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    Does Cancer Progress?

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      carm

      Generally it depends on the grade, but as an oncology nurse I can tell you that it does not progress that fast. A lot of cancers take 10 years before they are found. Better to wait until all the data is in. Best of luck to you.

      12 days ago
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      You can always ask your oncologist to contact the pulmonologist for an expedited appointment. Every doctor has slots set aside for urgent referrals. Also, you can ask the scheduler at the pulmonogist's office to be placed on their cancellation list.

      Lymphoma is different, but I went from stage I to stage IV while waiting for a correct diagnosis. All that was 11 years ago now.

      11 days ago
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      Gizz

      All your answers has me a little more at ease. I just want the testing to be over and to start kicking butt.

      9 days ago
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    Oh No (Results of PET scan): Oh my goodness, now I understand why some people that have been diagnosed haven't started treatment and have taken them a year before they started their treatment. As for me, it's one test after another. They keep finding something in each scan or test they send me on. CT scans, MRI, EUS, PET and now had lung CT and being sent to a Pulmonary doctor to have a bronchoscopy. Yes I have cancer in my lungs and they don't know if it is from my colon cancer or a separate cancer not related to the colon cancer. Hopefully this test will determine if its benign or malignant and if it is different of connected to the colon cancer. Oh my goodness.

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    Silly Question?

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      Gizz

      All your answers are sound advice. I guess I could start with the pharmacy with the cancer specialist and see how they can help me. I 'm sure that if they are to expensive I could look at local pharmacy's.

      14 days ago
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      I would call both places and ask. A lot of places that are in hospitals or medical centers will be competitive for your business. I would have liked this available while I was going through treatments. It would make things easier on both you and your caregivers.
      My hospital started a program so that you can have your prescriptions filled before you leave the hospital. I think it's a great idea.
      I had my lumpectomy surgery and was released from the hospital at 7:30 pm. So my husband had to drop me off and get to the pharmacy before it closed that night. That would have made life easier if the prescription was filled right at the hospital.

      13 days ago
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      Throatless

      My cancer center is way higher priced than my local privately owned pharmacy.

      13 days ago
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    Gizz asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Lung Biopsy

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      I have had 2 lung biopsies at 2 different facilities. At one I was completely awake and had a local anesthetic. It wasn’t painful but I had to be completely still and try to keep my breathing steady. I went in and out of a ct scan machine while my the diagnostic radiologist guided the needle in little by little. It took about 30 minutes. Then I had to stay at the hospital for 2 hours and had 2 chest X-rays to check for a collapsed lung. I was fine .
      The second one I was put into twilight sleep and woke up when it was all over. I only had to wait 1 hour then and had 1 X-ray.
      Hope this helps you know what to expect. They weren’t pleasant but not painful either. Good luck!

      14 days ago
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      Gizz

      Thank-you KathyMarie. This was helpful, I am hoping they put me into twilight sleep.Either way this has to be done. I am hoping this will tell me what type of cancer that has popped up in my left lung and if it is malignant or benign.

      14 days ago
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      KathyMarie

      Good luck to you! Hope you hear good news.

      12 days ago