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

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

Judy Christian

Judy Christian
Bio: Hi, My Name is Judy Christian, I am a busy 57 years young Woman. I Live in Houston, Tx. On a beautiful 2 acre tract of land. Its a little peice of Heaven right in side the belt 8 Toll Road. I have a wonderful, Husband of 22 years. We are happy. I have 3 Chihuahua's. They…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating Duct Cell Adenocarcinima, Grade 111 (High Grade)
Cancer Symptoms: Cancer did Not Show up on Mammagram for five years. I found the mass in September after using my arms a lot to pick up my AVA BABY Granddaughter. Thought I had a new muscle. Went to the Dr. anyway. It was Cancer.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Adriamycin/Cytoxan/Taxotere P.O. 1st Treatment 10/16/06

Liz Boeder

Liz Boeder
Bio: I am an artist, a mother, a writer. You can see my paintings at www.lizlizliz.com. I am in treatment for stage 2 breast cancer.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None

Robert Smith

Robert Smith
Bio: My name is Bob and I was diagnosed with CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) on October 25, 2006. I am being treated with Gleevec and am adjusting to many changes.
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've been on Gleevec for 3 weeks. the first week was no different than the previous ones, lots of fatigue, but that is from the leukemia. In the second week, I started having more pain and some diahrrea. The diahrrea cleared up in a few days but the pains got worse. By week three, I have a lot of bone…more

Christa Sotboom

Christa Sotboom
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Bev Gillihan

Bev Gillihan
Bio: Hi, I'm a 60+ Great Grandma, Mother of four and a breast cancer survivor. What I am having trouble surviving are the side effects of cancer treatment.... THE THINGS YOUR DOCTOR DOESN'T TELL YOU! The nasty little surprises that attack you when you least expect them. We've been through the diagnosis, the tests, the surgeries, the chemo and radiation. We've woke up with…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: In Layman's Terms: A rapidly Growing, Dirty Tumor
Cancer Symptoms: Lump

Wayne Brummett

Wayne Brummett
Bio: Hi my name is Wayne Brummett I grewe up in a small town called Pineville Ky,I am 28 yrs old, just recovering from non-hodgkins lymphoma, i'm married have four wonderful children,and am very happy to be alive.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: sickness no appetite,no taste,sores like skin tears so painful, dry mouth,nausea,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed mass from right side of neck was a size of a pear they told me.also had moved to my lung at the size of 2.0cm if i remember correctly
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: sickness, weakness, no appetite, lived off cereal, and jello for a week, no taste,increase in smelling sense was intense 12/24/2005 was the first treatment.

Susan Ubertini

Susan Ubertini
Bio: I was diagnosed with stage 2 in situ breast cancer in July of 2003; I had a long 6 1/2 hr operation that September in which I had a masectomy of my right breast, a tram flap procedure to reconstuct it, removal of my ovaries, and removal of 5 lymph nodes, one of which did have a microscopic spot of…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2 in situ estrogen positve
Cancer Symptoms: I found lump in shower; had acute pain there; mammo didn't show; ultrasound did.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: see bio
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec 10- Feb ? 4 sessions 3 wks apart; lost hair after 1st treatment; threw up once, nauseous but controlled by anti nausea meds. Weak, tired, got horrible staff infection. I now have alot of bone and muscle pain

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

Jacquelyn Hill

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

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.

Troublennc

Troublennc
Bio: 33 years old, living in North Carolina. Work in Radiology dept for 11 years. one child, Celia who's picture is posted. My husband and I had just gotten to where we could see a light at the end of the financial tunnel, I worked in a radiology dept while going to school ( and still work there),…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 1, incomplee staging
Cancer Symptoms: low back pain, similar to ovairan but unrelenting, then it elaclated quickly
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: rt ovary and tube removal, just returing to work, I tought I was ready, but I got soo tired my first day back on Friday 3/29/2007, mabey with so much going on.

Marilyn

Marilyn
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Dr. Burwell

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

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: I am the single mom of 10-year-old daughter, who was 7 when I was diagnosed with both ovarian and endometrial cancers. At the time, I joked that I should get my very own Very Special Lifetime movie: "Two for One: Valiant Single Mom Fights Not One But Two Deadly Cancers." So here I am 3 years later, after surgery, after chemo,…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

Becky

Becky
Bio: I am a single mother with w childen a son 20 loveing at home, and a daughter 14 living at home. I have had Breast Cancer 3 timeis, starting at the age of 30. Right now, I've just had a double Mastectomy, acutally feeling better about that, at least That's one place I don' have to worry.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: breast carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: lump in my breasts
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 biopsies, double mastectomey, node disecction
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: none

Cheryl Bonebright

Cheryl Bonebright
Bio: Know your body and when something doesn't feel right then it's not. Early detection is so crucial in being a "Survivor" and have a positive outlook versus thinking your going to die just because you have the "C" word. We can be our own worst enemies. If you don't do something about your symtoms then who can you blame?…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: I had breast cancer and ovarian cancer
Cancer Symptoms:

John Brewer

John Brewer
Bio: I am 72 years old and am cancer free. I went to Quito,Ecuador to take advantage of treatment not allowed in the US. I will not go into great detail here except to say that I am now cancer free and expect to remain so. My energy level is high, my body is alkaline and my immune…more
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Cancer Symptoms: None, and I am cancer free.

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioblastoma Multiforme
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Inoperable
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue

Bonita Hicks

Bonita Hicks
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Death Date: March 8, 2013
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Carol

Carol
Bio: I've thought long and hard about posting anything about my cancer. I'm totally at fault for where I am now. It's actually humiliating that a grown woman would do what I didn't do. I was one of those people who put it off and put it off. First, I didn't do regular self-exams. Then, I didn't get mammograms. Then, I ignored…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Kelly B

Kelly B
Bio: 2001 Chondrosarcoma removed from spine hardware put in 2003 Adopted wonderful son from Russia 2007 Hurthle Cell Carcinoma removed from thyroid present clean and clear so far!!
Cancer Type: Bones and Joints Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Chondrosarcoma and Hurthle Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Back pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2001 resection of vertebre involved and rods inserted

Keith

Keith
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A

Elisa

Elisa
Bio: Hello every survivor out there of the C word. My Name is Elisa Rinn and yes I am A Survivor! I was only 25 when I found out I had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and my life has been different ever since. I am stronger, wiser, smarter,more faithful, and I truly believe in a reason for this all. I am a…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: blood cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Nausea, chills, fever, sweats, depression, infection, tooo many
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy, biopsy to right breast
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chop therapy for 7 months

Dalisa Abreu

Dalisa Abreu
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Neck Thyroidectomy

Kathy Bienapfl

Kathy Bienapfl
Bio: Originally diagnosed as Stage IIb anal cancer July 2006. Underwent chemo/radiation. Thought the beast was beat. May 2007 PET scan revealed mets on right lung. Lung resection June 2007. Currently undergoing Taxol and carboplatin chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic. Carp Diem! Every moment....every day. To learn more about my journey, please visit my personal blog at: http://kathybienapfl.blogspot.com/
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Lower back pain Vaginal pressure Low energy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 2007; Lower right lung wedge resection
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Currently on taxol/carboplatin Prior treatment of Folfox 6 showed no sign of lung met shrinkage.
Death Date: November 26, 2009
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Marina Smith

Marina Smith
Bio: I was diagnosed at 46 with stage 2a infiltrating ductal cancer with 3 nodes involved.I had just had a mammo and seen my gyno for a checkup and all seemed well. I found the lump on a BSE two months later.I had an excisional biopsy that turned into a lumpectomy.I had clean margins, but I had had 3 tumors one…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Stage 2a with 3 nodes involved.
Cancer Symptoms: I found a pea size lump that hurt!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy. Node dissection.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AC dose dense,then taxotere all for 5.5 months.Lots of lousy side effects you name it I had it!

Brooke

Brooke
Bio: I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia at the age of 6. I battled it for four years and finally won. I'm now 28 years old and the disease has returned in a more aggressive form.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Philadelphia Chromosome
Cancer Symptoms: Bruising, weakness, bone pain.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, mouth sores, reduced immune function.

Debbie Wife Of Cancer Survivor Steve A.

Debbie Wife Of Cancer Survivor Steve A.
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Adenocarcinoma Stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin

Wuvwabbits

Wuvwabbits
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Secondary Liver Cancer - Started in Uterus

The 3 B's, Bart, Brian, Bruce Hultine

The 3 B's, Bart, Brian, Bruce Hultine
Bio: We were born about 1 year apart of each other between the years 1947 to 1949, on a farm in Clay County, Ne. We were never sick a day in our lives. Great parents. Our mother was an RN, and had a wonderful career as Director of not less that 3 mental institutions. We grew up…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Bart had indegestion. Brian & Bruce had none.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: We all had colon surgery @ same time in January 2006. Bart's cancer had penetrated his colon, and infected his liver, lung, and brain. He has been under chemo for many months. Brian had entire colon removed, but retains his rectum. Bruce had about 2 feet removed. Both Brian and Bruce had surgery again, due…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bart has and still is undergoing Chemo. Bart has stage 4 Cancer. Bart's treatment of the tumor on his liver caused sloughing of the skin of his feet and hands. He is now on Erbotax. All tumors continue to shrink, and he feels great. Works most everyday he wants, as usual.

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)

Carrie Davis

Carrie Davis
Bio: I'm a 45-year-old mother of two, diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in November 2007. I live in the Seattle area with my husband and youngest daughter. My life beyond cancer involves breeding and showing AKC beagles under the Talbot Hill kennel name.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: I had no symptoms. Chest pressure and shortness of breath due to iron deficiency anemia resulted in the CT scan that found my tumor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partial Gastrectomy, Vagotomy, Pyloroplasty in October 2008 to remove tumor and adjacent lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituxan x 4 in December 2007. R-CVP x 6 from March 2008 through the end of June 2008.

Debbra Palmer For Cheryle Pruett

Debbra Palmer For Cheryle Pruett
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic breast cancer - Bone Cancer

John Bartlett

John Bartlett
Bio: I was reading the American Cancer Societies blog about cancer and insurance. I work with a company that offers up to 80% discounts on health procedures from 500,000 providers nationwide, including specialists. We are a discount for services program. WE ARE NOT INSURANCE. PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS DO NOT MATTER. YOU COULD HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED LAST WEEK AND STILL GET…more

Carl Seal

Carl Seal
Bio: Have been through cancer of the tonsil and had a radical neck disection, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy as of todays date 23/04/2008 i have 11 more radiotherapies to go.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer

Wayne Eaton

Wayne Eaton
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Shelly Bryant

Shelly Bryant
Bio: 47 single mom of 3 young children. I am to be a breast cancer survivor. I am to have my surgery next week followed by 4months of chemotherapy. I have alway thought my best feature was my hair and always wanted larger breasts. Now that I face a mastectomy my breasts are beautiful in their smallness and soon I will…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinona Stage II
Cancer Symptoms: None. Absolutely nothing. I work a 60 hour work week and thought fatigue was inherent to the job.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I was told today, I must have a rt mastectomy with lymph node resection.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pending. I have only been told of what the drugs of choice will be and I can plan on being bald.

Tabby6680

Tabby6680
Bio: My life is great. I have two beautiful little girls. Kaitlynn is 7 and Maegan is 4. My husband is caring. I am a teacher, this was the career I have always wanted. My life is perfect. I forget...I have brain cancer that will not go away. I have had it twice by the age…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oligodendrogliomas/Astrocytoma
Cancer Symptoms: headaches, short term memories, long term memories, hand-eye coordination, seizures.... that all I can thank of but I do have memory problems. HAHAHA Nope, not now!!! I can can barely use right leg or arm. This happened from the beginning of Oct to the end. I'm not sure what is next.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oct 06, left-frontal lobe. I had a lot of problems but the one I will shake my head about is: the doc shaved my head. Before going into surgery. he said he would only shave where he was cutting. When I woke up, I found he shaved half of my head. I had long hair!…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/08-1/09: I took pills for 5 days each month. The first month was fine. I thought, "this is going to be e-z." Boy, I wrong! After that month, it was horrible!

Melissa Ball

Melissa Ball
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I felt a lump in the shower and I was concerned and had it checked out. Turns out it was positive for breast cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mastectomy on right 8/05 gamma knife on right brain tumor 11/07 removal of right brain tumor 4/28/08
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/05-08/06 adriamyacin, very weak

Sarajane Garten

Sarajane Garten
Bio: I am a New York City native, although my folks fled the city and raised us a block form the ocean on the NJ shore. As an adult I have lived in NYC, Boston, Chicago and now Washington, DC. I spent the 1970's and early 80's entrenched in every leftist progressive movement that passed through middle America. Anti-war, ZPG, Abortion…more
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue, aching joints
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thalomid: Fatigue. Red spots that eventually covered my entire body. Neuropathy in feet and hands. Revlimid: rash, upper body.

SurvivingBeautiful

SurvivingBeautiful
Bio: When I moved to Southern California, I was lucky enough to be referred to a doctor with a small family practice. Being young and healthy I was never very motivated to see a doctor, but the office was persistent - they never let me go more than a year without coming in for my yearly exam. After 5…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Hysterectomy Nerve damage in abdomen, left leg

Wykina

Wykina
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Bg3208

Bg3208
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Wm (BILL)Richno

Wm (BILL)Richno
Bio: Wm (Bill) was diagnosed Feb 17,2005. He went through a long hard battle with small cell lung cancer it was only about well he past Sept 9 2005, Dad married mom (Shirley) Oct 1 1966 but been together since 7th grade. Let me tell you I have never known such a strong man that would let his illness put him…more
Cancer Type: Lung and Bronchus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: small cell lung cancer (terminal)

Kimbo

Kimbo
Bio: 49 years old diagnosed July 2008 with anal squamous cell carcinoma. Waiting to have the biopsy to stage the cancer.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma

Betty Petersen

Betty Petersen
Bio: I live in a small house on 20 acres with my husband Lars. I have three lovely children; 2 boys and 1 girl. And I am blessed to have three beautiful grandchildren; two live only 30 minutes away, but the youngest lives in New York City. I made a career change from Physical Education Instructor and Swimming Instructor to Home Health…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Lynnbdrake

Lynnbdrake
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!

Sonia

Sonia
Bio: I presently live in Northern California – Wine Country. I am a writer and have just finished my first novel and am presently working on a second. I love life and live it to the fullest. I love laughing with friends and boating on warm summer days. I've recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My Oncologist…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductile Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I found a large lump while showering.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery after 4 months of Chemo. Mastectomy on 1-22-2009, followed by 4 more months of Chemo (oral chemo this time around - Xeloda 150mg 16 pills a day) and 40 weeks of Herceptin & 5 weeks of Radiation.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First Chemo 9-8-2008. Side Effects - Pain, joint and bone pain, can't taste anything, headaches, bodyaches and my skin hurts and weight gain from the steroids.
Death Date: April 12, 2010
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Brenda

Brenda
Bio: I am a mom of three beautiful daughters who have grown up and moved away from me, as well as two sons. I have 4 grandkis and one on the way. Also I have just gotten two more step grand sons. So my family is quite large. I only wish they were closer. I work full time at a garden…more
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
Cancer Symptoms: Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: No surgery

Brad

Brad
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mixed Germ Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatn (March 07 - May 07) Cisplatin, Taxol, Ifosfamide (September 07 - November 07)
Death Date: December 25, 2009
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Lisa

Lisa
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Death Date: July 13, 2008
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Bill Brogdon

Bill Brogdon
Bio: Just found out today after I has surgery last week to remove a cyst...at the time is was diagnosed as Branchial Cleft Cyst...but after the pathology came back they found cancer cells on the outside of the tumor so I am just starting. My wife was diagnosed in Oct 2007 with Pancreatic/Liver cancer. She is stage 4 and under Hospice…more
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cystic Metastatic squamous
Cancer Symptoms: Not sure as of yet

Jim

Jim
Bio: My name is Jim Reardon. I'm nearly 58 and a Viet Nam Veteran. I contracted Hep. in Nam. No testing was done in those days for returning Vets. When I finally got a physical several years later, it was too late. I was informed then that I would get Liver Cancer eventually, probably in my…more
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HCC- Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinmoa
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7-2008 to present. Lethargic, no appetite, not able to focus for too long on anything, weight loss, strange thoughts, sleep seems to be all REM, dreams and or nightmares about Nam seem to pop up while I'm awake,anger, especially at the VA for not stepping up and admitting and approving my claims.
Death Date: January 6, 2009
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Denise

Denise
Bio: Hello, I am a mother of three grown children. We are now raising our grandson who is 5 yrs old. I have been married for 25 wonderfull years. My husband is my biggest supporter. I found a lump in my breast about a year before I had it checked out. I have fiber cystic breasts so I fugured that it would…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasive lobular carsenoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lots of itching in my breast, but was never really sore or painfull.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Actually my surgery went really well. I didn't have much pain and went home the next day. Some lymphadema.

