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Karen Spriggs

Karen Spriggs
Bio: Hi! I'm Kleigh (others know me as Karen or Mom) The picture that you see of me here was taken 11 years ago...I have posted others, but they aren't near the quality this one is! I just thought I would share my journey with you...past and present. I will tell you now...I consider myself a walking talking miracle... through faith, hope and…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: cramps (like the kind that you have when ovuating)just sort of different... slight weight gain being just a bit more tired than usual, but ultimately
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 1, 2006 Laproscopy...ultimately colonoscopy, and partial small intesting removal...with lymphnode involvement June 12, 2006 Placement of a port-a-cath for IV chemo. October 5, 2006 Coloscopy take down (reversal), and debulking...removal of tubes, ovaries, omentum, and more lymphnodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 20, 2006, and every following 3 weeks...through August 29, 2006...then the last 2 of the 6 treatments - November 7, 2006 & November 28, 2006 Carboplatin & Taxol I really didn't know what to expect with the first treatment. Felt great for 24 hours after...but then I felt like a semi-truck had run over me about 10 times...or worse case of…more
Death Date: May 3, 2007
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Joanne Clare Birch

Joanne Clare  Birch
Bio: My journey with cancer began on 15th March 1995, when my beloved mum died from cancer, I was 20. She had battled and recoverd once from this terrible dieses but finally it all became to much to deal with and she gave up the fight, having watched her take liquid morphine to try to make the pain a little more bearable…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Karen Lee Beck

Karen Lee Beck
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: None. The lump was found on the mammogram and the surgeon said she wouldn't have been able to feel the lump if the biopsy hadn't enlarged it.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: All went well.

Margaret

Margaret
Bio: My name is Margaret, I live in Ocala florida. I own a small apartment building and race horses. I have three sons that are all in their 30's. I have four grandchildren, which one was adopted from China. I got to go to China to help bring her to the states last year. I recently went to Virginia to race the horses when I got sick. They thought…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: distinsion of the stomach, swelling of the feet.

Tammyselfsuarez

Tammyselfsuarez
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Karen Visnansky

Karen Visnansky
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my right breast in 1991 and then cancer in my left breast in 1992, totally unrelated cancers: one estrogen positive, one estrogen negative. I had a lumpectomy and ancillary dissection for both cancers along with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The lymph glands with the cancer in my right breast were affecteed.…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Originally, a lump in my right breast, then a lump in my left breast, then trouble breathing and now bone pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and ancillary dissection: right breast in 1991, left breast in 1992. Lung biopsy in 2002. No significant side effects with breast surgeries, lung biopsy was difficult and I had problems healing.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1991 and 1992 for breast cancer - I would get real tired but no real bad side effects. 2002 for my lungs - I lost all of my hair and nails and was hospitalized several times because of dehydration and other problems.

Joanne

Joanne
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Arend 'Odee' Lenderink

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

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Estrogen Positive, Stage 2B

Karen

Karen
Bio: I am writing this for my Dad, who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Cancer Type: Mesothelioma Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Malignant pleural mesothelioma
Cancer Symptoms: chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: VATS procedure 7-09
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: carboplatin, alimta 8-27-09

Teresa

Teresa
Bio: I am a mother of 5(three stepchildren)and grandmother to three( 21 grandson, 15 &14 yr old granddaughters) and yes I am only 49yrs 8months(husband started the countdown to my 50th bday last night) I had a partial hysterectomy in '90 for severe dysplasia that turned out to be squamous cancer cells in cervix spreading to up the canal. So the…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Bouts of uncontrollable diarrhea, Bleeding thought to be from Hemmorhoids, Cramping, weight loss of 35#'s in four months, Tiredness,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: planned for May 2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6-500 mg per day that I have radiation. Xeloda. Some nausea, light headedness, jitters, diarrhea,

Nicole Hall

Nicole Hall
Cancer Symptoms: lymph nodes swollen all over my body tired and cold all the time have stomic pain and numbess only on right side of stomoic but it could just be i have an ovarin cyst on my left and right side of overaries

Areyes

Areyes
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue, loss of appetite
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Omentectomy June 2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oxaliplatin, 5FU

Karen

Karen
Bio: I wished that I had known that this blog was here when I was going for my treatment. I have never felt so alone in my life! I am a divorced mother with one daughter. I have two grand daughters. I'll just say that 2007 was the worst year of my life! I lost my father 2/7/2007 from cancer we…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinomas

