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Newly diagnosed

Discuss what to expect and where to look for help.

Ground Glass Nodules in my lungs and now what?

  • By COgirl · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • I went in for a shoulder CT because of trouble after 2 surgeries. The CT picked up part of my right lung and ground glass nodules, largest seen in the scan was 9mm. The recommendation was to follow up ...

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Financial, insurance and employment concerns

I'm interviewing for a new job: when do I tell them I had cancer or do I tell them at all? Will I be able to get health insurance? How do I finance my care and access the benefits that are available to me? Share thoughts and information about managing the financial aspects of a cancer diagnosis here.

Life or Mortgage insurance information

  • By terilea · New reply February 9, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Does anyone know of any life insurance company that will insure someone with cancer? What about Mortgage insurance? something that will pay off the house or car if my husband loses this battle with cancer ...

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Dating, sexuality and intimacy

Have you been out on a date since treatment? When do you mention the "C" word? Has your sex life changed since diagnosis?

Managing Survivorship: Adolescents & Young Adults with Brain Tumors Webinar

  • By ABTA_Jillann · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • We are hosting a webinar this Wednesday, 3/19/2014 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time. Managing Survivorship for Adolescents and Young Adults who have Been Diagnosed with Pediatric Brain Tumors Join Stewart ...

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Raising a child with cancer

Information and support for anyone raising a child with cancer.

New Treatments for Ependymoma

  • By ABTA_Jillann · Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Dr. Bouffet is one of a group of dedicated scientists and adult and pediatric neuro-oncologists (CERN) working to find new treatments for ependymoma, The CERN Foundation has one ultimate goal – curing ...

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Discussing cancer with your children

How do you discuss your cancer with your children?

scared and who do I talk to?

  • By betsbird · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Thursday I have a appointment with a Nose, throat and ear specialist because of recurring nose bleeds and bloody sinus discharge and now bloody mucus when I cough. Dang but this is scary! My history is ...

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Colorectal cancer

Has colorectal cancer touched your life, or someone you know? This is a place to connect with others who have been there. Post here get support from other survivors and family members, and to share your thoughts and helpful hints with others.


  • By MiracleSteph · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • My mom is really suffering with neuropathy in her feet. It is so bad, walking is next to impossible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ...

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Metastatic disease

When your disease is incurable how do you discuss it with others? How do you manage the emotional, physical and spiritual changes of the "new normal" and live life to the fullest?

Frankincense Oil

  • By mustangjanet · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Is there anyone who has used Frankincense oil for the treatment of cancer? I have heard there have been success stories where it has reduced the size of tumors and in some cases they no longer have any ...

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Clinical trials

Share information and learn about clinical trials here. Discuss how to find a trial that's right for you, what you should know going in, what to ask your doctor and more. If you have participated in a clinical trial, what was it like?


  • By stanifa · New reply November 9, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I read somewhere that they have found the the HIV drug or even the diesels itself kills cancer. Not sure if it's certain types or even if it's true. Can anyone enlighten me on this? Stanifa ...

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Nutrition and exercise

Discuss the benefits of nutrition and exercise for disease prevention, to enhance well-being during treatment, and as part of a survivorship plan.

need advice from folks using alternative therapies

  • By izzyalone · New reply September 14, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • have quit smoking, vegan diet, baking soda&mollasses, budwig diet, wondering if there are any natural remedies for nerve pain, shoulder, back, under arm, back of arm ...

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Complementary therapies and spirituality

Discuss complementary therapies such as Reiki, prayer and acupuncture. If you've tried complementary therapies, how have they enhanced your life? What is Reiki anyway?

I'm on oxygen, how do I live a normal life?!

  • By michelleb_123 · New reply January 15, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • hi, I'm not sure if this is the right category to post this question- but I'll do so anyway for lack of better direction. I've been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer about 2 years ago.... My whole ...

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Find information about treatment options and share tips for being an informed and proactive patient.

Doctor, Doctor....

  • By Jyded_Hart · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • A brief background: So in July of 2012, I began the journey of recovery. I had a hysterectomy, found out that it was endometrial cancer, started chemo shortly thereafter, and radiation after that. So ...

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How my diagnosis changed my life

Talk to others about the impact your diagnosis has had on your life and outlook.


  • By elise8634 · Posted 3:47 am
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  • Hi fellow brain tumor folks I have an Anaplast[c Astrosytoma I had a crainiotomy 4 yrs ago and radiation which caused me to have damage of my motor area so now I have no balance so now I have a weak left ...

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Family, friends and caregivers

If you're caring for or concerned about a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, share your experiences and find support from others confronting similar challenges here.

Can't you just f"n celebrate that your wife is alive today?

  • By Puraim · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Recently and an employee of mine resigned. She had a list of all the flaws on the team I lead and then shared her thoughts about me. Her summary- "can't you just be f"n happy that she is alive today ...

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Survivor's guilt

What do you say when one of your best friends during treatment has had a recurrence of their cancer, but you're doing great? How do you manage your guilt?

Living with Cancer

  • By Joni77 · New reply February 7, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • It's been some time since I've posted. I always try to offer some kind of inspiration but at a point where I have none. Diagnosed 7,6,09, close to 5 years now, stage 4 inoperable, both lungs, chest cavity ...

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