Kim-our Mom's Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Kim-our Mom's Fight Against Colorectal Cancer
Bio: Hi everyone this blog is being updated by my sister Kirsten and myself (Sarah) and sometimes our mom when she has the energy. Our mom's name is Kim and she is 54 years old. She was diagnosed with metastic colon cancer on June 23, 2008. Mom had been really tired and not feeling quite herself for several months but chalked…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastic Colon Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I had fatigue for several months. Last month before diagnosis I had loss of appetite, stomach pain, and change in bowel movements.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colostomy surgery 6/08
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Folfox and Avastin. Very debilitating, very fatigued and nauseated. Thinning hair.

Karl

Karl
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: glioblastoma multiforme Grade 4

Kathleen

Kathleen
Bio: My father was diagnosed with tonsil cancer on October 10, 2008 and started his treatment on October 29, 2008. I was Rudely "awakened" from my carefree life by his Stage IV Tonsil Cancer diagnosis (squamous cell carcinoma). I do not have cancer, but my father and favorite person in the whole world does. If I could go…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinmoa
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin & Erbitux 1x/week, amifostine injections 5x/week 20min prior to radiation.

Bluesmommy21

Bluesmommy21
Bio: stay at home mommy here in sucky oregon...
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck

Kerri

Kerri
Bio: My father has tonsil cancer - diagnosed Cotober 2008. He began treatment in the beginning of November... radiation and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, my dad is blind and is not adept to the Internet world to seek advice. Looking for anything helpful and encouraging that I can pass on his way? I live 8 hours from my family, but try to speak…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Sherry

Sherry
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery was not an option

Joni's Journey By Her Daughter

Joni's Journey  By Her Daughter
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: GBM
Cancer Symptoms: Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy done and shes never been the same. Not a candidate for recession
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Death Date: December 19, 2008
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Bob

Bob
Bio: Bob 51 yrs old Wichita Ks. Has NH Lymphoma in 2002 and went through chemo (CHOP). NH Lymphoma came back again Aug 08, and Going through COP with Rituxan. Taking a lot f Minerals like Coral calcium, dandalion root, Lysine, Acai Berry and drinking lots of pure Acai and Pomagrante juice. This has helped me tremendously.…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in urine.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chop 2002 Cop with Rituxan 2008. Hair loss, numbness (not bad this time), fatigue, insomnia from Prednosone.

Elizabeth

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

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

Debbie

Debbie
Bio: My husband was diagnosed with AML in the spring of 07. After about 8 months of chemotherapy he was sent to Nashville for his stem cell transplant - Dec 07. He came home from Vanderbilt Medical Center in April 08 and was dong great. We even went on a cruise with some friends to celebrate his being home. Around the…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Mike's lymph nodes in his neck were swollen and doctors thought at first it was something else. But, after a couple of months, Mike knew something wasn't right. So, a surgeon removed one of the lymph nodes and came out of surgery and told me he was 99% sure Mike had some type of cancer. Later, it…more

Bob

Bob
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on the right side of neck

Ninfa

Ninfa
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma of Lymph Nodes
Cancer Symptoms: Lumps on the neck: GET ALL of them CHECKED OUT no matter how small!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a thyroidectomy March 2003 with an RAE131 ablation 8 weeks later, had residual thyroid cells on the thyroid bed ablated 18 months later. everything was GREAT until Oct. 2009 when I felt a bump on the side of my neck and my then endro. assured me that everyone had them, but then my Primary provider decided to send…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: none

Maryanne

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

Tina B.

Tina B.
Bio: Born in NJ, moved to VA in 1987 for a job with the gov't. Glad I have that job now. I am the first in the family to have cancer.
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Krukenberg Tumors
Cancer Symptoms: None except for the growths on my ovaries.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/4/08 - full hysterectomy, right hemi-colectomy (1/3rd removed), appendectomy. First operation ever. Muscle and bowel issues.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: first session 1/5/09 - infusion of 2 hrs for "Xelox" (Oxaliplatin) once every 3 weeks for 8 sessions. "Zeloda" (5-fluorouracil) pills twice a day for two weeks then a week of rest for 8 sessions. SIDE EFFECTS: arm pain (like bad sunburn), cold sensitivity, razor blade throat, first bite pain, diarrehea

Chris

Chris
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I had noticed a lump on the right side of my neck but neglected to see my doctor. The only reason i did was to get a recently reclassified allergy prescription filled. She noticed the lump and the bells and whistles went off! That day i was at the hospital for tests.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Ill have to gather the dates but i had these in this order: tonsillectomy, port placement, feeding tube placement, feeding tube replacement twice. After a recovery period i had a radical neck dissection on the right side.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: My cocktail included Fluorouracil and Cisplatin.

Stacy

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

Barbara
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Breast cancer metastasized to the bones in the torso and pelvic region.
Cancer Symptoms: Major back/rib pain. Had to have 5 separate Toradol shots to alleviate the pain. Nothing showed up on x-rays. Found the cancer with a CT scan almost a year after the symptoms started.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy: 3/06, hurt like hell. Had a needle biopsy first but it did not harvest enough tissue so the surgical biopsy was necessary. Port-a-cath insertion: 4/06, Periodic pain although it is more annoying than painful most of the time. Oopherectomy: 5/06, The burning was the most painful part of this surgery. It went away fairly quickly though. Hip nail…more

Linda Kaye Blair

Linda Kaye Blair
Bio: There is no cure for my man, he had no idea, stomach & abdominal pain NO TUMORS!!!, his lymph nodes were pushing on his comman bile duct closing off the bile causing him to be a great shade of yellow! After 4 visits to the ER, clonoscopy, broncoscopy, a fake bile drain with a tube hanging out his side…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colorectal Metastatic adenocarcinoma," the nasty cancer"
Cancer Symptoms: Bad abdominal pain, 4 weeks before he had relief.. They thought it was a gallbladder attack that lasted too long He turned yellow, ER Dr. thought it was hepatitis, turned out every Lymph node full of cancer, had to have a biliary drain placed through the left side of abdominal cavity through the liver to reduce the bile that…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biliary drain placed May 27th, 2008, thats when the Dr. new it was cancer just not the type of cancer! Wish we never found that out.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lecovorin, Oxiaplatin causes extreme neuoropathy in the hands and feet, He does not have finger prints now. 5-FU causes nausea, makes the hands and fet worse and soooo tired, like having the flu everyday with intense stomach cramping. Can not concentrate, chemobrain I guess they call it. Three days of intense chemo, then sick pass out for hrs. can't…more

Michelle

Michelle
Bio: would love to talk with anyone of same type,,,,or that is going it alone, (widow and orphan here as well as ehildless..im 44 and get so little s upport in this rural area where i live a few good friends are better than none i guess. i am a teacher and work in a crab shack in the summer…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenom
Cancer Symptoms: were really none , during invitro process before they transfer they look around,, saw polyps and the one dr came back and said "yu wont be having twins, yo have cancer and we need to worry about saving your life"
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: attempted hyster in oct-- endometriosis too involved too risky tocomplete -- closed and hoped other options would work

Bonnie

Bonnie
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Serous Adenocarcinoma....BRCA1 Positive
Cancer Symptoms: All of those "whispers" that OVCA is noted for...digestive problems, bloating, upset stomach, FATIGUE, and a radiating shoulder pain (that was a tumor on my diaphgram muscle).
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/1/05 Full Hyster, Omentum, Appendix, etc. 4/22/06 Diaphgram muscle lining peeled off, microscopic cancer found at that gime (after 8 rounds of chemo).
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol/Carbo x 8

Helene

Helene
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamos cell
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laser removal of tumor ON 02/20/2009. No scars! Week long hospital stay with 4 nights in ICU. did not need any pain meds. The hardest part was the breathing tube.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: My name is Elizabeth, I'm 23 years old, a mother, wife, an aspiring nurse with medullary thyroid cancer. I have known that this type of cancer is not responsive to chemo or raio therapy, therefore, it is now apart of me. It is slow growing, and I now must become one with my cancer, Slow the growth…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medullary Thyroid
Cancer Symptoms: Large lump left side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bilateral neck dissection 4/2/09. Minimal side effects; just a continuous itch in my throat that is only relieved with continuous coughing.

Robert Oliver

Robert  Oliver
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

ForMyWife

ForMyWife
Bio: Just found out!
Cancer Type: Lung and Bronchus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Hard to swallow,low fevers

Frank

Frank
Bio: Interdisciplinary artist, author and university professor.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Janury 3, 2005 - discovered an anal fissure while on vacation; went to clinic and was advised to put PrepH on it and check back with my doctor if it did not help. Fissure would not heal since that time and finally a biopsy was performed in 2009.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 20, 2009 - Biopsy of fissure tissure
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU: 5/18/09 to 5/21/09 and 6/15/09 to 6/18/09 Mitomycin once on 5/18 and once again on 6/15/09

Alyssa

Alyssa
Bio: I am actually an adult child (34-years-old) of a Previous Cancer Patient/Survivor. My mother was diagnosed with Uterine/Endometrial Leiomyosarcoma in November 2008. *My mom is/was a travel agent with her own small business. She was in Nicaragua at her first symptoms and diagnosis. My dad was visiting a doctor and my mother started hemorrhaging in the waiting room. They did initial…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: (Mother's Cancer ) Uterine Leiomyosacroma
Cancer Symptoms: With the first tumor, there was hemorrhaging; With the second tumor, she was spotting, she was tired and hungry. Her ribs hurt where the new mass was growing and couldn't lift her arm.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec. 17, 2008 - complete hysterectomy (post-menopause) ~because mom is diabetic, her incision took 6 months to heal before starting radiation. July 27, 2009 - mom went into surgery to have metal rods placed in arm and leg.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo start date 7/15/09 - Doxil infusion with Ativan and Compazine every 21 days...that was "potponed". Chemo, once started, was be Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide - 4 days of 24-hour infusions. Mom was having delirious thoughts from the chemicals, they took her off of food - the doc said she "had enough fat on her" to get by without food. She was in…more
Death Date: September 19, 2009
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Ben

Ben
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinona and Neuroendocrine tumor
Cancer Symptoms: October 2007 started with infrequent stomach pain and unusual bowel movements. December 2007 more frequent stomach pain, blood in stools, and excessive tiredness.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sepember 30 removal and resection of 14cm of colon and rectum. 5 of 20 lymph nodes were infected. Because of type 2 diabetes recovery was slow and developed an abscess from where the resection did not heal. A Cook drain was installed to drain the abscess. After 7 months the abscess has not fully closed and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy was administered through a PICC for 5 weeks during radiation. No major side effects other then extreme exhaustion. I took the chemo nurse advise and began taking anti-nausea pills before I felt any nausea so I was able to continue to work part time. I still believe I am still suffering from some lingering effects of the…more

Linda

Linda
Bio: During the day time I do corporate finance for a semiconductor company, but my real passion is that I have a really fun business where I get to change the way people shop (http://shop.com/cityblock) and help them become financially independent. In 2009, I had a thyroidectomy and I have been cancer-free since 2011. Every morning I take my levothyroxine 100…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Thyroidectomy, 04/2009

Barbara

Barbara
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: lump
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2008 lump noted by self on right breast...mammogram ordered, ultrasound, biopsy...and finally double mastecomy July 8 2008 with 24 lymph nodes removed

Jo

Jo
Bio: I am a happily married 46 year old woman with a grown son. I am happy by nature and like most everyone, love life and can't imagine not being here. I am a 5 year ( almost ) Breast Cancer survivor, Stage IIA, Triple Negative. I think about cancer every day despite my good prognosis! Connecting with others is…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my right breast just a few weekks after my mammogram.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: treatments spanning over 4 months. Felt poisoned and beat up the entire time.

Billie Jean

Billie Jean
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Not an option......
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tirapazimine and cisplatin for 6 weeks...Metal taste in my mouth towards the end and thrush in my mouth for a couple of weeks which subsided with medication.

Perry Alan Wargnier Jr

Perry Alan Wargnier Jr
Bio: I'm twenty two years old and was stenty one when I was first diagnosed with cancer. When I found out that the pain in my back was not a slipped disk. It in fact was also, not a pulled muscle. No, I'm not lucky enough to have idiodically ruined myself like every other average man at the gym, by lifting…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ewings Sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: My lower back started to swell and it hurt excrutiatingly bad just to get out of bed much less do anything else. I thought it was a slipped disk or pulled muscle because all I do is work out 2 hous a day, every day. Who looks for cancer is a 21 year old?
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've had so many surgeries it's not even funny. From the day the doctor called my mom and told her to get me to a hospital NOW, until today, I have been relentlessly tortured in every which way possible for the greater good or some bullshit like that. I had two biopsies in the same spot, one was with just…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I'm on my fourth treatment of chemo so when I get doen with the six, they'll start me on radiation

MARY ELLEN BOWMAN

MARY ELLEN BOWMAN
Bio: 57 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF 3 TAMMY 25 JIMMY 20.5 RACHEL ROSE 18 MARRIED FOR THE 4TH TIME YEEKS TO DAVID MARRIED FOR 10 YEARS AFTER MEETING ON LOVE AT AOL.... I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK IN 2003 SO HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH CRONIC PAIN, LEAKING BLADDER AND IRRITABLE BOWEL FOR 6 YEARS TRYING TO MEND MY ANKLE I GOT A "CORTIZONE SHOT"…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ENDOMETRIOD ENDOMETRIAL ADENOCARCINOMA
Cancer Symptoms: SINCE JANUARY 2009 I HAVE BEEN EXTREMLY TIRED NEEDING NAPS TO GET THROUGHT THE DAY WAS USING PROVIRGIL..NOT SURE IF THIS WAS CANCER OR RESULT OF LIVING WITH CRONIC PAIN 12 MONTHS AGO I REPORTED A ODOR AND A WATERY DISCHARGE ...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6/24/09 ROBOTIC HYSTORECTOMY not too bad..pain pills take away pain i was up and walking in 24 hours ..was told 4 days after bladder was nicked and that was more of a problem than anything else..HEALED IN 28 DAYS bowels were working in 4 days...some gas and discomfort before a movement but livable EXACTLY 5 WEEKS LATER I FELT PERFECT...
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: INITIALLY TOLD NONE NEEDED 7/6/09 MY DOCTORS REISDENT CALLED AND SAID NONE NEEDED BUT AT THIS POINT I DO NOT TRUST MY DOCTORS AND WILL SEEK NEW HELP SURGERY 8/6/09 REMOVAL 27 NODES NO CANCER...SO NO CHEMO WILL BE NEEDED

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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Barbara

Barbara
Bio: I have researched and researched the causes of Thyroid Cancer, and am quite curious on how I got this. I have no family history of this cancer. I had 1 aunt who died of lung cancer, and a half sister who had brain cancer. All evidence points to radiation. Since I have never been to Hiroshima after…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I had no symptoms whatsoever.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/8/2009 Paratracheal neck dissection, total thyroidectomy with 11 lymph nodes removed.

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: None really, had an unexplained pain in my upper groin area. All of the doctors feel is unrelated but that with a family history of colon cancer lead to an early colonoscopy. Found three polyps, one was atypical in the upper rectum, lab came back as cancer.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/19/2009. Lower anterior resection, lots of pain post-op, nausea no appetite.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU and Oxaliplatin. Started July 15 2009, every other week. Lots of fatigue neuropathy from the Oxaliplatin getting worse with each treatment, tingling, numbness, burning, shooting pains.

Kaysieb

Kaysieb
Bio: Diagnosed with Choroidal Melanoma April 2009. Had plaque therapy on 22nd April, removal of plaque on 27th April. Next appointment to check effectiveness of treatment in September 2009.
Cancer Type: Eye and Orbit Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Choridal Melanoma

Connie Berchem

Connie Berchem
Bio: Loving parent to my three childern, Julia, callie, and Kristen. Former charter yacht captain of the Caribbean, Florida and the Bahamas, yacht racer and sailmaker. Now living on terraferma in the most beautiful place in North Carolina with the most wonderful partner in the world.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: laparoscopically assisted sigmoid colectomy 6/26/09

Barbie

Barbie
Bio: Hi everyone! My name is Barb (or Barbie) and I am a 32 year old elementary school teacher. I have also been working at Starbucks for many years. I enjoy making jewelry, clipping coupons/getting deals, playing Scrabble, and listening to music. I was just diagnosed with cervical cancer in June of 2009. It was a huge shock. I have always been…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma-in-situ
Cancer Symptoms: None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colposocopy May 2009, LEEP June 2009: Extremely painful getting the painkiller shots (aparently I have a sensitive cervix). The recouperation was fine but I asked for pain meds and that helped sleep it off. Just a suggestion. Cone Biopsy July 2009: Opted to 'go under' this time and it went fine. If you have good insurance and are considering it I…more

Shirley B...

Shirley B...
Bio: I am an eleven year suvivor of colon cancer. I thank God for my sense of humor about the whole ordeal. I faced the facts and dealt with them in my own way.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

Rose

Rose
Bio: My Partner was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal in dec 2002, did radition alone. All seemed well. Dec 2008 went in cause blood in spit. CT scan showed now in lungs and a bump near his throat. Did radition to stop from blocking airway. Started chemo in January 2009. Told is was treateable and not curable. Finished chemo in June 2009. It…more
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: 1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: june 2003 radical neck surgery to remove bump on left side of neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 2009-june 2009: lung nodules shrunk a bit and last CT scan end of june showed no growth: little nausea, tired all that stuff

Ben

Ben
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer

Kimberly

Kimberly
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.

