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  • Forum Post: Re: It's back with a vengenace

    Dear Steve: Thanks for your words. In fact, so far, he only gets the pain after an 'episode' bringing up the frothy stuff and, thank goodness, the pain doesn't last for too long. I know that as things get worse, he will need serious pain relief - but right now, time the med kicked in, the...
  • Forum Post: It's back with a vengenace

    I haven't posted for ages. I won't bore you with details here (but have updated profile). Hubby's OC is back (4cm but no apparent spread 'scope showed) and begins chemo (3rd time lucky...) on Monday (31st), docetaxol this time; oncologist has said it's palliative but hubby says "it...
  • Forum Post: Encouraging news when OC surgery impossible

    I haven't posted for a while but thought I would share some news that I hope will give encouragement to those who, like my husband, cannot have the surgery (see my earlier blogs/posts). It's a year this month since diagnosis. Radical radiochemo finished end this Feb & a subsequent CT was...
  • Forum Post: Re: Cyberknife Treatment

    Hi Marianne: My husband had 6 x ECX in theory pre-op but the week before surgery (Dec 2009) they discovered he had a previously unknown heart condition and we were told surgery no longer an option. However, he was referred back to the oncologist who, in January, said he still hoped for a cure and started...
  • Forum Post: Re: radical radiochemo aftermath :(

    Thanks for your thoughts Crystal, Steve & Charlotte. Thanks for the Christie link; true it didn't tell me anything we didn't know but it was kinda comforting to read that all Philip's side effects are known and usual. In the cool of the evening (a song coming on?) I know that, compared...
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