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    Hello, Sarah- My mom had NSCLC about 10 years...

    Hello, Sarah-

    My mom had NSCLC about 10 years ago. It was accidentally found while scanning for something else. If I recall, it was probably about the same size as your mum's "shadow." The doctors...
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    I'm not experienced with cervical cancer by any...

    I'm not experienced with cervical cancer by any means, but it sounds like you're taking the right approach to your health. You've tested positive for HPV, and while that is a primary cause of...
  3. Very interesting and informative information,...

    Very interesting and informative information, David. Thank you!
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    I'm glad that I could provide you with a useful...

    I'm glad that I could provide you with a useful answer!

    There is definitely a psychology behind cancer, in general. It has its own mystique for non-patients, and for patients, the psychological...
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    Hello, Melisande- You say your doctor is...

    Hello, Melisande-

    You say your doctor is "leaning against" immunotherapy, which if you described accurately, sounds as though the doctor could be persuaded otherwise. I don't know much about...
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    Hello, Angel123- I am sorry that you did not...

    Hello, Angel123-

    I am sorry that you did not receive the user experience you were expecting, especially under the stress of your mother's diagnosis. I can assure you that we do not harvest emails...
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    Hi, Melisande. Nice to hear your update. I have...

    Hi, Melisande. Nice to hear your update. I have to say that I’m perplexed that a doctor suggested immunotherapy following your chemoradiation. It sounds speculative at this point, at the best. To...
  8. From the abstract: The key phrase is the...

    From the abstract:



    The key phrase is the following:



    What we have from the abstract is a hypothesis. A hypothesis is the basis for all pharmaceutical medicines, including drugs used for...
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    Hello, Nevermore- I remember when I was in...

    Hello, Nevermore-

    I remember when I was in college--a non-traditional student at the time, and maybe a few years younger than you are now. Due to my classes, work and other activities, I let a bad...
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    Hello, Riktar...I'm glad you chose to share your...

    Hello, Riktar...I'm glad you chose to share your experience with head & neck cancer. It will undoubtedly be of value to many others who frequent this forum. I wish you a long, healthy, cancer-free...
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    Hello, Riktar- Many of your experiences sound...

    Hello, Riktar-

    Many of your experiences sound almost like mine. When you say your cancer was caused by "Type 16," I assume you mean HPV-16, which is a very common cause of head & neck cancer in...
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    My radiation oncologist's office provided some...

    My radiation oncologist's office provided some adhesive cool gel pads, which are also available in Walgreen's and CVS stores, and you can certainly experiment with the other regimens to see what...
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    Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you've been...

    Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you've been diagnosed with this cancer, but I'm glad that you found your way to this site when you did.

    How are you feeling? The radiation to the mouth area starts...
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    There are special brands of formula designed for...

    There are special brands of formula designed for enteral (tube) feeding, and as long as your aunt is consuming the prescribed number of cartons, she should be able to maintain her weight. Granted,...
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    It sounds like the medical personnel followed the...

    It sounds like the medical personnel followed the proper protocols. I don't know the exact location of the initial throat cancer, but it's possible it was missed the first time your aunt was scanned....
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    Hello, I'm sorry to hear of your aunt's diagnosis...

    Hello, I'm sorry to hear of your aunt's diagnosis and her new, or previously undetected cancer in her lungs. Can you tell us where your aunt is being treated?

    Normally when cancer is first...
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    Every patient is different, Melisanda; you should...

    Every patient is different, Melisanda; you should probably discuss what you're feeling with your doctors.
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    If you care to share a link, Melisande, I'd be...

    If you care to share a link, Melisande, I'd be interested to read your blog posts.

    All the best as you continue your treatments.
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    Hi, Joe...I've been thinking about you and...

    Hi, Joe...I've been thinking about you and wondering how your results went. While I'm sorry to hear that the diagnosis was cancer, I think this will be very treatable, and you have an excellent...
  20. Hello- I'm very sorry to hear the loss of your...

    Hello-

    I'm very sorry to hear the loss of your sister; I can tell from the beautiful way you described her, that she was very dear to you. I don't claim to be a doctor, nor can I interpret some of...
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    CT and PET scans are not reliable diagnostic...

    CT and PET scans are not reliable diagnostic tests for cancer, so I would try to be patient until your biopsy results are shared. Do you have a date for the follow-up appointment?
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    I think your doctor is taking the right approach;...

    I think your doctor is taking the right approach; your story does not seem a whole lot different from mine, and you're at an age where—when you present with the symptoms you have—its reasonable to do...
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    Melisande--we each process information...

    Melisande--we each process information differently, I suppose. You are certainly free to accept or reject anything you see on this forum, but there's no need to insult us.

    The practice of...
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    Hello- I'm going to be fairly direct...

    Hello-

    I'm going to be fairly direct here...you're not living the most healthy lifestyle right now, and that eventually catches up to you. Your doctor is absolutely correct however, the symptoms...
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    Best wishes, Melisande. You're in a new phase of...

    Best wishes, Melisande. You're in a new phase of your journey.
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