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Hello, I am looking for information on a type of cancer that my stepdad's doctors informed him he has today. I'm unsure of the name at this moment, but his doctors said that there is only ONE other known/reported case of this type of cancer he has. And it was a person in Japan who had it. I've tried researching but came up with nothing. Anyone have any idea where I can find information on this cancer? His doctors basically know nothing of this type of cancer, or how to treat it.
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replied January 18th, 2010
Unfortunately, there are over 150 different types of cancer. So, you would have to obtain the name of the cancer from his doctors before I can try and help you.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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