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 what is your opinion on the cause of the somewhat recent cancer outbreak?
my personal opinion is that geneticaly engineered foods have alot to do with it because ever since there debut in the 90's autism and cancer have skyrocketed to the point where 1 in 8 women will ...

 will my hair fall out? ?
i've got a benign brain tumour. i may need to have radiation. what is this? will my hair fall out? will i need support? i live alone and dont hav anything to do with my family and cant count on ...

 where can i talk 2 people with cancer??
i was recently diagnosed with cancer and am currently going through chemo ..........my family and friends have been gr8 but it's hard to talk 2 them because they dont realy know what i'm ...

 Is it common among teenagers that smoke cigarettes to get lung cancer?

 why can't governments try to find some medicine which can help smokers quit their habit?
The antsmoking campain can best dealt with there could be drungs specfically to help peole quiting the habit and at the same time reduce the risks of cancer....

 is it advisable not to get involved with a girl who has had breast cancer before for health reasons?
curious? :D
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hey i was just asking. why are you all getting so mean?...

 my husband has brain cancer told about 3 mos to live ,all bills are in his name, how do I change them to mine?
all bills are in his name, I want to change them into my name, before he dies?...

 Do all cancer patients lose hair?
Do people diagnosed with ANY cancer lose hair?...

 My husband is drinking himself to death, and does 'nt know what he's doing, do I tell him or let him slip away
He is content and happy in his damaging life style, have I the right to change all that, when there is no garuantee that he will want to stop. I'm not interested in Alanon. He has asthma, ...

 Why does my mom's death seem like a bad dream?
She died over a week ago and it's still sinking in, but I feel like someone's going to pinch me and I'll wake up.

I live about 300 miles away from my dad and sisters and I ...

 I just found out I have cancer?
I'm worried, confused, and I have already pushed some people I care about a great deal away...how do I begin to deal with all this?
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I'd love to tell them I ...

 Im 22 and dying of throat cancer I think its probably my fault. Its to late to be treated what should I do?
Im saying its my fault because i started drinking and using tobacco when i was 16. I quit dipping 8 months ago but it was to late a month after i quit i kept getting a sore throat. I went to a couple ...

 what are the types of cancer?

 does weed cure cancer?

 When patients and family members say. "We want everything possible done."?
Risking some angry responses here. I heard this quite often as an oncologist - "We want everything done.". But these days there are so many more things that can be done and many ...

 It's believed that of all cancer deaths may be directly related to diet?

 what does it mean if you have blood on your stool?

 do you smoke?
how many of you said you were going to give up as your new years resolution have you give in already my mam says it every year but it never ...

 why has no one found a cure for cancer yet?
my best friend has got cancer! it's not fair!!!!!!!!...

 When cancer is classed as terminal...?
When cancer is classed as terminal does that mean that that person only has months to live? I know it means that the cancer can not be cured but does it mean that person's only got months to ...

My mom's Breast Cancer Stage IV question?
the doctor said she was already incurable :(( does it mean she will just die??

pls help

right now she is just continuing her chemo's and checkup's and med's

but the doctor said it was INCURABLE will she not survive???


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Honestly, only God really knows that. I have witness the power of prayer as being the solution to all our real problems. I know that when things like this that happens, it happens because we are tested by God. It is the devils job to help to think that God can change things for the greater good. The key to heaven is faith. The key to prayer as working is faith. Many people are saying that they are finding or seeking the promises of Lord Jesus but what many people don't know that Jesus has never left you. Are really home is real home is in heaven but my religions don't understand that we all live for Jesus whether we want it or not. We are all children of God, and God never breaks his promise. Did you know that you can hold a bible and know all the scriptures but honestly what good is faith if you don't believe. We all try to take control of our lives but only God our creator really has all the control. Honestly, it is God's will. But be a person with love because God is love. Give prayer a chance and see it prayer works.

Finding the right information on breast cancer can prove very helpful in understanding the disease. Take a look at Your Total Health - it has the most up-to-date, medically reviewed information around!


Michele L
NO NO NO! Incurable doesn't mean death. Your Mom, and I, have Stage IV cancer. You have to remember that with Stage IV we will never be free from the disease as some women might be if they have surgery to remove the cancerous masses. With Stage IV we come to basically manage a chronic condition. You need to try to look at what you Mom is doing as something more like managing diabetes or heart disease. There are things she has to do, meds she has to take and treatments she has to go through to keep the cancer from growing. Ultimately we would love it and feel secure and 'well' if we could get the label NED (no evidence of disease) and move forward but we can't.

