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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:17 pm
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Just bumping while I'm in here looking for mammogram info.

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:37 pm
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My BIL has just finished treatment for a nasopharynegal tumour. It presented as persistent sinus problems, blocked ear and general fuzziness...Thankfully it was caught at a very early stage and he will be fine..Don't ignore sinus pain..


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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:23 pm
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MaryE wrote:
My BIL has just finished treatment for a nasopharynegal tumour. It presented as persistent sinus problems, blocked ear and general fuzziness...Thankfully it was caught at a very early stage and he will be fine..Don't ignore sinus pain..


MaryE, how was it picked up, if you don't mind me asking- did he have a CT scan?

Great to hear it has been caught in time and that he will be ok.


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Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:51 pm
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Pm'd you Karis..


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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:44 am
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Glad to see this post. It should DEFINITELY be a sticky.

A couple of my own to add... having had 2 cancers in the last 9 years. Melanoma and a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

- Never ignore you gut.
- Get over the fear and go to the GP anyway. It may be nothing at all. Fear of what you may find can be so debilitating but ignoring it will bring a far worse fear, if you don't catch something in time. :(

- Insist on a referral, or second opinion, if you are still unsure or have a nagging doubt.

- Know your body and its rythms.
When my lymphoma was starting to have effects on my body, I put the diarrohea down to a bug and the chronic tiredness down to being a mom, on the run and having own business.

- The symptoms don't always have to be "classic". My melanoma was smaller than a "typical" one and I was the one who insisted I was referred. So glad I did. Stage 1, so caught very early.

HTH someone....

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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:30 am
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karis wrote:
MaryE wrote:
My BIL has just finished treatment for a nasopharynegal tumour. It presented as persistent sinus problems, blocked ear and general fuzziness...Thankfully it was caught at a very early stage and he will be fine..Don't ignore sinus pain..


MaryE, how was it picked up, if you don't mind me asking- did he have a CT scan?

Great to hear it has been caught in time and that he will be ok.



Glad your BIL is ok. I would also like to know how it was detected if you don't mind. Someone close to me has been having a lot of sinus problems lately.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:09 pm
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Bump for St. Patrick's Day. Glad that this is a sticky, but I still bump it occasionally to get it into the "unread" list because people only see the sticky if they visit that part of the board.

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:20 pm
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Thanks Dimple. That was good to reread.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:54 pm
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Great to see the info being shared.
I will say that smears should be started earlier than 25 though. After I had dd1 at 20 I had the normal smear and all was fine. I booked a repeat when I was 21 as I was worried about getting checked regularly as my mum had abnormal cells in her twenties and the gp refused saying it wasn't necessary. I went elsewhere and I'm so glad I did because my results came back abnormal. I had to have a colposcopy and when I got the results after that they said if I had of left it any longer it would have been a serious problem. It was an aggressive form that changed very quickly. I now get tested every 6 months so that I can make sure I'm here for my girls.

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Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:56 pm
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An astounding lack of public awareness about lung cancer has been revealed in a Cancer Research UK study, published today.

When almost 1500 people were asked to list possible warning signs of the disease that is the most common cause of cancer death - only 77 people (five per cent) mentioned a cough that doesn’t go away. Just two people mentioned a painful cough and only three listed a change in an existing cough as a possible symptom of lung cancer.

Less than 10 per cent of those asked mentioned a persistent chest infection, tiredness or unexplained weight loss. And under 15 per cent mentioned persistent chest pain.

Almost 80 per cent failed to mention coughing up blood and 63 per cent did not list shortness of breath.


Source: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/a ... er-warning

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Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:35 pm
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Was just thinking this needed to be bumped Dimple. The big C got another woman today - only 42. Fucking disease.


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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:17 am
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Back-to-school bump.

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Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:12 am
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starbar wrote:
I saw this in the dailymail today, it is an advert the NHS have in the UK. I thought they did it very well?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... -home.html


That's a great ad - factual but short, watchable and chatty. Thanks, starbar. Wonder will they do one for dangly bits too?! Imagine if they were to ask Rab C. to do it..! :lol:

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Bumping this up for World Cancer Day. Early detection is the key.

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Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:28 pm
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A 15 year old has used carbon nanotubes to invent a groundbreakng new test for pancreatic cancer, which may be applicable to ovarian cancer and others too. Cheaper, earlier detection will make a huge difference.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-n ... 96151.html

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Bumping for the summer. Wishing good health to all.

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Great. Thanks for sharing.


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