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Admin

Admin
Bio: This is the administrative account for Blog for a Cure. Usually the posts from this account are new features or policies or news about bloggers who might of passed away.

Matthew Zachary

Matthew Zachary
Bio: Steps For Living is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit communications, support and advocacy organization whose mission is to increase quality of life for adolescents and young adults with cancer by connecting them with credible cancer survivorship information, human resources and psychosocial support services. We provide communications projects and programs for the adolescent and young adult cancer community that educate and mobilize survivors…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medulloblastoma
Cancer Symptoms: Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 10th, 1996. Staten Island University Hospital
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No chemo

Javan Jackson

Javan Jackson
Bio: MY name is Javan Jackson and I found out that i have non-hodgkins lymphoma. I found this out in may of 2006, i have finished most of my treatments. I might have more soon. I work in a medical library in cleveland ohio. I AM also…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Jacquelyn Hill

Jacquelyn Hill
Bio: Two Time Breast Cancer Survivor.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Breast Cancer

Grace

Grace
Bio: I am a two-time cancer survivor. I currently live in Oklahoma. I was initially diagnosed in 2001 with Stage 3 breast cancer. I went through the usual treatments: Mastectomy, chemo followed by radiation. I was cancer free until last November when I went to the ER because of severe back pain. The CT scan revealed the cancer had come back and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer to the Bone
Cancer Symptoms: lump in breast and back pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mastecomy (2001) Back surgery (2006)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oral Chemo (Xeloda) - 7/07 to current weight gain, tenderness in hands and feet, fatigue, irritability, feeling full; dehydration

Dr. Burwell

Dr. Burwell
Bio: Hi there, I am a researcher at The University of Georgia and I study the impact of breast cancer on younger women and their families. I need help finding younger women and their spouse/partner to complete these surveys so that I can better understand some of the psychosocial issues and needs that follow breast cancer diagnosis. I'm attaching the…more

Nancy Grace D

Nancy Grace D
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasive ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Tenderness in right breast. Lump in right breast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Core needle biopsy on August 7, 2007. Pathology report confirmed cancer August 9, 2007. Sentinel node biopsy and lumpectomy August 17, 2007. 1.9cm tumor removed with clean edges. No lymph node involvement.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Blood work and chest xray September 11, 2007 Bone scan September 17, 2007 Port installed in right chest area September 18, 2007. MUGA scan September 19, 2007 First Chemo treatment September 20, 2007 Neulasta shot September 21, 2007 Headaches and blurred vision Hospitalized September 25, 2007 Found blood clot in the jugular vein Started on lovenox and warfarin Hair fell out in huge clumps 2nd week after first chemo Second Chemo…more

Stacy

Stacy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ductal carcinoma in situ
Cancer Symptoms: Lumps (multifocal), itching, bee-sting like pains during PMS.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left mastectomy and sentinal node biopsy, August 8, 07. Muscular and nerve pain, depression, headaches, lymphedema, sleep loss, major loss of confidence.

Jackie Savi-Cannon

Jackie Savi-Cannon
Bio: Jackie is a leading professional speaker in the area of corporate wellness. She has a diverse background, which includes an honors degree in Communication Studies, bachelor of Education and certifications in group exercise and personal training. She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and has played an active role in the fitness industry for over 16 years as an…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Mac

Mac
Bio: As of now I am a 4 year 8 month cancer survivor (11-2010) I am a Pastor to a church in town and to a church in prison. A father of 22...19 were foster kids. A husband of 25 years to the luckiest woman on earth! A live long biker. A 5 year volunteer fire fighter. A retired coach of…more
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Bad News
Cancer Symptoms: I began passing blood in my urine. That'll scare the daylights outta ya.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Went in for a biopsy, stayed for the removal, never looked back. God is good! Now every 6 months I get scoped. After the last check up Doc says every 12 for a scope every 6 for a pee test. Boy am I gonna miss getting scoped. The thing looks like a straw and feels like a…more

Rhonda

Rhonda
Bio: 54 years old, newly diagnosed with colon cancer & just had surgery one week ago. Was only in the hospital 4 days. We happen to be doubly blessed with cancer in our house. My husband has non-Hodgkins lymphoma and no immune system as a result of the chemo, so it makes life a challenge.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: colon cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Intense stomach pain, nausea & vomiting.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3/7/08 - colon resection. We're talking some pretty serious pain & discomfort here...
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: not yet scheduled

Jacques

Jacques
Bio: On this Easter morning 2008, I have decided to begin a diary of my life's entry into the world of cancer. I will start by summing up what has happened so far, as my journey into this unchartered territory is still only beginning. I will post regular updates as i begin radiation in the next week or so. I am a…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Occult Primary.
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery: Friday February 8th 2008 Scar from below right ear to below my chin. Also removal of my right tonsil. My cheek felt numb for several weeks like when you come back from the dentist after getting novacaine. Now sensation is coming back. It feels a bit tight, but the least of my worries :) Official status is TX,…more

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: hello everyone. I do not have cancer, but I just recently found out my bestfriend, my mother has it.Squamous Cell of the tonsil. stage 4. i'm very scared, and really don't know what to expect. i've always donated money for cancer patients and done anything i could do help. but NEVER been in their shoes with someone THIS close me.…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: sore throat, deeper voice, lump in neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: - not there yet -
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: fatigue, nauseous, loss of hair, very very weak.

Theresa

Theresa
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: recurrence of breast cancer now mets sm. tumor in liver
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/28 first treatment of clinical trial Gemzar with Avastin- was on this treatment for 6 months, it immediately reducedthe tumor on my liver and eventually totally got it. unfortuantely I had to stop Avastin due to high blood pressure and I experienced toxicity in my lungs with the high dose of Gemzar and had to stop. After 6months…more

David McArthur

David McArthur
Bio: 57 year old, married, ex-pat Kiwi (New Zealander) living in Brisbane, Australia. Ex-smoker diagnosed with Stage 4 Oesophageal Cancer in December 2007. Untreated, 75% of those diagnosed with stage 4 Oesophageal cancer don't make 1 year anniversary of diagnosis, only 9 % make it to 5 years. Treatment was harsh, agressive and fairly brutal on my body, but the…more
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oesophageal cancer - Stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Inoperable
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st and 4th week of Radiotherapy treatment, chemotherapy was also performed. 24 x 5 delivery of 5FU with a Cisplatin infusion on second day of each of these weeks. Side effects included a 'Chemo crash' both weeks I had the treatment - second week worse than the first (required blood transfusions).

