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Forum: General Cancer topics

For all discussions regarding cancer in general and for questions or comments that cover more than one type of cancer. Moderators: All of the Moderation Team

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: US Residents-- Health Insurance Enrollment Is Open Now Through February 15, 2015

    My fellow Americans, the time to sign up for (mandatory) health insurance is now... the window closes February 15. More information on how to...

    Started by GBMsibling, 11-19-2014 03:38 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cancer Caregiver Guide - What to expect....

    A Caregivers Guide to Cancer Diagnosis When the dreaded words...."we'd like to send you for a biopsy because of something suspicious we found...

    Started by Hope2012, 11-07-2014 11:56 PM
    caregiver burnout expect
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Unrealistic expectations in late stage cancer

    Hi All This article came out last week on a study done by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Many cancer patients expect palliative...

    Started by ChemoMan, 07-06-2013 03:05 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: My life, my death, my decision!

    I feel the need to mention this and I guess my thread is as good as any for now Moderator edit. Separate thread done as asked. The thread to...

    Started by april51, 01-30-2013 04:54 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to find a Doctor or treatment facility in the USA

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/doctor-facility If you have been diagnosed with cancer, finding a doctor and treatment...

    Started by Didee, 01-17-2013 03:29 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Kids Konnected (A resource for children, who have (Grand)Parents with cancer.)

    I recently came in contact with an amazing organization called Kids Konnected. They work with children who have a parent or in our case Grandparent...

    Started by feartheredqueen, 11-29-2011 04:27 AM
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  1. Moved: Emotional mess

    Started by Scared inKansas, 04-23-2015 03:32 PM
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  2. A Day in the Life of a Caregiver.....

    Hello everyone, i am shaww. I am not only a survivor.....but am a caregiver. My sister has had a brain tumor removed and we are dealing with the...

    Started by shaww, 01-19-2015 06:40 AM
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  3. Moved: New drug cocktail for advanced melanoma holds promise

    Started by shaww, 04-22-2015 02:45 AM
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  4. Private vs. Public health in austrialia

    Hi can anyone advise....Just been diagnosed with uterine cancer and about to have a hysterectomy in a few weeks. Wondered if anyone has found the...

    Started by glassball, 04-21-2015 02:47 AM
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  5. Cesium Chloride for Cancer

    Has anyone tried Cesium Chloride? I have Ovarian cancer (now in lymph in primary site) and have been on this for 30 days - i feel very sick on it but...

    Started by Sue Toet, 03-18-2014 08:36 AM
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  6. Glioblastoma Multiforme

    Hello everyone, I am new to cancer forums and was hoping to find some answers to some questions that I have. My father was diagnosed with grade IV...

    Started by Chrismd1, 04-15-2015 11:41 PM
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  7. Laryngeal Cancer

    I am 67 yrs old Indian male. I am laryngectomy since 16th April 2013 followed by 30 rt. Too much mucus is coming out of my stoma, otherswise I am...

    Started by Smunshi, 07-26-2014 05:06 PM
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  8. uestion about metatastization to the femur

    Does anyone here have experience with this? The ortho oncologist I spoke with laid out the surgical removal of the top few inches of my femur as an...

    Started by Reese, 04-13-2015 04:58 AM
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  9. CT scans

    I had to have one today.... How much do they increase your cancer risk... I'm such a worrier, I didn't want to have it, but needed it to rule out...

    Started by Susy100, 04-12-2015 07:59 PM
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  10. Moved: is it really just stress

    Started by am i crazy, 04-12-2015 06:09 PM
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  11. Moved: side effects of chemo/radiation

    Started by sanman3, 04-07-2015 12:48 PM
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  12. Moved: Using Carac Cream on pre cancer skin on chest area

    Started by Fancy, 04-06-2015 05:02 PM
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  13. Unhappy Sick and undiagnosed

    Ever since I was younger, I've always had this feeling that I was going to die young. I can remember as far back as 10 years old, just thinking that...

