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There are 7231 Cancer Fighters in this community helping each other. Find support while battling cancer from people who have gone through it before you. It is so much easier knowing you are not alone. It is so much easier connecting with people who get it. Together we are stronger.

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Journaling about your battle with cancer is a great way to relieve stress. We can let go of some things after writing them down. Also, I found it helpful to keep track of what treatments and doctors I saw and on what dates.

As a bonus, it helps someone else to read what you are going through. And it feels good to help people.

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Everyones path is a little bit different but by sharing your story someone else may benefit from knowing they are not alone in this path.

How Many People Are Diagnosed with Cancer?

There are 1,735,350 estimated people who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018 in the United States. [1] The top four most common cancers are breast cancer, lung cancer and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, and colon and rectum cancer.

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imageShannon - Suppositories   Have any of you used special suppositories just for the conditioning/moisturizing/healing benefit? It just makes sense to me. They have us use Aquaphor and other creams on the external skin that has been damaged from the radiation. Why wouldn't we use some thing internal to help that skin. Like coconut oil or natural Shea butter.  … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageDawn - still bleeding  Hello, hope all are doing well during this quarantine! Question, I am almost 2 years out from my treatment but still bleed during at least half of bowel movements. Is this normal?  … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJeanie - Tied to a bathroom  I am a year and 8 months out from treatment.  I am pretty much tied to being near - quite near - a bathroom.  Control is limited.  Has this been the experience of most of you?  I would like to be able to plan a trip but am concerned that I will be in trouble if I try.  Any advise? … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageShannon - B 12 Update  Results came back that the B 12 was low and my Vit D was borderline line.  It surprised me on the Vit D being low I have been taking 1000 units twice a day.  But I had not been taking calcium consistantly.  They started me on the B12 shots and I am making sure I take the calcium along w/ the Vit D.  Also making sure to take with meals for better absorption.  I hadnt done yoga in a while.  … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageShannon - low B-12  Curious if any of you have had low B-12 as a result of the pelvic radiation.  I was reading about fatigue and it mentioned this.    … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageShannon - Bidet?  Does anyone bidet? If so what kind? … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJeanne - Cancerversary 5/1/2020 - 8 Years!  Hi!  I can harly believe it...8 years ago this was celebrated as my Cancer free day?!  It feels like it was yesterday sometimes and other times it feels like it was 25+ years ago...as many I do have some of the scars from the treatment we endure to get better.  There are a few things I do not get to enjoy any more, but I'm alive! I've endured a few surgeries for other things since cancer treatment, heck I even … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageShannon - Yes I did  So today I sent a nice message on messenger to the physician who told me it was hemorrhoids. I told him I was not angry. But I hoped this would help someone in the future. This dr was in a military family medical clinic. He even did a rectal exam on me. He has since went to a new duty station. I explained to him how my symptoms continued and how I went to a new primary care physician and insisted on a … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageSUSAN - 12 week check up post treatment  Well, I'm glad this milestone is behind me! CT clear, anoscope today revealed the cancer is gone! Blood work results to come on Friday.  Relieved .. however, this is just one more step on this horrific journey down Anal Cancer Lane. I realized laying on the CT table that this is my new normal. It brought tears to my eyes. Other than that pesky "mass in my a**" I was a healthy person. No prescription meds, only natural supplements, ate healthy, exercised daily, … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageSterling - Ken Burns - The Gene  I should have known that it was Ken Burns because it seemed so good.   It's not all about cancer, but it talks about gene therapies, history and promise. If you are interested, check it out: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-gene/ The second part seemed a bit more interesting.  I've always been fascinated by DNA technology. … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

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