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Talking To Children About Cancer

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · New reply July 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Help Desk · 2 replies
  • Talking about cancer does not have to be traumatic. If anything, NOT talking about it is ultimately more traumatic for a child. Not communicating about cancer allows misunderstandings and fears about ...

Conventional vs. alternative treatment

Jayeeda
  • By Jayeeda · New reply July 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 4 replies
  • Hello, My mother was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. The PET showed cancer in her breast as well, and a mass in her pelvis, though they are not sure if the mass in her pelvis is cancerous. So ...

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted July 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Side Effects of Treatment · 0 replies
  • Fatigue is a common symptom experienced by many cancer patients. It can be completely dilapidating, and can interrupt social and daily life. This type of exhaustion is noted as causing complete body fatigue ...

Thanks for the Information

SueMc2
  • By SueMc2 · New reply July 13, 2014
  • Journal · 24 replies
  • Hi, I am 52 years old and was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer December of 2012. Originally told it would never be operable but chemo has worked well and I am scheduled for a TG on April 18 at MD ...

Linitis Plastica

peekaboo13
  • By peekaboo13 · New reply July 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer · 9 replies
  • My husband Tony was diagnosed with Linitis Plastica 2 years ago. We weren't told the name of the cancer until 2 days before his surgery. His surgeon told me if I googled it, what I would see would not ...

PET scans

Catb5
  • By Catb5 · New reply July 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 1 reply
  • Just had my first PET after 2 weeks of chemotx . Feel so much better 3 days after I started. My appetite and stamina good. Even went back to work. Imagine my surprise when the oncologist called to say ...

Stomach cancer treatment

Nazrul1976
  • By Nazrul1976 · New reply July 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 6 replies
  • Hello everybody! My relative is suffering stomach cancer for 1 month. Doctors told there have no way. Whatever he want to eat, pls. serve him. He will not no longer life. In this situation, can anybody ...

How to Cope with Mouth Sores

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted July 9, 2014
  • Discussion in Side Effects of Treatment · 0 replies
  • Mouth sores or oral mucositis is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract, usually as an adverse effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for ...

little lost

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply June 26, 2014
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • Well it has been at least a month since my dad pasted away. It seems like a bad dream, that I can not wake up from. I am not dealing so well with his loss. I try to avoid thinking about it. I have gone ...

Very confused due to my very special situation..

Mirian66
  • By Mirian66 · New reply June 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 15 replies
  • My name is Mirian, I am 66 years old. I have been diagnosed with stage IV lung metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma with diffuse signet cells on last February 145th 2014 after a series of a lung biopsy and ...

Petscan

simplycc
  • By simplycc · New reply June 13, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • First petscan since chemo ended two weeks ago. Gonna be a long weekend waiting for results ...

REALLY

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply May 25, 2014
  • Journal · 25 replies
  • So now that hospice is coming in and I am trying to make dad comfortable for the end. My brother has decided it is my fault that dad did not get another doctor to look at his cancer and to keep fighting ...

Peace

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply May 24, 2014
  • Journal · 38 replies
  • Last night my daddy passed away. I was must me and my mom with him when it happens. They hospice nurse pronounced him at 12:20am May 19, 2014. My mom and I are still kind of in shock. Some of the family ...

How it all began

Swanny1172
  • By Swanny1172 · New reply May 20, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • My name is Eric Swanson, I am a 43 year-old resident of northeast Ohio and I was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer in November, 2013. So far, I am responding very well to radiation and chemotherapy ...

its 3 am

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply May 19, 2014
  • Journal · 13 replies
  • So it is 3 am and I gave my dad his pain med. I think I may have a handle on it. He say he thinks it ok. so I am taking that as a good thing. Dad is going down faster than we thought would happen. That ...

hard decision

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply May 15, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • So my dad has decide to stop chemo and let nature take it course. He is taking the oxycodone for comfort and so his since of humor has returned. He has been talking to his 7 other siblings. I think my ...

Sources sought: How the Affordable Care Act is impacting cancer patients

John2
  • By John2 · Posted May 14, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 5/14/14 Dear members, A healthcare journalist with the Chicago Tribune newspaper contacted us today in hopes of talking with cancer patients on how ...

why am I awake

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply May 13, 2014
  • Journal · 18 replies
  • So the chemo dr calls and says that the cancer in the liver is worse. I has spread to about the size 0f 3 and 4 inches. My dad already is so tired of all this. He can not eat. Feels like shot and has ...

New to group

Emckinnon
  • By Emckinnon · New reply May 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Caregivers, Friends, and Family Members · 7 replies
  • Hello. My father was diagnosed with stage iv gastric cancer in May 2013 at the age of 60. He has been undergoing chemo, since last July. He is on his 4th chemo medication because none of the meds have ...

Radiation - Round 1

Swanny1172
  • By Swanny1172 · Posted May 13, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Once I had gotten through my neck surgery, had been diagnosed with Stage IV Stomach Cancer and had been discharged from the hospital, I began radiation treatment on both my neck and my left femur. Now ...

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