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  1. Thanks for the update. I do want to prepare you...

    Thanks for the update. I do want to prepare you for a possibility with the CT scan. In many cases, a CT scan alone cannot tell if a "mass" is cancerous. Only a biopsy of the mass can do that. It's...
  2. Hello- Based on my experience, I was probably...

    Hello-

    Based on my experience, I was probably fully dosed within a month. You can read my signature for the details.

    Generally speaking, your PCP (or whomever you initially present your...
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    Hello- It sounds like you've been through a...

    Hello-

    It sounds like you've been through a lot, and the lack of specific answers along the way has not made your suffering any easier. We are not doctors on this forum, and I cannot possibly...
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    Hello- Blinatumomab is the molecule name for...

    Hello-

    Blinatumomab is the molecule name for Blincyto, the branded name for an immunotherapy treatment. It's primarily used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL.)

    Here's a thread I found...
  5. Thread: Car t

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    Thanks for checking in and providing an update....

    Thanks for checking in and providing an update. It's nice to have a fairly routine checkup. I do hope the "delirium" continues to subside. Is there anything that can be done to increase the...
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    Hello, and welcome to this forum. I apologize for...

    Hello, and welcome to this forum. I apologize for the delay in replying.

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Esophageal cancer can be challenging to treat because of the complications with eating...
  7. Thread: Brain Cancer

    by IndyLou
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    Hello, I'm sorry to hear of your current...

    Hello,

    I'm sorry to hear of your current situation with brain cancer, and I can understand your desire to try as many things as you can to alleviate your symptoms. That said, we take a more...
  8. As Southsider suggested, it would be extremely...

    As Southsider suggested, it would be extremely rare and unusual for you to have stomach cancer at such an early age. We have a very limited knowledge of your medical history, and couldn't possibly...
  9. Thread: Car t

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    Wow, what a rollercoaster ride you're on! There's...

    Wow, what a rollercoaster ride you're on! There's just never a dull moment with James, is there?!! I'm glad to hear that he's OK now, despite the scare with pentamidine. Thank goodness he was in the...
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    I agree with Lisa's reply. There are a number of...

    I agree with Lisa's reply. There are a number of things that could cause the symptoms you're noticing, but at your age, cancer is not likely among them. Make an appointment with your doctor, and save...
  11. Let me get this straight: you're an out-of-shape...

    Let me get this straight: you're an out-of-shape 20-something with poor lifestyle choices; you've seen several doctors who can't find anything wrong with you; you've received numerous diagnostic...
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    Hello, Alyssa--I'm sorry that you've found...

    Hello, Alyssa--I'm sorry that you've found yourself on this forum, and that your doctor has finally confirmed "cancer" to you. You are certainly not the typical head & neck cancer patient--usually...
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    Hi, Linda- Was reading through this thread and...

    Hi, Linda-

    Was reading through this thread and saw your latest news. While I can't speak to the eye issues, I can tell you that there is a lot of debate in the pharmaceutical research community as...
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    Hello, Silver- You're doing the right thing...

    Hello, Silver-

    You're doing the right thing here, in having an appointment with your PCP doctor. You're young, but it's always good to have a relationship with your doctor--hopefully at your age,...
  15. Thread: Mole

    by IndyLou
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    If they look at all suspicious (to the...

    If they look at all suspicious (to the dermatologist), they will usually remove and test them on the spot. You could always call the dermatologists' office and ask them, too.
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    I'd venture to guess the lump on the knee is...

    I'd venture to guess the lump on the knee is something different, unrelated to the head and neck cancer. When metastases occurs in head & neck, it usually goes to the chest or possibly brain.

    The...
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    Hello, Tampa- I faced a similar diagnosis and...

    Hello, Tampa-

    I faced a similar diagnosis and treatment, though I was better than 20 years younger than your aunt when diagnosed and treated. When detected early--as it appears your aunt's cancer...
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    Hello, Guy- Welcome to the forum, though I'm...

    Hello, Guy-

    Welcome to the forum, though I'm sorry that it has to be under the circumstances of having cancer. We've got some really good experience with prostate cancer around here, so I'm sure...
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    It seems as though all the signs so far are...

    It seems as though all the signs so far are pointing toward "active lymph nodes," which you admit to being aware of. You haven't given any background demographics such as whether you're male or...
  20. When I was about to receive my targeted therapy...

    When I was about to receive my targeted therapy for head and neck cancer (cetuximab, for 8 weekly cycles), I was concurrently receiving a PEG feeding tube, for nutrition. They gave me the choice of...
  21. Thread: Mouth cancer

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    Hello, Merina--I'm sorry for not replying sooner....

    Hello, Merina--I'm sorry for not replying sooner.

    You say that the doctors removed this "lump" in your mouth...did a pathologist examine it, and did they diagnose it as cancer? What kind of...
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    Hello, Song- I'm sorry that your health...

    Hello, Song-

    I'm sorry that your health worries have brought you here to this forum. We have many who come here, just like you, concerned about symptoms they are experiencing.

    First of all, we...
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    Interest blog, Vi. I especially liked your...

    Interest blog, Vi. I especially liked your comments on marijuana, and how you dispelled any belief that by itself, CBD products or marijuana could act as a "cure" for cancer. You're spot on...no one...
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    I'm very sorry to hear this news, but happy that...

    I'm very sorry to hear this news, but happy that your family all got a little time to say their goodbyes. May he rest in peace, and may you always cherish his memory.
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    I think that if you're not a doctor, you have...

    I think that if you're not a doctor, you have plausible "deniability" in this case. If you woke up this morning with dry eyes, would you report possible cataracts? If the food you ate at dinner last...
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