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    New to the forum ? Read this first !

    Thanks for visiting Cancer Forums. As you see, this is a relatively new forum, and I will be checking on the progress quite frequently. I will also be participating in the forums as much as I can.

    I am a resident physician, training at Mayo Clinic. I will be starting a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology in 2005.

    You are more than welcome to send me an e-mail and I will get back to you ASAP.

    There is no need to register to post or to view any messages. All content is free. I have no affiliations with any sort of industry. I am a physician and do not have any disclosures to make. The only source of financial support for this forum is Google's ads, seen on top of the pages. This helps me pay for hosting, software and other stuff that is needed to maintain this forum. Google's ad policy is very strict and all ads are carefully reviewed prior to being approved. You can review their guidelines for content https://adwords.google.com/select/gu...s.html#content. They even have a policy about online pharmacies.

    The content of this website is to be used for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice, and does not substitute a consultation with a physician.

    Also consider registering, since you will be able to send and receive private messages and e-mails from other members.

    This website respects your privacy. The forum application uses cookies. I recommend NOT using your real name, as this is related to medical conditions and this information may be indexed by search engines.

    One last thing: please do not e-mail me directly your questions. Please post them in the forums, since your questions and my answers may help others.

    Enjoy the forums. It should be a good resource for patients and families.

    yours sincerely
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    A Miracle!

    Congratulations to you as a new physician!

    You are a treasure and I surely wish you were in San Diego.

    I am a breast cancer survivor and I work with Scripps Clinic as a "Breast Buddy" to newly diagnosed BC patients.

    This is a great system, if and when you ever need to set one up. Pairing up people with like chronic ailments. My dear husband could sure have used a friend when he was diagnosed with heart disease at 48. He went into a severe depression and I was so worried.

    Anyway, thank you for being who you are, an asset to all of us and a credit to your profession!

    Gentle hugs, Shirlann

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    Shirlann,

    Thanks for your kind words. I hope you visit and contribute to this forum, as it seems that you are truly helping others affected by this disease.

    Still, I need help to disseminate the existence of this forum, and all help is appreciated !

    thanks again, and I will be here !

    regards
    Leo

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    Thank you, Leo!!

    Dear Leo, This site seems a dream come true!!
    Thank you VERY much!!
    We have "so much going on" that we're not familiar with, and would love a doctor to comment on.
    For myself, I was dx with IDC last July, lumpectomy, tumor .8 cm, highly invasiive, er+, had already invaded my sentinal node (9others clear)
    I started A/C+Taxotere last October, rads last April.
    Now here I am, a mass of aches and pains that no NSAID or Cox2s can help.
    Wondering why?
    An d when it will all disappear.
    So, I'm very, very delighted to be offered this site!
    Thank you!!
    Gotta run now, but will be back to read, and ask.
    T*H*A*N*K Y*O*U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    PS-being a doctor at Mayo Clinic, you are super-wonderful to be thinking of relating to your patients so thoroughly. I know the masses of information must be mind-boggling, so that most oncs can just about kn ow all of it, w/out knowing what their patients feel, and why.

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    Dr. Leo,
    I'm sure your message at breastcancer.org will garner lots of interest in this new site. There's much to like here and I plan to return often. I am amazed that you have time to get involved with this project, but I think you will learn so much while helping us with questions.

    I started on my breast cancer journey last January. Neoadjuvant chemo, mastectomy, radiation and now femara. So many of us go from relatively healthy folk to constant rounds of tests, doctor visits, questions left unanswered, and uncertainty.

    I applaud your efforts.
    Regards,
    Sheila

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    Hello All,

    I don't even know what to say. Your words are so kind... Anyway, I am seeing we are building a nice community here. I hope more and more people come. I have been talking to colleagues about joining me in answering your questions... for now I can keep up with the pace, but I am seeing that we will definitely need more people.

