Hi, this is my first post since being diagnosed with cancer and so I hope you will be patient with me as I work my way through this. I thought you would like to know a bit about what I plan to post here. If you would like to know more have a look at the “My Carcinoid Cancer Story” page.
My intent is to use this blog to help myself and others with their cancer diagnosis. I also plan to use this blog as a sort of sounding board. You should know that I am NOT a doctor and this blog is not intended as advice but is really only intended as a sort of diary of what I am going through, what I am researching and the results I get from my efforts. This is my path but you are welcome to watch and comment but, please do your own research and find your own path so that the choices you make are your own and a result of educated choices.
For now, to get the ball rolling, I should tell you a bit about myself. I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. Typically cancers are carcinomas but the type that I have is called a carcinoid or also a neuroendocrine tumor(s). Carcinoids are a bit different from carcinomas in that they can SOMETIMES be less aggressive. My tumors have been classified as “intermediate” which means that they are not aggressive and also not slow growers. Steve Jobs had the same thing but he had the tumors in his Pancreas. So, here I am with the same disease Steve Jobs had but with less money. Oh boy. Fortunately for me, they have made some advances since Steve Jobs passed away and maybe, if God permits, I will not share his fate.
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