Gastric sleeve before tumor removal
my mom is scheduled for gastric sleeve surgery to lose about 50lbs before she can have surgery to remove her metastatic tumor in the vaginal wall recurrence of anal cancer. She is also undergoing chemo every 3 weeks, I’m very nervous for her to undergo this surgery while having chemo being weak
Newbie - Lori
Here's my story. I was diagnosed with anal cancer April 2018. Stage 2a. Did the 6 week chemo/radiation treatment. Everything has been going well up until my last appointment when my blood work showed slightly elevated liver function. Dr. ordered an ultrasound which I had 2 days ago. Yesterday I learned that it didn't look…
Is worry normal after one year post treatment. bowles still a problem
Seems like every little pain or strange body feeling, makes me wonder if something else is wrong. All the Doctors appts. and checks ups. Always scared they will find something else. How do you cope with this?
numb feeling on left side
My left side lower back above hip has felt numb for over a month. I am going to chiroproactor but not helping much. Anyone have this before? I'm a little over a year out since my last treatment.
Feeling scared CEA levels are up 7.4
Just got a call from my oncologist nurse to come back in for blood work in a month. My CEA level is 7.4. ugh anyone go through this? This is the info I found: Blood Markers for Cancer. ... Elevations in CEA and CA 19-9 levels may occur in patients without cancer. For example, elevated CEA levels may be observed in smokers…
Life After cancer
All, I was diagnosed last year with Stage 3 on July 5th, and started treatment on August 20th. Last year at this time, I was a mess. Completely frightened by the diagnosis, worried about my kids, etc. Anyone that is going through this now can understand. I want to let everyone know that it does get better. Treatment was…
I have been noticing that one of my feet/ankles have slight swelling and a feeling of tightness lately. I was concerned that this may be lymphedema. I am about 10-11 weeks past last radiation treatment. Anyone else have this from radiation? If so, recommendations?
I have T1 anal canal cancer with two lymph nodes showing up on the MRI i HAVE NO SWELLING OR PAIN IN THE LYMPH NODES. What does it mean if the lymph nodes are not swollen??