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michdavidadams
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Joined: Aug 2017

College with chemo fatigue?

I am about to end my 3-year long chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. At first, I tried full-time at a private college but every day was a struggle, I missed so many classes because I was sick (sometimes I couldn't even get out of bed), and I was just getting through the day. Then, I switched to a community college doing just 1 class every semester and it has been going well. This semester, I tried going to 2 classes. The first class went fine, but 10 minutes into the second class, something just hit me.

Justsomeguy
Posts: 1
Joined: Jun 2017

My friend hasn't eaten in almost a month

So I have a friend of mine who has been diagnosed with some kind of spinal disorder where she only gets half the fluids her body needs, three or four tumors (which could also mean losing her arm), and type two cancer. She said that she won't make it passed 25 years of age. While this sucks for the most part, I'm concerned about how she's been doing. She seems sad at sometimes, but happy whenever I have a casual chat with her. SHe told me that she hasn't eaten in 19 days. This day it's 21. I told her to eat something, but she ended up coughing food back out.

terri421
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2017

Hair extensions?

Has anyone tried hair extensions while waiting for their hair to grow back?  My daughter is 19 and thankfully has been in remission for 6 months.  She had a rough time dealijng with the hair loss and has worn wigs since she lost her hair.  Her real hair is about 2-3 inches and she does not want to have short hair so she is still wearing her long wig.  However, she starts a job as a camp counselor this summer and will have to swim.  We're looking into getting hair extensions but not sure if her hair is too short.

callie_marie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2017

i don't know anymore

I've been cancer free for over ten years now (I'm seventeen). My specific illness (Langerhan's Cell Histiocytosis) was only recently classified as a cancer and I feel like my entire world has changed. I don't know what I'm feeling or how to express it. I can't remember most of my childhood due to trauma (eighteen surgeries before my eleventh birthday, chemotherapy for eleven months, bilateral hearing loss, etc.). I've never felt like a survivor, but I also know that I've never been "healthy" (in terms of not having cancer, that is).

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Posts: 6
Joined: Mar 2017

My First Forum march 2017

I want to reach out to fellow cancer survivors in my community.  I need help with how to start this service.  Any suggestions?

CSN_Anne
Posts: 41
Joined: Sep 2016

Private Message Spam

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LM109907
Posts: 5
Joined: Jan 2017

Boyfriend left after depression from testicular cancer

Hey Everybody,

I don't know what to do in this situation or what to think so here I am reaching out to others that may have had similar situations or may have something to offer.

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Statistics on getting lymphoma

i have read that, statistically at least, vegetarians and people who take vitamins and food supplements, especially those high in antioxidants, are more likely to get lymphoma. The vegetarians, even those who use so-called "organic" vegetables, probably consume more insecticides and chemicals which are for the most part non water soluble and can't be washed off and can stay in the soil for decades. Thats one possible explanation. Any ideas on the antioxidants? My belief has been that 90% of cancers are caused by genetics and dumb luck (chromosome dislocation).

Jodz
Posts: 2
Joined: Jul 2016

VIN 3

hi im just wondering if there's anyone else who suffers with VIN 3. I m 28 and got twin girls and was diagnosed over 12 months ago.  Within this time ive had 2 lots of laser surgery both in and out and removal of some of my labia,  its just not getting any better and no one actually gets what i've got and find it hard talking to family as they make mw feel im making an issue over nothing  . Im in again for 3rd lot of surgery on both sides and wonder if ot ever gets better???  X

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lostinthefog
Posts: 20
Joined: Apr 2015

relate in washington state

where to start well i guess the best place to start in any story is the beging...in april of 2015 i got the news no one wishes to ever get..YOU HAVE CANCER, needless to say i ended up in a blank space i was numb for weeks. i didnt eat, barely spoke and all i wanted to do was lay in bed alone. i was dianossed with stage 1 grade 3 uterine cancer. in the beging after the countless blood draws the doctors discovered for the last two years my blood levels had droped to 6.1 which if you are not aware the body is supposed to have 12 total.

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