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Ovarian Metastasis

Brain metastasis is a rare complication of ovarian cancer with only 67 well documented cases in literature. A multi-institutional study of 4027 ovarian cancer patients over 30 years identified only 32 cases while an autopsy study of ovarian cancer reported an incidence of 0.9%. Leptomeningeal metastasis is also a rare complication of ovarian cancer with only 14 cases reported by 1994.

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Hi everyone! I suffer pleural mesothelioma arising from past asbestos exposure. Is there anyone out there?

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What progress have you seen with treatment?

My mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with mets to the liver.
She started a clinical trial of chemotherapy last month. It is really hard
on her, I can't begin to imagine what it's like. The prognosis for pancreatic
cancer isn't very good in general, and I would love to hear about any progress at all from anyone on the subject.

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Father just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

My father was just diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas that has spread to the liver. Looks like they are going to start radiation on the pancreas to shrink the tumor and chemo for the liver.

What can he and we expect?

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Ewing Sarcoma

I was diagnosed with a Ewing Sarcoma last September and I am on chemo since then. Radiation is planned as well. Does anyone have similar experience?

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Last scan showed 2 tumors are half the sz. they were;

But the Adrenal tumor is the same. At least it has not grown. I am going for my 5th Chemo treatment 3/23/01 , after the 6th ,will have another scan.

I am having allot of bone pain 2 days after Chemo and it has almost reached the point to where I can hardly walk and also I am out of it for 9 to 10 days. The DR.is having me try a herb called "Glutamine" Sure hope it helps as I am not looking forward to that overwhelming pain again.

I am looking forward to those tumors being zapped though :) so just need to go with the flow here and be thankful for the 11 days that I feel human again.... the Last visit with Dr.said we looking forward to Xmas now instead of April ( thats how long he gave me to live if Chemo did not work). I am already planning my Easter meal and having all the kids and grandkids over :)....Ginger

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Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

Hello friends!
I am new to this site and am very interested in hearing from others with this rare cancer which I was recently diagnosed. It started with a surgery a few weeks ago for what we thought was ovarian cancer. They removed my ovaries, uterus, omentum, appendix and several cancer nodules. I am home recovering and have been camped out on the computer finding as much info as possible re. this disease. Much of what I've found seems contradictory which is why I'd like to hear from others. I don't meet with my doc until the end of this week to discuss treatment options, where we go from here, and have him answer a whole list of questions that my husband and I have! Because this cancer is so rare there is really no standard form of treatment, as I'm sure many of you can empathize with. My personal email is ksprague2000@yahoo.com
You can write me there or here. I hope to hear from someone soon as the unknown is making me crazy!! Thanks--Kim

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Hi People,

I'm a physiotherapist.
I'm looking for information about hidradenocarcinoma or sweat gland cancer. It's very important as I really wish to help my patient in the best way possible and this type of cancer is apparently very rare.

Please help me ASAP. My email is osa@maltanet.net



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Bartholin's Gland Sarcoma

Does anyone else out there have this diagnosis? I haven't met anyone who knew what the Bartholin Gland is! Imagine that's the same feeling for others of the "rare cancer" sort. Interesting category to be in for all of us.

I am just starting in this group and with this diagnosis (2 surgeries so far) and there is much to learn, I can see. Bonnie

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I have cancer of the pancreas,lung and adrenal ;

In Dec.of 99,I was told I had maybe 6 months to live.This was after I went Jaudice 7 days after getting out of the hopital from a pancreas attack.The mass in the pancreas shut it down. They put a stent in and the bowel and kidney started working again,Thank God:)
One Dr. wanted to do radiation on the mass in the lung and set me up for that. The day that I was suppose to start that they phoned me and said they could not do me, that as the person that made the sheilds would not be there.( As many prayers were being said for me by my loving family and friends I felt God had a hand in this:) I also had my 1st appointment with oncologist. He said he wanted to start me on aggressive chemo treatments as the chemo would work on all three cancers not just one at a time as that was what the radiation would do, made sence to me! After I had 3, once a week, 8 hour treatments I did a cat-scan. The mass in the lung went from walnut size to grape size. The mass in the pancreas also decreased in size almost to half...the adrenal stayed the same. So I will do more chemo and then another scan.
On the first day my oncologist told me that he wanted to do chemo , I ask him how long did I have to live at this point in time ,he said, maybe 2 months.....

On the day ( this last Monday) he told me the good news on the shrinking of the tumors,
I was too excited to ask him any other questions but plenty of them are sure popping up now. I could call him I suppose and ask him the biggie " does this mean I am going into regression?" and others... but I am going to wait until after the next scan, Some of the The reasons? Counting off the days of those 2 months would make around my 64th birthday, Not Having all the kids over for Easter and on and on. All that might not make any sense to whoever reads this but it works for me:) at this point in time.It also helps me endure the treatments and everything that goes with them afterwards. Thats all for now ,so hugs and prayers to all of us cancer victims, Ginger


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