Re: [MOL] carcinoma in situ [02727] Medicine On Line

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Re: [MOL] carcinoma in situ

Dear Diane, we are not drs., but a group of cancerers and caregivers who
try to provide support, useful resources, and shared experiences to
others who share this journey. Where is your carcinoma in situ located?
A hysterectomy is often part of the treatment for a number of
reproductiove cancers, but we are not qualified to advise you on this.
It would be good for you to seek a 2nd and even 3rd opinion, and some of
the resources below may be helpful to you. I hope you will stay on the
line with us -- this is a great bunch of caring people with very big
hearts! All the best to you. Love, your friend, Joicy


              Here you will meet a wonderful caring group of indiv
individuals who are 
              cancering or who are loved ones  and friends that are
advocates for those cancering.  Individuals in this group are not
              in the medical professional field.  Therefore,we do not
endorse a treatment, drug or product.  Our people combined do
              have many year's of accumulated knowledge and expierence,
who come from all walks in life and are able to lend
              tremendous assistance to help you  through this journey.   

              There are a few matters of importance to address. 
              It is the general assumption of the group that one can use
alternative treatments (with your doctors permission) in
              conjunction with traditional therapy. 
              We feel that an individual who has had testing and is
returning to the doctor should take someone with them as an
              extra set of ears. 
              It must be remembered that this is a most stressful time
for you.  We also agree that a second or even a third opinion is
              healthy.  One needs to shop for the right doctor for them;
as each of us are so different not only in personality; but our
              bodies react differently. 
              You should be seeking nothing but the best doctors and
hospital, remember this is your life and you want to be in
              control.  The best way to be in control is to acquire all
the information needed for your particular cancer; so that you and
              your doctor can descide the best treatment for you. 
              We find stress is our worse enemy, it is so important to
remove yourself from stressful situations and non positive
              There are so many new drugs and treatments our there for
most cancers that lend hope to all.  
              Be prepared for you doctors visits with questions.  Should
the doctor interrupt you while you are questioning explain
              that you have more questions.  Make sure the doctor speaks
to you in lay terms and that he is positive also. 
              Too often the doctor will give a gloomy statistical
report, thus taking  hope away from the patient and we find so many
              people who far out live the guess of any doctor.  Last;
but never least make sure that you eat healthy and that you keep
              your immune system built up. 
              Again, we are here for you, we are a place of
compassionate comfort, a place you can rant and rave knowing that we too
              have done that.  A place of shelter; whereas all of us
know what you are going through.  Your friends of the MOL
              CANCER FORUM 

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              National Association for Home Care 
              c/o Consumer Guide 
              P.O. Box 14241 
              Washington, DC 20003 
              (202)547-3540 FAX 
              Web site: 
              Trade association providing referrals to home or hospice

              The Oley Foundation 
              214 Hun Memorial, A-23 
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              Olsten HealthCare 
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              Washington, DC 20003 
              (202)547-3540 FAX 
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              Trade association that provides referrals to local hospice

              Hospice Education Institute/Hospicelink 
              190 Westbrook Road 
              Essex, CT 06426 
              (860)767-2746 FAX 
              Provides information and referral services,education,
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              National Hospice Organization 
              1901 N. Moore Street, Suite 901 
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              (703)525-5762 FAX 
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patient advocacy and professional education. 

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              Provides free telephone counseling and referrals; trains
professionals in the art of helping the Jewish terminally ill. 

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              Provides information and legal assistance regarding
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              U.S. Department of Labor 
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              200 Constitution Avenue NW 
              Washington, DC 20210 
              Provides information on employment rights during medical
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American Association of Health Plans 
Membership Department 
129 20th Street NW, Suite 600 
Washington, DC 20036 
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Insurance industry trade association that will provide information on
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association 
675 North St. Claire Street 
Chicago, IL 60601 

Department of Health and Human Services 
Inspector General Hotline 
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P.O. Box 23489 
Washington, DC 20026 
U.S. government hotline for complaints regarding Medicare or Medicaid;
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U.S. government program that can arrange for cost-assisted care for
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National Insurance Consumer Hotline 
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Diane Microulis wrote:
>     I'm not sure who you are, however appears you are able to give medical
> advice. I have been advised to have a hysterectomy due to carcinoma in situ.
> I am 48 and plan no furthur children. I do not have an emotional attachment
> to my uterus, would really prefer to avoid surgery though if possible.
>     Please respond.              Thank you.
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