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imageLisa - Is it me or what.....  I just have to ask...why are men, especially men over 50, so protective of their ass? Even when their health depends on it???  I begged and pleaded with my husband (born in 1951) to have a colonoscopy and get a prostate exam for the last 7 years.  This was mostly due to the fact that he was having issues with his bowels and with frequent urination.  No, no no....he wasn't gonna have a doctor,male or heaven forbid, a female, examine his behind.  …More…
Type: Lung Cancer

imageGlenn - NED two years out  just got in from the ENT...scoped me said it all looks normal..PET scan says No Evidence of Disease..God is Great...barium swallow in a coupla weeks to diagnose some swallowing problems but thats par for the course..hope all my buds have similar results..thanks for all your posts and support for our friends …More…
Type: Tonsil Cancer

imageMichele - All The Wrong Things  I have done plenty of reading over the last few years surrounding what not to say to someone who has received a stage IV cancer diagnosis. I have found, via such articles, that the list can be quite extensive taking into consideration all the different types of cancers and personalities that exist in our world today. The top offending comments that seem to appear over and again in these writings include, but are not limited to: "You can beat this!", …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageStefanie - Bone Marrow Biopsy and More Waiting  Bone marrow biopsy was today.  It was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  So surprised that they don't sedate for this but I'd say the worst part was the liodocane shots. Everything after that was just pressure (albeit very uncomfortable).  Now I'm just laying on the couch watching movies.  The site is sore and walking is a bit uncomfortable but not unbearable. Was supposed to have my PET scan tomorrow but it just got pushed back a …More…
Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

imageRebarker6 - finished latest round of radiation  Just finshed a 10-dose round of radiation to kill off mets in ribs, shoulder, and clavicle. Hope this does the trick and cleans up my upper body. Also just started Xtandi, hoping to bring my PSA back down (was in the 60s).
Type: Prostate Cancer

imageBob - On HDT  I'm now receiving hormonal deprivation therapy which started last Monday. Two shots of Firmagon sub-Q to the belly. Not too uncomfortable, but the injection sites which lumped up with the medication under the skin were tender for a couple of days. My urinary retention symptoms have decreased, with no side effects so far. I'm hoping this will stay off the growth of my disease for awhile. Next week I have scheduled two MRIs. Upper and lower spine to confirmed no …More…
Type: Prostate Cancer

imagePamela - Son's stomach and liver cancer  Stage 4 stomach and liver cancer. He's fighting it as best he can but awful sick most of the time. We are going for a second opinion at University of Michigan on 3-13-15. Want to make sure everything is being done that can be done. …More…

imageJ Michael - More on a certain special veggy..  ~~ Subject: Asparagus DO NOT FAIL TO READ THIS AND SEND TO YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS hen I was in the USN, I was stationed in Key West, FL. I worked at the clinic at Naval Air Station on Big Coppitt Key just a few miles north of Key West. The hospital at Key West was for out- patients only, for retired armed forces personnel that lived in the area. If you needed to be hospitalized you were sent to Homestead …More…
Type: Bladder Cancer

imageEllen - Radiation pneumonitis  So, this is my new diagnosis. Basically inflammatory lung process as a result of radiotherapy to the lungs (1/4 chance if you have concurrent chemo). I actually have been feeling back up to 75% of normal! but have a pesky cough worse at night. I'm on steroids to try and dampen the inflammation, no benefit to me yet. Do any of you have any experience of this and how it settled down? …More…
Type: Tonsil Cancer

imageTexas Jeff - Alternative cancer treatments   from the mayo-clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-treatment/art-20047246/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=living-with-cancer OD@aT tj …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

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