recieve prognosis this afternoon - update

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jim and i
jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
edited June 2012 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
We heard from the oncologist Thursday evening that the biopsy was definately cancer and the nodules are numerous and in both lungs. We have an appointment with the oncologist at 4 this afternoon. I do not know why, since he already said there was no surgery or chemo to be done. I guess to give us the prognosis on life expectance. Please pray for Jim and I. I will update this evening if I am not a basketcase.

Debbie

Oncologist says the pathologist could not determine the source of the cancer in the lungs but considering Jim's history probably tongue. The oncologist recommended two opptions, with no gaurantees. 1- Erbatox 2- do nothing and have another CT in 3 months to see if the cancer has grown. If the cancer hasn't grown or grown just a little prognosis could be a couple years. Jim chose the do nothing option. This gives him time to try some alternative measures. We are praying for a miracle. Thanks for the prayers everyone.

Debbie

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  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Oh Debbie....I'm so sorry....
    Sending prayers yours and Jim's way...

    p
  • ratface
    ratface Member Posts: 1,337 Member
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    Oh Debbie....I'm so sorry....
    Sending prayers yours and Jim's way...

    p

    basket case away and
    Strength in-between.
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Miracles...
    Always room for a miracle....

    Thoughts and Prayers to you both,
    John
  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
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    My wish for you
    is peace~~
  • TheOtherDitto
    TheOtherDitto Member Posts: 58
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    Grandmax4 said:

    My wish for you
    is peace~~

    Prayers
    and peaceful thoughts heading your way

    Diane
  • salemsue
    salemsue Member Posts: 5
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    alternative
    One year age we were faced with the same prognosis. My husband tried 2 rounds of chemo then tried a clinical trial at MDA. Both had severe side affects and did not work. As of September 2011 he has been taking 2 alternative products. He sees his onc Dr every 3 months and has a scan. So far all 3 scans have showed no change! He feels good. He takes paw paw pills and drinks Willards Water.

    Betty Sue
  • fisrpotpe
    fisrpotpe Member Posts: 1,349 Member
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    lots
    lots and lots of prayers being sent your way.

    i must say... this sucks!

    hugs to both
    john
  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Hi Debbie
    My prayers are with you both.

    Hondo
  • TheOtherDitto
    TheOtherDitto Member Posts: 58
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    Praying for a miracle
    for you and Jim. Please keep us updated on what types of alternative treatment you and Jim decide to do. I am praying that God leads you to the right decision for the both of you. Thoughts and prayers will be coming your way daily from the Ditto household.
  • Ingrid K
    Ingrid K Member Posts: 813
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    thinking of you
    Debbie, miracles happen and I pray that God has one left for you and Jim. Please let us know what the onc doctor had to say and keep in touch.
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Praying for a miracle
    for you and Jim. Please keep us updated on what types of alternative treatment you and Jim decide to do. I am praying that God leads you to the right decision for the both of you. Thoughts and prayers will be coming your way daily from the Ditto household.

    Hi Debbie, Jim ...
    I took Erbitux and I had a severe reaction with a acne type rash...but the onc said mine was unusual and not the norm. Pat could better relay this, but the Erbitux is the only treatment I had aside from radiation and I was stage III base of tongue. I was concerned I did not receive the traditional platinum based chemo drugs but the onc assured me Erbitux was a kind of treatment that prevent the "spread" of cancer by inhibiting it's ability to split/spread thus it "kills the cancer. At least that's the way I understood it.

    Anyway....I want you to know prayers are there everynight for you and Jim. I just hate this news, just hate it! And it hurts my heart to hear this news!!!

    Tim
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    Prayers
    Hi Debbie,

    Heartfelt prayers for both of you.

    Matt
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    CivilMatt said:

    Prayers
    Hi Debbie,

    Heartfelt prayers for both of you.

    Matt

    Contact.
    Hi Debbie, first let me say prayers are heading your way.
    Also please contact me through the CSN email or my presonal
    email which is on my profile page. I'm very big into alternatives
    and I will share with you one of the most remarkable things ever
    for your immune system which I think might help.
    By the way, in the Wall Street Journal this weekend was an article
    Linking Cancer to a compromised immune system and Brisol Myers
    are developing a "DRUG" to try to teach the immune system to fight it,
    well thats exactly what I have and have been taking but its all natural
    So there is no side effects unlike most drugs.
    So if you wish get in touch, you will be glad you did.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • patricke
    patricke Member Posts: 570
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    I Bellieve In Miracles
    I'm very sorry to hear about the bad news. My thoughts and wishes for a positive outcome go out to you and Jim. You never know, one of the alternatives may be effective.

    PATRICK
  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
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    patricke said:

    I Bellieve In Miracles
    I'm very sorry to hear about the bad news. My thoughts and wishes for a positive outcome go out to you and Jim. You never know, one of the alternatives may be effective.

    PATRICK

    prayers for grace
    And strength as decisions are made, Debbie, on the best way forward for Jim.

    I know this is a difficult time and there are no words that can make it easier. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Crazymom
    Crazymom Member Posts: 339 Member
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    Prognosis
    I am praying for you. This can turn around. Good luck with alternatives. Ann
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
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    Hoping You Find A Way
    Hope you can get his immune system kicked into overdrive.