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Metstatic Melanoma Survivors Network Support Group Needed

deborahshemesh's picture
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2008

All metstatic cancer patients are encouraged to join this sight.
As a 28 year metastatic malignant melanoma survivor; I have a
history of 11 metastasis and iotrogenic disease as a result of
the many bouts of treatments including radiation. I would
like to know how many long term metastatic patients are alive,
and if so, has anyone been diagnosed with Radiation Induced
Osteo - Neurcrosis? My Cancer Story can be read at
www.deborahshemesh.com - I encourage others to share their
story with me at the above listed site.

Posts: 2
Joined: Nov 2008

hi debora , i would be interested in corresponding with others with simular disease .i have physical limitations now and find it difficult to work full time ;because of lymphadema and joint pain after being on my feet for 3or4days at work ... any suggestions ???

artizan's picture
Posts: 60
Joined: Oct 2008

There have been some other posts about the American's with Disabilities Act. I think they are under Long Term effects of treatment. About 7 posts down from the top - "Cancer patients now protected under ADA".

deborahshemesh's picture
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2008

Any side effects from received Cancer treatments qualify for disability.
You should not have to suffer needlessly by trying to afford to work
several hours a day on your feet. Tom T, you will have to be specially
careful of all physical dis-comfort in your body. Dis-comfort tells
you that you have to move into a comfort zone. I'm not talking
about watching Jerry Springer all day, but perhaps there will be
other things you can do that make you any extra income that you may
need. I currently volunteer/teach at the local Senior Center 45 minutes
twice a week. It helps to stay involved in community and other
outreach programs. Medicare, Medicare, Medicare and the protection
of the ADA. To find hope, resources, visit wwwldeborahshemesh.com
under references on the Home Page.

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