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Cherie (cherie)


April 17, 2010


Laguna Niguel, California 92677


April 28, 2010

Cancer Info


Anal Cancer


Squamous cell


February 8, 2010


Stage 2


3.1 - 4.0 cm


No


It's terrifying


It's hard to get through


Listen, provide support, offer advice, PRAY


No


Hoag Memorial Hospital Newport Beach, CA


April 28, 2010


Doctor and I thought my symptoms were IBS and/or hemorrhoid related. Change in frequency of bowel movements, pressure in the rectum, blood sometimes.


No Surgery

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Michele

Michele
Bio: My name is Michele and I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Anal Cancer in February 2010. I asked my OB-Gyn doctor to check what I thought was a hemorrhoid flare up at my routine pap smear visit, and discovered it…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the anus
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, itching, sciatic pain. (thought my hemorhoid was acting up)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laminectomy and tumor removal of the metestatic sacral tumor. This was done microscopically (with a small spoon). Nov 2012 Wedge resection right lower lobe via thoracotomy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 rounds, 96 hours each week 1 and week 5 during radiation of 5-FU. Mytomycin-C first round only. Hairloss, nausea, vomiting, 30 pounds of weight loss. Recurrence 2013- 4 rounds of Cisplatin with 46 hours of 5-FU with each round.

Rumpidito

Rumpidito
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in bowel movements

Ginger

Ginger
Bio: Bleeding for 6 months and I turned my head. 2 rounds of chemo during six weeks of radiation. Treatment completed 12/11, clean scans. Having another scan in 2 weeks.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding for 6 months
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Port unplanted chemo came in a pump that I worn for 2 or 3 days. I had 2 treatments. Lost a little hair on the 1st round. The 2nd round I ended in the hospital for 8 days,…more

Sharie

Sharie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding during bowel movements. Like most people here, I thought it was due to hemorrhoids since I've been plagued with them most of my adult life. I also never feel empty afterwards. I have had some fatigue and feeling…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First Round: 9/3/2013 Received an injection (infusion?) of mitomycin, then was suited up with a mechanical pump, a bag of 5-FU, and an ugly, poorly designed fanny pack. I had to wear it for 5 days. Lots of nausea, no…more

Annabelle

Annabelle
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Three days of fresh dark blood
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Two cycles Week one Mitomycin C & 5FU(Flouracil) Week Five 5FU

Carmen

Carmen
Bio: After a year of shuffling from primary physician to gastroenterologists and hearing opinions from diverticulitis to internal hemorrhoids to anal fissures, I was finally diagnosed by the surgeon who did the biopsy with anal cancer. He told me he knew…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/22/10: Outpatient surgery biopsy of anal canal and diagnosis; 2/4/10: Outpatient surgery colonoscopy; 2/5/10: Outpatient surgery place Medport; 2/9/10: Transvaginal CT scan of pelvis; 2/26/10: Primary - blood work, antibiotics, vitamin levels; 4/15/10: Surgeon followup; 4/26/10: Gastro followup; 6/1/10: Ultrasound…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/8/10 - 2/12/10: 5-FU and Mytomycin. 3/8/10 - 3/12/10: 5-FU. Nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, lethargy, weakness, late effect hair thinning.

Ellen Talia

Ellen Talia
Bio: I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in July 2013, one month before starting my final semester of college. I had surgery and treatment over the semester, made it through, and graduated in December 2013. I now work as a child…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Variant Papillary Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Exhaustion, unrelenting dry/itchy skin (I had to put lotion all over my body 9-10 times a day to be able to stop thinking about itching my skin), bulky lymph nodes, constantly trying to unsuccessfully clear my throat, hoarse voice, depression/panic…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Primary Tumor measured 4.4 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm I had Lymphovascular invasion with extranodal extension. On August 21 I had a 9 hour surgery: Total Thyroidectomy, Central Bilateral Neck Dissection and Left Modified Radical Neck Dissection, 63 lymph nodes removed…more

Laurie

Laurie
Bio: I was diagnosed with cancer Dec. 2008. I thought I just was going thru the change of life. I also never went to the doctor and tried to hide what was going on. My cousin finally dragged…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: total Hysterectomy

Judy

Judy
Bio: I am a 48 year old living in Toronto and the mother teenage boys who are 15 and 18. Despite absolutely no symptoms and feeling the healthiest I had ever felt, I wasn't completely surprised by my diagnosis. I…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None really - discovered in a routine colonoscopy performed ahead of schedule because I was worried about my family history of cancer.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st round was delayed because they could not find a vein, so I had to have a pick line surgically put in for the full time and treatment was delayed a full week as a result. I developed a…more

Dianne

Dianne
Bio: I am a stay at home mom with two kids. Been very healthy until now
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding
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