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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: 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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  2. 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 03:54 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    02-20-2014 01:25 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Support 4 Carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)

    It is thought that about 8,000 neuroendocrine tumors and cancers that start in the gastrointestinal tract (the stomach, intestine, appendix, colon,...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-10-2013 09:50 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Patient Advocate Foundation. Valuable site of patient support, services resources

    http://www.patientadvocate.org/NURD/index2.php?application=underinsured http://www.patientadvocate.org/index.php Patient Advocate Foundation...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-07-2013 02:24 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Co-pymt assistance 2 help underinsured patients access medical attention & treatment

    Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation 866-316-7263 https://www.panfoundation.org Co-payment assistance to help underinsured patients access...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-07-2013 01:47 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: List of Cancer Resources, Services, Support sites, Contact Info for members in Canada

    I know there are some members of Cancer Forum who are from Canada and I thought it be helpful to provide a wide range of cancer related services,...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-05-2013 08:22 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: List of Cancer Resources, Services, Support sites and Contact Info for members in UK

    I know there are some members of Cancer Forum who are from United Kingdom and I thought it be helpful to provide a wide range of cancer related...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-05-2013 03:30 AM
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    02-05-2013 03:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: List of Cancer Resources, Services, Support sites and Contact Info for Australians

    I know there are some members of Cancer Forum who are from Australia and I thought it be helpful to provide a wide range of cancer related services,...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-04-2013 06:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-04-2013 07:05 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 02:29 AM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Referrals to Financial Support and Resources for Cancer

    The web site below has numerous links, contact numbers and information for finding financial support resources. These include the following sections:...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 01-03-2013 12:24 AM
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  11. 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 03:27 AM
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  1. Questions about size of tumor in lung

    I am wondering about the experiences of people here who have cancer tumors in their lungs (either from lung cancer, or from mets). Here are the...

    Started by Spouse, Today 09:58 AM
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  2. Moved: lung cancel -no pathology

    Started by simon1988, Yesterday 09:39 AM
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  3. Moved: Mother diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer

    Started by Julie0828, Yesterday 01:31 AM
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  4. Misdiagnosed: Doctors Mistakes Affect 12 million a year in US

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/misdiagnosed-docs-mistakes-affect-12-million-year-n82256

    Started by heartofsoul1, 04-16-2014 11:54 PM
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  5. Multiple myeloma (Dad)

    Hi my dad is 70 and has skeletal plasmacytoma, which has progressed to Multiple Myeloma. It is all through his skeleton, is worse in his hip and...

    Started by Christhecatwoman, 04-13-2014 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-15-2014 07:04 PM Go to last post
  6. blood count and chemo

    Hi Everyone, I've searched internet, but can't find an answer to my question... what are considered to be "unacceptable" blood counts for chemo? ...

    Started by Parisdeb, 04-15-2014 03:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-15-2014 04:17 PM Go to last post
  7. pancreatic cancer

    hi all posts i read on hear are of the head or tail of the pancreas is anyone familiar with the body of the pancreas ??

    Started by jags, 03-19-2014 07:55 PM
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    04-15-2014 03:48 PM Go to last post
  8. Moved: Pancreatic cancer recently diagnosed

    Started by Pegleg1955, 04-14-2014 02:52 AM
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    04-15-2014 01:24 AM Go to last post
  9. Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Part 1 Nausea/Vomiting & Chemotherapy

    Nausea / Vomiting and Chemotherapy The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the type of chemotherapy and the amount given. Anticipating and...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 04-12-2014 04:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 325
    04-12-2014 09:45 PM Go to last post
  10. Moved: Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Part 6 Diarrhea and Chemotherapy

    Diarrhea and Chemotherapy The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the type of chemotherapy and the amount given. Anticipating and managing side...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 04-13-2014 02:25 AM
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    04-12-2014 09:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Moved: Final Days

    Started by Brenden, 04-12-2014 01:38 PM
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    04-12-2014 01:38 PM Go to last post
  12. New to this forum.....new to any forum!

    Hello! I am new to this forum. In fact I have never participated in a forum of any type, so I will be learning as I go. The reason I decided to...

    Started by Aronel, 04-11-2014 11:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-12-2014 01:38 AM Go to last post
  13. Just the Thought of this Possiblity Can Torment the Mind like Endless Rain Drops

    What if the cure for cancer is trapped in the mind of someone who can't afford an education?

    Started by heartofsoul1, 04-10-2014 04:05 AM
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    04-10-2014 04:05 AM Go to last post
  14. basal cell/squamous cell combination

    basal cell/squamous cell combination What is it? How is it treated? What is the prognosis? Metastisis?

