I find that talking about my cancer is therapeutic. Also, carcinoid is unusual enough that I hope somebody reading this may decide to go to their doctor and get tested because their symptoms are similar. Many doctors are not familiar with this and some doctors are familiar but don’t understand. My story is not very unusual. Many carcinoid have symptoms that go unexplained for years or they don’t have symptoms but the tumors are discovered by accident during unrelated procedures.
More of Cy Ball's Carcinoid Journey
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Nan, how does it feel to have cancer? Are you going to die, Nana? Questions from my 6 & 4 year old grandsons 10 days after diagnosis of this uninvited guest in my body, “Carcinoid”. Those questions were not far from my own thoughts upon awakening from a bowel resection May 18th, 2004. I remember hearing the words “You have Carcinoid cancer that has spread to your liver.
Jeanne's Carcinoid Cancer Journey
On Sept 11, 2001, I went to see my doctor for the results of a routine physical exam. She said the chest x-ray shows a small spot on my left lung that was probalby nothing "but we would need to keep an eye on it."
Well an hour later the whole world changed when the Twin Towers went down and not long after that my personal world changed too. I put the "spot" far in the back of my mind.
Gary Pack Relates His Carcinoid Journey
In May of 2003, I felt a sharp pain in the left Ovary area. At the completion of an Ultrasound, I had doctors in my room. I was told that I had either Ovarian Cancer or Uterine Cancer. A week later, I had a complete Hysterectomy. It was not those cancers!
Lela Selby shares her story
|Loretta Aileen Carlson Warren is a carcinoid cancer survivor and author/photographer of "Gentle Hands, Gentle People". This Book brings to each of us from her heart the reminder that "Hands are the instruments of the Heart". You will find in the pages love and tenderness that compels us to comprehend the importance of allowing that gentle spirit to come into our hearts and heal us from within.