my name is Diane , i am in pennsylvania. i was operated on on september 5th of this year to remove a 13 cm GIST , supposedly they got it all and on october 16 th , i went on 400 mg of gleevic, i have to take it for 3 years. i have a feeling it will come back cause they told me i am high risk cause it was so big. to add to my misery , my husband passed away september 13 th of this year - not a normal death by all means ... so i had a double wammy ! wondering when my GIST will rear its ugly head again ?
I believe that even though cancer patients suffer and sometimes die. They should know that each one of our clinical experiences advance knowledge in the defeat of cancer. If nothing at all.....we can take some sort of solice in that.
This website is also a great tool of research and knowledge on how to cope with our disease.
I need to talk to someone about 4th bought of NHL
i wrote this after my first round of intraperitoneal chemotherapy when i got back to the little house in san pablo on 23rd and market street some friends let me live there for free until i was able to get my finances in order... i loved living there, no one understood why, it was a survival neighborhood ... full of survivors ... i sat down on the grass beside the little garden i had started in the front yard and wrote this...
✧❀╮° ✧today is tuesday, november 28th, 2006
Signing up on this network - hoping to connect with other women in a similar situation to mine.
Last January I was diagnosed with angiosarcoma. The chemo drug was Taxoil and it did not shrink the tumor, which was removed with surgery. The cancer has spread to my liver and lung. The chemo drugs they are using now is Adriamycin and ifosfamide. Is there anyone out there who has had success with these chemo drugs?
My son is 9 years old and was recently diagnosed with a grade II diffuse fibrillary glioma (astrocytoma) in the mid brainstem. He has suffered migraines since kindergarten and now they have developed into status migraines lasting for weeks at a time. His tumor is in the Mesencephalon. We have been told by his NO that these tumors are normally found in the pons. He has no physical deficits yet but has significant cognitive deficits. We have been told it is inoperable and are taking a wait and see approach which as a parent is unacceptable to me.
I am new to the site. Feeling a little lost and helpless. Here's my story.
My mom went to the hospital for a stomach ache and we jus found out its stage 4 stomach cancer within 2 weeks, the doctors gave us a life span of months to a year...she wants to eat but cant hod it down its like it blocking her from eating...total sucks,she had 2 radiations and she starts jer third on monday...hoping and praying for the best