    Started by margojean, 04-10-2014 02:20 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-10-2014 02:20 AM Go to last post
  15. GBM4 and life

    Hi, everybody! I was diagnosed and operated on 2 April 2011. Had radio and chemo, then natural therapies. All good so far. My next MRI is on 15 May....

    Started by Wandamiles, 04-10-2014 12:44 AM
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    04-10-2014 12:44 AM Go to last post
  16. Cancer changed my Dad

    Dear all, I joined this site out of desperation for guidance. I like to think that I am pretty good with dealing with difficult situations as I...

    Started by Jenrose, 04-08-2014 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 128
    04-08-2014 07:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Chances of one person developing 2 very rare tumors in a lifetime (me!)

    Hi all, I wasn't sure where to post this but here goes anyway: I am 27 year old male. When I was 2 years old my mothers intuition said there...

    Started by Thechaimcohen, 04-04-2014 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-06-2014 01:10 AM Go to last post
  18. Oligodendroglioma

    HAVE LARGE 15-16 CM MASS, OLIGODENDROGLIOMA, 1P-19Q GENETIC MARKERS UNDERGONE BOTH CHEMO AND RADIATION. IT, THE CANCER SHOWING NEW...

    Started by popeye, 04-04-2014 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-05-2014 10:55 AM Go to last post
  19. Probably overly worried!

    I am a 36 year old mom of 5. Always had heavy but very regular periods, overall healthy person. For about 6 months I have been having spotting in...

    Started by worriedyoungermom, 04-04-2014 10:37 PM
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  20. Moved: Wife of Husdband with stage 4 lung cancer

    Started by PKoziol, 04-04-2014 03:53 PM
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  21. nodules in lungs and masses on liver

    In December 2013 I had an u/s on my ovaries because I was interested in having a hysterectomy. In that u/s they discovered a mass in my liver and...

    Started by Momof9, 04-04-2014 05:57 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  22. Red face A guide to help navigate alternative cancer care? it one needed?

    hi, I'm new to this forum, :smile: I'm a colon cancer survivor (4 years in remission), I have looked far and wide for a guide to help people who want...

    Started by SeunMoses, 04-03-2014 02:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-03-2014 07:46 PM Go to last post
  23. paint fumes and chemo

    My mom has pancreatic cancer and was on chemo from december to march 4th. Thank god the tumor shrunk 70% and she is able to have surgery. So yes...

    Started by daddydanks29, 04-02-2014 11:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 114
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  24. Second opinion for recurrent endometrial cancer

    I am trying to find the names of top docs in the field of endometrial cancer. It seems that there are a lot of doctors researching ovarian cancer but...

    Started by CapitolineTriad, 03-30-2014 03:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 123
    04-02-2014 06:53 AM Go to last post
  25. Smile Possible Lymphoma diagnosis - fear after many tests

    Hello all, I never thought I'd find myself posting on a cancer forum, but here I am. I'm a 22 year old University student, 2 months away from...

    Started by spencer29s, 03-18-2014 10:59 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 534
    04-02-2014 12:10 AM Go to last post
  26. Son saving life of his father

    Hi my name is Roger Barnett and I am a Luekemia patient at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. I need a life saving bone marrow transplant....

    Started by stogerb, 03-31-2014 02:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-31-2014 09:47 PM Go to last post
  27. Is he lying about having cancer

    Thank u for listening to my complaint good luck with everything

    Started by Chattyfoulkes, 03-31-2014 02:28 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-31-2014 10:20 AM Go to last post
  28. Hello, introduction

    I live in Canada, I just wanna introduce myself and seek support from this amazing forum that helps many people. I also wanna thank you.

    Started by hashbrown, 03-29-2014 08:07 PM
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    03-30-2014 03:03 AM Go to last post
  29. Spike in PSA

    Hello Everyone, I'm writing this so that it may help others in the future and also I might learn something. I am 65 years old and go for...

    Started by silvios, 03-30-2014 01:59 AM
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  30. hi

    Hello everyone, I am so glad I found this site.

    Started by kim.hall3, 03-29-2014 08:06 PM
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    03-29-2014 09:17 PM Go to last post
  31. Bladder Cancer

    I had T2 Muscle Invasive Aggressive Bladder Cancer. I went to Japan and went through the OMC Regimen they are doing in Osaka, Japan. If you would...

    Started by noseypi, 03-29-2014 11:25 AM
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  32. Sunblock, and other protective measures

    Hi, I am new here. I was recently diagnosed with bcc, and have just had it excised. As was the case for all of you I'm sure, this hit me like a bolt...

