Sorry about the bad news.
Cancer is one cold motherfucker.
Just got off the phone with my best friend, he just told me his dad who has been fighting cancer was diagnosed terminal tonight. He's holding together pretty well, but I can tell he's shaken up. I've known him since I was eleven, he's literally closer to me than most of my family and his father is one of the most genuinely good people I've met. Never too busy for a laugh or some great advice, doesn't understand his nerdy son but tries to relate, and always ready to talk sports (even if I don't understand a word he's saying). He will leave behind a loving wife and son, and it just breaks my heart. Been crying for a bit and I just...I know people on here have lost people they care about to cancer and other illnesses, and I humbly ask on his behalf for well-wishes. I'm not a religious man, but I feel like praying. Thanks for lending an ear.
Sorry about the bad news.
Cancer is one cold motherfucker.
Cancer is the worst. It's one of those things that will in some way, shape or form affect you in life. I just feel awful for those who have it right now because there are so many break throughs in cancer medicine, it's just a matter of thim until it's beat. I'm praying that it doesn't touch anyone I know anytime soon.
Also, there is some really controversial hippy stuff that people swear by, Ill try to dig up some links but if it's gone terminal it might be worth a shot.
This is so sad. This drug cures cancer but you can't patent it and no big companie will push it through to get government approval. Called DCA
It's crazy no one has intrest in this.
You would think with all the loved one dying people would push for this.
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I just heard Duncan Trusell has testicular cancer. Im sorry to hear of both of these occurrences. Sorry brah.
Cancer got my mother in 1994. She didn't make it to 50. Fuck cancer. Sorry about the bad news man.
Much obliged. In regards to the home remedy stuff, they've tried a bunch of stuff. I think that he's come to terms with what is going to happen but...eugh. Also, a buddy of mine just got diagnosed with (and proceeded to beat the shit out of) colon cancer. Much happier ending to that one, he is doing really well. I guess some people get a break, and some don't. Some of that karmic injustice stuff that just makes you grate your teeth. Regardless, thank you for your kindness.
Sorry to hear it, cancer is a bitch. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma took my dad at 48.
There is not much to be said other than it makes you realize how limited our time is here. Christmases, birthdays, all of it means a whole lot more. At some point you/they go from hoping they wont die to hoping they do (for their sake -- watching someone you love suffer is terrible). At least that's how it was for me. Just be there for your friend and his family in any way possible.
Having had, and beaten, cancer I can sympathize. It is a massively depressing thing for most people. Worst part is that the treatment is often far worse than the condition itself.
The alternative therapies (aside from marijuana) that I came across the most often are as follows. I'm not speaking as to their efficacy, as I am not qualified to enter that debate (and I was treated conventionally), nor do I want to right now.
Dichloroacetic acid has been shown in some early studies to have very positive effects against cancer. It's relatively cheap to boot. Much of the research on it is being done in Canada as far as I know. Here's a quick vid on it: http://youtu.be/8nTg53izwpE
There's also Hydrazine Sulfate, which has been studied and promoted by a Dr. in Syracuse, NY, as well as Amygdalin. Antineoplastons are promoted by Dr. Burzynski in Texas. Some also promote megadoses of vitamin C, there's some hydrogen peroxide therapy that I caught wind of at some point, and there was some therapy that involved running saline through the lymph system in the hopes that the body's immune system might kick in and kill the cancer.
Hopefully he turns around. It's unlikely, but it's been known to happen. Good luck.
Sucks - your friends dad have my sympathies
I'm curious: Why is it people refer to cancer as a single disease? AFAIK cancer is a terminology used for uncontrolled cell growth. It has many forms and many origins. Some develop slow, some fast. Some kill us, some we die with. Some are trivial, some are not.
What specific diagnosis has the pathologist conjured?
