continue to go to counselling by yourself to learn how to deal with your own feelings, and to help make a decision about what you want to do. Everyone here will has different experiences and different answers.

              February 28, 2016 view post
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                I'm very sorry to hear that. I will keep you both in my thoughts.

                February 22, 2016 view post
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                  There are too many possible reasons for the sensation to go away. It is possible it happened, but it is also possible something else happened to cause the pain to stop. Some nerves can be very long and cause pain more than a foot away from the actually site of the problem, for instance a belly tumor could cause chest pain. Some alternative therapies do work and some don't. One of the things about science is an experi...

                  February 21, 2016 view post
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                    For any treatment alternative or regular there is no way to tell from what a person says. They only way to tell for an individual is to compare old scans, xrays and blood work to new ones. This is assuming the person is only using one type of treatment at a time. If the person is using more than one, lets say chamomile and taxotere and shows an improvement there is no way to know which it is. The only way to know if ...

                    February 20, 2016 view post
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                      I'm happy to share info. My husband had some ardiac issues but nothing else until 4 and 1/2 years ago. In the Fall of 2011 my husband started to be nauseas and have problems eating. By Christmas he had also dropped a lot of weight. I felt his doctor was ignoring the issue so I took my husband to a different doc. The new doctor ran some tests the very same day and discovered it was kidney failure and prostate cancer w...

                      February 19, 2016 view post
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                      Caregiver, Patient, Researcher, Survivor
                      Lung Cancer - Adenocarcinoma

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