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  • 31 Mar 2011 - 18:07
    Rachel C's picture

    Hi I noticed that someone has mentioned, sore feet. I had sore feet also after the chemo. The doctor said it is called peripheral neuropathy and to take vitamin B6 and have foot massages. This seems to have helped a bit.

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  • 30 Mar 2011 - 17:10
    maddie86's picture

    im so nervous its my boyfriends operation finally to remove his tumor from his bowel on monday.. he'l be in hospital for apporx ten days they said..
    then after that two weeks after he'l have his lungs operated on and liver to remove spots and nodules.. its been nearly a year now since he's been diagnosed and i just cant believe its come around this quick! im nervous and excited, feeling a lot of emotions all at once! has anyone had bowel resectioning before?? they said he should be right because he's young and will recover quickly..

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  • 28 Mar 2011 - 16:07
    BJS's picture

    I've been reading lots of stories about the different kinds of diets cancer patients are on. When my husband first started chemo we were giving him lots of small meals high in protien, as time progressed & he started to get his appetite back we slipped back to our normal diet of 3 meals a day. He has always managed to maintained the same weight as he was before he got sick but now I'm getting worried that I'm not doing enough diet wise to help him get the best results.

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  • 28 Mar 2011 - 15:58
    VLASTA's picture

    Hi , I'm 45 year old and on 18/02/2011 I've got diagnosed with an endometrial carcinoma stage 2 and on 04/03/11 I already had a total hysterectomy where also 20 lymph nodes were taken out and one of them was infected which puts me one more stage further, I think. At the moment I'm still recovering from the operation, waiting for my radiotherapy ..... My Dr. told me that I might be offered a trial combination of radio-chemotherapy, does anyone out there has more experience which therapy is more useful..... Thank you


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  • 27 Mar 2011 - 02:54
    BJS's picture

    I'm new to this & I'm just starting to reach out for help. I will be phoning the Cancer help line on Monday to see what they can tell me. My husband has cancer of the oesophagus & after nearly six months of Chemo we've just received his results which were not good. I feel his Oncologist has abandoned us saying there are no secondary treatments for oesophagus cancer. The oncologist said he will moniter my husband over the next few months & also make inquiries to see if he can get him into a clinical trial. Is there anyone out there who knows about cancer of the oesophagus?

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  • 27 Mar 2011 - 01:18
    SILLY's picture

    I want to praise the Cancer Council of QLD as I had help from the counselling service. Prior to that when I rang to enquire about it I was on the phone for over an hour and a half. It was good to be able to get it all out -fears, questions ,doubts etc.talking at length to an understanding person and having my feelings validated.

    Friends and family try to help and many did, but sometimes their comments show that they really do not understand.

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  • 27 Mar 2011 - 00:56
    SILLY's picture

    I was diagnosed with ACC in February ,2010.The tumour was in my nasal cavity,lacrimal duct and lacrimal sac.It was stage 3 cancer .I had surgery in April and imrt in June and July. An MRI in December showed no sign of cancer. There are surgery and radiation side effects.

    This cancer is rare and to have it where I did is even more rare.I know not many Australians have it but still there may be one using this site. I would be glad to talk here to anyone with this cancer.

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  • 26 Mar 2011 - 18:56
    Bindy's picture

    I was ten days shy of six year remission mark. I started to feel unwell, night sweats, fatigue, itchy skin etc. Rang my oncologist to get earlier appointment.

    Its back again.

    Had PET scan yesterday and Peter Mac hospital put it on a disk.

    My sister and her husband kept being dismissive. Saying well I had a lump it was benign, I get hot at night and have fan on every night etc, etc.

    So I showed them my PET scan and they just went "Oh Shit".

    Few more tests this week and chemo should be start in about two weeks with a stem cell transplant as well.

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  • 23 Mar 2011 - 06:29
    Sailor's picture

    Hi There

    We have recently had another person who is enthusiastic about diets changes, supplements etc., making suggestions to the site. It is their right to do so and I would defend that. I would also suggest a bit of rationality.

    Many of these dietary suggestions have a lot in common - avoid meat; high amounts of fruit and vegetables; lots of 'organic' foods and swallowing lots of juices made from all sorts of vegetables. No sugar, bread, pasta, tea and coffee, alcohol and dairy products. Add to that lots of multivitamins and mineral substances and herbals supplements.

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  • 17 Mar 2011 - 23:13
    Allicat's picture

    I finished chemo 3 weeks ago. When I started 4 months seemed like forever but now it is over. I am relieved but not as relieved as I thought I would be. I guess that is because I still have some side effects and also I am going to have a mastectomy in the next few weeks so now I am starting to worry about that. I had put off thinking about that until chemo was done.

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