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Hi, I'm Michael F.
My wbc was running anywhere from 17-23k. And like I said for years. My PCP wanted me to get checked but I refused. When he finally convinced me to go to hematologist I had all the scans and lab w...
  • about 1 hour ago · Like1
Hi, I'm Nancy E S.
I have been on Anastrozole for about a year and still have hot flashes. Lots of them. Any suggestions?
  • about 1 hour ago ·
Hi, I'm Brenda S B.
I, too, am a Christmas diagnosis Stage IV colon cancer fighter. Neuropathy in my fingers has been my biggest and most consistent side effect so far. I do several things that seem to help with it:...
  • Fri Feb 23, 2018 ·
I'm Julie L K., and I'm a survivor of Melanoma
I have been taking Opdivo since December and developed an itchy rash, too, which when untreated led to a blistery type of rash. I'm told this is a side effect of opdivo. I tried over the counter me...
  • Wed Feb 21, 2018 ·
Hi, I'm Scott O.
Hi Jack, glad you reached out about polycythemia. I was diagnosed with polycythemia vera in 2007 at age 30. I am a more rare case due to my younger age. The fact that you were diagnosed before a “t...
  • Tue Feb 20, 2018 ·
Hi, I'm Marilyn S S.
I've been reading articles about Berberine. They are saying it works along with Anastrozole as far as an anti-estrogen type pill. You can buy it over the counter or order it on the Internet. Any...
  • Mon Feb 19, 2018 ·
I'm Mr. Par, and I'm a survivor of Pancreatic Cancer
Thanks for your comments! It is good to know others might also be having diarrhea, Kat. I am almost the same age as you, Dale (age 69) with very similar side effects. Surgery and radiation are out ...
  • Mon Feb 19, 2018 · Like2
Hi, I'm Juanita A H.
What are the treatments for above cancers. Are there any trials out there? I am inquiring for my 80 year old cousin who will undergo palliative radiation to see if it helps her pain. She does not w...
  • Mon Feb 19, 2018 ·
Hi, I'm Shana M S.
If you were stage 1, you need to ask what your relative risk is vs your absolute risk. You may be taking a hormone inhibitor and suffering and it might not be necessary. I was stage 1 and had a l...
  • Mon Feb 19, 2018 · Like1
I had the same treatment as post #1, but I elected to have the stem cell transplant last September to make the remission longer. So far I am doing well my counts are good and I only take 10 mil of...
  • Mon Feb 19, 2018 · Like2

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