Missb

Missb
Bio: I'm a 21 year old single mother of two. *This is MY Story* AT 18: After I had my first child I was feeling REALLY tired. At my 6 week check up with my obgyn my mother mentioned it to her…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: lump in neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery wasn't that bad Dec.27th, 2008 Haven't felt 100% like myself

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

Mburke

Mburke
Bio: Mother of 2 college age kids and a great husband type: follicular thyroid does not respond to radioactive tx: renal cancer new dx:

Debby

Debby
Bio: i am very recently diagnosed (last week) with grade 2 endometrial adenocarcinoma after an emergency d&c the week before. i meet with my gyne doc tomorrow to discuss what the plan of treatment is going to be. kinda feeling overwhelmed right now and don't really know what to expect.
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: grade 2 endometrial adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 09/14/09 total abdominal hysterectomy with lymph nodes also removed

~B~

~B~
Bio: Cancer, how I hate thee!
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Colin Messick

Colin Messick
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: glioblastoma multiform
Cancer Symptoms: right side of my body is numb
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My tumor is inoperable since it's in the middle of my thalmus. There had trouble just getting the biopsy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol

Diane Bell

Diane Bell
Bio: i actually dont have cancer, but my 63 yr old mom who lives with me does. she was diagnosed in feb 2008 with stage 4 colon cancer. she had a colon resection with a liver wedge biopsy. she also had 8 out of 10 lymph nodes positive. she had 12 rounds of chemo and seemed to…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: constipation
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: colon resection with liver wedge biopsy 2/2008 severe anemia
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: severe dehydration, potassium def. diarrhea

Betty Guillen

Betty Guillen
Bio: As a girl I always got bad headaches...mirgraines...and honestly never gave cancer a second thought. I figured I would be dealt an aneurysm and it would be it. Now here I am at age 55 and I have metastatic breast cancer...who knew! I did deep inside...once Mom got Non-Hodkins' Lymphoma and Dad got Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma...my turn would…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Lump and indention at breast site
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy on 7/23/09 no bad side effects from surgery.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First chemo session on 8/26/09 almost killed me...second session on 9/16/09 virtually no side effects other than no taste.

L'Belle

L'Belle
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: final result- Hurthle Cells arcodima (begnin) and seven lymph nodes' removal
Cancer Symptoms: Occassionally strep-like feeling on each side of throat for nine years. I thought it was the weather's change. That's pretty much it. I had cancer scare for two months before surgery/final result. The biopsy came up with many 'possible', 'might', 'maybe' with all names of cancer cells. *UPDATE* Do not ever rely on biopsy results until after the post-surgery result.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: **update** had TT and the surgery was successful. I advice you to sit back and observe this site first before the final result then you can ramble on. I did ramble on thru cancer scare before final result so I regret it. If it comes up negative, you won't get over the cancer scare for the rest of your life. Mark…more

Bill

Bill
Bio: 50 year old construction superintendent and writer, guitar player and husband, father and grandfather! My wife is an 8 year survivor so far of Hodgkins Lymphoma. My oldest daughter and I ran our first marathon for Team In Training. San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon!
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma

Jackie

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

Constance Berchem

Constance Berchem
Bio: Loving parent to my three daughters. Former Caribbean charter yacht captain, yacht racing, sailmaker, life adventurer and now cancer warrior
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Stephies' Blog

Stephies' Blog
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: mucinous adenocarinoma of the ovary
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating; digestive problems; enlarged belly; irregular periods.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 2009--unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

Debralee

Debralee
Bio: Hi there, i'm debralee from the Netherlands. I hope my english doesn't disturb you guys because it's difficult to write in an other language.. I saw this site and I would like to talk to people in other countries about our type of cancer.. I know I won't get better anymore and my chemo is to live some time longer....
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: stomach ache
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12-01-08: debulking operation, everything removed, both ovaries, uterus, lymfe, spots on liver and I had a lung drain (3liters of flued with cancer cells) juli 09: one breast removed
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: march-june 08: 6 taxotere/carboplatin november-april 09: 6 taxol/carboplatin oktober-? 09: started caelyx/carboplatin every side affect you can imagine

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

Clairen

Clairen
Bio: typically i do not fancy myself much of a blogger, but here goes nothing. my name is claire, i am 22 years old, ran cross country and track in university, and was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia almost 2 months ago. i was diagnosed after living in vancouver for a few weeks while i was a grad student at UBC.…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia)
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue, bruising easily, swollen neck glands, cuts not healing easily, trouble sleeping, a crazy, vivid, and emotional dream that i had about my brother getting cancer.

Anthony

Anthony
Bio: 49 years old. NHL (CTCL, MF) sine 2005. Throat cancer in 09. Found at Stage 3
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell. Also have Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scar tissue from radiation.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dry Mouth. Lost body hair, Sick at stomach, weight loss.

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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Olivia

Olivia
Bio: I just graduated from my master's degree and started to work in a service oil company for three moths when I broke my left femur. Later on that day I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Apparently the tumors have spread to my ribs and femur that caused the destruction on those bones. Now I'm done with chemotherapy and radiotherapy but…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse large B cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec 19th 2008 lymph node removal for biopsy, bone marrow biopsy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 weeks. Side effects: nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches, hair loss, effected my eye sight - had to wear eyeglasses since the 4th chemo.

Jeff

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

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: Welcome to 40....you have cancer!! WOW, can't wait to see what my 50's will bring. Was celebrating my second anniversary in South Africa when I noticed my stool had a red tint to it.....was just hoping it was from all the wonderful red wines we had been having. But then 3 days before Christmas I had a lot…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Porta Cath inserted.....soreness for about 10 days
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin C and 5FU infused for 96 hours (4 days) during week one and week 5 of radiation

Angela

Angela
Bio: Greetings fellow cancer fighters & survivors! My name is Angela and I'm a 28-year old living with my supportive husband in Wilmington, NC. I was diagnosed with anal cancer during my honeymoon in November 2009. Maybe my mom was right...maybe it was bad luck to get married on Halloween. The past three months of my life…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: No symptoms from the actual tumor. I had an anal abcess due to the tumor that caused abnormal bowel movements, pressure, and severe pain. I went to the doctor thinking I had hemorrhoids.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: November 13th, 2009 - colostomy surgery - temporary if chemo/rad treatments are successful
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Two rounds of chemotherapy in December '09 and January '10. Received Mytomycin at the onc office and received 5-FU using a pump on a picc line for 96 hours each round. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite/weight loss, some hair loss, and some vomitting during and following the second round of chemo.

Bentleyaz

Bentleyaz
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Tired, night sweats and bowel changes. But happened slowly and randomly so I didn't connect the dots.

Ladonna

Ladonna
Bio: I have two great kids that for the last 6 years have known a mom that worked hard and is sick. If I could change anything it would have been a more "normal" life for them. I have battled hard but never alone, in this God has kept his promise. At 4 1/2 years I was almost "cured" then one…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer

Bill

Bill
Bio: I had tonsil cancer 30 months ago. Been fine since then. I was really lucky. They were able to just cut it out. Not I am afraid the bad C is back. I am waiting to hear from the doctor. I am really keeping my fingers crossed at this point.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: large lump
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: tonsillectomy

Frank Baldizan

Frank Baldizan
Bio: Sixty nine year old antique dealer, rescuer of three loving shelter dogs.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squalmous Cell Carcinoma/Right Tonsil/Back of Tongue/Right Lymph Nodes
Cancer Symptoms: Strange taste and loss of taste but no pain, no lumps or other symptoms. Discovered during a routine MRI. I thought it was sinus trouble.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Three Cisplatin chemo doses, Jan 4, Jan 26, Feb 16. Never got the Feb 16 dose as I was too sick from throwing up.

Tim

Tim
Bio: Husband of Curlygirl, that pretty much says it all!
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma with Follicular Variant
Cancer Symptoms: Sudden itching and spreading pain in my left leg moving to my right arm within 12 hrs, then to my right leg, converting to extreme pain. Unable to sleep for over 36 hrs. Dr. expected brain involvement, ordered MRI. No indications of disease. Prescribed gabapentin, was like a miracle. I think because I could sleep. Symptoms abated for some…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total thyroidectomy. Surgery was a cake walk. Great surgeon, almost no pain. One single pill after surgery NOTHING ELSE! Felt great the next day and the day after. (sat & sun) went to work for a short time on Monday, Half a Day Tuesday and Wednesday. Took the rest of the week off, Hypo set in.

Ashley

Ashley
Bio: In 2005 I had an abnormal pap smear come back, went back to the doctor and they did a biopsy. The biopsy came back that I had severe changes on my cervix. CIN 2/3. I have been battling this for over 5yrs now. I only have been cancer free for a year. My Cancer came back this year 2010.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue, irritable, cramps
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: LEEP Procedures, Biopsies

Missy

Missy
Bio: I started my battle with cancer 4 years ago as I discovered I had ovarian cancer. I did chemotherapy for 14 months, 7 months later after being in remission discovered it spread to my breast, stomach and brain. Did another long 10 months of chemo and all was better. Went back 5 months ago and discovered I…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Epithelioid Hemangioendotheliom Angiosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area

Colleen

Colleen
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma (stage 1), and ovarian papillary serous sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: heavy periods and unusual discharge, no evidence of ovarian cancer - found that nice surprise during surgery - thank God I pushed for surgery...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 7, 2010 - radical hysterectomy with lymph node and omentum removal. Ovarian cancer discovered in surgery. Surgery recovery was very easy for me.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First chemo carbo/taxol on May 7th. so far, a bit of joint and bone pain, nothing else

Anne

Anne
Bio: I'm a 50 year old mother of 3 grown children. I am at the end of treatment for breast cancer. I have been living in Vancouver for almost a year now as I wanted to be on the Beatrice Clinical Trial. Now comes the hard part, integrating myself into "normal" life. I realize how fortunate I…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple negative, IDC,
Cancer Symptoms: ? Eights years with fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Needle biospy: Tumor too dense Core biospy: Negative results, me: relieved Lumpectomy: Positive, IDC. Mastectomy: 2 extra tumors found, TNBC
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemo in May 2009, got a port so my viens are still good. Adriamycin: fatigue, hair losse, nausea, constipation. Taxol: PAIN, fatigue, chemo brain, PAIN.

Blah

Blah
Bio: blah blah
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometroid endometrial adenocarcinoma

Beth

Beth
Bio: Daughter of a breast cancer patient/survivor. My mother has been fighting the disease for 13 years. I was 10 the first time she was diagnosed in 1997, and 15 when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2003. She is still fighting for her life, like the trooper that she is. And as the treatment options become more and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in spots where lesions develop, fatigue, significant drop in hemoglobin.

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

Larry & Debbie

Larry & Debbie
Bio: I am writing for Larry and Me (Debbie) Larry's is 47years old. He has Pancreas Cancer, we have been fighting this since Jan. 2010 He never been sick in his life. This is hardest thing we have ever been threw..
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Diahrra (spelled wrong) Jaundice(Twice) Loss Weight, Alot of Pain. In the beginning we didn't have insurance and no one wanted to help. We are middle class. So he got stent put in went back to work, waited for open enrollment got insurance, and then Jaundice again he in for surgery the Whipple, but cancer is…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: The pain I see him go threw... It just about kills me...

Debb

Debb
Bio: I just turned 50, married, and between us have five grown sons, who live on their own. I work as a vice-principals's secretary in a high school. I dabble in my art work and reading books.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb. 18 had omentectomy which had 8 tumors within it. Long incision, worst to date surery I've had, difficult getting back to normal. Hard to walk, stand for long periods of time, took 6 weeks at home before going back to work
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol and Carbo, every 3 weeks for 6 times, next (3rd) will be April 29. First three hours of administering drugs, agnonizing dizziness due to high dose of Benadrly to combat first few hours of chemo drugs. Next two days seem ok, with a false sense of energy, then day four through 8 no desire to drink, get dehydrated, can't…more

Breastcancermum

Breastcancermum
Bio: Found lump, mammogram came up negative, ultrasound came up negative,biopsy diagnosed breast cancer. Bi-lateral mastectomy, chemo, reconstruction, tamoxifen.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Nicholas

Nicholas
Bio: Let me give you a little background. I had a seizure on June 8, 2009 at work. I was rushed to the hospital in Santa Maria, Ca. 4 hours from home. They called my family and ran some test, I was told I had a tumor. So they opted to do a biopsy to see what we were up against.…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic astrocytoma

Lucky To Be Alive

Lucky To Be Alive
Bio: On October 4th, 1974, Dr. John Conley (NYC - St. Vincents Hospital) saved my life. I had radical neck surgery to remove an extremely rare case of Epithelioid Sarcoma of the tongue. Half my lower jaw was taken and pretty much all of my tongue. But somehow I grew up to be a very successful person…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: epithelioid sarcoma of the tongue
Cancer Symptoms: Small fissure on tongue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 4, 1974 was when my world changed forever. I was 16 years old and had radical neck surgery, removal of half the lower jaw - the odds of survival were razor thin...

Rachel

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

Rebekah

Rebekah
Bio: My name is Rebekah and I am 19 years old almost 20. I was diagnosed with cancer shortly after finishing school, about two months after my 18th birthday. I am now preparing for a bone marrow transplant which we hope will cure me for good! I am married (6 months) to a wonderful man named Paul who takes great care…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Probly the whole summer before my diagnosis i began to feel fatigued. sometimes id experience feeling like i had low blood sugar and would have to sit down suddenly because i felt so awful. as it progressed i just dragged and dragged. at the time i worked at taco bell and was told i was the best worker but by…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
Death Date: December 10, 2010
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Debb

Debb
Bio: I turned 50 in February and got diagnosed a month later, life emotionally is so different..its all I can muster for now.
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovarian
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hysterectomy 10 years ago..not a safety net since I developed Ovarian Cancer recently. Omentectomy in Febuary to remove tumors.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Have had three so far, with a fourth on May 20th, will of had 6 all together by July 1st. The two days following chemo are always the same, full of a false energy bravado, on the third and fourth day I'm ill to the point of missing work, no energy, and full of neuropathy pains.

Stanbasford

Stanbasford
Bio: My Father-in Law passed away from prostate cancer on 4-24-08 after fighting for 3yrs he was 81 years old then I find that one of my best friends in the world a man that I have known for some 34 years and have been threw around the world with has stage 4 lung cancer ! I…more

Megan

Megan
Bio: I created a blog profile because my Mom has rectal cancer and is going through chemotherapy. Noone in my family has ever had cancer so noone knows what to expect. I'm hoping that I can learn and understand through people that are going through the same thing as my Mom. Thank you. ~I'm 25 ~Born and raised in Maryland ~Brother and Sister: Adam-23…more

Letitia

Letitia
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2 Breast Cancer

Barbeeh

Barbeeh
Bio: Hi... I am a wife of a testicular cancer survivor. My husband will begin remission next month. It has been a long journey but things have been going well. I remember how stressful the situation was for all of the family. Our daughter was just 14 and our son was 10. I remember our son…more
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Husband had his surgery July 2005. My son had his surgery 7th Sept 2009. No side effects
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: My husband had 4 cycles of chemo. Aug 2005-Dec 2005. Son is having 3 cycles. Started 8th June 2010... next cycle 28th June 2010. Both lost hair.

Brandy

Brandy
Bio: A little background. My son had a speech delay and receiving Speech therapy 2x /week. He had an MRI scheduled to see if we could find any answers about his delay.. IT was scheduled for Mid- January 09. We were a happy family of 4. I, my husband, and son and daughter. Until tragedy struck. December 2009 my son,…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Astrocytoma

Shelly

Shelly
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lynchs Syndrome (adenocarcinoma)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Inoperable at present
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12 so far, 5Fu, Avastin, Oxiplatin, Leucovorin

Bryan

Bryan
Bio: I have a friend who is a cancer fighter too and she inspird me to join and make my own blog.
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Loss of hair, loss of weight, loss of wife. LOL
Death Date: July 2, 2010
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Debbie

Debbie
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: endometrioid adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hysterectomy 3/25/10 - no suspicion of cancer; pathology report showed tumors in uterus and ovary; Staging Surgery 5/17/10 - more cancer found in cervix and fatty tissue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo 6/21/10, 7/12/10, 8/2/10, 8/24/10, 9/14/10 - nausea, fatigue, bone & joint pain, diarrhea, neuropathy; scheduled for 1 more round

Lisa

Lisa
Bio: My husband and I decided we wanted one more baby. After two years of infertility and several rounds of Clomid, we were finally pregnant with identical twins. One month later, I had a miscarriage. My gynecologist diagnosed me with hypothyroidism years ago and had already been treating me. Even though the results from my lab work always came back normal, I…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Carcinoma of the thyroid, follicular variant, tall pink cell type
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, Constantly clearing my throat, Hoarseness
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Thyroidectomy, 07/06/2007 - 15 weeks pregnant

Baldisbeautiful

Baldisbeautiful
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Didn't have any. How they found it is a story in itself.

