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Sam

Sam
Bio: Here is my story- On February 16th, 2005 I woke up from what was supposed to be a routine surgery. I was told the doctors had removed my left ovary and some other stuff. I didn’t understand why. I was angry and confused. The next day the doctor came in. He explained it to me. He said the word. “Cancerâ€. Ovarian Cancer stage…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovairan Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/16/05 - Left Ovary, falopian tube, pelvic tissue, lymph nodes removed Side effects, horrible scar, numb skin. 9/24/08 - full hysterectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 rounds of Carbo Platinum and Taxol from 3/18/05-7/8/05 major side effect after the chemo was stopped: fatigue, memory loss Started chemo again in October of 2008. Taxol, Carbo Platinum and Avastin. Switched the taxol to taxotere after four rounds because of neuropathy. Major symptoms, nausea, fatigue, nose bleeds, low white blood cells, memory loss, did I mention…more

Miriam Ucañay

Miriam Ucañay
Bio: I was born in Lima, the capitol of Peru, on January 26, 1976. After I finished school I studied English, but was never able to get a job in the career I had trained for. I started a business selling Peruvian handicrafts, with a small amount of capital, trading in hand-made products such as hardwood kitchen utensils, wool garments from…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lymphoma No Hodgkin of T cells angioinmunoblastico
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My two legs and recently my left arm have been cut
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2004.-I received quimo scheme CHOP (ciclosfamida -Vincristina -Adriamicina - Prednisona. 2006.- 2nd. line of quimo. with scheme ESHAP: Etoposido - Platino - Ara-C-Dexametasona

Tina McManus

Tina McManus
Bio: I am a single mother of two children - ages 12 and 14. I have had a double mastectomy with reconstruction, then a major skin graft operation to replace the skin tissue that didn't survive with the reconstruction. I have completed chemo and radiation and now I am just in the waiting game. Since I am not hormone-receptive nor…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ducal Carcinoma

Cammie Hudson

Cammie Hudson
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Jim

Jim
Bio: Retired after 23 years of service to our nation in the USAF. It was THE BEST job...an AFRTS TV & Radio Broadacster...did you ever see the movie GOOD MORNING VIETNAM...that was about an AFRTS Radio DJ. I've seen the world, escaped harm in Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, SW Asia, Gulf War, and much more. I did all of…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1. ERCP set for 5 Feb 07.

Jen

Jen
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Gliablastoma Metiforme WHO Grade 4 (terminal)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery performed on 3/2/07 - full tumor was removed and biopsied. It came back maligant, GBM WHO Stage 4, which is terminal within a few months.

Megan Adams

Megan Adams
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Melissa Samei

Melissa Samei
Bio: Diagnosed on December 28, 2006. Stage III breast cancer. Course of action, Chemotherapy followed by a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. Mother of a 21 year old cousin (her mother died in 1994 from Stage IV inflammatory breast cancer), a 10 year old daughter, and 2 small Maltese dogs.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage III Lobular Carcinoma

Tammyselfsuarez

Tammyselfsuarez
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

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

Angel & Ben

Angel & Ben
Bio: my wife angel (30 yr old) was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer with met to liver, lungs and lymph nodes november 10th, 2007. colon resection shortly after. treatment of folfox + 5fu for three cycles, which she did not respond to. now on folfiri + 5fu, avastin, cetuximab (erbitux), lungs and lymph nodes decreasing, and liver tumors held at…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: colon cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12" transverse colon resection (nov 07) IVC filter placed (jan 08)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: folfox + 5fu (dec 07-jan 08) folfiri + 5fu, avastin, cetuximab (jan 08-current)

Tami

Tami
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IDC & DCIS
Cancer Symptoms: None, found on routine mammogram
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy,with sentinal node biopsey followed by re-excession to obtain clear margins.

Miriam

Miriam
Bio: I lost my sister Dale to lung cancer in May 2004. I promised her that i would plant a peach tree in her memory. That is how My Sister Dale's Garden began. Please visit mysisterdalesgarden. to see the amazing flowers that Dale sends me on a daily basis. The website is a tribute to those who are currently…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer

Tammy

Tammy
Bio: My husband, Paul, was diagnosed with colon cancer metastasized to the liver on October 31, 2007. Doctors think Paul has had cancer for about seven years. He really had no symptoms except needing to go to bathroom after each meal and periodic stomach pains. He had gone to the doctors in our hometown for over five years thinking something wasn’t…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: no symptoms really except for stomach pains once in awhile and going to bathroom after each meal
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: February 8 Right hemicolectomy June 22 9 RF liver ablations open surgery
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Erbitux Xeloda Oxalyplatin Avastin

WESLEY ADAM HUGHSTONS MOTHER

WESLEY ADAM HUGHSTONS MOTHER
Bio: MY SON LOST HIS DAD ON SEPTEMBER 17TH 2008 MY SON ADAM, HE IS A STRONG MAN. HE IS ONE OF A KIND. HE WAS HIS DADS ONLY SON/CHILD... AT FIRST I(EVEN THOUGH I AM THE X-WIFE)FELT ALONE, THE OTHER HALF OF MY SONS LIFE WAS GONE. THE HALF THAT MADE HIM WHOLE. I KNOW WE…more

Amy

Amy
Bio: 40 year old mother of four. Married forever. Never thought it would be me.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squarmous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: ear ache, sore throat.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: tonsillectomy 09/09/08 bilateral neck dissetion after chemo and radiation completed
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: cisplatin start 10/28/08

James David Robinson

James David Robinson
Bio: 28 year old male grandson of two cancer survivors/one who lost the battle/nephew of an aunt who lost the battle working on writing a book about cancer survivors and the family of those whe lost the battle to cancer

Sammie

Sammie
Bio: I am 17 years young. I like to play the piano. Unfortunately I only have a keyboard. I am a senior at Perry high school. Survivor of Medulloblastoma.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medulloblastoma
Cancer Symptoms: Woke up with a headache one day.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 brain surgeries. mediport. spinal catheter. feeding tube. lung cath.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: i was supposed to get 8 chemo's. but i only received 7 because my blood count wasn't up in time. i had "Vincristine" (iv)every week. Cyclophosphamide(iv)every 6-8 weeks. Cisplatin (iv), every other chemo, and Lomustine (pill) every chemo.

Arend 'Odee' Lenderink

Arend 'Odee' Lenderink
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back

Amy

Amy
Bio: My mother was diagnosed with rectal cancer on September 18,2008.. She is only 58yrs old and way too young to leave my family..We need her..it has been very difficult for her as well as for my whole family..She has opted to not have chemo/radiation and surgery..and has been instead trying holistic therapy..this includes special vitamins along with diet change..although this…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma

James Hurley

James Hurley
Bio: Business owner, cave explorer, BMX park rider.
Cancer Type: Bones and Joints Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: De-Differentiated Chondrosarcoma

Pam56

Pam56
Bio: I am 56 years old. I was diagnosed with stage 11 cervical cancer 2 weeks ago. Have not started treatment as yet. Though the doc recommends brachytherapy and ct scan and other further diagnosing tools. Don't have health insurance. Live on a sailboat at a small island in the Caribbean. On the positive side, I am very fortunate…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 11 cervical cancer with moderately differenciated invasive squamous cell carcioma
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh

Amethyst

Amethyst
Bio: A big hug and hello to all. I consider myself to be very, very blessed, despite this horrid cancer. I won't say that I haven't had a few too many moments of self pitying 'why me' stuff and all...cuz I have...but overall I thank God. I found out about my cancer 10 weeks ago and already it has been removed. Both my…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non small cell lung cancer with brain metastes
Cancer Symptoms: none
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 2, 2009 Lobectomy (upper right lung) August 20, 2009 succcessful open brain surgical removal of 3cm tumor
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I begin chemotherapy on the April 8th. 4 rounds of 3 weeks each of Vinorelbine and Carboplatin. (Originally Cistoplatin but the doctor changed it cuz my ears were ringing)Worst side effects are feeling like lead and/or rubber, forgetfulness, weight gain, insomnia and aching bones, muscle and skin.

