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I need intelligent information about an advanced recurrent cancer.

My mother has another recurrence of the triple-negative breast cancer she's been dealing with for the last 5 years. In looking at the PET scans from the latest rounds of biopsying and testing, I have questions and I am not sure where to turn. [more inside]
posted by 8dot3 on Jul 30, 2014 - 13 answers

How can a cancer patient get free emergency dental care in Ottawa?

I am grinding my teeth at night and they are breaking. I have no income, benefits, insurance or money. I need help quite quickly. [more inside]
posted by One Hand Slowclapping on Nov 6, 2013 - 8 answers

I am undergoing chemotherapy. It is very difficult to get marijuana.

My situation. About 2/3 months ago I happily said goodbye to a massive tumor I had apparently been gestating in my intestine. I am receiving FOLFOX chemotherapy. The primary thing that is keeping me functioning, working and being a parent is marijuana. Which I have to buy on the street to the tune of about 800 bucks a month. I have spoken to my oncologist. I have spoken to my pain management team. No one will help me get what I need: a prescription/license for pot and sufficient financial help or program to be able to afford it. Where in Ottawa can I be connected to a network or physician who can help me? And I mean now. I need someone to carry the water for me because I am somewhat shattered. [more inside]
posted by One Hand Slowclapping on Jun 27, 2013 - 8 answers

You Are Not My Epidemiologist, My Virologist, or My Yoga instructor

I think I have the flu--or to be more precise, I think I am fighting the flu. But as usually happens, rather than straightforwardly getting sick and then getting better, I seem stuck in the early stage of not having terribly severe symptoms (congestion etc) but being exhausted, achy, and running a very low-grade fever on and off. This may go on for two weeks or longer. I rarely get "sick". Given that people are most contagious in the early days of flu infection, same with colds if that what it is, does this mean that I am infectious for longer than most people? And based on your opinion on that, is it (a) a good idea for me to go to hatha yoga, (b) where there's an immuno-compromised (person who is doing or has recently completed chemo) person in my class?
posted by sarahkeebs on Jan 14, 2013 - 11 answers

what should I cook for friends why they deal with an extended illness?

Food recommendations, recipes, anecdotes and other suggestions for friends with a long illnesse? [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Jul 5, 2012 - 13 answers

What food should we freeze for cancer patient mom and caretaker dad to enjoy?

We have a couple days with my parents over the holidays. Mom is in chemo. Dad is caring for her. What are foods we can make and freeze that will tempt her appetite, tempt Dad's appetite, and give him a bit of a break from cooking and cleaning up? We suspect those are different foods in some cases. [more inside]
posted by bloggerwench on Dec 18, 2011 - 13 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

Why is chemo still messing me up?

Overactive bladder/kidneys as a long-term effect of chemotherapy? [more inside]
posted by Keysig on Jun 29, 2011 - 3 answers

What questions do I need to ask the doctor to help my mother make an informed decision about chemotherapy?

What questions do I need to ask the doctor to help my mother make an informed decision about chemotherapy? [more inside]
posted by worstkidever on Mar 2, 2011 - 8 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

Let's do the chemo maƱana...

In cancer treatment, how much does delaying chemo by a couple of weeks exacerbate recurrance risk? [more inside]
posted by Estragon on Nov 26, 2009 - 9 answers

I want to BE MacGyver, not LOOK like him

I shaved my head last Thanksgiving during a bout of cancer (In remission now, though!). I'm slowly growing it back out again (chemo has retarded the actual growth), and I'd like to avoid the transitional mullet-phase. Any suggestions as to how to do this? [more inside]
posted by litterateur on Jun 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for a good chemo cap pattern

Experienced knitter seeks tried and true hat pattern to be made with wool and love. [more inside]
posted by geekchic on Oct 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Gift for a sensitive situation

I need gift ideas for the fabulous nurses and staff at a chemotherapy center. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Aug 8, 2008 - 8 answers

good gifts for a chemo patient?

Good gifts for a chemo patient? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Nov 21, 2007 - 20 answers

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