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imageHeather - Introducing Me!  Sorry, my first post was a pretty lousy introductory post so here goes.... My name is Heather. I am 49 and have two children aged 7 and 8. I am married and live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.  I was diagnosed with stage two AC in March 2015. I had noticed a tiny area of rough skin nearly two years prior but it took me a long time to seek advice. I saw a general surgeon who specialises in GI …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageKatey - Happy News!  Well I went to the ER on Tuesday. It's a long story but the short version is that my new insurance is terrible and I can not see my primary care doctor that I've had for 20 years any more.  I was having terrible stomach pains and heart palpitations (by the way, I discovered that if you are having heart palpitations they wheel you in before everyone else). I would have gone to my regular doc but, not having one, I had to …More…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageSarah - End of week 5 - eyes on the prize  Hi all. Checking in at the end of week 5 and so pleased to have got through another week and to say goodbye to my chemo bottle. Managed to go to work all week, though by today it started to get pretty unbearable, waddling around like a duck and sitting down in slow motion.   Burns are getting worse daily and BMs are complete agony. Thank you for all your hints and tips though, I now have every potion and lotion known to man, plus mega …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageRick - A special moment  we really enjoyed watching our grandson get his first communion. There were over a thousand people in the church and many young people getting their first communion. During the mass the monsenior told the congregation anyone who is a member of the church could come up for communion. He also said anyone who was not a member that wanted a special blessing could come up. I asked my daughter in law's mother if she thought it would be ok if …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageHeather - Anyone treated with Xeloda instead of 5FU?  Hi all, I am currently nearing the end of my chemoradiation treatment and was wondering if anyone else had been treated using the same protocol. I have had 30 rad treatments and chemo using an initial infusion of mitomycin and Xeloda on rad days only. It seems like an unusual protocol to me, although not unheard of, and I am hoping there are some positive stories out there from those with a similar protocol. I was diagnosed with stage 2 AC N0 …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLenaecpht - Waiting for appointment  Currently we are waiting to see if my son will be able to go to MD Anderson for a treatment for the Cancer in his pelvic area. They have had good results with this procedure and we are praying he gets an appointment. Its been almost two weeks and we haven't heard anything, hopefully tomorrow they will call. His Oncologist is trying to put off his Chemo so he will be in better shape when he gets there. I'm just …More…

imageTexas Jeff - to quote Sir Elton . . .  The bitch is back, and with a vengeance it seems. A couple of weeks ago, i was kicked back in my recliner watching tv, as I do far too much of lately, and in about a 15 minute time span my right leg, the “good one”, went numb and limp from the hip down. I couldn’t feel it, move it or even stand up with the assistance of my walker. So off to the ER I go. They ordered an mri to …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageTom - Dr visit and next steps  Well, I went to my Dr earlier this week to discuss my PSA drop (4.29 -> 1.38 in past 8 months).  He just looked at me kinda funny, asked "What have you been doing again?".  I told him exercise, Essential Oils, vitamins and lots of prayer!  He put that in his notes and we moved on. I didn't think it would be positive use of our time to ask what he thought had happened. :) I asked what our next step shoult …More…
Type: Prostate Cancer

imageKazoomi - Question on Cervical Cancer and Protocel  My life friend has been diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer and since the cancer was inoperable and she opted out of having chemo or radiation again(she had cervical cancer in 1975 and was given radiation) and I talked her into trying Protocel (Canell 50).  I started her on 1/4 tsp 4x daily/6 hour interval and she seemed to be doing great since March 12, 2015.  But today, April 23rd 2015 she started discharging blood, not unlike a menstral period.  …More…

imageJanae - Introducing Myself  Hi Everyone, I thought I'd introduce myself since I've been lurking around for the last day or so. I am a fifty year old, wife, mother of three children, the last of which graduates high school in five weeks. I am in terrific health and my friends think of me as a bit of a health and fitness nut. Despite this, I learned yesterday that a biopsy retrieved during my routine colonoscopy shows that I have anal cancer. I had thyroid cancer nine …More…

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