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  • 20 May 2014 - 11:51
    Glenda Ward's picture

    Well everything has moved so fast in the past few weeks and my head is spinning. My brother who I am the sole person who is responsible for all medical decisions has finally been diagnosed with lung cancer and now after PET scan they have found he has throat cancer as well. He lives in a supported accommodation facility and has for the past 6 years after having an acquired brain injury because of alcohol abuse, sad given that he is only 66 this year.

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  • 18 May 2014 - 00:50
    NickB's picture

    I saw an orthopaedic doctor following a MRI scan. He thought it was a chondrosarcoma originating in the left ilium pelvic wing and set up core biopsy and PET scans to find out what it was.His treatment plan was to cut it out, taking out the left ilium crest along with the tumor. I asked about how disabled I would be after the surgery and said I would be almost not disabled at all and could walk and mumbling quickly about "with calipers". And when I asked for more info he got angry and said it would kill me otherwise.

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  • 15 May 2014 - 13:28
    Sidney Williams's picture

    I am still waiting to be accepted into the Lutate program at RBWH. The program Director has been on sick leave for 7 weeks. I may do the Study trial of LX 1606 (telotristat etiprate)which suppresses the symtoms of Carcinoid Syndrome. I still have 3 weekly injections of Lanreotide. First week I am almost symptom free, then 2nd week just average, then 3rd week symptoms return (flushing and severe itching caused by Histamine emissions from the neuro-endocrine tumors in the liver) However I thank God I am still alive and fairly well after 2 and a half years.

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  • 6 May 2014 - 20:15
    Garry Meister's picture

    2011 primary kidney cancer.

    Received a vascular injury during the operation and have been left with permanent disabilities that prevent me from working.Vascular repair expected to fail 3-5 years requiring a reconstruction

    2012 primary gallbladder cancer. Benign

    May 2014 secondary kidney cancer in lung.

    May 2014 vascular repair failing as predicted.

    I don't know anything about lung cancer and or treatment. It is very early stages,two lobes less than 12mm tumours. Can someone please share their experience with treatment and or recovery

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  • 6 May 2014 - 14:10
    wasdedye's picture

    So further to everything I have had the radioactive iodine treatment which is recommended for thyroid cancers even though mine is a rare cancer.

    All went well and according to the scans the cancer had not spread anywhere else at this stage which is great.

    I am currently looking for another Dr to look after me as I have moved interstate throughout this process. This is quite a stressful situation as I now have to find someone else to trust with my care.

    But always optimistic...I know things will work out.

    Happy to chat.

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  • 30 Apr 2014 - 08:17
    Mark Ingham's picture

    I had my second operation about a month ago and since then have been really happy with how things are going. I have been able to do most things like cooking, cleaning, walking, shopping, going out with friends and things like that. I have treated this time a bit like a holiday and have enjoyed it.

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  • 29 Apr 2014 - 11:00
    Rusty01's picture

    I am in completely uncharted waters (for me), having enjoyed good health all of my life (so far). Now everything seems qualified by ifs and maybes. If this whatever shows such and such a result, maybe I will have to go this way or that way. Don't get me wrong - I will appreciate feeling well for as long as I can but I almost feel like a sham... all these doctor's appointments and I don't feel any different ! Then there's that operation looming that is going to take me out of work for a month. Hopefully that will be the last of it for a while, apart from recovery from the surgery.

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  • 29 Apr 2014 - 02:38
    joybell16's picture

    My husband passed away peacefully on Resurrection Sunday 20 April to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. Had a chest infection which quickly developed into pneumonia. The swiftness of the progression stunned us all. We had a wonderful celebration of his life and our children have been brilliant. It will be hard to adjust to life without such a dynamic person. Will miss him terribly and the house is so quiet without him. Farewell.

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  • 13 Apr 2014 - 18:31
    joybell16's picture

    CA19-9 now 14000. No decrease at all during chemo. Husband has decided to cease chemo as the last 3 weeks have not been kind. Extreme fatigue, abdominal pain and DVT pain in right calf. Not sleeping very well at all. One benefit - farting has decreased dramatically!! Handing it all over to our Creator and Lord, Jesus Christ. Smile Hopefully the effects of chemo will go (if it is the effects of chemo being observed) and there might be some improvement in the short term.

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  • 7 Apr 2014 - 16:38
    felixr_cancercouncilnsw's picture

    Hi All,

    Has Cancer Changed Your Work Life, or you are just interested in the effects of cancer and work?

    Would you like to find out and talk more about it?

    We invite you to join us and to share your experiences in our new series of (free) interactive Webinars.

    'HOW WILL RETURNING TO WORK AFFECT ME?'

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    Any questions? please email: helplifegetbetter@nswcc.org.au

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