Pam Jones

Pam Jones
Bio: Pamela Jones is the author of Navigating Across the Unpredictable “C”, a true story about the trials and triumphs of living with cancer. She has certifications in Counselling Skills, Offshore Trust Management and Trust Creation, Law and Practice, and qualifications in Business Administration and Microcomputer Business Applications. Ms Jones enjoys writing, reading, internet marketing, travelling, socialising and meeting new and interesting…more

Sammy

Sammy
Bio: Im 22 years old, live in the wonderful city of NY. Currently my job is kicking cancer's ass, which unfortunately doesnt pay. I dont even get a stimulus check or anything from it. However, i'll gladly be broke and cancer free than a little less broke and stressed from work and cancer. So the trade off is worth it.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Blood clots in my lungs which makes breathing difficult, pleural effusion which also makes breathing difficult,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: VATs surgery, left ovary removal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol sucks!!!!! makes your hair fall out and makes breathing really difficult until i go into an anxiety attack. I dont like taxol

Amy

Amy
Bio: Hi, I am a proud wife and mother of 4, and a recent new grandmother. Two of my children are serving in the U.S.M.C. My oldest son just returned from his tour in Iraq where he came home welcoming his wife and baby boy (age 4 months). 2 weeks before my son was scheduled to come home is…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colorectal
Cancer Symptoms: problems passing stools, some blood in stools, extended abdomen, feeling like I had a bladder infection, tired
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery was on my birthday, 3/30/09. 10 inches of my colon (sigmoid area) was removed along with 56 lymph nodes, 10 which tested positive for cancer. Surgery was done laproscopically. Side effects were normal pain for incisions, nausea from pain medicine.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I just had first treatment on 5/20/09, The symptoms of the first treatment for me were severe cold sensitivity for about 3 days, tiredness, sore hands and feet, achy legs, and stomach pains.
Death Date: August 29, 2013
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James L. Johnson

James L. Johnson
Bio: I first had cancer in 2004..the va hospital in sacramento did surgery to remove the tumor, but they didn't get all of it..my cancer has returned with a vangence..Now the va hospital want to do another surgery, but i refused it because i'm scared for one...They want to cut my left ear off and reconstruct my jaw after they remove…more
Cancer Type: Cancer of the Larynx
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mucoepidermoid Carsanoma
Cancer Symptoms: Small nodule below left ear with pain in ear
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 06/24/2004 Mucoepidermal carsanoma Infections

William

William
Bio: 65, retired teacher, told i had liver cancer about a month and a half ago.
Cancer Type: Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct

Pam

Pam
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8-4-09 thru 8-7-09

Samantha

Samantha
Bio: Three hours ago, I received the diagnosis of anal cancer. I have a CAT Scan scheduled and I have to make an appointment with an oncologist. I think I'm in shock right now.
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: I am a 58 y.o. woman with 3 lovely daughters 19, 34, & 35 and a wonderful partner. All of them have been supportive throughout this situation and I am truely grateful for their individual support. I was in business for 35 years with my ex-husband and I was the administrator in the company, also active in the field as…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal
Cancer Symptoms: In October of 2008, I started having fatigue symptoms and my legs were aching all the time, just to the outside of my shins. I felt full and had a lot of flatuence. My GP did bloodtests and discovered I was very low in the B6 vitamin. When questioned, he said that it was not a symptom…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 2009, Portacath insertion, severe reaction to something, not sure what. Started Mitomycin and 5 FU 4 days later and the incision was red and swollen and very painful for at least 2 weeks.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No terrible side effects, the first round was heavy and I had mouth sores, but quickly learned to treat them. Little nausea, thank goodness. I was very grateful to have had the portacath rather than a picc line or the direct vain method. I watched others go through it while I was having my treatments and I…more

John Hammers

John Hammers
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers

Bob

Bob
Bio: I never thought this would happen to me.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: None that I knew of before diagnosis. About a week before my hernia surgery I thought maybe I was coming down with a cold. My left ear and nostril were plugging up, at first nothing a yawn / blow wouldn't clear up...then...I started taking sudafed to clear it up...and it kind of felt like when I would blow...I…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hernia Surgery
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: General feeling of being unwell for 3 to 5 days...nausea / heartburn...not too bad...better with meds, light meals, tums

Dean

Dean
Bio: I am not suffering from this disease but I am my husbands support. I was 6 months pregnant with our first child in June 2007 when I received the call from my Deanos boss saying that they had taken Dean to Central Vermont Medical Center and were flying him by helicopter to Fletcher Allen, they did not know what was…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 Glioblastoma Mulitform
Cancer Symptoms: Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Resection, June 2007, Minimal Side Effects Resection, June 2009, Loss use of Left eye lid
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
Death Date: March 10, 2010
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Theresa

Theresa
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cloacogenic carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Occasional blood in my stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemo Mitomycin and 5-FU on December 28, 2009 after having a Power Port placed in my chest.
Death Date: February 25, 2011
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Cam And Dina

Cam And Dina
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 4 advanced metastic prostate cancer
Cancer Symptoms: cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: taxater, didnt do anything,6 treatments, mitotaxatrine, still on it, barely any side effects due to the vit c drips

Pam007

Pam007
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: felt pressure thought I had hemmoroids
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: colostomy because I developed a fistula during radiation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FY and cisplatin

Michelle

Michelle
Bio: I'm fom Northern Virginia - I have a wonderful husband and two young children. I've walked this cancer walk before but last time it was for my son who was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumor back in 2004. I thank God that he has had clear MRI scans for five years now - and I realize from that…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: irregular bowel movements for 6 months, then bleeding that landed me in the ER needing two pints of blood.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thorasic Surgery on April 13th, 2010. -Confirmed metastisis:( Rectal surgery was on May 11, 2010. reconnect of the rectum, reversal surgery tbd .... Port surgery June 2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Xeloda, taken during my radiation treatment (adjunct therapy) Started Folfox the last week of June 2010

Pamela

Pamela
Bio: I guess I am blogging because my best friend is dying with cancer.I have never blogged so I'm not sure what to do except share my heart.Donna is 50.Her cancer was found in her breast alittle over two yrs. ago.She lost her mother July of 09.It now has consumed her entire body. But I/ve never met anyone so strong.She's a…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Amanda

Amanda
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats, pain in the upper abdomen and back, fatigue, dizziness, thirsty...

Amanda

Amanda
Bio: I am the wife of a fantastic man,Kenny, who was unfortunately diagnosed January 9, 2010 at the age of 30 with a brain tumor. We have two beautiful boys ages 6 and 4 who are very aware their dad is ill and do anything and everything to try and brighten his day or to help him in any way. The…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oligoastrocytoma
Cancer Symptoms: 6mths prior to dx - headaches, overly tired 4mths prior- severe migranes, exhausted, sleeping alot, dizziness day of dx - dizzy, seizure while driving our car driving to work, totalled it, CT scan showed a mass, MRI showed tumor
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/12/10-Brain Biopsy, headaches 2/22/10-Partial Tumor Resection, loss of finding words (certain names of things. people, places), Severe headaches, short term memory problems. Undergoing Speech therapy

William

William
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Hope

Hope
Bio: hI ALL THE MEMBERS OF THIS SITE
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: i will tell you
Cancer Symptoms: i will tell you
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: i will tell you
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: i will tell you

Alena

Alena
Bio: We lost my brother-in-law, Gregg, to colon cancer in July of 2009. My mother-in-law, husband, and friend of the family, and I were his primary caregivers. He fought long and hard, but his cancer was too extreme and won. The last year and half has been so difficult. We miss Gregg every day, every hour. Our lives are forever changed.…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colorectal cancer

William

William
Bio: My bride of 42 years, Suzanne, was diagnosed on her birthday 10 February 2010 with stage four non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer which had metastasized to her brain. After 10 whole-head radiation treatments, the tumor was designated too large for neurosurgery but is believed to have been killed by the treatments, as it has neither shrunk nor grown. The damage…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non-small cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Large, painful lump at the collar bone; vision impairment in left eye; impaired memory and judgment; loss of balance and blackouts. All symptoms materialized within a two-week period.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Four treatments, most recent on 4 August, #5 scheduled for 25 August. Side Effects - minor nausea, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and sense of taste and smell. carboplatin and Alimta (pemetrexed)for #'s 1-4. Provider stopped shipments of carboplatin so #5 and any remaining will be only the Alimta.

Amy For Kathleen

Amy For Kathleen
Bio: My name is Amy and my mother-in-law Kathleen is about to begin her fight against brain cancer. She is the loving mother of 3 and nana of 6.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adeno carcenoma
Cancer Symptoms: Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Brain biopsey, august 6, two blackeyes looked awful!

Tia

Tia
Bio: Dx February 14th, 2006 with TNBC (Triple Negative Breast Cancer) Since then and 5 operations I'm not mTNBC & fighting for my life.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: metastisized Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Constant pain in my chest. Lumps make tightening in my chest. EXTREME neuropathy. We all know about hair and what chemo does.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Numerous chemo's ...dual dense double dosed first time around. knocked me for a loop. didn't understand commercials or anything that was going around me. I was a vegetable.

