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Vicki2005
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doctor said he can't say he got it all should I be scared?

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goldfinch
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Vicki,
Can you remind me where your cancer was and what you've had done so far?
There are many options after surgery. THere are several chemo strategies that are very successful. You may be in for a fight, but it's one you can win.
You are allowed to be scared, but don't give up hope. There is a lot that can be done.
mary

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BusterBrown
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If I've learned anything during my illness, 8 months and working, it's this. Dr's are experts in vague-ries!!! They don't want to stick their necks out because they could very well be wrong, especially with cancer. When I had my resection surgery in May, they told me the same thing, we think we got all of it, but we're not sure...
I literally have to pry information out of onc...Fortunately for me I'm doing really well, I'm on the cusp of remission. If I hadn't responded so well to treatment, I would have fired him by now!!!
Buster

Vicki2005
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Thanks for your feedback..I am just taking it day by day...Glad to hear you are doing good...That gives me hope...Take care and God Bless.Vicki

carolina2
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Joined: Aug 2005

i recently had colon surgery and am going through chemo - had my first round but now my white cells are low so i'm having to wait for my next one. hang in there and keep the faith. the doctor's mean well, but they are not God. Take care.

Vicki2005
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Thanks for feedback. I did my first round of chemo and I start my next round Monday.I had a lot of side effects with mine. I had mouth sores nose sores, diarrhea ,sick to my stomache the hole time. I have lost 10 LBS. so fare. Around the 19th of Sept. I start chemo and radiation togeather for a month. I hope your chemo goes ok for you and they can get your white cells back in order. I will be thinking of you and let me know how you are doing from time to time..Keep your head up It will all work out...god bless and take care...Vicki

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nanuk
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My doc said the same thing, and the onc said "do chemo/radiation-I did, and got 3+ years NED..point is, there could be microscopic buggars in there, anddoing nothing is probably a bad decision. Make sure your doctor gives you ALL the options, not just chemo, and make an informed decision. Your doc should be willing to discuss alternatives to
chemo-ie; the so -called bio therapies,etc Bud

Vicki2005
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Thanks for feedback. I did my first round of chemo and I start my next round Monday.I had a lot of side effects with mine. I had mouth sores nose sores, diarrhea ,sick to my stomache the hole time. I have lost 10 LBS. so fare. Around the 19th of Sept. I start chemo and radiation togeather for a month. I am glad to hear you are doing well. I have been asking lots of questions and he gives some answers not alot..He took me of my blood thiners I was taking for my port he said I don't need them with my port anymore.That scared me becouse I have a heart condtion since I was 8. Know I also have 3 leaky valves too...I just take it day by day...God Bless and take care...Vicki

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