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I recently have been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. I have one tumor in the right lung, and several metastisized in lymph nodes in the left neck, shoulder, and armpit. I have been undergoing only chemotherapy treatment (gemcitabine and carboplatin) for the past eight weeks. There has been little or no response to these, so we have discussed a study chemo being researched at Duke University, as a second round effort. In order to meet the criteria for the study, I must continue with no response for some more time.

I've been suffering from COPD/Emphysema for years. During this time, I have learned to accept the reality of terminal illness, and have been able to easily transfer the acceptance to the relatively shorter term of the cancer. My wife and I are focusing on getting personal and financial matters cleaned up, so we can spend some quality time together.

Inland Empire Nu Voices Association (IENV)

The Inland Empire Nu Voices Association has been working with the American Cancer Society in Riverside, San Diego, Palm Springs and most of Southern California to include Oakland since 1998 officially and since 1974 as a recognized head and neck cancer support group operating as a 501 [c] [3] non profit organization. We are sponsored in part by the American Cancer Society, the Loma Linda University Medical Center, and other like orgainzation including being a member of the International and California Associations of Laryngectomees.

IENV also founded Stomp Butts Program used widely in So

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new york trip

well, we did it! just got back today the 24th, had a great time visited ny for 3 days and toured the east coast for 6 days. we took it at her pace and made lots of memories and took lots of pics. i guess if we had to do it all over, i would make each city a longer visit. it's very hard to travel and then visit that city on the same day. but we made it and we will do more if the good LORD will allow.

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Making jelly, drying pears

As I type I notice that my fingers are purple from picking the almost last blackberries (sigh). The kitchen counter is loaded with pears, plums, and plum juice. The floor is sticky and the fruit flies unrelenting. Thank goodness the weather is not hot - canning is a steamy job. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini are also sitting on the counter. Oh, the beautiful colors. Oh the jumble of canner, steamer, dehydrator, peeler, compost can, jars, lids...

The hummingbirds left weeks ago and now the finches are beginning to leave. The flowers are bright, one last hurrah before it frosts. The corn stalks are turning tan and the pumpkins bright orange on this dazzling blue sky day.

Fallopian Tube Cancer

I had a hystorectomy on Sept 9th, 2009, when the pathology came back it showed I had Fallopian tube cancer. I go see an oncologist on Monday the 28th. What should I expect witha all of this news?

The Summer it all began July 2009

Hi everyone, Im cristine and I have breast cancer. I'm on a journey of peace and wellness I will not let cancer take my life. I have a wonderful medical team they all say I will be ok and I know I will be fine. The only time I have had support was surgery day and that was from a old flame lol.. need i say more. I'm not as nutty as my medical team may think and I have never been so red in the face, I know the meaning of humility .I would like nothing more not to go back to the docs to save grace, but graceful is not in the outlines of cancer treatment. I may cry when i get home and want to climb into bed and pull the blankets over my head and never hear the words MEDICAL TEAM again and so p o that i have been exposed this way .

Beauty for Ashes

Sept 23, 2009

Is. 61:3 "To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them BEAUTY FOR ASHES, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."

Here I am. My name is Grace. I live in New Mexico. In July 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had lumpectomy and 29 lymph nodes out of 32 tested positive.

Originally, I was told it was stage 3. The first meeting with the oncologist went okay, although we were all guarded. He talked, I listened. I asked questions, he answered. We were strangers. All I could think was this prayer "I'm supposed to trust this stranger. I need to trust. I want to trust. Lord, please help me trust."

MULTI-CANCER SUVIVOR

I am a Multi-Cancer survivor and have been told that STRESS is my ENEMY, so therefore I find that there are programs that I am not eligible for although my doctors have warned me about STRESS. I just don't know what to do. I also am a widow and on disability (Medicare). I am a few dollars over the limit to get Medicaid and only get 16 dollars in food stamp. I just had a scare concerning breast cancer and the test is going on now. Where is the help for a person like me. Although I keep a positive attitude, I need help.

Tonsil Lymphoma

Hello everybody. This is my first time ever "blogging" so please bear with me while I tell my story and get to my questions. I am computer illiterate please be patient. An ent biopsyied my left tonsil and said I have lymphoma. At the cancer center they ordered a PET scan from a local hospital and they said the cancer is only in the left tosil and does not extend into any tissues or other lymph nodes. But I have some puzzling questions. They have done numerous blood tests but no cancer has ever shown up in the blood. They did a bone marrow biopsy and everything was perfect. I have no other symptoms.

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Tamoxofen

I'm having trouble taking that first tamox. pill. I don't want to take it. I don't want to suffer from the hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings. Not looking forward to it at all. I am going to cut the pills in half, my onocologist said it was OK to do so, but still. My mom was one of the rare ones, the 1% who got uterine cancer from taking it after five years. My onocologist said that I will need pap smears and uterine ultra sounds every six months. *Sigh* I'm just so scared about the side effects. But I guess the side effects beat the alternative. I do want to get back to 'normal.' But it will never be 'normal' again, will it? That is one of the things that makes this cancer thing so hard. Everything forever changed the day we heard 'cancer.' And it will never be the same again. One guy in my church said, "Cancer sucks." Indeed it does.

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