Why are you giving quack advice? Just because you survived a cancer form does not make you an expert in this field. Different cancer forms require different treatment. Suggesting a treatment without having a definitive diagnosis from the pathologists is not a good idea. Sending those with a specific cancer on a wild goose chase or inspiring false hopes is unethical at best and potentially harmful. That precious time could be spent seeking proper medical advice - Or if it is terminal: spending time with loved ones. Shame on you, sir.
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Uncle just diagnosed with glioblastoma (brain tumor). He beat the shit out of relatively late stage prostate cancer about 15 years ago. But this is < 3% 5 year survival. Median survival w/ treatment is under a year. Guy can't catch a break. Still, he's the manliest of men and my family is 2/2 vs cancer, so fuck it, he'll make the stat 3.1%.
Sorry to hear about your friend. Currently I have no one in my immediate family dealing with it, but I figure it is only a matter of time. Sometimes I feel like it would be better to go first so I don't have to watch my parents and possibly sister go before me. I don't know how well I'm going to deal with grief when the time comes, and I always have to wonder whenever I hear about someone else. I think I will be terrible at it, unfortunately.
I hope you have the strength and courage to be there for your friend and his family. That is definitely the thing he will need most from you. Good luck.
About a month ago my mom was diagnosed with a late stage (too stubborn to go to the doctor's office for anything) of lymph node cancer that has spread to the brain. Won't go into to many details, but Radiation and Chemo are a bitch.
My dad has been awesome as he's the only one living with her and has taken all of the giving medication / feeding /driving to the clinic responsibilities by himself so far.
Just be there to talk if he needs it (or know when to leave him the fuck alone when he needs it as well).
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I too, would inquire into the direct word for word result from the pathologist report, consider an over-read if there has been confusion in the past, and ask them specifically why the status has been converted to 'terminal' if you haven't been informed of the reason.
But again I want to illustrate the complexity of cancer with this situation. It is all so individual and tumor specific that any blanket statements are almost guaranteed to be wrong.
a 1 cm GBM in the frontal cortex with a large margin of excision, probably has a better long term prognosis, than a brain lymphoma with giant, multiple masses involving the brain stem and causing cerebral edema. Even though histologically and from a chemo/rad perspective, the GBM is the worse diagnosis
Last edited by Pasteton; 12-13-2012 at 07:53 AM.
Not cancer although I lost family members to it, so painful the last month they live, but a guy I was doing a remodel for collasped last Friday while playing golf due to a brain aneurysm and has been in a coma ever since. He has brain activity but minimal.
Kinda fucked me up since I saw him doing yard work 3 weeks ago and seemingly in perfect health.
It can never be said enough, live each day as best you can and never fail to tell the ones you love that you love them.
Sorry about the bad news. Something not so-bad though. Recently my aunt's doctors have found a tumor growing on the side of her brain. It was a really crazy last two months but they finally got her into surgery and they managed to get almost all of it out. Doctors said that it's extremely slow growing and she likely had it for years, and it's possible it will come back but it will be a while, and they plan on Chemo for a while and then check up every 6 months after that. She just started Chemo this week, but since they removed the Tumor she has been doing so much better than she has in years.
Fuck cancer indeed.
Cousin's wife lost the fight in her 30s... cancer is a stone cold bitch.
If anyone is interested in an intellectual site: http://sciencebasedmedicine.org
I'd just like to point out that I neither supported these therapies, nor did I claim to be an any sort of expert. In fact, I pointed out that I was not an expert (or even qualified to speak as one), and that I was successfully treated conventionally. I merely listed off what I came across over the course of my experience, mainly by way of other patients that I got to know, some of whom were terminal.
But go ahead and get angry with me for things I never said. It's ok. Furious is the one actually saying there's a cure, but I get jumped on. Good aim.
Grampa beat colon cancer awhile back (caught very early, as far as I remember). Good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer, went through chemo hell, had a double mastectomy, it's been three years now and all her scans are cancer-free.
Yeah, fuck cancer.
