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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


04


No


yes


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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Texas Jeff

Texas Jeff
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: One big ole very leaky external tumor between my butt cheeks.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None was required.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 28 - July 4. A single 1 hour mitomycin pump followed by 4 24/7 fluorouracil pump. I like to think that I got extremely lucky with side effects. I was seriously constipated the first 4 days and put on…more

Cathy

Cathy
Bio: I'd describe myself as a fun-loving, active, wife, mother, home mortgage consultant. Been married to my husband 31 years in July, 2012. We've had a lot of fun. He's my rock. I have two fabulous children; Amber (30) and Sam…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer (Squamous Cell)
Cancer Symptoms: None really, but about 3 months before colonoscopy had some swelling and bleeding down there. Thought it might be hemorrhoids. If it happened a second time I was going to check it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and 5FU - 2 rounds

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.

Linda

Linda
Bio: I am a 55 year old "girl" who thought she was pretty healthy. I play tennis, attended a fitness boot camp for 8 months recently and do fitness workouts twice a week. I attempt to eat right but…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding and bloody stools.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12-18-09 Biopsy (painful recovery due to constipation) 12-28-09 Port implanted (had neck/shoulder pain that lasted a week) 01-07-10 colonoscopy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 01-04-10 began chemotheraphy treatment. Mytomycin infused through port at onocologist's office. Went home with an infusion pump of 5-FU (Fluorouracil) that lasted 4 1/2 days.

Frank

Frank
Bio: Interdisciplinary artist, author and university professor.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Janury 3, 2005 - discovered an anal fissure while on vacation; went to clinic and was advised to put PrepH on it and check back with my doctor if it did not help. Fissure would not heal since…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 20, 2009 - Biopsy of fissure tissure
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU: 5/18/09 to 5/21/09 and 6/15/09 to 6/18/09 Mitomycin once on 5/18 and once again on 6/15/09

Ellen Talia

Ellen Talia
Bio: I go by Talia, my middle name :) 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…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

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

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

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

Jeanne

Jeanne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Thought it was hemroids...tried RX cream/suppositories, even something called rectal rocket
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taking pills(xeloda) 2 x day only on radiation days. Mitomycin IV 1st day and 28th day of radiation treatment Some nausea/Anti nausea pills help
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