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(2 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Hi Duke,

Where in the UK are you planning on visiting, London? Or do you want to go outside of London as well?

If you are looking for the scenery and water etc then in England the Lake District is nice -

http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/

As for the scenery though, you can't beat Scotland! I know, I know, I am biased I hear you say but I don't think many would disagree that Scotland has some of the best scenery and outdoor stuff in the world.

http://www.visitscotland.com/

http://www.visitscotland.com/about/nature-geography/

Warning, spring can be rather chilly here in Scotland though! And a good chance of snow still on the ground and definitely on the mountains then.

London is def teh place for museums though but remember that the UK is a tiny island compared to the size of the USA and travel throughout the UK is easy. Eg- I live in the north east of Scotland and once drove to London in just 6 hours so that gives you an idea of the size of the UK. A flight from London up to here takes less than 1 hour so I guess you would be able to do lots of different things if you and Aimee are prepared to travel a bit. Lainy's idea of a tour around sounds good to me.

Let me know if I can help at all and I'll do what I can.

Best wishes,

Gavin

PS - You will def meet some interesting people here and if you come to Scotland you will certainly here some very interesting accents!! smile

'Huge breakthrough' in understanding how the immune system recognises cancer

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-u … ses-cancer

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(3 replies, posted in Good News / What's Working)

Hi Kris,

Glad to see you back again and very happy to hear the latest news about Mark! Great stuff!

Yes it does sound like you are really busy these days, no wonder with everything taht is going on for you. The vit D deficiency, that is very very common here in Scotland for as you say a lack of sunlight. Lack of sunlight here in Scotland is very very common!! Hope the vit D works for you.

Hugs,

Gavin

Could computers help GPs diagnose cancer early?

http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org … cer-early/

Hi Angela,

Good luck with the treatment! Glad that you were able to get the referral to Glasgow for it even if you did have to work so hard for it. Loads of positive thoughts are coming your way. Please let us all know how it goes  and say hi to Juan from me too.

Hugs,

Gavin

A case–control study comparing the incidence of early symptoms in pancreatic and biliary tract cancer

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/11/e005720.full

Dear Jason,

I am so very very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your dearest Andrea. My deepest condolences to you. I so wish that I could say things that would help ease the pain that you feel right now but I know words won't help. We will all so miss Andrea and she will not be forgotten. My thoughts are with you and your family right now my friend.

Gavin

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(43 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Hi Hans,

I so agree with the others that Kris will never be forgotten and I too think of her often. Thanks for checking in with us and I am glad to hear that you are moving on with your life. I so hope that you will be happy and enjoy everything that life gives you.

My best wishes to you Hans,

Gavin

Sunrise at Ranoch Moor, just had to share this pic here!

http://inspiring-photography.com/sunris … -scotland/

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(2 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Not had many chances to do a happy dance this season Duke so I'll take them when I get them!

All we have to do now is win 6 straight and see what happens then.................... lol!

Credit to cheeseheads or cheesehieds as we'd say in Scotland...... I'll go lie down in a dark room and have a think about that Lainy!!! smile

Gavin

Blown away by this today!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30026398

It's only about 400 million miles away and travelling through space at 34000 mph, and they manage to land on it. The comet is 4.5 billion years old they say and will hold much scientific data, very exciting!

smile

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(1 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

My thanks to all of those from all countries who have served, are serving and to those who have paid the ultimate price.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/r … 53203.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g … t-29994301

Hi Angela,

Just a quickie to say re Maggies here in the UK, so AGREEE with that!!! They do excellent work and for our UK members, go have a look and see what they can do to help with everything.

https://www.maggiescentres.org/

Hope that you will get the funding for your therapy Angela. If NHS is funding it for Aberdeen and Glasgow then Lothian should do so as well even if you to have to go to Glasgow to have it. Looking forward to catching up with you and Juan again in Glasgow on the 23rd of Jan hopefully at the next meeting of SHBPN.

Hugs,

Gavin

You sound real happy Momma! Well chuffed for ya! Sounds like a great week for you with another great week coming up as well! Enjoy, you so deserve this and I can tell that Chuck makes you  happy, good! smile

Your chicken pap, not heard that mentioned around here for a long time now, glad to hear it again and a recipe page or book, love that idea! smile

Bears vs Packers........... See ya, am out of here!!!! sad








Glad you both had a real good time with that one............................ LOL!

Synchronous double cancers of primary hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: a case report and review of the literature

http://www.wjso.com/content/12/1/337/abstract

Thanks for that Duke, sure it will be of help to folk.

Much appreciated.

Gavin

Great news Julie, love hearing this and thanks for sharing!  And starting to exercise again, love hearing that too! Life does indeed look pretty good right now as you say doesn't it!

Hugs,

Gavin

Angela,

I have just replied to your email, things are hectic here at my end. Marion is right about what she says re thing getting quiet here at the weekend and also about viewings from unregistered people. We have tons of lurkers who read the site but have not joined and so can't post anything.

Keep coming back Angela and stay in touch as well. You know you can email me anytime at all.

My best to you and Juan,

Gavin

Proton beam therapy for unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

"The results suggest that long-term survival can be achieved using PBT for patients with unresectable ICC without distant metastasis."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25376272

Thanks for that Marion, very exciting indeed! Looking forward to hearing all about this and all of what will be ahppening in Feb next year as well. I always like February! Big line up at the think tank and i hope that you get your presentation ready for your talk on day 2!

Hugs,

Gavin

PS - Hope there will be lots of pics this year of everyone! smile

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … ceDaily%29

What is Radiation Therapy?

http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer … on-therapy

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinfor … erapy.aspx

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-c … iotherapy/

Gavin

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(15 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hi NolaPat,

Welcome to the site. Sorry that you had to find us here and I am sorry to hear about your husband and what he is experiencing right now. Glad that you have joined us all here as you're in the right place for support and help and know that you will get loads from everyone here.

I missed your post when you first posted, my apologies for that. My dad too had PDT for his CC with a metal stent placed back in 2008 after his diagnosis and I wrote a bit about that here on the site. Here are a few links to my postings if you want to read them.

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=1940

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=1959

I so hope that Neil's med team can get to grips with the pain, no one should have to suffer through pain and pain can be controlled.  How long ago did Neil have the PDT? My dad had the after effects of it for some time re sensitivity to light and all of that, I'm sure that you both were warned about that.

Hope that the next scans show some good news for you both and please let us know how they go. We are all here for you and we care.

My best wishes to you and Neil,

Gavin

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(7 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hi Joe,

Welcome to the site. Sorry that you had to find us all here and I'm sorry to hear about your mum. But glad that you have joined in with us as you are so in the best place for support and help and you'll get loads of each from everyone here. Not much that I can add to what the others have already said to you but just wanted to say hi and welcome you here.

I know that your head is spinning right now with everything that is going on at the moment, that is common and I went through that after my dad was diagnosed in 2008, we all go through that. But you have so done the right thing in coming here and seeking answers and the better informed you are the better all round you will be when it comes to helping your mum.

Please keep coming back and let us know how everything goes. We are here for you and we care.

My best wishes to you and your mum,

Gavin

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(4 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Thanks for the update Duke. Hope that you manage to find your way through all of the info that you got and hope that you get onto the trial if that's what you decide to do.  Good luck with everything and I know that if anyone can find their way through a maze of info it is you!

My best to you,

Gavin