Living with cancer

A place to discuss what it means to live with cancer -- emotional issues, families and relationships, symptoms and management, and more.


What I have learned about MBC

  • By timarief · New reply February 27, 2013
  • 48 replies
  • Please take this in the lighthearted spirit that it is intended.. To survive MBC you should: *Eat no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no wheat...or eat everything in moderation... or eat whatever makes you happy ...

For those interested in praying as a group

  • By Dawn53094 · New reply February 27, 2013
  • 37 replies
  • Tonight several of us from another site have agreed to join in 15 minutes of prayer. 7 pacific, 8 mountain, 9 central, 10 eastern. Our goal is to eventually do this twice a week. I respect not all have ...

Chemo or not?

  • By Coffeeandkate · New reply February 26, 2013
  • 32 replies
  • I have been prescribed FEC 7 by my oncologist who was surprised that I had been on Xeloda for over a year. This chemo is purely palliative and is being used to alleviate the symptoms of the met bc and ...

A Poem May Help Soothe Our Grief

  • By explorerblue · New reply February 25, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • MISS ME BUT LET ME GO When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room Why cry for a soul set free. Miss me a little but not too long and not with your ...

Anyone heard from kathylhall?

  • By MightyMe · New reply February 25, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Hi, I was looking at an old discussion and saw her comments and realized we haven't heard from her in awhile. I hope she is ok but was hoping someone on here has been in touch. Kathy if your out there ...

Something funny

  • By langley10101 · New reply February 25, 2013
  • 26 replies
  • I had an old boyfriend find me on facebook... he messaged me 'so what's your prognosis'....I emailed back 'my prognosis is better than yours, seeing that I still have a heart' hahahah LOL felt good ...

Praying for Westiefriend--she has surgery tomorrow

  • By langley10101 · New reply February 24, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • calling all prayer warriors ...

Tumor Marker Question

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  • By Lesleyanne (Inactive) · New reply February 24, 2013
  • 31 replies
  • Hi Everyone, I'm interested in tumor markers and their importance in monitoring late stage cancers. I've read they can be elevated due to many things unrelated to my cancer, and to not worry about the ...

Acid reflux question

  • By mjameg · New reply February 23, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I wanted to know if any body had Acid reflux related to the cancer. For couple of weeks I feel the heartburn and also a sharp pain around the liver. I tried Nexium for 5 days (my doctor knows about this ...

Bone mets-extreme pain flares-is it common?

  • By SZ-still · New reply February 23, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I have had bone mets through most of my spine since dx in 2010. Have had radiation, gamma knife surgery, kyphoplasty, etc. Recently have been having huge pain flares and cannot seem to determine cause ...

Problems in SI joint

  • By DianeZupa · New reply February 23, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Does anyone have cancer that spread to their Sacroiliac Joint? What are your symptoms and what treatment helped relieve the pain ...

Scan results!!!!

  • By MightyMe · New reply February 22, 2013
  • 46 replies
  • Hi everyone, I haven't posted on here in awhile. I have had a lot of changes going on in the last few months. I found progression on my last scan. Just one tumor misbehaving out of the innumerable. I ...

Resources for breast cancer education

  • By Advocacy_Volunteer · New reply February 21, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • I know there are lots of online sites to choose from for help with understanding treatment side effects and keeping a positive attitude. Can anyone let me know what's been helpful for them ??? It sure ...

Xeloda side effects

  • By jimmygm · New reply February 21, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I have been on Xeloda for several months. 2 pills am and pm. This is my second week of the 5th treatment cycle and I'm running a fever. The complication is that I also have a head cold of sorts and when ...

soy or not

  • By leighmarie2 · New reply February 21, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I have a question for anyone that was diagnoised with adv. stage 3 +++, I have been thru all the chemo, radiation herceptin and surgery, and am 61/2 yrs in remission. we all know that our diet is crucial ...

the funny things people will do for you (them?)

  • By cynthia54 · New reply February 20, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • I had to share this with my sisters. A friend I haven't talked to in some time recently called to see how I was doing. I let her know I'm hanging in there. Thinking about going on disability, but these ...

Feelinig Blue

  • By pinksunrise · New reply February 20, 2013
  • 38 replies
  • I'm feeling very hopeless today. I've been on hospice,, but I am considering statring Perjecta, taxol, herceptin. Would you please send prayers of encouragement??/ Thank you ...

zoladex and hair loss

  • By Lulugal · Posted February 20, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Hi Wonderful People, I just wanted to ask if anyone has experienced hairloss or severe hair thinning from Zoladex. I have been taking it for three years now for bone mets, and in the last four months ...

Loss of appetite and weight

  • By serenity58 · New reply February 19, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Here I am in Spain and I can't eat the food. The oil makes me feel so sick. I have never lost my appetite before but just don't feel like eating anything. I have lost 3 kilos in the last week. Is this ...

Is It Possible

  • By gonasmile · New reply February 19, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I finished my cycle with Taoxotere this past week and will get herceptin in the coming week and scan the next week. I found a lump in left arm pit. All the rest of lumps are gone from neck, Is this possible ...

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