Quacks and alternative medicine are the one thing that send my blood pressure through the roof. I can't think of a more despicable thing than ripping off a dying person. The hippy-stoner cancer curing claims are always ridiculous too. One told me a while back that if you smoked a super high concentration of weed it could cure any cancer, but that "the government" wont let people get the super weed because it would take all the money from drug companies. Just pure idiocy.
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I don't blame you for your anger at the thought of the desperate being ripped off. I feel much the same way. The thought of anyone I met while I was being treated being ripped off because they are hoping to stay alive makes my blood boil. There's no desperation as deep or as true as that of someone begging to live for just one more day (except perhaps that of a parent begging the same for their child). People that prey on such (if they can rightly be called people) should be ruthlessly shut down wherever they can be found.
That having been said, thank you for the apology.
I did say I wasn't speaking towards the efficacy of the items on the list. I was just listing them off. If I came across as suggesting that they were efficacious that was my error. Please allow me to correct myself - I am in no way suggesting that they are effective, I am simply listing off what my fellow inmates made me aware of.
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One of my closest friends had a cancer scare about 1.5 years ago. I never thought about not having this person in my life till she told me she had cancer. It fundamentally rocked my world. I was lucky and she pulled threw it but I feel for you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Fuck cancer. I am sorry to hear about the news your friends dad received. Him and his family have my deepest sympathies.
My mother is currently fighting her 3rd bout of breast cancer. Stage 4 metastatic. The main tumor was removed from the breast, but the breast cancer cells were also found in her lung. She is allergic to chemo now, so they are using other treatments.
She, like most parents, tries to hide information from us to prevent us from worrying. Initially they told her she had less than three years. Now they are telling her she has at least 10. Which is great news. The tumor has gone from being a little larger than a golf ball to less than 1cm x 1.5cm. We are all hopeful and her specialist has been amazing.
So once again, my sympathies for anybody who has had cancer or has lost loved ones to it.
My mother died of billiary cancer at 53. Ugly, ugly business as you guys all know.
One thing that's under-discussed when it comes to terminal illness is the option to go out on your own terms. Particularly in America where we have access to every treatment ever devised, there is a tendency to fight to the bitter end at all costs. This often results in people spending fabulous amounts of money on treatments that do little more than make the patient's remaining life a walking hell. In retrospect, in the case of my mother, both she and the rest of the family could have had a drastically improved quality of life by ceasing to pursue hopeless curative treatments and instead trying to achieve comfort. While this is a very hard choice to make, it should be considered that a shorter, more pleasant remaining life might be preferable to a longer, dismal one. (Obviously this choice needs to be made by the individual patients and families.)
While it's a really uncomfortable subject to talk about, managing end-of-life situations is an important part of health care and one for which there is a LOT of room for improvement.
Edit: Fuck cancer. Fuck it right in the ear.
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This title should be edited to "FUCK CANCER" because cancer doesn't deserve anything less than harsh, unfiltered 100% pure hatred.
LOL LOOK GUYS IT'S AN AVATAR I USED LIKE 10 YEARS AGO HOW AWESOME IS THAT WE SHOULD BRING BACK THE BLACK GUY NEXT LOLOLOLOLOL
" I wonder if you are destined to be forgotten. Will your life fade in the shadow of greater beings?"
Well this thread officially jinxed me.... Was just thinking to myself how fortunate I am the other day to have not lost one close friend or relative yet, and then my dad gets taken to the ER, and it turns out he has Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis. He was bleeding internally at a very heavy rate and apparently had 2.9 pints of blood in his body. The doctor said he's never seen anyone with that low of blood survive. They immediately gave him several transfusions and stopped the bleeding, so he's doing a lot better for now. I guess it's not too shocking given how much alcohol he drinks and how long he's been doing it, but still sucks. Hopefully he will have a few more years with minimal pain. At least he's made it a decent amount of time. He will be 61 in February.
My mom passed a year ago after a seven year fight with Ovarian Cancer. We were lucky as my stepdad is a neurosurgeon, hence she was able to get the best treatment and he was able to afford it. How people manage to live with this for years without some sort of financial support system is beyond me. I think nothing epitomizes the massive fail that is the US health care system more than long term Cancer.
