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Dr Stein passed away?

10 years 7 months ago #15801 by mssmr
Thank you, Zachary, for posting that beautiful picture. My deepest sympathy to all who knew Dr. Stein and all who never got the chance -- Susan

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10 years 7 months ago #15745 by Maria
How very sad, he certainly seemed to be a fantastic guy from what I have read about him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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10 years 7 months ago #15744 by Zachary
How can you not love the sincerity of a face like this?



John Stein's Obituary in the LA Times.


"Standing on my Head"---my chemo journal
T3a Grade 4 N+M0
RC at USC/Norris June 23, 2006 by Dr. John Stein

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10 years 7 months ago #15736 by mssmr
Just an anecdote, I don't know if my dr. at MD Anderson was speaking about
molecular markers or not. When I went over there, I wanted to find another treatment and I wanted to ask if I could wait until I finished my semester and became eligible to retire with medical benefits. I made it clear that it was a real question; I wanted him to decide. He seemed leery that day, but two days later said we could wait because the blood tests showed "cancer markers" indicating that my
cancer is not the most aggressive sort. You all know that it had spread, but may also recall that I may have had bladder cancer for quite a while before my delayed diagnosis. I wonder if the cancer markers he described were molecular markers. My
original pathology report has a lot of "factors" listed, but it has been a while since I reviewed it. When I first got it, I had no idea what those letters and numbers meant.

Can you clarify whether this related to molecular markers or not?

Susan

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10 years 7 months ago #15710 by fearandfight
This is so welled put and exactly how I have approached my condition when I first found out and I live that way today. I want to know what is going on with me and I know I have myself in the hands of the best Dr's I could find. Joe

Many patients feel that by educating themselves (and perhaps even their doctor in the process), they can be assured that they will get the best odds in the long run. On the other hand, you have to take into consideration what this information would mean to you, will it change anything in your treatment? Could you rest easy knowing that you have an aggressive condition that needs careful monitoring? If you have put yourself in the hands of a competent team of doctors that you have confidence and trust in, this is also a valid approach. Each individual must find the path that helps him or her cope in the best way possible. For some, it’s knowing every angle no matter how scary. Others may be less comfortable with this information.

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10 years 7 months ago #15689 by Rosemary
Wendy,

This report is 10 years old. If the results of the study are conclusive and biomarkers are a prognostic tool developed to save lives (and it works!) why isn't this method being utilized in practice???

Thanks for your info. You mind is a wealthy resource!!!

Best,
Ro

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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