This is my first post as I just registered. I have been diagnosed with rectal cancer. There is no tumor but I had a positive lymph node. I had a colon resection on May 15. I have not had chemo or radiation. I will meet with the Oncologist on June 2. Any suggestions or advice? Thanks!
I've noticed an interesting trend on one of the canzer message boards I frequent. There is a large amount of talk and debate about survival stats. How accurate they are, whether they've improved for stage IV crc survivors, whether the information is useful, etc. Of course arguements ensue and I find the whole thing quite entertaining. Now, you know I wouldn't put myself in the middle of anything....Let's just say that I have a mailbox full of private emails of support from people that fear the rath of a frequent poster that disagrees with me on almost anything. (She is a scientist and I am a dreamer. I think she secretly loves me)
god is so uanderfull he gave 2 lifes after that cancer he made me born again but now with a power ov a prayer ,beliven in what he can do he is everything for me i dont fill sick at all i just fill happy because he gave another chance to do right this time i will not smoke again not drink my brain out no deprression have place on my life i not fill alone anymore not worry about litle things because i have one god who can take care of every thing for me ,so i am living my life and been happy.
I have always been aware of various cancers and have had two grandmothers and many friends with cancer, but Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 I was made aware of a cancer called esophageal cancer, which was new to me.
My Father called to let me know that the Doctor who did a endoscopy just told him that he had a tumor in his throat and that was what was causing him to have trouble swallowing. The Doctor said he was 98% sure that it was cancer. They scheduled him for a CAT scan, took a biopsy and a MRI and told him to come back Thursday, May 21st. He and I both agreed that we wouldn't think it was cancer.
I want to reach out to cancer survivers in these areas. Let us help each other. I have colon cancer. I had colonrectal sirgery in March 2009. I have not even begun cheme yet.I am confused about the right choice to make about SSI or SSD. I not sure which choice will be best for my medical corerage. I would like to hear from others who have used Florida shared cost medicaid. There experience if this is a good choice to take. Specifics on how the coverage works. I get way to many difference answers from department of children and families.
i had inflamitory breast ca when i was 42. i'm now 69. i had extensive radiation for
six week while also getting chemo. the chemo was a 1 and half year course changing
every 6 months. i was able to finish raising my three children. i have been divorced
for 30 years. so now i have problems with the damaged tissue from the cobalt treatments.
i'm looking for some help with my problems.
Hi everyone, great to be a member of this site, discovered it by accident although I am aware of the ACS. I'm a lung cancer patient although a long term survivor, having been diagnosed over 20 years ago. Since my diagnosis I have been an advocate in many ways, cant leave it alone really sometimes I think thats enough then I read somthing about the disease and I find 'there I go again' right back in with it. At present I'm the patient rep on a UK feasability study into screening for lung cancer patients. I know America have had the same project going for a number of years along with many European countries.
Well here I am where I didn't want to be for several more years. I was diagnosed with Prostate cancer about one month ago at age 54. I knew my chances of having the cancer were higher since my dad was diagnosed when he was 67 with a Gleason 3. But I'm only 54 and a Gleason 7 predominately 4+3 in 5 of the 12 biopsys. This inspite of having the PSA done every year. Hit 4.2 and then 4.6 one week later so Dr. wanted the bopsys to rule out Prostate cancer! Ha, instead I found out I have it. Well I'm actively exploring my treatment options and am strongly leaning towards robotic surgery at Vanderbilt in Nasvhille, Tn. with a Dr. Joesph Smith. Any one have experience with the Dr or the robot?
I was talking to an online friend today and our new board here was mentioned. It also brought up an interesting topic. I am a Christian. I hesitate these days to acknowledge that. It's embarrassing sometimes.
When the word 'religion' comes up, the assumption by many (including non-believers and believers alike) is that 'Christian' is what is meant. Those two words are not synonymous. Religion comes in so many forms, including ones that don't include a deity.
When religion becomes a weapon (we've all seen it happen) Christians come out of the woodwork with the most un-Christian-like behavior I've ever seen. I want to stand up for those Christians that choose to behave in a Christ-like manner. That lead by example and show love to the unlovely. Christ sought out non-believers, prostitutes, drug addicts, and the greedy thieving tax collector. There is a difference between bad choices/behavior and evil. I don't treat evil the same as poor or different choices.
As many of you know I have been writing poetry since my breast cancer journey began. I am so happy to say that my book:
"Fighting My Way Through Breast Cancer With Poetry" by Diana Ballinger has been published and will be released in the next two weeks and for sale on:
www.BookSurge.com, www.Amazon.com, www.Abebooks.com and www.Alibris.com. My book's listing will appear on www.BooksinPrint.com and www.GlobalBooksinPrint.com.
Getting this published was the #1 item on my bucket list and all of you were my inspiration and support as I achieved this. Thank you and God Bless!ladydi1