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    Check with your oncologist. Tattoos can be a...

    Check with your oncologist. Tattoos can be a problem if you are going to have further PET scans as they can cause false positives.
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    The two things you need to get into him are...

    The two things you need to get into him are fluids and calories, and fluids are the most important. For that any drink that he finds palatable will work. Carbonated drinks often fill people up faster...
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    They are checking to rule out serious causes,...

    They are checking to rule out serious causes, including cancer, but that is very different from them thinking you have cancer. Other causes such as an ongoing infection are far more likely. Another...
  4. Thread: Mole

    by Lyssa
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    It depends on how easy they are to remove. They...

    It depends on how easy they are to remove. They will often remove them at the time but may bring you back for another appointment, usually soon.
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    Two things to remember. Although a lot of people...

    Two things to remember. Although a lot of people with pancreatic cancer have some or all of the symptoms you describe the vast majority of people who have those symptoms have nothing serious wrong...
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    My husband had his RCHOP without a port and had...

    My husband had his RCHOP without a port and had no problems, but he has excellent veins. If you have already had difficulties it might be worth considering a port.
  7. Thread: Quick question!

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    The thing is though they are written in words...

    The thing is though they are written in words they are not written in words that are easy for lay people, or even doctors in a different.field, to understand, also they need to be interpreted in the...
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    It is not really possible to make a diagnosis...

    It is not really possible to make a diagnosis over the Internet. If you are worried the best thing would be to see a doctor to discuss your concerns.
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    What reason did he give?

    What reason did he give?
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    It is always worth remembering to look at the...

    It is always worth remembering to look at the symptoms the right way round. Many people with pancreatic cancer have vague abdominal symptoms but for each one of them there are hundreds of people who...
  11. If it helps my husband's SUV settled to about 4...

    If it helps my husband's SUV settled to about 4 after treatment. It was his stomach, which has a higher metabolism than some other organs, but mostly it was thought to be inflammation. He has not any...
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    One would indeed have hoped so. I think one of...

    One would indeed have hoped so. I think one of the problems is that there is less of a connection between the clinical and administrative side of things than there used to be so the people dealing...
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    I have worked in general practice in the UK for...

    I have worked in general practice in the UK for 26 years and normally there would be no real difficulty chasing a report like this. It is time consuming as not all the phone calls can be delegated to...
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    If you are not worried that is fine, but they can...

    If you are not worried that is fine, but they can ring the radiologists to get the report.
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    Speaking with my GP hat on your GP should be able...

    Speaking with my GP hat on your GP should be able to chase this for you. Usually when this happens either there was a glitch and the report was not done or the report was done and then was eaten by...
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    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/colposcopy/treatment...

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/colposcopy/treatment/
  17. https://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protecti...

    https://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/prevention-guidelines
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    BTW I am not sure I made it clear that I do not...

    BTW I am not sure I made it clear that I do not think that he should necessarily be at home waiting for these things to happen, he may need to be admitted for IV fluids. Also the histology cannot be...
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    They put him on IV fluids for a day or so the...

    They put him on IV fluids for a day or so the started the chemo.
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    You could still have some pressure on the vein...

    You could still have some pressure on the vein and have no symptoms of SVC syndrome. The possible clot in the jugular is not likely to come under the expertise of an ob-gyn. How has it been diagnosed?
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    All the waiting can be worrying at best and very...

    All the waiting can be worrying at best and very scary with worsening symptoms. My husband’s lymphoma was in his stomach so by the time he started his treatment he was not tolerating fluids and had...
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    There are no absolutes in medicine except ‘there...

    There are no absolutes in medicine except ‘there are no absolutes’. All the test results mentioned could be a sign of blood cancer, could be something else or could be nothing much in particular....
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    A small mass might not have shown up, but more...

    A small mass might not have shown up, but more likely the pneumonia changes obscured it. That is why it is fairly common to do a check x- ray after treating pneumonia.
  24. Thread: Possible Cancer

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    Trans vaginal Ultrasounds are usually only needed...

    Trans vaginal Ultrasounds are usually only needed if clear view of everything has not been obtained, so it is not always done. Is there any reason that you suspect cancer in spite of a clear scan?...
  25. My understanding is that CD20 is the marker that...

    My understanding is that CD20 is the marker that attracts rituximab and is therefore advantageous to have. The double hit/triple hit ones are MYC and BCL2 and/or BCL6.
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