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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 04:05 AM
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    10-31-2014 06:24 AM Go to last post
  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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    10-20-2012 07:59 PM Go to last post
  1. 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, Yesterday 12:40 AM
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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. 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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  4. Moved: hello All -- Just Had Surgery

    Started by bzman1, 01-26-2015 02:36 AM
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  5. 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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    01-25-2015 05:33 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-24-2015 09:49 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
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    01-21-2015 07:49 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    01-21-2015 12:00 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    01-18-2015 06:12 AM Go to last post
  11. 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: 209
    01-15-2015 10:22 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
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    01-15-2015 04:26 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
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    01-15-2015 08:37 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
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    01-10-2015 08:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Moved: Adjuvant Chemo or not?

    Started by dolfanjulio, 01-10-2015 01:44 AM
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  18. 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: 139
    01-09-2015 10:23 PM Go to last post
  19. 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: 217
    01-08-2015 10:55 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
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    01-06-2015 07:30 AM Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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: 303
    01-04-2015 07:31 PM Go to last post
  23. Moved: Making Treatment Decisions for Mother with Brain Cancer

    Started by scarlett71, 01-01-2015 04:19 PM
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  24. 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
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  25. Moved: pet scan results questions

    Started by maryamc, 12-25-2014 05:43 AM
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  26. Endometrial cancer stage 4

    Hello All: My mom has been diagnosed with 4th stage endometrial cancer 4 months ago. the doctor have pretty much confirmed nothing they can do....

    Started by nidhlp, 12-24-2014 02:16 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-24-2014 05:55 PM Go to last post
  27. Question cancer treatment soursop(Graviola)

    English is my secondary language. please consider. Father has a cancer in Appendix. Second Last Stage said by the doctor. I cannot explain....

    Started by metalloid, 12-21-2014 02:27 PM
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    12-22-2014 04:30 AM Go to last post
  28. Ice on mouth (avoiding sores, etc) while Avastin, before Oxaliplatin?

    Hi, my mother is now receiving CAPOX (Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin) plus Avastin: first she receives Avastin, then Oxaliplatin Before this treatment...

    Started by javier_garcia123, 12-17-2014 12:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-17-2014 07:26 PM Go to last post
  29. CA 19 9 marker, with CAPOX plus Avastin questions

    1)How many CAPOX (Capecitabine plus Oxaliplatin) plus Avastin cycles we can expect it to begin lowering? what's your experience, or what did you read...

    Started by javier_garcia123, 12-17-2014 12:16 PM
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  30. recovery time after 2 cancers

    I feel like a have been in a mental coma for the past 4 years, not understanding what had I gone through and how and why I am sicker now. It hit me...

    Started by kiki5711, 12-16-2014 04:10 PM
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  31. Help--Stem Cell Transplant

    Dear Friends, This is my first time on this forum. I really could use some advice and God Bless whomever has time to help me. Last April, my...

    Started by Tananarive, 12-11-2014 04:12 AM
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    12-12-2014 08:27 AM Go to last post
  32. Question about diagnosis

    Here is my question. Is it possible for a diagnosis of cancer to be made by a vaginal ultrasound? The scenario is in a woman who has a history of...

    Started by bigfishbunny, 12-10-2014 11:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-12-2014 12:36 AM Go to last post
  33. Moved: Throat Cancer, any questions

    Started by Madge59, 12-11-2014 05:31 PM
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  34. Moved: Newbie--26 days on the other side!!!!!

    Started by jtownstumpjumper, 12-10-2014 03:30 AM
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  35. Moved: uterus cancer stage 4

    Started by richa saini, 12-08-2014 07:52 AM
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  36. New to the forum

    Hello all, I was diagnosed in May of 2013 & was told by one doctor that I was given a year. Well, it's been more than a year & things are going OK. I...