Karen

Karen
Bio: I'm a single mother of two daughters; 19 and 16. Both Juniors one in college and one in high school. My father had papillary thryoid cancer, but passed away from Multiple Myeloma. I have my mother, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 3 brother-inlaws, 3 sister-inlaws, 10 nephews, and 7 nieces. All but 6 of us live within 10…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary
Cancer Symptoms: Felt pressure on throat like "tight turtleneck", July 2nd. Dr. didn't feel anything so probably just stress or acid reflux. Two weeks later could feel lump on right side. Ultrasound confirmed 2cm mass on August 2, 2010. Fine-Needle Biopsy on September 2, 2010 and the "call" on September 10, 2010.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total thyroidectomy scheduled for October 8, 2010

Karen

Karen
Bio: femail 53 years young,diagnosed with diffuse b-cell stage 3a feb,2010,follicular background,didnt know i had it,started r-chop 21,6 rounds of r-chop,in remission,way hey,still have the follicular,and hard to get your head around the facts,eg no actual cure and that it will come back sometime,sick of explaining to people Ive not seen for sometime,will have to have some leaflets printed,remain very positive,and…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: lost weight,was on a diet though,so didnt notice,then found small lump on my neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: sorry dont know all the terminology,here in the uk we are not as informed,by the doctors,lymph gland removed by surgery,just the normal side effects from minor sugery
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: r-chop 21 6 rounds every 21 days from 16th march 2010,feeling sick,tiredness,i bit high on the steriods for 5 days after each chemo,urinating more frequently,dry mouth,food tasting bland,loosing hair,compleatly,eyelids swelling and watering,fingernails going dark,shall I go on.

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.

Jackie

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

Jeff

Jeff
Bio: Hi, My story began on February 22nd, at least the part where I finally find out what is wrong with me and get treatment. I quit smoking cigarettes in 2002 when I started college and had problems breathing for a very long time after that. At first I thought it mostly had to do with the cigarettes having caused permanent…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Night Sweats Wheezing from throat Lack of energy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mediastinoscopy Port Placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP 21 Mouth Sores Steroid Withdrawl

Karen

Karen
Bio: Hi. I'm a 51-year-old mom with three grown children and one beautiful granddaughter. They are all amazing. Currently, I'm married and have been for 31 years, but as noted below, the marriage is probably at the crash and burn stage.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sorry, a mammorgram doesn't catch your type of cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I found a small lump in my left breast. Four mammograms, an ultrasound and a biopsy later, I was diagnosed with IDC.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 22, 2009 - mastectomy. I had two drains in for approx. four weeks. That was a drag because the surgeon wouldn't let me drive as long as the drains were in. After surgery I received the good news that I actually had two tumors, the large one being ILC and some lymph node involvement. (I've…more

Poobare

Poobare
Bio: I am the Mom to four children, 2 boys and twin girls as well as 2 step sons. My oldest step son has stage IV glioblastoma (I refer to this as the cancer from hell, but not like all others aren't they are too)
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV glioblastoma/anaplastic (I guess there is no difference)
Cancer Symptoms: Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: First removeal was on April 13, 2011 - he was told it did not look like cancer or anything that would ever grow back and to go home and relax! Second surgery August 15th tumor was the size of a golf ball. Surgeon had pathology results of cancer on August 25th 2011 but it was not told to him until…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started temodar on November 9, 2011 140mg a day for 6 weeks - there has not been much happen in terms of side affects yet, some nausea

Kareyg

Kareyg
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Karen

Karen
Bio: March 4 2007 I was first diagnose with stage 4 ovarian cancer. Later it was changed to carcinoid cancer. I had symptoms starting the previous year. I am heading into my 5th year of fighting a cancer that has no cure. I will be 55 in February. Married for 17 years. I have a 13 yo daughter and another married…more
Cancer Type: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Caren

Caren
Bio: I am Caren Lee, medical student, I am doing a research work on cancer, writes on cancer awareness. I usually refer for cancer like cancer8.com and cancer.com and many more.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer

Sarena Perez

Sarena Perez
Bio: I am a 32 year old boho city chick who was recently diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer. I’ve lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York and in addition to being a former actress also worked in the financial sector. I currently am in the early stages of my battle but am planning on starting a foundation to…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in abdomen that put me in the ER. Vomiting and nausea.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laprascopic Salpingo Oopherectomy on 12/26/11. Couldn't use abdominal muscles after surgery so needed help getting up, walking, using the restroom etc. Pain in abdomen with bleeding from belly button incision put me back in the ER a week later.

