Cancer sucks

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 6, 2019 7:45 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

Isn’t pancreatic cancer essentially a death sentence?

Very low survival rate.

I’m watching Jeopardy now and we’ve been back on watching it nightly the past couple months.

 

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Wed, Mar 6, 2019 7:53 PM

I watch Jeopardy pretty much every night. I’m not gonna lie, I teared up when I watched his video. I have no idea what they will do when/if he goes. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Mar 6, 2019 8:13 PM
posted by wildcats20

I watch Jeopardy pretty much every night. I’m not gonna lie, I teared up when I watched his video. I have no idea what they will do when/if he goes. 

Just show reruns. I don’t want anyone else to do it

 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Mar 6, 2019 8:26 PM
posted by wildcats20

I watch Jeopardy pretty much every night. I’m not gonna lie, I teared up when I watched his video. I have no idea what they will do when/if he goes. 

Agreed.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 6, 2019 8:30 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

Isn’t pancreatic cancer essentially a death sentence?

Yes. The former commish of the NFL, Gene Upshaw, was diagnosed on a Sunday and was gone by Wednesday. Pretty sure that's what got Patrick Swayze too.

kizer permanente Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 6, 2019 8:38 PM

Ted Ginn Sr beat it. Not sure if I know anyone else who has though.  

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Wed, Mar 6, 2019 8:42 PM

He said it’s stage 4, so he’s all but likely going to be passing sooner rather than later. 

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 7, 2019 7:33 AM
posted by kizer permanente

Ted Ginn Sr beat it. Not sure if I know anyone else who has though.  

This is the only person I've ever heard of that beat it.

EDIT: I stand corrected. Apparently Ruth Bader Ginsburg survived it too. I guess it depends on where the growth lies. Sounds like it's in an area that hard to operate on. If it's in the right place they can remove the growth but that's not usually the case.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 7, 2019 11:29 AM
posted by BR1986FB

Yes. The former commish of the NFL, Gene Upshaw, was diagnosed on a Sunday and was gone by Wednesday. Pretty sure that's what got Patrick Swayze too.

 

Benjamin Orr from The Cars, also.  Parma kid. 

GOONx19 An exceptional poster.
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Sun, Dec 20, 2020 9:21 PM

Bump.

Found a lump in my left testicle during a shower the day after Thanksgiving. After a few weeks of monitoring and another week of scheduling, my ultrasound read is suggestive of cancer. Next step is surgical removal of the teste for biopsy and pathology, which will probably happen in the next few days. CT and bloodwork will indicate if I need chemo/radiation or if surgical removal is likely to have done the trick. Even though testicular cancer is extremely good prognosis for cure, I can’t help but feel anxious about waiting to learn what the next year will have in store for me.  

Cancer sucks. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Dec 20, 2020 9:29 PM
posted by GOONx19

Bump.

Found a lump in my left testicle during a shower the day after Thanksgiving. After a few weeks of monitoring and another week of scheduling, my ultrasound read is suggestive of cancer. Next step is surgical removal of the teste for biopsy and pathology, which will probably happen in the next few days. CT and bloodwork will indicate if I need chemo/radiation or if surgical removal is likely to have done the trick. Even though testicular cancer is extremely good prognosis for cure, I can’t help but feel anxious about waiting to learn what the next year will have in store for me.  

Cancer sucks. 

Adding you to my daily prayers 🙏


iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Sun, Dec 20, 2020 9:44 PM
posted by GOONx19

Bump.

Found a lump in my left testicle during a shower the day after Thanksgiving. After a few weeks of monitoring and another week of scheduling, my ultrasound read is suggestive of cancer. Next step is surgical removal of the teste for biopsy and pathology, which will probably happen in the next few days. CT and bloodwork will indicate if I need chemo/radiation or if surgical removal is likely to have done the trick. Even though testicular cancer is extremely good prognosis for cure, I can’t help but feel anxious about waiting to learn what the next year will have in store for me.  

Cancer sucks. 

Dude. Prayers sent. That’s awful.


Gardens35 Senior Member
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Sun, Dec 20, 2020 9:48 PM

Best Wishes from me to you Goon.


BRF Senior Member
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Sun, Dec 20, 2020 10:07 PM
posted by Gardens35

Best Wishes from me to you Goon.


Likewise.


GOONx19 An exceptional poster.
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Sun, Dec 20, 2020 10:33 PM

Thanks all. I’ll probably use this thread as a sounding board for all things related. It’s helpful to get explanations and descriptions down in writing once before trying to walk my parents and in-laws through it.

I think I caught it pretty early, likely before spread. If so, the orchiectomy is the cure. The surgery is pretty easy, just a 4-inch waistband incision, in and out in an hour. Then it’ll just be monthly or quarterly bloodwork and chest CTs to keep an eye on things for 2-5 years, depending on tumor makeup. Certainly was a life-changing finding, but I’m optimistic.

Do a monthly self-exam if you’re under 35! Doesn’t hurt to do it if you’re over 35, either. 

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Dec 20, 2020 11:15 PM

Damn Goon, that hits as your one of the youngest on the board. I check a few times weekly, but probably go daily for awhile! 

Zunardo Senior Member
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Sun, Dec 20, 2020 11:40 PM

Goon, if John Kruk can make it through, so can you.  Best of luck, man.

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 54 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Dec 21, 2020 2:02 PM

Hang in there, and best wishes !

sportchampps Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 21, 2020 3:33 PM
posted by GOONx19

Thanks all. I’ll probably use this thread as a sounding board for all things related. It’s helpful to get explanations and descriptions down in writing once before trying to walk my parents and in-laws through it.

I think I caught it pretty early, likely before spread. If so, the orchiectomy is the cure. The surgery is pretty easy, just a 4-inch waistband incision, in and out in an hour. Then it’ll just be monthly or quarterly bloodwork and chest CTs to keep an eye on things for 2-5 years, depending on tumor makeup. Certainly was a life-changing finding, but I’m optimistic.

Do a monthly self-exam if you’re under 35! Doesn’t hurt to do it if you’re over 35, either. 

You got this! I’ve had two friends go thru this. They are both doing great now. One thing I will recommend is pushing for them to to remove your lymph node. Each of my friends had their cancer return in the lymph node within a couple years. I think my friend told me it happens to 80% of people with testicular cancer but insurance doesn’t wanna pay for it because of the 20% it doesn’t happen to. Also talk to your friends and us don’t keep your worries/fears bottled up. 


Heretic Son of the Sun
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Mon, Dec 21, 2020 4:05 PM

Hope things turn out well; be thinking of you.

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