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    carm asked a questionCancer

    World Cancer Day

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      carm

      @andreacha,
      You are too kind and is Greg and Buckeye, but this day is to honor all of you. I am just a tool in your arsenal but all of you are the true warriors here. God bless you all.

      17 days ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      We appreciate all that you do to answer questions and support us throughout our journeys. Thank you!

      17 days ago
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      Lynne-I-Am

      I appreciate all the knowledgable helpful answers you have provided to me and my fellow WhatNexters You are more than a weapon in the arsenal, you are an asset to this site.

      17 days ago
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    carm asked a questionCancer

    NSCLC

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    carm asked a questionCancer

    Multiple Myeloma

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      GregP_WN

      I hope you find some help Carm, you do good work for your patients!

      4 months ago
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      po18guy

      Just lost a friend to refractory MM, even after three - yes three - transplants. This was at SCCA/Fred Hutchinson. As to NewYork, it would be either Memorial Sloan Kettering or Columbia. I know that each facility has world-class hematologists on staff.

      4 months ago
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    carm asked a questionCancer

    CBD cream for pain

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      Lundmusik

      We have used CBD hemp oil for both external and internal pain — very effective.

      4 months ago
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      debsweb18

      I had a pain patch that I cut in 4ths. You don't even need to put it where it hurts. I put it on the top of my foot and it worked wonders. It was pricy at $16.

      4 months ago
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      debsweb18

      If you take any medications that interact with grapefruit juice such as tamoxifen, it's not a good idea to use cbd. I'm in a group on Facebook where an oncology RN does a lot of research and speaks nationally regarding using cannabis for breast cancer. I've learned a lot about using medical marijuana that our doctors don't know. My oncologist said they'll be up to speed in about 10 years.

      4 months ago
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    carm asked a questionCancer

    Motorized scooter or electric wheelchair

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      Songwriter

      I wish I did or had the money to send him. I wish some of the money that these fundraising Groups would start a cash part because although research is important so is the lives if us with no or very little money....People ask me what can they get a cancer patient and I say send them cash.

      5 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Carm, do you think the American Cancer Society would have funding for that? They told me to call when I needed something like that, just in case, because they do fund wigs and canes, which is all I can remember.

      If he would be helped by a rollator (a walker with a seat to rest), Medicare pays for one if you have a prescription. Medicare also pays for wheelchairs if you have a doctor's prescription. Best wishes.

      P.S. If those don't pan out, you could check thrift stores and churches that have items to "borrow." Since Medicare buys equipment, I wish everyone would donate items to churches for sharing.

      5 months ago
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      meyati

      Don't forget the Red Cross. A friend was given a used one by Red Cross, but he went back to a regular wheel chair because of the problems in transporting the electric chair for shopping, his job, etc.Electric needs a ramp to get on and off a vehicle.

      A Sport Wheelchair is much lighter to use, and it corners better than a regular one. It is definately easier to use inside a building. It's also easier to load into a car or truck

      5 months ago