Miriam

Miriam
Bio: My name is Miriam and I was first diagonsed with lung cancer in March 2006. On April 1 2006 I had the bottom lobe of my right lung removed followed by several weeks of chemo. Ended up with no hair any where. The lung cancer came back in the same lung in August of 2008 and I had four chemo…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non small cell cancer

Cami

Cami
Bio: Hello I am a 43 yr old mother of one now that our oldest was killed in mar of 2005. He was 19 ys old. My now 12 yr old is homeschooled by me because I have stage three metastatic breast cancer, a braca1 gene mutation, with renal cell carcinoma and now I have found out that I have lesions…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invaisive ductal cell carcinoma with lymphnode mestaisis
Cancer Symptoms: Did not really have any. Just some lumps in the opposite breast from where the cancer started. Right side was the one that was affected the most.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2008- Partial masc. an the beginning of chemo.(Mar).2008(Oct) Double mascetomy with reconstruction. 2008 ( Nov)complete hystorectomy.2009( Apr.) implants and about three months later the nipples were constructed. 2010 (Mar) body rejected the implants and they were removed. And after that I suffered infections and four more surgeries until thsi brings me here to this website as of tody.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 dose dense a/c for 8 weeks then paclitaxol for 12 weeks. which ended on 11 sept 08. Jan.09 12 weeks of radiation.

Stephen

Stephen
Bio: I am a 50 year old married father of 3, stepdad to 4. I have been fighting a very rare form of pancreatic cancer for 9 years now (neroendrocrince Islett Cell Tumor)have had 2 major surgeries and starting radiation for my 1st time on Oct.25th 2010
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Neroendrocrine Islett Cell Tumor on Pancreas
Cancer Symptoms: pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: had tuomor and part of pancreas and 9 lymph nodes along with spleen removed in Dec. 2001...just post-op pain...Dec. 2005 R.F.A. on liver along with resection...same with post-op
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round

Amy

Amy
Bio: Hi, I am coming on here with hopes to have some support. I have been diagnosed with cancer. Germ cell tumour. I had my tumour removed and I will be starting chemo Monday Nov 15th. I get my picc line put into tomorrow and I am scarred. I hope that I will beable to comunicate with people who have been…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Germ cell tumour

Camille

Camille
Bio: I will do this later. I have to think about it for a while...and hope I remember...the "chemo brain" has truly sunk in. PLEASE DO NOT THINK I AM NOT TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY; I AM. My sense of humor is my PERSONAL saving grace. If you don't feel like laughing, it's okay; don't read my stuff. I wish YOU AND…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: "Pointer-Sister Gone Bad"
Cancer Symptoms: Lump and hardening of breast. I also noticed my body odor was changing and my doctor thought I was nuts. Look who was right, doc...and you were going to appease me with a mammogram.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node biopsy August 20, 2010, left a big ole scar! No more BP or needles in this arm!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 1, 2010 will be my fourth round and then I will change to weekly Taxol. I have been fortunate in that I only feel badly for 4-5 days then I am back to doing what I need to, bald head and all. (Anyone with Taxol therapy could help me with details on this.)

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: i am not a cancer survivor but i am the widow of someone who had cancer . my late hubby of 34 yrs passed away on jan 4th 2007 from cancer. that was the worst day of my life, i lost my best friend, my lover, my love of my life.
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: melanoma

Scaredouttamymind

Scaredouttamymind
Bio: Not officially diagnosed as of yet. Swollen rubbery hard lymph nodes in groin and arm pit 5 in groin 1 in my right arm pit on top of my rib.Went to ER got blood taken and chest xray.Blood was good (white and red cells,platelets etc) but very small amount of fluid in my right lung.Doctor wasn't too concerned,said it could be…more
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Possibly lymphoma,breast cancer,reproductive cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.

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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Sugamoma

Sugamoma
Bio: Diagnosed Dec.14, 2007 Colorectal cancer stage 3 with 15 out of 20 lymp nodes cancerous. After surgery, Chemo and radiation the cancer returned with a vengeance in June 2009, the diagnosis was terminal. They gave me 12-18 mths max to live. They said, go do all you have ever wanted to do. With more Chemo and more Chemo…more

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.

Amy

Amy
Bio: I am a thirty-five year old woman who loves to be outdoors. I also am a registered nurse. I have three children who don't understand why mom is sick. I usually feel like I have enough energy to keep up with work and family but over the last 6 months that has been untrue. I recently took a break…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had my surgery 1/20/11. Swelling, pain, and exhaustion run my life currently. Now that I am a couple of weeks post-op I can't believe how emotional I am. I feel like a roller coaster. I want to know if others feel this way. Pain is decreasing now.

Sue

Sue
Bio: Married Mother of two 24 year old son Ryan and 21 year old daughter Amanda. My Mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 52 I unfortunately inherited the disease 5 years earlier. My Mother beat the disease and never had a cancer scare again. My plan is the same I will beat this with everything I got :) Genetic Testing was…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: None for the bowel cancer - found in the colonoscopy 2019
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bilateral Mastectomy and Recon not determined
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb 2011 - April 2011 every 3 weeks Side effects - tried slept about 5 days straight Neulasta Side Effects - Painful legs and joints

Team Canucks

Team Canucks
Bio: My wife has been diagnosed with stage 3 adenosquamous throat cancer, and we're just starting this adventure into dealing with this process. We hope to connect and serve others dealing with this very same situation, and also with cancer in general.
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenosquamous
Cancer Symptoms: Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain

Tammy

Tammy
Bio: I am a 40 year old non smoker diagnosed with tongue cancer at 39 and 40. I have completed radiation of both sides of my neck and my tongue and I completed chemotherapy(cisplatin). I have been in remission for 6 months! I see Dr Kerry Olsen at the Mayo Clinic and my oncologist is at UCSD Dr William…more

Lynn

Lynn
Bio: Diagnosed in 2008 with initial surgery May 2008. Origination in appendix. Stage IV. Second surgery April 2009 (unsuccessful heated chemo). Bi-weekly chemotherapy and ct scans every two months. Tumor is stable for now..
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of the appendix

Tessamariex0

Tessamariex0
Bio: My name is Tessa. and im totally honest. I have the best girlfriend, friends, and family.... ever. I just turned 22yrs old. ...i am terrified. Im not sure if im in the right spot- but after reading peoples blogs i feel i could get and give good support. they're doing a full thyroid removal with possible lymph node removal in about 2 weeks. Theyve not "TOLD" me…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: yet to be determined
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy- Dec 2010 Thyroid Removal and possible lymph nodes- May-4-2011

Natalie

Natalie
Bio: Im 26 years old, single parent to a beautiful little girl, work fulltime and going to Everest College fulltime. I also have Cervical Cancer 3A. Im a fighter and I will win this battle.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3A Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix
Cancer Symptoms: Other meds im on is Zanax, Prilosac, Roxicet if needed, Motin 800mg, Birth control and Zofan. I also get nebulsta every 21 days. I also take vitamens :)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: No Surgerys yet!! Getting a port soon.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning

Lois

Lois
Bio: I'm a 48 year old woman who has always been very healthy. Now I'm a 48 year old woman who has had half a kidney removed due to cancer, and life looks very different. Cancer changes how you see everything, and most things are looking very beautiful these days.
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Open partial right kidney removal March 10th, 2011. Recovery has been great but stint has migrated into my partial kidney and will be removed May 5th. Stint removal on May 31st, lots of cramping the day of and back pain. Glad it's out.

Robin

Robin
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell invasive; P16 positive
Cancer Symptoms: my tongue bumped against a lump
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started treatment April 29: cisplatin two double doses - didn't do third dose due to ear ringing, had to take a booster shot after second treatment due to WHC crash. Side effects: ringing ears, nausea (but controlled by Zofran so not a problem) Other things: acid reflux developed quickly (not something I have had in over a decade - controlled by…more

Kfarleyfamily

Kfarleyfamily
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Folicular
Cancer Symptoms: None - during a routine physical, the doctor found a lump on my thyroid.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Right lobectomy In February 2011. Tumors were benign, but thyroid was cancerous. Complete thyroidectomy and neck dissection on March 17, 2011 showed that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. Really tired and sore, hot flashes, but mostly just really tired. I'm now off of my medds and on the no sodium torture dietawaiting RAI…more

Carmela

Carmela
Bio: Prior to the diagnosis, I was a 31 year old trying to balance work, school, volunteer work and a toddler. NOW, I'm a blessed mother of a 2 1/2 year old son, named Kinsey, who is fighting to stay strong and become healthy again to watch her son grow up. Everything else is secondary.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic assisted radical trachelectomy, lymph node dissection, staging, bilateral ureteral stent placement & removal and cystoscopy (April 28th, 2011)

Cheryl

Cheryl
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes under right armpit. No pain in breast.

