an246787 You need to see a doctory now. If the doctor you are seeing will not take you seriously it is time to find a new doctor. That lump next to your spine could be causing you problems. Just because it does not feel larger that does not mean it is spreading out below the surface and growing around your spine. As a nurse you should know tumors may appear small on the surface but could spread like a web to other organs. What medication did he put you on and why did he/she not perform an aspirate and send it for a culture and sensitivity. Swollen lymph nodes and lumps are nothing to procratinate about. The longer you wait the harder it is to treat.
Haylene I posted a request under your last adivice. It should have been posted under a seperatae title so here it is. Is there any way of getting one or more of the large cancer centers/universities/research centers to volunteer to answer questions or direct people in the right direction. Sell the idea as free advertising, Access to large populatiion of possible subjects for clinical trials or a way to get their message accross. ie prevention of skin cancer, prevention of oral cancer. signs and symptoms of different cancers. Every oncologist I have worked with has pet project. The reason they went into their speciality was to make a difference. The reason I bring this up is the type of question i have seen when surfing through the different cancer sites with no expert. Some should have seen a doctor immediatly--these questions were sometimes a couple of months old. I became aware of the cancer communities when my husband was diagnosed with oral cancer. I did post in the oral cancer community with no response. Fortunatley I work in a laboratory so I have access to 3 pathologits for any technical questions I might have. And I understand the medical terminology. Unfortunatley most patients are afaid to ask or do not question the doctors for clarification and assume what they are told is gospel. Doctors are not perfect and do misdiagnose. Please excuse the spelling--I have parkinson and one of the many things affected is my ability to spell wView Thread
Halen Unfortunatley I do not know any that are retired or invovled in research. I will ask the pathologist if he knows of any one and I will check with my dentist to see if he is interested in oral cancer. He is doing his desertation on oral cancer to get his masters. He wants to teach so he may be interested.
Tim 1)Your best source of information is the doctor who treated you. He can tell you every thing you want to know and he knows where to find the paper he wrote. I am only guessing but you most likley would need permission to use his paper in your book. He may also be able to help you with where to find the stastics you want. 2)You also know the hospital so you should be able to obtain your medical records. wView Thread