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    Amazing Simple Technology Could Help Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair http://huff.to/1g2cVdS

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      slatebreak

      If you're a breast cancer patient who's interested in being part of UCLA's DigniCap clinical trial, go to the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center's website.

      over 7 years ago
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    Chemo Share - Well newbie that I am to this, I'm finding the pump to be really cumbersome. It keeps catching on drawer handles and the like. Any tips on how to carry it on your person so it doesn't run into things? Symptoms wise I got the jaw seering pain last night, some dry mouth today, insomnia, and some hand tingling. Sound about the norm??

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      Those symptoms are the same as I have. I talked to my doctor at my last visit and asked about the lump in the throat when you drink something. She told me that if I took a nausea pill it may help. and it does seem to lessen the effect, but it Is still there.

      over 7 years ago
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      ruth2

      I keep my pump in a fanny pack night and day. Wear a t-shirt over it. I rest it on the bed on whichever side I'm going to sleep on. I take it out of pack and set it on vanity or so on when I shower or bathe. Kind of dread when I have to stop wearing a jacket to cover it up.

      over 7 years ago
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      Hope you are able to use some of the great advice being offered here. I have none to offer, just my moral support. I didn't have to have a pump so I have no experience to offer. Hope you get a handle on it. (no pun intended)

      over 7 years ago
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    Seeking medical clues from the 'super responder' - Philly.com http://bitly.com/1iCygxn The super responder will have a significant impact on how we treat cancer...

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      GregP_WN

      These things give me hope that one day someone is going to land on something that will make an earth shaking change.

      over 7 years ago
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    Well tomorrow is a big day...off to Chemo Class! Chemo scheduled to begin March 17. I've been told it will be 4 hours.

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    Many thanks to the many members of this board who helped me to be prepared for my oncology appointment. And most especially 'IKickedIt!' I really wasn't taken off guard by the majority of the conversation and felt I had a good grasp on what to expect. I'd like to postpone everything for 2 - 4 weeks. It was left up to me but I could tell they didn't think it was a good idea. Thoughts??

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      zubsha

      Why do you want to wait? Wouldn't you rather get this behind you? Remember everyday each and every one of those cancer cell is splitting into 2 cancer cells I do not know the doubling time for your particular cancer but it is probably not more than a day or two. If you have 20,000 cancer cells today then you have 40,000 cancer cells tomorrow and 80,000 by Tuesday etc etc etc. Do you really want to know how many you will have after weeks go by? Get started-be done! Good luck!

      over 7 years ago
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      Thank you for this zubsha. This is still so new for me...you have helped put things into perspective. I had no idea this is what is REALLY going on with the cancer cells...:)

      over 7 years ago
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    Kicking off Colon Awareness month with a little humor....http://youtu.be/YuuTbmdozpU

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    Interesting article: One-Millimeter Cancer-Free Margin Is Curative for Colorectal... : Annals of Surgery http://bitly.com/1c8Eum4

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