Sam

Sam
Bio: I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma the day before Christmas Eve 2010. I was already aware by then that that was a possible result of the lymph node biopsy. My cousin had stage 4, so I also knew what the next steps were going to be. However, an unplanned surprise....I went in for a bone marrow biopsy in the second…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nodular sclerosis
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Delayed until I deliver my baby.

Bambi

Bambi
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary carcinoma

Lisa

Lisa
Bio: I am a mother of two boys 13 and 8. I am engaged to the best man in the world. I am currently 6 months away from my B.S. in health sciences.

Lynn

Lynn
Bio: Diagnosed day before 49th birthday; mother of two grown kids, 25 and 21, both wrapping up senior year in college (25-year-old served in the Air Force for four years prior to enrollment). Planning kick-ass graduation party for June, 2012. Wife to world's best husband, daughter to world's best mother and step-father. Forever indebted to amazing friends, family and…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin and Taxol, 8/11/2011. Sun-sensitive day after infusion (doesn't that sound like something you'd pay extra for at a spa?), then joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, fatigue on days three and four following chemo. Get better pain meds for next round!

Vikki

Vikki
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Sam

Sam
Bio: Live in San Antonio Texas and offer support to cancer patients all accross the board!

Ambra

Ambra
Bio: Hello- I am so new to this so please bear with me. I am a single working mother of two amazing little girls who has just been told I have thyroid cancer. I go for my pre-op appointment today with surgery to follow on the 19th of September to remove my thyroid. I must say i don't think i…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in my neck, difficulty swallowing and breathing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: September 19, 2011

James

James
Bio: My name is James. I have a wonderful wife named Jenny and three children: Jonah, age 8. Jamie, age 17. Justin, age 25. It would appear that I have Tonsil Cancer. I have not yet begun treatment.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: One swollen, painless tonsil - diagnosed as strep throat. Did not respond to strep treatment. Had dentist look at it, he said "it looks a little swollen"... that did not satisfy me, I called an ent and made an appointment.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 five hour Cisplatin sessions, every three weeks, starting Monday, November 7th 2011

Kenny & Sammy

Kenny & Sammy
Bio: Just a normal upbeat energetic guy who was sailing through life like everybody else. Then I hit a detour. Cancer has no idea that it chose the wrong guy to pick a fight with! I'm an Aries and I always win and put up a great battle doing so! Taking the journey with Sammy my love and best friend. We…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Sore throat, what we thought were nose bleeds 4cm tonsil tumour, 2cm lymph node tumour Stage 3
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsil Biopsy 11/7/11
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo - Cisplatin - Day 1 of week 1 / week 4 / week 7

Tammy

Tammy
Bio: I am 43 just diagnosed breast cancer. I am a wife & mom with three children Jessica-12, Devin-10, and Lucas-7. Ironically, I used to be a Radiation Therapist and treat cancer patients 10 years ago..now I am on the receiving side of cancer treatment!
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Insitu & Invasive Ductal
Cancer Symptoms: Lump found at annual physical, mammogram negative (did not show up on mammo), ultrasound was considered benign (just watch). I saw a surgeon who again assumed 90% chance this is benign, but we can biopsy. My instincts and medical background were telling me to get a biopsy, so the next day after biopsy - I got the call that it…more

Travis Williamson

Travis Williamson
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: seminoma

(SAM) Her Favorite Color Is Pink

(SAM)  Her Favorite Color Is Pink
Bio: Sarah Ann May 5-7-1977 to 12-26TH 2010 If tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as…more
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: My daughter Sarah noticed a sore on her tongue. Thought it was from biting it. she went to a doctor. He diagnosed her with thrush, gave her meds and sent her on her way. Meds did nothing.. she went back to the same doctor for a 2nd and 3rd time. He told her there was nothing more he could do…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laryngectomy to remove 5 lymph nodes on right side of her neck. A tracheodomy since she had difficulty breathing from the tumor that was growing in her neck. Plus a feeding tube

Pamela

Pamela
Bio: Hi Everyone! My name is Pamela and I am a 22 year old U of W student. I've recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Getting chemo doesn't hurt. I don't feel the chemo being injected, and I feel fine for 3 days after, minus the fatigue. Nausea, headaches, body aches, upset stomach are my most common side effects when my medications are done.

A-Love <3

A-Love <3
Bio: I am 26. I have stage iv cancer. I am angry at the universe and terrified of dying. My battle has become public thanks to a foundation my family set up called "Hope for Amanda". I am grateful for all of the love and support as well as financial help but at this point I just want to blend in…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive ductal carcinoma with liver Metastases
Cancer Symptoms: Anger. Fear. Loss of control.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxotere & herceptin weekly for the rest of my life.

Anewcamino

Anewcamino
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

James

James
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node beside that I feel great.

Jso

Jso
Bio: my name is Jonathan, and on a random Thursday afternoon, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After a bunch of ultrasounds and blood work, the next Monday, I had surgery to remove the tumor. I am now waiting until Friday, tomorrow, when I learn from my Dr. the details of my cancer. Waiting is awful
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer

Sam H.

Sam H.
Bio: I am 11 years old, and hope to be an author, but also, in some way, be involved with animals. I live with 2 older brother (17 and 14) and a dog (Tibetan terrier) whose name is Griffin. I am cancer free, and had cancer when I was 4. I started remission when I was 10.

Dianne

Dianne
Bio: Went to naturpath becasue I was fatigued. He diagnosed liver mass that was at leat 15 years old and the size of an orange. After consultation with local oncologists, I decided to go to Sloan Kettering in Manhatten for treatment. I am 63 years old. Along with 70 year old husband are raising our three grandchildren ages 3, 5 and…more
Cancer Type: Bile Duct Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: cholangiocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: none
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec 7, 2011. Surgery to implant titanium chemo pump that delivers chemo directly to the liver. NO Side Effects!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: HAIC 24/7 for two consecutive weeks of constant flow chemo delivered directly to the liver. Every two week chem, alt two weeks pump is filled with Saline. NO Side Effects

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

Amyrollison

Amyrollison
Bio: I am a 36 year old mother of 3 with recent recurrent cervical cancer. In March, 2010, I was initially diagnosed and went through 6 weeks of weekly chemo and 9 weeks of external and internal radiation. Apparently my cancer is back. Still waiting to see if it has metastisized.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Recurrent

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

Alley

Alley
Bio: Alley James is an advisor and writer to enlighten breast awareness. If you want extensive information about the importance and the best way to enlighten breast cancer awareness click on her link alleyjames@breastlight.com or visit our website http://www.breastlight.com/ .Breastlight is a health and wellbeing merchandise for women of all ages to enlighten their breast awareness. We are privileged…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: breast cancer, Breast exam, breast check,breast screening,self breast exam,breast screening device, breast awareness, breast cancer, self breast examination, self breast check, breast cancer awareness, breast examination, breast cancer screening, breast cancer symptoms
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: breast cancer, Breast exam, breast check,breast screening,self breast exam,breast screening device, breast awareness, breast cancer, self breast examination, self breast check, breast cancer awareness, breast examination, breast cancer screening, breast cancer symptoms
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: breast cancer, Breast exam, breast check,breast screening,self breast exam,breast screening device, breast awareness, breast cancer, self breast examination, self breast check, breast cancer awareness, breast examination, breast cancer screening, breast cancer symptoms

Tammyd

Tammyd
Bio: 41 year old wife and mother of 2 sons ages 19 & 21. i have been a nurse for 19 years. diagnosed with papillary carcinomy June 5, 2012
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma follicular variant
Cancer Symptoms: felt like I had something stuck in the back of my throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: right lobectomy with isthmusectomy June 1, 2012 completion of thryroidectomy June 8, 2012

Lisa

Lisa
Bio: I am the spouse of the cancer victim. I am here to find answers, share information and help support you all if I can. We are new to all of this but realize how scary this all can be. I stumbled on this blog while researching information and found myself coming back to it over and over.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cyst removal on 7/2/12, PET scan on 7/16/12. Tonsillectomy on 7/24/12 because ENT thought that was the site of the primary, biopsy of throat, nasal passage, and base of tongue. Base of tongue on left side shows positive.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy to be given concurrently, once a week. Began on 8/23/12.

