OtherGround Forums Dear cancer: f you. Sincerely: mbns

2/12/18 5:44 PM
8/20/03
Posts: 129912
microbiologynerd - 

direct attack on lymohomas. fuck you cancer

 

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2018/01/cancer-vaccine-eliminates-tumors-in-mice.html


oh snap...IT IS ON!

2/12/18 5:53 PM
6/27/09
Posts: 20608

Niiice

2/12/18 6:05 PM
1/3/18
Posts: 237

Would literally love to find a way to hear cancer cells scream in pain as they’re being eradicated. 

2/12/18 6:24 PM
5/2/02
Posts: 4640

Fuck Cancer!!!!

2/12/18 7:30 PM
1/5/11
Posts: 15030

Fuck cancer indeed.

2/12/18 8:55 PM
6/25/13
Posts: 1639
2 time cancer survivor here. Now dealing with long term effects to my heart and lungs from chemotherapy and radiation. It's easy to take breathing for granted. But I'm alive so boy do I feel lucky. Worked as a lab tech so loving the journals posted.
If anyone needs to talk to someone who's got plenty of experience let me know.
Keep kicking ass y'all.
Kristen :)
2/12/18 8:55 PM
3/6/10
Posts: 1938

I was recently restaged to 4. Rectal moved to liver. Getting a resection on the 20th. Feel great, cured is still on the table, dana farber docs are optomistic. Keep Discovering!

2/12/18 11:01 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 1864
HogWatcher - 

I was recently restaged to 4. Rectal moved to liver. Getting a resection on the 20th. Feel great, cured is still on the table, dana farber docs are optomistic. Keep Discovering!


Best wishes and stay strong brother!
2/13/18 12:54 PM
5/28/02
Posts: 71478

attn: cancer, re: you shouldve gone quietly. 

unleashing the fedor/jon jones hybrid on you

 

https://www.biotechniques.com/biotechniques/BiotechniquesJournal/2018/January/PART-I-FIGHTING-CANCER-WITH-DEADLY-BACTERIA/biotechniques-366594.html

2/13/18 12:55 PM
5/28/02
Posts: 71479

https://www.biotechniques.com/biotechniques/BiotechniquesJournal/2018/January/PART-II-BREAKTHROUGHS-IN-TUMOR-SEEKING-BACTERIA/biotechniques-366596.html

2/13/18 1:44 PM
5/28/02
Posts: 71480

fuck you lung cancer

 

https://seekingalpha-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/seekingalpha.com/amp/article/4143408-bristol-myers-squibb-makes-enormous-advance-first-line-lung-cancer

2/13/18 3:05 PM
8/20/03
Posts: 129935
LiveToFightInc - 2 time cancer survivor here. Now dealing with long term effects to my heart and lungs from chemotherapy and radiation. It's easy to take breathing for granted. But I'm alive so boy do I feel lucky. Worked as a lab tech so loving the journals posted.
If anyone needs to talk to someone who's got plenty of experience let me know.
Keep kicking ass y'all.
Kristen :)

War Kristen!

Edited: 2/13/18 8:59 PM
7/22/05
Posts: 54171
An email from my mom to all my extended family. She just recently found out she has breast cancer. I'm hopeful. The hospital she's at is one of Canada's best. My mom is a saint, her whole life is revolved around volunteer work. She’s won a lot of awards in Toronto. So yeah... cancer is a cruel b*tch.
 
Reading this email breaks my heart.
 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Hello all,
 
Just want to provide you with an update.  
I have just come back from meeting with the medical oncologists. I will be starting the chemo next Tuesday and it will be weekly for 12 weeks. I also have to take another medication for HER2 (tested as positive for my cancer). This is a drug that will take a full year and it is once every 3 weeks through IV with no side effect. It may weaken my heart though which they will closely monitor. 
 
The chemo is supposed to be mild, given in small dosage and be given more frequent. So I will not experience major side effects. I will lose hair though which I am ok with it. 
 
Now I have a plan and I am much more relaxed. They also asked me if I am willing for them to take extra blood during blood work in this period for them to help with research. I immediately say ‘yes’ as it can help others. I am remaining positive. 
 
After the 12 chemos I need to wait a month and then have the surgery to remove the nearly invisible lumps (hopefully).  
 
I am being looking after very well by Princess Margaret’s medical team. I look forward to celebrate summer with you. By the way the doctor told me to live a regular normal life and I will.  
 
Thank you for your prayers and support. 
Love
Judy"
2/13/18 4:14 PM
1/23/18
Posts: 309
andyman011 -
TheNormal -

People who claim Big Pharma is suppressing some kind of magic cure misunderstand what cancer is, what big pharma is and how cancer treatment works.

