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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
    • Replies: 18
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    02-20-2014 02:25 PM Go to last post
  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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    03-24-2015 04:15 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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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    03-22-2015 02:29 AM Go to last post
  6. Hi!

    Hi! I am Kate.

    Started by KateSweetDream, 03-17-2015 11:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-17-2015 11:30 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    03-17-2015 02:45 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 118
    03-17-2015 02:19 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    03-15-2015 04:08 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 366
    03-12-2015 07:29 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 108
    03-07-2015 05:53 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 611
    03-04-2015 05:06 AM Go to last post
  13. Moved: Prostate problems

    Started by Gordo, 03-03-2015 10:30 AM
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  14. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 243
    03-01-2015 04:21 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 122
    02-25-2015 11:27 PM Go to last post
  16. Moved: Cancer strikes a family twice in less then a year.

    Started by shanonrose1972, 02-23-2015 03:23 PM
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    02-23-2015 05:21 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 0
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  18. 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
    • Replies: 13
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    02-22-2015 06:36 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 273
    02-15-2015 05:18 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 210
    02-13-2015 08:43 PM Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. 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
    • Replies: 1
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  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    02-04-2015 05:24 AM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 323
    02-03-2015 05:27 AM Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    02-02-2015 10:47 PM Go to last post
  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Moved: hello All -- Just Had Surgery

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

    Hi, I am new here and I am expecting that I will be helped as I would also be able to help others. Best regards, Rakz

    Started by rakz105, 01-18-2015 03:36 AM
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  31. Fatigue one year after treatment

    Hi, I am still suffering fatigue one year after being declared in full remission following six rounds of R-chop for DLBC-NHL(2E). I was never...

    Started by just another, 10-18-2014 12:37 PM
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    01-24-2015 09:49 PM Go to last post
  32. Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

    A couple of weeks ago Dr Richard Smith an ex editor of the British Medical Journal published an article suggesting that "cancer is the best way to...

    Started by TheGoat, 01-20-2015 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 552
    01-21-2015 07:49 PM Go to last post
  33. Post Cml survivor!

    [/COLO [COLOR="rgb(0, 0, 0)"]:smile:[SIZE="4"]:smile:R][/SIZE I am a 16 yr. SURVIVOR-WARRIOR of CML...I have been thinking lately "NOW WHAT"? ...

    Started by SUZQ5, 01-21-2015 05:50 PM
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  34. Natural approach to Prostate Cancer

    I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, went thru radiation and Lupron I was 55, in good health, fit. I had one shot of Lupron in 2010 after...

    Started by curtlb, 01-20-2015 03:39 PM
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    01-21-2015 12:00 AM Go to last post
  35. Bladder Cancer, and Prostate and Uriter

    Hi, I was diagnosed with Bladder cancer last year, they took out my bladder and Prostate. By the end of the year I was diagnosed with Cancer in my...

    Started by gwhitley, 01-18-2015 06:12 AM
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  36. C u p

    Hello all. I was diagnosed with C U P in November of 2014. My oncologist hasn't begun my chemo due to my needing a hernia surgery after my...

    Started by SuzanneP, 01-14-2015 08:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 441
    01-15-2015 10:22 PM Go to last post
  37. Ovarian Cancer 3 C - My wife

    My wife experienced her diagnosis of Stage 3 C Ovarian cancer back in April of 2012. After a full hysterectomy and chemo - Taxi and Carbo Platinum,...

    Started by dlivingston482, 01-15-2015 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-15-2015 09:40 PM Go to last post
  38. Father diagnosed with unknown cancer??

    My dad was recently hospitalized for pneumonia, was there for several days and had a bronchoscope done and they biopsy of a spot in his lung. Path...

    Started by Mammatracey, 01-15-2015 10:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 259
    01-15-2015 04:26 PM Go to last post
  39. Both Parents Have Cancer

    First post today. My dad was diagnosed with Prostate cancer a few years ago and has gone through radiation treatment, prostate removal, etc... but...

    Started by hopeforgrace, 01-13-2015 11:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 355
    01-15-2015 08:37 AM Go to last post
  40. internal tumors, possible Melanoma

    My son has had many (internal) tumors removed from his abdomen and under his arm. The Dr's cant give us many answers. Has anyone heard of this?

    Started by JamieP, 01-15-2015 02:57 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-15-2015 07:56 AM Go to last post
  41. to share experience with Caprelsa please

    it would be supportive & less isolating to be able to write to others taking Caprelsa for medullary thyroid cancer stage 4: going back eleven years...

    Started by penny mcewen, 01-10-2015 03:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-10-2015 08:18 PM Go to last post
  42. Worried

    Hello. My wife has been through the ringer as of late. I had a kidney transplant in June of last year followed by a quad bypass surgery 3 months...

    Started by topcatace, 01-09-2015 10:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 277
    01-09-2015 10:23 PM Go to last post
  43. Chemo Brain

    If you have, or had, Chemo Brain, then you know what it is. I am 3 months past chemo and continue to experience this side effect. Would like to...

    Started by golfergranpa, 01-07-2015 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 346
    01-08-2015 10:55 PM Go to last post
  44. Angeles functional oncology

    Hi everyone, One of my family members has been diagnosed with small cell extehsive lung cancer. She is looking at the Mexican Clinic "Angeles...

    Started by Sarah84, 01-06-2015 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 374
    01-06-2015 07:30 AM Go to last post
  45. biopsy suspicious of lymphoma

    My fna results are in. Suspicious of lymphoma. The report says possible fuse b cell mumbo jumbo. Bone marrow biopsy and lymph node excision in 2...

    Started by Scaredsenseless, 01-06-2015 03:39 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-06-2015 04:15 AM Go to last post
  46. Looking for direction

    Recent newbie here and get tons of input which I find incredibly helpful. My 45 year old son's life ended on 12/29 from a rare Gastro Intestinal...

    Started by creekrat, 01-04-2015 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 401
    01-04-2015 07:31 PM Go to last post
  47. Moved: Making Treatment Decisions for Mother with Brain Cancer

    Started by scarlett71, 01-01-2015 04:19 PM
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  48. Living With Cancer

    Hello Everyone...I would like to share my experiences with living with cancer. My husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer stage 4 GBM last...

    Started by mari@2healthaftercancer, 12-27-2014 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 351
    12-27-2014 05:20 PM Go to last post
  49. Moved: pet scan results questions

    Started by maryamc, 12-25-2014 05:43 AM
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    12-26-2014 02:52 PM Go to last post

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