Stacey

Stacey
Bio: my mom was diagnosed with stage3 stomach cancer on christmas eve 2007(i don't know the difference in a,b,and c). they removed a tumor that was 9cm wide and started chemo. they did 4 months of that and she started vomiting constantly all day for a week. we found out that the cancer has spred to her small intestines. …more
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adnocarcenoma
Cancer Symptoms: extreme stomach pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 surgeries to remove tumor and then intestine bypass
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 months...not helping

Assefacalanni

Assefacalanni
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

Tracy

Tracy
Bio: Living on the wet and soggy west coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My husband is disabled from a leg injury sustained 16 years ago so he became Mr. Mom, our son is 20 attending college full time still lives at home. Have a cat "babygirl" and a cockatiel "squeek"
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Large noticable lump on right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Right Lobectomy Nov 3/08 - 6 cm tumour removed More surgery Nov 26/08 for the left side

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: I am a 39 year old woman who is not sick, but has stage 2a or 3b Ductal Cancer with Lobular Tendencies in her left breast and lymph glands. I just found this website and wanted to link it to the blog that I have been writing since I first found out so that I can connect with more people within…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with Lobular Tendencies
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 5th 2009 is the date for the new ta ta's!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAC protocol. 6 rounds every 3 weeks. I refuse most of the pre medications (unless I need them) and ended up not needing any side effect meds my last 2 rounds. I'm having a great reaction to the chemo and my doctor is impressed with how I am weathering each round of chemo. He is shocked that my White…more

Stacey

Stacey
Bio: Approximately two years ago I was making my bed and felt a snap in my hand. I looked down and discovered a small lump on the palm of my right hand. Being that I am a respiratory therapist and am in the medical field I thought to myself “Crap, I ruptured a tendon.” However, I had no pain so went…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Epithelioid Sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor removal-October 3, 2008-No side effects Finger amputation and sentinal node biopsy-Nov. 12, 2007-No side effects Lymph node dissection-Dec 9, 2008-No side effects except for coming home with a drain for 2 weeks
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo to start Dec. 29, 2008 Radiation begins at week 4

Maryanne

Maryanne
Bio: Wife of "Coach" who has Stage IV esophageal cancer
Cancer Type: Cancer of the Esophagus
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo is rough.

Stacy

Stacy
Bio: My husband was diagnosed with MDS 4 months ago that quickly progressed into AML. He recently received a bone marrow transplant that they believe is failing. He just had his 30 day bone marrow biopsy that still shows blasts in his blood. We are hoping that now that they have removed him from all rejection medication that…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Fatique, respiratory systems, fever and night sweats.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
Death Date: March 9, 2009
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Stacey

Stacey
Bio: I am the daughter of two great parents. My father was diagnosed with CMML in 2005. He has recently been in and out of the hospital. His condition progressed and he ended up having to have his spleen removed after 2 unsucessfull procedures to stop the rupture. This happened in December 2008. After blood work…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: spleenectomy - 12/2008 had a hard time healing
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects

Rachel

Rachel
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Most notably, I was itching horribly, and I lost 25+ lbs. Also, I wasn't sleeping and had vivid nightmares and night sweats when I did. I had a lumpy neck, fatigue, a cough that lasted for months, and finally, my left lung had collapsed (which lead to the diagnosis).
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 bone marrow biopsies lumpectomy of left side of neck failed insertion of chest port (too much swelling underneath) successful insertion of arm port chest catheter insertion, removal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores

Elena

Elena
Bio: I am a 43 yr old married mom of 2 wonderful kids. I have a great husband, mom and family who have helped me immensely thru this journey. On May 21, 2009 I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma Based in the tongue. I had 39 radiation treatments and 4 Cisplatin Chemos. After treatment the lump in my neck…more
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Head and Neck Cancer/Tongue Based
Cancer Symptoms: While on the computer, I felt a lump in my neck. I went for a biopsy and it came back positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The scary thing is I was at my healthiest time of my life as far as eating and exercising and showed NO other signs of being sick.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Set for July 6 and July 21

Grace

Grace
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in my neck like a bruise under the skin...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/06 - Thyroidectomy - right vocal cord paralysis

Ron Siemientkowski

Ron Siemientkowski
Bio: Ron Siemientkowski has survived Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Attacks, Massive Edema and being Electrocuted. Ron was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 7, 1949. He married Sara on July 31, 1999. Sara has been his loyal loving wife, friend and caregiver. Ron has been told that bad things happen to him because God knows he will try to do something about…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Fungating colon cancer stage 3c
Cancer Symptoms: 50 pound weight loss in 30 days.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Ascending colon removed along with all blood vessels and lymph nodes feeding the ascending colon. Surgery was on May 11, 2004. No side effects. Ron went peacefully onto Heaven on May 1, 2011. Ron will be greatly missed especially by his wife Sara.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No chemo ever.
Death Date: May 1, 2011
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Stacia

Stacia
Bio: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/surgeon-performs-controversial-cancer-surgery-named-after-him/2012/11/25/c8ad7ab8-29da-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story_4.html
Cancer Type: Mesothelioma Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Cancer Symptoms: 28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of…more

Anna

Anna
Bio: I am a seasoned professional with a legal focus on human/civil rights issues and legal compliance at the Federal, State and local levels of government. I am founder of Belladonnma & Associates' & President of Human Capital & Workforce Management. My legal workshops/training, seminars and coaching comes from the unique perspective of a seasoned professional with the unique…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioblastoma Multiform

Jackie

Jackie
Bio: I'm 23 years old, and after twelve years without so much as a stomach flu, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer! Happy Halloween! Still working on the good attitude part. Does black humor count?
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: (Temporary) shortness of breath, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Medi-port placement, Oct 13 2009. Still healing. Nicely, I suppose. I keep eying it suspiciously because I can't get even earrings put in and this thing is a lot bigger than earrings.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP, (I know it as "rituxin" "the red stuff," "the clear stuff," and "the god damn prednisone pills" -- lazy, I know) started Oct 15, 2009. So far just a bit of fatigue, crankiness, and I think my body fluids may be like dinosaur acid right now. Also I hate taking my pills but have to do it because of,…more

Tracey

Tracey
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cancer
Cancer Symptoms: NO symptoms

Chickracer

Chickracer
Bio: Hi Everyone, I am from Alberta, Canada. Feel free to message me.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenosquamous Carcinoma 2B with recurrence
Cancer Symptoms: spotting between periods and after intercourse, very heavy periods with massive cramping, but always had that so didn't think anything of it
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: not an option...
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oct 07 to Dec 07 - Cisplatin chemo 1x a week with radiation;. Constant terrible nausea, very sensitive to tastes and smells. Ate only carbs, couldn't even stand the smell of my dog! Everything nauseated me. Aug 08 to Dec 08 - Carboplatin and Paclitaxel every 3 weeks x 6 doses. Hair gone by 2nd treatment, fluid overload on chemo…more

Donna Peach

Donna Peach
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: advanced or metastatic breast cancer
Cancer Symptoms: through most of 2008 excruciating pain in my spine
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/30/09 surgery to remove as much of a large tumor from thoracic spine and to insert titanium rods for support; I wear a TLSO brace because the back was riddled with lesions that collapsed vertebrae and will unlikely grow back because of the chemo that contributes to more loss of bone.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/2009 Abraxane and Carboplatin 9/2009 Taxol and Avastin had an allergic reaction at the end of the run of Carboplatin Avastin caused my blood pressure to increase sharply, so it was discontinued

Jeff

Jeff
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme Fatigue which led to a blood test that showed low ferritin which led to a fecal occult test which led to the wonderful colonoscopy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oxaliplatin and 5-FU. Horrible tingling in hands and feet when I touch something cold. Horrible jaw pain when I first start eating something. Lingering metallic taste in mouth. Dizziness and headaches. Blurred vision. Fatigure.

Tracie

Tracie
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/17/10 - Lumpectomy, Axillary Node Dissection, Medi port 3/10/10 Re-excision
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Very soon.

