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  1. Thread: CD23 Question.

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    Sorry to hear this. Is your doctor an oncologist...

    Sorry to hear this. Is your doctor an oncologist or a hematologist? You really need a hematologist - and an excellent one - if your diagnosis is in doubt. You are near several excellent NCI rated...
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    Finally, a bit of relief! Very good to hear from...

    Finally, a bit of relief! Very good to hear from you - as we know life gets busy, and especially at this time of year. Almost surreal that, after all these years and after all of the procedures and...
  3. Bump for anyone in the Pacific Northwest...

    Bump for anyone in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Idaho. Oregon, British Columbia) who wants to take advantage of the opportunity to speak one-on-one with of of the best hematologists in the...
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    Very sorry to hear this. 1. Google is a...

    Very sorry to hear this.

    1. Google is a shovel: the more you use it, the deeper the hole you dig for yourself.
    2. Worrying to death when no sign of disease exists, is a clear sign of anxiety. ...
  5. Hope for relapsed/refractory Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma patients

    December 7th, 2019, at the 2019 American Society of Hematologists (ASH) meeting in Orlando, Florida, Verastem Oncology released promising results of a phase 2 PRIMO study employing Duvelisib...
  6. Thread: lymph node

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    If it is any comfort, we are in the year of...

    If it is any comfort, we are in the year of unidentified viruses. I am just clearing up from my 6th or 7th this year. Doctor felt several lymph nodes which were 1.0, maybe 1.5 cm. Even though I have...
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    Sorry to hear of this. First, he does not have...

    Sorry to hear of this. First, he does not have cancer. How can I say this? We have a motto here:


    It helps us to remain sane. Certainly he has some diagnostics to undergo, but remember that he...
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    Moderators do have the privilege of longer...

    Moderators do have the privilege of longer signatures. That is only one of the many benefits that come with the stratospheric ($0) pay we get.
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    Sorry to hear of this. Google is a shovel. The...

    Sorry to hear of this. Google is a shovel. The more you use it, the deeper the hole you dig for yourself. From my experience, In our 30s, we begin to notice that we are not immortal. Things are sore...
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    Sorry to hear of this. I think it is way too...

    Sorry to hear of this. I think it is way too early to think cancer. Children and youths do not get slow-growing cancers. They get the aggressive ones in which he would be progressively sicker in a...
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    Amen! Great to hear. Thank you for checking back...

    Amen! Great to hear. Thank you for checking back in!
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    Sorry to hear of this. Activated lymphocytes are...

    Sorry to hear of this. Activated lymphocytes are consistent with infection, either bacterial, viral of fungal. The rest? Light up doctor's phone line and get some answers. My case is anecdotal, but...
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    If your underlying health will allow, just begin...

    If your underlying health will allow, just begin with the current state of the art in treatment. If it works, fine! If it does not, wish granted! Ask about "off-label use", as that would be...
  14. Strike one: You are living in the most anxious...

    Strike one: You are living in the most anxious culture in human history.
    Strike two: You are in the most anxious age bracket.
    Strike 3? Anxiety can produce each and every symptom you have and...
  15. Thread: Advice?

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    That is pure pathology language. A microbiologist...

    That is pure pathology language. A microbiologist might be able to assist, but alas, I am not one.

    I do know that elevated eosinophils relate to immune response - consistent with an allergic...
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    5-6 years in my case. Acupuncture? Hard to see...

    5-6 years in my case. Acupuncture? Hard to see how that would help.
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    Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Normally, it...

    Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Normally, it takes some years of using a drug as second line therapy before it is allowed to be used as first line. Case in point is Adcetris, which was approved in...
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    Will they allow for a second opinion? If so, I...

    Will they allow for a second opinion? If so, I would think it is time to begin agitating for one.
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    Brain tumor

    Doctor called with the MRI results. There is a small Cerebral Cavernoma in my frontal lobe. That is roughly as follows:
    It can lead to hemorrhage, but does not seem likely at this point. So, I...
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    As always, sorry to hear of your difficulties. I...

    As always, sorry to hear of your difficulties. I had chemotherapy-related neuropathy after primary treatment in 2008. My hands slowly improved to where I did not really notice it, but my feet were...
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    Very sorry to hear this. Her prognosis will...

    Very sorry to hear this. Her prognosis will depend much on which type of cancer it is. Is she being seen at a major cancer center?
  22. Thread: Confused in GA

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    Sorry to hear this. With all of the testing and...

    Sorry to hear this. With all of the testing and scanning that has been done, rest assured that it is extremely unlikely that cancer could hide form that. Besides, cancer progresses exponentially. You...
  23. A better question might be: why are you thinking...

    A better question might be: why are you thinking cancer at all? Do you have a cancer history? Anyone on your family? If so, there is genetic testing, but that is more preventative.

    Have a look at...
  24. Sorry to hear of this. Are there other symptoms?...

    Sorry to hear of this. Are there other symptoms? If not, then they may have given the colonoscopy a lower priority. You may be able to have an earlier appointment with a colo-rectal specialist. Such...
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    Noise. As difficult as it is to deal with now, we...

    Noise. As difficult as it is to deal with now, we all seem to get used to it - to a greater or lesser degree.
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