Special Projects

Living with Lung Cancer
May
20
2011

  Vital Options Living with Cancer series is a collection of life stories featuring patients, their loved ones, and medical providers, in which the cancer journey is told from different perspectives and circumstances. Meant to inspire knowledge and hope, participants in these videos address the myriad issues that living with cancer presents. Living with Lung […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. A nodule was found in my friend’s stomach and she has trouble eating. I know what is being said (10 months). Is there anything new? She is my best friend. A. It is important that your friend speaks to her nurse and doctor about the trouble she is having with her eating because of […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. Hello Selma! My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the early stages but after his prostate was removed he still had a reading. For the past several years he has been taking hormone therapy. What I do not understand is why isn’t cancer left over from prostate removal treated with radiotherapy or seed […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. My husband has very early stage squamous cell carcinoma on one side of the voice box on the vocal cord. He is receiving 33 days of radiation treatments and is nearing the end. He still coughs some and his voice is off and raspy? What are his odds of further chemo or surgery? AND […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. I had a complete hysterectomy for stage 3 ovarian cancer followed by 6 inpatient chemotherapy treatments. What is the difference between remission and cancer free? Can the cancer recur elsewhere? What do I have to be aware of? I see my oncologist every 4 months and get a CA125 test. A. I prefer the […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. Hi, I lost my left kidney to renal cell carcinoma. They also took out a “tennis size tumor.” I have a 1/2 inch r.c.c. on my right kidney. The Dr. is doing a CT scan and MRI every 3-6 months. So far it has not grown in over 8 months. What do you think […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. My brother in-law had a surgery last year. The doctors removed a tumor (cancer) near the pancreas. Now yesterday he has a stroke and the doctor finds another tumor near the intestine and also he has anemia and the reason that he is anemic is because he is bleeding from his internal organs. He […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. My sister got her whole stomach removed for stomach cancer 27 months ago. She is 61. My question is, how can I get a nutritionist through the internet. She lives in Honduras, Central America, and over there she has had not found one good nutritionist. She is here in Lancaster, California spending a couple […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. I have been diagnosed with a cancerous polyp (colon cancer) 4 to 5 cm. The problem is I have the hepatitis C. I have had it for about 30 years. About 20 years ago I tried the cure with interferon. It did not work and it made my platelet count drop a lot. My […]

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Ask Selma!
Jan
18
2009

Q. I had a lumpectomy in Oct. of 2007. The incision healed beautifully. The indention feels sore and pulls like the skin is attached to the inside and hurts as I move at night. How long will this take to heal and will the hole fill in? Thanks for your website. A. We all heal […]

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