I'm a 2 yr lynphoma survivor. For the last month I've been haveing a strange pain/ache in my right upper arm, similar to the pain after getting a shot, dosn't feel like a normal muscle or joint pain. It can be gone all day and in the evening when I cross my arm or reach to my right I get a pain. I will sometimes get a sharp pain when I move the arm a certain way. I've iced it and given it rest but isn't getting any better. Should I be concerned and schedual an appointment with Dr Wilbur.
Ron Kositzky - Cedar Rapids
the radioactive pill I took did not kill all the thyroid cancer cells. I am scheduled for a full body scan. What options do I have for treatment?
dianna - anamosa
My radiation doctor has recommended a 20 day treatment(stronger dose) verses the usual 33 day treatment(lesser dose) since I am 65 years of age and in good health otherwise. She said that in Canada they have been doing this for 25 years on patients 60 years of age and older, but not on younger patients. She said they have not shown any difference in the treatments as far as the reoccurance of cancer in the breast. Just wondering what thoughts are out there on this matter.
Hello my question is - my birth mother had ovarian cancer and I got adopted at age 3. She died at age 48 and I would like to know what is the percentage of me getting that cancer like the ratio of me getting it? Since im 20 years old I've had no problems so far in my life with ovarians or my eggs since I've been on birth control since I was 16. I dont know what I have to do to make sure I don't or just to make sure to be cautious of it. Do I have to do testing or what? Please let me know.
I'm very worried.
kelsey Murphy - cedar rapids
My brother who is 50 yrs old has stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to his pelvic and bladder area. His first surgery was April 2012. He decided after weighing his odds to not pursue treatament, now he has heard of your Dept and is wanting to explore more options. Our family's concern is that maybe now that the Dr is recommending to call Hospice in that he needs more of a Hospice House if he chooses to not stay at home. Looking for any kind of advice. Thank You. Molly Issen
molly - issen