In any case, seven years of on again off again chemo, remission, recurrence-- your life becomes one that is always tinged with anxiety. What is amazing is how sad I always felt seeing her in pain and struggling, yet from the day she was diagnosed she became the happiest person alive. It's like knowing you have a limited time actually frees you somehow..
The worst part is the final few weeks when they become delusional and hallucinate, and you are basically waiting at their side for them to die. Nothing in my life has shred me emotionally as much as watching each labored breath and wondering if it was her last. Then when it finally does come, it is not like it is depicted in some TV show or movie, where they just stop breathing and peacefully die.. The last few minutes of life was the most disturbing and downright frightening experience I have ever witnessed. What I saw will forever be burnt into my brain and will stay with me until the day I die, and since then I have become a firm believer in Euthanasia.
Cancer robs you of energy, your money, your dignity, and ensures that you suffer until the very end. Yeah, fuck Cancer.
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Mom -> multiple myleoma, received chemotherapy then autologous stem cell transplant. In remission about a year, then a recurrent myeloblastoma on one of her ribs. Undergoing chemotherapy again now.
Dad -> prostate cancer with prostate resection.
Worked at the busiest coffeehouse in New Orleans for a few years. Peyton and Eli Manning's mother came in every weekend to hold court with the other uptown housewives. Anyway, one of my favorite customers was a woman who had cancer. I can't remember the details, but she had it for something like 20 years. And it was pretty bad that whole time. Bone cancer I know, but spread everywhere. She would go get chemo/radiation, then things would be calm for a while, then it would pop up again, get another round of treatment, rinse repeat. She made it 20 years like that. One of my nicest customers, she would sometimes look thin and rough, but never failed to have a genuine smile on her face and ask me about my day. Brought her son in to meet me, the whole nine yards. I think about her often, but this was 10 years ago now, and she was fairly skeletal the last time I saw her.
Before that I installed ADSL for bellsouth.net. I went on a repair call to a house uptown. Beautiful house, beautiful wife, and two small children. I'm starting my troubleshooting, just making small talk, when she just starts crying. She tells me she has skin cancer that has metastasized (this is what killed my mother). She said she was vigilant about going to the doctor, she had fair skin and would go in to see a dermatologist at the slightest sign of something. She said they missed it. The pathology on the biopsy came back negative, but it was cancer. She told me that the problem was that they removed the entire area, so that made something called 'dermatic mapping' (probably butchered that, been a long time) impossible? She broke down and I held her in my arms while she sobbed, her kids downstairs. I'm just a stranger in her house fixing her internet. It was tragic. She did everything right and it still got her at a young age.
The worst part of that story is that I shared with her that my mother died of melanoma, and as I was leaving, she had her children beside her, and told them right there that my mom had what she has and didn't make it. It was awful. I don't think ill of her though for that. It was wrong, but people do stuff when they are in the grip of grief/anguish.
I never saw her again, but I know how deadly melanoma is. Hope she made it.
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Lost my beautiful wife to cancer. Will be coming up 3 years in January.
Fuck cancer indeed.
Cancer can take anyone, at any age, at any time.
My girlfriend that I dated our senior year in highschool and then we went to college together died from ovarian cancer when she was 23. She had been complaining of stomach pains for about a year, we were Juniors in college when it started. Doctors chalked it up to nerves, or possibly ulcers. Her family were self-employed farmers so they had no health insurance, so she never wanted to push the issue and make them pay for an expensive MRI, or whatever they hell test they would have needed to actually discover what was wrong. We had been together for almost 5 years, we were just waiting to finish school to get married, so I knew her very well and I knew something wasn't right, but I trusted the doctors who kept telling her it was probably just ulcers from the stress of college. Finally during Christmas break of our senior year, she had a fit of so much pain that she passed out and collapsed. Ambulance took her to the hospital, they finally ran the appropriate tests and discovered she had ovarian cancer, and had for quite a while. It was too advanced to even have hope of operating. This was late December, she was dead by April. She was so upset that she was missing her final semester of college that once her professors heard of her situation and how dire it was, they passed her through all of her last semester classes(even though she hadn't attended a single day, but was signed up for them before she went into the hospital in December) and they got the University to issue her a diploma about 2-3 weeks before she died. She was so happy to get it.