Tamika

Tamika
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: enlarged tonsil, lump on neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: biopsy 6/28/12, transoral robotic surgery and selective neck dissection 7/30/12
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: None

Amy

Amy
Bio: My name is Amy and my beloved mother has recurrent Anal Cancer. She was originally diagnosed last August 2011, underwent intense rounds of chemo (5fu, mitomycin) and daily radiation to attack her 6cm tumor. It did not work. March 2012 she had the APR surgery with a colostomy and they declared it a complete resection with clear margins and no…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Initially pain, rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids. After treatment failure then unbearable pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3/21/2012 APR surgery/colostomy. Long slow recovery but happy to be rid of tumor pain.

James23

James23
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Clear cell Renal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nephrectomy of the left kidney April 09. The tumor was only 3cm but involved 6.5cm including cortical swelling. Due to its location it destroyed the collective duct and the hole kidney had to be remove along with the adrenal gland. The normal side effects from a nephrectomy are present. An unexpected side effect is irretractable hiccups, for the past three years…more

Christine

Christine
Bio: After more than 4 months of constant migraines and oblique double vision in my left eye, I was diagnosed with DLBCL. I came through 6 rounds of R-Hyper CVAD practically free of side effects with the (notable) exception of mucositis-induced neutropenic fever following each of my 3 "even rounds" of methotrexate and cytarbine. To address CNS involvement, I…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (CNS involvement)
Cancer Symptoms: Constant migraine, oblique double vision in left eye, night sweats, fever.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-Hyper CVAD (6 cycles) followed by High-dose Methotrexate (2 cycles)

Amatxlatina

Amatxlatina
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HCC
Cancer Symptoms: pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: resection surgery - didnt work blood clot moved
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11-19 chemo pellets not sure of the name, nausea,

Shaun

Shaun
Bio: My husband Dual was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer on April 30, 2012. A day we will never forget. Stage 4 because before his cancer was even diagnosed it had spread. To his bones and lymph nodes. Dual and I had been married almost three years when we were diagnosed. We are dealing with…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: mets to his bones and lymph nodes

Amber

Amber
Bio: I was about to finally start my life when I was diagnosed with stage 3 Multiple Myeloma. The experience has brought me closer than ever to my family, especially my father. In Janurary I'm about to have a bone marrow transplant in hopes to get rid of this awful disease.
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: bone pain, fatigue
Death Date: January 9, 2014
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Samantha

Samantha
Bio: abdominal pain and bloating, back pain, never ending fatigue, unintentional weight gain, feeling full, etc.

Grammy Of 4

Grammy Of 4
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple procedure on May 17, 2012. I can eat anything that I want but have the side effect of having to have a bowel movement after every meal.......sometimes diarrhea but always unformed. This has caused me to lose a total of 45 pounds since surgery. I have been able to maintain my weight at 145 now because…more

Amy

Amy
Bio: I'm starting this blog mostly as a diary to vent and connect with other people in similar situations. My mother was recently diagnosed with cancer. As of right now the primary is unknown.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: lung cancer with bone mets
Cancer Symptoms: Hip pain and eventual fracture.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery for fracture of femur

Pam

Pam
Bio: My name is Pam and I have stage 3B lung cancer. I am a 53 year old grandmother of 3 and I have 3 grown children. I am very scared of this journey I am about to take but I am very grateful to have been given a second chance to look at my life in a different way.…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy started on March 1st

Laura

Laura
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemcitabine (Gemzar)

Shiraamira

Shiraamira
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Signet Ring Cell gastric cancer w/ mets to peritoneal cavity
Cancer Symptoms: Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.

Stephanie

Stephanie
Bio: My name is Stephanie, I am 28yrs old and have 4yr old twin boys. For the past year I have progressively been getting sicker. I have finally found a good doctor I think and she has started testing me for lymphoma and lupus. I am so nervous and was kind of hoping someone's symptoms or stories relate to what I…more
Cancer Symptoms: Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.

William

William
Bio: Married with 2 great children, living in sunny Florida
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed

Amanda

Amanda
Bio: I am a wife, mother, photographer, and dreamer
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node biopsy and re-excision in May 2007, 2 days after coming home from Honeymoon

Amy

Amy
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partial Maxillectomy

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: Artist - Art Educator
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: My gastroenterologist thought I had diverticulitis and performed a colonoscopy. Diverticulitis had greatly improved with second round of antibiotics, but he found cancer. Slight blood in stool once in a while, slight light tan discharge and odor off and on, pain in lower abdomen (diverticulitis ?), constant tiredness for months.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Portacath implanted Nov 15, 2013.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st Mitomycin on Nov 18, 2013. 1st 5FU Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013. 2nd Mitomycin on Dec 16, 2013. 2nd 5FU Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2013. Similar side effects both times: fatigue, mouth sores, gum bleeding, cramps, body pain, nausea, some vomiting, decrease white and red blood cells, some hair shedding after treatments; but much hair shedding…more

Vik

Vik
Bio: Mother is suffering from Endometrial Cancer since last 2 years
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: AGE : 67, WEIGHT : 88 Kg, HEIGHT : 5’2”, FEMALE SUMMARY OF HISTORY : • Married , 2 boys, normal delivery. Known Hypertensive, been on Hi BP medication since 15+ years. 2 Paternal aunts had Uterine Cancer • Had post menopausal bleeding off &…more

Pamela

Pamela
Bio: I am a 48 year old mother of 3, newly diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. I live in Ontario and have access to excellent medical care/facilities in Kingston. I am lucky that I have a great support network around me with my husband Andy, children Kate, Jordan and Emma, my mom and in-laws and of course friends wanting…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal-Clear Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery scheduled for March 31/14, laparoscopic full removal of the left kidney

Tom

Tom
Bio: Born in Quincy ,Ma Air force vet ,Married 3kids ,ten grand children very active hoppies golf , health, photography ,walking the beach, computer , love life and family
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: agressive , gleason 8
Cancer Symptoms: none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule

Huda

Huda
Bio: Huda Muhaisen was diagnosed with infiltrating breast cancer a few years ago. This immediately became a fight for the entire family and to summarize a few years into one statement: WE KICKED CANCER IN ITS A**.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Kay

Kay
Cancer Type: Leukemia

Amanda

Amanda
Bio: Hello all! Life turned crazy this past February when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. My busy life as a nurse, mother, and wife came to a halt when I found out about the lymphoma after a fateful visit to the ER. The ENT who biopsied my swollen and painful left subclavian lymph node also…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Amanda

Amanda
Bio: I am a 32 year-old mother of 2 kiddos (6 year-old daughter and 4 year-old son), wife and small business owner with my husband. We transplanted to Las Vegas from Chicago 9 years ago and I was recently and suddenly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). I went to the hospital because I hadn’t been feeling well and I…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've had 2 rounds of induction therapy and just finished my 4th round of consolidation therapy. Side effects have been different with each round. My hair only fell out my first round. Have experienced nausea, dizziness, weight loss, appetite loss, headaches, brain bleeds, metal-like taste in my mouth and food, lethargy, loss of endurance and stamina, chemo brain, grogginess and…more

Marcia

Marcia
Bio: I live in Wilkes-Barre, Pa and I'm married to Joe; no human children; have 2 chihuahuas, Stella & Blanche; retired (Joe and I, not the chihuahuas) at 50, worked for government for 32 years (right out of high school); no brothers and sisters, but very close to 2 cousins and have 2 female best friends of over 35 years; Mother…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of (right) Tonsil
Cancer Symptoms: Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/7/12-tonsilectomy and biopsies of throat and tongue; throat & tongue NED; cancer in left tonsil; 8/29/12-lymph node removal; one lymph node positive, others NED.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 low-dose cisplatin treatments, one every Monday for 6 weeks. Felt great; actually took away the joint pain I experience from Lupus!