Debbie

Debbie
Bio: I am a photographer who is beginning a second career as a writer.I also have a line of cancer awareness jewelry that I make for every type of cancer. I noticed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer that almost everything I owned was available in pink or had a pink ribbon attached, My message is that cancer is…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS in summer '08 and Endometrial in summer '09
Cancer Symptoms: lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until biopsy on Aug.2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mastectomy in Aug.'08 because dcis was in 2 places. Lumpectomy not an option and besides, I didn't have to have chemo or any other after treatment. Endometrial cancer caused complete hysterectomy in August '09. I am just now finished with 6 months of chemo and 28 radiation treatments. Both were hell. Chemo put me in the hospital the…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions

Haley

Haley
Bio: Hello, My name is Haley. I'm only but 19 years old. I havent been diagnosed yet. My mother Darlene had cervical cancer and my older sister Britney had the pre cancer cells. Recently i have gotten more and more symptoms. For a few months now i havent really thought anything of it but now i have really started getting worried.…more

Ronda

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

Chris Bahnick

Chris Bahnick
Bio: I was diagnosed on April 8th, 2008 with Apl Leukemia. I underwent intensive chemo treatment and am currently in remission. I still do chemo and go for blood checkups.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: APL Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions

JB

JB
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Melissa

Melissa
Bio: I am 39 and at 38 years old was diagnosed with colon cancer. My colon cancer is very different than normal colon cancers because of my age, the size and it's length, so says the Oncologist. Also by the fact that it did not spread to my lymph nodes, which based on the size (over 10cm) it should have they…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma 2B
Cancer Symptoms: My symptoms increased over a 6 mo. period I think. At first, from what I can recall, I started having bowel movements that were painful, including vomitting. I was tired all the time. As time progressed, my stools were pencil thin, and I would pass black blood clots at times. Near the diagnosis, my stools were watery daily, often bloody…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery July 2, 2010: No Colostomy bag, Praise God! Hardly any rectum left, and 14-16 inches of my colon removed. I cannot urinate on my own and have to self cath at this point. I have no feelings down there, and often cannot tell I've had a bowel movement. I hope this passes. There is a peculiar knot in my…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Each round of chemo consists of 3 weeks. Week 1 I get an Oxaliplatin infusion, weeks 2 & 3 I take oral chemo, Xeloda. Side effects are nerve pain (thanks I already had that), hand pain, fatigue, weakness, memory loss, confusion at times. Bla Bla Bla

Barb

Barb
Bio: I am 52 a women who has survived many things in life. I have travelled, worked 20 in computer/secretarial . i have a varied life one with many big dips and highs. I got cancer in 2008 got early and I used my new assertive skills in saying no, and say what. What a time. I…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: had a lump hard right breast
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lumpectomy feb 2009 super surgery i put lavender on it hemp oil asap
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: refused not spreading

Rburns

Rburns
Bio: I live and work in NYC. Married with two kids 11 and 13. We're all a bit scared. Lots of cancer in my family has prepared me.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Tissue Cancer

Bwk

Bwk
Bio:
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Cancer Symptoms:
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects:
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John

John
Bio: Hi, I am an eight year testicular cancer survivor from Orange County, California. Please contact me if you want to talk, need help, go surfing, have a beer, or whatever. Peace, John
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Inguinal Orchientomy Dec 2002: like having wisdom teeth removed, except it was one of my balls. Retropertinteal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND) Jan 2003: Rough stuff. Digestive system took several months to get back to normal. Made worse by taking hydocodone (Vicodin) without adequate food. Eight years later I am in the best shape of my…more

Debb

Debb
Bio: My world hasn't been the same since January 12, 2010, I had a suspecious Dye Contrast CatScan, by Feb. 18, 2010 I was having surgery to remove my omentum which housed many tiny tumors. Diagnosed with peritoneal cancer (also a form of Ovarian Cancer) Went through 6 treatments (Carboplatin and Taxol) no help, currently incurable, no more treatments, awaiting a…more
Cancer Type: Peritononeum, Omentum and Mesentery
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Omendectomy to remove some larger tumors that were attached to it worst operation to date, 6 weeks to recover, stomach shape is crazy!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin and Taxol once every three weeks, 6 times. Fatigue, faux sence of energy at first, couldn't sleep for two day after, then crashing with neuropathy pain and fatigue

Angela

Angela
Bio: .
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: .
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 18 series VRDD and VRD so far

Toni

Toni
Bio: 35 Year old woman from Cleveland Ohio. Finally diagnosed with cancer after 3 years, 4 surgeries, and 1 complete hysterectomy.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mucionus Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lower abdominal pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 28, 2008 (Cyst Removal); January 5, 2009(Cyst Removal, Partial Sigmoid Colon Removal); September 21, 2009(Simple Ovarian Cyst Removal); July 2, 2010 (Complete Hysterectomy and HIPEC treatment)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: July 2, 2010 - Heated Intra-peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). Side Effects: Complete Loss of appetite, everything tasted awful. No nausea or vomiting. Lots of swelling due to amount of fluid they pump you with prior to procedure.

Spongebob46

Spongebob46
Bio: My uncle was born July 26, 1964. He was born in San Francisco California, and now lives in Florida. He is married to Debbie Watkins and has a daughter Bianca Watkins who is currently attending college at Clark Atlanta University. Thanks for supporting him with his efforts to become healthier and fight cancer. CANCER SUCKS!
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: exploratory surgery
Death Date: September 30, 2010
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Bill

Bill
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: none of the classic symptoms. Lungs were congested and went to the doctor when I had difficulty breathing.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/6/2010 RCHOP - no major side effects with first treatment.

Edwin

Edwin
Bio: I almost fell out the chair when in august 2008 2 yrs ago the doctor told she believed i had lung cancer i was 53 at the time and pow you have lung cancer.I mean i had quit smoking 4 yrs earlier and felt great except that when i started running to get ready for my PT test in the…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non-small cell lung cancer stage3a
Cancer Symptoms: shortness of breath
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed my left lung on 12/17/2008,i was in surgery for 8 hours and had some complications with low blood pressure the first 12 hours and had to taken off morphine because of the low BP.I had the operation on wed. and they had me walking around on friday morning and i left the hospital on sunday morning. to be cont.…more

Connie

Connie
Bio: I am a 2x cancer survivor..my first diagnosis was in early 2002 with endometrial cancer...this resulted in a hysterectomy in July of that year...the second time was in November of 2007..with a large tumor on my pancreas...after the surgery in January to remove 40% of the pancreas my spleen and lymph nodes in the surrounding area, the tumor was biopsied…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Open distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy is the type of surgery I had for my pancreatic cancer in January of 07..side effects..digestion issues....especially for the spicier foods that I love and anything gassy...peppers,cucumbers, onions, broccoli,and cabbage..must stay at a minimum and I hate this if I were to put any combo of 2 or more of these things in a salad…more

Robin

Robin
Bio: Been healthy all my life. Haven't been to a doctor since I was like 6 years old, and at the age of 15 was my last visit to the hospital for some stitches due to walking through a window. And now, at the end of july 2010 I went to my doctor because of shortness of breath. Within 2 weeks I…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCLC - Small Celled Bronchuscarcinoma (Lung Cancer)
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin - my first treatment of chemo (started 2th of august 2010), no side effects so far (lucky me), gives good hope for second (heavier) chemo combined with radiation therapy

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.

Elsabe

Elsabe
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2009. In November 2009, just before Thanksgiving, I had a lumpectomy. No lymph node involvement, however my mass was 2.8 cm. My diagnosis went from stage 1 to stage 2 due to the size of my mass. I had my first round of chemo just before Christmas,…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: None, had an annual mammogram.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a terible surgeon for my biopsy. Felt my whole biopsy, October 2009, and was in pain for days afterwards. For my lumpectomy, November 2009, changed to Dr. Fine, and my lumpectomy and sentinol node surgery was wonderful. I do have grade 1 lymphodema as a result of my surgery (had nine lymph nodes taken out).…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemo just before Christmas of 2009. Was given cytoxin and taxotere. Extreme fatigue, nauseousness, no tomato foods first few days after chemo, and no burning food allowed in the house! Had my last chemo February 20. Took 2 months FMLA during chemo. Early chemo-induced menopause.

Chris Wark

Chris Wark
Bio: Hi! My name is Chris Wark, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. Instead of chemo, I changed my diet and did every alternative therapy I could find. Today 8 years later by the grace of God, I'm alive and kicking; and cancer free!!! People are constantly asking me what I did, so I started…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Hobbesthecat

Hobbesthecat
Bio: I am the fiancee of a wonderful guy who was diagnosed with systemic non marginal zone non hodgkins lymphoma (stage 4) in August 2009. We have two amazing little children aged 3 & 4 yrs. I have joined the blog to be able to help understand what he and we are going through. To seek advice and support and hopefully…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Systemic Non Marginal Zone Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Chris had a bad cough for a long time combined with rash on his legs. Slowly after loss of weight, feeling tired, bed sweats and fevers investigations took place. Many times he was told he was fine and it was not cancer. After a battle, he was diagnosed at stage 4. Underwent chemo for 8 sessions. Managed to pull back…more

Betty

Betty
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Breast Surgery Dec.2010
Cancer Symptoms: Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nov.1997 -Re-excision Surgery, with scalp sweep and skin graft- 2cc down, 4" wide. Aug. 2010 -Re-excision Surgery between eyes on forehead. sz of pea
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Fluorouracil treatment started Sept 2010 Fluorouracil treatment started Aug. 2011

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: 2010 was not a good year. I had graduated from a Master's program in February-brain dead and burned out, gotten a job in my new field, and then on May 10th, my dear husband passed away suddenly with a heart attack. A month later, trying to "take care of myself," I had a rountine colonoscopy and that…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: none found tumor by colonoscopy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removal of tumor 9/13/2010, originally told precancerous-3 biospies done, a week after surgery told cancer cells found
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: PICC line put in 10/25/2010 intital large dose of Mitomycin, weekly infusion of FU5, disconnected every Friday, then started back on Monday 5 1/2 weeks. By 3rd week, severe stomach pains(lasted 1 week) diarrhea, no appetite, weakness , because of blood count did not take scheduled last dose of Mitomycin

Anita

Anita
Bio: 53 yrs old, NE Oklahoma This is the only pic I have that Im not holding a cigerette.

Jenny

Jenny
Bio: Originally diagnosed Aug 2008 with inflammatory breast cancer with axillary and supraclavicular (above collar bone) node involvement. Had chemo radiation then mastectomy - in remission April 2009. Recurrence to internal mammory nodes (behind ribcage) Oct 2009 more chemo - remisssion May 2010 Liver metastases March 2011 To Debbie and everyone my bio picture is a picture of me snorkelling at sunset in…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Inflammatory carcinoma of the right breast with axillary and supraclavicular fossa nodal metastases (infiltrating ductal carcinoma grade 3, ER-, PR-, HER2+++).
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxotere Aug 2008 - Dec 2008 (3-weekly) Herceptin Aug 2008 - Aug 2009 and Dec 2009 - March 2011 (3-weekly) Vinorelbine Dec 2009- May 2010 (for regional recurrence to Internal Mammary nodes - not involved the first time round) Capecitabine (Xeloda)April 2011 - October 2011(for Liver metastasis) Adriamycin - December 2011 - February 2012 Taxol March 2012
Death Date: July 31, 2012
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Byron

Byron
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I just thought I had a sore throat

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

Bonita

Bonita
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Basal cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: red flaky area on right side of nose
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: mohs removal of tumor 10/6/10. Plastic surgery to rebuild nose 10/7/10. second surgery 10/20/10

Robin

Robin
Bio: I am the adopted mom of 5 children, 3 of which are terminally ill. I remarried August 8 2009 and was diagnosed with cancer May of 2010. This is one hell of an adventure!!
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: endometrial/Uterine
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding and awful smelling discharge
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: laproscopy complete hysterectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!

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.

Travis

Travis
Bio: I am a 55 year old guy living in SoCal. Retired from my job at the City where I live on July 15. Now working from home as self employed consultant in same field. Thought I had hemorrhoids, went to the doctor who referred me for a colonoscopy on Sept 9, 2010. Oct 5, had trans-anal…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: none. I still think the bleeding was from hemorrhoids since the tumor was so small. Occult blood tests always came up negative when I was complaining of bleeding, so we thought it was just hemorrhoids. Tumor discovered by Digital Exam during physical.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/5/2010 Intra-anal excision to remove tumor. Lot's of people talk about "minimal discomfort" from this surgery. I have to say that was not the case for me. I had lots of swelling, bleeding and pain - internal and external. In addition to internal tumor excision, I also had stitches in my rectum. After two weeks…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Picc line inserted Nov 17, 2010... 5fu/mitomycin started Monday Dec 6, 2010. Took a week off from radiation after second round of chemo due to unmanageable pain. Finished chemo Jan 7th, 2011 and finished radiation Feb 4, 2011.

Sarah

Sarah
Bio: My Roommate is one of the strongest people I know and if anyone can beat this, it will deffinately be her! I have known her for the better part of 4 years, and I have always tried to learn soo much from her - to always see the positive side of things, to never let things get me down, and…more

Nina

Nina
Bio: My husband was diagnosed with throat cancer September 20, 2010 after he had a radical neck disection and his tonsils taken out. T2N2bM0 staging...
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: hpv throat cancer....who knows

Daniel

Daniel
Bio: Found a lump in my neck in May 2010. PET scan showed a 2nd problem area in the base of my tongue. Diagnosed with stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma in June; 2 tumors. In July, I began concurrent chemo (Cisplatin once per week) and radiation (5 times per week), for 6 1/2 weeks. After a recovery period, had selective neck…more
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma/tongue and neck

Ebonyjwriter

Ebonyjwriter
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative Inductile Carcinoma Stage IV

Brenda

Brenda
Bio: I am 47 years young. Have 3 children 2 of which have lives of their own now and one at home shes 14. I work full time and love it.I am divorced and have been on my own for sometime now.I have been diagnosed with Uterine cancer 27th Oct 2010. My fight is just begining. Had day surgery on 21st…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Painful heavy periods. Period disappeared for 2 years then came back.I always just thought it came back when my daughter 1st started hers. I had been through a rough break up and put it down to stress when they stopped.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 26th November 2010, Hysterectomy, including removal of ovaries. Wind Pain and constipation biggest complication.

Ertdfgcvb

Ertdfgcvb
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsils, 3rd stage
Cancer Symptoms: large tumor, visible on the left side of the neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: For details see my posting.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: For details see my posting.

Kara And Brian

Kara And Brian
Bio: My husband and I have been married almost 4 years. We are in our early 30's and work in LA in the entertainment industry.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: not sure yet
Cancer Symptoms: change in bowels, minor bright red blood in stool,indigestion

Bernadette

Bernadette
Bio: Just a fabulous girl...looking to kick this cancer in the taint!
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Was just goofing off before bed one day and thought I felt a lump ... went to the doctor, he didn't feel anything either but thankfully scheduled an ultrasound...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and Sentinel Node Biopsy scheduled for December 9th

Mahdelon

Mahdelon
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Carol

Carol
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: flu like
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colon resection March, 1984 Liver resection August, 1984 Lung removal May, 1989

Robert

Robert
Bio: born aug 27,1953,livivg in houston ,tx possible tonsil cancer next step to remove left tonsil to check for cancer

Cassie

Cassie
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer, Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Thyroidectomy and Lymph Node Removal 5/21/2010 - Have been struggling with the effects of hypothyroidism since then.

