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My husband did a cat scan and they saw thickening of the omentum? He is schedule to do a biopsy next week . is any one familiar with this? What is the survival rate for omentum cancer? He already told me he will refused to do check. Please help . 

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subtotal gastrectomies

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Going out of my mind....

Hi all, 

I need a little assistance, reassurance etc

The story so far:
April -
Sweating, neck stiffness & throbbing, increasing lower back pain.
May -
Began feeling unwell - Dizziness and Nausea.
June -
Loss of balance, High BP, Persistent Migraines, loss of appetite, palpitations.
July -
MRI & CT of Brain - NED,
Referral to Neurologist - NED.
September -

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Duedonal cancer, stage 4

Stage four duedonal cancer :

I have stage 4 duedonal cancer,  I was diagnosed in may of 2016. I  am now 61 years old.  A woman.  It's  inoperable,  it metastasized, into my  stomach cavity,  not my  stomach  but between. 

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Cancer of the unknown primary (CUP) / omentum

Trying to find anyone that has been diagnosed with CUP?  Any alternative treatments.  My brother was just diagnosed with what is called cancer of the unknown primary.  Basically means the doctors do not know where the cancer originated, however they know it is in his omentum.  Doctors are stating his cancer is treatable, but not curable.  However, treating with chemo is not a long term solution.  I'm curious what type of treatment(s) anyone else has gone through?  My brother just started chemo(folfox) two weeks ago.  Thanks  

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Olfactory neuroblastnoma

My son is 52. He was diagnosed with olfactory neuroblatnoma in May 2016 And had an operation to remove the tumor through the nasal cavity. We knew it was serious but when he came home afterward he was really well and confident about the future. He started radio therapy 3 weeks later and even after 4 of the 6 weeks of the daily treatment he was fine. From that time he has just gone downhill. He is not ill but so very low and so tired he can hardly do more than work a few hours, eat with a lot of encouragement, and sleep. 

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My friends mother is confirmed with Pancreatic cancer

Hello Everyone hope everyone is doing good and happy with your life. Here the case is my friends mother is confirmed with pancreatic cancer and its in advanced stage. Please let me know if there is any cure/treatment is available it would be of great help in saving a mother to a family.

Thank you.

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Whipple surgery

My husband (64) has had symptoms of pancreatic cancer for several months. After having 2 endoscopies with negative biopsy results, his dr has him scheduled for Whipple surgery on Tuesday. He is an experienced surgeon using the DaVinci robotic, and tells us that even though it doesn't look like pancreatic cancer now....it will eventually turn into cancer.  I have read so much about the post surgery experiences, and I'm now scared to death for him.   Can anyone offer some words of advise or encouragement?  Thanks in advance.

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Very Hot lymph node in abdomen ( retroperitoneal area )

Have now had three CT/PET scans ( 5/16,9/16, 2/17 ) showing an intensely fdg avid SMS axis lymph node 0.06 x 1.1 cm in size. First scan had SUV of 31.8 and second was 52.7 and third 33.Size has remained same and no other areas of active fog uptake. Too deep in abdomen area for biopsy and high risk surgery to remove. CT/Pet scans were done due to squamous cell carcinoma in scalp which required Mohs surgery followed by free flap skin graft. Had Leiomyosarcoma of scalp in this same area in 2000 which required two operations and radiation therapy. 

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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Just wanted to poke my head into this forum, I participate in the head and neck forum since thats where my cancer was found. But, it is a rare cancer, so, just wanted to put a post here for anyone that may pass through looking for something on adenoid cystic.


Much Love,



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