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  • 8 Nov 2014 - 10:40
    Fergie's picture
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  • 4 Nov 2014 - 22:59's picture

    Hi everyone,
    can anyone help me I had TURB done follow up, but I am scared that the treatment didn't work. What happens now have to go on another round.

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  • 21 Oct 2014 - 11:48
    Jane R's picture

    I have endured chemo/radiation, operation that resulted in a permanent stoma and then chemo treatment again. It has been 7 weeks since I finished it but joint pain started a couple of weeks after and this has been very debilitating not to mention very painful. It is affecting my shoulders, wrists, ankles, right finger joints and back. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced that same thing and if so what treatment helped the most.

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  • 16 Oct 2014 - 18:00
    Ann's picture

    Can anyone help me to cope with angry and scary being diagnosed with cancer. I try so hard to get over but I couldn't . Please help!

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  • 12 Oct 2014 - 13:23
    SILLY's picture

    About this time last year Victoria posted that she was to lose her eye to cancer the following day . I haven't been using this site much since then but do read the emails I receive .I hope she is ok . Does anyone know ?

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  • 12 Oct 2014 - 10:19
    m.portelli's picture

    I read, "Existing until better days come along" in a cancer booklet for carers when Mum was having chemo on Wednesday. Whoever came up with this sentence I wish I could hug. They understand what it is to have lost someone. There was something else I learned about which was anticipatory grief. It validated the way I feel right now. I wish I could thank the person who compiled that booklet because it helped me a lot. You think you know lots at 41 but I'm still learning every day. I'm so angry and sad and it suggested a diary could help so I'm going to give it a go.

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  • 7 Oct 2014 - 11:56
    wasdedye's picture

    So I've had my surgeries, radioactive iodine treatment, first little followup appointment with the endocrinologist, and now have to wait for the full 6 months after treatment before I can have the blood tests done to see if it has re appeared.

    While I have been given the 'all clear' from the scans in April, the problem is that my Hurthle Cell Cancer likes to travel, and there is no 'marker' in your blood to tell you if it has traveled anywhere. All they can test for is the thyroglobulin levels in your body to be low to help prevent it reappearing.

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  • 29 Sep 2014 - 18:00
    luckiestgirl's picture

    I am now at day 12 post melanoma removal by wide excision with a skin graft. The graft has 70% taken which I am told is good. The original hole in my arm was large enough to sit an egg in and it is now down to a soup spoon in depth. I have done a photo journal to compare each dressing change. My family have finally discovered washing ironing and cooking out of necessity. My pathology says all cancerous cells have been removed and I seriously think that advertising for skin cancers is very blasé and nowhere near reality. Thank you for the advice regarding a head cold before my operation.

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  • 28 Sep 2014 - 14:47
    CarmelP's picture


    I have been told I have Cancer twice in my life and spoken to many people who also have.

    You are sitting across from a Doctor who doesn't know you very well, has lots of other patients, so probably by necessity has to distance themselves, and they just say those 4 little words "Sorry you have cancer" .

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  • 28 Sep 2014 - 14:46
    CarmelP's picture

    This is my story of what lead up to the utterance of those 4 little words "You have Cancer"

    So for me those 4 little words meant the diagnosis of Uterine Cancer. Uterine cancer is a type of cancer that affects the uterus in the female reproductive system. Cancer most commonly develops in the endometrium of the uterus, resulting in endometrial cancer, the most prevalent type of uterine cancer.

    Symptoms of Uterine CancerCancer

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