Amie

Amie
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large b Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats, swollen lymph nodes

Pamela

Pamela
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. It completely changed the way I live my life. I eat a much cleaner diet which has helped me tremendously. Also, I've started taking a supplement which is helping me to overcome cancer. I have a friend who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and given only 6 weeks to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: dcis

James

James
Bio: Have fought candida, fungus, yeast overgrowth since first outbreak in about 1990, using diflucan, lamasil, Nizoral, doc proscribed creams, also used 4 day on/off rotations of anti yeast herbs, like: Garlic extract, Pau d arco, Echinacea, Olive leaf, Selinium, Ginger root, Red palm oil, Golden Seal, Artemesia, D3, Zinc, Mulit vitamin, Vitamin C, E, Biotin, Caprilic Acid, Borage oil, Juniper…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sigmoid Colon Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Polip tumor in sigmoid colon

Wish

Wish
Bio: Doctor by Profession
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Asymptomatic, supraclavicle lymph nodes, whole body itch, weight loss, fatigue,loss of appetide

Georgia

Georgia
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Joyce

Joyce
Bio: Hi, I'm a 62 yr old wife, mother of 3 ages 44, 41 & 30 and grandmother of 9.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6/7/14

Gramofnine

Gramofnine
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenine
Cancer Symptoms: Dark urine, jaundice
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple, Nov 3014; chronic diarrhea, weight loss
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemzar started Jan 2014. Once a week for three weeks then one week off for six rounds; liver function elevated and dehydration, fatigue , vision affected .

Amy

Amy
Bio: I am a 44 year old mother, wife, and educator. Despite the diagnosis I consider myself to be the luckiest person in the world. I have the most amazing family and friends, I love my job, live in an amazing city and try to live life to the fullest.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Folicular Lymphoma, Stage III.
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen node above my clavicle.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituximab and Bendamustine

Karyna Mellen

Karyna Mellen
Bio: I'm 20 Years Old Living With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia I'm A Fighter & Will Never Give Up!!!
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Tiredness Fatigue Weak bones

Amanda

Amanda
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Low Grade Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Painless Lump in Neck and Groin

Jamie

Jamie
Bio: Wife , mother (beautiful little girl), special education teacher.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer, Follicular Variant
Cancer Symptoms: Large nodule in throat. Endocrinologist says these are probably not related, but the timing is spot on (memory loss, fatigue, irregular menstrual cycle).
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left side lobectomy, 7/14/14--terribly sore throat and neck. Lost one parathyroid in surgery. Thyroidectomy completion, 8/18/14--low calcium, lost a second parathyroid. Headaches, stomach cramping.

Amy

Amy
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: August 2007, September 2008, October 2009

Alfonso

Alfonso
Bio: Hi my name is Alfonso Amato, i am 28 years old and i live in Italy. I discovered the problem 3 months ago after have done a biopsy, and the doctors started immediatly the terapy, now the PET exame notes that the lymphoma ( i nicknamed it Tommaso) is quiescent, but I must continue the terapy because Tommaso must desappear.…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: night pricking, loss weight, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD chemiotherapy, hair loss

Champ12

Champ12
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Myofibroblastic Soft-tissue Sarcoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery to remove tumor on 10/17/14

Amanda

Amanda
Bio: One day at a time I am Healed Whole and Healthy........ HWH for short as many who know me will be quite familiar with! it's my daily mantra and has been from almost day 1 of my diagnosis. It's no illusion or misnomer either it's just FACT not to be confused with want or need! it just is! Diagnosed with Stage 4a…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Hodgkins Folicular Lymphoma Stage 4a
Cancer Symptoms: 50pence piece sized lump found on the inside on my arm just above the elbow joint and nowhere near a Lymph Node!

Samantha

Samantha
Bio: Grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga. Graduated from GA State University in 2002 with my bachelors degree. Became a mom January 2005. Ran a hotel and restaurant until diagnosis.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 non small cell adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, headaches due to brain mets
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/27/12 hair loss
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: One a day pill forever (took 150 mg for 2 years). Down to 100 mg due to vertigo, fatigue. Other side effects, slow/non hair growth, rash, dry skin, dry mouth

Tammie

Tammie
Bio: I am a 56 yr old woman diagnosed with stage IV anal cancer in 2009. The cancer metastasized to all 5 lobes of my lungs. I originally had radiation with 5-Fluorouracil & Mitomycin. In 2011 I had double lung surgery, Xeloda & Oxaliplatin; in 2013 I was on Paclitaxel & Carboplatin; 2014 I was on Lapatinib: in 2015…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Constipation, blood in stools & feeling of fullness in the anal area
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Wedge Resection lower right lung, 2011. Bronchial surgery of the right upper lobe, 2015
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2009 - Mitfomycin, 5FU; 2011 Xeloda & Oxaliplatin; 2013 Paclitaxel & Carboplatin; 2014 Lapatinib; 2015 Xeloda (twice with radiation)
Death Date: November 25, 2016
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ANNE

ANNE
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ADENOCARCINOMA
Cancer Symptoms: BLOODY STOOLS, PAIN WHEN SITTING,CONSTIPATION, DIARRHEA
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: IRREVERSIBLE COLOSTOMY, 11/1/2013 BOWEL OBSTRUCTION AFTER SURGERY
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: CHEMO 1/2/2012, CHEMO 8/1/2012, CHEMO 7/1/2013 HAIR LOSS

Pam

Pam
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell cancer (throat, back of tongue & lymph node)
Cancer Symptoms: difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed all teeth because of location of cancer any infection of a tooth for the rest of his life would not heal & cause loss of jaw bone.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 during 6 week radiation treatment (beginning middle & end.

Amanda

Amanda
Bio: I'm 26 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I'm a single mom, full-time assistant manager/event planner, wine lover, beer drinker, and a full-time student. I finally went to an urgent care clinic 2 months after noticing a lump at the base of my neck, and my doctor couldn't get me in until December. They gave me antibiotics…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Mass at the base of my right side of the neck, itching, coughing, hard to breathe while bending over or picking things up, and fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Excisional biopsy of right node-- 1/6/15 Port Placement -- 1/8/15

Patrick

Patrick
Bio: I'm a 23yr old male who was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic Leukaemia 6 months ago.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: B-cell all
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme pain in back and ribs, high fever, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, weight loss and the list goes on.

Angela

Angela
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IDC

Buckleshamgirl90

Buckleshamgirl90
Bio: 25 year old cancer 'survivor'
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: High grade B cell lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: persistent cough

Jen

Jen
Bio: 42-year-old Mom of three diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in Oct 2014
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma

Nicole

Nicole
Bio: I want to help cancer survivors that are having financial hardship due to cancer. There are a lot of places that help you while in treatment but where is the help for survivors. I starting off by selling t-shirts online @teespring.com/we all matter.#allcancerpatientlivesmatter my oncologist didn't think my life mattered, God said my life do matter. Support is well needed,…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: inflammatory breast cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I had a growing tumor that was painful
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3-01-13 port put in, 10-4-13 Double mastectomy and recostructive surgery. 3-12-15 Partical hysterectomy surgery. 8-13-15 implants put in, Side effects are me being in pain 24/7.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3-8-2013 To 11-5-13 chemo. I be off balance, I throw up, lost hair, bones ache, hot flashes all side effects.

Lynne

Lynne
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcenoma
Cancer Symptoms: no symptoms, incidental findings during my Annual Checkup
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: daily intake of a chemo tablet

Gina

Gina
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Dcis
Cancer Symptoms: my cancer was microscopic

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie
Bio: 57 y/o female, seperated from husband and will divorce., Post stem cell transplant but Plasmacytoma has been basically untreated and not getting answers from the medical community. I feel tossed around. disabled and waiting for Social Security to kick in., broke, scared, lonely,
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: 3c
Cancer Symptoms: plasmacytoma on skull, tired, anemic, post stem cell transplant 6/26/15,hypercalcemia, just plain yucky and Kidney damage level 4
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: began 12/1/14 - 4/30/15 (Velcade, dexamethasone and cytoxin), Cytoxin priming 6/5/15, Stem cell transplant6/16/15 and Malthalon 6/25/15 , also neuropathy (mild) in parts of hand and feet.

Mama

Mama
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Tammy N Vickie

Tammy N Vickie
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: anal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I had what I thought were very painful hemorrhoids,I kept treating them with hemorrhoid cream but nothing worked. Finally I went to see the doctor he said they would need to be removed . When It was time for the after care appointment Vickie my partner and I were told that it was anal.i have never had any pain relief…more

Lucy

Lucy
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 20th December, 2014. CT Guided Biopsy. 24th December, 2014. Bone Marrow Biopsy. 1st July, 2015. Mini Sternotomy (biopsy). Performed to determine if cancer had mutated into another type. It remained HL. 13th July, 2015. Laparoscopy of Ovary (Fertility Preservation). 20th July, 2015. PICC line Inserted. 1st September, 2015. Insertion of Hickman Line. (Stemcell Collection) 5th September, 2015. Insertion of Central Line. Inserted to replace Hickman line…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 26th December, 2014. ABVD. 6 cycles, 12 treatments completed every fortnight. 22nd July, 2015. Salvage Chemotherapy. ICE. 3 cycles, completed every 21 days.

