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    thank you. i get awfully tired also. but i'm 58--you're a youngster. best of luck to you!

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      found out today that i have renal cell carcinoma. the dr wants to try to freeze it but says that my insurance company usually fights that because they consider it an "experimental" procedure. anyone out there had this done?

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        thank you. my appt is thursday. mine is about 1 cm. are  you doing okay with just one kidney?

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          Thank you for your response. I wish you all the best of luck, and you're right--there's always someone who's worse than I am. My lesions are about 2cm in size, so I'm optimistic!  

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            I've been undergoing tests for almost a month now, due to extreme pain under my right rib. I have Crohn's disease and  my GI thought that was the problem. There are two lesions on my right kidney; both are apparently growing. There is no history of kidney cancer in my family, but my Dad's entire family died of some form of cancer. I'm scared and frustrated that no one seems willing to tell me anything!

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              Cyn,

              thanks so much for your reply. there was a lot of information that i didn't know. will definitely check out the sites you recommend. have a blessed week.--karen

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                My stepdad has had several skin cancers removed over the past few years, but the spot the doctor took off last week is malignant melanoma. He had to have further outpatient surgery so the doctor could try to get it all. We haven't gotten the pathology report on that yet. Do they stage melanoma? Do most doctors refer patient to oncologist for further testing to make sure that it hasn't spread? We are getting very litt...

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                  my best friend, who was 50 this past february, lost her battle with breast cancer june 24, 2011. i thought i was prepared and was moving through the grief process, but am finding it more difficult each day. lost my dad to lung cancer in '96 but did not see him suffer the way my friend did. just trying to find support and ways to keep moving forward.

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