    Started by 24male, 04-06-2015 05:41 PM
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  14. Question My dad

    Hello everyone I'm sue I'm new to this n not quite sure what it is I'm looking for let me tell you a little bout this my dad Matthew was diagnosed...

    Started by Matthews daughter, 04-04-2015 05:32 PM
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  15. Chemo (for breast cancer) and watery eyes

    The 43 yr old daughter of a close friend of mine was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, and is undergoing chemo for it. She has so far...

    Started by David52, 04-03-2015 02:43 AM
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  16. Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies

    A new PBS documentary from Ken Burns. It starts here on the 30th. It should be interesting to watch. http://cancerfilms.org/

    Started by shaww, 03-26-2015 04:04 PM
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  17. Cancer Language

    I'm starting this thread to share patient-centric terms for cancer. I like the idea of taking charge and ownership of the language used to describe...

    Started by ddessert, 04-01-2015 05:24 PM
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  18. Recovered AML looking for Travel Insurance UK resident

    June 2014 diagnosed with AML and had several heavy chemo sessions. Given 'Green Light' Oct 2014. Looking to restart work very shortly based in UK &...

    Started by Tony L-W, 03-31-2015 03:35 PM
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  19. A World Without Cancer

    Everyday we are getting closer & closer to finding a cure. Everyday it seems new advancements are being made. Soon my friends we will all live if...

    Started by Andrew J. Miller, 03-31-2015 09:02 PM
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  20. Recovery!!! Squamous cell cancer...head and neck:treatment chemo/radiation.

    Hi All... It's been 2 years now and I,m cancer-free...I just had a 2nd PETscan showing NO-Cancer anywhere...Thank you Jesus...I had a cyst removed...

    Started by Charles55, 08-19-2013 10:10 PM
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  21. Dad diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme

    Hello everyone, I am new here, it is my 1 post. My dad (55 y.o.) was diagnosed 3years ago with an OligoAstrocytome Stage 3 in left brain frontal...

    Started by Elena Dimitrova, 02-13-2015 02:43 AM
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  22. Secondary Liver Cancer - what to expect?

    Very hard to keep this short but I'll do my best - partner was diagnosed with colon cancer in Oct 2014, Stage 4 and it had reached the liver but was...

    Started by ticotraveller, 03-24-2015 12:17 PM
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  23. Cancer Unknown Primary Stage IV.

    New here! ...I had a little backache but nothing really worrying anyway it persisted so i went to the Doctor , He sent me for scans & bloods and they...

    Started by Pudds27, 03-22-2015 12:24 PM
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  24. Hi!

    Hi! I am Kate.

    Started by KateSweetDream, 03-17-2015 11:02 PM
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  25. Smile Post op total gastretomy trials and tribulations

    Hello everyone I'm a newbie to this forum and in need of talking to others who have been where I am now, people who know how I' m feeling and where...

    Started by Mary Ruth, 03-11-2015 09:40 AM
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  26. Lung nodule

    Hi, I'm a 10 year survivor of breast cancer, triple negative. The past few ct scans showed a 3mm lung nodule on the right. It never grew. I now have...

    Started by Tamibates, 03-17-2015 12:45 AM
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  27. Tiny Pancreatic Cyst Help Needed

    Hi. I am a 59 year old woman and I just had a ct scan done for lower abdominal cramps, gas, constipation, etc. As an incidental finding, report said...

    Started by Shua, 03-14-2015 03:27 AM
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  28. Hello all, need some guidance on treatment

    Hi my father in law was just diagnosed with stage 3 bladder cancer and the treatment they are recommending is 4 chemo sessions followed by surgery to...

    Started by rgarza, 03-12-2015 01:10 AM
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  29. HPV Vaccine after 26?

    Hi.. I apologize if I'm in the wrong place and I feel like I'm intruding on people who have more to worry about. You see, I've had a few family...

    Started by Momokomoko, 03-07-2015 01:33 PM
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  30. Post Dyshidrotic Eczema

    Hello All, How many of you with cancer have had to deal with eczema in any of it's forms? I read many where people have complained of skin...

