Anal cancer is a malignancy occurring in the anus or anal orifice: the endmost gastrointestinal tract opening. It is where solid waste exits the body and it has two sphincter muscles. Usually, this cancer is a squamous cell carcinoma of either a keratinizing or non-keratinizing nature. It is a very rare cancer type that manifests symptoms similar to hemorrhoids. This is one of the reasons why this condition is diagnosed late; some anal cancer patients mistake it for simple hemorrhoids.
Offers information (accurate and updated) for adenoid cystic carcinoma. This is an international group that is dedicated to finding a cure and promoting support for ACC survivors everywhere. Excellant resource !
Provides information and resources for families of children diagnosed with PNET/ Pineoblastoma
A good article on the www about Laparoscopic Esophagectomy.
Details about How I Prepared My Bedroom and Bathroom for the long recovery period from Laparoscopic Esophagectomy surgery. Downloadable 2-page .pdf document with Pictures and a Parts List.
Bed Angle -- 5-degree slope is enough bed angle to be effective yet comfortable when sleeping, and it’s probably a permanent requirement; best sleep was/is obtained by laying flat (i.e., not using a wedge or stack of pillows to bend back and neck up).
NPC Support Group
The aim of this blog is to publicize activities related to the Nasopharyngeal Cancer Support Groups at NUH and TTSH Singapore. It is also a site to share your experience or ask for advice.
When I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I tried seeking out books on the subject. I was a bit disappointed to learn that there wasn't a whole bunch of written information to choose from. However, I found Lorna Brunelle's "Dirty Bombshell: From Thyroid Cancer Back to Fabulous!" book truly invaluable. It has valuable information, light humor, dark humor, poignant reflections, and everything in between! In 2 weeks I'll be receiving my I-131 radioactive treatment and I'm happy to say that I am less afraid and more informed than I was before reading this book. Lorna's eloquent ability to chronicle all of her fears, vulnerabilities, and experiences in this book has made thyroid cancer a lot less intimidating. Thank you, Lorna and God bless!
I use "caringbridge.org" to commicate to friends and family the conditon of your cancer patient.. It really saves a lot of phone calls and letters..You post your info and your friends and family gets an email after they sign up on the web site.. it really works good.. try it you ll like it,, caregiver..