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imageRose - Acute Radiation Proctitus   Has anyone been treated with this. I finished treatments on April 5, 2017. I still having many issues with bowel movements.  Bleeding and painful stool. Dr started treating me for Radiation Proctitus last month. I have spasms and mucus discharge as well we abdomen pain. He said it was rare but could happen. Just wondering if anyone else has had these problems one year post treatments  …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageNeal - Please See new member (Patricia) 's Request   Just in case you did not see her message, anyone who can help a new member, Patricia, with her hemicolectomy questions please do so as her anxiety level is off the wall Thanks. I don't know if all those who need to see her message actually see it or not especially as she just joined the site so that's why I'm putting this out there. …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imagePatricia - New diagnosis  I've recently been diagnosed with an 'invasive adenocarcinoma, moderately diffused' on my cecum. Surgery (hemicolectomy) is scheduled for next Wednesday. Has anyone experienced this? What can I expect? Not sure about the need for chemo as of yet. Need to wait for pathology from surgery. Getting very anxious! …More…
Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

imageDanell - Chemo is a Go!  Busy week here.  I passed my chemo education with flying colors and was thrilled many of my favorite nurses are still working there.  They assure me TCH will have fewer side effects than RCHOP.  Fingers crossed that isn't just a white lie to get me back in the infusion chair. MUGA results were interesting.  I'm now at 65% I was 75% in 2010.  So I'll have to ask Dr. if that is from the 6 rounds of Adrimycin ( I know that …More…
Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

imageJennifer - Procedure update  Yesterday went well, my surgeon Dr M said all went well and there was nothing unexpected.  He said this is a fixable problem, it's just a matter of getting the diagnosis exactly right so that the treatment can be matched.  After surgery I had some pain, nausea, chills, and high blood pressure, but by 9:30 or so, they decided I could go.  Just getting to a familiar couch made all the difference in the world.  Thanks to my cousin, we …More…
Type: Lung Cancer

imageCindy - Update on double mastectomy   hi. I want to thank Donna for updating everyone on my cancer.   Xoxo Had the surgery the 29th at Massachusetts General Hospital. Did double. Cancer was only in right breast. It was DCIS and it was contained to the duct.  The biopsies of the breast tissue and nodes were neg. no chemo no treatment.  Thank God.  I had immediate implants.  A bit more painful a bit longer recovery but only one surgery no expanders.   They also did nipple sparing so …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageDanell - Treatment Plan   So I'll be doing 6 rounds of TCH (Taxotere, Carboplatin and Herceptin). The Herceptin will continue for a year so 16 infusions in total. Again it's a 21day cycle.  I will have 6 weeks of Radiation following chemo (unless the standard changes before then...when I met with the radiation oncologist he hinted the standards are up for review and it may change) I like the new oncologist.  Like my previous one he has great calm manner and seems optimistic.  He even …More…
Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

imageInshock - Tough Day Today  Thank you all for sharing your pain and suffering during treatment.  You ARE true warriors.  Reality is setting in today and I am having a mentally tough time processing all of this.  Started crying after hearing a very beautiful song today appreciating it in a deeply personal way that I have never done before. I appreciate your honesty when sharing with me all the difficult moments while fighting this disease. Your comments will assist me greatly as I prepare for this battle.  A …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageNeal - Worried About Nancy, Let's Put Her In Our Prayers  It has been too quiet. I have sent messages and all I got back was a wave and a sad face in Facebook Messenger. My gut tells me she is having a very rough time. And so, I am asking any and all that would be so kind, to include her in prayers and thoughts of comfort, hope, and healing in whatever ways the universe has planned. Nancy, I wish you peace and love in every breath you are blessed to …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageDeborah - Scan Anxiety and the wait.  My husband Roger is scheduled for a PET scan on Wednesday and will get the results the following Wednesday.  Ugh, I hate waiting that long. He has been extremely tired, has no appetite, nausea and just feels sick all over.  We are hoping the symptoms are the side effects of the Whippe operation he had with that took 1/3 of his pancreas, part of his stomach and a few other spare things.  His C 19-9 test came back elevated to 799 indicating something could be …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

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