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imageMary - 2nd Chemo Fri - Could I do FU5 only?  1st round I had Cisplatin partly because my doctor was afraid of a little less than 5% of patients who experience a very  serious kidney reaction and partly because I have a liver condition. I have experienced some neuropathy in my right upper foot area ( the toes)  a little in the left foot as well. And I'm afraid if I do Cisplatin again, that will get worse.  I am also afraid of Mitomycin because several have said it's side effects …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageMystic1der - Stressed  As if i have not been dealing with enough already with my dad having lung cancer and my aunt passing away now my insurance is not wanting to pay for my CT scan to see weather or not my own cancer has came back. they paid for the last CT scan and my  colonoscopy so why they dont want to now is beyond me. sigh My dad goes in for surgery the 26 to either have part or his hole right …More…
Type: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

imageMeagen - Mr'tress  I woke up today and still feel pretty good. I keep waiting for it to hit really hard. But I haven’t gotten really sick yet. Maybe it won’t happen. I mean it still sucks and I am definitely not in as good of shape than before chemo. Maybe my detox is working. Antioxidant, probiotic, nutrient load. Eat as much as possible. Cannabis helps. Golden Triangle might be my fav new strain. It is a good hybrid chem dawg and afghani …More…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageMichele - Any one in Dallas?    Hi All, Anybody on here from the Dallas area?     …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageMarlys - Sarah’s poem - I am still me  My young cancer-widowed friend, Sarah, shared a couple of her poems recently. I was amazed. Beautiful stuff. She writes honestly and vulnerably—wondering if she’ll ever find who she is again—and yet her work is hope-filled.   Jill Rosell Photography   Sarah says that for the longest time she had intended to write stories so she could remember, but the writing wouldn’t flow because she couldn’t recall all the details. After much frustration, she started writing poetry. “This allowed me to capture a moment in time,” she said, …More…

imageMary - Aloe Vesta Perineal Skin Cleanser  I bought three bottles of this stuff only to find it causes a lot of burning.  Genaric flushable wipes don't!   When I look at ingredients of Aloe Vesta, there's a lot of things like lauramine oxide, lemon, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, etc.  Don't know what they all do.  I just know for me, it's not gentle. How is it for anyone else that uses it? …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageMichele - Here It Is: Anal Cancer in Newsweek!  Amen! http://www.newsweek.com/2016/07/29/anal-cancer-stigma-482063.html   …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJanay - 2nd opinion was mind blowing!  So....went to my 2nd opinion last Friday and received some alarming news.  Got answers from them that my doc has been refusing to give me. First, since I did not receive clear margins after my double mastectomy my survival rate drops from a 70% over 3 years to 50% in the next 18 months. Quite a shock but honest and I appreciated that. More appalling though is the fact that his oral chemo she has had me on is not …More…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageBarbara - Struggle with cancer worry brain too? Try this  Fellow survivors, I wrote this article to explain one of the ways I cope with the ongoing worry. Let me know if you think it is helpful or have other thoughts. Thanks!  www.curetoday.com/community/barbara-tako/2016/07/escape-cancer-worry-brain-try-this …More…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageRyan - Busy and Hot!  I have been so busy lately! When I write it is like falling into a black hole that you can't emerge from until the project is finished. I have finished my two new books Cooking for Kids With Cancer and Chef Ryan Callahan's Tasting Journal. Completely redesigned Cooking for Chemo ...and After! Started on my fourth book Cooking for Cancer and After. Written for ihadcancer and Conquer Magazine. All of this over the last month and a half! It has …More…

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