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    MyLungCancer asked a questionLung Cancer

    Game changing test to check for esophageal cancer.

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    One of my favorite quotes that I look to every time I start thinking that I won't survive the next stage I'm going through.

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      BoiseB

      I really hope that is good news. Because just the other day, I said that I believed that I would not survive an 9+ earthquake. A few months ago this community went through several earthquake awareness drills. I just don't think I would survive

      5 days ago
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    What have your short term and long term side effects of radiation been?

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      Paperpusher

      My hubby was spared the burns by the nurse telling him to apply Lansinoh cream to the radiation area on his back everyday. It's for breastfeeding moms but worked great for him. His biggest side effect was the fatigue which continues to lesser degree. He's still taking iron and B12 five years post treatment.

      4 days ago
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      BoiseB

      All my teeth rotted and crumbled after radiation

      4 days ago
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      I really don't know what caused what caused what. I had radiation in 2011 for endometrial cancer and then again in 2013 for breast cancer and in 2016 chemotherapy. All I know is that I can push myself and really get things done one day and not be able to do anything for two days. I've been cancer free since 2017 and get so impatient with myself. My primary, also internal medicine, says all the chemicals in my body are messed up from the stuff put in to save my life.

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    A friend just insists that I join her in this keto diet.

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      2943

      Be nice to get back to question and giving supportive thoughts. Hugs!

      5 days ago
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      BoiseB

      Diets should like shoes should fit the individual. There was a dietitian on my cancer team. I had regular appointments with her during treatment. After that my PCP referred me a dietitian 2 visits a year. Right now I am working with my Drs on pain management through diet. Basically they have done blood tests and determined what nutrients that I am deficient in. Then discussed ways to get them into my diet.

      5 days ago
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      Shoeless

      BoiseB I had a dietician on my treatment team as well, and she told me to limit fats and red meat, and eat lots of chicken white meat with no breading. I try to follow her advice for the most part even now that the cancer is gone. That being said, I sometimes just have to have a big ole juicy cheeseburger. That doesn't mean McGarbage though.

      4 days ago