Stacy

Stacy
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: abdominal and lower back pain, blood in stool, constipation

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: I am a 23 year old mother, and wife. I was originally diagnosed with ALL on July 31st 2001, when I was 14 years old. I went through my full treatment with almost no unexpected complications and spent almost 5 years off treatment and Cancer free. Much to my surprise, when I went in for a routine check-up with my…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ALL
Cancer Symptoms: When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work.…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My only surgeries other than the lymph node biopsy I had - were all for ports to be placed. I've had 3 total. One through my entire first treatment, and so far 2 for this time around. My first port was placed fine, except that I got a collapsed lung from where the surgeon cut my lung on accident. 2nd port just…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I'm not going to tell you anything you would be shocked by here. I'm bald - and have been for two years. 98% of anything I eat upsets my stomach in some way. I wish I could sleep all the time, but I have a 5 year old little girl, a full time job and a husband so that is…more

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: Mom of two boys---going through second cancer diagnosis of 2010. Was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in Feb 2010, went through radical hyst--completely clear, diagnosed with IDC in July 2010. Doc indicates chemo/radiation. Struggled with my diagnosis but feeling a little better now that I am on the path to treatment. 2010 has turned out to be a crap year--looking forward…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Grade 1, Stage 2; Cervical Cancer Stage 1B
Cancer Symptoms: Breast: Found lump in right breast--Doc couldn't feel it but was caught on Ultrasound. Some discomfort on right breast. Cervical:Lower back pain and discharge
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Protocol: FEC-T (4 months/every 3 weeks) FEC-T :Epirubicin/Fluorouracil/Cyclophosphamide cycles 1-3, then add Docetaxel for cycles 4-6 Finished chemo November 24/2010

Candace

Candace
Bio: Both my dad and Best Friend are currently fighting cancer, I know that they will both beat this!We all love you!

Ronda

Ronda
Bio: I am a 39 year old woman with a 7 year old child. I have been fighting stage 3 breast cancer for 3 years now. I have had taxotere, avastin, ixempra chemos and neulasta for wbc. It started on the left breast, had mastectomy and lymph node removal (20 of them), then I had IBC (inflammatory breast cancer), now it…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Breast Cancer Stage 3

Gracie

Gracie
Bio: Born in Middletown, New York and moved to Florida in 1986. Am retiring from teaching after 41 years. I am married and share my home with my husband and a bunch of furry felines who are nursing me back to health. I love NY Yankee baseball, Florida Gator football and I despise cancer with everything in me.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non-small cell
Cancer Symptoms: none
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: n/a
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: chemo fog.

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: I am a married mom of 3 boys ages 21,19 and 13 we still all live under the same roof I like it that way. I thought 2010 was trying enough until I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July. WOW Not much else to know
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Found a lump
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a mastectomy on July 30,2010. About 2 weeks after diagnoses.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had first treatment Sept 3rd. headaches really bad stomach, rash on my chest and face they just keep coming and changing really

Lesa

Lesa
Bio: Hello. I am 43 years old, mother of an awesome 15 year old boy. I just got remarried on July 31st and am now also the stepmother to a wonderful 13 year old girl. I was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer so am just beginning this journey.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: 2 lumps felt on left breast, dull pain in the same area, fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: bilateral mastectomy 10/11/2010- surgery went well, no complications
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: November 2010-January 2011 4 rounds

Di Jackman

Di Jackman
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: lg & sm ,mixed and diffused, differentiated& undifferentiated

Michele

Michele
Bio: Was a Paramedic student until last week when i found out the C word is back with a vengeance. Before that a snowboarding bumm living in ski resort in paradise, before that a professional business woman. Mother of three. Roller Derby, Running, Wt training, cycling, raft guiding, mountaineering, rock climbing, and international womens health have all been…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: distant metastasis in peri-aortic lymph, Reoccurant Cervical Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: ugg prefer to forget, post coital bleeding. bf told my to go to a doctor for months but i thought it was from getting older... the reoccurance felt like very subtle fireworks of pain in my pelvis that slowly increased until i had pelvic and back pain continuously. i hoped the pains were pychosomatic. no…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oct 23 2009 Radical Hysterectomy and pelvic lymph dissection Oct 20 2010 Para-Aotic Lymph dissection
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: N&V, Fatigue, Dulled mentation 12-15-09 to 1-30-10 SECOND ROUND OF CHEMO, CISPLATIN 01-01-11 to 02-17-11 LOTS OF VOMITING
Death Date: February 5, 2012
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Jackie

Jackie
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A

Candace

Candace
Bio: Hey I'm Candace a 24 year old from Alabama and just moved to Colorado about 2 months ago to start school for Radiation Therapy! I was an x-ray tech for about 2 years. I found out I had thyroid cancer while I was in school for x-ray. I love Radiation Therapy so far. I started clinicals about 6 weeks ago…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hurthle Cell Carcinoma Variant of Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Before I got diagnosed I was feeling very fatigued and my heart rate was very high. The only reason I was going to the doctor was to get vaccinations for school. I told him about my symptoms and he said he thought it was Hyperthyroidism. He checked my levels and everything came back fine and did for months. My doc…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My surgery went well. It was on July 29th, 2008

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: My father was told he was tonsil cancer, 10/28/2010, we are lost , he has no health insurance, we have paid for all the treatment up to now, but they won't start chemo tell he has financal backing, so we are working on that, but it is a scary time, he is feeling ok, had the right tonsil removed so…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)

Tanya

Tanya
Bio: 2003 - Mastectomy L side, Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, 6 rounds Chemo 2005 - Partial L Nephrectomy, Clear Cell Carcinoma, 7 cm 2010 - Mastectomy R Side, Stage 2b, Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, 2 cm
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer

Jackie

Jackie
Bio: Hello, My name is Jackie and we just found out my mother has stage four liver, lung and lympnoma cancer. Her lungs and liver have 3-4 large tumors and thousands of small tumors.. It has spread to her spine T6 and T12 and also her hip. My mother is an avid golf player, loves life and everyone loves her. There is…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lung, Liver, Lymphnoma
Cancer Symptoms: There was no symptoms. It was found on a Chest Xray that was done so my mother could have her second knee replacement. It wasn't there 7 months prior
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 6th, 2010 was first Chemo treatment... my mother is doing good..not neauseous, joint and leg pain, Hair started to hurt two weeks after first chemo treatment. Still playing golf...not eating much... get tired easily...gets cold easy

Rachel Pappas

Rachel Pappas
Bio: My name's Rachel Pappas. I was diagnosed Sept 09 with breast cancer at age 50. I'm a wife, mother, and writer. I have a website for survivors or anyone else touched by cancer: www.1UpOnCancer.com.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I had none other than a hard lump. I always get lumps. This one was harder than usual.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and nodal dissection Sept 24, 2009. No side effects other than drainage and mooshed up boobs from the bandages.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AC followed by Taxol total 24 weeks beginning Oct 2009 Became very neutropenic (low white blood cells) A couple of mouth sores

Renee

Renee
Bio: I am a 49 year old woman who has been married to my husband for 19 years on 12/28/2010. On 11/8/2010 our battle with brain cancer began. A grade 3 high grade anaplastic astrocytoma, inoperable in the left insula.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Grade 3 high grade anaplastic astrocytoma
Cancer Symptoms: It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Craniotomy and resection on 12/1/2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
Death Date: January 7, 2012
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Tracey

Tracey
Bio: On Nov. 15, 2010, our lives changed when my husband was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. The "C" word...yuck! Never even heard of Renal Cell Carcinoma until that fateful day. He has since had a radical nephrectomy and now are told he has Advanced Kidney Cancer (stage 3) because cancer was found in his lymph nodes. This is our journey. Maybe…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: radical nephrectomy on Nov. 29, 2010

Tracy

Tracy
Bio: I was diagnosed Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer on June 1, 2007. I have been through chemo, radiation and surgery. I was finished with all treatments by February 2008. I am stronger today that I have been in several years. You can beat this disease!
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding and constipation.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Resection, September 2007.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo during radiation and after surgery. October 2007 - February 2008. Normal side effects. Worst was the weight loss due to the temporary bag I had.

