I am in the beginning stage of decided if I should stay local, small town for treatment or go to specialists for surgery? I'm looking to avoid unnecessary surgery and I want my whole person treated, not just the cancer. I am open for suggestions.
I am a 52 year old female. Athletic, thin and I thought very healthy. I eat very healthy. What a shock to find out my difficulty swallowing was esophageal cancer. I was just diognosed 12-18-13. I don't know what direction to go. I have read Knockout by Suzanne Somers and lean towards holistic treatment. I have read so much about trational do and dont's......my poor husband is my Cancer Warrior, he is my research guru. We need imput from those who are going thru the same.
As a cancer survivor, I spent three years performing daily resections of severe radiation wounds. On a daily basis, I was forced to tear the radiated scabs on my skin, in order to ease the inflammation and throbbing pain at multiple sites. As I tore away the scabs on my wounds, excess bleeding and pain was the result. The relief that followed each resection was only temporary, as layers of radiated tissue soon surfaced and replaced the old scabs with new ones.
I have a very rare soft tissue sacroma. You will see this kind 1 in three years. The name is so long I can never remember it. My first surgury is tue Jan 7th. I is on my lower left leg.
I am the only second patient they have seen at the university.
I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in Oct. 2013. I had a complete thyroidectomy Dec 5th, 2013. I just had Radioactive Iodine treatment on Thursday Jan 2nd.
I am fairly new to creating a blog for anything. I was diagnosed on Dec. 18th of 2013 with stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma cancer..I am 46 years old and a newlywed of 8 months..My wife and I have known each other for 30 years as she was a high school crush who reunited after 28 years. She lost a daughter in 2008 to cancer (brain tumor) at the age of 19... I am having a PET SCAN on Friday Jan. 3 then surgery on Jan.
Kristina was a friend from work. I represented her as a union rep on a health claim. On dec 23 she took her life. She was 29 and beautiful and nice and smart and sexy and kind and my friend. Not sure if she just let go or could not hold on anymore. Life for me is about perspective, living or dying. I want to live.
This isn't my family's first go-round with terminal cancer. My mother passed away in 1992 from malignant melanoma. She was 42. I was 17. We took care of her at home. But this isn't her story. It is my Dad's. My only remaining parent. At 39, with a husband, two kids, two homes, two cars... I feel like a child about to be orphaned.
Prostate Cancer Survivor - 2006 radical surgery at Hopkins, followed by radiation at SU Upstate.
PSA negligible...today. PSA was 3.4 at time of surgery with biopsy (12) Gleason avg. 7.5