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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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imageThehungrymind - CT/NY Ob/Gyn with Treatment Effects Experience?  Hello Everyone, thank you to those that have reached out to me. I am recently diagnosed Stage 1 (although initially 3cm but they removed some with biopsy, so now Stage 1?) female. Have not been sexually active in many years, so am already challenged. However, I hope that changes. :) I am new to CT/NY and need an Ob/Gyn that understands treatment impacts, both short- and long-term. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJim - End of Week 6 post treatment  Saturday, January 15, 2022 163 lbs. So far, so good.  Jim still has some sores in the back right side of his throat and tongue and though he can't see them, it still hurts on the right side of his tongue.  The pain is slowly getting better.  He is only on a 25 mcg fentanyl patch.  His biggest complaint is the mucositis and having to spit every so often to get the mucous out of his mouth.  His voice is still raspy … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageJim - Week 5 post treatment  January 5, 2022 Jim still has a dry mouth and sores in his throat and tongue.  His mucus isn't as bad as it was, but it is still there.  Supposedly when his sores go away, the mucositis will let up.  His voice is very weak and raspy, which we hear is normal.  He is getting a little more energy, but it seems like this week was somewhat of a holding pattern.  He started taking a liquid multivitamin this week and he … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageSterling - 9 years, but who's counting?  Well my "cancerversary" is in October, but after 9 years of scheduling appointments, my yearly oncologist visit has migrated to late December.  I just had my follow up with the endocrinologist today.  Basically I just had some blood tests this year.  The markers (thyroglobulin antibodies) continue to show I am "athyrotic"...meaning no new thyroid growth.  So that is a good thing.  My TSH has creeped up to 2.1, which while normal is probably a bit higher than they would like … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageDeborah - feeding tube  The surgeon got it in but he had to cut into my stomach because no one could get the endoscopy down my throat. So today is pain day. It burns and stings and there are blisters on my stomach skin. He did get the chemp port in and it is sore but I can ignore that. The only pain relief they could give me was tylenol and ibuprofen. That didn't help a bit. My mouth is super dry, I used salva maxx when … more…
Type: Tonsil Cancer

imageDeborah - bad day at chemo  They had to stick me four times in chemo yesterday and the IV infiltrated once, that still hurts. Today I get radiation at 7am and then have to be at the hospital at 8 for the PEG and port surgery. Another arm stick. I will be glad to get the port, not so much the tummy tube but my Doc says only 1 percent of their patients at Dorcy Cancer Center do not get the tube. So I am sure it's … more…
Type: Tonsil Cancer

imageLarissa - Toss the filters journal 1/3/2022  New Years’s eve I sat quietly waiting with the clock to bid farewell to a year that was not the year many of us had wished for.  Now by no means did it come completely void of blessings, but many of us will attest to the fact we were faking a lot of our outer optimism.   With social media and technology we have at our hands filters that we use for all types of things.  Skies look brighter, teeth appear whiter, … more…
Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

imageJim - End of Week 4 post treatment  Friday, December 31, 2021 Today is one month post treatment.  It seems Jim was better on Christmas.  His spirits were up and he felt pretty good, except for being tired and having the mucositis.  Since then, he has regressed a little.  It's hard for him to see past the symptoms and to know that he is going to get better.  He is very tired/weak and is constantly getting rid of phlegm/mucus.  It's sometimes overwhelming for him.  I'm hoping next week brings … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageDeborah - Too soon  I've had one chemo and 4 radiations and have developed bad nausea and diarrhea. My Doc says it's too soon for this but here it is. Tuesday I get my PEG and port. My surgeon is not sure he can get the PEG in as I had a bariactric sleeve done so if he can't get it in he'll just do the port. I can't tolerate anything but jello and ginger ale right now. … more…
Type: Tonsil Cancer

imageDeborah - First treatment  I had my first chemo treatment and my first radiation treatment. It went really well, I had no nausea. They gave me fluids for my kidneys, a steroid and two nausea meds iv first then the cisplatin (my chemo med). Radiation went by fast. Tomorrow (Tuesday) I have radiation and meet with my care team for teeth and speech/swallow therapy. I am very busy and tired because of all these meetings and the stuff I have to do at home … more…
Type: Tonsil Cancer

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