Gracie

Gracie
Bio: I'm a 21 year old actress who is playing the part of a 56-year-old woman dying of bone cancer. I have been reading all of your lovely blogs in order to create a true and honest performance. I have fallen in love with many of you and your strength and resilience. I made a profile to learn more about you…more

Stacey

Stacey
Bio: I'm 39 yrs young with two BEAUTIFUL babies. A 3.5 yr old son and a 4 month old daughter. Also have a wonderful husband of 3 yrs (yes, our first born was a blessed surprise) who has been my ROCK through all of this. I also have two fur babies...an 8 yr old boxer, Becca, and a…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma - SCC
Cancer Symptoms: 13 wks after giving birth to our second child, my daughter, I noticed blood in my stool. JUST ONCE. I almost did not go to the specialist thinking it was post-pregnancy related (i suffered hemorrhoids during pregnancy)...I mean, who really wants to go to a doctor to have their rectum looked at?? My husband actually talked me…more

T

T
Bio: I'm coming up on my 6th year in remission. And I thank God for it.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had a hysterectomy on 03/17/2005. Both ovaries had tumors on them the size of footballs. My fallopian tubes and part of my bowel was consumed. All of this was removed.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had my first chemo treatment on 04/07/2005 (my little brother's birthday) and I went for 6 hours a day, once every 3 weeks...

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: My name is Rachel and I'm 24-years-old. I'm originally from the lovely Jupiter, Florida but migrated to Manhattan for a fashion career after graduating from Florida State University. I love my family, friends, and God, they are my support system through all of this. My life would not be complete without the ocean, writing, cooking, and adventure!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Excisional Biopsy on January 18th, results came back as no evidence of lymphoma. Still felt sick, had another biopsy on February 18th and then got diagnosed with lymphoma.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: February 25th: R-CHOP. Mouth sores, nausea, fatigue, heartburn March 21st: R-CHOP. Mild nausea (it's only been two days, side effects showed up for me 4 days later)

Bjtracey

Bjtracey
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Passing blood and lower back pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had the tumor removed on Sept 7, 2010 and had Ileostomy surgery the same day

Jackie

Jackie
Bio: Diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 48 after a colonoscopy was performed due to blood in my stool and the change in the shape of my stool, called ribboning. No family history of colon cancer. No abdominal or digestive issues prior.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stool, then indentation in stool. They call it ribboning. I had no other symptoms or signs.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: First surgery was Nov 11, 2010. Stage 1A cancer. I had a small infection in the incision. They couldn't do laproscopic, so I had about a 4=5" incision below my belly button. Ended up having incision re-opened to allow for draining and had a nurse come in several times a week to clean the incision. …more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Will be starting chemo on April 27th. Getting 12 treatments over six months of 5Fu with leucovorin and oxaliplatin via a medi port. Had the port put in this week.

Cheryl

Cheryl
Bio: My husband Jeff was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the base of his skull in June 2008. His first seizure was 3/08 and they said he had Bells Palsy after taking scans. Unfortunately it was the wrong diagnosis. In June we got the correct results. He started radiation/chemo in July and by October the tumor…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Tingling in his left ear.

Stacy

Stacy
Bio: I was in the shower washing my breasts when I found it. A pea sized lump on the right side of my right breast. I've had cysts before and this felt nothing like a cyst. It was round, very hard and wouldn't move. I knew right away something was wrong. It was two days before…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Lobuler Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had a double mastectomy on October 20, 2010. It was very painful and the pain medication wasn't very helpful. The drains were extremely uncomfortable. Teh severe pain lasted for about a month.

Grace345

Grace345
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IDC, Stage 3
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8 sessions, sweats, nausea, constipation, de hydration, low white cell counts. joint, bone, muscle, numbness, tingling, pain from Taxol during and post-chemo. Peripheral neuropathy has been diagnosed.

Machelle

Machelle
Bio: Hello! I am 49 years old, married to a wonderful man and have one perfect daughter. More to come once I figure out how these blogs work! I'm new at this!
Cancer Type: Bronchus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Tracey

Tracey
Bio: I was diagnosised with breast cancer at the age of 29 I have no family history and no real known risk factors. I am married with two beautiful little girls for this I am truely blessed as I am now infertile. I have had two operations to date and am awaiting a third as there is still tissue involved, plan…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IDC
Cancer Symptoms: A small pea sized lump undermy left breast
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partical mastectomy and axillary clearance 12 March 2010, Followed by a Full mastectomy 24 March 2010 Awaiting a third surgery as clear margins were not obtained plan; to have further tissued removed at the same time as reconstruction
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AC x4 Tax x4 recieved every two wks first chemo 29th April '10 last 5th august '10 side effects varied from the usual hair loss, vomiting to swelling of my chest wall, 19 of my 20 nails fell off (this happened a couple of weeks after the chemo finished) nose bleeds the list is endless but I got through it…more

Stacy

Stacy
Bio: I am 35 and dx May 18th with Stage 1B1 Cervical Cancer. I had a radical trachelectomy and lymph node disection. I am still in the fight due to a margin not cleared of the cancer. Still in the air is a plan of care.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: vaginal bleeding after sex, a period that didn't stop in March
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Trachlectomy May 18, 2011 with lymphnode disection April 4th D&C, with Cone bx
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Done and it sucked

Racy

Racy
Bio: Forty something year old physician assistant, no children. I have worked in health care since 1987. I have had to say the word cancer to my patients, heard the word personally spoken to myself and to my immediate family. In the last few weeks had to hear the word again as it was spoken to my best friend----sometimes you just…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, swollen glands

Jackie

Jackie
Bio: hi,my name is Jackie and I'm a mother of two, a wife of 23 years, I would like to think a friend to many, a daughter, a sister and sister-in-law, but now in two weeks I will find out if I'm going to be a cancer fighter. Here's my story, about a year ago my dentist wanted me to go…more
Cancer Symptoms: white spots on my tongue

Jackie

Jackie
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B

Tracy

Tracy
Bio: I am surrounded by people who are fighting against some type of cancer. It is all around us and almost everyone I meet has been touched by some form of cancer. Some people have won their battle, some have lost, but many are still fighting. Brain cancer is nearly as prominent as breast cancer, but only a small percentage of…more

Macsmom

Macsmom
Bio: I'm a single mom, divorced, 45 years old with a son who is 11. I have been battling hemmoroids for a while. Last three months really bad. OBGYN suggested Sigmoscopy so I made an appointment and then cancelled because I thought I could control the bleeding thru stool softners and fiber. Well I ended up in emergency the following month on…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, black tar stool, and constipation.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: No surgery at this time.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo to start with radiation on Sept 26. Need a PICC. Mitomycin C and 5FU. Two weeks for five days. One week on, then three weeks off, then one week on again.