Elena Gilbert

Elena Gilbert
Bio: This is a fictional story. I am a radiation therapy student, and this is a school project. References Huff, Charlotte. Lung overdue. Cure. 2010;9(1):52-58. Lilly Oncology On Canvas Website. http://www.lillyoncologyoncanvas.com/Pages/Index.aspx. Accessed November 29, 2010. The road to survivorship: living after cancer treatment. Lance Armstrong Foundation. 2004-2007:1-15. Tripathy, Debu MD, ed in chief. Side effects of therapy. Cure Cancer Resource Guide. 2010;48-52. …more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: nonsquamous non small cell lung carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Initially I had pain in my knees, back, and hips. My primary physician believed I was starting to develop osteoporosis and arthritis, so I began taking Boniva and other vitamins. My joint pain had not subsided, and about two months later, I developed a deep cough and had difficulty swallowing. My daughter rushed me to the ER, and after I…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My surgery date was on October 6, 2010. The surgeon did a lobectomy on my right lung, where the two spots were located. My side effects were that I had extreme pain in my side, difficulty breathing, and even pain in my right arm. The pain from the surgery went away after about two weeks, but I still have shortness…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had my port-A-cath placement on November 9, 2010 for six cycles of Carbo/Alimta. The port-A-cath hurts just on its own, but chemo sucks, sucks, sucks! I cant say anything nice about chemo, other than hopefully it is killing those cancer cells! After each treatment I have extreme fatigue and appetite loss for 4-5 days following. My hair started falling…more

Beverly

Beverly
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 1 HER-2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 17, 2008
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: January-April 2009

Deb

Deb
Bio: Hi, my name is Deb, and I was diagnosed with breast cancer two and a half weeks ago. My mother died of the disease, and I'm BRCA positive, so I'm having a double mastectomy in about a month, followed by chemo, etc. It's going to be a long process, but if I end up in remission at the…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive (infiltrating) ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Showed up on my ultrasound at my yearly checkup
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bilateral Mastectomy with reconstruction (latissimus dorsi/tissue expanders) in four weeks, then another surger in around 4 months to have my expanders removed and permanent implants put in.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: FEC and taxotere. Three treatments of each starting 2/11

Tobias

Tobias
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Jeanne Brown

Jeanne Brown
Bio: Hello - I am Jeanne. Tiger is what my dad called me when I was very small. Both parents have died of cancer. Grandparents also. I have an 18-year old daughter who is a lovely person and whom I am enjoying as a young adult very much. I have a man in my life who is more terrific than I…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Bryan

Bryan
Bio: Hi everyone, I am 22 years old and I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma sometime in July 2010. I have been logging journals privately till this day and I have decided to finally open up and share some of my experiences through this journey.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue Confusion Pain, achy Memory lapse Coughing, shortness of breath Night sweats Anxiety Depression
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: bronchotomy in June 2010: tenderness near incision and scar.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: August 10th 2010 -Present 6 Cycles -12 Treatments

Hope4Bridgett

Hope4Bridgett
Bio: My sister is suffering from Cervical Cancer that has metastasized to her right lung. This has been going on for over 2 years.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: She bled in between periods and quite a lot. Dr's laughed and said she was just getting older. She pushed the issue and got a second opinion. She was diagnosed fall of 2008.

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer

Bill H

Bill H
Bio: I was dx Sept 2008 with CLL I did watch and wait for a year. Started chemo (FCR) for 6 months and had a 6 month remission. CLL manifested into small lymphocitic lymphoma (SLL). Started chemo again (Ofatumumab)after 8 weeks the mass had grown. Started radition for the month of Dec 2010 with chemo.Went into remission and then had a…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: small lymphocytic lymphoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: FCR Ofatumumab

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: Hello. My name is Deborah. I am a 41 year old mom of 4 kids, ages 3,4,7,and 17. I am married and a stay at home mom. I am finshing up my cervical cancer treatments and looking forward to getting back to normal.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 1 B2 squamos cell cervical cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I had an extreme amount of a watery clear discharge at first. Doc gave me antbiotics. It later turned nto passing blood clots and bleeding between periods. Later came a foul smelling brownish watery discharge that soaked through pads. This went on for one year undiagnosd. Doc kept giving me antibiotics. Finally i went to a specialist who found it…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had a radicl hysterectomy on October 28th. The gas pains were the worst part of all. My tummy was very bloated for about 2 weeks. I just tried to walk every day to the end of my street and back to get moving again. The pain from surgery was not bad itwas just he gas.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo was my biggest fear. Hearing so bad horror stories I was besid myself with fear. I actually have 1 more left to go and no problems except for a mild nausea about day 3 and thats it. Never really got too tired and never lost my hair. It really was like being pregnant as far physical problems with tired…more

Debbie

Debbie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell anal cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: She has had 2 full weeks of chemo. FU5 and mitocytin. The second one they reduced the dosage as she had a violent reaction. She will finish the 2nd week of chemo on 1/21.

Debi

Debi
Bio: In 2007 I attended my GP,as I was passing blood, and seemed to be either constipated or "loose" I had checked and discovered a hard internal lump.I saw a locum doctor who examined me,and felt the lump, he referred me internally to one of my own practice GP's for a Sigmoidoscopy, this was done and my Doctor said he couldnt…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: sqamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, hard internal lump.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2016 full salvage APR
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin/5FU 4 courses may/June/ July/August 2017

Laura B

Laura B
Bio: Diagnosed with Stage T4 N2 M0 rectal cancer after a screening colonoscopy. MRI showed it apparently had attached itself to my cervix also.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: None- I was in for a screening colonoscopy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: rectal cancer resection and loop ileostomy- April 13, 2010 Ileostomy takedown- Dec. 7, 2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Xeloda during radiation and again mid-June to July along with Oxaliplatin- only able to receive two treatments after surgery due to severe dehydration, malnutrition, immuno-suppression. Since July have had severe pain in joints- especially shoulders- now diagnosed with frozen shoulders. Beginning PT this week.

Vinnie Basiliko

Vinnie Basiliko
Bio: I'm a college student trying to make a difference in the world. I lost my mother to breast cancer after my second year of college. My team Kappa Sigma raised the most money for the American Cancer Society that year for Coastal Carolina University's Relay For Life. The following year team Kappa Sigma raised $20,000 to achieve the Star award…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

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.

Todd Strange

Todd Strange
Bio: hello all!!! my Name is Todd Strange and the beautiful girl in the photo is my fiancee Ashley that is a picture of me and her in a fresh water cave (sanota) in Cancun Mexico in January 2010. After 4 and a half years together i had finally got up the gumption to ask her to marry me, being that…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: nodular sclurosing
Cancer Symptoms: weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: amount of air i could take in and cardio
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 months of bs and stem cell transplant was life changing made me feel completley helpless

Seriously Brenda

Seriously Brenda
Bio: I just found this site ,, I have two other sites i am on .. http://www.carepages.com/carepages/SeriouslyBrenda and www.seriouslybrenda.com .. I am on chemo and Radiation now ..
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: My Ovarian went in remission came back years later now in my Brain

Jennifer G

Jennifer G
Bio: Daughter who is not allowing cancer to win!
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Just had a stent put in, no surgeries

Vicky

Vicky
Bio: My name is Vicky and I live in Southwest Virginia. I am a 34 year old wife, mother of 2 fantastic boys (ages 7 and 9), a daughter and a sister. Before becoming ill, I spent 11 years working as a social worker and am also notoriously know for my animal rescue efforts! After a long 1 1/2 year long…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hemithyroidectomy on January 3, 2011 revealed papillary carcinoma. Capsular invasion was noted on the pathology report as well as extension into the adiopse tissue. Also noted was cancer extension into the "inked margins" of the specimen. During the surgery, they also removed a 1cm parathyroid follicular adenoma. Second surgery to remove the remaining lobe scheduled for March 25.

Patsy

Patsy
Bio: Im a 58 year old women with a husband of 14 yrs of marriage and 28 yrs total together... Have a wonderul family and freinds. I have 3 sons and we have leagal guardian of 1 son also, my husband had 1 son (deceased) and two daugthers.. So all in all we have 7 children altogether.. Total of 25 wonderful…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Betty

Betty
Bio: I am 58 years old. Wife and mother of two boys. I work as a nurse. I love horses and have two beauties at home. My husband and I love riding, hiking, camping, and getting outdoors. I had breast cancer in 2004 stage 2b and until now thought I had beat cancer. My new cancer is not related to my old…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous
Cancer Symptoms: no symptoms just a little blood on one day I was a bit constipated thought I had a hemmhoroid
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gi toxicity, fatigue, bone marrow suppression lasting many months hair loss, went in the hospital for a fever of 104 with low white count
Death Date: August 27, 2015
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Marbar

Marbar
Bio: My sister has a sincere passion for horses. Always has from as far back as I can remember. A few years ago, she was bucked off a horse and broke her neck. The ER doctors did an MRI and told her how lucky she was not to be paralyzed for the rest of her life. However, they found something else.…more
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Chordoma

Cindy

Cindy
Bio: Diagnosed 10/22/10 small cell lung cancer I live alone with my dog Bear I have no family and I am doing this for the most part alone. I have gone through 4 cycles of chemo and twice a day for three weeks radiation. I am now on the tail end of recovering from the radiation burn I can almost swallow…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: small cell
Cancer Symptoms: pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: yes

Tabatha

Tabatha
Cancer Symptoms: I had a weird little lump in my belly, under the fat, found out it was a 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inch tumour that engulfed my right ovary completely and attatched to the left side of my uterus pushing it forward, hence the lump, constipation, diahrrea, painful sex, lots of pressure on my rectum.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: march 24th 2011, not sure yet about what all they will take, so far its gonna be right ovary and fallopian tube, oomentum, large tumour and complex hemorraghic mass on my left ovary, really hoping that ovary is ok,

Tawsha

Tawsha
Bio: I am a mommy of 2 children, ages 5 & 6, an entrepreneur owning 2 companies, and a wife to my soul mate. In January 2011, I was diagnosed with cancer ... A Myxofybrosarcoma.
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Myxofibrosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 16, 2011 ... I had day surgery to have my lump removed, the surgery went well, other than some internal bleeding in the area that ended up being fine. I healed well.

BreastListener

BreastListener
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Lumberlady

Lumberlady
Bio: I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on December 3, 2010. After the initial shock I realized I have to stay positive because I have a lot to live for with two beautiful daughters, Tiffany and Samantha and a beautiful granddaughter, Avery. I had 3 months of 3 chemo drugs and the tumor shrunk to 1 centimeter but is…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Numbness on left side slight back pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Distal Pancreatectomy July 29, 2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda

Ben

Ben
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: split mandibular resection with a radial forearm flap

Lea

Lea
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Serous Adenocarcinoma of right falopian tube with spread to both ovaries
Cancer Symptoms: Pelvic pain

BCE

BCE
Bio: Dad and I lost Mom in 9/2009. Since then he and I spend alot of time together even though we live over 4 hours away from each other. He will be 80 this year and has been diagnosed with rectal cancer, T3N0M0, and will soon begin treatment.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding.

Miss Lia

Miss Lia
Bio: 27 year old Hispanic, female in a 4 year relationship with her boyfriend. Professional in the medical device industry. Large family with strong relationships with her siblings. Newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and getting ready to start chemo.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Liz

Liz
Bio: In June 2010 I was rushed via ambulance to emergency thinking I was having a heart attack. My heart was in great condition. The following Monday I went to see my regular doctor. While there waiting for test results, I turned jaundice, my eyes went bright yellow and my urine sample looked terrible. They dicided to remove my gall bladder…more
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Choloangio Carcinoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: On going chemo regiment and had one chemoembolization.

Roba

Roba
Bio: I have lost countless friends, and family members to cancer. I would desperately love to help anybody who needs help by providing them with the right information to help them better themselves or anybody they know. Thats why I joined this site and created another site called http://myintellect.info

Gloria

Gloria
Bio: I have non small cell lung cancer, it is in my right lung and the size of a lemon, we have not done anything yet. They are taking it to the tumor board to decide what to do. I am afraid of the surgery because he said they would have to take 2/3 of my lung and already…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non small cell cancer

Lil

Lil
Bio: Sister to 3 siblings, wife to one, Mother of two grown sons, mother-in-law to two, grandmother to 7 and a nurse for 40 years, God gets me through and provides all I need and then some!
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive intraductal carcinoma

Bjtracey

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

Bob

Bob
Bio: had a normal PSA nov. 2009. Started having more difficulty passing urine and very tender prostate exam. Biopsy was Gleason (, but PSA was so low that getting bone scan and CT was "a matter of formality" prior to surgery. WRONG !!! Mets to pelvis, left femur and L2 and L3 !!! Have bee on Lupron and Zometa for 5…more
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Dana

Dana
Bio: Dana and I were married on August 4, 2009. Dana is the one true love of my life. She is my soulmate. In early December of 2009 we received news that would change our lives. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer. We were both so very scared. Still are. She has been through several CT Scans etc. Her Gynecologic Oncologist…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Terminal

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

Bgw

Bgw
Bio: Anal to Stage 4 lung Cancer. The Cancer has recently spread to my pancreas, and kidney. Oct/11 Now I have tumors above the knee, and my right foot has been in rough shape, and find it difficult to walk. This has been an ongoing issue for 2mo.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 secondary Cancer to Anal, has moved to kidneys, and pancreas, and both lungs
Cancer Symptoms: Very Tired, and sometimes pain, from ordinary exercise
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Body would only take 1 day session.
Death Date: May 11, 2013
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Bec

Bec
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Riverbrat

Riverbrat
Bio: 34, married to an OTR truck driver, mom of 3 teen girls, full time caregiver, afraid of spiders and clowns. My 67 y.o. father recently left his home in CO to come live with us in SoCal as he continues to press on in the battle against colon cancer. Although his health continues to deteriorate, I'm so thankful that we've…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: alternating bouts of constipation & diarrhea

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Leiomyosarcoma

Bill

Bill
Bio: At my annual physical in Feb 2007, my doctor found evidence (palpable digital rectal exam, elevated PSA) that I should have a prostate biopsy, and, a month later, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had an open, radical retropubic prostatectomy that September. Like so many of us, I thought I'd have my surgery, heal and get on with life.…more
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Elevated PSA (6.2) and palpable digital rectal exam (firmness in the right node)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nerve-sparing, open radical retropubic prostatectomy, Sept. 11, 2007. Side effect: genital shrinkage. Because of a pre-surgical scan indicating cancer may have been breaking out of my prostate, my right neurovascular bundle was removed -- that was half of the plumbing and wiring for my erections! I still have my left bundle, but it's been a long time since I've been…more

Stacy

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

Rubie

Rubie
Bio: I am a 49 year old Caucasian women, 130 lbs 5.7 Non smoker, social drinker, exerciser overall very healthy ( I even feel good) > Diagnosed in 9/2007 with Stage IIIB, T3N2MO Squamous cell Carcinoma of the anus, Underwent chemo and radiation > 5/2008 - recurrent disease remains, underwent full colostomy > 12/21/2010 - scan showed 2mm tumor with an SUV…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell Carcinoma

Deborah

Deborah
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: This blog is for my mom and any others that might have the same type of cancer. My mom was originally diagnoised with DLCBL and later after told she was in remission discovered that she also had CNS Lymphoma. I strongly erge that if you are diagnosed with Diffuse Large Cell B Lymohpoma you also get your spinal…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large Cell B Lymphom CNS Lymphoma Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Polyp Mass started growing out of nose, lumps on body.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R Chop 6 cycles

Dave

Dave
Bio: 55 years and falling apart. Three daughters just now finishing college this year. Commercial graphic arts and stained glass careers (30 years).
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: not sure ... what is ER and PR
Cancer Symptoms: What is NED? Anal Tumor mid to extreme pain, fatique, losing memory, focus, energy. I still work two days ( graveyard shift at a Senior Living Resort in Dana Point. ( Watermark / Sunrise )
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy on Friday. This is my second biopsy since Nov. 2009. The doctors thought my cancer went away as it did not show on PET SCANS. I tried to tell them that Radiation softened the Tumor and that the Tumor was shaved off by brutally rough bowel movements.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo pump was used only 5 days then stopped. It made my chest and upper body feel like I was going to burst.

Bluedevil

Bluedevil
Bio: I am a 53 year old mother of three wonderful daughters, married for 29 years to my high school sweetheart. I am not new to cancer. In December 2006 I was diagnosed with Stage I Breast Cancer. Because of a strong family history, I had a bilateral mastectomy and hormone treatment. I have been breast cancer free for…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: No symptoms. Had a colonoscopy in June 2009 that was negative. Found a lump at the base of my spine in eary Decembeer 2009. Unfortunately the tumor grew outside my rectum/colon I the space between the tailbone and rectum area. I did not feel it until it was approx. 5cm and had spread to my liver.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have not had surgery but am investigating the possibility of a liver rescetion.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 2010- January 2011- Cisplatinin and 5 FU February 2011-May 2011- Oxaliplatinin and 5 FU June 2011-present - pclitaxol

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: I was diagnosed with tonsil and breast cancer in early December 2010. I had left neck resection to remove almost 100 nodes on Dec 6, 2010 and underwent IMRT and Cistplatin from Jan 17 through March 8, 2010. I also had 2 surgeries on right breast and 3 weeks of radiation ending the end of March 2010. …more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 6, 2010 left neck resection..
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue

Bambi

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

Beth

Beth
Bio: My name is Beth. I have 3 Children . 2 big fluffy cats and 1 kitten. My mom and my sister deserve to be mentioned also. My mom is my hero in all this. She tells me everyday that I will not be alone through this. I am divorced . Thank gosh. I cant imagine having to deal with my…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Envasive Adneo Carcinoma Stage 1B2
Cancer Symptoms: Stringy blood for about the last year. Always bleeding even after my period. Cramps hurt more the last 6 months. Very heavy flow with big clots.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cold Knife Cone biopsy. D@C and hscope all rolled into 1. June 3rd. Side affects... I felt like I had just had a baby for about a week after. crampy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: That also starts withen the next 3 weeks.

Ange

Ange
Bio: At 35, wife and mother of two, I have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This is a starting spot for me and I don't really know where to go from here, but I had a good friend suggest getting into a blog of some sort...so here I am.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I had none, no one even felt a lump! Just went to my yearly exam and was asked to do a baseline mammogram and BAM!......Here we are!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy on "Lefty" and endometrial ablation on July 22, 2011 Portacath insertion scheduled for August 30th
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starting September 2nd - pretty clueless outside of that.

