A first time colonoscopy procedure has turned into an increasingly bad dream. The mass went from a well differentiated grade 2 neuroendocrine tumor to a liver metastasis. My colorectal surgeon will not operate to resect it, but wants me to see an oncologist like yesterday.
How can I get my seemingly inexperienced oncologist under my HMO refer me to the carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program, Dr. Edward Wolin?
I found out I had Cancer at the age of 24 on April 30th of 2012. It was squamous cell carcinoma found on the base of my tongue. I underwent 36 radiations and 9 chemos. It was a very tramatic yet empowering experience to say the least. I am now cancer free YAY....but I feel like I constantly in fear of getting it again. The way I basically found out that I had cancer in the first place was due to having an ear ache for a couple months that just didnt seem to go away. I now have an ear ache again that has spread to both ears....so yeah I have anxiety like crazy. I had scheduled a Dr.
To have your family by your side during a difficult battle with cancer is a great thing.. We lost our father, mother, brother in law, sister in law and cousin to cancer. Our younger brother has been fighting his battle with cancer for 3 years now. He is trying but getting weaker now- so far we are able to care for him at home.
Our mother was able to sky dive a month before she passed away. We were able to keep our mother at home during her battle and she passed away in her sleep 4 years ago.
I am a 64yo female who has multiple health issues, all stable now.
While scanning my liver because of high liver enzymes, they discovered my
kidney had a possible neoplasm in the left kidney. Turns out it was on 4.0 but smack between
NOT SURE HOW TO DO THIS BUT..............HERE GOES
I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE TO ME AND MY FAMILY
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HEALTHY........OTHER THAN LOTS OF STRESS THE PAST 5 YEARS
MY HUSBAND OF GOING ON 55 YEARS WENT INTO KIDNEY FAILURE CHRISTMAS EVE 2008
WAS IN THE HOSPITAL 11 DAYS...WENT ON DIALYSIS...THEN AFTER GOING ON IT HAS BEEN 3 DAYS A WEEK 4 HOURS A DAY
THEN HE FELL HAD A BRAIN BLEED...HAD BRAIN SURGERY NOW CAN'T BE LEFT ALONE
LAST YEAR 2 MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL ON LIFGE SUPPORT DUE TO SEPSI'S INFECTION
On October 2012 my mother at the age of 70 developed a non-operatable tumer in the back of her head blocking her veiw on one side. She was an active women who ran Marathons with my sister since she turned 50years old. I at that time was introduced to CD-47 animal trials by a friend who had a family memeber with cancer. On July 29th 2013 I lost my mother to this tumor and in Aug 7th 2013 my wife was diagnosed with a reoccuring tumor in her bladder that has been kept at bay with BCG Chemo.
Hi, my name is Cat. I was diagnosed with EC in october at that time stage 3 but pet scan showed something in my hip and now am being treated as stage 4, I am not happy I have had to come to this site, but I am happy to find people like me, fighting tooth and nail to beat this crap we have been handed.
Doctors said i had 0 chance to survive 17 months later GOD HAS THE LAST WORD! SURVIVOR OF ANAPLASTIC THYROID CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!
I mentioned to my wife that I was having some trouble remembering how to do things at work, my wife had me talk to my Dr. about it. within a week, had MRI, called back in the am for a contrast MRI and CT.that was just after my 63rd birrthday in Oct, 2013.
MRI found over 20 areas in my brain, they are everywhere. CT found the "mother ship", a non-small cell cancer in my left lung the size of a tennis ball. and some in the lymph nodes.
I am writing again, with reservations, because I know that I shall just continue on with the ranting and raving which is permeated with self-pity. But I do hope that if anyone were to read this I might have infused it with some meaningful insights beneficial for someone else. I would not want to waste some hard-learned insights.