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New Diagnosis Scared Wife of 46 yr old Male

12 years 2 months ago #6844 by lmh22553
Mom of 4,

My guess is that your husband would need chemotherapy. I am sure it is not easy with him so far away.

As for prognosis, well, the statistics are often old and based on people who are much older. My husband was

diagnosed in 1995 and had excellent treatment for 11 years and passed away in 2006. But that was because

he could no longer have chemo; his liver could no longer metabolize the drugs due to Hep C. I think he could

have lived longer had he been able to continue chemo.

One day at a time -- and keep us informed. I know how scary this is.

L.

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12 years 2 months ago #6773 by Alice L.
MomOf4,

A lot of us here are thinking of you and your husband and wishing you the very best.

I do hope that you will come back soon and let us know how everything is going. You may even be able to help others in a similar situation.

Just know that you both are in our thoughts and prayers.

A friend,

Alice

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12 years 2 months ago #6745 by Clara
momof4

Are there any updates on your husband?

Caretaker of husband, Bob.
Stage IV
Diagnosed Jan, 2007

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12 years 3 months ago #6454 by New2This
Sorry to hear about this and wish the best for you all.

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12 years 3 months ago #6452 by Clara
momof4

My husband goes to Dr. Wallace(oncologist) at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem but I do know that Baptist is supposed to have good doctors too. If we lived closer to Durham, we probably would have gone to Duke for an opinion.
We talked with another person in a similar situation as ours and he really was impressed with Duke.

This is a very scary time and I can only imagine what you are going through with small children. Prayers are with you and please keep us posted. I read the additions to this site every day and it has really encouraged me--there are so many people in similar situations.

Clara

Caretaker of husband, Bob.
Stage IV
Diagnosed Jan, 2007

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12 years 3 months ago #6450 by Rosemary
Hi Mom,

I live in North Carolina and was seen by a top Urologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a second opinion. Where is your husband living in NC? I assume that he is over in the more Western part of the State?

I can't imagine how you feel with your husband away from you and you having to manage with the little children. Believe me when I say that you have come to a good place for help and we will do the best we can to help you.

After your consult with Dr. Torti, if you and your husband (sometimes the Dr will recommend it) decide on a second opinion, UNC Hospital is very, very good, and also Duke University is ranked in the top 10 US Hospitals for both Cancer and Urology.

Please keep us posted and don't hesitate to talk this through out loud or to ask any question great or small.

Your friend,
Rosemary

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

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