Karen

Karen
Bio: I am a 49 year mother of 4. My youngest kids are 12 and 13. I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer on the left & right with one affected lymph node on the right. So far I have had a robotic tonsillectomy on the right and a lateral neck dissection on the right.I did test HPV positive and I have…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Mass in the neck, slight difficulty swallowing.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic tonsilectomy R and R lateral neck dissection.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Completed May 15, 2012

Carejourney

Carejourney
Bio: A husband caring for a wife with stage 4 breast cancer that is now in lungs and on liver - she is treating it naturally with raw food and alternative methods as shown in my own website blog.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Cancerawareness

Cancerawareness
Bio: I created my blog in the hopes to raise cancer awareness for many family members going through cancer. I truly believe placing focus and effort on the good things will change the bad things that happen with cancer. Keeping an updated blog will remind me of the fight for good health.

Margaret Renee

Margaret Renee
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasive ductile carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: The Doctor almost fainted in the room when he saw what he had done. Now a month after and the incision is coming apart because the skin was so damaged it is now separating. I am so scared.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: They are not doing anything as of yet it has been a month and I am told it will take another month for this to heal . Who really knows. I am so afraid of that surgeon I don't want to see him . I think I should be on hormonal therapy or something besides sitting around with my skin…more

Brianna

Brianna
Bio: I married my sweetheart, Jared, in the Los Angeles Temple (LDS) in May of 2012. Nine months into our marriage he was diagnosed with a PNET brain tumor. We are fighting this long and hard battle together. I love him with my whole heart.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: PNET
Cancer Symptoms: Hearing damage, little to no balance, extreme exhaustion, and loss of hair.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth

Margaret

Margaret
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: basaloid squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: occasional blood with stools 6/2012
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: VATS procedure w/RUL segmentectomy for nodule & lung lymphadenectomies 8/20/14 + for AC; bil (2) inguinal node lymphadenectomies (negative for ca)) 1/2014; rt. inguinal node biopsy 7/2014 (negative for ca). Rt. ureteral stent placement 12/2015 for rt. hydronephrosis.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Standard protocol of 2 rounds of mitomycin & 5FU (8/13 & 9/13)

Karen

Karen
Bio: I am a 64 yr. old Mother of 2 and Grandmother of 4. Have been blessed to be healthy and active most of my life. I love the outdoors, gardening, camping, hanging out or riding my horse.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: anal itching, small hard bump, thought it was a hemmroid, flat shaped bowel movments, gas and bloating, night sweats, anxiety, just a sense of NOT well-being.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomicyn, flurosil-fu-5, weeks1 and 5, minimal side effects, some hair loss and fatigue.

LaResa

LaResa
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS)
Cancer Symptoms: There was no symptoms, only until we decided to have a lump and back pain checked out and then by that time it had spread.

Karen

Karen
Bio: My dad is still my Daddy to me (and always will be) but my heart is being ripped apart by this cancer diagnosis and the thought of losing him and to such a painful way. I am trying to stay positive and have become obsessed with researching the latest treatments for pancreatic cancer since his is unresectable for now (prescribed…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato pancakes!!!!!!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: After almost a year of hearing No/Yes/Maybe my Dad had his Whipple at JH in Baltimore in March, after one week we went home. They also gave him electroporation to treat the tumor that had been resting on the artery.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
Death Date: May 1, 2017
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Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cervical and Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: A lot of back pain and tummy pressure
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 28 2015 Had bleeding issues but over all went well
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014

Laura

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

Laren

Laren
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: XELODA 500mgs x2 twice a day for two weeks during radiation. Recommenced 14.10.15 to stop on 28.10.15...Having this treatment as insertion of PICC line failed and ceases during radiation due to platelets dropping to 108.

