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Looking to connect with other women going through cancer treatment

Posted by @angelamo in Cancer, Apr 7, 2014

I want to join a discussion of women who are going through cancer treatment. I am alone and feeling anxious and indecisive. Recently diagnosed and feeling like the world and the life I've know have been swept away never to be found. Can someone recommend a group to share ideas and thoughts?

Tags: cancers, Cancer Treatments, Support Groups, Adenocarcinoma

Posted by @Margaret_Marie, Apr 10, 2014

Hi @angelamo. The resources tab of the Cancer group provides some great links that you may find helpful: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer#/!tab=hubcap. Anyone else have ideas of cancer discussion groups? @nicoleferrara may have some additional ideas and resources for you.

nicoleferrara

Posted by @nicoleferrara, Apr 10, 2014

Hi, @angelamo Would you be comfortable sharing the type of cancer for which you are being treated? That will help me pinpoint what resources might be most useful to you. Thanks, Nicole

angelamo

Posted by @angelamo, Apr 11, 2014

Adenocarcinoma

nicoleferrara

Posted by @nicoleferrara, Apr 15, 2014

Hi, Angela. Our resources for adenocarcinoma are developed based on the part of the body in which the cancer developed--for example, esophagus, lungs, stomach, pancreas, etc. Would you mind sharing where the adenocarcinoma was found? I can then share relevant resources.

angelamo

Posted by @angelamo, Apr 17, 2014

Right Breast
and 1 cm on the liver.

khadijah

Posted by @khadijah, Apr 15, 2014

I appreciate the comments and responses at this site. I have a major medical problem. I had sleeve gastrectomy surgery February 24, 2014. I have had non-stop nausea. My surgeon and assistants have prescribed the usual anti-nausea meds for me. I am now wearing a scopalamine patch for the next month. So far, the nausea has decreased a very small amount. I would like to converse with others who have had nausea for an extended period. Any referrals will be appreciated for talk and medical referrals. Thank you. Suffering in Florida

Posted by @Margaret_Marie, Apr 15, 2014

Hi @khadijah. I would suggest posting this in the Digestive Diseases group: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/digestive-gastrointestinal-problems. You'll have much more success connect with people in that group.

angelamo

Posted by @angelamo, Apr 15, 2014

Hi I am sorry to hear you are troubled with nausea.

nicoleferrara

Posted by @nicoleferrara, Apr 17, 2014

Angela: Mayo Clinic's basic information on breast cancer can be found here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-cancer/basics/definition/con-20029275. It includes a section on coping and support. I'm not sure exactly where you're located, but Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. works with a group called the Pink Ribbon Mentors--they connect breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. You can learn more about the program here: http://www.jointhejourney.us/jtj-pinkribbon-mentors/. You can also call them at (507)538-9950
or send an email to pinkribbonmentors@mayo.edu. Best wishes.

angelamo

Posted by @angelamo, Apr 17, 2014

Thank You.

elisavit

Posted by @elisavit, Apr 30, 2014

This is my first time here. I am actually writing a paper for my doctorate program on online health communities. I found them so helpful when I went through chemo and I am a so happy to find this one thriving. I completed my last treatment in July. I was diagnosed with Her 2 nue breast cancer in April of 2012. I had nine treatments of carboplatin and taxotere and a year of Herceptin. I also had 33 radiation treatments. My hair fell out, several of my fingernails and toenails fell off, and I felt like crap a lot of the time, but I got thorough it and I feel good and strong. Before cancer my hair was dirty blond, fine and straight as a board...I spent my life hating it. I prayed about it...I said, "God, if I have to have cancer and go bald, could I please get a decent head of hair out of it?" Guess what?? It came back almost black and curly and full as can be. I am embracing this new me!
I am mother and a grandmother and I'm getting remarried in September to the best guy in the world. The greatest thing I learned on my journey was how to live. It was not a pleasant experience but I learned how wonderful people really are and how precious is life and the people I love. It made a better person of me. I am stronger. You are all in prayers. Beth

vector7

Posted by @vector7, May 28, 2014

Hi, my name is Vickie, I under went Breast Cancer in '07 and again in '11. Actually I was like I another world, hearing what the doctor said and what she wanted to do. I thought I understood, looking back on it the first time I was too dazed to comprehend anything. It is probably what you are feeling. Give yourself time to process it all. Check out support groups which will give you all types of answers. You will see that you are not alone.

marshaanddan

Posted by @marshaanddan, Sep 30, 2015

Im not sure how to do this my name is marsha

marshaanddan

Posted by @marshaanddan, Sep 30, 2015

I had a pet scan, long story nodules in both lungs 2 major surgeries in left lung removed most of it with adenocarcinoma lung cancer. Pet lit up on right lung too, couldn't get a piece for biopsy ( too small) can a pet scan light up a nodule and it NOT be cancer. It has been 3 yrs

colleenyoung

Posted by @colleenyoung, Oct 2, 2015

Hi @marshaanddan
Welcome to Connect. I'm glad you were able to post a message. You did it exactly right :).

Did you have a PET scan recently or 3 years ago? Has your doctor been monitoring the nodules in your right lung since the surgery of the left lung?

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