Stage IV is not a death sentence. It is a condition that has to be managed over years and years and years.

It is incurable but many women live with this condition for 10 -20 or 30 years.


Blue Arizona
I am so sorry to hear that. I don't want to tell you one way or another, because many people are different. My father just passed away on the 9th of November, and he had lung cancer. I know that he knew for a few months, but we are not even sure what stage it was in. Hang in there dear, and be strong for yourself, family, and mother, and I will be praying for you.

I am so sorry to hear this....the best thing you can do is to be right by your mom's side...tell her everything you want her to know...ask her everything you think you need to hear...enjoy the time you have with her JUST IN CASE...then you won't regret anything...and if everything works out well, you got a chance to appreciate her ....

my mom died of cancer. at stage IV that is pretty bad (sorry to say). the cancer has already spread too far. its probably in her lymphnodes and once its in there the outcome is not good. just make her life as comfortable as possible. see her as much as u can and cherish everyday. she is gonna be very weak and will need u to help her though it all. it was a nightmare. no one should have to go through this. im so sorry for u and ur family. stay strong

I find the site breastcancer.org to be quite informative.

As others have said, stage IV breast cancer is a chronic condition. You mother can hope that she will go to a state of no active disease which can happen for many women, but it is not a cure.

Gramma Might Know
It sounds like your mom is doing everything she can to stay with you. Incurable does not preclude temporary remission or buying some time.
It sounds as though you might benefit from a long conversation with a professional who can explain this to you and help you through a time when I'm sure you only want to love and support your mom. The best thing for her and the kindest thing for yourself would be for you to seek out this professional as soon as you can.
God speed!

Keep praying, Sweetie. I'll keep her in my prayers. God can work miracles. Just be with her and keep encourageing her.

Take care. I'm so sorry your mom has to go through this.

Mama Mia
Your mother is still fighting and that along with your love, care ,and support can mean the world. People live with cancer for years and although it isn't a good sign to be diagnosed a stage IV , she may live for quite a while. I hope she is getting good care and at least 2 opinions as to her treatment. Insurance will pay for two opinions with something as serious as cancer and diet, prayer and love all play a part in her care. Get a second opinion from a good teaching hospital like M.D Anderson or Sloan Kettering. I am sure there is a Cancer center near you. Good luck to your mom and family , i wish you well.

keep the faith hun. Good time to pray... if you pray

Well . . there are many diseases which are incurable . . diabetes is life threatening and it is incurable . . but that doesn't mean that there isn't any treatment. That is the same with some types of cancer . . your mothers cancer is incurable with today's medicine . . but maybe in a few years there will be a break through in cancer research . . and viola . . a cure found. But, we are not at that point yet. That does not mean that your mother cannot live with her cancer (no guarantees though) . . so, she needs to find a good support group, stay vigilant with treatment, look into clinical trials and find a med that will keep her disease stable.

People Living with Cancer

Stage IV usually means incurable,however it does't mean that she can't live for a long time.My wife has stage IV kidney cancer and was told she had less then a year.That was over four years ago and she is still here and doing great and I think she will be around for a long time.Don't lose hope and remember to FIGHT LIKE HELL!

I have Stage IV breast cancer. The doctors said it was not curable. They said they would treat it everytime they see it. It is now a chronic problem. Mine moved to my neck and I had radiation. I was told cancer cells are moving around my body but are too small to pick up, but they will grow and I will note it again. Then we will try to treat it again.

just be ready darling...nothing is impossible...keep your faith...miracles do happen....

Sorry to hear about your mother.

You don't say much about her situation, like where her secondary cancer is. Once the cancer has spread to other parts of the body it's incurable but it can often be managed for some time. As she is continuing with chemo, the doctors may well think that it can be managed.

In the case of a friend of mine, her extensive bone spread, discovered 6 years ago, improved with treatment. She has her ups and downs, and of course frequent hospital visits and treatment, but she works part-time and enjoys life. Her cancer is incurable, she will always have cancer, but it is being controlled.

My best wishes to your mother.

Incurable means they don't have any medicine they can give her to make it go away. They may continue to treat her with chemo as long as she wants. This is always good because the longer they prolong her the better chance that some new medical miracle will come out and help us beat cancer. There are miracles out there and hopefully she will be one of those great stories we hear about. My mom had stage IV but it was everywhere in her body when they found it. she lived a lot longer than they told her she would. You really need to sit down and talk to your mom about this so you can hep each other. you are in my thoughts!

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