    Started by amazingracer78, 12-04-2014 07:13 PM
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    12-05-2014 07:05 PM Go to last post
  37. Ewing's Sarcoma

    My 7 year old nephew is recently diagnosed with ES, in L femur & lung has a tiny inactive nodule. Had had his 1st Chemo. Wanted to see if anyone had...

    Started by Maharana, 12-02-2014 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-02-2014 10:15 PM Go to last post
  38. How Good is Methodist Hospital in Houston Compared to Others?

    A 55yrs old patient has just been diagnosed with verrucous carcinoma. MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, John Hopkins Hospital...

    Started by cutepathogen, 11-19-2014 01:46 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 612
    11-24-2014 03:50 AM Go to last post
  39. Life Insurance for Cancer survivors

    My husband has been cancer free for 5 years now. He just turned 69 and we have been looking for life insurance that is remotely affordable. Can...

    Started by bonsutu, 10-01-2014 03:54 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 545
    11-23-2014 04:45 AM Go to last post
  40. Horrendous Pain during Hysteroscopy Biopsy

    Hi There Im new to this site, and I'm so glad i found it. Im 47 no kids and going thru the menopause for 2 years now on HRT patches, still having...

    Started by Deborahb, 11-05-2014 12:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-20-2014 09:28 AM Go to last post
  41. Sister having 1/3 of left upper lung removed

    Sister has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma with lepidocrocite features, slow growing central in left upper lobe. Surgery coming up after...

    Started by Ell03, 11-16-2014 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 349
    11-20-2014 12:03 AM Go to last post
  42. Alternative Cancer treatments

    What are the newest Alternative treatments for Cancer. Has anyone heard of Cryoablation Treatment?

    Started by SBRMC, 11-13-2014 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 424
    11-15-2014 08:36 PM Go to last post
  43. Dad with lung cancer...dreamed last night that I had it too.

    Hi all. My dad was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer about 2 months ago. Last night I dreamed that a doctor, for some reason I do not know,...

    Started by missp, 11-14-2014 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 305
    11-14-2014 11:36 PM Go to last post
  44. Hello

    Hi Everyone, I am new to the site. I'm currently going through chemo for a brain stem tumor, oh the joy, and I'm just looking to meet people that...

    Started by nzbound2015, 11-07-2014 06:45 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 260
    11-07-2014 11:27 PM Go to last post
  45. Regarding UCI grad Brittany Maynard

    It is disturbing to me that this this wholesome looking girl would contract such an ugly glioblastoma, and still no cure. You see, my wife died of...

    Started by mjfind, 11-04-2014 11:24 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 355
    11-07-2014 07:44 AM Go to last post
  46. Hi! Just wondering where my post is... =)

    I submitted a new thread two or three days ago. Don't really remember anymore how long ago it was. It was pretty long and I'm not sure I remember...

    Started by Nlmiller1975, 11-06-2014 01:17 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 264
    11-06-2014 04:35 PM Go to last post
  47. Breast and Uterine...please read

    I want to get this fast tracked and I feel like my treatment plan is taking too long! I lost my husband 4 years ago to pancreatic cancer at the age...

    Started by mosmo23, 11-05-2014 02:20 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 300
    11-05-2014 08:19 PM Go to last post
  48. Horrible Disease

    How can i we get rid of from cancer?

    Started by DHANESHCOOL, 11-02-2014 02:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 375
    11-04-2014 12:25 PM Go to last post
  49. Liver cancer.. Metastatis adrenocarcinoma

    My mom is 63 yrs old. Dr confirmed that mom has metastatics cancer and its a last stage. Chemotherapy treatment has suggested and treatment is going...

    Started by Arupcs, 10-25-2014 02:26 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 385
    10-29-2014 11:05 AM Go to last post
  50. A little lost!

    I am posting for my husband. He was diagnosed with Rheumatiod arthritis 61/2 years ago, lost his right kidney to bladder cancer 5yrs ago and 9 months...

    Started by ellie7289, 10-28-2014 04:34 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 267
    10-28-2014 10:05 PM Go to last post

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