Robyn

Robyn
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse B cell
Cancer Symptoms: none. I found a lymph node(1.8cm) in a bad location(above left collarbone)and had it biopsied in 2 days. Now, the cancer has returned in my neck. Plans are for more chemo and BMT.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Port placement May 2011 Bone marrow Biopsy May 2011 Neck bx 3/17/15
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-Chop--6 cycles total..completed 5/18,6/8 and 6/24/2011,7/15/11 8/8/11 and 8/25/11. side effects: nausea, bone pain, headaches, ear pain(probably from neulasta/neupogen),some fatigue, severe heartburn/epigastic discomfort, mood changes, r ice , beam, imbruvica

Brad

Brad
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rectal tumor / Liver / Left lung
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12 sessions

Lelekbolek

Lelekbolek
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Astrocytoma Grade 2/3
Cancer Symptoms: Major seizure led to discover and diagnosis, no other symptoms otherwise.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy 2/15/08 Partial tumor extraction 5/15/08
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011

Linda's Daughter

Linda's Daughter
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Anal cancer-- saw small mucous with a little blood in it in toilet no other symptoms
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lymph node removal from iliac area November 2, 2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: mytomycin, 5FU April and May 2010. Loss of hair, nausea, mouth sores

Kimz57bc2

Kimz57bc2
Bio: I am 54 yrs old, I have been with my better half for over 11 years. He is my main support. I have two sons and three grandchildren. We are from New Orleans but moved away 7 years ago. I have family in Nevada and in Louisiana. We are somewhere in-between...in the big state of…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: None...found my lump myself.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: No surgery date scheduled yet. Started with systemic chemo a/c followed by (now) taxol and herceptin. Hope to have surgery in October 2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I just finished 4 rounds of A/C chemo treatments. Fatigue and infection was my worst enemy. First chemo treatment, I was in the hospital with pneumonia and neutrepedic. Very sick. I can only say I am glad its over. Now I am getting a port and will start Taxol next week.

Debi

Debi
Bio: I am happily married with three children, I work part time and enjoy keeping fit with gym classes and running.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Hemorrhoids like symptoms, a bleeding anal fissure, feeling of pressure.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 days twice Fluorouracil (5-FU)and Mitomycin.
Death Date: June 29, 2017
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1 Very Palpable Hit

1 Very Palpable Hit
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma (sub-type of epithelial)
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands…more

Andreas22

Andreas22
Bio: I am a 22 year old male who has been battling cancer since the age of 13. Sadly, cancer is all I ever known...
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Sabrina

Sabrina
Bio: Mother of two beautiful children living in Oshawa, Ontario. Married for just over three years to my amazingly strong & supportive husband! Diagnosed with brain tumour in July 2011.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oligodendrogliomas
Cancer Symptoms: No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1.2 cm tumour was removed on July 6th. Had multiple seizures on the day after surgery and temporarily lost mobility of my left arm.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodal - started Aug 15, 2011
Death Date:
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Angie

Angie
Bio: I'm 51 years old. I've been a nurse for 30 years. I was married for 24 years and divorced about four years ago. I have a large supportive family.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell T2N2bM0
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue for a couple of weeks then a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Low grade temp. Thought I had come down with a virus. A few weeks later, a couple more lymph nodes popped up on the right side of my neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgical biopsy of lymph nodes July 21, 2011. Surgical biopsy of tonsil July 27, 2011. Peg tube placement August 2, 2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy Cisplatin. Vomiting started the first day of chemo and stopped two weeks after treatment complete (9 weeks of vomiting & vomiting).

Gloria

Gloria
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Left Breast, 2011. Recurrence 2014 as Triple Negative BC.
Cancer Symptoms: none - found via mammogram
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Well, actually, the place where you enter the profile doesn't have enough options :) In November, 2011, lumpectomy at an outpatient clinic. Very easy. Clinic and doctor were great. Staff however, called me the day before to discuss money (I have insurance), which made things more stressful. They wanted cash up front, even though the insurance…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started Adriamycin/ Cytoxan infusions every 3 weeks, June 28, 2011. Would keep me pretty much bedridden for 2 of the 3 weeks.

Billy

Billy
Bio: had never been in hospital in my entire life until i coughed up blood one day and that has changed my life forever.had the dreaded lung cancer.went through 12 rounds of chemo and 36 rounds of radiation.tumor shrunk but still had a minute part left.my dr's at the time said they where finished and treid to get a surgen to…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non-small cell
Cancer Symptoms: none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed right lung 6/7/2009 - limited movement in rt arm,can not reach very high and then some pain.slight pains from time to time around incision.dr. say it will improve with time

Cathi

Cathi
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating; unusal weight gain; stomach protruding to 5 months pregnant size; lower abdomen area was too firm to be fat; pain in area of tumor; having a period every two weeks; heavy bleeding day two and three of a four day period; difficulty moving around.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My surgery was 1/31/11 to remove ovary w/ tumor and uterus. After tumor was tested positive for cancer, other ovary, cervix, tubes, appendix, and wall of fat (can't remember the medical term), all removed. No adverse effects of surgery. I healed quickly and without incident.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 rounds of chemo, first one 3/9/11, last one 6/21/11. Side effects: constipation; sharp pains in legs and feet; metal taste in mouth; heavy limbs; pain in joints; jittery; loss of all body hair; eventual numbness and tingling on bottoms of feet; and a slew of other things.

Blake

Blake
Bio: I am a 21 year old, A.L.L relapse patient. I am married and a mother to two beautiful children. I am also a LPN. I was in remission for 7 years and off chemo for 4 1/2 years when I relapsed. I would have never thought that I would have to face this battle again, especially after going so long…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pre-B
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss, heart palpitations, fatigue, night sweats, dizziness.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I recieved Chemo in 2004-2006 with my first diagnosis of ALL. I relasped in June 2011 and started chemo on June 24-July 18. I will continue chemo until my Bone Marrow Transplant.

Annabelle

Annabelle
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Three days of fresh dark blood
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Two cycles Week one Mitomycin C & 5FU(Flouracil) Week Five 5FU

Meg-

Meg-
Bio: i was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma last Feb. 15, 2011. Ive undergone 6 cycles of chemotherapy (ABVD). Im 26 years old and im a doctor.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: Name is Jen, caregiver to my wonderful hubby that was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer on July 2nd 2010. We have two wonderful children one boy age 5 and one girl age 3. They keep us busy and entertained. We have a wonderful support group of friends and family who have helped us so much this…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon Cancer with Met's to Liver and Lungs
Cancer Symptoms: Bloated, blood in stool, bleeding from rectum.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bowel resection, tumor removal, colostomy - July 2, 2010. Hospital for 1 week recovery, slow healing on wound vac for 2 months.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2010 - Oxcaliplatin, 5FU, Avastin. Oxc. not working changed to Irinotecan/Avastin. till April 2011. Tumor growth in liver and lymphnodes. Itinotean/Erbitux from June 2011 till present.

Bdoodle

Bdoodle
Bio: I'm asking for help from all you lovely ladies who are way more experienced in breast cancer symptoms than any doctor (with the exception of ones who are BC survivors). Please read my story and leave me a message. I feel lost and pushed aside.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: haven't been diagnosed. but worried about symptoms. lump in right breast with partial nipple inversion and needle prick sensations

~~~~K~~~~~

~~~~K~~~~~
Bio: I am a creative, curious, optomistic soul. I am a mother of a 3 year old and have been widowed to cancer (husband died March 2009 from cancer of the ampula vatar). I happen to be a (clinical) social worker and I am currently exploring my artist within. See Vital Info for my blog link.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasive ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None - found on MRI from high risk screening; family history of breast cancer - do not carry BRCA 1 or 2 - geneticists are interested in my family
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb 11, clear lymph nodes, clean margins
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: took Docetaxol (Taxotere) after FEC - finished chemo July 22

Jen

Jen
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: N/A

Claudya

Claudya
Bio: 64 yr. old librarian, and Spanish teacher. I have three wonderful children, and 5 beautiful grandchildren. It started for me back in May of 2011. I had my first biopsy, and it came back ok...no cancer...wow..so we started looking for something else, lymes or something??? but Thank God my Dr. insisted in another biospy, and there it…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: B cell, diffuse
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in my right groin area, then up under my chin I also have had Breast cancer in 2009
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: two sergical biopsys, breast lumpectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R Chop for my NHL, but not for the Breast cancers

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Beth

Beth
Bio: I am an (otherwise) healthy 53 year old wife and mother, working full time in purchasing for a chemical company. My youngest daughter just went off to college and her two older sisters are married and working. My husband is a shop teacher. I give glory to God in all things, including cancer!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-Cell
Cancer Symptoms: I suddenly had severe abdominal pain and 103 fever. After a week of antibiotic treatment for suspected (never found) GI infection, an ultrasound revealed an 8 cm mass near the ovary. The mass was removed during a complete hysterectomy and found to be lymphoma. PET scan showed 6 other lymph node involvement including the bone. Once…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP14 to start on September 13 for six cycles.

Robinlewis

Robinlewis
Bio: 35 year old mother of 2.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Papillary Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: tired all the time
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/7/11

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

Terry

Terry
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Was constantly tired and apathetic. No energy or will to do much of anything. Vaginal bleeding commencing about 5 years after menopause escalated to severe hemoraging one weekend.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Have had 5 chemo treatments. Took 5 hour "naps" afterwards. Some foods tasted nasty! Normally a huge water drinker but water nauseated me. Required at home IV infusions of Potassium and Magnesium for 8 hours/day for total of 15 days, also received a few infusions at the clinic for dehydration and low electrolytes. Anti-nausea meds…more
Death Date: October 22, 2012
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Bettybut

Bettybut
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, assumed haemorrhoids sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy did not detect cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2011 bilateral thoracotamy to remove benign lung nodules

Kim

Kim
Bio: I was diagnosed with Rectal Carcinoma on Sept 12, 2011 so I am just beginning this journey. I am 44 years old.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Not normal bowel movements (small, loose stools) with the need to go often but no results; bloody stools; sometimes bloated feeling but not always; 20lb weight loss over one year (and not trying to lose weight).

Lou

Lou
Bio: Picture is of my mom and I, Christmas 2006
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Cancer of the rectum
Cancer Symptoms: Irregular bowels/constipation. Feeling of "sitting on something." ***Weight loss***
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Emergency colostomy on 9/11/09. No real side effects other than the basic lifestyle changes that a colostomy can bring.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/15/09 - 1/6/10 (roughly). No huge effects. Some light fatigue and nausea. 11/1/10 - 2/28/11. Extreme fatigue, some nausea and vomiting. Kidney failure resulting in dialysis (November 11)
Death Date: March 16, 2012
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Chrisabroad

Chrisabroad
Bio: American married to a European and living abroad.
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ductal carcinoma in situ - stage 0
Cancer Symptoms: None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.

TexanBob

TexanBob
Bio: 54 year old daddy of two beautiful daughters and grandpa to one awesome grandson. Sept. 6, 2011 my C dx is of the tonsil. Waiting to heal to start radidtion treatments at MD Anderson, Houston. Decided NOT to do radiation and went with diet instead with tremendous results.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Yuckie Stuff (squamous cell carcinoma of tonsil)
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on right side of throat. Felt like popcorn kernel stuck in throat. Abscessed and bled August 31, 2011. Went to see ENT September 6, 2011.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy right side. Post-op 09/30/2011

Sabina

Sabina
Bio: I was just diagnosed with vocal chord cancer stage 2 so far
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Vocal Chord
Cancer Symptoms: sore throat burning and ears hurting

Jeffery

Jeffery
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mixed Glioma
Cancer Symptoms: Terrible headaces and sick to my stomach.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: After sugery I just had to keep the would clean. Very forgetful after surgery and was put on disablity after surgery.

Michele

Michele
Bio: My name is Michele and I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Anal Cancer in February 2010. I asked my OB-Gyn doctor to check what I thought was a hemorrhoid flare up at my routine pap smear visit, and discovered it was actually 2 tumors. My constant sciatica was found to be caused by a golf ball sized tumor growing out…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the anus
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, itching, sciatic pain. (thought my hemorhoid was acting up)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laminectomy and tumor removal of the metestatic sacral tumor. This was done microscopically (with a small spoon). Nov 2012 Wedge resection right lower lobe via thoracotomy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 rounds, 96 hours each week 1 and week 5 during radiation of 5-FU. Mytomycin-C first round only. Hairloss, nausea, vomiting, 30 pounds of weight loss. Recurrence 2013- 4 rounds of Cisplatin with 46 hours of 5-FU with each round.

Zbigniew

Zbigniew
Bio: It's been a year now and I am starting to feel like my old self again,but with a few changes,other wise I am glad to be here,green side up. Thank you Lord,skillfull doctors,caring nurses and Families.
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Jennifer

Jennifer
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cone Biopsy x 2, sentinal node dissection in Jan 2012, Crevical Stent in Oct 2012

Brenda

Brenda
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3 triple negative

Belinda

Belinda
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Poorly Differentiated Invasive Intraductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Burning pain in my left breast that shot through my underarm area and down my arm.

Mary-Anne

Mary-Anne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Hemmroid type symptoms, itching, mild bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colonoscopy, anal leason surgery July 2011.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: F5U 2 runs of 96 hours, Side effects included some nausea and tiredness.

BeeClassic

BeeClassic
Bio: Very lucky to be the Mom of two beautiful girls (4,7). I'm almost two years post treatment, but e experiencing very unsettling symptoms, could they be caused by treatment? Or rather symptoms of cancers return. This is what keeps me up at night.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: 4 cm large polyp on my cervix (one in a million are cancerous) 4 cm tumor on cervix as well. I've never had an abnormal pap and my cancer was not HPV Bleeding discharge, pain during intercourse. Doctor said it was because I was nursing my baby and my hormones were off.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical hysterectomy, ureter was cut, subsequent interventional radiology to drain the urine, etc I've developed Rhumatoid Arthritis (8/2009- 10/2011) can't figure out if it was triggered by treatment?
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin 2009 six weekly treatments

Bill

Bill
Bio: 66 y/o retired military physician. Married x 32 years to a wonderful woman. One child, one grandchild.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen left submandibular lymph node, molar and roof of mouth discomfort. Feeling like I have tonsillitis without the fever or extreme sore throat.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bilateral tonsillectomy, esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy, and biposies all done 9 Jan 2012. Recovered in 10 days
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Erbitux (cetuximab), loading dose 25 Jan, caused mild temp and nausea, then no similar effects during the 8-week course of treatment. Significant skin effects (acne, painful splitting of skin on fingertips, toes, and heels). No real nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea caused by the Erbitux.

Brenda

Brenda
Bio: I was diagnosed with stage 1b2 Cervical Cancer on the 11th of Feb 2011 just two weeks after i delivered my second little girl. My gynecologist found the lump during a routine examination when i was full term of my second pregnancy. I had a biopsy two weeks after i delivered and got the news that week that we all…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: none whatsoever....
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: laporoscopy to remove lymph nodes caused dead legs.....
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: nauseousness....

Julie

Julie
Bio: Hi all. I’m new to this. Biopsy said AIN,highly suspicious of invasive cancer. Drs think it is definitely invasive. Surgery scheduled for 10/27 to try and remove tumor and do staging. Tumor is 6×1 cm. I am in significant pain. It seems like most people on here mention their dr doing cat scans, etc for staging. My oncologist has said…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, lump, protrusion from anus, extreme itching, pain. Thought it was a hemmoroid
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: local excision 10/27/11. Knew it would be bad but it was worse than I expected. Surgeon did not get a clean margin.

Christine

Christine
Bio: Diagnosed on Feb. 1, 2008, went through usual Nigro protocol from Feb. 25 through Apr. 30th. Suffered pulmonary emboli, multiple large clots in both lungs, on Mar. 30th at the end of my second round of chemo. Clots originated in my port. Had to take a three week break from radiation because of the PE, low white…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell anal cancer

TealButterflies

TealButterflies
Bio: On March 1, 2011, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer and that day will forever be etched in my mind. I remember the Oncologist taking my hand and placing it on my lower abdomen and pelvis area and saying, “Couldn’t you feel that lump?” I told him, “No, because no one has ever told me to feel there.…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

Don

Don
Bio: I am a 52-year old married man with grown children living in Florida. I am self employed as an Industrial Hygienist and Environmental Consultant.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC
Cancer Symptoms: None. Cancer was discovered on my right tonsil by chance. I went in for a Heart Ablation for my A-Fib and the Anesthetist saw a growth on my tonsil. The Electrophysiologist did not see it but told my Wife I should have it checked by an ENT.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: This was in June. After healing from the Ablation, I visited my ENT and he scheduled for a PET scan which came out suspicious. Next the Biopsy which he removed 85% of my right tonsil and tumor, but could not get it all. Narrow throat opening. The Path on the Biopsy indicated SCC Stage II. …more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: None

Gaby

Gaby
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cholangiocarcinoma

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

P

P
Bio: Hello Everyone. This is P. I am 25 years old and a year ago on Aug 2011 I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a primary bone cancer which was located on my left proximal humerus. On diagnosis, the cancer had metastasized to my lungs with 2 nodules on both sides. I’ve had multiple Chemotherapy treatments with multiple drugs and a…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Shoulder Replacement Right Lung Wedge Resection
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Doxorubicin Cisplation Methotrexate Ifosfomide Etoposide

Tim

Tim
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular non-hodgkins lymphoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: went through R-chop every three weeks for six month9-29-09to 02-06-10.Second treatment was rituxan once a week for 4 weeks06-04-11. And now they are talking about bexxar

Andrea

Andrea
Bio: I am a 43 year old married woman with 3 kids and 3 grandkids. I work full time as a surgical tech in labor and delivery at a wonderful hospital. My life has been blessed with great friends, awesome family and fantastic co-workers that have turned into my friends and family. I have been feeling strong and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (poorly differentiated, triple negative)
Cancer Symptoms: Shooting pains in my left breast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bilateral mastectomy November 7, 2011. I chose this route because my sister died from breast cancer and I didn't want to risk having it return to the other breast. I also had an aggressive form of breast cancer. Side effects = more pain and discomfort for longer than I'd like. It interferes with every aspect of…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starting A/C on December 6, 2011. Will have chemo every 2 weeks for 4 months.

