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    it's going to be over 70 degrees at our son's house this Christmas. No chance of a white Christmas this time.

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      Bengal

      It's going to be in the mid-30's here in Northern NY tomorrow and we're ecstatic. White Christmases are nice but not freezing is even nicer. Hope wherever everyone is located you all have an enjoyable day.

      7 months ago
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    Good news for a large number of men that get screened for prostate cancer

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      GregP_WN

      I have read this story on a few media outlets this week. It's another good step in the right direction for screening.

      7 months ago
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    StegalMan asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    I have a what would you do question.

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      JaneA

      I would not be comfortable with "could be" fibrous. I would think that any oncologist worth their salt would schedule a PET scan to determine if these are benign or cancerous. On a PET scan, cancerous growths "light up."

      Surgery on benign stuff that isn't growing isn't usually worth the risk. Surgery would require a chemo break which could give your existing cancer a chance to grow.

      Ask about having a PET scan.

      8 months ago
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      Molly72

      Stomach surgery can lead into some nasty after-effects. So unless absolutely necessary, please beware.
      I had several stomach cancers & other tummy surgeries which caused a very serious intestinal blockage, treated by having my stomach pumped, which led to an a.fib attack which turned into a heart attack. Almost led to my demise!

      8 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Some doctors, like mine, hate PET scans. They show too many false positives for him. I would love to have a PET to see if my stable tumors are just that - stable - or if they are actually scars instead.

      If you're not comfortable with your doctor's decision, I would suggest consulting with another to see if they agree with your doctor's course of (in)action. I know that several years ago, my oncologist (who travels the world discussing lung cancer - he's no dummy) and I disagreed about the course of action for a tumor in my neck. He wanted me to wait around to get into a new clinical trial he had starting and I wanted the thing radiated and done away with.

      I had it radiated. It's a lot easier to be on the outside looking in and making suggestions ... but when you are the one with the tumor ... your outlook can be a little different.

      I've never been sorry that I decided to get the tumor radiated instead of waiting around for a new treatment.

      Good luck! These decisions are never easy.

      8 months ago
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    Saw this online and thought of whatnext. I have received a lot of help and inspiration here. Thank you to everyone that has helped, encouraged, and was there for me.