It’s a bit of a shock when you are diagnosed with cancer – and even more of a shock when the doctors tell you they have no idea where it is! This is the phenomenon known as Cancer of Unknown Primary – or CUP - as it is commonly known. A secondary cancer is detected in the body – which means that metastasis has occurred – the original cancer has spread to other parts of the body. However, when they look for the original cancer – it can’t be found! This is one survivor's story of being diagnosed with something she'd never heard of, something that has quite a poor prognosis, due to the fact that it isn't picked up until after the primary cancer has spread elsewhere. The author takes you through a personal account of the original symptoms, the barrage of tests, diagnosis and the details of treatment she went through to emerge happy and healthy again.
Berni says "Not many of us know what is involved with cancer and its treatment until it happens to us or a loved one. It would have helped me to be able to read stories of others experiences while I was going through mine. With that in mind I have turned part of my personal blog - which was originally written to update family and friends on my treatment and well-being as I went through my cancer - into this eBook so that others who have just been diagnosed with CUP - or any kind of cancer can also benefit. It explains how it feels to have a CIT scan, what happens when you have chemotherapy and the highs and lows of the radiotherapy waiting room! It is light-hearted on the whole - considering the subject matter - and I hope it is of some help to anyone who reads it."
I am 37 year old and on May 27th, 2016, I was diagnosed with a Brain Stem Glioma C71.9 .Since this is a very rare tumor to find in adults, I decided it'd be a good idea to share my story and experiences.
The first session is an audio introduction, but the other sections are informative and entertaining presentations by the researchers and faculty. The presentations cover everything from the formation of cancer cells to clinical trials.
Suzette M. Svoboda-Newman, M.S.
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program School of Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin
Reel Recovery provides free 3-day fly-fishing retreats to men with any form of cancer. We host a retreat annuallyin September. The 2016 retreat will take place on Sept 7-9th at the Stoney Creek Hotel in Onalaska, WI. The retreats combine fly-fishing instruction along with courageous conversations. All accommodations, meals and gear needed are provided. More information can be obtained through reelrecovery.org
Jeremy Southworth - Midwest Coordinator
Hello, I am an professional hairstylist where I specialize in custom wig making, natural hairstyling. I have over 15 years of experience with making custom wigs and I currently Volunteer at the LGFB classes at Duke Raleigh each month. So I see the need for wigs for women that have treatments. Having a custom unit will allow you to still have confidence. Also, to CONTINUE looking like a diva during treatments. Please contact me for your customized needs!
We provide handmade custom prosthetic breastforms that are knitted and/or crocheted. Our breast forms are made by volunteers and are provided at no cost to anyone who has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Our generous volunteers buy the yarn, lovingly donate their time to produce beautiful custom forms, and pay the shipping costs. We do not accept monetary donations. All we ask is that recipients share our website information with others who may need our beautiful and truly awesome breastforms.
Only the highest quality 100% cotton fiber yarn is used, which is cooler, lighter and much more comfortable than traditional silicone prosthetics. There are color options available and recipients may choose a breastform with or without nipples.
Hope Connections for Cancer Support helps people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical toll that comes with a cancer diagnosis. We provide, free of charge, support groups, educational workshops that provide learning opportunities and and mind and body classes help rebuild strength and reduce the high level of stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis to cancer patients, their caregivers and survivors.
Our programs are available to anyone affected by cancer regardless of the cancer diagnosis, stage of disease, age, economic status , race, religion, sex or where they receive/received their medical care. We do not provide medical treatment or advice.
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