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    Also, my daughters friend just completed breast cancer treatment at the age of 31. She lost all of her hair. The cancer society gave her two wigs, and they looked great, but it is hot here in AZ, and she was more comfortable in scarves. She just had her huge scarf collection made into a quilt. Once people found out she was wearing scarves, She received lots and lots of scarves from friends and family!

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      mlzeroth

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as your family will also be in mine now. I know I will need to invest in some scarfs, living in TX I can imagine that there will be some days that will be to hot to wear my wig. I will have to say I got lucky and my wig is almost a spitting imagine of my actual hair! I also love the combining scarf idea, I think that'd be really cool to have after all this is over kind of as a reminder that I kicked this cancers butt and nothing will hold me down in life.

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    We are praying for you to have successful treatment and a complete remission. I am sharing my husband's experience in hopes that you will find comfort, or not feel so alone My husband was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago. He had a large right kidney tumor that extended into his vena cava, and a left adrenal tumor. They removed the kidney and adrenal gland, and he was great for 9 months. They found a tumor in his remaining adrenal gland and a small tumor in his liver. He went on Sutent, a "chemo" pill. They also did an adrenal ablation, killing the tumor. The Sutent shrank the liver tumor, and it is almost gone. He hasn't had many side effect from the Sutent. White hair, nausea, and some fatigue are the main problems. God bless you during this difficult time.

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    Celebration (Other): My husband was diagnosed in September of 2011, just in time for our 30th wedding anniversary. An MRI showed that he had two new tumors in 2012- one in the remaining adrenal gland and a tiny one in his liver. He had a successful adrenal ablation in May 2013. It killed the new tumor. He is still taking Sutent, and the tumor in his liver is almost undetectable. He also takes hydro-cortisone to replace the chemicals that the adrenal glands produce. My husband also had a hemorrhagic stroke on Jan. 27, 2013. The doctor ordered a brain MRI, and that ruled out brain tumors. Thank God! He has recovered from the stroke with a little weakness, and some intermittent memory problems.
    Today, January 21, 2014, our oncology visit went well. The blood work was great, and we don't have to go back for 3 months. My husbands prognosis is good right now. The oncologist said that Ken is more likely to die from heart issues than cancer. And his heart isn't perfect, but it isn't that bad, either!

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