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    I think about this everyday, I've come a long way and I am trying hard to deal with these side effects, but still, I'm mighty proud to be here!

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    RockTom asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    I had my throat stretched about 6 months ago, my symptoms are coming back already.

    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Could it be possible that the throat gets more elastic with each stretching?

      Best wishes.

      22 days ago
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      biga17133

      I decide not to do it when suggested to me I just change diet to more softer foods and eat smaller bites so glad I didn't now if you have to do it every 6 months so sorry for you hope something else can be done and I think geekling could have a great point, biga17133

      22 days ago
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    Do any of you have any cancer-related tattoos? I am considering one and am curious if there are many people that have done this. Here is a video that shows a group of different tattoos.

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      Gorgeous23

      This is one of my husbands tattoos. He did it in solidarity to me. It won’t let me paste it her

      6 months ago
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      Molly72

      I only wish I had no scars, I look at tattoos as a form of scar & believe that
      they can be dangerous to those of us who have had skin cancer as well as disfiguring.
      But, each to his own.

      5 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      @Gorgeous23, you can post it on the Pinboard, the system won't let pictures post as answers or comments. But you can post it separately on this page.

      5 months ago
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    RockTom asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    It's not always something simple like "just the flu"

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      Erik1059

      Times have changed, but the results remain the same. I was just like him, went to multiple doctors, diagnosed with this or that, only to find out a year later I too had stage IVB Hodgkin Lymphoma, that was 30 years ago!

      6 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      WAY too many nonsmokers are treated for everything under the sun before doctors finally think to do an xray or CT scan. Sad because too often the cancer has progressed to stage 3 or 4 by the time it is finally found.

      This happens due to the incredible stigma that says only elderly smokers get lung cancer.

      5 months ago
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      geekling

      I tried to get any of a great number of docs to remove a tumor to which I was pointing and tell me what it was for THIRTEEN years.

      All I kept hearing was that it was just a wart or hemorrhoid and that I ought to shut up and cooperate and take Zoloft or Wellbuterin or some other happy pill.

      Bah humbug

      5 months ago
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