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    RockTom shared a video

    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's Avatar
      Gorgeous23

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

      4 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      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.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      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.

      3 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's Avatar
      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!

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      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.

      4 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      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

      4 months ago
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    RockTom asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    My doctor also said that I had a better chance of getting leukemia after hodkins was over. This article says it too

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    • DoreenLouise's Avatar
      DoreenLouise

      Barry is correct, all of our treatment we received to save our lives can cause other cancers down the road. I just move forward in life and pray that I do not develop a secondary cancer.

      5 months ago
    • Erik1059's Avatar
      Erik1059

      Remember, that it is a 30% increased risk as compared to the general population, its not a 3 in 10 chance of you getting another cancer.

      5 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Good point Erik

      4 months ago
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    RockTom asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    The bill just arrived for Brentuximab. $50,480.82 for ONE infusion. How is that possible??

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      Jalemans

      3 years ago I got the bill for one of my chemo infusions & it was over $11k for one. Interestingly, the next bill for the same drug was a different price (still over $10k). Thankfully, ins paid all but $100 for each infusion so for me it was $200 a pop & still hard to pay with everything. However, ins changed since then & if I were to need more chemo it would be the $100 plus 30% per infusion. I would not be able to pay that so hopefully I won’t need to face that. Also got the neurasthenic shots but I don’t remember what that cost was.

      It stinks... you pay into ins for years & years and then when you get sick & have to use it you find you still cannot afford care! One of the reasons I didn’t do radiation after the breast cancer was that it would have cost me over $7000 out of pocket ($100/day for facility, $50/day for the tech, and 30% of the cost of radiation. After the LMS treatments cost over $10k I just couldn’t afford the bc radiation. There were other extenuating issues but cost was certainly on my mind.

      4 months ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      Darn auto correct. Neulasta shots.

      4 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Aye, there is the rub.

      When one checks out the insurance discount, the copay could actually be way more than the original copay percentage.

      Medicare, as a whole ought to also negotiate for a good price from the druggies. When George the Younger got into office, he had Medicare's bargaining arm dismembered. Medicare pays what the manufacturers ask. Your money down a drain to someone else's pockets.

      Not the finest situation ever for the general welfare of the citizenry.

      4 months ago