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  1. FDA approves a game-changing treatment for blood cancer, 2nd one in last 3 months

    A second new personalized treatment for cancer has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration a clear sign that such treatments will become more widely available for patients with no other...
  2. No Patient Left Behind. Doctor wades through Harvey floods to treat cancer patient

    It was Monday morning Aug 25th in Houston Texas, time to infuse his patient's immune cells back into his body so they could kill the melanoma tumors threatening his life.

    But the entrance to Dr....
  3. F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/health/gene-therapy-cancer.html?mcubz=1

    FDA approves 8/30/2017

    The new therapy turns a patient’s cells into a “living drug,” and trains them to recognize and...
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    Here is MM Research Foundation link incl both the...

    Here is MM Research Foundation link incl both the risk factors and genetic factors. I did not see a link between NH Lymphoma and MM
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    I know i have been in a situation after surgery...

    I know i have been in a situation after surgery where my cat scan and MRI images came back NED but due to the high grade (how the cancer cells compared with healthy cells) and how poorly...
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    Survivors With An Attitude

    The Devil whispered in my ear, "your not strong enough to withstand the storm". Today i whispered in the Devils ear, "I am the storm"
  7. Curious to know impact on MD Andersen by Hurricane Harvey by its flooding & wind

    just curious especially access to and from
  8. How hype can mislead cancer patients, families

    How hype can mislead cancer patients, families
    By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
    Updated 6:04 AM ET, Wed April 26, 2017
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  9. Living in Calif we have had Blue Shield PPO...

    Living in Calif we have had Blue Shield PPO offered on ACA exchange for few years and expected to be offered in 2018. Its $600 monthly premium without subsidies and $2500 deductible. Centers like USC...
  10. I researched 30 Pancreatic Cancer Experts at MSKC...

    I researched 30 Pancreatic Cancer Experts at MSKC and found one in particular that you may investigate. I personally do not know him.

    Leonard Saltz, MD
    Medical Oncologist

    Chief,...
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    That Specialist story sounds like a scene from...

    That Specialist story sounds like a scene from Monty Python Series 5 titled "One Butt Naked Patient Loose in the Sunderlands"
  12. You open to looking at MD Anderson in Houston...

    You open to looking at MD Anderson in Houston (Univ of Texas)? They are considered one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and...
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    My wife was dx with renal carcinoma cancer 6 cm...

    My wife was dx with renal carcinoma cancer 6 cm (2.5 inches) in June 2005 after having discomfort near kidney for a year. This type of cancer was one that grew slowly and she had a US and CT scan but...
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    thanks for clarification

    thanks for clarification
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    Bob, quick question. Once a cancer stage has been...

    Bob, quick question. Once a cancer stage has been determined, does that original stage of disease remain categorically intact though treatment may have brought remission and or no evidence of...
  16. Thread: Lymphoma?

    by Lone Sir 5 R
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    I prefer to look at odds from the US National...

    I prefer to look at odds from the US National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Database.

    Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer (latest data from 2012)
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    UCSF gastroenterologists Gastroenterology at...

    UCSF gastroenterologists
    Gastroenterology at Mount Zion
    1701 Divisadero St., Suite 120
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    Phone: (415) 502-4444
    Fax: (415) 502-2249
    Hours: Monday to Friday
    9 a.m. – 4:30...
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    youll need a very experienced radiologist that...

    youll need a very experienced radiologist that has in depth experience in MRCP and CT on pancreas. The good ones can make over $300,000 a year.
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    great news. followups and close surveillance is...

    great news. followups and close surveillance is critical going forward
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    I see where Pres Trump is threatening to end...

    I see where Pres Trump is threatening to end ObamaCare payments to insurance companies unless repeal passes. Trump has previously threatened to withhold the payments, known as Cost Sharing Reduction...
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    did your Dr mention Myelodysplastic syndrome...

    did your Dr mention Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?
  22. good your seeing a Rheumatologist and liver...

    good your seeing a Rheumatologist and liver specialist so they can either diagnose the issue or rule it out such a lupus, autoimmune hepatitus..... I have two autoimmune diseases (type 1 diabetes and...
  23. Carlee, you mentioned Acute Leukemia but were you...

    Carlee, you mentioned Acute Leukemia but were you specifying Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) or Adult Acute Myeloid leukemia (AML) or was your question more on Acute types of leukemia?
  24. cmmusiclover, you mentioned a positive ANA...

    cmmusiclover, you mentioned a positive ANA (Antinuclear antibody. A positive test for the presence of these antibodies produced by your immune system indicates a stimulated immune system. If you test...
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    See below post
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