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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Go Pack??? That's a terrible thing to say to your other son!

And then to follow it up with a detailed description of your feasting of the highest magnitude!!!

All of this, Turkey breasts, Salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, Oriental Cole Slaw,  rolls, relishes, green beans, gravy, pumpkin add chocolate pies.

Nah, I don't like the sound of that at all................ YEAH RIGHT!!!! LOL!

Sounds good, well great actually. Guess I'm on dishes duty again, rubber gloves at the ready!

Enjoy all!

Love ya loads!

Your hungry son!

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(4 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Not sure about caves over here Duke but I am certain that there must be plenty of them!

If scenery is your thing Duke then the UK has lots of that.

The trains are okay, lots of them going all over the UK. Not been on one for years myself but I think they are pretty expensive. Train from London to Edinburgh would take about 4.5 hours or so. I used to get the train a lot from Dundee down to London and it was a 6 hour trip

Good idea about not driving, take the stress out of things and use the train or buses. I would struggle too in the US, too used to driving on the left here!

Never been to Wales myself so can't say too much about that. Lots of valleys in Wales and think there are more sheep than people in Wales. Welsh lamb is highly sought after, as is Scot's lamb and beef!

Gavin

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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

We don't have a thanksgiving celebration over here, but a very Happy Thanksgiving from me to all of my American family here!

Hope you all enjoy the day and no doubt the turkey and trimmings also!

And I'm with Duke here, Go Bears!!!! smile

Hugs to you all,

Gavin

The diagnosis and treatment of cholangiocarcinoma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25412632

From Helen at AMMF -

http://www.ammf.org.uk/2014/11/25/a-new … -symptoms/

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(4 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

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(10 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

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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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