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One year with cancer

  • By Picky4 · Posted yesterday at 6:44 pm
  • 7 replies
  • On March 4 2013, I walked into my doctors and was told I had lung cancer. Let me tell you, a million thoughts and emotions ran thru me in that one moment in time. Disbelief, anger, heartache, my mother ...

Blood Markers Up. How much time do I have?

  • By Varya · Posted yesterday at 12:26 pm
  • 9 replies
  • After about 6 months on Tarceva my blood markers have begun to show a progression. Onc thinks that's it's all up for me; in fact I'm already in home hospice (on my request). How high do these markers ...

Still NED April 22, 2014.

  • By SuzanneMW · Posted April 23, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Mom had her scans yesterday. She is still NED!! Diagnosed in September 2012 with SCLC-Limited (3 more days would have been extensive), finished treatment in January 2013. She has an amazing quality of ...

Anxiety - Day Before 1st Oncologist's Appt.

  • By Carol_K · Posted April 23, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I am so exhausted from the lack of sleep for the past three nights. My mind wanders from one doctor's appointment to another thinking of the words spoken to me since mid February. I'm still in shock...I ...

treatment of plasmacytoid features

  • By agwesq · Posted April 22, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Does anyone have any info on treatment and clinical trials involving bladder cancer with plasmacytoid features? I am about to embark on my 3rd rounds of chemo at MGH ...


  • By Liebling · Posted April 21, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • I have lost all faith in people and god. The people, mostly my family,do nothing but give me grief and lip service. No support I. Dealing with my illness as well as taking care of my husband who is recovering ...

If I were a mouse cancer doctor....

  • By Denzie · Posted April 20, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • "If I were a mouse cancer doctor, I would be king, unquestionably. I can cure almost all of mouse cancer with the existing portfolio of drugs available to me." These are the words of one research dr in ...

I did it again...

  • By hinsopa · Posted April 20, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Check out my new post at Come join us over at my blog ...

need information please

  • By BusdriverSam · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • So dad got his tube put in. We are up to the 5 cans a day. And more than enough water a day. But when you only eat by tube. How often is a bm? Sound gross but it has been awhile and the tube is the only ...

Checking In

  • By SeeGirlLive · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • 4/17: I tried just now to stand up and walk to the lamp so that I could turn it off. I got dizzy and started seeing flashing lights in front of my eyes. It’s like in Speed Racer! Now I’m laying back down ...

Happy Easter BCan Buddies

  • By snettie · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • Wishing all of you a Happy Easter - may all your problems be wee ones and may you have a cheerful and sunny easter - hugs and XX from this side of the pond. Where the sun has got his Easter Bonnet on ...

This Girl kicked Cancers Ass !!!

  • By Trishyff · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 70 replies
  • I did it, I did it....Today I got the results of my CT scan, NED baby !!! I am so freaking happy, I cant control my emotions. One second I am laughing then I am crying. This has been the craziest, most ...

another day and trying to move forward

  • By reflection571 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I have been here working and asking myself why??? Why am I even here? But know I have a purpose in life...If only I wasnt filled with such insecurities...I know I am strong but the weight I feel is so ...

3 month scan results on Tarceva

  • By cin298 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My husband with stage 4 extensive got his first scan since being on Tarceva for 3 month. The results were amazing, showing a 53% reduction in the main tumor in his lung! Brain and Adrenal Glands are now ...

First Journal Entry of many, I hope.

  • By AmyJeanDev · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hello everyone, I hope you are all feeling great today and have the courage to fight and win this terrible GSB. I am not having any passive days for the last two seats. I am newly diagnosed, in the end ...

ok so now what...

  • By kttdp96 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • have been through six years of chemo...and now have metastasis to brain and liver and am going through radiation to the brain at last appoinenment the doc said any further treatment would beworse ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Maybe I want to stay positive...

  • By Trishyff · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • I know I can call my ONC and get the results from my CT scan but I have an appointment on Thursday. I know it sounds silly but I know on Thursday when I find out the scan will be clean ...

Time for quiet reflection

  • By snettie · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • It is with great sadness that to day I heard of the death of Fred Bassett (Real name Roy) who silently struggled with this cancer, he was such a joker and a great man to befriend - making light of his ...

Testosterone Therapy

  • By rfmj10 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • After my husband's testicular cancer diagnosis and surgery, he will need testosterone replacement therapy. My husband is getting injections done at the doctor's office right now but he is thinking to ...

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