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ladyg
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It has been 3 years today since I heard the words "you have cancer". I am happy that I have been dancing with NED since I finished treatment. I was doing fine today until I got a phone call from a close friend. He told me that they suspect he may have prostrate cancer. He is going for a biopsy on the 9th and asked if I would be able to take him. Of course my answer was yes. I told him I will do whatever he needs as his wife is not well and totally dependent on him.

Needless to say I feel kind of bummed out now.

Cancer stinks and needs to be stopped!!!

Hugs,

Georgia

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Christmas Girl
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Cancer sucks!

Sending hopeful best wishes for your friend. And for you - for continued NED status for many, many years to come.

Kind regards, Susan

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Ritzy
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Yes it does!  :(  I will keep your friend in my prayers Georgia.  Wishing you a lifetime of NED!

Sue :)

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DebbyM
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I am so glad that NED is still dancing with you Georgia!  That is great!  Sending lots of prayers for your friend and his family. 

Hugs, Debby

Pink Rose
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Congrats on three years with NED!  Praying for your friend.

Hugs,

Rose

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SIROD
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I hope your friend doesn't have prostrate cancer.  I am so sorry for his situation.  It is always harder to do alone and with a wife that isn't well, that the pits.  

 

Kudos on your own status.

 

Best,

Doris

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DianeBC
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Up and down is right.  I am sorry and am sending prayers for your friend.  Congratulations on 3 years dancing with NED!

Hugs, Diane

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Angie2U
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I know you need a hug so I am sending bunches to you!  Praying your friend doesn't have cancer!  Keep us updated!

Congrats to you on your cancerversary! 

Hugs, Angie

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Kylez
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Congrats Georgia on your 3 years dancing with NED!  Super wonderful!  I know this must be hard on you with your friend, but, try to think positive and we will be praying for him.

Keep us informed to what he finds out.

Hugs, Kylez

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dthompson
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Hi Georgia,

Im so sorry that you are having a bad day, first of all congrads on being NED for 3 years, we just got home form the hospital this afternoon form my wife having a double mast with lympph node removal. My step father has prostate cancer but is living a happy healthy life. Prostate cancer form what I understand is a very slow growing cancer here is a quote directly off of the ACC website concerning prostate cancer  "The good news about prostate cancer is that it usually grows slowly. And 9 out of 10 cases are found in the early stages. Overall, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100% for men with disease confined to the prostate or nearby tissues, and many men live much longer. When the disease has spread to distant areas, that figure drops to 31%. But these numbers are based on men diagnosed at least 5 years ago. The outlook may be better for men diagnosed and treated today".   So just as you are NED there is a very good chance that your friend may be in the early stages which is nearly 100% survival rate.  My step fathers ONC says that even though her has elevated PSA that show early signs of PC, he is not going to begin any type of treatment until his PSA levels raise to an unacceptable level. He is 70 years old and his Onc said even without treatment he could easily live another 10-15 years. It becomes a quality of life issue. They now have robotic surgery that can remove the tumor without any of the old prostate surgery problems such as incontanence (sp) or the inability to get an erection. Not sure how old your friend is but there is hope ahead. With your experiance you can be of great asissitance to him as you can relate to the fears, concerns and feeling he may experiance. So don't be bummed, keep a positive attitude and let him see you as a survivor to give him hope that this beast we call cancer doesn't always win, especially if we fight  like hell.  God bless you, please keep in touch.

 

Dennis

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jnl
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Congrats on NED!  Wishing, praying and hoping for your friend.  Cancer sucks!  Please update us on what your friend finds out.

 

Hugs, Leeza

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ladyg
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Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes for my friend. I will definitely let you know what he finds out. His biopsy is on Tuesday. I'm keeping my finger crossed!

Hugs,

Georgia

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DebbyM
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Crossing my fingers too for your friend Georgia! 

 

Praying, Debby

shirlann54
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Sorry to hear about your friend.I'am 2 years out of treatment for anal cancer .My sister is getting ready to start her chemo next week sometime she has breast cancer .The day her port is put in they will start her chemo that day .The Dr talk to her yesterday She is going to have 4 rounds of chemo .She had her breast removed about 4 weeks ago .There going to do 4 round she forgot to ask  her DR how long  each rounds took is it like 6 week?.And how many times a week . Her cancer is a 1 T .How many rounds did you have .And how many times a week s did you have your chemo.Sorry don't know any one that has breast cancer.Thank you..   shirley

eihtak
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Hi, you may recognize me from the anal cancer board, I am also almost 2yrs post treatment for Stage3b anal cancer. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring, and had a double mastectomy.

I am so sorry to hear about your sister. What type of breast cancer was she diagnosed with? It is unbelievable the things I have learned from people here about breast cancer, and am still often confused. Ther are so many different kinds and treatments when compared to anal cancer. Tho our treatment was "brutal" we were all treated very similar with many comparible side effects. Breast cancer seems to have a much larger varience! You will be a huge help to your sister as a support person who has been through cancer treatment and now dealing with life after.

I will keep you and your sister in my thoughts and prayers.

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Angie2U
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Wishing your friend the best of luck this week!

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Ritzy
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Sending lots of good luck to your friend for his biopsy tomorrow and many hugs to you!  You're a good friend!

Sue :)

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ladyg
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My friend's biopsy has been postponed until next week. They called him on Friday to make sure he had stopped the asprin a day that he takes and with all else he has going on he forgot about that part. They had to reschedule because he has to be off of it for at least 10 days prior. I will let you know what happens. Again thank you all for your prayers and well wishes for him.

Hugs,

Georgia

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kmenurse
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Congrats on the 3 years... So sorry for your friend's journey that he is about to take..

Remember that God will only give you what he feels you can handle... So he must feel you are the right person to help your friend with this journey!!!  Hugs and Prayers going out to you and your friend... Kathy

 

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Alexis F
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That's ok!  We will still be praying for your friend next week Georgia!  Keep us updated!

Hugs, Lex

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Kristin N
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I am sorry they had to postpone your friend's biopsy.  I am sending lots of good luck and prayers for him.

Kristin

survivorbc09
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Thanks for letting us know that your friend's surgery is delayed.  I am sorry it happened, but yes, I remember that you have to be off aspirin for 2 weeks.  It's sad as I know he is probably feeling even more anxious with this delay.  Sending lots of prayers.

Hugs, Jan

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Kylez
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Georgia, do you have a date yet for your friend's surgery?  He will be in my prayers.

 

Pink Rose
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Checked back to see if your friend had his biopsy and if he had any results yet. 

Rose

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ladyg
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had his biopsy done on Tuesday. Now he is playing the waiting game. They told him it would be 5 days before they would have the results.

I did have to get on his case yesterday because he told me he had to drive himself to the ER Tuesday night. He was in a lot of pain and they had to put in a cathater (?) which he will have until next week. Needless to say I was not happy that he didn't call me to take him. He is a very stubborn Irishman and said "Oh it was only 5 minutes from home".

I will let you all know when he gets the results. Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts for him.

Hugs,

Georgia

survivorbc09
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Glad his surgery is over, now comes the waiting.  Hate that.

Praying for him Georgia,

Jan

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DianeBC
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Will be watching for an update.  Prayers and good wishes to your friend.

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Ritzy
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Georgia, I am waving my magic wand that your friend will hear good news, and, if not, that he can be treated easily and quickly.  You are a terrific friend, but, I already knew that.  Thank you for coming on and updating us Georgia.

Sue :)

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Noel
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Thank you for updating us about your friend.  Sending along my prayers and a big hug for you!

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Double Whammy
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for news on your friend.  I'm sure he's pleased to have you on his team.  Hope the results are in soon and they're good.

Suzanne

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