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    Oh No (Wife Diagnosed W/Breast Cancer): My wife was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer February of 2012. She has had chemotherapy, a mastectomy and is now having radiation treatments. I have been doing the cooking, cleaning and laundry since she has been sick. We also have a 16 yr. old son to finish raising and get through school. Our son's are having a hard time dealing with both parents being diagnosed w/cancer during the past 3 yrs.

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    Decision Point (Chemo therapy Recomended): Chemo was recommended but I refused treatment due to lack of funds and insurance.

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      nobrand

      Hi Twarne,

      I'm so sorry to hear that cancer has hit your home twice. Have you spoken with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society yet? I too was at a financial crossroads, and they were able to help with copays and medicine. The Lymphoma Research Foundation also has a grant program you can apply for. It has been a while since you updated, and I'm just hoping things are going okay for you and your wife. Let me know if you need any further info on these programs.. they were lifesavers for me!

      almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation (Internal radiation): Outside of the daily trips to have radiation treatment and the costs, the radiation treatments caused no pain or side affects and treated the tumor successfully.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Steroids): Steroids caused a bleeding ulcer that almost was fatal. Paramedics were called and I was rushed to the trama center. After surgery, I spent several days in the hospital all due to the oral steroids I had been prescribed.

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    Decision Point (Emergency surgery was recomended): I refused to have surgery and later found out that I made the right decision.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I was given 3-6 months to live after a tumor was found on three segments of my spine