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imageSimon Pepys - Post op pain  Hello everybody 11 days ago I had the failed operation to remove the tumor and discovery of stage four cancer Still have continues pain killers and  cant find a comfortable position to sit or lay down. I ve been told by my Doctor once the lung heals from the investigative surgery I should feel better! Next stage is to see what is on offer  for the rememdeail treatemnt , like going to the supermarket this weeks specail offer. One side effet I am noticing that is getting worse …More…
Type: Lung Cancer

imageUuganaamgl - Esophagus papilloma need help  Hello Dear all My wife diagnosed by squamous cell papilloma on upper esophagus the diagnosis proven two pathologist by biopsy. Now no any symptoms the papilloma was removed by biopsy forceps. We had not any warning sing before endoscopy we just went to regular medical screening bu suddenly discovered this thing. We very affraid about this papilloma cells will turn to malignant cause we have big family risk my wife's mother passed away by ESC 11 years ago.  We would like to …More…

imageMichael - Retrospective on 2007 allo SCT    This is not as much of an update as it is a retrospective. I was fortunate to speak this week to a large neighborhood group that had come together to support City of Hope, my oncology center in Duarte, CA. The thoughts I shared from the podium were taken from these notes. SHOW OF HANDS Yesterday, Oct. 19, I asked an audience of over 150 people the following: ▶ How many here have a friend, family member, loved one who has or …More…
Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

imageAlexis - Dr. Eng  Thank you all for your input. It has helped me to know what to expect. Alexis …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageAlexis - Dr. Cathy Eng  For any of you that are under Dr. Eng's care, I have a question: Is Dr. Eng willing to give you and your home doctor a treatment plan that you can then take home to be implemented?  I am scheduled to see Dr. Eng soon, but I live several thousand miles away from Houston. I have stage 4 AC and had the Nigro protocol therapy in 2014, which resulted in a 3 year remission. Now I have a local recurrance …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageAmanda - Hair  As my hand slides over the back side of my head, I feel it. There it is, the time has come. A handful of small hairs lie in my hand. I rinse, another handful, I rinse again. I prepared for this, I shaved ahead to minimize the traumatic impact. Yet still with each hair fall, the tears fall. This hair that was first braided by my mother, that I pulled back into a pony tail for sports, that was curled …More…
Type: Sarcoma

imageDeborah - I have a question maybe somone can help me with.  Life is never dull in the life of a cancer patient or their family, we all know this too well. Roger had surgery for pancreatic cancer on May 12th of this year and has been receiving chemo as a followup.  All of the visable cancer has been removed and his scans have been clear.  He had slight involvement in two lymph nodes but otherwise clear margins.  For this scan, they scheduled a PET scan instead of a CT scan.  I am wondering why …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageNeal - Seven Attitudes For Mindfulness  Seven Attitudes For Mindfulness (Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn) I think this is very important, and key to effective mindfulness based meditation practice. It may sound simple. Maybe it is simple. But realize that simple does not mean easy. Most life lessons, after all is said and done, are simple. But, I am not sure that any are easy. Usually, far from it. And, most, are life long lessons that are on-going, and get repeated over and over, in other …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageSimon Pepys - News just in Stage 4 Lung Cancer  Wow 52 people have viewed my comments  give or take a few spelling mistakes I now need your advice out there please I have been told that I cancer EGFR Receptor which is more sensitive to Chemo , over and above Mr Google information any body can shed a little more light on the cancer type.  …More…
Type: Lung Cancer

imageBeth - Life-saving Surgery  Recently I had surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to remove the majority of the Stage 4 ovarian cancer in my abdomen. Doctors had originally estimated it would take three to five hours, depending of the extent needed. Fortunately for my waiting husband and son, it took just about two hours. The surgeon was quite pleased with the results and we were all definitely pleased with the medical staff and facilities. My 5-year prognosis is still encouraging. On the …More…
Type: Ovarian Cancer

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