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  • 15 days ago

    abnormal PET Scan

    I was told that 3 lymph nodes in my upper lungs lit up during a PET Scan, and that I needed a biopsy, My question is DO I have cancer? and is the biopsy just to define what kind of cancer I have and what stage? Or is the biopsy to determine IF I have a cancer?
  • 16 days ago

    Colonoscopy and insurance coverage

    Had a colonoscopy at 50 that was covered by insurance. Had several polyps removed. Now with new insurance and high deductible, they say that it's now a diagnostic procedure, not preventative. My Mom died from colon cancer so I'm worried. Is there some way my new insurance will cover the colonoscopy? I can't afford the deductible so I can't have it done unless they will pay for it. Any advice on this situation would be appreciated.
  • 17 days ago

    Did I do the Right Thing

    Originally, I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor of the right ovary. I was told a hystorectomy was all that was needed to get rid of it and no further treatment was needed. 3 years later, I was found to have pre cancerous tumors of the colon, and during the next 3 colonoscopy exams. Each time they were removed and I was told that as long as I went at least every 3 years for removal, I would not developed full blown Colin cancer. 3 years later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery....
  • 19 days ago

    My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer

    Well, Thursday, March 2nd my dad told my sister and I that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Something I never thought I'd hear. He goes for physicals every year like clockwork and has only ever had borderline diabetes which he's been controlling well. He went this year and his PSA was 4.5 so they sent him to a Urologist which ran bloodwork again and got a PSA of 7. They scheduled him for biopsies immediately. They took 12 samples and only 3 of the 12 were positive for cancer. We....
  • 21 days ago


    I got a spot under my breast and there is sometime pain around it (I'm male)
  • 22 days ago

    News Flash: Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in People Over 50

    In some good news for older Americans, a new report shows that colorectal cancer rates among those over 50 fell 32 percent since 2000, while deaths from the disease fell by 34 percent. Click here to read more: The article says that those declines are likely due to increased screening. Have you been screened for colon cancer lately?
  • 22 days ago

    Lung Nodule

    In April 2016, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and subsequently had my left kidney removed. The urologist who did the surgery was confident there was no other cancer. The CT scan taken prior to the surgery did reveal tiny lung nodules, something I had never heard of. Over the past 5 or 6 months, I've had a PET scan, several chest X-rays, at least 2 CT scans and an MRI. The results of the PET scan were inconclusive. The most recent CT scan shows that the largest of the nodules has grown from....
  • 24 days ago

    Questions about colorectal cancer?

    Our own Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH, and Dr. Sonenshine, an expert of the American Gastroenterological Association, will be kicking off National Colorectal Awareness Month today at noon ET on our Facebook page taking your questions. Join us here:
  • 26 days ago

    Need An Advice

    Hi, August 2015 I Had Severe Stomach Pain On Right Side Of Stomach Reports Where Normal However Something Was Written About My Prostate Gland Doctor Said It Was Completly Normal Nothing To Worry About. Then I Was Getting Anemic And Got Back Pain So After 3 Months I Was Admitted To Hospital I Was Diagnosed With Spinal Tuberculosis.I am Still Under Treament Upto July 2017 Occasionally I Get Pain At Right Side Of Stomach. Will Spinal Tuberculosis Affect Prostate. My Doubt Is Because I Had Severe Stomach....
  • 1 month ago


    Breast cancer twice makes nothing nice.