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Terminal Brain Cancer When You're Down and Out

My roommate's partner, who is a close friend of mine, has stage III terminal brain cancer. He has been symptom free for almost a year but he has recently been showing signs of the cancer advancing, including seizures. He is terrified of dealing with the system of getting treatment, and has been turned down for disability even though he is unable to work because of the cancer. How can we help? [more inside]
posted by ananci on Sep 23, 2016 - 10 answers

Dog has a mast cell tumor

My dog was diagnosed via fine needle aspiration with a mast cell tumor. It is on his left lateral flank. We are scheduled to have it removed and biopsied tomorrow. However, this is our regular vet. Should we halt this and consult an oncologist or specialist first? Or should we proceed and wait till we get the results of the biopsy?
posted by ChuckRamone on Nov 2, 2015 - 15 answers

Tell me about your pituitary tumor!

I have a tumor and will be doing some follow ups with doctors about it. However I'm trying to figure out how much it could be affecting me; plus your experience with one. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Aug 3, 2015 - 8 answers

My cat-wizard pees crystals. Cheapest food to make him stop?

Alternatives to Royal Canin SO wet cat food? [more inside]
posted by Luminiferous Ether on Mar 13, 2014 - 18 answers

How do I know if my dog is suffering?

Short of raising his paw and saying, "Yo, mom, I'm ready to die," how will my dog let me know that it's time? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Mar 12, 2014 - 44 answers

New Blue Cross member, looking for doctor, where to start?

Hello, asking for a friend of mine: Looking for a new doctor in Santa Clara/Alameda Counties (California) in the Blue Cross network, recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Seboshin on Sep 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Mast cell tumors in a dog

The cytology showed up that my dog's tumor has mast cells. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Feb 16, 2013 - 7 answers

shrink it, shrink it, shrink it like a polaroid picture

"[Blank] It" song lyrics? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Aug 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Alarmed about a piece of me that just fell off.

A few days ago I was in the shower, and I noticed a tiny lump in the front of my armpit. Initially I thought it was a zit, so I poked it with a needle. It hurt and thus it was apparently not a zit. As I examined it closer, I saw that it was more... fleshy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Getting through radiotherapy

How can we make radiotherapy easier? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 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

Hard Mass on my Cat?

Family cat has some kind of hard mass between his left leg and his crotch, and another small one around the groin area. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Dec 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Elderly cat with lump on inner cheek inside mouth

I've got a 14-year-old male indoor cat with a large lump inside his mouth, on his cheek. He doesn't seem to notice or care much—he's been eating/drinking and behaving normally (alpha male). He accidentally bites down on it sometimes and causes it to bleed. It's not a substantial amount of blood, but that doesn't seem healthy. [more inside]
posted by autoclavicle on Dec 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Waiting for MRI results...

YANMD filter: what could a "lesion on my left fibular region" be? Google scares me. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jun 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Brain Tumor Blogs

I have been diagnosed with stage 2 glioma/astrocytoma (brain cancer). I would love to find some good blogs from people who have gone through the treatment and experience of brain cancer, but I've been having trouble with the search. Links would be much appreciated! I've looked at "Blog for a Cure" and there are few that are updated. I've found more by googling but many are inapplicable. Thanks in advance for your help.
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Ovarian Cancer in Babies?

As a baby, I had a malignant tumor in one of my ovaries. I've tried looking up information on PubMed and other websites about infant ovarian cancer, but apparently it's incredibly rare. Most of the cases and articles I saw were about pedriatric ovarian cancer in much older children. How can I find more information about it? [more inside]
posted by sockysocksock on Dec 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Looks crazy, actually sick?

What are some famous cases of apparently psychotic and/or criminal behavior that later turns out to have a more medically-based alternate explanation? Thinking of the Charles Whitman case here, interested in others, especially any epilepsy related ones. Thanks.
posted by jimmysmits on Dec 7, 2010 - 19 answers

Want to pick the best option for my dog out of a bunch of bad options.

