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    On a very personal level: what do you believe? Do...

    On a very personal level: what do you believe? Do you have a world view, belief system, family or cultural custom, psychological outlook or religion? Faith is normally thought of as a theological...
  2. It is extreme, and up to 30% do not survive. It...

    It is extreme, and up to 30% do not survive. It introduces co-morbidities that may actually shorten one's life more than the cancer does. It is a "bridge of sighs" from which there is no return, and...
  3. Follicular is generally considered to be curable...

    Follicular is generally considered to be curable only by a stem cell transplant. There is no agreement on treatment, as some think that early treatment can provoke the follicular to transform into...
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    Good on ya' Since this is a coping and support...

    Good on ya' Since this is a coping and support issue, that's where I moved it. It pretty much applies across the cancer spectrum.
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    Thanks for asking. Left eye done and the only...

    Thanks for asking. Left eye done and the only unusual thing is a "spider web" type aura at night when viewing lights. This may be a matter of training my eyes, as colors do not appear normal - the...
  6. That is a very good sign from your doctor....

    That is a very good sign from your doctor. According to the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope certainly is an excellent center.
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  7. You know what is strange? At my second relapse, I...

    You know what is strange? At my second relapse, I had about two dozen tumors as well as spleen and small intestine involvement. But all were in too deep to biopsy, as it would have amounted to major...
  8. Dodged a bullet! I guess that in order to prevent...

    Dodged a bullet! I guess that in order to prevent such infection, I have been on Atovaquone for years now. I see that in addition to Atovaquone, other treatments include: pentamidine, trimetrexate,...
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    Hematologists deal with blood disorders. It does...

    Hematologists deal with blood disorders. It does not have to be cancer. From the web:
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    JOKING? Better pray that hubby is well, or that...

    JOKING? Better pray that hubby is well, or that pic will be State's Evidence #1. :smile:
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    I have merged your threads to keep everything...

    I have merged your threads to keep everything under one roof. As it is, your wife does not have cancer, so it is too early to be upset about that. Many abdominal tumors are benign and simply need...
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    Sorry to hear this. Q: how much radiation do you...

    Sorry to hear this. Q: how much radiation do you want mum to receive? It damages far more than just the cancer. It causes damage by simply pointing the cancer out to us. It probably caused me to...
  13. Since there is no diagnosis of malignancy... ...

    Since there is no diagnosis of malignancy...

    You certainly should be cautious, given your history. Yet, not all lympho/myeloproliferative conditions are cancerous. "STAT" referrals and...
  14. Things to ponder: 1. You do not have cancer...

    Things to ponder:

    1. You do not have cancer until (and unless) a pathology report states you have cancer.
    2. Please try to minimize the influence of doctor's concern. At this point it is only...
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    "Depressed and anxious" - I think this is what...

    "Depressed and anxious" - I think this is what your true health issue is. Ask yourself: with over 68,000 known diseases and conditions, why must this be cancer? Especially since there are only about...
  16. To relax, first and foremost know that there are...

    To relax, first and foremost know that there are over 68,000 known human illnesses and conditions. About 125 of them are types of cancer. That leaves 67,875 possibilities that are not cancerous....
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    It is like a product that is guaranteed until it...

    It is like a product that is guaranteed until it fails.
  18. This has been an unusual year with many unknown...

    This has been an unusual year with many unknown viruses springing up. I had two or three in February - none of which was ever identified, and every blood panel known to medical science was run. I...
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    You are very kind. But - and this is crucial: You...

    You are very kind. But - and this is crucial: You have identified the problem and have arranged for treatment. There is nothing more pleasing to hear than what you have just posted. Will it be easy?...
  20. I do not believe that you will ever get this...

    I do not believe that you will ever get this resolved if you consult with Dr. Google while suffering from anxiety. Dr. Google is a symptom of the anxiety. Please deal with the anxiety first, as...
  21. Sorry to hear of this. I can counsel you only to...

    Sorry to hear of this. I can counsel you only to do everything in your power to control your anxiety, or you will be fighting a never-ending search for some perceived illness. You do know that...
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    My hematologist is a researcher. He teaches that...

    My hematologist is a researcher. He teaches that prognosis applies only to groups, or cohorts, of patients. Individually, we have no prognosis, as that would require knowledge of the future. We can...
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    Amen! Thanks for checking back in!

    Amen! Thanks for checking back in!
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    I have no parrot. But, maternal grandfather was a...

    I have no parrot. But, maternal grandfather was a taxidermist. I do have a parakeet and a grouse that he mounted.

    Not the same though...
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    The body? No. The mind? Maybe. I have been in...

    The body? No.
    The mind? Maybe.

    I have been in treatment for 11 years now. Have almost completed my ThD (Test of human Durability). I have found that it helps if you remain focused on the...
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