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    I have been fighting MM for almost 2 years. Monday, I got the results of my latest PET. Not good at all. The MM has spread from my scalp head and neck to the liver, lungs, femur and parotid gland. I go on my 2nd type of chemotherapy next week. This is after toxic taxol, radiation, SRT and hyperthermia therapy. Scared does not even begin to describe my fears. The questions I have now are for you out there and I hope s...

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      DinaR: DO NOT take this kind of treatment from your doctor. His God complex is out of control. You chose him to help save your life and if you are not a priority for him, fire him and get someone you can talk to. I have great doctors at Baylor Sammons in Dallas. They see you as a person, not a disease. You are in a fight for your life and information is one of your weapons. You must be able to trust your do...

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        I had cyberknife and I think it worked, We don't know yet. I have stage 4 melanoma for  more than 2 years and right now we are in kind of a relaxed period with another PET in 2 weeks. Mine is all above my shoulders in the scalp and head. I feel fine and everyone says I look good Lower the steriods as low as possible as soon as possible I have been on them for 28 years.You are not helpless. Make the Dr....

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          Dear Paularae, Honey, dont miss out on life because you have a problem. Go to dinner and eat. Tell those who need it what it wrong and ignore the ignorant ones. We have to get on with what is our New Norma. I will probably never have hair again and have to wear wigs the rest of my life. Talk to your doctor and there are mouthwashes and gums that help alot with  dry mouth. Eat before the dinner and just have soup...

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            Dear Vonnier, ANYTIME a dr ignores your questions or does not make everything very clear to you, it is time to upgrade yourself to a better doctor, Never take no for an answer. You should be as important to your docs as you are to yourself. Do not hesitate to fire one that acts like this. Remember he works for you just like anyone else that you hire and you have a right, no an obligation to yourself, to the best care...

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              to agdatty: you need to get anew radiation oncologist. If this person does not take your pain seriously and tells you " just take a benadryl: you needd to step up to a better grade of doctor. This guy is a jerk and has too much of a GOD complex. His highest and best concerns should be about YOU, your health in every area not just radiation. You are in afight for your life and you need to have the best warriors availa...

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