    If any of you can help by moderating a forum, please e-mail me. There is nothing like getting to know nice people. The one thing that strikes me all the time is that cancer patients are 99% of the time very good people. I don't know why, it's just the way it is...

    regards,
    Leo
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    Thanks for this site, Leo. I am sure it will benefit many people. And, good luck in your career. You are just down the road a piece from me. Rochester is such a nice city, and Mayo is a top-notch facility. Lauri

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    Lauri

    Thanks for your comments. Rochester is certainly nice... we will be moving to Chicago for my fellowship in mid-2005. I will be training at the University of Chicago, which is also a great institution.

    regards,
    Leo
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    Leo,
    Well first you know that I think that this is a wonderful forum.. and already you can see the number of women that you are helping here. I have looked at your other forums and it appears that the breast cancer one is really taking off... leave it to a bunch of women, we need to know everything and we certainly can talk..
    I do have a couple of questions for you though, you know that chemo brain is pretty bad but curiosity is getting the best of me here..
    You say that you are a resident, does that mean that you are actually a doctor? should we be referring to you as Dr. Leo? respect well earned..
    Finally, your fellowship.. I assume it will be in oncology? that is when you hone your skills even more? Just an aside here... my daughter lives in chicago and goes to Unversity of Chicago for her crohns (remicade) I have gone with her a couple of times..a great hospital, great docs... and a great city.. I love chicago! Good luck to you!
    Thanks again!
    Barbara

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    Barbara

    I am getting so many good comments that I am getting shy

    Anyway, I am a doctor, already licensed to practice. I am in my final year (third) of medical residency in Internal Medicine, and I will be going to UofC for my fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. Chicago is great indeed, I look forward to going there !

    regards,
    Leo
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    From Japan

    Dear Dr. Leo and all members.

    How do you do. I am a radiation oncologist of Japan.
    I have proposed the technique of new radiotherapy.
    Its name is 'Cutting Field IMRT'.
    Please visit my website.
    http://www.cfimrt.com
    In this site, there are many demonstrable case presentation.
    For example, radiotherapy for IVC tumor thorombus.

    yours sincerely

    Sakae Taira, from Japan.

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    I have been diagnosed with a 5mm non-calcified lung nodule on my right lower lobe. I am a non smoker, never was, and I am 59 years of age. Have had an ovarian cyst, a galgalian cyst on finger, and presently have a cyst on my liver. I have also had a hole repaired on my esophagus. My cyst is too small to biopsy it. I am having my third CT scan. My initial report says that if it was calcified, an XRay would do, but since it non-calcified, then a more involved test is required. What is the difference between the calcified and non-calcified. Non-calcified says it more possibility of it being malignant.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeag
    I have been diagnosed with a 5mm non-calcified lung nodule on my right lower lobe. I am a non smoker, never was, and I am 59 years of age. Have had an ovarian cyst, a galgalian cyst on finger, and presently have a cyst on my liver. I have also had a hole repaired on my esophagus. My cyst is too small to biopsy it. I am having my third CT scan. My initial report says that if it was calcified, an XRay would do, but since it non-calcified, then a more involved test is required. What is the difference between the calcified and non-calcified. Non-calcified says it more possibility of it being malignant.

    Thank you.

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    im new to the site and not sure what questions to ask doctor

    hi people my story is ...i went to doctors with lump in my neck its about three inc by two also im so tired but sometimes im so tired i could just sit and cry i dont get the sweats at night but i get flushes in the day ,i get the ichingon my back and legs ,i have had ultra sounds on my neck and it showed up three lumps next to each other that are big ish i have also had chest xray but i havnt been told what that showed yet as not been to see specialist i have had alot of bloods done but didnt know what to look for that would help me out to try and under stand i have got to have biopsy ,i also have lumps in groin and left breast my problem is that i have waited a month to hear back about when i have the biopsy and still waiting and its driving me mad not knowing so im going to doctors to get him to gee it up or find out what to expect but iam abit worried ,
    jacqui (uk)

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    WE WILL CHOOSE WHAT WE WANT TO BE!

    So, reading can increase our knowledge. Forum is one of the solution.

 
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