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  • Retiredroxy has replied to a post on the message board

    Don't walk, RUN from him. Full,of symptoms and he wants you to wait? Even if it is not cancer he should not be ignoring your symptoms and trying to figure it out. He should be refering you to a specialist and if you are lucky and have a PPO insurance plan, you make the appointments!

    September 03, 2014 view post
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      I want to add to that comment I made. There could be some very small tumors they missed and eventually will show up or cause symptoms. But your path report will tell size of tumors, lymphnodes involvement , etc. Feel free to contact me. I have lung carcinoid but atypical, little faster growing.

      August 06, 2014 view post
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        More infor need. Get your pathology report. Look up,terms you don't understand or ask on this site. My understanding, could be wrong as I don't have your path report, but it is probably 'typical' carcinoid. Very slow growing, surgery for removal is generally the treatment. Doesn't usually spread to lymphnodes but can. Yours sounds very small, hasn't spread and surgery is all you need.

        August 06, 2014 view post
        • Retiredroxy has replied to a post on the message board

          Why hasn't it been biopsied? Why don't they want to remove it? Do a cat scan, etc? I have become a firm believer of 'when in doubt, take it out!' Personal experience took me to this philosophy . Too many said it was ' nothing'. BIG mistake. Hopefully, you will find a supportive doctor.

          July 10, 2014 view post
          • Retiredroxy has replied to a post on the message board

            Favorite saying, 'when in doubt, take it out!'

            July 10, 2014 view post
            • Retiredroxy has replied to a post on the message board

              Go back to the doctors. I have unfortunately been bitten and infection can spread or the first dose of antibiotics wasn't successful. Also,the bit site can stay hard for a while after the dose of antibiotics. Repeat, go see your doctor to get his professional oppinion.

              July 10, 2014 view post
              • Retiredroxy has replied to a post on the message board

                When in doubt, take it out!

                July 10, 2014 view post
                • Retiredroxy has replied to a post on the message board

                  The best place for info is the medical,center in Uppsala Sweden

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                  • Retiredroxy has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi! I am an oldie in this group. I was diagnosed with Nodular poorly differentiated lymphoma in 1981! I think its new classification is follicular poorly differentiated lymphocytic lymphoma. Don't quote me on that. I too, was told I would not survive ten years but many of us did. I was in a study at NIH to determine if 'watch and wait' vs. intensive treatment or something to that effect would be the best treatm...

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                      I do fo to one of the best carcinoid centers, cedar- sinai in LA. I went to many major med. centers in exploring my options. there was a distinct line between radiation and chemo doctors and carcinoid specialists that said to monitor and treat as necesaary but not with agressive chemo and radiation at this point. I have even been to ipsalla sweden for a C5HTP CT scan. My only symptom was breathing issues. Aftee ...

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                      Survivor, Patient
                      Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Lung Cancer
                      Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation, Cancer Nutrition

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