Bethany

Bethany
Bio: 29-year-old journalist and teacher. Was busy travelling and exploring the world when I got hit with a cancer diagnosis. Am now in the process of moving back to Australia to continue with six months chemotherapy. My world has been turned upside down literally but I'm remaining positive and strong. Am going to beat this.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, shortness of breath, persistent cough, abdominal pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy, 14/11/11
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP 25/11/11

Travis Williamson

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

Brian

Brian
Bio: I am 51 years old and I have been in the safety business for about 25 years. I currently work with a large Colorado County government in the Risk Management Department as the Safety and Workers Compensation Administrator. I have a wonderful wife and child that are very supportive.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HPV related squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I thought I had a cold and a minor soar throat. Went into my doctor who thought I had tonsillitis and gave me two weeks of antibiotics. I took them and they didn't help. He referred me to an ENT who took one look in my mouth, sat down, and told me it was cancer. He…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery was done December 27th. Removal of right tonsil and neck dissection removed 34 lymph nodes which 3 were were positive. There are some slight issues with my shoulder and arm not having full range of motion but this is being worked out through physical therapy. 7 weeks post surgery and the swallowing is totally back. Had to…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin Erbitux treatments February 13 2012 and finished on May 2nd.

Boogieman

Boogieman
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squalmous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore throat.

Dealing With It Day By Day

Dealing With It Day By Day
Bio: 56 Yo Male Just found out that the Swollen tonsil that would not go away after three rounds of Antibiotics is a Cancer. Previous Doctor attempted a I&D which caused the throat to swell up terribly . That Doctor immediately ordered a CAT scan on my then Very Swollen throat - I'm not swollen now…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: DaVinci Robot Surgery 01/10/2012 - Removed both tonsils, tumor and left lymph nodes in neck . Tumor positive for HPV 16 - Lymph Nodes negative for cancer. Additional Surgery 02/13/2012 - Removal of Lymph Nodes in Right Side of Neck - Negative for Cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27

Wayne

Wayne
Bio: stage IV prostate cancer. Diagnosed 5-07

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

Deb

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

Fightback

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

Rachel

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

Dex

Dex
Bio: Hi-Diagnosed w/Stage IV Colon Cancer, Mets to lungs and possibly liver. Looking for support with anyone with colon cancer. Cat Scan on 1/4/12, next infusion. Receiving Chemo w/hopes of lung tumors shrinking to see "behavior", possible L lung lobetomy, right lung wedge,then address liver. 53 yrs old, live with son-22 yr. old and daughter-20 yr. old! Love them and trying to remain…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Only symptom was some crackling when exhaling when I layed down to sleep.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oxalyplatin, 5FU, Xeloda, Leuvecorin - Started 10/31/11, on 4th infusion 1/4/12

Believeinliving

Believeinliving
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating and unable to eat alot.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery total hysterectomy, appendix removed, and tumor in abdomen removed--June 8,2011, still really tender and sore where incision is, no side effects other than grief.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemo July 7,2011--6 sessions of Taxotere and Carboplatin--first 2 treatments were horrible, nausea,got dehydrated, had to go to hospital for fluids and unable to eat or drink--started losing hair after 2nd treatment--hard to take--got nausea straight but still had metal taste in mouth and unable to drink or eat for about 2 weeks after chemo--couldn't really eat till the…more

Jessica

Jessica
Bio: My name is Jessica,I was diagnosed with stage 4b Hodgkin's Lymphoma right when I turned seventeen years old. I was misdiagnosed for two years, until finally an intern doctor decided to take an xray of my chest and found a large mass surrounding my lungs. That night I was sent to the Arkansas Children's Hospital to recieve treatment immediately.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.

Cbolin69

Cbolin69
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Very Strange Bowl movememts at first, then bloody stools with mucuos, excessive gas and bloating,all this took place in the time span of about 8 months. NEVER HAD ANY KIND OF PAIN, scarry part.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery for me is planned after Chemo and Radiation treatment, as I write this I am starting week 4 of 6 total weeks. Doctor plans to remove tumor and unfortunatley probably my rectum because the tumor is a the very bottom of my rectum. So there will be a stoma in my future.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: None, but for me I am receiving my medicine through a port in my chest, I have a small pump with a bag that they change once a week. my medicine is 5fu. The only side effect that I have is that I am alway hungry, I can not seem to get enough to eat. No nausea or cramping, no…more

Hubbyfightingleukemia

Hubbyfightingleukemia
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Poppy

Poppy
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...

Deb

Deb
Bio: 46 Female; Engaged. Melanoma of Unknown Primary (MUP) STAGE 4 SURVIVOR since my surgery and diagnosis in May 2011. In Nov 2010, a solitary, unknown mass was *incidentally* discovered in my lung , and monitored. A subsequent scan in April 2011 revealed that it had grown from 6mm to 1.1cm, which worried my doctors because I had a smoking history too, thus, the recommendation,…more
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: (MUP) Unknown Primary / Metastatic Malignant Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lung: Right lower lobe removed (Lobectomy).

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.

Jcbunch

Jcbunch
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Base of Tounge primary
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on the left side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radiacal neck dissesection and tonsilectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatoin 1x week for 7 weeks Dates: Aug 2011 through Nove 2011 Side Effects include; Nausea Hair loss from both radiation and chemotherapy Eyesight has deteriorated a little weak

Roger

Roger
Bio: I was born a self-centered bastard. I spent four decades thinking the most important thing in life was me. Cancer killed me, it also gave me a chance to save myself from me.
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Cancer Symptoms: could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lost both hips due to medications
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: too many to remember

Becky6035

Becky6035
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

David

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

Rab0841

Rab0841
Bio: Hello! My name is Lisa and I am 29. I am the daughter of an amazing father and have joined this blog to help me better understand the diagnosis of my fathers squamous cell tonsil cancer. I am doing anything and everything that I can to help him through this. God is great!
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma

Kathryn

Kathryn
Bio: Prior to my diagnosis I was the healthiest person I knew. I'm married, have two grown daughters, and three dogs. I like to travel, (especially to Spain), watch movies, walk with my dogs, and shop for vintage fashions.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Had bowel changes and shortly after blood in the stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Fluorouracil (5-FU) and Mitomycin.

Jacob Spradlin

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

Rashi

Rashi
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: blood in stool.incomplete bowel movements.pain.

Alexandra Fedel

Alexandra Fedel
Bio: Hi, My name is Alexandra. I don't have cancer i am in 10th grade and go to Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton, co. Lately in my Biology class we have been researching Cancer and mutations and i was reading a lot of Blogs and how you guys get threw Cancer. I like reading them and writing about them.

Bonlee

Bonlee
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Nathalie

Nathalie
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Beth

Beth
Bio: I am 40 years old and just found out I have rectal cancer. I am a stay at home mom to 4 beautiful children ages 14, 10,4 and 2 My husband and Have been together since we were 17 years old.My father passed away from luekemia in 2003.And I'm about to kick Cancers Butt.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenacarcanoma
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stools,Mucus, Passing Blood clots,racing heart,feeling dizzy.

Brenda

Brenda
Bio: My name is Brenda, I am 45, married with 4 kids and 2 grandchildren. I was diagnosed pre-menopause with uterine cancer. A complete hysterectomy in 12/2010 and they said they got it all and no further treatment. Seven months later a CT scan showed 3 tumors in my pelvis. I am currently doing chemo, fourth treatment coming up next week.…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy bleeding, non-stop periods
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes

Richard

Richard
Bio: My insurance agent tried to sell me a life insurance policy, I flunked the physical because my PSA was 79. Biopsy showed cancer probability 100% in 10 of 12 cores. Began hormone treatment, and in Dec. began agggressive radition (44 sessions). Finished on 2/14/12. Beginning chemo on 3/1/12 (4 doses over 12-week period). Gleason score was 8, last PSA…more
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxotere, Jevtana

Holsbeke

Holsbeke
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: neuroblastoma

Wedi Nebu

Wedi Nebu
Bio: I am writing this blog for my dad who has survived two cancers till now. He had renal Cancer some time in 2005. The doctors removed his left kidney and has been cured. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Colon cancer and they had to cut the middle portion of the colon and then followed by Chemo (Oxiplatin) for 6…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, Sore Throat and mouth, numbness (possibly from the first Chemotherapy), irritation, hair loss, watery eyes and nose, weight lose etc...

Chris B

Chris B
Bio: I'm a 53 year old husband and father of 2 great sons.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in neck, slight sore throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic tonsil and tumer removal and Neck disection to remove lymph nodes
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 treatments. Cisplatin at first but had terrible digestive side effects so used erbitux for last 2 treatments

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

Faydra

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

Faye

Faye
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: malignant phyllodes tumor

Aaron Bialke

Aaron Bialke
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS)

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

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Calvin's Daughter Button
Bio: In Memory Of My Daddy, Calvin James McWhirter. 11/12/37-5/15/2011 My daddy was very Hardworking Honest, Dependable to all,Trustworthy, and a man of his word. Many would say he could & did do the work of five men. He was a Devoted Husband & was Blessed with a Beautiful Loving Wife, Patricia Cecile McCalllum-McWhirter for almost…more
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma/the rarest kind

Chris And Jenn

Chris And Jenn
Bio: Wife, mother, teacher and coach.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 2012, bi-lateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.

Maureen

Maureen
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: mucinous noncystic carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: abdominal pain when eating solid foods
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple performed immediatly following diagnosis. Weight loss, depression, pain, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting,overall weakness
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness

Lulubelle24

Lulubelle24
Bio: I'm a 54 year old dx with cervical cancer Oct.2010,underwent chemo/radiation,cancer came back Nov.2011.Underwent total hysterectomy with bil.salpingo-oopharectomy Nov.4.Everything went well then started bleeding again, Jan.2012.DX with vaginal cancer.pelvic exenteration was done in Sloan- Kettering Feb.17,2012 and now waiting for first dose of chemo april 26
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: cervical cancer
Cancer Symptoms: heavy vaginal bleedin.cramps

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SYLVIA'S CANCER BLOG
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell Anal carcinoma

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

Melody Mcdaniel

Melody Mcdaniel
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hyst,Colostomy,Stents,Kidney Disease

Brianna317

Brianna317
Bio: I am 27 years old and never thought I would one day say "I have, or might have, cancer." I was recently told I have pre-cancerous cells on my cervix. I have so many questions and can't seems to find answers. Cancer runs in my family on both sides so I know how if feels to be the family member…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: No Symptoms yet. I was told I have Pre-Cancerous Cells on my Cervix. The internet can't give me the answers I need so I am looking for answers where I can.

Brane46

Brane46
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colo-Rectal
Cancer Symptoms: Blood
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colon reection surgery in January, 2002. Lumpectomy for stage 1 breast cancer in 2003. Lung surgeries (2) in 2004.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I really don't recall the chemo drugs I was on but I never lost my hair and never was nauseous. I had little appetite which caused a huge weight loss.

Becky

Becky
Bio: December 2 I was diagnosed with appendecial cancer. Who knew you could get cancer on your appendix and that it would be so stinking insidious. As I recovered from surgery, research was done, an oncologist found, chemo was scheduled. January 7, my father passed away very suddenly, taking away my security blanket. Since then, I have undergone 6…more
Cancer Type: Appendecial Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the appendix
Cancer Symptoms: Over a period of 3 months, my weight began to shift. Everything was moving north instead of south. I chalked it up to aging and odd things the body did. An ultra sound showed a massive tumor on my right ovary (20 cm). During the week it took to see a specialist, it grew to 44 cm. Surgery took place…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/2 - Debulking surgery and original diagnosis - hysterectomy, appendectomy, right hemicolectomy 04/23 - Debulking and HIPEC surgery (removal of spleen, remainder of the omentum, tumors on diapragm and a couple of dozen other tumors that grew from 12/2 to the time of surgery.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Fluorouracil (5-fu), Oxaliplatin, Avastin, leucovorin. 1/15-3/2? Side effects - Extreme fatigue, nausea, cold sensitivity, neuropathy

Bobbyb

Bobbyb
Bio: Addison Bridges is a 3 year old who was diagnosed with a very rare brain tumor when he was only two. He battled this tumor for over a year while living at St Judes Children's Hospital. He endured numerous brain surgeries, spinal taps, radiation, chemo, and many allergic reactions. 13 months later, he was declared cancer free. His…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Germ Cell Tumor

CJ

CJ
Bio: I am a three-time cancer survivor - Triple Negative Breast Cancer in 2007, Tonsil Cancer in 2011, and another new primary on the opposite side to right base of tongue in 2015.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Tonsil Cancer (Squamous cell)
Cancer Symptoms: Ear pain, sore throat not eliminated after a course of antibiotics.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Too many to list
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 doses of Cisplatin.

Heidi

Heidi
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Found a lump in my left breast

Deb

Deb
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: papillary thyroid lymphoma

Dan

Dan
Bio: This started shortly after memorial day weekend with the discovery of a swollen lymph node below my pelvis in the upper part of my leg (aka groin). After a few weeks of waiting for the swelling to go down and it didn't, I started the rollercoaster ride. Testing commenced - needle biopsy, surgery to remove a chunk of node,…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen inguinal lymph node
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOP - 3 sessions. Start Aug 10 2012

Matt

Matt
Bio: Several members of my family have died from various cancers. I was born with a large hairy nevus. Now a very dear friend has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Regina

Regina
Bio: Diagnosed with invasive Ductal carcinoma middle of May, just finished my last chemo and see a surgeon in three weeks.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in right breast
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Very few side effects, a little nauseau and sleeping more than normal, lost my hair

Beachie

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

Brenda

Brenda
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Serous

Lainey

Lainey
Bio: I am a 28 year old primary school teacher who was finally diagnosed with stage 4 large diffuse B cell non Hodgkin lymphoma mediasental mass after a misdiagnoises of lung cancer.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large Diffuse B Cell Non Hodgkin Lymphoma mediastinal mass
Cancer Symptoms: A really bad smokers cough (when I don't smoke), night sweats, tiredness and loss of appetite.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've had a Hickman line, a Port and a Vascath- all done by surgery. I now have a purple pic line that works with ct contrast!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOP - 6 sessions May - October 2011 Metaxtrate - 3 sessions on my brain May - October 2011 R- ICE - 3 sessions Feb 2012 Mini Beam -2 sessions December 2012 and January 2013 R- GDP -3 sessions March - April 2012 Side effects - My hair fell out 100% not one hair left. Completely bald! A feeling of sickness twenty four hours a…more

Bash

Bash
Bio: hello, my name is bash, i am 28 years old man from san diego. the think that brought me to this site is a concern i been have in the past couple days and i know there is a lot people in here with tons of knowledge. so i went to doctor due to headache and neck pain to which…more
Cancer Symptoms: still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not

Bettysfriend

Bettysfriend
Bio: I was referred here by a survivor of colon cancer. I'm currently in need of information for a good friend who is having complications from a double mastectomy.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Bob

Bob
Bio: I was born in May of 1962, have two brothers and two sisters, grew up in Lubbock TX, graduated from the local university there, and moved to San Diego for work. I got married at age 35 to a girl I met at a church group, she was 34, and we had a baby the next year. A…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Low Grade, Diffuse Large B-Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats - I think I had these for many years but never thought anything about them. They progressed to the point where every week I was having at least one or two. Itchiness - One night it was one leg, the next night the other. It only happened once. Sore tailbone - My tailbone got real sore about three…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP, six session, three weeks apart, starting on June 29, 2012 and ending on October 16, 2012. Had some minor nausea on the night of the chemo sessions, but nothing too major. About 80% of hair fell out by the third chemo session.

