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    Re: Breast Cancer Forum

    Who can say. Cancer can strike anyone at any time. If none of your immediate blood relatives [mother, grandmothers, sisters, aunts] have developed breast cancer, then the chances are low. Your...
  2. Thread: hey guys

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    I have not personally had to face this problem....

    I have not personally had to face this problem. but whatever happens, you must find out type of tumour, range of treatments and take some mor control.

    If your father just wants to lie still in...
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    No - and would not presume to do so without full...

    No - and would not presume to do so without full support of the oncologist. Again this is an old thread and since starting it I have had my necessary chemo last year, with reasonable results in that...
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    Hi - I am so sorry you are facing this final...

    Hi - I am so sorry you are facing this final stage. It is very hard, but I think the doctors' prognosis is about right.

    However, there is little you can do for your MiL apart from ensuring she is...
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    Hi - it is hopeless if one cannot feel a trust in...

    Hi - it is hopeless if one cannot feel a trust in the doctor. Seek another one and get a second opinion if you can.
  6. Re: Message to Nicole

    All very helpful - providing the OP is in the US. It does help to know that as things are not run in the same way in the UK or Europe.
  7. Hi - welcome to the forums. The first thing to...

    Hi - welcome to the forums. The first thing to say is STOP READING THE INTERNET until you have a definite diagnosis. Fear is worse than reality.

    Secondly, a higher percentage of breast lumps are...
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    Re: How long to take chemo treatment?

    Check out the forum on Liver Cancer : http://cancerforums.net/viewforum.php?f=10

    All I can really say is that it is often diagnosed very late, too late for satisfactory treatment. But do read...
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    AS I said, different countries have different...

    AS I said, different countries have different approaches.
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    Thank you, Jim. I will keep you all informed.

    Thank you, Jim. I will keep you all informed.
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    Long distance support, please

    This is a plea on behalf of the oldest daughter of old friends.

    When pregnant with her first child 4 years ago, she was diagnosed as having non-malignant brain tumours. What treatment that could...
  12. Hi - just to add to your picture, I have...

    Hi - just to add to your picture, I have metastatic breast cancer which manifests in the skin. At present I have several lumps on the head, but they are in the skin, not in the brain, and following...
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    Re: How long to take chemo treatment?

    I am so sorry about that - it is always hard. Ask away if you have any questions. Even if I can't provide an answer, there are many who may be able to. And of course there are also the differences...
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    Only if the cancer has metastasized to other...

    Only if the cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body. Excision of the tumour is the best option for a new breast cancer, followed by either radiotherapy or a chemo round to knock out any...
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    True, but if you start your thread with such a...

    True, but if you start your thread with such a clear, dogmatic statement it does imply you have a particular stand to take. Please re-read your first post. We are pleased to be given any good advice...
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    I cetainly do not feel it is Nutritional...

    I cetainly do not feel it is Nutritional information per se, but promulgating one view of one food source.
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    You may feel you are being helpful, and I am sure...

    You may feel you are being helpful, and I am sure you mean to be, but all the same, generalized statements are not given truths and can be bad for your health.
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    Too sweeping a statement. Soya may be bad for...

    Too sweeping a statement. Soya may be bad for some and good for others. Some people are digestively sensitive to it, others use it as a staple.

    The individual needs to decide for his or her own...
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    Sadly the group have blocked this video in...

    Sadly the group have blocked this video in several countries. :(
  20. Hi, StarryNite, no need to apologise. We are used...

    Hi, StarryNite, no need to apologise. We are used to rants and if a rant here helps you, then rant away.

    Is there a support group anywhere nearby to which you can go?
  21. All treatment, whether mainstream or alternative,...

    All treatment, whether mainstream or alternative, is irreversible. Do not allow statistics to put you off the potential life-saving nature of any treatments, but do ensure you are fully informed of...
  22. Thread: artesunate

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    It was one of the great strewing herbs - used to...

    It was one of the great strewing herbs - used to strew on floors in the 15th-late 17th centuries, chiefly in order to repel insect life, notably fleas.
  23. I am sorry about your problems. You will be aware...

    I am sorry about your problems. You will be aware from the recent reports of the trouble that the Out of Hours system is facing, and all I can suggest is that if you have any real concerns that you...
  24. Thread: artesunate

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    Artemisia = Wormwood. It is a herb widely used,...

    Artemisia = Wormwood. It is a herb widely used, largely for dealing with worm infestations. It has known toxic effects.
  25. Thread: artesunate

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    Amazing how many reports there are of efficacy [2...

    Amazing how many reports there are of efficacy [2 Chinese]. I have my doubts about this one.
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