Jill's Test Account

Jill's Test Account
Bio: This is just a test account.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer

Jo

Jo
Bio: Almost 8 years ago in about December my mother started to cough up blood. She was only 39 at the time. The doctors told her it was pneumonia and left it at that. After numerous trips to the doctors they finally decided to run some tests including a CT scan. Now you see we never expected to find anything abnormal. My…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath and coughing up blood.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.

Tracy

Tracy
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinomas

Kelsea

Kelsea
Bio: I'm a survivor!
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph Node Biopsy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD

Deb

Deb
Bio: I am a 57 yr mother of two grown sons. Also, an RN at an outpatient surgery center. So I am familiar with medical terminology that is to my great advantage. I was just diagnosed with squamous cell anal cancer in the past two weeks.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Mild rectal bleeding that I thought was my colitis. Had the routine colonoscopy 12/7 when md found a "flat" polyp.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/17 had excisional biopsy. 12/19 surgeon called stating it was invasive and needing chemo radiation therapy. Met with heme oncologist and rad oncologist yest. PET scan yest too- yay-no lymph nodes involved! Still trying to get colitis under control with prednisone then will start treatment in about two wks.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/23/2012 had IV mitomyacin then 96 hrs of 5 FU via pump. Extremely fatigued all week, not sure if it was the 5 FU or mito. Started Neupogen injections following Monday for 7 days. No nausea at all. Appetite great. Mouth sores began with a vengeance following sat and lasted 7 days. Could only swallow…more

Fightback

Fightback
Cancer Type: Vulva Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sept 2011-Laser Jan 3, 2012

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: A very busy mother or 2 children. Been healthy all my life. Put off going to the doctors as didn't want to make a fuss and told it was ibs.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Change of bowel habits, bleeding, bloating, tiredness. Diagnosed as IBS!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bowel resection in August with (hopefully) temporary colostomy bag. Liver resection with gall blader removal October
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started 9 Nov on Poxy Oxy and capecitabine. Finding it tough, especially the first week. Been neutropenic on first 2 sessions so far which is causing delays.

Rachael

Rachael
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on left side of neck. Found on my own while adjusting a necklace.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: First surgery was July 2011 - biopsy presurgery indicated the lump was benign but it was removed as a precaution. Post surgery results indicated that the lump was cancer. Complete thyroidectomy done December 27, 2011.

Jill

Jill
Bio: test. does this save. here is another test to see if this saves.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

David

David
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mantle Cell

Jacob Spradlin

Jacob Spradlin
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Stacy

Stacy
Bio: This is my first time on a blog, so I hope I am doing this right. I wish I would've discovered this blog 8 months ago. I was diagnosed 8 months ago and still can't believe that I have cancer. My cancer was discovered by my nurse practitioner, Emily. She has been my practitioner for the last five years. Last…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: My only symptom was being tired and just not feeling like myself.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery was close to 6 hours. They removed the thyroid and 26 lymph nodes on the right side of my neck. The surgery was June of 2011. The recovery was not as bad as I thought is was going to be. I spent 2 nights in the hospital. The one big negative was that I had a bad reaction to…more

Faydra

Faydra
Bio: I am a 28 year old kidney transplant recipient who just happened to find herself on the road to cancer. I had diffuse b-cell lymphoma caused by post transplant of the kidney, I enjoy photography, web design, video games, and living life.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: R+Chop
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, Loss of Hair, Neuropathy, Neausea, Low White Blood Count
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Kidney Transplant, 3/17/2004 Tonsilectomy Stomach Lymph Node Removal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R+Chop, 1/4/2012-4/23/2012

Rachel

Rachel
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer, Follicular variant
Cancer Symptoms: None! A completely accidental finding on an MRI for an unrelated issue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left thyroid lobectomy, 3/13/12 to remove a nodule. The nodule came back as cancer. Completion thyroidectomy on 4/13/12. No side effects except resulting hypothyroidism. My scar has healed very well and I feel good.

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: 32 year old SWF - just on the beginning of this journey, but so far its a roller coaster. I am looking for others with similar experiences to help me make decisions as I figure out how to deal with this disease.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had exploratory laporatomy on 1/3/12 - removed omentum and multiple lymph nodes. No further evidence of cancer was found!

Amazing Race

Amazing Race
Bio: I am a 56 year old entrepreneur who retired at 55 with my husband to our beautiful lakefront paradis. Only to find out 4 months later that i had stage 3c ovarian cancer.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: spent 2 years going to my family doctor complaining of lack of energy and metabolism,weight gain only to be told it was menopause learn to live with it Bloating with ascites pain in lower back especially when vacumning lol june 2011 thought i was constipated and when the hospital did the exray i was full of tumors in my abdomen they took out…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 24, 2011 surgery for hysterectomy and omendectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: July 2011 started with carboplatin and taxol (7 rounds in all). Reaction to the decadron had some nausea at the beginning sol they tweaked it with emend, sore muscles and joints day 4,5,6,7 after chemo usually spent in bed. and spent the rest of the time getting semi normal before the next round Stopped in Sept until december 2011…more

Jenny Warrior- Amazon Woman Style

Jenny Warrior- Amazon Woman Style
Bio: Cancer free at the moment. Tamoxifin novice. Survivor of Breast Cancer Stage 3a 2 lumps, one ductual 1 inch each. 5 lymph nodes. Right side. Genetically negative. Double mascetomy. 28 lymph nodes removed on one side and five on the other. Barbie boobs of reconstruction style, couple of scars for decoration. Witness to evil. Witness to suffering. Witness to healing.…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: Self-discovered lump. Lots of migraines prior
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: got to do it, accept it, move forward each day, little by little
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: suffer to heal. stay mindful of what it means to be aware.

Pam

Pam
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Having bowel movements often..especially after eating. It was like I could never finish...bleeding...pain in rectum area
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My first surgery was Friday the 13th in August of 2010, was a 9 hour surgery and my doctor really screwed me up other than he did get the tumor. He also cut my uterers. those are the tube that run from your Kidney to your bladder. Well now mine are cut...and I have a left and right nephrostomy. Thats…more

Carissa

Carissa
Bio: I'm a crazy busy 25 year old with a fantastic job, i'm finishing my double degree of social work and commerce, i have a wonderful husband, an amazing group of girls from church that i love to support, and my wonderful little sister, plus other family and friends. I gym it, be lazy and watch tv or stalk pinterest. God is…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Small and large lump on the side of my neck. Fatigue, nerve pain and headaches.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy of smaller lump in my neck.

Nora

Nora
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Basaloid squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding - 1 week duration when made appointment with my primary care doc; felt a mass.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: N/A
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nigro protocol. Other than being tired and losing about 1/4 of my hair, the only serious side effect was mouth sores. I did have optic neuropathy for about 6 hours one week after each 5 FU.

