Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32
Kevin, try not to worry too much. Cancer treatment is much better these days, but I just wish all this research would find a cure once and for all.
Yesterday, we were hit with the news that my wife's brother has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.
As with all hit by this scourge, we hope for the best, but fear for the worst.
Thanks for the support.
Feel sorry for your wife's brother. Hope he get the best treatment available. I also got one cousin, a police officer with bladder cancer but He was unlucky, passed away after running a series of irradiation therapy.
I got two uncle with lung and liver cancer, another aunty with lung cancer.
I spent months took care of my aunty till her last day. She trusted her care to me as I am the only nurse among the big families.
True that the advance treatment are now reliable enough.
But still hoping for the best nex week.
Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo
Think positive Kevin things will work out. I can tell you this from experience in 2005 I was diagnosed with colon cancer had surgery then did six weeks of radiation with chemotherapy and continued chemotherapy for six more months (which kicked my butt). Then in 2007 they found three enlarged lymph nodes in my chest and abdomen so I did two years of chemotherapy which ended in late 2009 (which kicked my butt again) since then I've been in for regular blood work and CT scans, so far everything is still good (knock on wood)
That is the hell of perseverance. You did an outstanding effort running with all given situation if compared to most patients I ever taken care of. Hope you are able to maintain your optimum health. Did you also have regular CEA blood level check? I got mine is on normal level, but still worrying much.
Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious
Hope it is nothing.....best of luck!
Yeah. That is what I hoping for.
It sounds funny. I spend much of my time supporting, talking, assisting, and taking care of many patients with various cancer. But found less stronger to them.
It is all just because on my knowledge, most cancers go silent and undetected until they hit other part that means a late stage on its original site.