Fucked me up for a long time, I didn't date for years. I'm 33 now and I finally just got married this year and we have a baby on the way, but it still chokes me up to the point of tears to even type the story, I still can't really talk about it at all to friends, family, or my wife. They all know what happened.
Cancer is fucked
(This is also why I post a little passionately in the threads on this site about things like medical insurance, shit's ridiculously important for reasons you can't generally fathom at the time, but you'll be glad it's there when you do need it)
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I agree. Not just fuck it, though. Fuck it, then disembowelit while still alive, and use its intestines as bondage to fuck it again as it dies. I have seen it take too many people I loved, especially my Dad in September 2000, when he was only 60.
I hate it with the fire of a thousand burnng suns.
So some really awesome news!
A friend of my girlfriend and mine was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 18. "Died" a couple times on the table during the whole process of treatment and recovery, but got out of it. 1.5 years later, after he moved away from Texas to Maine with his new-ish girlfriend, he started having complications again. This was about 3 months ago.
He was seen in Boston, confirmed that he had had a heart attack, and an irregular heart pattern and that the leukemia had returned inside of his heart and kidneys. He had to come back to Texas to see his doctor, and was admitted to the oncology ward.
After undergoing another round of chemo, and a lot of trips to the ICU due to massive heart problems, they were able to drain a liter of fluid from around his heart and he was announced cancer free once again yesterday!
FUCK YOU CANCER!
My father-in-law passed away early this morning due to complications from cancer (Cancer went into remission with the last dose of chemo last week, but he got an infection and his lungs were severely damaged due to being weak from the chemo)...I really admired him. Guy literally came from nothing, grew up in the poorest area of one of the poorest states (Kentucky), on a defunct coal mine. He joined the army at 17 just to get away from the poverty, was a chopper medic in Vietnam and then became a doctor after the war (He went all the way from enlisted up to Lt. Colonel in his 20 year career). After he retired from the army he went to work in the private field as an oil rig doctor off the coast of Africa in the Indian ocean. Guy just had huge balls--he actually helped fight off a group of pirates when his rig came under attack while they were moving it to a new location (I think the legend is he used a flare gun, no seriously..the rig workers told us about it). I remember my wife freaking out that day, luckily a navy ship came and chased them off..Survived all that and was brought down by this shit like 3 years after he retired.
Really sucks, he was the one who helped me through my brother's death from brain cancer 8 years ago (Was the only doctor who gave me straight answers and helped me study up on it, so I could help my brother.)
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Sorry to hear it, Lithose.
Sorry for the loss Lithose.
My father is waiting to hear back on his prostate biopsy, we should hear next week (he had it done yesterday) if he has cancer and how far along it is. Hopefully they have caught it early if he does have it.
Ugh, it's going to be a long week. He's had so many other health issues in his life, primary being a rare disease that only a handful of people int he world have which screws with his body almost on a daily basis....and now this. Dude is only 56, turns 57 in Feb.
Bros, Fuck Cancer.
Mom passed away this Monday at 62, just a little while after they got done with the chemo and radiation and were waiting for her to recover from it (diagnosed last October). Seems the radiation had caused a lot of problems (cancer was through her neck lymph nodes and metastasized to the brain). All of us were lucky and had come up two days prior to come visit, so atleast we got to see her.
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Condolences Urgoslav. Just an awful thing to go through.
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Sorry for the loss Urgo. We always think our parents are going to live forever.
I wish you and your family the best.
Prepping for my last day of chemo and radiation right now. Pretty surreal feeling to be honest. I have chest CT/x-rays today and the next several weeks, and my oncology team thinks that they'll be telling me that I'm in remission within the next two weeks.
It's been an incredibly long 10 months of treatment, but I'll soon be posting one of those cliche pictures about being in remission.
Step son's grand mother fought breast cancer for several years and thought she had finally beaten it. Cancer came back and spread to her spine and finally to her brain this past fall. We laid her rest little less than a week ago, felt so bad for him... absolutely wrecked his world, he's 8. Fuck u cancer!
My father recently died from an urinary bladder cancer that got treated, but not before it spread to his spine and ribs. Weeks of constant pain, with less and less mobility, more and more difficulty to breath, more and more morphine and without the slightest hope for it to get any better. Pretty horrible way to die.
He had been a pipe and cigar smoker on and off through his life and it's unclear to me how much of an impact it had on the likeliness to have a bladder cancer (especially considering these are way 'cleaner' than cigarettes), but nevertheless I think this thread is as good a place as any to invite everyone of you to not smoke.
I don't get how we as a society still smoke. Occasional Cigar or whatever, probably not a huge deal, but why do people smoke cigarettes still?
So there was a misunderstanding with my friend. When the doctors told him they found no leukemia in his heart, he thought they meant he was cancer free. He was pretty drugged up, so it's understandable that he probably didn't follow all the info that well. Turns out they were talking about the fluid they drained from his heart and the biopsy of another section of his heart to confirm that the leukemia hadn't spread. He still has the initial leukemia and has reached the lifetime limit of chemo therapy treatments, so they are going to place him on some maintenance medication and we'll see. He says he's feeling fine right now and doesn't see himself going anywhere soon, so hopefully he can keep that positive mentality.
My dad successfully got treated for cancer 20 years ago and it hasn't come back since; that said, it was testicular cancer and the treatment was cutting one off. Just this month he had extreme pain and they told him he has a prostate infection. It has me worried as I know that the infection and cancer are very close in terms of symptoms. Should I be concerned or is this a more normal type of infection?
I probably wouldn't be too concerned if they said it was an infection. Don't quote me, but based on my understanding and experience, cancer doesn't cause much pain, let alone extreme pain, until it is very advanced.
Furthermore, I don't think there is any relation between his historical testicular cancer and the possibility of him of having prostate cancer now, at least not in the sense that it "spread". Testicular cancer is one of the few Cancers that we've pretty much beaten, and if it had metastasized to his prostate he would have had symptoms years ago
My dad just got the results of his biopsy today, he had multiple spots of cancer in all biopsys taken, he had 3 spots that scored a 4+3 on his outter wall and they are now going to do testing to see if it's confined to his prostate or not. We have a 70/30 chance that it is, if it is it's treatable, if not...well, you know.
We find out on Feb 14th. -sigh-
Lost my dad to pancreatic cancer when i was 13, the worst thing was watching a 6'5" solid guy wither slowly down to a stick figure.
Very sad, my grandmother died from cancer when I was little. I was close with her though
F*ck it very much... lost both my grandfather and my not even 3 months old nephew to cancer and both my dad and my uncle has had it... yup, I hate it! :/
Had a stroke last november, recovered nicely from that, and on his last check-up after the stroke they told him there's water around the lungs, get to the hospital, do not pass go.
This was in February.
He got some treatment, some biopsies and stuff, they found out there's a ring around his stomach exit that made him eat basically nothing.
All the while he told his family it's not really that bad, they're going to fix him up alright.
Last week I got to take a look at the doctor's letters to the other doc finally and... it was cancer all along.
It still seemed like they would be able to somewhat give him a few more good years, to enjoy his only grandchild, see her grow up and all that, but no dice.
The cancer had spread into the lungs, liver, and god knows where else already. On 28/04/13, roughly 10pm, he gave up.
Bye dad, thanks for everything. Same day Marie turned 9 months old, you left us. It's alright though, you didn't have to suffer for long, just the way you wanted it. Love you.
Sorry for your loss, Ronaan.
