Soooooooooooooooo... Why do I feel angry about this? As a Stage IV Ovarian Cancer survivor...I'm more than angry. Its symptoms are small, hardly noticable.. It's deadly... and it's only lately that treatments are really smashing it. Did anyone res[pmsob;e evem talk to a gynecologic oncology surgeon? Sorry Harry I'm yelling at the choir. Thanks for posting this.
- Washington, MI
- Member Since Sep 2012
Their Diagnoses (2)
- Survivor: Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma (Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia)
- Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Male
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- Patient: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
- Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Male, Age: 69
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Harry posted an update
The March 2013 issue of Consumer Reports just arrived. The cover article is "Save Your Life 3 cancer tests you need plus 8 you don't." The article is fairly long and is interesting reading. The 3 tests they recommend are for cervical cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. The 8 they say to avoid (unless you are in a high-risk group) are bladder cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, oral cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, and testicular cancer. Their reasons for recommending against those tests vary from test to test.
I'm posting this here because I think there might be some interest. I suspect that many WhatNexters will object to their conclusions.
Harry wrote on papthyca's wall
Hi, welcome to the WhatNext forum. You'll find a lot of helpful friendly people here. If you have any questions be sure to use the QUESTIONS tab at the top of the page.
I wonder about some doctors, too. It sounds like that doctor wasn't very comfortable with the diagnosis. Maybe you need a different doctor. :-)
Harry wrote on germa's wall
Hi, welcome to the WhatNext forum. You'll find a lot of friendly helpful people here. If you have any questions, be sure to use the QUESTIONS tab so that everyone will see them.
I see that your spouse has NHL. That covers a lot of different cancers. What type does he have? I have been dealing with NHL for a couple of years and there are some who were diagnosed many years ago. Originally, I was diagnosed with WM, an indolent NHL. Most recently, it has come back as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a more aggressive but also more curable NHL.