    Started by wriggletoe, 03-29-2014 08:37 AM
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  33. Spouse of patient with Stage IV Esophageal cancer

    In January we found a tumor in my husband's esophagus, and after his PET scan discovered a spot on his liver. We were beyond shocked. He is young,...

    Started by WitsEnd, 03-28-2014 02:29 AM
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    03-28-2014 02:29 AM Go to last post
  34. Question Why doctors asking me about vision change?

    I have removed SCCHNC. For many times during examination many doctors asking me about resent vision changes. How vision related to the cancer?

    Started by alexf, 03-26-2014 09:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 132
    03-26-2014 10:25 PM Go to last post
  35. Mellozan (or Mellinol) cancer drug for chemo

    Hi, Has anyone had experience (positive or negative) with Mellozan (also known as Mellinol) drug for any types of cancer; I understnad this drug...

    Started by msab, 03-20-2014 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 416
    03-24-2014 11:06 PM Go to last post
  36. Radiation???

    I was just diagnosed with acinic cell carcinoma this month and while the tumor has already been removed, I need to go through about six weeks of...

    Started by riverrapids532, 03-02-2014 08:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 239
    03-24-2014 04:32 PM Go to last post
  37. Post chemotherapy, when will I be more normal than this?

    I know after a breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, my body will forever be changed. Chemotherapy really did a number on...

    Started by Nlmiller1975, 03-17-2014 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 255
    03-23-2014 02:30 PM Go to last post
  38. My Story - Squamous cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil

    Hello everyone, My name is Don and I am posting here because this site has been a wonderful place for me to glean information on the ins and outs,...

    Started by thereheis, 03-21-2014 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 214
    03-22-2014 07:39 AM Go to last post
  39. Friend has terminal cancer

    Hi everyone, I have a question about supporting a friend of mine who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I know just being there is...

    Started by Freyja, 03-21-2014 12:35 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 187
    03-22-2014 01:27 AM Go to last post
  40. Help Scott Kick Cancer with Kindness

    On March 2, 2014 my friend Scott went to the ER not feeling well. He was diagnosed with adult acute myeloid leukemia a few days later. All of this...

    Started by Encouragement for Scotty, 03-21-2014 09:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 136
    03-21-2014 09:20 PM Go to last post
  41. Smile Prayer warrior/Who loves my cousin Norm

    : ) I truly do not know where to begin.My cousin Norm age 46 single father of 2 beautiful kids.Currant status.Diagnosed with Multiple...

    Started by Cathy2u, 03-21-2014 02:36 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-21-2014 02:36 AM Go to last post
  42. Unhappy Poorly differentiated, high grade neuroendocrine carcinoma

    I am wondering if anyone has heard of a case like mine. I originally started out with single lymph node axillary involvement with unknown primary....

    Started by Carrie102, 03-19-2014 08:58 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 130
    03-19-2014 08:58 PM Go to last post
  43. is cancer contagious

    hi, is cancer contagious , the needle of the injection given to a cancer patient scratched my thumb skin , it didn't bleed , can it be contagious?

    Started by Rajani, 03-18-2014 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 194
    03-19-2014 01:33 AM Go to last post
  44. Yeast infection

    Hello.. I have been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. I have taken chemo and now am taken Herceptin. I have been fighting a recurring yeast...

    Started by Coupons99, 03-18-2014 11:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 127
    03-19-2014 12:05 AM Go to last post
  45. What was the biggest surprise or change in your life when friends/family found out?

    How did it affect your social circle?

    Started by numberthree, 02-06-2014 01:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 406
    03-18-2014 01:01 PM Go to last post
  46. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 142
    03-18-2014 10:48 AM Go to last post
  47. Question Women with prostate cancer?

    :!: I need to know if anyone here is female with prostate cancer? Good friend was just diagnosed she had one treatment already.. She's trying...

    Started by Tnlakegirl73, 03-17-2014 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 206
    03-18-2014 12:28 AM Go to last post
  48. Moved: pancreatic cancer

    Started by maggs, 03-16-2014 11:14 PM
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    03-16-2014 11:28 PM Go to last post
  49. Chest swelling after a mastectomy (surgery was done 7 weeks ago in January, 2014)

    Hello, After having my right breast removed 7 weeks ago and having had 2 drainages since to remove the excess liquid in my breast, I'm still...

    Started by Flowerpower, 03-15-2014 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 146
    03-15-2014 10:45 PM Go to last post
  50. Questions about chemo therapy?

    Hello everyone, new to this forum. My name is Derek, I am 21 years old. Was diagnosed with stage 1 testicular cancer back in 2012. I chose RPLND as...

    Started by DerekD, 03-07-2014 04:55 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 642
    03-14-2014 05:22 AM Go to last post

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