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Old 01-20-2021, 08:50 AM   #21
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make sure you get a copy of everything . i have a disc and report from every scan . if you do not understand them insist the doctor explain it to you until you do. take notes . we had a list of questions before every meeting . i've had the same doc for 35 years so he lays everything out on the table. my surgeon was the same way .
from undetectable to too large for surgery in 6 months it must be a very aggressive cancer or possibly small cell . it took a year for mine to go from 1.5 cm to 2.2 cm . get copies so you can research it and know exactly what your dealing with .
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:48 AM   #22
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Damn man. I hope and pray for good news and outcome on this. I quite smoking cold turkey almost 5 years ago after my heart attack, I hope your dad does as well.
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Old 01-20-2021, 12:04 PM   #23
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Damn man. I hope and pray for good news and outcome on this. I quite smoking cold turkey almost 5 years ago after my heart attack, I hope your dad does as well.
It is small cell. The doctor told my sister yesterday that they suspect he has had several mini strokes which may account for the very noticeable loss of memory over the last couple of years, and also told her that they did find a few small tumors along his jawline. After me riding his ass for the last 2 years about smoking I think he has finally quit as I have not seen or smelled cigarette smoke at his house or on him since about September...but the damage is done and it wouldn't surprise me if he starts up again.
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:36 AM   #24
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That's rough, man. Good luck with everything.

My paternal grandfather died from lung cancer and emphysema when I was a teenager. He had smoked for around 30 years and quit cold turkey one day, and then was seemingly healthy as a horse for almost 10 years before he was diagnosed. He had a strong heart and was in great shape otherwise, which actually made the process pretty drawn out and ugly to the end. That was over 25 years ago, and I know medicine is much further along these days, so there's that.

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Fuck cancer.
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:47 AM   #25
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joe tipen had small cell carcinoma that had spread literally everywhere . it is an interesting read . his protocol is harmless but it does work with some people . the reason i do it is i know of several people here in erath county who are cancer free now . i do not know anyone successful with chemo .
best of luck .
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:13 AM   #26
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I have a low dose CT done annually to screen for lung cancer, which if found will hopefully be caught early. Used to be a smoker but finally quit cold turkey 20 years ago.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:20 AM   #27
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quit in 92 but 50 years of painting cars and auto work caught up with me . plus genetics . there are no symptoms until it is too late , same with most cancers .
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:50 PM   #28
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:41 AM   #29
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He did several rounds of radiation and Chemo and it appears it has shrunk and is not currently active and no new spots have been found. He continues weekly with Infusions thru his port and has NO ENERGY..barely leaves the house..but he is still with us. His memory is beyond terrible...he calls it Chemo brain..but me and my sister are thinking it is something else (family history). I have breakfast with him every Saturday morning and try to help/motivate him.
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:57 PM   #30
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Chemo brain is real. My wife had problems with her memory when she went through chemo.
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Old 09-11-2021, 08:57 PM   #31
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My mom got chemo brain bad. She is back to near normal two years later.

She's healthy as a oxe two years later. Breast cancer
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