Susan

Susan
Bio: Diagnosed on May 1, 2015. Base of tongue cancer and one lymph node affected. Cancer-Free on November 5, 2015.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Ear Pain

Margaret

Margaret
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen right side of neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10 weeks of 2 chemo drugs per week

Cinda

Cinda
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Jan

Jan
Bio: Teacher. Owner of Belt. Poultry Farm
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Vertebrae compressions, 3 broken ribs all vertebrae fractured, massive calcium in blood,nausea, bone pain.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/13/15 Cyclo,dexamethasone, velcaide, huge stomach, very nauseous,no life. After5 1/2 months fired oncologist and went to natural treating dr.

Karen

Karen
Bio: I am 41, soon to be 42 year old cancer survivor. I am raising my 12 year old daughter and watching and guiding my 19 year old son, also cheering on my step kiddos! My passion is being there for others both in my career and personal life. I want to see everyone succeed and be healthy. I have the…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 12th mastectomy and some lymph nodes removed

Karen

Karen
Bio: I was 47 when I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I've been a non smoker and have no family history of cancer so the news was, well, life changing. I'm a single mom - at the time my daughters were 11 and 12. I'm 3 1/2 years NED. It does get easier and a little less always on my mind.…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: NSCLC - Adenocarcinoma, T2N0M0
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had my left upper lung removed March 4, 2013 via VATS at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Side effects? Well, not sure where to start. Fatigue for sure. What the medical community would call being 'uncomfortable'. And grateful. So grateful to have the tumor gone.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin and Alimta and all of the side effects that ride with them. Four rounds in ten weeks.

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

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Mare

Mare
Bio: Married for 40 years to the best caregiver in the world, mother of two wonderful sons, 33 and 30 yo. Controller for small manufacturing company in Vermont. No warning symptoms, went to the ER June 6, 2016 for bad stomach cramps and nausea. This was the beginning of my battle with stage 4b colon cancer.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastic Adenocarcinomay
Cancer Symptoms: Pain, but overshadowed by fear, despair, and anxiety.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Folfox, Avastan, neulasta Side effects: constipation, diarrhea, weight loss, hair loss, neuropathy, loss of appetite, weakness

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 adenicarvinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Stomach pain, extreme fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, delerium

Andrea

Andrea
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Pain, itchiness, some bleeding. Thought for sure I had hemorrhoids.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: May-June, 2015; 5-FU and Mitomycin

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Karen

Karen
Bio: I am a 47 year old registered nurse pictured here with my 9 year old daughter. We live in Colorado and enjoy being together and having fun.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thyroid
Cancer Symptoms: Small nodule found on thyroid during a routine examine.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: G-Tube Placement

Melanie

Melanie
Bio: Just diagnosed today. Shocked with 10 tumors present in various sizes. Retired teacher
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding. Nauseous. Pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled week of May 22nd 2017

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer

Kirsty

Kirsty
Cancer Type: Bile Duct Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Bile duct. Spread to liver. Stage 4 in liver

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding for 4 weeks, then bloody discharge And blood after sex,, back ache

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Loss of singing voice, severe sore throat like interior pulled muscle.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thyroidectomy/neck dissection, Ft. Collins, CO, 2/11/12. Tracheal resection/neck dissection, MD Anderson, Houston, TX, 4/2/13, tracheostomy, loss of parathyroids. Neck dissection, MD Anderson Houston, 11/13. Neck dissection, MD Anderson Houston, 12/1/14. Neck/trachea reconstruction, MD Anderson Houston, 3/2/15. Liver ablation, MD Anderson Houston, 6/27/16. Liver ablation, MD Anderson Houston, 11/8/16. Bilateral adrenalectomy, MD Anderson Houston, 2/27/17.

Faith

Faith
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Low Grade Serous Carcinoma

Lisa

Lisa
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma of Pancreas
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal pain, back pain, gassy feeling, loss of appetite prior to diagnosis. After diagnosis - DVT (now on LMWH twice daily)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started July 12. Two weeks on, 1 week off. Plan is 6 cycles. Side Effects - Can’t sleep (steroid pretreatment). Terrible constipation (Nausea meds), Very tired, mild fever, irritability on Day 2-3 post chemo.

Kathleen

Kathleen
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell anal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, small lump, soreness upon riding my bike
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: July 25 2017. Removal of what was thought to be a benign anal growth. I expect some degree of soreness will be permanent.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: The standard cocktail via portable bag and IV. Fatigue, hair loss, minor nausea, minor mouth sores.

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Pancreatic Cancer

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