• Terminal

    Asked by Brook on Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Terminal

    Once you are told it is terminal but you might have 3 years could that Chang to much sooner or later

    18 Answers from the Community

    18 answers
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Brooke, please update us on your problem and if your doctor could help you. If you decide to get a second opinion, we suggest you go to someone at a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center because of the excellent quality of their doctors and medical centers. Also they are usually research centers and could have treatments not available to the general public. Ohio has one in Cleveland and Columbus. Here's a link to a list with their phone numbers:
      https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find#Ohio

      When you discuss your treatments with your oncologist, be sure to ask if you are a candidate for immunotherapy or a research study. Best wishes to you.

      7 months ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      I was told I had 3 months to live in June, 2009. Nuff said. Get another opinion. those words are so hard to hear. I went to National Institute of Health for a clinical trial. It worked enough.

      7 months ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Everyone here has given you great words of advice. Unless you came with an expiration date stamped on your body, no one knows how long you've got. No one. I has a 12% chance of making it to five years after my diagnosis in October 2013. That was five-and-a-half years ago... Obviously, I didn't believe the odds. My attitude was that if there was even a 1% chance, *I* was going to be in that one percent. You can join me - I'd love the company.

      7 months ago

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