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Hello to all CSN Members,

I am in search of recommendations/suggestions that the community may be aware of regarding my discomfort with regard to bowel movements as detailed below:


  1. Diagnosed with CR Cancer Stage III on Jan 4th 2018. CT Scan and follow-up biopsies taken during Colonscopy confirmed Low Grade (Moderately-Differentiated) Adenocarcinoma




My name is Karen. I am a single mother with an 11 year old daughter.  I had a rare form of  thyroid cancer.  My treatment was intense (6 years ago) I am now left with no speech, swallowing problems, and breathing issues. I am currently on Disability. I still need to follow up with my oncologist every 6 months. 

I am trying to find others who suffer from the side effects of cancer treatment.  I see a lot of posts from people who are going through treatment......that is not where I am at.  

So many tests, so little time

Hello all,


First and foremost – THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POSITIVE THOUGHTS, PRAYER AND SUPPORT!! It really does help!

The DNA testing came back “negative”, so I will probably be able to get away with a much smaller surgery. She even went so far as to say there is only 4.5% chance of occurrence on the other side.  VERY GOOD NEWS. 

Rib pain after radical nephrectomy

Thanks for everyone's postings, they are very helpful!

I am a healthy 45 yr old father of three wonderful boys. On a random CT scan they found a 12cm mass on my right kidney.  Three days later I had a radical nephrectomy.  Recovery seems slow and I now have pain in my ribs on my right side on my back.  


Does anyone remember having his type of pain four weeks after surgery? It feels like a broken rib and only showed up a week ago.

Blood counts

My husband had a stem cell transplant in March. His blood counts have plateaud. His platelets are never higher than 60. They have been in the same range for four weeks. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

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DBCL - Here we go

So, where to start?  Waiting too long?  Ignoring signs......  Yup that was the begining....  Until one day my leg was so swollen and painful that I had to go to the ER.  Never a good place to be unless you need them!  So, long and short get diagnosed with DBCL.  Learning more about the chemo and lab side than I ever wanted to know.

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I have had ultrasound, throat scope, CAT scan and finally needle biospy.  SquaaSquamous Cell Carcinoma was found.  I am waiting for a Pet Scan and it is not scheduled till next week.  I fell like every test takes a week to get scheduled and I am becoming more and more aprenhensive.


Is there anything to do to make things move faster.  The cancer would found in a Lymph Node in my neck and I feel like the longer this takes the worse the cancer is getting.

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Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma

I was diagnosed with this form of Cancer which is in the Childhood Cancer class at the age of 31 in May 2018. 6months of weekly Chemo treatments completed in 01/19. This has been the hardest battle of my life. Now the battle begins to see if the Cancer will return, I pray it does not, my chances look really good, I must stay positive it has kept me going this long. I pray for anyone who has been battling or battled Cancer, people don't understand how hard Cancer really is until they get it.


Let's inspire each other and SURVIVE!!!



Much love,

Olfactory Neuroblastoma - 40 yo Woman - Seeking advice/connection


I’m a 40 yo female with (rare) diagnosis of right nasal cavity esthesioneuroblastoma or olfactory neuroblastoma, preliminary Hyams Grade 3, presumed Kadish Stage A.  On April 9th I underwent a craniotomy by an expanded endoscopic approach for resection of tumor. Negative margins were achieved. Plan for radiation therapy to follow.

Any one have similar diagnosis of ONB? I’m looking for any general advice or support? Has anyone used proton beam therapy instead of IMRT for radiation?


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