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    Procedure or Surgery (ureteral stent replacement): My mom had her stent replaced. It was originally put in 6 months ago to correct some radiation damage. I was so worried all day. It was supposed to be a short procedure and my mom had to be there at 5:30am. My dad doesn't like us to bother him with phone calls since their are 4 of us. Luckily that doesn't stop my older sister. At 2pm my sister finally found out that the doctor had been running hours late and my mom had just finished her surgery and was in recovery, but we didn't know how she was feeling yet. Another reason to hate the local doctors. I am so worried about leaving my mom in their care, but I understand her not wanting to travel an hour to and from treatment.

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    Clinical Trial (Phase I clinical trial at Moffitt Cancer Center): My mom is having awful side effects. Lose of appetite and hair, dry mouth, and dangerously low blood counts. We received some goods news, that her cancer markers had shrunk. I was so happy for a week until she received her CT results that were not as promising. My mom wanted to quit the study, but we talked her into sticking with it. It turns out it does not matter. Doctor called to say she was being kicked out of the study. My mom lost 20 lbs rapidly on the study and at least is gaining weight back, but what about the cancer? My parents decided to go back to the local doctor for traditional chemotherapy. This is the guy that gave up on her when her cancer spread from stage IIB. I wish we could find a doctor who cared.

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    Side Effects (Lung collapses): Lung collapses due to operation to install port

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port)

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