I am currently receiving Iron treatments at Hall-Perrine CC Tonight I noticed a bulging area on the base of my skull on the left side. I did not hit my head. The bulge is nearly a half-inch long. Should I be concerned, or is it nothing to worry about?
Margaret - Cedar Rapids
For well over a month I have had swollen pallet pressure, pushing teeth out, swollen painfull glands under ears, in neck swelling under chin. Voice cuts out, very tired, no temp, iron good, no mono, white count good, no walkin pneumonia Ears painful. Mostly left side and teeth do not taste. Sounds funny. Had this several times but not going away this time. Been to a dentist - no infection, scaled teeth. Thought it was bells palsey. Severe pain on Rt side of face only. Thought of shingles and reactive mono. I thought herpees They said no. Been on anti virals and prednisone, then antibiotics and antivirals. The prednisone seamed to work the best then. She stopped. Well never completely went away. So is it clogged salivary glands? Is it cancer? I am a long time smoker. I have an ENT appt coming up.
My best friend in Chicago was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I have been through your facility and I so wished she was here! My question is this, do you have to be a patient with you to buy a wig? I know how devastating losing your hair is! I want her to be able to get a good wig.
Stacy - Cedar Rapids
I have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma by the Gunderson Hospital in Lacrosse. I have MOHS surgery scheduled for April 25, but personally, I don't want to wait that long. Is it possible to transfer the test results, or whatever, and have surgery before that? I used to live in Cedar Rapids and my daughter lives in Center Point, so I frequently travel there so the distance is not an issue.
Patrick - Prairie du Chien, WI
My wife was just diagnost with Breast Cancer. We have met with an Oncologist and Surgen. She has both IDC and DCIS. Two sights(1.2CM and .9CM) on the right breast close together both sights ER+ PR+ Her2-. We were hoping that breast concerving surgiery plus radiation would be an option but not sure now. Getting an MRI at St. Lukes tomorrow and was wondering about a second opinion consultation perhaps next Wednesday or Thursday. Please advise.
Jeff - Cedar Rapids