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How do people enroll in foreign clinical trials?

I want to look into enrolling in an oncology clinical trial that is being conducted in Germany. The lead researcher indicated my being Canadian could be an issue because I would have to live in Germany for the duration of the trial (four months) and because I don't have German health insurance. I know people go to other countries to take part in clinical trials, but how do they do this if they lack health insurance in the country where the trial takes place? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Jul 24, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I support a loved one with cancer, from far away?

My dad was just diagnosed with Large B Cell Lymphoma. The prognosis is good. He begins chemotherapy (R-CHOP) in a week - 6 cycles every 3 weeks, for a total of 18 weeks. I am a 7 1/2 hour drive away, and I don't own a car. What can I do to help? [more inside]
posted by Isingthebodyelectric on Jul 10, 2013 - 8 answers

How to handle job interviews while going through chemo/radiation for cancer?

I'm in the middle of treatment for breast cancer (chemo and radiation) and am unsure how to handle sharing this information (if I should at all) during my job interviews. What is my legal obligation? What is my moral obligation? What makes the most sense for everyone involved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 - 17 answers

Vet found a hard mass in our dog's anal gland...

Vet found a hard mass in our dog's anal gland (sorry you just had to read anal gland). Could possibly be Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma, could be benign tumor. Looking for as much information as possible, including how risky it is for a 12 year old dog (collie/shepard -ish mix) to have to go through surgery. [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Jun 16, 2012 - 4 answers

How can my grandmother cover her head?

My grandmother is going to be going through chemotherapy soon, and I want to find a great head covering for her. I'm looking for personal recommendations. [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jan 1, 2012 - 7 answers

What is chemotherapy like for a young man with melanoma?

What is chemotherapy like for a young man with melanoma? Can anyone direct me to a good primer, fiction or nonfiction, on what it's like to have this kind of cancer? [more inside]
posted by theletterfour on Nov 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Not having an immune system is frightening.

Household tips for the immunocompromised? [more inside]
posted by fancyoats on Jul 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Imperilled Eyebrows!

How can I make a good, long-lasting stencil for my eyebrows? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on May 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Activities for a sick toddler needed

I need ideas for helping a toddler through four to six months of chemotherapy. [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Nov 22, 2010 - 41 answers

Recipes for someone on procarbazine

What recipes compatible with procarbazine do you recommend?
posted by vincele on Jun 12, 2010 - 5 answers

In what medical circumstances might someone with a terminal cancer diagnosis not appear obviously sick?

In what medical circumstances might someone with a terminal cancer diagnosis not appear obviously sick? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Apr 18, 2010 - 21 answers

What is chemotherapy like for a dog?

What is chemotherapy like for a dog? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Mar 12, 2010 - 18 answers

How to find Angiogenesis-based doctors or financial alternatives for needed drugs for cancer treatment.

Girlfriend with skin cancer looking for Angiogenesis-based doctor or financial alternatives for purchasing needed drugs. [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Feb 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Experiences with chemotherapy drug, Xeloda.

My father starts both radiation and chemotherapy tomorrow for colorectal cancer. For chemo, he has been prescribed Xeloda - which is taken orally. Can anyone share their experiences with this drug? It's noted that Xeloda is well-tolerated by patients, but I wondering what that exactly means in terms of real-life experience vs the pamphlets and website.
posted by punkrockrat on Jan 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Great things to give a chemo patient?

Need ideas for comforting / useful items to give a person undergoing intense chemotherapy (x2). [more inside]
posted by contessa on Dec 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Is cancer treatment better in the US?

Looking to help a Canberra, Australia acquaintance recently diagnosed with estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, and wondering whether they would receive better treatment from the US. No politics, please. [more inside]
posted by Estragon on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 answers

What happens if we don't give our dog chemo?

My dog has just been diagnosed with lymphoma. For various reasons, my husband and I are probably not going to do the chemo and radiation treatments outlined by the oncologist. If you have made a similar choice with your pet, can you tell me what happened? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Aug 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Continue chemo?

Should my grandmother continue chemotherapy? [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Nov 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Info Sought on Childhood Leukemia

Childhood A.L.L. Luekemia My 2 year old niece was just diagnosed with this today and we are scouring the internet trying to find out all that we possibly can. She starts CHEMO tomorrow. Any personal experience or ideas of informative websites would be appreciated. Not generic websites but detailed and resourceful sites. [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Jul 15, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I help a friend who will be undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for the next few months?

My friend's wife is recovering from breast cancer. They removed the tumor a couple weeks ago, and they found no sign that the cancer had spread to the lymph system. She's expected to make a full recovery. But in order to kill any remaining cancer cells, for the next 2 months she'll be undergoing chemotherapy, and then 1 month of radiation therapy afterwards. What can I do to make life easier and/or lift the spirits of her and her husband? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Oct 25, 2007 - 28 answers

Appropriate gifts to include in a care package for a homebound friend?

Please help me distract, amuse, and pamper my sick friend. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Aug 30, 2007 - 19 answers

tastes like.......

A 70 year old friend has just started chemo for third time in two years. The side effect which really gets him is that for the first week / 10 days everything has a really horrible metallic taste. [more inside]
posted by adamvasco on Apr 1, 2007 - 13 answers

Chemo question

Chemofilter: Does anyone know or have used some good make-up (i.e. eye-liner, foundation, mascara etc.) that is organic? [more inside]
posted by alteredcarbon on Nov 26, 2005 - 10 answers

Scheduling Chemo

My father was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and had about 1/2 of his colon removed. He's recovered well, but tests - done at the time of the surgery - revealed cancerous cells in three of his lymph nodes, so a course of chemotherapy has been scheduled.

Here's my question - the surgery was around Dec. 7th. The test results took over two weeks, and now there's a 5 or 6 week time lag between the positive test results and the scheduled chemo. Any opinions on whether this time lag is normal procedure? My worry is that my father - not one to be overly assertive in working the HMO system to get the best possible care - is getting less prompt or aggressive treatment than might be warranted. [more inside]
posted by troutfishing on Dec 26, 2003 - 4 answers

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