Cancer is you, it isn't foreign so it's incredibly difficult to treat with conventional drugs without mildly poisoning the patient. Only with the advent of cutting edge diagnostics and cutting edge genetic/immunotherapies does the chances of success increase and the side effects decrease.

Not a magic cure, but they know how to kill it but they'd rather suppress it. There's no money in a cure, theres tons of money from constant treatment.

lol at saying there is no money in a cure, as if the cure is free.

2/13/18 5:07 PM
5/28/02
Posts: 71483

pm sent card... hopefully. droid app can act weird.

2/13/18 8:32 PM
6/22/03
Posts: 5489
Good luck to your Mom, Card. Princess Margaret is indeed the best cancer hospital in Canada. She will have her best odds there.
2/13/18 8:56 PM
7/22/05
Posts: 54172

mbn - I passed on your tip to my mom. Thanks guys.

2/13/18 11:01 PM
5/28/03
Posts: 70566

Just lost someone tonight. Horrible.

 
 
2/14/18 12:16 AM
2/15/05
Posts: 15385
HELWIG -

Just lost someone tonight. Horrible.

 
 

Sorry to hear. 

2/14/18 3:59 AM
10/28/16
Posts: 1089
Card -
An email from my mom to all my extended family. She just recently found out she has breast cancer. I'm hopeful. The hospital she's at is one of Canada's best. My mom is a saint, her whole life is revolved around volunteer work. She’s won a lot of awards in Toronto. So yeah... cancer is a cruel b*tch.
 
Reading this email breaks my heart.
 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Hello all,
 
Just want to provide you with an update.  
I have just come back from meeting with the medical oncologists. I will be starting the chemo next Tuesday and it will be weekly for 12 weeks. I also have to take another medication for HER2 (tested as positive for my cancer). This is a drug that will take a full year and it is once every 3 weeks through IV with no side effect. It may weaken my heart though which they will closely monitor. 
 
The chemo is supposed to be mild, given in small dosage and be given more frequent. So I will not experience major side effects. I will lose hair though which I am ok with it. 
 
Now I have a plan and I am much more relaxed. They also asked me if I am willing for them to take extra blood during blood work in this period for them to help with research. I immediately say ‘yes’ as it can help others. I am remaining positive. 
 
After the 12 chemos I need to wait a month and then have the surgery to remove the nearly invisible lumps (hopefully).  
 
I am being looking after very well by Princess Margaret’s medical team. I look forward to celebrate summer with you. By the way the doctor told me to live a regular normal life and I will.  
 
Thank you for your prayers and support. 
Love
Judy"

Damn ur a cool guy sorry to read this

WAR JUDY!!!

2/14/18 4:07 AM
6/17/11
Posts: 6871
HELWIG - 

Just lost someone tonight. Horrible.

 
 

Same here. Brutal fashion, my pal was a stick when he finally passed. He was a warrior though, I will forever view how he dealt with his affliction so stoically in the highest regard. I can only hope to have a fraction of his courage when my time comes.
2/14/18 2:58 PM
5/28/02
Posts: 71497

happy valentine's day henley

 

https://i.imgur.com/Uq9mfg4.png

2/14/18 3:08 PM
7/22/05
Posts: 54182

My mom got this response: "Unfortunately, we (Canada) do not have sc Herceptin yet."

2/14/18 3:46 PM
5/28/02
Posts: 71500
Card -

My mom got this response: "Unfortunately, we (Canada) do not have sc Herceptin yet."

no one does. 

 

well, not yet anyway. i should get back to work and off the og

2/14/18 11:27 PM
6/25/13
Posts: 1642
CaptainNemo -
LiveToFightInc - 2 time cancer survivor here. Now dealing with long term effects to my heart and lungs from chemotherapy and radiation. It's easy to take breathing for granted. But I'm alive so boy do I feel lucky. Worked as a lab tech so loving the journals posted.
If anyone needs to talk to someone who's got plenty of experience let me know.
Keep kicking ass y'all.
Kristen :)

War Kristen!

Thanks Captain!
Helwig and McSurly- so very sorry for your losses. And WAR- Judy!!

For me-
No one talks about the long term side effects and damage that treatments can do to you. Don't get me wrong- im cancer free and Im beyond grateful. But just because the cancer is gone doesnt mean its over. Far from it.
I had Hodgkins Disease and then Breast. I now have damage to my heart and lungs from the radiation and chemotherapy. Over the past few weeks Ive spent 15 days in the hospital. Sucks bc i had a charity I was started and I went back into school for nursing. Im unable to do either now. Im now on Oxygen. A few years ago I was training BJJ and finally got my blue belt. Now I have a hard time walking up the stairs. Its pretty crazy. We hoping heart surgery to fix the damaged valve will help. No one knows whats going on with me bc ive fallen off the face of the earth with my friends, my social life, social media etc. I have no idea why im writing this, i think i just needed to vent.
Fuck Cancer..
Kristen