I have been visiting this site since my husband was diagnosed 5 weeks ago with head and neck cancer. I appreciate all the love, humor, and wisdom that is shared. He will be receiving, what appears to be the industry standard, 35 radiation treatments and 3 chemo sessions. We are hopeful for a cure with minimal long-term side effects and that is what I am envisioning for all of you in treatment or just finishing treatment.
HOW did I get myself into this? And more importantly, WHY?
My good friend is dying from stage 4 renal cancer. By the time he found out, it was too late to really do anything abou it. Inside of a month he's gone from functioning on his own and still working, to not being able to get off the couch or his bed to get food or drink or use the bathroom.
When I found out, I sat next to him, beside him, and I've been there ever since. MY choice. I am not regretting it. I am however, tired.
I have been been putting off being a member. I read your posts and you have such great
information and admiration from me. Thirty years ago I had a kidney removed for cancer. No tests nothing afterward.
Fainted in 2010 chest x-ray found lung tumor was removed and a tumor with petscan was found where
kidney was removed. Was then watched and now on votrient 2 pills a day.
I'm new this blogging thing. My husband was just diagnosis with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary gland. He have to have surgery the first week of November. We need some information from people who been through this. Any information would help. We only been marry for 5 months. Thank you. Evonne
My name is Jose Perez. In november 1991 I was wrestling around with my brothers and cousion and I was on the floor on back and sudenly I relaized that my whole right body was palzayed. I was eight year old at the time. I was so confused, my parent rush me to Wake Forest baptist medical Center in Winston-Salem NC. The diasgnose was a brain tumor probable astrocytoma of the left parietal lobe. On july of 1992 i was rushed to Wake Forest baptist medical Center again.
This is the week after my husband Brian's second chemo treatment. He has stage four throat cancer.
SAW HEAD doc today NO CANCER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEAT ATC THANK YOU
My brother was diagnosed this week with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and has a tumor on his omentum. He was told that it is inoperable and will begin chemotherapy next week. My brother even asked if, should the cancer shrink considerably through his treatments, it may be operable. The categoric answer returned was "no"; they do not allow for the remote possibility that surgery may be an option. He is at a top Boston hospital. Needless to say, our family is devastated and in shock. Additionally, we are searching our brains out on the internet trying to find a
I RECENTLY JOINED CSN AND AM HAPPY TO REPORT THAT AFTER READING THE MANY STORIES HERE I AM AGAIN FEELING OPTIMISTIC ABOUT LIFE.
I'll try to backfill with the few things that have happened so far. Thought I'd keep kind of a diary to point people at if they're interested, rather than subjecting people to email updates if they're not (and really, who needs a daily I've-got-CANCER-death-destruction-blahblahblah email?).