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  • 6 days ago

    Recently learned about HeLa cells

    Introduction The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks written by Rebecca Skloot, was a very interesting book, it explaining how science evolved with the findings of cancer after taking cells from Mrs. Lacks. The following article will provide you with the understanding how science research can assist in, the impact the HeLa cells caused not only to science but to Henrietta Lacks and her family. Henrietta Lacks cells were taken during 1950’s, a time where Privacy rules were not implemented leading to....
  • 15 days ago

    White Blood Cells

    My mother had Lymphoma months ago. She underwent chemotherapy for about a year. The doctors told her that her white blood cell count is lower than what they should be. Her WBC has not increased or gone back to normal since the process ended. We don’t know how to bring them back. The doctors told her GUNA-GCSF will now help her after I brought it up. Is there anything we can do to help bring it back up?
  • 18 days ago

    I always have bruises/been bruising over 10 years/should I worry?

    My dad died of prostate cancer at 71, whom i met when i was only 30. Im 38, He was born in 1942. When i met him there was supposedly an aunt who already had some form of cancer. At 37 i had a cyst on my left breast it was removed surgically so far my breasts will just ache or have spasms. I have been for a mammogram before the cyst was removed so i was exposed to radiation. At 21 i had malignant cells diagnosed via pap smear but they were removed via lazer treatment, so far whenever I have a pap....
  • 24 days ago

    Something not right

    Well I’ve had several colonoscopys done all were polyps found have not had one in 3 yrs now everyone I go pee I have to poop at the same time is this normal?
  • 29 days ago

    Recommend

    Looking for a breast surgeon in the Midwest that will perform lumpectomy with some sort of local anesthesia
  • 1 month ago

    ALL Leukemia

    My sister aged 76 has been diagnosed with ALL Acute lympho blastic Leukemia Philadelphia B - . She has heart failure, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and varicose vein ulcer on her leg. Some doctors want to treat her with chemo+ cortisone and some with antibody+cortisone whereas some tell us not to try any of these and leave her as it is. They say that due to age and other health problems she will not be able to tolerate any treatment. She may even get worse with side effects and shorten her life or....
  • 1 month ago

    How urgent is diagnosis lung cancer?

    I have had a cough over a year, which the doctor has tried to treat with antihistamines, expectorant, etc. It recently became much worse quite suddenly, and the doctor ordered chest x-rays. The x-rays showed an opacity in the upper lobe of my right lung. The doctor has sent a referral to radiology for a CT scan and I have been waiting for a call from them when they have an opening in their schedule. It's been over a week and no call from radiology. If this is lung cancer, isn't it urgent....
  • 1 month ago

    Lung cancer symptoms

    I have a doctor's appointment in a week but wanted to know I know some people don't show any symptoms till late stages but can you have multiple symptoms start within a couple weeks, I have had a long time cough but I smoke so wasn't concerned , but a couple weeks ago fatigue set in hard I can only work half of what I used to , coughing became worse, a few times now have coughed up blood in spit, and now starting yesterday my appetite is completely gone and when I try to eat it makes....
  • 1 month ago

    headache

    hi everyone, I am a male 23 years old, and for the past two weeks since monday 7th Jan, i have been getting a headache that has not gone away since, am not sure what caused the headache i do not know how to best describe the headache, so i'll try my best to describe. it first started off as a dull, numbing pain around the head and forehead, hen i lay down or go sleep it goes away but when i wake up for 10 minutes it does not appear but then it slowly starts up again and gets worse throughout....
  • 1 month ago

    Radiation treatment

    I just got home from Dr Of radioation. They say I have to lift my arms up over my head & I can’t do that. I have severe problems from my neck plus I had a stoke and was paralyzed on that left side. I was told I have to have my left arm up to have to treatment Have any one of y’all had this problem or known of one?