Cancer sucks. I lost my dad to melanoma that spread to his brain back in 2006. The worst part was that he knew he had it and it was terminal and never told us(my mom and my four siblings). He went into the hospital and was basically dead less than 24 hours after we found out he had it.
Sorry about your dad, that's too bad. At least he got to see his granddaughter, that must have been nice for him and for your family too.
I've seen the large shrinking man thing as well, it's pretty shocking. My father died of cancer before I was a teenager, he was a large guy and I can still remember how small he became from simply not being able to eat.
Really sorry for your loss Ronaan. As much as some random dude on the internet saying this really isn't much of a comfort in a time like this, my thoughts are with you and your family.
My dad goes to see the surgeon this Friday for his first consultation to have his radiation seeds implanted into his prostate at the end of May. He's been on a heavy regimen of Estrogen to shrink his prostate before the seeds get implanted to try and shrink the multiple spots (3 or 4) of cancer he has on his prostate wall at the moment. Keeping our fingers crossed all of this results in positive things.
Thanks, stranger on the internet or not, the thoughts are appreciated.
Hoping all goes well for your dad Tarrant.
Thanks man, it's apprecieated.
my dad is on surgery right now for prostate removal due to 3 cancer spots on it, he is 74. He was pretty lucky as he caught the mass at very early stages due to rigorous check ups (twice a years). Previous blood analysis showed PSA (amount of protein in the blood, if its too high mean the prostrate is damaged, and cancer is generally the reason) in check, last one was slighty off, and it turned out it was cancer after the biopsy.
He been offerered several possible treatments, radiation, HIFU, or doing nothing, cause they said that type of cancer its slowly progressing, and every kind of treatment has its own drawnback of the quality of life past it. He chose for the operation. Nm the age he is a strong guy, still run 10 km every sunday, take long walks every day and work in the fields. So im well vaguely positive for the outcome. Still worried tho.
Cancer has been kicking my family's ass for awhile now. Many years ago my mother had one of her kidneys removed because of cancer, had a scare with the other one a few years later and just a couple years ago had a breast cancer scare. So far she has been cancer free though. A couple months ago my oldest brother found out he had a brain tumor, had it removed by the end of that week and has been dealing with missing a chunk of his brain and chemo ever since. Thankfully it hasn't come back yet. Him and his wife just had a baby after years of trying so I'm happy that he got to see her born.
Luckily, me and my older brother haven't had any cancer scares yet.
Cancer has almost nothing to do with genes. Keep being brain washed into thinking this though. Keep giving the scum bags who lie to you all of your money so that they can keep lying to you even more and selling you even more bullshit cures. Herp derp, let's make you well by making you even sicker! Herp fucking derp.
Yep, you paid money to be lied to for the most part. Pretty fucking hilarious. They should have just told you about alkalizing your body and how it's literally impossible for cancer to thrive in an alkaline environment. No tumor suppressor genes necessary. Everyone has this thing called an immune system and if it's strong enough, it's virtually impossible to get any disease.Good to know all those medicinal chemistry and cell biology classes I took in college that talked about tumor suppressor genes and stuff were all fiction. Makes me feel a lot better about not deciding to pursue a career in healthcare.
Lumie, since you mention alkalization, would you care to explain to people how a logarithmic scale works and what pH is?
Can you explain to us what the difference between a lewis acid and base and a bronsted lowry acid and base are? What are conjugate acids and bases? If I said that I had an acid with pKa of 4.55, how would you convert that to the Ka value?
How does electron and proton exchange effect pH? What is the hydronium ion?
Can you tell us, in the acid base reaction between CH3NH2 and OH- in equilibrium with CH3NH and H20, which direction of the equilibrium is favored, reactants or products? Could you tell us what the conjugate acids and bases in the reaction are?
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The pH Myth: Part 1
The Acid-Alkaline Myth: Part 2
Wow, how shocking your cure is simply a myth that is debunked all over the place. What is sad is some number of people probably die every year trying this shit out instead of seeking real medical help.
