A website to provide support for people who have or have had any type of cancer, for their caregivers and for their family members.
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 28 of 28

Thread: Newly diagnosed

  1. #21
    Newbie Regular User
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    14
    UBLauren,
    Glad you are feeling better. When do you go for your scans? Thank you for telling me about your experience. It helps me to know what to expect. I know itís going to be hard. Sometimes I wonder if Iím strong enough to do it. Iím such a baby when I donít feel good! I bought a notebook to take plenty of notes.

  2. #22
    Regular User
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    29
    My next scan is on November 5th, so I'm back in the waiting game. How was your appointment at MD Anderson?

  3. #23
    Newbie Regular User
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    14
    My appt went well. The oncologist feels like it may have been caught early enough to just have a radical hysterectomy with no treatment. Of course that will depend on what my pet scan says and what he finds during surgery, but it has me a feeling more hopeful. I had my scan yesterday so just waiting to hear the results.

  4. #24
    Moderator Top User jorola's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,756
    This is good news Jamie. Let us know what the scan says.
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED - no evidence of disease
    Aug 2019 - 5 yrs NED and discharged from cancer clinic!!!!!

  5. #25
    Newbie Regular User
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    14
    Still no results on my scan I had done Friday! Does it usually take so long? The wait is torture.

  6. #26
    Senior User
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    172
    Hey Jamie, anything yet? It does usually take a while. Up to a week I think.

  7. #27
    Newbie Regular User
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    14
    I finally heard from them yesterday. Appears it has not spread so I can finally relax a little and breathe!! I go for mri tomorrow so theyíll know exact tumor size.

    Did anyone have to go home with a catheter after surgery? Iím worried about my dogs getting hung up in the tubing!
    Last edited by JamieK; 08-23-2018 at 06:06 PM.

  8. #28
    Regular User
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    29
    I did not go home with a catheter. I stayed in the hospital overnight, and my catheter was removed a few hours after surgery.

 

Similar Threads

  1. My Dad is Newly Diagnosed
    By mommytotwo in forum Pancreatic Cancer Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-20-2011, 02:15 PM
  2. newly diagnosed
    By Sharon in forum Breast Cancer Forum
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 12-20-2004, 06:08 PM
  3. Newly diagnosed with melanoma
    By klp in forum Melanoma and Skin Cancer Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-23-2004, 09:00 PM
  4. newly diagnosed with lots of questions
    By sgishelly in forum Breast Cancer Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-21-2004, 02:16 AM
  5. Is a chest xray normal protocol when newly diagnosed?
    By dragonfly in forum Breast Cancer Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-09-2004, 02:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •