Well, the white hair growth continues. I have actually had people ask me how I got my hair that color. I guess cancer agrees with my outward appearance. I've been doing pretty good with handling and feeling normal at times with the Alimta chemo drug. It knocks me out for 4 days, then I am back to as close to normal feeling as one can get with lung cancer.
Between you and I, I don't think it's doing anything to the lung tumors, I can feel them. I sure hope it's shrinking the ones on my adrenal glands
My primary care physician referred me to a local urologist after my PSA results had gone from 1.65 to 2.27 (well within the normal range) within a span of one year. The urologist performed a biopsy in his office and 10 days later I got the call. I will never forget that moment. It was 3:30 on a Monday afternoon and I was sitting at my desk... It was prostate cancer! I remember feeling helpless and hopeless. How was I going to break the news to my wife and kids? That evening was a difficult one. I thought to myself, “I may have Cancer but Cancer doesn’t have me!”
Well, my wife and I decided to do our homework and learn about prostate cancer. We spent hours on the internet evaluating treatment options. Finally we decided on 38 treatments of External Beam Radiation (IMRT) followed by Brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants). My treatment period was October through December of 2006. I chose to be treated at a Cancer center in Florida that specializes in treating prostate cancer. My doctor is well known and has an excellent reputation... Since the treatments, my PSA level has dropped to a very low level and is on target. (Good news).
I'M TORRI, IT WAS 1979 AT THE AGE OF 4, WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSE WITH HOGKINS DIESAES. I HAD A LUMP ON THE SIDE OF MY NECK IN BETWEEN MY JAW BONE AND MY EAR. A LOT OF TEST WERE DONE TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS. IT WAS CANCER, AND THE LUMP WAS CALLED A LYNTH NODE. THE LYNTH NODE WAS REMOVED, I HAD KEMO THERAPY EVERY WEEK WHICH MADE ME VERY SICK. I WOULD VOMIT, DIDN'T WANT TO EAT. SOMETIMES ALL OF A SUDDEN I WOULD WANT FRIED CHICKEN AND AS SOON AS MY FAMILY WOULD GET IT FOR ME I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANYMORE. MY HAIR REALLY DIDN'T COME OUT ONLY WHERE MY HAIR LINE WAS IN THE BACK. I REMEMBER VERY LITTLE OF BEING IN PAIN BUT REMEMBER ALOT ABOUT GETTING STUCK BU SO MANY NEEDLES. I HAD TO HAVE A BLOOD PRESSURE CUP AROUND MY HEAD DURING KEMO, TO PRVENT KEO FROM GOING TO MY HEAD, I HAD TO GET A LOT OF SCANS. I ALSO HAD TO GET A SLEENDECTAMY WHICH PART OF MY SPLEEN HAD TO BE TAKEN OUT FOR TEST AS WELL. AFTER I RECOVERED I LIVED A NORMAL HAPPY CHILD HOOD.
I AM A TWO TIME SURVIVOR AT THE AGE OF 4 AND 16 I AM ADMIRED AND LOVE BY MANY. I AM THEIR ANT YOUR SUPPORT WITH GODS HELP. AS BEAUTIFUL AS I AM, YOU ARE TOO.
I went to my general surgeon today as I have had a hemorrhoid that has been painful for over one year-I was treated with a local suppository (lidocaine and cortisone) after I was told it was a "tag" and to tolerate it with the medication as surgery to remove it would be very painful Just over a year later, the pain had become unbearable thus my visit today where I was told that I had skin cancer after I was asked if I knew I had warts on my hemorrhoids
<?>. After an exam of the anal area I was told i had skin cancer. Surgery is scheduled for December 17th. I am scared.
If anyone has had this similar cancer or if anyone can just help me relieve my fears I'd appreciate it.
I am a SWF, 35 from Greensburg. I was diagnosed with a Malignant Periphial Nerve Sheath Tumor(MPNST)on November 29, 2007. The mass was first discovered during a trip to the ER on Oct 12, 2007 when I was having difficulty breathing. I had surgery to remove the mass from my vagas nerve on November 4, 2007 and the pathology came back on the 29th. I was referred to the Arnold Palmer Center in Greensburg for treatment.
The cancer that I had does not usually respond to chemotherapy, and since the surgeon was able to remove the entire mass and it had not invaded nearby tissues, I was prescibed 6 weeks of high does radiation. The radiation began on December 26, 2007 and concluded on February 8, 2008.
My name is Seppie. I am a 43 years old female. I was diagnosed with urethral cancer May 23, 2008 at the age of 42. What a shock!!! If you have not heard of it do not be alarmed it is very rare. There are only 600 cases a year in this country (I think just this country). Of the 600 cases it is more common in women than men. It, in my case, had already spread to the right groin and right lower lung before it was diagnosed. So, surgery for the tumor in the urethra was postponed/cancelled depending on what doctors' opinion you want to take. Chemotherapy started in June after the implantation of the Powerport (what a life saver)! I am in a clinical trial at IU in Indianapolis. My doctors in the small town that I live in Northeast of Indy got the IU doctors to move quickyl because the small town docs had not seen this before. I have been through 4 cycles of the chemo regiment and am done. I could not take any more chemo!!!! I agreed to stay on the study drug Avastin for awhile longer. I am still waiting to feel better from stopping the chemo.