Sheri

Sheri
Bio: Diagnosed in Sept 2009 at the age of 32 years with stage 3 rectal cancer, I currently have 2 children 7 years and 6 years old. Married and living in Dallas, Texas.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Constipation, irregular BM
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: AbdominoPerinealResection with perm/ Colostomy Jan 2010 failed rectal stitches mean open wound continuing (almost 3 years later)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Alt Folfiri/Folfox 2010/Feb through 2010/June Folfiri/Erbitux started 2011/March Changed to Folfox/Avastin 2011/Oct Clinical trials 2012/Sept

Merrill

Merrill
Bio: I was diagnosed with Stage 3A anal cancer in September 2008, caused by HPV. I'm an artist and museum director (day job). I have a remarkable husband, who supports both my spirit and my flesh. My cancer journey continues to be supported by my medical team at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. I also credit several dear friends for their…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: A chemo port was surgically installed just under my collar bone. After I completed 2 rounds of chemo and 7 weeks of radiation, my tumor was much smaller but still there. I switched hospitals from Jefferson Univ. in Phila. to Sloan Kettering in NYC. To determine if the remaining tumor was still cancerous, I had a surgical biopsy, going into…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: The standard for anal cancer: two rounds of 5FU & Mitomycin. Lost about half my hair. Very bad mouth sores and oral thrush, especially in the 10 days after infusions. Became neutropenic (big drop in the type of white blood cells that are the major infection fighters) with second round of Mitomycin.

Traci

Traci
Bio: I am mom to four, ages 26, 24, 12 and 8 (I was a young mom), and three and a half adorable grandchildren. I live in Colorado, originally from Arizona.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bowel changes, pelvic pain, weight gain, severe fatigue, later found palpable mass in lower right quadrant.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 07/13/2012 hysterectomy, oopherectomy to remove 26cm adnexal mass. Doctors thought it was ovarian related but once inside saw that it originated from colon, and did colon resection and liver biopsy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First treatment on 8-16-12 of FOLFOX Avastin begins 8-30 with second treatment Side effects: mouth soreness, sensitivity to cold

Beachie

Beachie
Cancer Type: Parotid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: oncocytic carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: parotidectomy, July 2012. Half of face initially numb and swollen. Ear bright red and hugely swollen. Face feels like after dental work with Novocaine -- numb and useless. Jaw muscles tight and inflexible. Pain in chewing (First Bite Syndrome). Eye blurry -- possibly due to face tugging down. Swollen neck and face with…more

Sheila

Sheila
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

Rachael

Rachael
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Monocytic Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hickman Line 1-18th May 2012 Hickman Line 2-21 august 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had Etoposide, Daunorubicin and Cytarabine. I had it over 4 rounds, each round about 3 weeks apart. My hair fell out, I felt so sick and so so tired. With the first round, my legs got insanelt itchy because of the Etoposide. My tastes changed-I lost my sweet tooth! Nad things didn't have much taste. There is still a…more

Kristi

Kristi
Bio: I was diagnosed with DCIS in my right breast in May 2012. Due to being 44 years old, which is young to be diagnosed with breast cancer, and my father passing away of prostate cancer in his 50's, I was tested for the BRCA mutation. It was confirmed that I'm BRCA2 positive. I opted to have a double mastectomy in…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS, also BRCA2 positive
Cancer Symptoms: None. Showed up on a mammogram...there was no lump.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a double mastectomy and expanders inserted in August. Side pain, side effects of pain meds, and dealing with the drains was the most uncomfortable. Then had my ovaries & tubes removed in September. Didn't feel quite like myself for 2 weeks. Was worried about menopause, but nothing too bad. Just hot flashes, but I've had those for years! They…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Will have 4 rounds of chemo for preventative reasons. Taxotere & Cytoxan. Had my first dose 2 weeks ago. No nausea, just fatigue, some diarrhea. Thought I'd keep my hair until the next dose, but it just started falling out today.

J Michael

J Michael
Bio: Diagnosed in 2009 but in reality was told I had Bladder Cancer for many years!My story is very unique, my Doctor tells me that in the 30 years of practice he has NEVER seen this type of case! You see I was given 3 to 6 months at the very most (stage 4 Bladder Cancer)and of this date (11/24/12)i have been…more
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding in your urin, blood clots in your urin

John

John
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

David

David
Bio: David C. Albanese Age 69 Married to Theresa for 47 years 1965 - present 4 children 10 grandchildren Retired Owner of Albanese Rare Coins in Albion NY USAF Veteran 1961 - 1967 Prostarte Cancer Survivor I was diganosed with PC in 2000 and receievd Radiation treatments for 7 weeks followed by Breaki Therapy of 180 Seed implants Doing well 12…more
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Prostate Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: PSA 4.0

Tracydipietro

Tracydipietro
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed a 7 1/2lb tumour

Billmac

Billmac
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell hpv

Anna

Anna
Bio: I'm a 22 year old grad student studying Dance/Movement Therapy. I love dancing, cooking, working out, listening to music, and pretty much anything outdoors!
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lower abdominal pain, nausea, heavy bleeding with periods, bleeding in between periods, pain going to the bathroom, pain with sex (basically pain with anything down there), fatigue, weakness, lightheaded, weight loss, loss of appetite
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had surgery May 7th. Really sore afterwards, urinary incontinence, lots of vaginal bleeding, nausea, and very tired
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in March 2012, when my second child was only nine months old. I had a very aggressive form of AML but was fortunate to find a bone marrow donor. I had a bone marrow transplant in June 2012, have been fortunate to only have mild graft-vs-host, and am back to "normal" life with…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.

Stacy

Stacy
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue

Aceemom

Aceemom
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

E

E
Bio: Fighting anal cancer for 4 years. Ran through all standard treatments and some experimental treatments - nothing could stop cancer. Just completed a clinical trial at the NIH (National Institute of Health) and it seems to be working. Not just a treatment, but a cure!! They are looking for new candidates. Go to - www.clinicaltrials.gov, search "HPV cancers, Bethesda", and…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Aleksandar

Aleksandar
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Operation of the right tonsil, when the tonsil is analysed there is come information that there is the limphom on the tonsila.. Now 4 years I just go to examinations and I don't have nothing.. Is it possible to have cancer or no????

Debbie

Debbie
Bio: Grandmother died in 1986 with a brain tumor and I just lost my Father in May 2013 of Brain cancer
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: weakness, trouble speaking and with daily activites

Lenore

Lenore
Bio: I am a 54 year old retired Army veteran, high school teacher, wife and mom to 4 fur babies
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive ductal carcinoma, stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: None, found on a mammogram
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy in left breast. Removed 7 lymph nodes. Not bad. A little sore and numb. All margins and nodes clear. Surgery performed Feb 2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: None. So thankful.

Brian Patrick

Brian Patrick
Bio: I am from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to the Denver area in the summer of 2012. A few months after moving to Denver with my partner I suffered a Gran Mal Seizure. It was a quiet Friday night at the house, I was sitting on the couch and Jordan was in the kitchen. Jordan said we were…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oligodendroglioma Grade II
Cancer Symptoms: Seizure and Headachesq
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have had two craniotomy's. The first was just after diagnosis on 10/02/2012 and the second was after they found a recurrence and was performed on 03/05/2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I tooke Temodar pills from 08/2013 to 12/2013. The main side effects that I had were fatigue and nausea. I found that by taking my Zofran a half hour before bed and then taking the Temodar right before I went to sleep, I was able to sleep through most of the side effects.

