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imageCarol - Eight Months Later  It's been almost eight months since the surgery. I did not hear from the doctor so I sent a message and discovered that the genetic studies were negative. The studies were for known genetic markers and none were found. Since my mother also had uterine cancer, perhaps there is a genetic connection in my family, just not one that is known generally to the medical community. Next month I'll have a colonoscopy. Ugh! My oncologist stressed the importance of getting routine procedures …More…
Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

imageAnnabelle - It'[s all over - well I hope so    Went down to London yesterday for my final! check up. Felt anxious as my breast has been feeling tender lately. Lovely oncologist gave me a very thorough examination. Oddly she stared examining my left breast first. Then she explained she hadn't got the wrong breast but checks the "normal" one first the can compare my right breast with it. Everything was perfectly fine & said although it is a year - yes can you believe it - since I finished …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageCorky - Was waiting to post this...  Hello everyone! I didn't want to post anything about Corky til now.  We had a setback on his first petscan at the end of June.  It showed a lymph node lit up on his left side of his neck right by his carotid artery.  We had it biopsied right befor the 4th of July and it was positive.  SO... we kinda started over.. He had a left neck dissection which removed 11 more lymph nodes.  The good news was that only the …More…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageShawna - The Adventure Continues...  I was diagnosed on March 9, 2015, with Lung and Brain Cancer.  I didnt' find out about stage 4 or specifically what type of cancer until March 17, when they operated to remove the brain tumor and did a biopsy. Stage 4 NSC Lung Cancer with BrainMets. After the brain surgery, I was given a PET scan which revealed possible activity in my lady parts.  They did a very painful cervical biopsy, then exploratory surgery when the biopsy showed nothing. …More…
Type: Lung Cancer

imageMary - Question about Anoscopy  I saw a colorectal surgeon today for the first time.  She feels the anoscopy (and possible biopsy) should be done 8 to 10 weeks after treatment, instead of 3 months afterwards.  (My treatment ended 8/13/2016.)  It is her position that it be done 8-10 weeks after treatment.  She actually suggested doing it tomorrow, but I wasn't ready for that!  I was surprised at the sense of urgency to do the anoscopy so soon and mentioned that the radiation continues working …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageNicole - Off to see the wizard..  Time to grab a shower and go get my port placed. Chemo will be Monday. It's getting real now.
Type: Anal Cancer

imageKaren - Photo of Me and the Old ManPhoto of Me and the Old Man
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageKaren - Dad was Able to Be at My Wedding This August!!!Dad was Able to Be at My Wedding This August!!!
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageNicole - My Big Crazy BabyMy Big Crazy Baby
Type: Anal Cancer

imageNicole - PET Scan Results 10/17  So yesterday I walked in to get my results..was a little nervous because instead of just a patient room they took me to the doctor's private office. The doctor walked in and proceeded to tell me that the cancer has spread to my lungs and lymph nodes in my chest. So, she is trying to get in touch with the surgeon to see if he can do surgery asap or if they can't reschedule then she will be giving me …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

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