Getting a diagnosis

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Husband Newly Diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus

  • By DeeETee · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • My husband is 63 and is newly diagnosed with what is sounding like a horrible disease. We are still waiting to have a PET scan. About a month ago we returned from Belize so thought he had just picked ...

anyone has experienced HLH

  • By Stop_cancer · Posted February 1, 2014
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  • My father is experiencing a second episode of "inflamación of unknow origing" within a couple of months. These episodes occur about one week after treatment with what appears a normal infection with some ...

Do know what to expect

  • By ttayler · New reply January 4, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I am new to all of this! On Decemeber 11 I had a chest x-Ray done and I got a call from doctors office that they suggested I have a CT Scan so on December 13th I had a CT Scan done. Then I get a call ...

My mother

  • By randyr0211 · New reply December 29, 2013
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  • My mother has small cell lung cancer which has spread to both lungs and beyond. She has it now for about 8 months. The doctor has stopped the chemo treatments and has given her radiation pills which he ...

Call back after mammogram

  • By Deannie58 · New reply October 2, 2013
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  • I got a call from my doctor office saying that they want me to come back for another mammogram and a diagnostic ultra sound. Also I discovered that I have a lump under my left arm pit should I mentioned ...

Bronchoscope false-positive FNA???

  • By Msplantdr · New reply July 7, 2013
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  • I'm new here and hope someone can share similar experience or thoughts on subject. In April I was diagnosed with nsclc adenocarcinoma stage iv. My only symptom was pain in between spine and shoulder blade ...

CT scan results

  • By hhoratius · New reply May 1, 2013
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  • Here is my report: INDICATION: History of infiltrates and nodules. TECHNIQUE: Without the use of intravenous contrast, helically acquired images are obtained from the level of the thoracic inlet to the ...

Cancer Blood Tests

  • By curegbm · Posted April 2, 2013
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  • Look at these tests! I have an appt. next week with the doctor and I have been on a health kick lately so I am going to ask for some of these tests. My boyfriend took this to the doctor with him and he ...

Need Help! Lung Cancer

  • By pammyjo914 · Posted December 30, 2012
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  • My grandma, 69, was told she had a tumor in her right lung in March 2012. In May 2012, she fell broke her hip and made it through sugery. THANK GOD! However, they did a PET scan and they found more cancer ...

missed something? misdiagnosed?

  • By willisee30 · New reply August 14, 2012
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  • For years my father-inlaw and I have been suffering from similar symptoms. We have been working together to find an answer for our problems. We have both had differant dx's for this and that. But nothing ...

my father has gbm stage 4 .

  • By Bstayathome · Posted August 9, 2012
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  • I just want people to hear how I see this experience threw ny eyes. My father has gbm stage 4. He is still fighting strong. And its been a hard fight so far. But hope keeps the fire in the fight . Enjoy ...

Broken Heart

  • By LadyBug46 · Posted August 1, 2012
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  • My health has been difficult enough. I live day to day with Common Variable Immune Deficiency. In December of 2011, my 2 year old grandson was diagnosed with stage 2 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is ...

Update - Just told chondrosarcoma

  • By FLDeb · New reply June 22, 2012
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  • Hi! I am a little on the raw side right now. Today I was told I have chondrosarcoma in my right index finger. With that info I was told my best option is amputation of the finger. Of course my head is ...

Anyone know any one diagnosed with burning mouth syndrome

  • By diane44 · Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Would love to hear from anyone that either has or has been diagnosed with burning mouth syndrome ...

Islet Cell Carcinoma started again!

  • By Ober · Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Well As I posted in the past, I received a diagnosis of Stage IV Islet Cell Carcinoma. Started in the Pancreas now in the liver, bone and lymph system. This was May of 2011. I am being treated at the ...

Soft tissue recurrent mass

  • By MosCD · Posted December 21, 2011
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  • I've had a tumor pressuring my "Ulnar" nerve up in my arm at the my left Axilla. I remove the tumor 6 years ago after-which I did a pathological tests that cam out with contradicted results, one lab said ...

plz say a pray

  • By whatif1981 · New reply June 30, 2011
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  • Tomorrow I get my test results to see if my cancer has spread from my uterus....please say a pray that I get good results ...

Hepatoblastoma Stage 1

  • By LittleGem · Posted March 30, 2011
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  • My 18 month old grand-daughter has been diagnosed with Stage 1 Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer). I would like to hear from someone who has walked this journey, who is walking this journey, etc. My grand-daughter ...

Shadow on chest x-ray

  • By vanwest · New reply November 23, 2010
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  • This is the first time I have joined in a dicussion. I was happy to find your support community. I had surgery last week and had a routine chest x-ray. Right before I went into surgery my surgeon said ...

cat scan because colostomy scope would not

  • By MaryKarnes · New reply May 29, 2010
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  • go all the way up. He said due to surgeries markings ...

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