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Feeling Lost

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 5, 2009
  • 00:00 AM

A little over a month age, my dad began to develop sores all ober his body. The doctor diagnosed a staph infection (my dad has not been in a hospital ever). He has been on Multiple anitbiotics since and nothing is helping. Just today, the dermitolgost told him that he may have cancer and the staph is just secondary to the cancer.

He has an appointment with the hemotologist on Friday to determine exactly what type of cancer he has.

I live so far from my dad. He is alone in Florida and all of us are in NY which saddens me. My sister will be flying out to be with him but cannot arrive until Sunday which is 2 days after his appointment. She will try to convince him to come back for treatment so that we can care for him.

My dad is not really forth coming with information. I know he does not want to worry us.

I guess what I need to know is what kind of cancer can this be? Since he is going to see a hemotologist, I am assuming Lukemia or Lymphoma but have no idea.

How can they determine cancer when the only symptom he has is sores?

Any guidance would be appreciated.


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