Paula

Paula
Bio: I was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2011. I thought I had hemhoroids, but my ob/gym biopsied and it was stage 3b anal cancer. I have none of the risk factors except HPV. I have been through 4 resection surgeries, two courses of chemotherapy and two courses of radiation. Right after my…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal cancer, Squamous cell carcinoma stage 4b
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, skin damage, hearing loss, blurry vision, memory loss.
Death Date: April 2, 2018
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Stacy

Stacy
Bio: The journey that brought me here began years ago. My cousin's son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was 2 years old. After 5 years of fighting (losing a lung and his hearing but never his spunk)... his poor little body could not hang on and he passed. He is "forever 7". This event had a…more
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer

Stacey

Stacey
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: None

Kristin

Kristin
Bio: I'm a 30 year old 5th grade teacher with a loving husband and fluffy cat.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Follicular Variant
Cancer Symptoms: I have known about my Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism for about 7 years, so I have no idea what symptoms have been specific to cancer.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Complete Thyroidectomy and lymph node removal on July 16, 2014

Jackie

Jackie
Bio: I'm a Wife, Furmom, Health/Lifestyle Coach, Fibromyalgia fighter, Christian, 52 years young. I'm a 5 year tongue cancer survivor. Squamous Cell Carcinoma, with radical lymph node dissection. Both from left side. Rebuilt tongue from skin and artery from left wrist and arm. Living today and very blessed. Sharing my story with others. Radiant Smiles is me trying to tell my…more
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of tumor 3/8/2012. With lymph node dissection. Reconstructive Surgery, tracheotomy, feeding tube insert. 12 hour surgery. 9 days in hospital. Recoup for a month at home, then Radiation treatment

Angela

Angela
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medulloblastoma
Cancer Symptoms: extreme headache, inability to walk without falling over & slurred speech
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: tremors in hands, arms and legs

Jackie

Jackie
Bio: 35 year old mother of 4, registered nurse, soccer mom
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: being tested for lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged nodes, cough, sinus symptoms, anosmia, chills

Geraldine

Geraldine
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer

Lovesblacklabs

Lovesblacklabs
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: none
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo every 2 weeks, nausea, vomitting.

Lori

Lori
Bio: I am a 54 yo woman, who broke my tailbone in a air boat accident in Aug of 2013, was very uncomfortable for the better part of a year, the tailbone break caused severe constipation, I began having bloody mucous from the rectum and was sent for a colonscopy, in May of 2014 where a rectal mass was discovered. …more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Cancer Symptoms: bloody mucous, constant pressure, pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6/9/2014 power port placement, 11/6/2014 port no longer works for blood draws,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6/26/2014 began 2 rounds of 96 hour pump in a pac, thru power port , severe nausea, dehydration, malnutrition, hair loss, very low blood counts, 3 hospital stays, serious condition

Stacy

Stacy
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary thyroid cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Feel fine have cancerous lymph nodes after being diagnoses in 2008.

Moniwack

Moniwack
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenoid Carcinoma- Non Small cell

DONNA

DONNA
Bio: MUM TO ALEX
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DLBC LYMPHOMA
Cancer Symptoms: NIGHT SWEATS ,FATIGUE
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOP CHEMO

Stacy

Stacy
Bio: I am a mother of 2. I'm 42 years old. Two days before my birthday, in 2014, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I am starting my final round of chemotherapy on February 19th and I am ready to move on to cancer survivor status very soon. My motto, "hey cancer, you picked the wrong bitch!"
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Mediastinal large b-cell lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: A violent cough that wouldn't quit.

Stacey

Stacey
Bio: Where do I begin? I definitely didn't think I would be here again. At 16 I was diagnosed with HPV and HSIL. I had a colposcopy and a cold knife cone biopsy. It came back as stage 1, but with clear margins. Had regular clear paps after that. Fast forward 12 years, I am engaged. 28 years old, and a…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Currently unknown, past 1A1
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding between cycles, fatigue, discharge
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Conization 2001, clear margins

Cacho

Cacho
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer

Laura

Laura
Bio: I have carcinoma in situ waiting to be operated
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding

ANTONIO

ANTONIO
Bio: todas las que puedo y mas http://linfomacelulasbdifusas.blogspot.com.es/
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: No Hodgkin
Cancer Symptoms: sensación de bien estar y ganglios inflamados que van sistemáticamente cada semana de un área a otra.

Ivan

Ivan
Bio: My father is a colon cancer survivor
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma of sigmoid colon
Cancer Symptoms: Constipation

Stacie

Stacie
Bio: My journey began last year. I noticed a small tumor behind my right ear. Thought it was strange, but figured it was a swollen lymph node. Basically forgot about it until one day at work, I put a piece of sour gum in my mouth. The pain was unbearable! and the right side of my face swelled up. Luckily my…more
Cancer Type: Parotid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acinic Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump behind my ear. Sore throat that never got better.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 28, 2015

Carol

Carol
Bio: I'm 57. Moved in the fall of 2015 for a fantastic new job and to start a new life adventure. Cancer decided to make the scene. Diagnosed in January 2016.
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial Adenocarcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/25/2016 Robotic. No major side effects. Post-surgery constipation (thanks to a few days of opioids) then the opposite, then balance, finally. This seems to be the usual course of recovery. Make sure you have a pillow for your belly for the ride home from the hospital. Avoid dairy products at all costs.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No

Kari

Kari
Bio: Mom, wife and Nana! 42 years young and ready to kick cancer bootie!
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Found lump, and the fight began!!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starting April 7th 2016

Candace

Candace
Bio: 36 year old healthy mother of 2 wonderful kids who has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and is about to undergo the fight of her life!
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal pain and pressure, chronic lower back pain, white (sometimes brownish) discharge with odor, painful intercourse, constant bleeding

Tracie

Tracie
Bio: I am doing this for my boyfriend that recently got diagnosed with AML
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Sinus infection that wouldn't go away

Gracie123

Gracie123
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Nancy

Nancy
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: abd pain, weight loss, weakness,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: whipple june 3,2015
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: mid july to November 2015 Gemzar eight treatments, xeloda for 28 days on radiation days. Started Folfox regimen 09/20/2017 for recurrence.
Death Date: July 30
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Jessica

Jessica
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in right side

Juanita

Juanita
Bio: I met my husband Gordon in 1995, and we were married in 1997. We have 4 children; 3 boys ages 19, 16, and 13, and one girl age 5. My husband was diagnosed in February 2016 with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of voice box.
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of voice box
Cancer Symptoms: Hoarseness
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laryngectomy; total removal of voice box February 25, 2016 7 hour surgery Second tumor removal/ Salvage Laryngectomy done July 25, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy due to start 6 weeks after surgery, September 2016

Tracy

Tracy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Thought it was hemorrhoids, rectal bleeding, rectal pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Did well with the first round of chemo. Only side effects were loss of appetite and mild nausea. Did well again with my second round of chemo. Did not lose my hair!

Michelle

Michelle
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Amml

Alan

Alan
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore, non-healing, ulcerated sore on side of tongue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Glossectomy, full neck disection, reconstructive surgery

Tracy

Tracy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Shawn

Shawn
Bio: 45 yr old mother of 3 wonderful kids. Flight Attendant currently off work because of treatment. Had taken a short vacation in February with my daughters and discovered a small lump in my breast after returning. Did 2 mammograms, an ultra sound and biopsy and received devastating news in March.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Found lump on my own
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 11th

Stacy

Stacy
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 NHL (discordant follicular lymphoma-bone marrow)+Diffuse large b cell base of tongue/tonsils
Cancer Symptoms: night sweats, chronic sore throat
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started R-CHOP 9-6-16

Angelina

Angelina
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Head and Neck Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen tongue

Jack

Jack
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Gleason 9 (5+4), Stage T-4

Jack

Jack
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer

Bill

Bill
Bio: My wife and I are full-time RVers and have lived on the road since the summer of 2009. This recent hiccup may curtail our continuous road trip for a while. I hope to use this blog as a journal and give encouragement to others as I receive the same.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Small, painless lump under left mandible(jaw bone.)