Laramtc

Laramtc
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: bloating, pain, anorexia

Amy

Amy
Bio: Hi! I am a lover of Jesus, my family, boyfriend, friends, baseball, hockey, and traveling the great state of Texas with my Love.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2B Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breathe, night sweats, itching, extreme fatigue

Mandy

Mandy
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node removal, Portacath placement and removal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: (A)driamycin, (B)leomycin, (V)inblastine, (D)acarbazine

Pamela

Pamela
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, back and leg pain

Graham

Graham
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2

Nancy

Nancy
Bio: im 51 years old ,four grown kids an oldest daughter just put me thru hell shes almost 30 all she does is lie for no reason i thought id try to help her one more time an she would help me so we got a place together that didnt work out all she did was strebuttons an make me madder…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: lumps in groin that I thought was hernia an and mass at anal area night sweats I thought It was menopause
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: inpatient 5 days 23 hrs a day twice

James

James
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Jaundice

Lonnie

Lonnie
Bio: I was diagnosed in February 26th, 1996 with AML leukemia when I was 15 years old. With my whole world ahead of me; I'll never forget those words that day. I went through several rounds of chemotherapy that year; spending several weeks in the hospital with each session. Later that year; in summer of 1996; things seemed…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Nicole

Nicole
Bio: I am Nicole, a four-time survivor of Leukemia. I was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on October 26, 2010.  I participated in a two and one-half year clinical trial at Stanford University Medical Center.  The treatment regimen was extremely aggressive to say the least.  After three months of hospitalization and daily treatments (8-12 hours/day, 7 days/week) lasting…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Refractory ALL
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Two bilateral knee surgeries, Avascular Necrosis (AVN), July 2013,Oct 2014; Eye surgery (left eye), Retinal Detachment (isolated CNS relapse), May 2015
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Amanda

Amanda
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: aml inversion 16
Cancer Symptoms: 3 day fever and headache. Turned into pneumonia
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/28/16 induction

Christine

Christine
Bio: I am a wife, mother and assistant principal. Married 27 years...son, John,26 and daughter,Kendra,24. Spent 29 years teaching, 4 in administration. Found small lump while on Christmas cruise. Diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer on February 29, 2016. Went to Stanford...I highly recommend! Will do 18 weeks of chemo with Herceptin and Perjeta as I am…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in right breast

Rick

Rick
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Nothing notable, biopsy of HPV growth
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mytomycin and 5-FU weeks 1 and 5. Facial outbreak from 5-FU, sensitivity to spicy anything. By end of 1st week my mint toothpaste was too much.

Amyrose

Amyrose
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: High grade serous ovarian

Debbie

Debbie
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B

PATRICK

PATRICK
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Debbie

Debbie
Bio: Hello all! I am a 62 year old female that lives in Gods country(Oregon) newly diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's follicular Lymphoma.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, sore throat that lingered
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Port placement

Laura

Laura
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: mimicked a hemmerhoid

Lee Ann

Lee Ann
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Epicram

Epicram
Bio: Epic Research's Technical and fundamental analysis on Stock market are effective to trade. It also provide daily Stock Tips for trading efficiently.

Samsmarie

Samsmarie
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Mona

Mona
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasove carcinoma of no special type
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb 2015 - July -2015

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

Tamela

Tamela
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Amelia

Amelia
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic melanoma

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Amsboston2016

Amsboston2016
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Amy

Amy
Bio: I am a returning Cancer Survivor. I am a 2.5 year stage 2 anal cancer survivor. I am sorry I had to leave this blog for a few months I needed to get my mental self healed. I am finally at that point where I do not think about "My Cancer" everyday. Just a quick review of…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain and pressure
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5fu and Mitomycin Feb-Mar 2014

Amy

Amy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: 61 year old female, sells Subarus, lives with husband and 2 insane Cockers near the shore
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma, pan coast tumor
Cancer Symptoms: Severe pain in shoulder blade for many months
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/19/2016 Constipation, nausea, loss of appetite

Dennis

Dennis
Bio: White
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen left testsical,hard

Adam

Adam
Bio: STUDENT FROM NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Sunita

Sunita
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Lindamarrero

Lindamarrero
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Tamara

Tamara
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pineal Parenchymal Tumour of Intermediate Differentiation (between grades 2 and 3)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and biopsy Jan 31st 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: CLV- Cisplatin, Lomustine, and Vincristine Started in June of 2012 and stopped early at the end of December 2012, was supposed to have it till March 2013. Side effects were very bad and the tumour was not responding. Also used Steroids, anti-nausea meds and a daily antibiotic

Jamie

Jamie
Bio: 18 years old / game development student and retail worker at an arts and crafts store / recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, fatigue, lower abdominal pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laparoscopy - 12/21/16

Tammy

Tammy
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed mass from kidney on 3/25

Annmarie

Annmarie
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: lower back pain, had to eat small meals, fatigue, jaundice

Ramona

Ramona
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma of cervix
Cancer Symptoms: N/A
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical hysterectomy with bilateral limphadenectomy

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Vulva Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: skin cancer of vulva
Cancer Symptoms: had a sore fealt and looked like a pimple and kept bleeding

Allyson

Allyson
Cancer Type: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Rita

Rita
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Shazz

Shazz
Bio: I live in North Wales, UK I am an occupational therapist I am married & have two stepdaughters
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Difficulty swallowing Heart burn

Tammy

Tammy
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started 12.1t.16

Amanda

Amanda
Bio: My mom is fighting against AML with a FLT3 gene mutation.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Chris

Chris
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Tammy

Tammy
Bio: Married with children and grandchildren. Am 51 years old and looking forward to being 71. Have dogs and love animals almost as much as my family. I'm praying for more treatments and cures everyday. I'm looking forward to traveling again.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: I'm a cancer fighter and supporter ! My husband and I are both battling stage four Adinocarcinoma, his is lung and mine is ovarian. He was diagnosed 2/20/15.
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme fatigue, pain in both ovaries on and off and loss of regular menstrual cycle. Doctor kept saying I was premenapausel until a lump in my groin popped up. Then she said it was either lymphoma or ovarian cancer that's spread. Unfortunately it was stage four ovarian cancer. It had not been found In my ovaries, cervix, or uterus but…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Paclitaxel with carboplatin every three weeks for eight treatments as tolerated. I did get a Neulasta shot the day after chemo.

Tammy

Tammy
Bio: Wife, mom, grandma. Cervical cancer survivor 1999.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Poorly differentiated invasive squamous cell carcinoma. T2-N2-M0-G3
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding and pain with bowel movements, pressure, feeling of incomplete evacuation after bowel movements, aching in lower buttocks, tenderness and bloating of lower abdomen/pelvic area, felt mass in low rectum and rectovaginal septum, mucous, itching
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 03/27/17- Mitomycin IV push; 5-FU began 96 hour infusion

Mouhamad

Mouhamad
Bio: Cancer suvior, at 24 years i met a thing called cancer. It thought it was tuff but i kicked it ass. I also did this really cool thing that clean my blood called bonemarrow transplant.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Centeral nervours system lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: deperison

Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: II A
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged lympnode on left side

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.

Amy

Amy
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Amy

Amy
Bio: I am 26 Years of age, I was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 18. Actually 2 weeks before my 18th. I am a survivor of a Brain Tumour with only a 20% chance of living. I have spent years wanting to inspire with my story and finally after 8 years I have decided to share my experience with…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Sally

Sally
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Cancer Symptoms: None. Incidentally found

Lisa

Lisa
Bio: Hello last June I found a lump in my pelvis area on the left side. Went for an ultrasound saw a mass suggested an MRI and blood work my CA 125 was 375. I have a mass in my to my uterus 12 by 16 by 10 centimeters. Immediately went down to Mexico and started on the hoxsey protocol as…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Don't know because I left it at there's a mass in my tumor because the only way they said they could stage was to do a hysterectomy and that that was standard of care and I decided I am better than just standard of care period to meet standard of care is l
Cancer Symptoms: I have severe bloating I can feel my tumor I have severe hot flashes itching I feel my body detoxing on a daily basis all the. It comes out your skin and every other or phase of your body when you detox this way

Sheila

Sheila
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: VRAM with colostomy

Katherine

Katherine
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Pleural effusions around my right lung
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Went in for post menapausal bleeding. My left ovary was enveloped in an unusual cyst. Because if my weight and three previous c-cections I was opened up for surgery and had a complete hysterectomy. Omentum, lymph nodes and fluid were tested at that time and all came back negative for cancer. There was stage one cancer in the ovary and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Beginning in April I had three treatments with Taxol and carbo platinum as well as Avastin. Joint pain was rough but gone after a week or so. I've mostly been easily tired out. My CA125 went up so I had another PETCT that showed an increase in the cancer I am now getting Doxil every four weeks and Avastin every…more

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, abdominal pain low & in lower left, constipation & diarrhea,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 07/20/2017 - Extremely tired, some nausea, fidgety legs, no energy for a week.

