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  1. Sorry to hear this. Call until you have your...

    Sorry to hear this. Call until you have your answer. Each patient, each facility is different in this regard.
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    Sorry to hear of all this! First and foremost:...

    Sorry to hear of all this! First and foremost: Take care of yourself. Caregiver burnout is real and it can be serious. You will be of no use whatsoever if you are hospitalized. I would contact city,...
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    This is from your first post in this thread. It...

    This is from your first post in this thread. It indicates that the assistance you need will not be found here. When anxiety flares, you must extinguish the flames or it will eventually consume you.
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    Thanks for checking in! Good to hear that all is...

    Thanks for checking in! Good to hear that all is relatively stable and that the two areas are of little concern. Time does seem to accelerate as we age.
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    Good on ya'! The sooner the better.

    Good on ya'! The sooner the better.
  6. Thread: Side effects

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    Sorry to hear of this, but good that you are in...

    Sorry to hear of this, but good that you are in full response. As to hearing, it is a common casualty of certain chemotherapy drugs. Mention it to your doctor and monitor the situation. He may want...
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    Our attitudes during treatment vary from...

    Our attitudes during treatment vary from superlative to abysmal. Trust the doctors. This is not an easy journey, but a necessary one.
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    Josh, you are trapped in an everlasting circle of...

    Josh, you are trapped in an everlasting circle of doubt and worry. You doubt the doctors, the tests and even us. Allowing this thread to continue only feeds disordered thoughts. My advice: post less...
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    Very sorry to hear this. Without multiplicity of...

    Very sorry to hear this. Without multiplicity of health issues, where to begin? Such wide-ranging and generalized symptoms do not strike me as specific to any cancer. A malignancy which produced such...
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    Very sorry to hear this. The use of "terrified"...

    Very sorry to hear this. The use of "terrified" and other specific adjectives tells me of the possibility of quite another problem. Are you anxious? I mean under normal conditions? All of your tests...
  11. Amen! Did not drink for 41 years. Recently, to...

    Amen! Did not drink for 41 years. Recently, to celebrate 10, then 11 years with my hematologist (on a 1-1.5 year prognostic at best), we toast the situation with a glass of wine maybe three times...
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    From my mid-20s, due to family history, I...

    From my mid-20s, due to family history, I resigned myself to the fact that I would probably hear a cancer diagnosis in my lifetime. But! I did not allow that to pervade my thoughts or actions. It was...
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    Great! You know, I never paid attention to the...

    Great! You know, I never paid attention to the numbers, even though I am a numbers guy. In my mind, it was a go/no-go situation. I either had to stay, or I could be released. Maybe a touch of light...
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    It is so good that you are making progress - and...

    It is so good that you are making progress - and it is incremental rather than monumental. Having DW by your side is priceless, but this must be very hard for her to watch. I/f your counts take a...
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    I had a mole on my chest. It was probably eraser...

    I had a mole on my chest. It was probably eraser sized, had been growing and itching. It was asymmetrical, black and brown. The dermatologist took one look at it and asked "How long have you had...
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    Look up US Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton...

    Look up US Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton for some reassurance.

    Not that you have cancer, but because he did.
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    Sorry to hear of this. Very curious as to why a...

    Sorry to hear of this. Very curious as to why a CT was ordered out of the blue. Also huge leap from likely duodenitis to cancer. What must be understood is that radiologists might be described as...
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    Sorry to hear this. Currently, you do not have...

    Sorry to hear this. Currently, you do not have cancer, as no pathology report says you do. Worrying about cancer either has a solid basis in fact, or may be a product of anxiety - which you do have. ...
  19. Dermatologists ask if you have recently changed...

    Dermatologists ask if you have recently changed soap or shampoo. Has something stressful occurred? These and innumerable other factors can cause pruritis.
  20. I would definitely seek another opinion on your...

    I would definitely seek another opinion on your options. An anecdote: There was a young fellow (26) who was diagnosed with a rare lymphoma and treated at a major California facility. Even after a...
  21. Are you being treated at MD Anderson?

    Are you being treated at MD Anderson?
  22. Thread: Concerned

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    Sorry to hear this. That is a rather diverse set...

    Sorry to hear this. That is a rather diverse set of symptoms, which do not sound very cancer-like to me. Any cancer that was so advanced as to produce such profound constitutional symptoms would be...
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    Just keep that prayer handy! Some days, that will...

    Just keep that prayer handy! Some days, that will be about all you can offer.

    And yes, gratitude is one virtue which applies to all aspects of life.
  24. CAR-T: Steroids seem to mitigate cytokine release syndrome, neurotoxicity.

    For those considering the rapidly advancing CAR-T therapy, here is a quick summary of a small cohort study which used steroids in combination with CAR-T to mitigate the potentially fatal cytokine...
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    Since there is absolutely no peer reviewed...

    Since there is absolutely no peer reviewed evidence, and cautions are associated with food grade as well as pest grade diatomaceous earth, one should/must ask advice from a physician before any such...
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