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Hi, I'm Barbara Jean
How bad is the Radiation?? How painful is it?? I have rectal cancer, any information on Radiation and Chemo would greatly be appreciated I'm starting both in a week...Thank You
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  • about 17 hours ago · Like8
Hi, I'm Betti
Have you talked with your doctor(s) about it?
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  • about 23 hours ago ·
Hi, I'm Betti
Insurance companies generally encourage 2nd and if need be 3rd opinions. It sounds like you may need to find a different Oncologist as that is no way to act towards someone. I know when I had my ...
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  • Sat Mar 23, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm DIANE M.
I was doing chemo most of the fall and most of the side effects were for me from the steroids. Then had a stem cell transplant in early January. I was leery of having that but saw data that showed ...
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  • about 1 hour ago ·
Hi, I'm DENNIS B K.
Guys, lupron & elagard are alot a like, I have been on elagard for 7 years, & 3 yrs with casodex. Gleason of 9. untill resently, psa was low, 3,4,5....now its 10 and we have look at other options....
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  • about 13 hours ago ·
Hi, I'm BONNIE J N.
I had the same with an oncotype score of 23. I had 28 rounds of radiation and am on estrogen blocker, Exemestane for 5 to 10 years. I chose not to have chemo and I'm 3 years out, so far, so good.
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Hi, I'm Betti
I wasn't saying it's not real as I know those who have suffered with it. It was just this particular lady who was always blaming her chemo. and in her case it probably didn't help but she is defin...
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  • about 18 hours ago ·
Hi, I'm LISA H R.
Dena, I'm sure by now you are into treatment. I was diagnosed in July 2018 with rectal cancer. What a shock. Never thought or expected I would be going through any of this. I did tell myself tha...
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  • about 22 hours ago · Like2
Hi, I'm Betti
I never had any neuropathy from my chemo. meds. A chemo buddy told me her Onc. recommended Vitamin B6 and Glutamine for hers. I bought a small bottle of each but never had to use it. Everyone is...
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  • about 23 hours ago ·
Hi, I'm Juls
Good to know.
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  • Sun Mar 24, 2019 · Like1

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