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Evaluating Treatment Options

  • Hi, I'm Barbara C M.

    Arimidex and side effects vs Tamoxafin

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Nov 6, 2018

    I have used Arimidex for 9+ years with no side effects except for the time I was switched to 2 generic cheaper meds because my insurance refused to pay. I was lucky that my doctors went to bat for me and got the insurance to agree to pay again. The agonizing joint pain forced me to use crutches during those months and I still have some even af…

  • Hi, I'm Susan S.

    Proton Radiation for breast cancer

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Mar 19, 2016

    I was diagnosed with Stage 2a breast cancer in September 2015. While preparing to receive traditional external radiation after my partial mastectomy I learned, from a friend, that there was another option for radiation…Proton Radiation therapy. Further research indicated that it was definitely an option for me. Proton therapy uses proton beams…

  • I Support My Friend Jenn Gerow's Cancer Journey

    Cancer Returned More Aggressively

    Evaluating treatment options
    Updated May 8, 2015

    My name is Liz and I created this account for my friend Jenn, who lost her battle with cancer in Sept 2013.

    http://radiationdaze.blogspot.com

    Jenn was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and with limited funds she went through traditional radiation and chemo treatment and went into remission. She created her blog, Radiation Daz…

  • Perfect 10

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Jun 21, 2014

    Because the results of my chromosomal test revealed I was likely to respond well to treatment, but my AML would most likely to recur, a stem cell transplant was recommended. I underwent induction +3 regimens of chemo before undergoing an allo transplant donated by a 43 year old female from Germany (unrelated). She matched me 10/10!

  • I'm garrett andrest, and I support someone with cancer

    chemotherapy and raditation

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Dec 17, 2013

    Doctors decided treatment the treatment was chemotherapy and radiation. I don’t know if my aunt was scared or not but before my aunt started chemotherapy my uncle shaved her head I think people look good even if they don’t have hair especially girls its called inter beauty.

  • I'm DonnaFern and I am currently winning against Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

    Our Only Option

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Aug 18, 2013

    With my lung cancer and the location of the tumors, my oncologist, Dr. Lalan Wilfong, said that my options were limited. Surgery wasn’t an option and neither was radiation. Chemo was the only choice available to me. Take it or leave it.

    Once upon a time, I vehemently opposed chemotherapy. In the mid-70’s I watched my dad go through chemo trea…

  • I am Caro and I had Stage 2 Breast Cancer

    To be or not be- should I undergo chemo?

    Evaluating treatment options
    Updated Jun 13, 2013

    Hello – I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage II on March and underwent a double mastectomy in May, and because the doctor discovered a micro metastasis in one of the three sentinel nodes, I also underwent and axillary node dissection last week. I received yesterday the results from the latest surgery, which came back negative, and the Onco…

  • I'm Aaron Aim, and I support someone with cancer

    TURMERIC INHIBITS MANY CANCER LINES

    Evaluating treatment options
    Updated Apr 24, 2013

    Can Turmeric — Nutritional Chemotherapy — Stop Cancer?

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diets-eBook/276712085771415

  • Hi, I'm Amy S O.

    Looking at treatment

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Nov 17, 2012

    Well I can’t say I really evaluated my options, I just figured the doctors know what is best and I had never delt with this before, so I just did what they said, radiation, chemo, sleep, eat if you can, drink fluids, get outside when you have the energy, do not just lay around, get up, do what you can.

  • I'm tricia, and I support someone with cancer

    alternative treatments for colon cancer

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added May 6, 2012

    husband on folfox, has been thru 6 treatments, does not like chemo, what are alternative treatments available to him

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  • Hi, I'm Susan S.

    Proton Radiation for breast cancer

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Mar 19, 2016

    I was diagnosed with Stage 2a breast cancer in September 2015. While preparing to receive traditional external radiation after my partial mastectomy I learned, from a friend, that there was another option for radiation…Proton Radiation therapy. Further research indicated that it was definitely an option for me. Proton therapy uses proton beams…

  • No matter where you are in your cancer experience, if who you know yourself to be and love is alive and present, then you too are a survivor.

    It's YOUR Body. YOU Get to Say How it Goes!

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Dec 30, 2010

    These were the words that a dear friend and cancer survivor shared with me when she found out I had been diagnosed. She must have repeated the words 15 times! Over and over she kept reminding me until I got it.

    Your doctors work for you. They are the experts but you get to decide which treatment suits you…speaks to you…resonates with you….

  • I Support My Friend Jenn Gerow's Cancer Journey

    Cancer Returned More Aggressively

    Evaluating treatment options
    Updated May 8, 2015

    My name is Liz and I created this account for my friend Jenn, who lost her battle with cancer in Sept 2013.

    http://radiationdaze.blogspot.com

    Jenn was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and with limited funds she went through traditional radiation and chemo treatment and went into remission. She created her blog, Radiation Daz…

  • I'm Aaron Aim, and I support someone with cancer

    TURMERIC INHIBITS MANY CANCER LINES

    Evaluating treatment options
    Updated Apr 24, 2013

    Can Turmeric — Nutritional Chemotherapy — Stop Cancer?

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diets-eBook/276712085771415