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Halfcan
01-19-2006, 10:21 PM
Just found out tonight my Aunt Nancy has Cancer of the stomach. I am totally bummed. She is a hell of a women and I hope she beats it. The doctors kept sending her home telling her it was all in her head that something was wrong-take an advil. 4 months of suffering, and they have done nothing. Does anyone know much about this? Could use some support.

Mr. Kotter
01-19-2006, 10:23 PM
Sorry to hear about that, halfcan. I'll include you folks in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed.

Phobia
01-19-2006, 10:24 PM
I had the same situation with an Uncle several years back. He fell and broke his hip. Docs missed clear signs of bone cancer in his initial x-rays. After the hip wouldn't heal over a year, they sent him to a specialist who recognized the cancer. Who knows what might have been had they begun treatment much earlier.

Dunit35
01-19-2006, 10:24 PM
Im very sorry to hear about that Halfcan. Prayers to you and your aunt. My grandpa just had a total knee replacement a couple of weeks ago and is having some problems with not being able to lift that leg up. I hope everything comes out ok.

pr_capone
01-19-2006, 10:25 PM
Just found out tonight my Aunt Nancy has Cancer of the stomach. I am totally bummed. She is a hell of a women and I hope she beats it. The doctors kept sending her home telling her it was all in her head that something was wrong-take an advil. 4 months of suffering, and they have done nothing. Does anyone know much about this? Could use some support.

The same thing happened to my mom... with colon cancer instead. For 2 years the doctors told her that she simply had hemorroids. She finally got a colonoscopy and they told her that her cancer was at a very advanced stage.... almost to the point of being terminal.

She went through a ton of therapy and 2 years later they finally gave her a clean bill of health.

I hope and pray that your aunt will get through this.

AZORChiefFan
01-19-2006, 10:25 PM
Sorry to hear that. Cancer is horrible. Hopefully all will turn out well.

FAX
01-19-2006, 10:28 PM
Mr. Halfcan, I'm sincerely empathetic to you. I have no answers, but I have some cheap advice.

Encourage your Aunt to keep going to different doctors until she finds one that can help her. Not all docs are the same. Believe me.

FAX

Fish
01-19-2006, 10:30 PM
Lost gramps to it.... prayers out........

Dunit35
01-19-2006, 10:32 PM
Cancer has to be the most emotionally and physically toughest thing a person can deal with.

Halfcan
01-19-2006, 10:33 PM
The same thing happened to my mom... with colon cancer instead. For 2 years the doctors told her that she simply had hemorroids. She finally got a colonoscopy and they told her that her cancer was at a very advanced stage.... almost to the point of being terminal.

She went through a ton of therapy and 2 years later they finally gave her a clean bill of health.

I hope and pray that your aunt will get through this.


God I hope it turns out that good. Congrats on your Mom's health.

My Aunt looked terrible on Thanksgiving-and the ****ing doctor said she needed to maybe talk to a Phychologist-did he not notice her losing 30 pounds!!! My Mom is taking is very bad. We just lost my Uncle in Dec. Now this. They are best friends, and the whole thing has my Mom a wreck. I was strong on the phone with her, but it just kind of hit me like a ton of bricks. I have lost several family members and close friends to Cancer. My Aunt is just about the sweetest, nicest person I have ever known-and she deserved a lot better treatment!!

SoCalBronco
01-19-2006, 10:34 PM
Very sorry to hear that.

Have her (or a family member) call the Cancer Legal Resource Center: http://www.lls.edu/academics/candp/clrc.html Despite its name, its not just about legal resources, its about resources period. They can find her financial assistance to pay for the various costs associated with cancer treatment, find her free or reduced cost treatments, insurance, clinical trials and a variety of other cancer related services, caregivers, support groups (and in the case of douchebag doctors, listings of local medical malpractice attorneys who will work pro bono) all of this is FREE. It is a very useful tool to help people who have new needs when cancer strikes and they dont know where to start looking. I used to work there while in law school. It is a great program and provides alot of assistance to people.
I hope your aunt makes a full recovery. Best wishes to her.

Dunit35
01-19-2006, 10:35 PM
I cant believe those doctors kept telling her that. They should be fined and stripped of their licenses.

NJ Chief Fan
01-19-2006, 10:36 PM
sorry to hear that man, i hope all goes well

Bwana
01-19-2006, 10:38 PM
Sorry to hear that bud, all the best to him and his family. A good friend of mine came over this week and we were sitting around shooting the bull when he told me he had cancer. Things don't look good for him either at this point, ****en sucks.

ChiefsFire
01-19-2006, 10:44 PM
lost my ole man to cancer


live every day like its your last

thoughts and prayers on the way dude

Halfcan
01-19-2006, 10:46 PM
Sorry to hear that bud, all the best to him and his family. A good friend of mine came over this week and we were sitting around shooting the bull when he told me he had cancer. Things don't look good for him either at this point, ****en sucks.


Damm that sucks. Here's hoping for the best for friend.

Dunit35
01-19-2006, 10:47 PM
I hate to hear about anybody that has any type of cancer.