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Topic: Marv aka "Shicken" update....  (Read 23943 times)

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Re: GET YOURSELF CHECKED!!!
Reply #99 on: September 17, 2010, 04:16:30 pm
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I was just diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, aka "cantonese cancer".  Tumor in the nasal passage above the throat.  I will receive chemo and radiation for treatment.

Prognosis is good.. looking forward to kicking it and getting back to normal.
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Re: GET YOURSELF CHECKED!!!
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tell us more marv...what made you feel that something was wrong?  at what point did you decide to go to the doctor?  was there any type of symptom that made you think...i need to go to the doctor now!

and of course i'm happy to hear that it is a cancer with a well known treatment plan rather than something more serious (you had me REALLY worried there last week), and i'll help out with whatever you need buddy..

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I had been feeling crappy for a while - fatigued, nasal/sinus congestion. . then I noticed my lymph nodes on my neck were enlarging, and i was getting random nose bleeds = time to see the doc.  The docs ordered a biopsy on the lymph nodes on my neck, a chest x-ray, and bloodwork, and ultrasound to check thyroid.  They didn't mess around.

The lymph node biopsy results came back positive for nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells.  I was then referred to the ear/nose/throat specialist.  The bloodwork was good, normal blood cell counts, normal renal function.  Chest x-ray was good - no lung cancer, thyroid was OK.  The ENT Dr. explained what was happening and they were going to get me back on my feet and be with me all the way.  The Dr. stuck a camera in my nose to see the tumor, and then performed a biopsy on it.   She estimated 7 weeks for treatment - chemo and radiation. 

I just had a MRI on my head/neck today, and will have a followup appointment with the ENT on thursday.

Thanks everyone for your support. 

I was taken care of at the urgent care clinic, and ENT clinic at SF general hospital.  Cancer treatment will be at UCSF med center.

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Thanks for the update Mooch. Hope Marv gets a clean bill of health soon. jim


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Marv is a beast and he'll kick this thing in the ass. It was cool bumping into you at the last Critical Mass brother.
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Thanks for the update mooch I was beginning to worried about other 415 crew..Marv get well bud!!
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I will be undergoing a 7 week course of chemo and radiation, starting on Oct. 25.

Chemo once a week on Mondays, radiation monday to friday 15 minutes each day.

It will be a grueling and painful process, but I will try not to let it get to me.

Theres a 50% chance I will lose the use of my right arm when this is over, due to the proximity of the cancer to the nerve that goes to my right arm.  Bummer, I may have to get a hobie.

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Thanks for sharing your update and treatment information. Chemo and rad combos can really kick the stuffing out of you, sap your energy big-time. We will pray for super accurate radiation delivery with no peripheral impact. Hang tough and try to keep nourished and hydrated to do your battle.
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Stay Strong and hoping that the latter does not happen Marv.....drop the dime and let us know if you need ANYTHING....anything!
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Stay Strong and hoping that the latter does not happen Marv.....drop the dime and let us know if you need ANYTHING....anything!

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I would be happy to help out any way I could Marv....just let us know.

My family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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I just saw this, sorry to hear this news. Here to support ya anyway we can.. anything at all!


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I just saw this, sorry to hear this news. Here to support ya anyway we can.. anything at all!

seriously have a great support group here Marv.... don't hesitate to use it.. best of luck to you bro..
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Marv, thank you for the update my dear brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We are all here for you, so please do not hesitate to ask for any favor/support :D

Stay positive and strong!! If there's anyone that can do it, it is you!!! :D


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Marv, I just saw this thread, man! So sorry to hear about it, but I'm sure you can KICK IT IN THE ASS! I'm just a short distance from you and often working from home, so likewise if you need ANYTHING give me a shout.

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Theres a 50% chance I will lose the use of my right arm when this is over, due to the proximity of the cancer to the nerve that goes to my right arm.  Bummer, I may have to get a hobie.

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Damn...lets hope for the best bro, I pray you dont have to lose the use of your right arm, let me know if you need anything, as long as its not yak I can help!! :smt003
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don't worry Marv.....if you go with Hobie, I'll still be your friend :smt002