Kim

Kim
Bio: I'm a 42 year old busy mom of 2 kids that I adore beyond measure, married to my wonderful hubby for 16 years and I also work full time in education. We live a busy life supporting our children in their many activities and enjoy spending time with family and friends. This cancer diagnosis has felt as though…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stool, and internal hemorrhoid was causing me some discomfort. I scheduled a colonoscopy to determine the cause of the rectal bleeding and they discovered a large polyp, due to its location they didn't remove it but assured me it was nothing to worry about, a simple procedure with a surgeon...2 weeks later I met with a colorectal…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First round...mouth sores, nausea, weight loss, chemo rash on face and on upper torso, hair loss (about 80%).

Stacy

Stacy
Bio: I had cervical cancer diagnosed first in 2003 and then recurred in 2004. I had 3 surgeries, but I did not have a hysterectomy, so I was able to have a child in 2008!
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Micro invasive cervical cancer
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: LEEP (2003), cone biopsy (2003, 2004)

Rachel

Rachel
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Grace

Grace
Bio: Believer, Wife, Mother, Step-parent, Grandmother and Registered Nurse
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding and pain

Rheacal

Rheacal
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pancreatic cancer
Cancer Symptoms: NONE

Asher

Asher
Bio: My goal is to help as many people as possible, as much as possible. Cancer has deeply touched me in my personal and professional life. As a child and young adult, I witnessed the difficult realities of what it is like to have cancer and undergo cancer treatment with my Mom who was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer twice.…more

Cameo

Cameo
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: 1/4 inch flat ulcer on left side of tongue. First noticed 18 months ago but ignored it. Now is painful and larger. I am uncomfortable providing any more information on the internet.

Memacbain

Memacbain
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Stacey

Stacey
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago. I was in shock. I immediately had surgery to remove the cancer followed by radiation. I have been clear ever since but have had many side effects from the radiation and the surgery as well. I am still getting surgeries and seeing doctors- years later. Ever since my diagnosis I…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS
Cancer Symptoms: too many to list
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy- 2/14/2011 Hysterectomy- 11/16/2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: na

Hanna

Hanna
Bio: I'm Hanna from AL. and i have two kids and a loving husband, i was leaving a very normal life (going to work, acting as a mother and as a wife) and i never knew for a while i was living with a very deadly cancer called Cervical Cancer. I missed alot of my check ups maybe thats the reason…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: the first symptom for cervical cancer is no symptom at all.

Jayne

Jayne
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Tumor and one lymph node
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic hysterectomy, 4/5/2017, bloating

Kathrine

Kathrine
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer

Meshack

Meshack
Bio: health service provider,i.e care giver
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer

Jackie

Jackie
Bio: Hi, I'm Jacks. I'm a cancer that nobody knows, lone bird 1% rare mouthful Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma. My cancer is a passive aggressive sleeper cell that likes to take post in limb girdles, even head and neck, where it grows extremely slow 5-10 years undetectable and asymptomatic until it is unmistakably bulging out they chest wall [like mine did most…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcomas [1% Losers Cancer Club]
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats, insane 72 hypersomnia [long sleeps, lucid complex dreams], Exhaustion, Fluxuating Energy at night [sudden energy one night, deflated the next], Disrupted Day-Night Circadian Rhythms [[unable to stay awake in daytime].
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Coming Soon...

Jacky

Jacky
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: triple negative invasive breast cancer with distant lymph node involvement
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes in neck, fatigue, low hgb. Dry skin
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: mastectomy May 2015. Skin wrinkling, numbness under arm.

Grace

Grace
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Richard

Richard
Bio: Ophthalmologist
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue

Jackie

Jackie
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HPV Tonsil Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged tonsil

Paige

Paige
Bio: My Precious mother Audrey Bernice Lovelace died 17 years ago after a 2 year battle with Ovarian Cancer! Her death has taught me to be an advocate for Ovarian Cancer Research because I dont want my moms death to have been in vain! I support any family who is battling the Ovarian Cancer monster!

Lynn

Lynn
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Aggressive Diffuse Large B Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Sudden large tumour on inside of thigh
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R CHOP, effectiveness stalled after 5 treatments GDP, 2 treatments ineffective ICE, to begin asap

Rynagh

Rynagh
Bio: Am 42 year female had excellwnt health never in hospital before Aug 2017
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: right parietal extra axial mass non Hodgekins B cell lymphoma follicular low grade
Cancer Symptoms: None until seizure but looking back lots of sweats day and night, It thought I was going through early menopause, itchy legs twitching of right eye all started slowly so wasn't really bothering me.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had seizure in late August 2016 had ct scan mass found on brain initially told it was a meningioma nothing to worry about was given choice to remove or not, I opted for removal as it had caused a seizure, when surgeon went to operate he realised it was NHL, biopsy taken immediately and he continued wth removal, biopsy results…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: November 16 Started cycle of RCHOP followed by methotrexate for CNS 10 days later and RCHOP 11 days after that. finished this in April 17 no major side effects nutropenia, numbness in fingers which stopped with medication, constipation. Returned to wrk in May 2017

Grace

Grace
Bio: I am a 54 years old female, has a husband love me and accompany with me for 31 years. I moved to LA since 2015, now live with my son. My liver Cancer was found in 2009,now live long for 9 years.All the words are written by my son. I just want to share my experience and encourage each friend…more
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary liver cancer
Cancer Symptoms: B-ultrasound,The right lobe of the liver was found to have a slightly high 1.5cm*1.5cm light mass
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: In 10th July 2009,I was found a slightly high 1.5cm*1.5cm light mass in my riht lobe of liver.Then it was diagnosed in 17th July after MRI and Pet CT. It's Primary liver cancer.And in 23rd July, I was found two tumors more than 10cm. Also I have serious Liver cirrhosis. On 4th August, I accept the surgery. 4 weeks after…more

Stacy

Stacy
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: endometrioid adenocarcinoma grade 1
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding between cycles, cramping/abdominal pain, fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had surgery on 4/23/18. Robotic, Complete Hysterectomy. The doctor called me 3 days later to infom me that I had Uterine Cancer. My side effects were nausea and loss of appetite. Lost 9 pounds between the surgery and 1st week of recovery

Lauren

Lauren
Bio: 26 year old cat and plant mom
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats

Migdalia

Migdalia
Bio: My brother has bee diagnosed with stomach cancer. They still don’t know the type.
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Don’t know yet.
Cancer Symptoms: Lots of pain. Pain when he eats.

Jackie

Jackie
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Cheryl

Cheryl
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell anal carsenoma
Cancer Symptoms: Itching, blood

AC

AC
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, Abdominal Pain

Tracy

Tracy
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular
Cancer Symptoms: tumor the size of a quart of paint (no shit!)below heart entwined in mesanteric membrane.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Began with Rituxan and Treanda. Moved to Rituxan every eight week for 3 years. Never stopped feeling tired but the last year has been really exhausting and labs showed my immunogloblan levers were at 300 instead of 2000-3000. Had one 5 hour dose of Gamagard IVIG which made me sick and not eating for 2 days. Developed a skin rash…more

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