Please do not engage Lumie in this thread. He will not come in here and belittle people's real life suffering. If he does I will strike him him with great vengeance and furious anger.
Hopefully he'll have a few days to do some research so he won't embarass himself too much.
I just lost a friend to cancer, and it made me think of my sister. who has been cancer free for 3 years, but it makes me wonder what they gave her for survival in years. I don't like thinking about not having her around. It makes my heart hurt. She had breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. But the cancer she had taught me about true fear.
Despite Race For The Cure fucking up a few years back with Planned Parenthood, I feel that some cancer research is better than none... What charity should be donated to for optimal benefit towards blasting fucking cancer into the sun?
I've chewed snuff pretty steady for the last 12 years. I went to the dentist today and the dentist came in for the final cavity checkup shit and saw my lip and about fucking flipped. Said I had to go to a oral surgeon and get a biopsy. Said it might be nothing but just to be sure I should get it checked out. It might be an elaborate "fear of God" tactic but kudos to them if it is because that shit worked. I always thought I would be pretty chill in the face of my own mortality but that shit freaked me out. Scheduled the biopsy for next monday and picked up a pack of smokes until i get a prescription for chantix. Ive been wanting to quit nicotine for awhile now and this is good motivation.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
That chantix is some hardcore shit. Don't drink while you're on it.
Ive used it 3 times before. Quit for like 1, 3, and 6 months before with it but always started again. Never had a problem drinking with it though. Have crazy dreams like a mother fucker though,
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Dear Cancer, while you may have taken my Grandmother 3 weeks ago, I just found out about 15 minutes ago that my dad beat the fuck out of you and he's now free of you.
Go fuck yourself. Bitch.
Grandmother received her last rites last night. Family gathered at her house for awhile, each person getting to visit for a short time. Funny stories were told, several people were hammered. I left around 10PM and my grandmother died around 2AM.
Cancer sucks, but she was given a couple months to live several years ago so there's that. RIP.
So just a tiny bit of a resurrection here
And well wish me luck. I'll be starting chemo (again - all added up I've head years of chemo since 1996) in 3 weeks and I've been on this chemo drug (vinorelbine) before and it definitely causes nausea and by association loss of appetite. And anti nausea meds tend to make me constipated AND give me diarrhea which is a fucking AWESOME combo to have when you're already utterly miserable. So I'll be talking to my doctor at Dana Farber about medical marijuana. Has anyone tried using vaporizers with pot? My wife is concerned with the house smelling like pot when company comes over. I've read that vaporizers are better for your lungs and leave virtually no scent. Is this accurate?
I know we've got some druggies here so thanks in advance.
Good luck. You may want to ask in the marijuana thread.
Vaporizers still have a scent, there's no way of getting around that. It's not nearly as strong as ripping bong hits, but if you're using it inside people will notice. Unless it's in a fairly well sealed room, ventilation wise. I picked up a portable one awhile back, and have enjoyed using it. Takes a bit of cleaning and maintenance, but it does the job: Vaporblunt 2.0
We have a 2 floor Cape house and we don't use the 2nd floor at this point since it needs quite a bit of remodeling. I was just going to go upstairs and partake up there when needed. I figure that way the first floor won't be hit by any smoke but she seems to think the entire house is going to explode with the smell of pot.
No fun smoking weed if you have to hide out upstairs.. It's meant to be enjoyed while playing video games or watching Game of Thrones. Fuck dude you have Cancer, you have the right to smoke wherever you damn well please in my book.
Good luck Tred. I have my first appointment in July with an oncologist in the states to see which chemo I do for whichever lymphoma they want to treat first so we shall see if I have nausea problems. I don't and won't and haven't smoked anything ever so I will need to do brownies maybe?
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Tetrahydrocannabinol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) they say that it doesn't give them the same relief. But others find they work too. Again, might take some experimentation.
Hey Luminati, we're waiting to hear what these anti-cancer homeopathic remedies are.
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Lumie trying to kill people again I see.
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