Amy

Amy
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non small lung cancer

Amanda

Amanda
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CIC-DUX
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue

Lea

Lea
Bio: Husband diagnosed 9/16 with AML. Age 74 at diagnosis with RUNX1, IDH1, SrSf2, NRas mutations plus Flt3 and C-Kit. Treated w/ vidaza til 9/17. No blood blasts detected 8/17 but 25% blood blasts by mid 9/17. Now beginning second cycle of FT 2102 IDH1 inhibitor thru clinical trial in Miami.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: persistent, relapsed acute myeloid leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Early symptoms were fatigue, neuropathy, pneumonia, neutropenia. Pneumonia and neutropenia resolved with antibiotics and/or vidaza. Now has pancytopenia and has received 2 rounds of platelets within 1 week.

Michaam

Michaam
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer

James

James
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma.....related HPV
Cancer Symptoms: Continuous lt ear pain.

Chandrima

Chandrima
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Diarrhoea followed by constipation and bloating
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oopherectomy, peritonectomy

Terri

Terri
Bio: I was dianoised with stage 2 anal cancer in sept . 2016
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 2 , hpv
Cancer Symptoms: found lump against anis . Blood in stool and on tolit paper

Tammy

Tammy
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in the lymphnode

James

James
Bio: my mother passed away from gilosarcoma brain cancer at home on hospice i was her care giver well she made a beautifull end of life Journey
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: gilosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: pain in head slurred speech delirium hypertension
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/10/2018 brain surgery on right front lob area

Lisa

Lisa
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HCC

Mohammad

Mohammad
Bio: I am a self motivated person & want to work for humanity.

Shahid

Shahid
Bio: PillsBills, India’s first online specialty pharmacy, dedicated towards improving the care and outcomes of patients living with chronic illness and complex conditions, such as Hepatitis C, Oncology, blood disorders, HIV/AIDS across India. Providing cost effective, generic and branded specialty medications, we also offer various discounts to patients all over India to ease the access to medicines which are otherwise difficult…more

Fightingcam

Fightingcam
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Marcus

Marcus
Bio: My name is Marcus.

Pam

Pam
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mouth cancer, removal of partial right jawbone, removal of upper palette, removal of teeth on right side

Linnea

Linnea
Bio: I'm a master's prepared nurse and an attorney and am currently in job transition. Having had enough of the stress of the legal world, I'm going back to nursing. The last year has been a real struggle. I've been laid off from 2 jobs, had 2 orthopedic surgeries and just as I thought things were looking up,…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Tina

Tina
Cancer Type: Vulva Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Vulva, Vaginal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/4/17-2/15/18

Amudha

Amudha
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

Mariam

Mariam
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

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.

KIM

KIM
Bio: I’m an advocate and caretaker for my Aunt who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I am interested in everything related to this cancer and look forward to learning a lot from this blog site. I’m inspired by survivor stories and the significant progress in treatment for this disease. My Aunt's story: - presented with symptoms of itching and jaundice…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pancreatic cancer, adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: jaundice, itching
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 months of treatment going on now before surgery is set.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: aggressive weekly treatments of chemo for 2 months

James

James
Bio: I AM JAMES AUSTE 41 YEARS OLD FILIPINO DIAGNOSES WITH A VERY RARE TYPE OF CANCER DAMAGING MY PITUITARY GLAND IN 1996 WAS DECLARED TUMOR FREE MAY 1997 SINCE THEN LIVING WITH PAHYOPITUITARISM IN JUNE 2000 I FOUNDED THE CANCER WARRIORS FOUNDATION SINC THE WE HAVE TOUCHED AT LEAST 1000 KIDS WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILIES IN 2011 I SUFFFERED 18…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: RARE TYPE BRAIN CANCER AND BASAL CELL CARCINOMA
Cancer Symptoms: PANYPOPITUITARISM DIABETES INSIPIDUS IMMUNO COMPROMISES ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

James

James
Bio: Research scientist, develop drugs for treating cancers

Jamie

Jamie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Miriam

Miriam
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma Osteoblastico

Salman

Salman
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer

Sonam

Sonam
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Laryngeal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Voice went down. Sore Throat. Hurts while eating.

Tammy

Tammy
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, weight gain and low back pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery date August 1, 2018

Lam41565

Lam41565
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer

Teresa

Teresa
Bio: I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma 3/2012. I started treatment 8/23/2018. I completed my first marathon in June 2018, so chemo 3 months later definitely came as a surprise!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes, nausea, loss of appetite, flank pain (where my largest lymph nodes were seen,)

James

James
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T-cell anaplastic large cell non-hodgkins lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: In the beginning I had swelling lymph nodes, nausia, diareah, chills, night sweats, skin lesions, weakness and fatigue. I am in my third type of chemo. the 1st 2 were ineffective but the "ICE" chemo seems to be having good results so far. I am currently receiving my 2nd regiment of ICE as I type this
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I am on the ICE chemo therapy currently. it's a 3 day stay in the hospital for the treatment. mostly intravenous chemicals. having side effects of most being very tired and having blood numbers that should be high being low and vice versa. i have some numbness in my fingertips and night sweats.

Sandy

Sandy
Bio: Retired GM worker in Ohio. Live in Pa. Mom to one daughter and Nana to 2 granddaughters 14 and 7.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding thinking I had a fissure for 2 years,spread to my lymph gland,had a lump,had biopsy confirmed stage 3 anal cancer

Alicia

Alicia
Bio: 55 year old divorced mother of 3 and grandmother of 1
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Anal
Cancer Symptoms: None for the anal (I have always had irritable bowel) except 2 squamous skin on calf and shoulder and my dermatologist told me to get a colonoscopy because the outside can signal what going on in the inside,

Saralananda

Saralananda
Bio: I was diagnosed from 2005 to 2010. I was effected with Hodgkin's and non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now I am working in MNC in Bangalore.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss, fever, swelling nodes at neck

Liz

Liz
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Bamboo

Bamboo
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Cyst with fluid and solid mass- Squamous cell carcinoma found in solid mass. No pain. Removed discovery in path report. PET/CT scan found and confirmed DX.

Colleen

Colleen
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Pamela

Pamela
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Donna

Donna
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Avyka

Avyka
Bio: Married 37 year old mother of 5 (ages 15, 10, 8, 5 and 2). Federal Government Employee, Realtor and Notary Signing Agent.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, pain when using the bathroom, hemeroids
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomicyn push on day 1 and day 29. Xeloda 5 days a week for 7 weeks. 3 pills in AM and 3 pills in the PM.

Donna

Donna
Bio: I am a retired federal employee, mother of one young adult daughter. Was leading a relatively happy life in retirement until... You who are fellow cancer fighters know the drill. Late 2017, into early 2018 had painful throbbing in anal/rectal area and it was waking me at night. I thought "Damn, these are very WORST hemorrhoids I have EVER HAD!…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Throbbing anal pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: two 96-hour stretches of chemo with mytomycin and 5 FU (guess what my nickname for "FU" is...) Horrible side effects, bleeding and cracking at corners of lips, raw inside mouth, chronic nausea (nausea meds helped), weakness, depression, sleep problems, etc.

Amie

Amie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sequamois cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweets, rectal bleeding and extreme anal pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Severe nausea,fatigue and 30 lbs weight loss, hospitalization 4 times . Had fluid loss, extreme low platelet count. I had 4 I transfusions of platelets and 5 transfusions of blood

Amy

Amy
Bio: Hello, my name is Amy. I’m 29 year old living in Richmond, VA. I’m a pretty simple girl who is perfectly happy spending Friday nights with a glass of wine and my boyfriend watching live PD. I love my family, the city of Richmond, running along the James River, phone calls with my closest friends, gym dates followed…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Brain Sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Headaches and everything treatment brings
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 craniotomies
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar and potentially IV Chemotherapy

Julie

Julie
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Amy

Amy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

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