Cancer is a WORD not a sentence. (Page 3)
PureSilver67: @ rbnprov heartfelt wishes to you
(if they live all in the same area, I'd be looking for connections though - not wanting to take anything away - just #'s seem a lot!! )
MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.
Laughter... the best medicine.
lmao my family was howling laughing at this one...
miss gege: NICO; thanks for all your post educating (us) on this and other cancers.....very helpful and thoughtful
Nicotina2: For clarification... I am very fortunate, I don't have, nor have I ever had cancer. Family and friends, yes. Testing for cancer ought to be part of ongoing healthcare for all people.
btw, Atheist here.
CerebralEcstasy: I just finished a write up on biosensors for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is one of those sneaky diseases that they don't generally catch until it's stage III or stage IV. Which leads to high mortality rates due to the disease already having spread to other parts of the body.
Technological advances though, in the area of biosensors offers some hope for the future for rapid and quantitative analysis. For example, ovarian cancer in the past has been tested by taking whole blood and analyzing the CA-125 biomarker. While this is good to some degree, false positives/negatives have been known to happen because there are 3 different types of ovarian cancer and sometimes it produces a higher than normal serum level.
A diagnostic magnetic resonance biosensor works on the same principal as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Best part is, that if this technology succeeds, (which current testing seems to show it will), this will mean a total revolution in diagnostics.
The biosensor allows you to examine multiple biomarkers (ovarian cancer has 200 of them) in parallel due to microfluidics advances.
If you're into this sort of thing: You can take a look at the paper here:
As a warning to all here, this disease is also linked to BRCA I, II (breast cancer genes) and is often misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome, with symptoms like bloating, constipation/diarrhea etc.
Given that the survival rate is so low because of the late detection, it's a good idea to be cognizant of symptoms and diligent about pestering your doctor if symptoms are similar. The CA-125 test also identifies endometriosis.
For those of you who may end up facing a hysterectomy, ensure they remove the fallopian tubes as well. Research out of BC shows a correlation between ovarian cancer and failure to remove fallopian tubes. They're in there anyway, might as well take them too!
Qz: Thanks for the messages of ALWAYS have hope. My brother died recently of cancer. Alot of people disliked my message of keeping hope alive.
It makes me feel good to hear others that have the same attitude i had.
CerebralEcstasy: Sometimes hope is all we have. As for myself, I am also a woman of faith, so I do not believe death is the end of the road. My loved ones merely sleep until the day our Father wakes them up. In the meantime, I will keep working and researching and hoping to find/be a part of something that will help with the here and now.
winni2: my husband,s father have cancer on marrow aspect. i have not so much courage to face him, i afriad cancer,and i think cancer don,t appear around me ,now i see my husband,s pain,and need much money to cure it ,chemotherapy in now step and he always whole body swollen and sometime he faint anywhere,so mother keep on eye on him.i hope he will come better and better.
jink88: My best friend is going through breast cancer at the moment. Through her battle I have learned a lot about the disease. Yes there are different cancers. Testing going on in Canada with the DNA of these various cancers. This hopefully down the line will lead to different treatments then one size fits all.
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fairgojustsaying: I have to say I only know people that have experienced cancer, either friends or families, I only knew of one friend , who had lung cancer, it is a fast acting cancer and so very quick, it stunned me. It was sad because he had been an alcoholic and gave up the drink, took courses in business management, reconnected wth his daughters did volunteer work and all was looking good, then one day it all ended. I wish all people dealing with cancer all the best
Nicotina2: I was amazed at how complexed cancer is. My Dad had DNA tests to determine if a treatment was suitable. DNA specific treatment is already available. There is much research to be done to find a cure in our lifetime.
jink88. Love to your friend.