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imageDawn - back on the roller coaster  Back from vacation...man did I need that.  Nice cottage on the lake.  Did a little cooking, did a lot of reading, did a lot of recharging.  This week is all about pre-treatment.  I will most likely be starting radiation this week and chemo next monday.  I had my appointment yesterday with the hem-onc and found out I will be getting Cisplatin and VP-16.  After returning home I remembered that I have tinnitis from the low dose Cisplatin i received for …More…
Type: Lung Cancer

imageKristin - 12 Days Post-Op12 Days Post-Op
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageKristin - Relieved!  I went to my endocrinologist last Friday and he gave me the best news: my cancer is Stage 1, type 3! It has not spread to my lymph nodes, and I found out then that my surgeon removed 4 lymph nodes.  I had 2 nodules, the larger of which I have had biopsyed 3 times, and each time the results were inconclusive. The smaller was where the cancer cells were found. Turns out my larger nodule was 4.5 cm and had a follicular variant …More…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageLisa - Wine for tonight...  So....today I had my follow up appointment for my lung cancer with my oncologist. Everything is fine with my CT scans, next one due in November. Great. Asked about pathology report from thyroidectomy 2 weeks ago....nothing in the computerized system. He had a call placed to pathology dept....nothing yet. Apparently it was sent out for a second look.....whatever that means. Second appointment of the day was with endocrinology....still no pathology results. I asked if he …More…
Type: Lung Cancer

imageDavid - JUST JOINED THIS GROUP !  So glad I found this group. I am a head and neck cancer survivor for 17 years.  I am truly blest. Here's my history: 1997 - Squamous Cell Carcinoma, stage 3, agressive cell type. Three places in my neck and in my throat. 37 radiation treatments. 1999 - thyroid effected by radiation - placed on medications 2005 - narrrowing of right carotid artery.  Stent inserted.  Also, the first of 4 aspiration pneumonias cause by radiation.  2009, 2011, 2012 - Three more aspiration pneumonias 2012 - Placed on …More…
Type: Throat Cancer

imageEllen Talia - Not an Adam's Apple, That Was My TumorNot an Adam's Apple, That Was My Tumor
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageRon - Study: Anal, Throat Cancers On Rise   ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – According to a new study, anal and throat cancers have increased over the past 35 years in adults younger than 45. “The increase in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer among younger men and of anal cancer among younger women are disturbing, because there are no screening programs for early detection of these cancers,” Dr. Lorraine Shack, an assistant professor of oncology at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine, and co-author on the study, told …More…
Type: Tonsil Cancer

imageAmy - CT SCAN  Good morning! So I seen my CT scan results this morning and it showed 3 (4.5 mm or smaller lesions on my liver).  Can that be caused from chemo.  My pet was clean in January;(. Please advise. …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageMarcia - July 27, 2014  Since this is Sunday evening, tomorrow starts a new week of tests for some, work for some, doctor appointments for others.  One of my    favorite quotes is "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood".  I didn't say that;  Marie Curie did.  "When I fear something, I invite it to be my teacher".  I don't know when Marie said this but I think most probably when she was dx'ed with aplastic anemia from working …More…
Type: Tonsil Cancer

imageCindy - Bleeding still  Did ten days of hydrocortisone suppositories bleeding stopped. One day off and  tons of blood.   Refilling Rx now. I am trying to be positive but with atypitcsl squamous cells and mild DYSPLASIA and bleeding the outcome doesn't seem great,  I am tired, pains across middle of stomach..IBS , lower back pressure, anal pressure, and  I get nauseous often......it brings back how I fell prior to my cancer.   Dr is back tomorrow...I need a pet scan hope it gets approved. …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

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