    Started by justfine, 03-03-2015 06:24 AM
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  31. Moved: Prostate problems

    Started by Gordo, 03-03-2015 10:30 AM
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  32. The Future of Colon Cancer?

    http://abc7news.com/education/san-jose-students-finalists-in-intel-science-talent-search/538201/ Very exciting in my opinion. Its kids like...

    Started by shaww, 02-28-2015 08:04 PM
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  33. Prostate Biopsy Pain

    I have to say this. After a massive heart attack, two heart surgeries and everything that goes along with that, nothing compares with the pain of a...

    Started by Ireeesh, 02-25-2015 11:18 PM
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  34. Moved: Cancer strikes a family twice in less then a year.

    Started by shanonrose1972, 02-23-2015 03:23 PM
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  35. Larynx Cancer

    I am larynx cancer survivor. My total laryngectomy was done16 the April 2013 followed by 30 RT. Now after nearly completing two yrs I am still ...

    Started by skumar, 02-22-2015 08:05 AM
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  36. Extremely high alkaline phosphatase (toddler)

    No cancer dx or such but few places to get the information regarding alkaline phosphatase at these levels My daughter is 3 yrs old. She was being...

    Started by monkeybug, 12-23-2011 03:26 PM
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  37. Is there any kind of food that cancer patient should avoid to prevent a recurrence?

    I have read countless articles regarding the perfect cancer diet but I really do not know which one is correct and which one is not. Since diagnosed...

    Started by Choco, 02-15-2015 09:59 AM
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  38. You can YES YOU CAN

    Yep you can beat the beast! 22 years ago I was diagnosed with IBC which only affects 2% of women. I was told I had a 60% chance of survival. At...

    Started by Marcia, 02-13-2015 06:04 PM
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  39. Brand Spanking New!!!

    Ive spent the last 15 years at Mt Zion, the cancer hospital of UCSF. I lived on the 4 floor.....and watchd it grow :( When my friend was...

    Started by shaww, 02-12-2015 03:40 AM
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  40. Question Finding more information about the drug Ukrain

    Hi, my sister has advanced cancer and we are helping her research the drug Ukrain. I have read a few, older posts about using it. Is there any more...

    Started by bluebonnet123, 02-05-2015 08:38 PM
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  41. Denial, delusional or cautiously rational? Hard to tell

    Hi, Sorry this is so rambling and stream of consciousness ... I was just diagnosed with clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina -- or possibly...

    Started by SunnyJoy, 02-03-2015 07:38 AM
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  42. Question Told two different things

    Hi all! My brother is the person sick and he has not been very forth coming. Nor has he really taken his situation very seriously which has left...

    Started by JadeHa, 02-02-2015 03:23 PM
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  43. osbornsk

    my 89 year old father-in-law was diagnoised with small round blue cell cancer this last week . This mass was found behind his eye. The family was...

    Started by osbornsk, 02-02-2015 07:21 PM
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  44. Hilar cholangio-Carcinoma - with hepatic infiltration (Klatskin tumour type 4)

    Hi, I am 40 yr male living in India Oct'14 ( mid) - detected with jaundice n took treatment but bilirubin count kept increasing Nov'14...

    Started by hitesh74, 02-02-2015 12:16 AM
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  45. Is it just me or has "the blame game" gotten more aggressive than ever before?

    I'm sure most here are familiar with what I call the "blame game". People coming up with theories of how you did something "wrong" to develop Cancer....

    Started by Kiki888, 01-31-2015 12:40 AM
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  46. Ewings Sarcoma Survivor for 15 years

    Hi, I'm new to this site. I was diagnosed with Ewings in May 1999, had surgery chemo, radiation. I have had 3 recurrences and I'm currently on a...

    Started by Ringer, 01-26-2015 04:12 PM
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  47. Moved: hello All -- Just Had Surgery

    Started by bzman1, 01-26-2015 02:36 AM
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