Getting a diagnosis

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So Hard Not Knowing What Cancer I Have

  • By SeaNStars4Me · New reply May 24, 2015
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  • I am in the dreadful "waiting" period. Wasn't having any "obvious" symptoms of anything. I'm only 50 but have numerous health problems (Heart disease, IBS, GERD, chronic back pain, painful periods) so ...

Help interpreting pathology report!

  • By Peppercrum · Posted March 16, 2015
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  • I have had an enlarged Inguinal lymph node 2.5 months. I first noticed it when I came down with a cold and it seemed to get huge out of nowhere. My cold lasted 4 weeks! I am a thin 35 year old female ...

U.K 'Be aware of Cancer' TV ads

  • By ForcesVet · Posted February 5, 2015
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  • Just watched a 'Be clear on cancer' ad on UK tv put out by our National health Service - one about suffering from Heartburn. To be honest that advert stinks to me as the medical profession putting the ...

My poor Mum

  • By Suzy9024 · Posted November 24, 2014
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  • We are in the UK and I am Really worried about my precious Mum she is 68 and was first diagnosed with Uterine Cancer (MMMT) 5 years ago after abnormal bleeding - luckily it was all contained in uterus ...


  • By jodylr34 · New reply November 17, 2014
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  • I am confused by the radiologist report from my last MRI. Radiologist says my tumor is most likely a benign low grade tumor in my bone marrow. Can anyone shed further light on this for me? It is my understanding ...

chondrosarcoma nightmare

  • By jodylr34 · New reply October 8, 2014
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  • I was diagnosed with an enchondroma about a month ago. That is a benign tumor in my bone marrow of my left femur right above my knee. Ive had pain and swelling in the same knee for two months which is ...

Cancer 3 rd time?

Gustalynn (Inactive)
  • By Gustalynn (Inactive) · New reply September 3, 2014
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  • I started another discussion but lost it. Anyway went to my oncologist . I had an X-ray that showed enlarged lymphnodes . Under both under arms. The dr. Looked at it and said he felt we need to get a ...

Odd dark patches of my arm

  • By Deannie58 · New reply July 11, 2014
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  • The picture is of two places that came up on my arm over night? Could this be some type of skin cancer? I would appreciate any in put. Thank you Deannie ...

Husband Newly Diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus

  • By DeeETee · New reply April 26, 2014
  • 18 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

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  • By ttayler (Inactive) · New reply January 4, 2014
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  • 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 ...

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