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    Has anyone had experience with an Oncologist handing out 3 pamphlets with different types of chemotherapy treatment and asking the patient to read the info and choose the therapy that seems most appealing?

    Yesterday at 11:30 PM view discussion
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      i am sure you have read some caregivers posts and have realized what a difficult role it is. We wear many different hats during this process sometimes almost too much to bear. Even knowing that it helps for just a few minutes before we are thrown back into the role. We all feel your pain, loss and frustration. I know you have heard that you need to take care of yourself but that is easier said than done. I have been ...

      October 12 at 4:22 AM view post
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        Does anyone have experience with a lung biopsy that missed the cancer?  My husband just finished treatment for base of tongue cancer. Pet scan prior to treatment showed a nodule in R lung. Pet scan after treatment showed nodule now a mass. Biopsy showed inflammation only. Dr is still suspicious and will repeat Pet scan in Dec. His WBC is 2.4 and ferritin levels over 1000, that has to mean something. ...

        October 10 at 4:07 AM view discussion
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          What a wonderful support site this is. I appreciate all responses to my husbands very complex issues. There are so many Drs. involved and additionally the remaining kidney is not functioning well so treatment choices are limited. Thank you for the support

          October 04 at 6:23 PM view post
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            My husband had a kidney removed in 11/17. a few months later he was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 base of tongue cancer with mets to nodes with suspicious nodes in lungs. He had chemo and radiation which treated but did not cure. He was never told that he would be cured. Pet scan post treatment showed lung nodes are now masses. He will go for a biopsy next week with results the following week. I go with him to al...

            September 29 at 9:26 PM view discussion
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              WOW! That is about all I can say! I made the same remark to my husband, about happening to me as opposed to him....he said I wish it were you too! During his stay in Denver won't he be in the hospital? Can the hospital direct to a board and care type place for you? I know some hospitals help out that way for out of towners. We are still waiting for the lung biopsy to be done. My daughters husband just left her aft...

              September 24 at 12:47 AM view post
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                Sally, I am sorry you are having to deal cancer. You are very young so that is a big plus on your side. Attitude is everything right now. It makes the ordeal of chemo a little easier. You may not have the energy but you have the joy of a toddler and it does not get much better than that. I too worked after my mastectomy and during radiation. It was tough, but it gave  my brain a little escape. Bless you

                September 18 at 3:19 PM view post
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                  I hope you have some answers to your questions by now. I am very familiar with several different cancers, unfortunately. The one thing they all have in common is no straight answer from anyone. Having a cancer diagnosis is scary enough without keeping us guessing. I truly believe there is no easy answer. Too many different responses via different treaments to the same diagnosis. Think the docs are just guessing have ...

                  September 15 at 7:38 PM view post
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                    I atttended my first support group last night. At first I thought I did not belong because the majority of the "patients" were in board and care facilities and caregivers not responsible for the 24/7 care that some of us are enduring. Then I noticed a theme among the group - they all are angry  about how their situations have changed their lives and look forward to having a drink or 2 in the evening.....then I k...

                    September 14 at 8:57 PM view discussion
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                      I had a really bad radiation burn and used most of the recommended products. I am glad they helped some but the only thing that helped me was Domboro...they are tablets that you desolve in water then dip an appropriate size wash cloth cut to size and apply. It took the heat right out. My skin was the color of an eggplant, so badly burned. Again, this helped so much. Good Luck

                      September 14 at 8:14 PM view post
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                      Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer
                      After Treatment, Cancer Treatments

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