Are there alternatives to neutering for my 14 year old dog? What would you do in this situation? Have asked the vet, need more information. [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on Jul 5, 2010 - 23 answers

10 Year Old Cat With Tumor...What to do?

My 10 year old cat has a hard, unmovable tumor on his breast bone. I am unsure where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Jul 2, 2010 - 11 answers

How do you overcome fear of death when you have faced major medical problems?

I had a large non-cancerous tumor removed a few years ago. The tumor and the two surgeries required to remove it left me unable to work for a year and $50,000 in debt. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Practical and quality-of-life concerns with our dog's medical treatment

My dog's been diagnosed with Cushing's Disease, and our vet (whom you are not) wants to do an MRI to determine the course of treatment. I have two questions about this. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Aug 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Could you get cancer by eating a cancerous tumour?

Not that any human would ever do this, but what would happen if someone ate a cancerous tumor? Like, if they waited around a surgical room, and it was removed from someone's breast, or pancreas. Would the stomach acids kill it? Could the person get cancer by eating it?
posted by Sully on Aug 25, 2009 - 21 answers

TV-movie where a healer slides a lump under a woman's skin

[TVMoviesFilter] Trying to remember an old, cheap-looking movie from a single rememberance: in a room full of rich people, a magician/healer slides a woman's neck tumor/lump through to her finger, at which point he cuts it off with a knife. [more inside]
posted by XiBe on May 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Where/what is Seve's tumor?

My Google-fu is failing me. I'm looking for the details of the type of Seve Ballesteros' tumor and its location within the brain. [more inside]
posted by toastedbeagle on Oct 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Goldilocks: THIS breast is too lumpy... THIS breast is too pebbly...

How worried should I be? (You are not my doctor.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 - 14 answers

What are our options for our pet rat's (maybe) tumor?

What are our options for our pet rat's (maybe) tumor? Today we noticed a what we think is a tumor on our 3.5 year old female fancy rat. It's under her left armpit and about the size of a grape. From googling it seems as if tumors are a common occurrence in female rats, and this is probably a mammary tumor. We were wondering if any of you had any experience with this sort of thing or possible recommendations for small animal veterinarians in the Atlanta area. We are hoping not to euthanize her.
posted by goHermGO on Aug 8, 2008 - 7 answers

What's a "mass" doing on my dad's brain?

What's a "mass" doing on my dad's brain? Does anyone have any idea how I start researching this or what I can expect to see from all this? [more inside]
posted by bash on Feb 23, 2008 - 12 answers

It wasn't "just a headache."

My husband's stepdad just got a tumor removed from his brain yesterday. It was malignant. [more inside]
posted by konolia on Mar 22, 2007 - 17 answers

My poor little bear

Will Lupron help my ferret's adrenal disease? [more inside]
posted by Constant Reader on Jan 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Chocolate lab with tumor

I have an almost-14 year old chocolate lab, who collapsed about 6 weeks ago. They thought she had pancreatitis, but that was negative. In the course of events, they did an ultrasound and found an adrenal tumor, also a small nodule on her spleen. [more inside]
posted by marciabcd on Mar 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Progression of a feline uveal tumor?

CatFilter: My 17 year-old cat has a uveal (ocular) tumor. [more inside]
posted by amro on Jan 16, 2006 - 11 answers

Emotional support for dogs?

How can you help a dog deal with the loneliness after the death of a sibling? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Jun 6, 2005 - 7 answers

put him down before it gets worse?

Assuming my dog has a brain tumor, should I have him euthanized? (I found some good advice here, but it just wasn’t enough). [more inside]
posted by malaprohibita on Mar 31, 2005 - 26 answers

First-hand accounts requested for fibroid tumors

Fibroid tumours. I just went for a kidney scan, and while I was there the doctor told me he saw I have a fibroid tumour and need to have it checked out by a gynecologist. I have an appointment for a week from today, but in the meantime, if any of the ladies of metafilter have experience with this kind of tumour, it would be really comforting to me to get some first-hand accounts. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on Nov 19, 2004 - 8 answers

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