Back in 2005, when I was 54, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer that was not the wait and see type. My wife and I went to our cottage and had a very emotional weekend deciding on the options. We opted for an aggressive "slay the dragon" approach. The removal was very successful. Fast forward to September of 2013 and I was diagnosed with CLL, stage 0. I find CCL more difficult to get my mind around than the prostate issue. It is probably because there is no specific target that can effectively be dealt with and removed.
Not sure how to post an update, which I did, but apparently was wrong. Would like your thoughts after reading my update post.
Hi, I`m the parent of a young woman recently diagnosed with BC HER2+ wanting to learn more about the experiences of others with this particular type of cancer. She`s considering some options for treatment, one being a combination of taxol and herceptin. Has anyone been through this regimen or something similar?
Mid Sept: Bilateral tonsilectomy removed cancer from my left tonsil.
Early Oct: Cancer removed from two lymph nodes on the left side of my neck.
Early Nov: Began chemotheropy and radiation for any microscopic cancer that may exist. thirty two treatments of radiation, and three of chemotheropy.
Projected finish mid Dec.
I have had one session of chemo, and eight treatments of radiation.
Yesterday I emailed a friend. I was asking her about her husband. I had heard he had a kidney removed and that they were still waiting for pathology results. After watching my husband during my breast cancer treatment, I try to reach out to the caregivers.
Anyway my friend had renal carcinoma, so now he will live the checkup every 6 months. That is what I live with, come see us every 6 months.
Hi. I'm 57, and a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with a Squamous Cell Carcinoma in my left foot in the Spring of 2002. It was the most painful experience of my life, and without Morphine every day for five months, I could not have coped. I was successfully treated (Radiotherapy - 20 days) in October of the same year.
I was in area heavily sprayed (II Corp)by AO during a 3 month peroid from November '68 to Feb. '69! I lost my right kidney to renal cell carcinoma in 2003! I followed up in four months with CT scan and was told that it had metastized to both lungs! My Oncologist gave me 50-50 chance to make it! Well Iam on the "good" side of the 50-50!
I only recently found out about the link to AO! I also have type II diabetes and have filed a claim for that! I was awarded compensation but it hasn't started yet!
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My dad, age 76 was just diagnosed with lymphatoid granulomatosis, after almost a year of in and out of hospitals and several misdiagnoses.
They havent started with any treatment yet, still doing more tests. Does anyone have more information on this condition, it seems not very comon.
Saw my surgeon today for the post-surgical visit. Lymph nodes were benign which is good news. Margins around lump were clear. However, excision of the ductal carcinoma in situ was so close to the skin over the nipple that there was not enough tissue to excise an adequate margin. He is going to talk to the radiation oncologist to see if radiology could be used to kill any potential remaining cells along with the chemo which is coming.