Sal

Sal
Bio: My Dad is Larry, he has stage 4 with pancreatic cancer. He doesn't have much time left, so we are enjoying every minute, hour and day we have with him. They are doing chemo to hopefully reduce the size of the tumors for pain relief and to extend his life possibly. I have the best Dad! He is 72, a retired…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Initially, back pain in December 2011, test done, Doctor said it was just arthritis. Severe pain started in his side and stomach and he had weight loss 6 weeks before he was diagnosed. Oncologist said that the back pain back in December 2011 was probably when the cancer started.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Inoperable
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st session, September 20th. Once a week for 3 weeks then 1 week off. October 25th, white blood cell count was down for the 1st time, so they skipped chemo for that week. November 1, 2012, white blood cell count back up so they did chemo. December 2012 started 5 FU, Oxaliplatin and Leucovorin every 3 weeks to target the abdominal lining…more

Beverly

Beverly
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pancreatic
Cancer Symptoms: my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did

Bria

Bria
Bio: I am a registered nurse in my 50's and a single parent of four children, three still living at home. I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma on a routine mammogram June 2011. Tumor was small. Surgeon said I'd probably just need radiation but recommended a breast reduction since my breast was too large to erradiate. I was…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: No symptoms, lump was found on routine mammogram
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and bilateral breast reduction 9/22/11. Procedure was done as a day patient and was extremely painful.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AC first 2 months tolerated well. Didn't miss any days at work. Had more problems tolerating taxol. Missed a lot of time at work.

Sherry

Sherry
Bio: I am a 36 year old girl with stage 4 peritoneal cancer. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart of 19 years & we have a beautiful baby girl that just turned 2 on March 25, 2012. I was diagnoses on December 8, 2011 after a year & a half of severe pain and going back &…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Peritoneal Cancer Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Nauseous, severe pain in my liver like someone was stabbing me over & over again. Pain in my shoulder that radiated up through my veins in my neck, like someone was blowing my veins up with air. Pain was so bad it was extremely hard to breath, sleep, sit down or lay down. Very lethargic.

Bonnie

Bonnie
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Port placement October 18th ~thankfully no side effects as of yrt. Egg retrieval completed on November 13th with a total of 34 fertilized eggs :)~ very painful recovery, uncomfortable, daily injections, complete bed rest for 4 days after..
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started ABVD November 20th~ a little nauseous, headaches, and a little tired..

Kristi

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

Joe

Joe
Cancer Type: Mouth Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Glossectomy and Modified Radical Neck Dissection on 30/10/12

Heather

Heather
Bio: I am a one year breast cancer survivor.On March 3rd 2011 I was told I had breast cancer, inductile carcinoma. Here is my story. I had a lumpectomy in my right breast. During which they found out the tumor had spread out of the duct.This changed everything so I then had to have another surgery to take out three lymph nodes,…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 23rd 2011 2nd surgery April 6th 2011 to take out some lymph nodes

Betsy

Betsy
Bio: I am 54 yr old mother of 3 young men. I too thought I was healthy until this. I was being followed by a hematologist oncologist after my primary found me extremely anemic and all my blood counts off. I had a full colonoscopy-upper and lower which was normal one and one-half years prior to my diagnosis.We determined my periods…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: occasional rectal bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: port 5/16/12 lung wedge resection, 10/9/12 8/20/14,cystoscopy, laparotomy, low anterior resection with partial vaginectomy omental flap, loop ileostomy. 12/3/14 Ileostomy reversal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/21/12 first week via port 7/2/12 2nd week via port Every third week 11/26/12 to 3/11/13, 5 hr drip 4/7/15 every 2 weeks
Death Date: August 25
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Kevin

Kevin
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left nephrectomy

Tricia

Tricia
Bio: 48 Year Old Married Mother of 3. Had pain in right humerous in March which I assumed was from over exercizing or muscle pull at the gym. It went away a couple weeks later. Returned in June which inspired an MRI to see what I tore. Discovered a lesion consuming 70% of soft part of my…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Difuse Large B Cell NHL of the bone
Cancer Symptoms: Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bone Aspiration 7/16/12. Double Port insertion 7/30/12. Rod insertion in right humerous after break at tumor 8/6/12.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP began 8/21/12, then 9/14,10/2, 10/23, 11/13, 12/4. vomiting, nausea, taste & smell changes, nueropathy, hair loss, depresssion

Jill

Jill
Bio: Diagnosed with Stage 3A Breast Cancer after finding a small lump visible through clothes...Went in for very first mammogram check two days later, and they sent me to see directly to the "Breast Health Center"...Saw a Breast Health Surgeon who did a core biopsy and ultrsound the same day! Less than 5 days later I got the call that it…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3A Ductile Invasive
Cancer Symptoms: Noticed a small lump visible on chest bone above left breast.Thougt it was just hormones. ?? NO other symptoms.Felt great!! My cancer was not genetic...tested neg for BRCA.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgeon recommended lumpectomy. I sought a few plastic surgery opinions and decided on a double mastectomy due to type of cancer and my age (40). I wanted to be more aggressive with the plan. I did not want to take any chances of spreading...No recon yet. I will need expanders as I was under weight and have very lil tissue…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 26 weeks of chemo. 1X every other week for 8 weeks. Then weekly for 12 weeks. Continued with Herceptin drug Trail for 13 months, 1x every three weeks. Nausea to most foods and smells like coffee or strong perfumes. Wanted hot or cold things to eat....flu like symptoms showed up day 3-5 after chemo. No nuropothy! Did not throw up…more

David

David
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Temporary blindness to left eye
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Craniotomy, removed brain tumor on Spet 17, 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Iressa (gefintib)

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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Kenbfaulk

Kenbfaulk
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Malignant neoplasm of main bronchus
Cancer Symptoms: deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8 total cycles...6 while undergoing radiation (reduced rate) followed by 2 of triple dose after radiation.

Brenda

Brenda
Bio: 5 year Breast Cancer Survivor, recently diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer on August 10, 2012. I've completed 5 rounds of chemo and 25 rounds of radiation. Had endoscopy with ultrasound and dilation, and removal of core of cancerous cells on Monday, Nov. 26th. Awaiting path report but surgeon feels it is probably stage one and can be removed…more
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Inlet Patch Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Endoscopy on November 26th. Nausea from anesthesia. Sore throat from procedure. Sofe diet for 5 days.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin and Taxol for 5 rounds. No side effects at all except tired on day 2 & 3 post treatment day. Tolerate chemo well.

Irma

Irma
Bio: I've learned that cancer is poison. I lost my father, a brother, mum, to cancer. I lost a few other family members too. Now I am fighting cancer and my grandmother just found out she has cancer. I am extremely depressed and angry because no one cares about me. I am being mentally abused by…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Carcinoma of the breast
Cancer Symptoms: pain under my right breast and extremely bad headaches

Hope Abounds

Hope Abounds
Bio: I have seen cancer fight loved ones, I have seen loved ones fight cancer. My mum is the strongest person I know and is victorious over chemo, two surgeries and about to start radiotherapy! God is her strength, her rock, her comfort in this battle with breast cancer and Hope Abounds is all about spreading hope in this distressing world.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Keisha Barger Jones

Keisha Barger Jones
Bio: My son Andrew was diagnosed with High Grade Undifferentiated Sarcoma in the pelvic area at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on July 15, 2010. His last chemo treatment was in August 2011 and Andrew has been NED since his operation October 2010. He was 14 when diagnosed and now Andrew is 17. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/andrewbj
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: High Grade Undifferentiated Sarcoma Pelvic Area
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in pelvic area, left leg turned out, fever, night sweats, high blood pressure(hypertension), and high heart rate (tachycardia). First diagnosed as growing pains, broken pelvis, and then hematoma. Tumor grew tremendously in one weekend.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed the tumor in October 2010. Removed everything they could see or touch. He has been NED ever since.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy lasted from July 2010 - August 2011 His chemotherapy consisted of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, and Etoposide. Some vomiting and lots of nausea.

Lisa

Lisa
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, bloating, itching pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colostomy/biopsy on Oct. 4 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin/5fu on Nov.26 for 5 days, next dose is scheduled for Dec. 24th for 5 days (Merry Christmas to me!)

David

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

Lori

Lori
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Chest pain, back pain, productive cough, night sweats, occasional fevers, fatigue, rash on arm
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dose adjusted R-EPOCH. Six rounds. 21 day cycles. Chemo administered as an inpatient. Started chemo December 19, 2011. Finished April 26, 2012.

Caleb

Caleb
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: grade 2 glioma right frontal lobe
Cancer Symptoms: had a fit
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed 85% from right frontal lobe about 4 weeks ago. 20/11/2012. no pain but a very strange experience. felt very detached from myself for 3weeks and very tired and forgetful. seem to be wearing off but still need lots of sleep!

John

John
Bio: prostate cancer diaignosed in april 2012 -started with hormone shots -refused shots after 2 the side effects were not fun -started radiation treatment in august ending the end of september than two months recovering from treatments -i get a p.s.a. in march hoping my numbers are down!!

Mike

Mike
Bio: My name is Mike, I am a 55 yr old man, married with a son, 2 daughters and six beautiful grandchildren from the ages of 5 thru 18 yrs. of age. I was born in Brooklyn, New York to Latvian immigrant parents, I went to school in brooklyn and served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 103rd…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.

Debbie

Debbie
Bio: I am a 58 year old NHL DLBCL cancer survivor with a nearly perfect husband and two, wonderful grown step-sons. Living with a cancer diagnosis still feels like I am traveling in a foreign country. Not sure of the language or where I am going. Today I am enjoying a complete remission. I thank God everyday…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: An englarged, painless lymph node under my left chin.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 2011 - had the lymph node surgically removed for biopsy. The side effects were minimal and back to normal in a day or two. Bone marrow biopsy - not painful.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP side effects are nausea, fatigue, hair loss, and chronic diarrhea. I lost 15 pounds - no complaints about that! Ativan was very effective in treating the nausea, but made me very sleepy.

Robyn

Robyn
Bio: Diagnosed on January 1 ish after long awaited biopsy and knowing something was terribly wrong for months. Now I'm stuck feel confused trapped and grateful all at once....f....ed. Up. It's been a sad and long 4 months.....13 x 10 cm tumor but already shrinking....yay.. This all started with a small lump on my chest that I ignored, I also chose…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lymphoma large B cell.? Mediastinal
Cancer Symptoms: Couldn't sleep laying down or lift anything without turning red. Swollen and fatigued. No energy. Then found lump on my chest that grew rather fast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None yet, not operable.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: About to go for chemo number 3 on Friday, feb 22... bone pain, anxiousness, depression, numbness, random rashes, hair losss, constipation. RCHOP , nuelasta, etc

Jim

Jim
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.

Billmac

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

Becky

Becky
Bio: My name is Becky. I am former operator for a hospital. For years while I was working, I would complain about my throat aching. I would eventually go to the doctor to get an examine that always was treated with antibiotics. It never helped. Years later, my family doctor recommended me a ear and throat specialist. The specialist came to the…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous-cell carcinoma

Bobbi

Bobbi
Bio: My name is Bobbi, and I am supported by a wonderful man, Dave, and two young sons Damon, 13 and Connor 11. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer on February 12, 2013 following a colposcopy and LEEP procedure. I have the honor to work with friends in a new Real Estate office, Century 21 Twin Realty, and have the full…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colposcopy on Dec 5. Large biopsy of Cervix via LEEP Procedure January 29. Results came back positive for Cancer on February 12, 2013.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks

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

Beth

Beth
Bio: Hello, my Mother and Father are both Cancer survivors and I guess you could say it runs in our family. They are my loves, and I am always searching and seeking information regarding the fight.
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Laryngeal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Hoarse voice for over a year.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total laryngectomy, thyroid removal.

Lisa

Lisa
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squimas cell cancer of the anal canal
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding itching pressure from the anus. Kept thinking it was hemroids. Then a hemroid started to stick out of my ass if I sat on toilet too long. So finally went to colorectal Dr. He did colonoscopy and said it was a polyp and was too big to remove during colonoscopy. He biopsied it and told…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I also had a heart transplant almost 14 years ago. So I already have a compromised immune system already.... I have HPV and had cervical displasia 10 years ago. So I feel somewhat pre disposed to getting this type of cancer....
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo week 1 & 5 of the 6 week treatment. Mytomycin only 60% of normal dose because of high creatinine levels and 5 FU 96 hours All chemo done in patient at hospital for 5 days. Not really nausea...Zofran works wonders, BAD diareaha and painful stomach cramps...Lomotil helped with that, terrible bone pain in my arms sternun…more

Micbo13

Micbo13
Bio: My mom was recently diagnosed with stage IV uterine cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy once every three weeks. I was just looking for any advice on how to handle the situation, what can help her with the chemo reactions (she lost her hair this past week), and any advice from survivors of this (what to expect in…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Terbear

Terbear
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: 6 months of blood in stools, uncomfortable to sit, feeling of still having to go after going.

Richardine

Richardine
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Gabe

Gabe
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer

Ginger

Ginger
Bio: Bleeding for 6 months and I turned my head. 2 rounds of chemo during six weeks of radiation. Treatment completed 12/11, clean scans. Having another scan in 2 weeks.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding for 6 months
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Port unplanted chemo came in a pump that I worn for 2 or 3 days. I had 2 treatments. Lost a little hair on the 1st round. The 2nd round I ended in the hospital for 8 days, just about took me out.

Mark

Mark
Bio: Colon cancer survivor seeking to enlighten, educate & entertain fellow warriors, survivors, and caretakers.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Constipation, bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Anterior resection & ileostomy, 11/04/09; "Takedown" surgery (reconnection), 04/10, slightly decreased bowel control.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU & Oxaliplatin

Darlab

Darlab
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding constantly, pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Weekly chemo for six weeks

Wanda

Wanda
Bio: Nutritionist, wife, mother of 3, cancer survivor
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffused large B cell non Hodgkin's lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump discovered right side of neck, above clavicle bone
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node removed, no real side effects
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started11/15/2012, every 21 days until 03/06/2013. Had neuropathy, vincristine stopped for 2 cycles,better, then resumed 5th cycle. Had some issues with breathing-felt like I had eaten a lot of mints, treatment postponed for a week, got chest x ray, nothing wrong. Was tired with each cycle, but trudged through. Prednisone helped. Lost taste for some foods, but never lost my…more

Fred

Fred
Bio: 56 yr old. married. Self-employed. In recovery phase.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma Stage 4a T1N2bMO
Cancer Symptoms: lump on right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/10/12 Biopsy right neck excision, carcinoma in 3/4 lymph nodes. poorly differentiated cells. ECE + 10/10/12 TORS robotic surgery, right tonsillectomy/limited pharyngectomy/right hemiglossectomy. 11/2/12, selective neck dissection removal of 37 LN, no carcinoma seen. 11/16/12, TORS surgery, right radical tonsillectomy, base of tongue resection and limited pharyngectomy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Cisplatin treatments

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: 55 yr old, Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and nurse.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: enlarged cervical lymph node & "cystic" area in right side of neck, asymmetrical enlarged right tonsil
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/8/13 Laryngoscopy & Tonsil biopsies with possible rt. tonsillectomy- (frozen section was neg. so tonsil wasn't removed) Bx report showed Positive CD-20 B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. I had some pain. 5/6/13 Right tonsillectomy - I had pain and at times it was difficult. I had no vomiting or bleeding.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st Chemo -Rituxan 6/12/13, CHO 6/13/13 with prednisone daily x 5 days, 6/14/13 Neulasta. Foods tasted sweet and had a slight headache but I did good until 5th day and I decreased my antiemetics and had nausea/vomiting and had to get IV fluids. I had some swelling in feet & hands. I worked several days but on the 7th day…more

Eric

Eric
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: little or none prior to diagnosis
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Invasive. Post op issues : mild incontenence, ED and depression

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

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: neuroendocrine

Bruce

Bruce
Bio: 52 yr old, Recently separated dad with a daughter in college
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil
Cancer Symptoms: Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgical Biopsy 8/15/13, Lung Resection 5/14
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14, CarboTaxol 7/15

Bbbb

Bbbb
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer

Sherry

Sherry
Bio: Diagnosed 2 days after my 39th birthday which also happened to be Thanksgiving day 11-22-2012... Was having neck and facial swelling about a month before diagnosis so I went to dr on 11-21-2012 with complaints of symptoms, dr said it was allergies and to start taking Zyrtec daily. On thanksgiving day I wasn't feeling too well so I spent most…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen face and neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12 rounds of ABVD. Side effects: hair loss, weight gain, nausea and fatigue

Becky

Becky
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell anal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding with bowel movement, 2-4 times a week the last 2 months, narrowing of stool "ribbons"
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colonoscopy 3/13 squamous cell carcinoma in situ, cannot rule out invasive, anascopy and biopsy 7/17/13 UCSF, squamous cell carcinoma invasive stage 1, power port implanted 8/28/13. Previously 2011 had spinal fusion at UCSF for scoliosis.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starts 9/3/13

Malisia

Malisia
Bio: My name is Malisia and I am blogging for my husband, Chris. Chris was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma stage 2-3 June 2013. I firmly believe that we will beat this!
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Astrocytoma
Cancer Symptoms: No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Craniotomy June 7, 2013. Only partial resection and biopsy. Very little of the tumor was able to be removed. The side-effects from the surgery lasted for at least 4 weeks after the surgery. I think maybe even as long as 8 weeks. Lack of balance, sadness, facial tics, headaches, night-sweats, insomnia.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar 160 mg nightly began July 21, and continued during radiation treatments. Chris had to take Zofran with the Temodar, so he didn't get nauseous. He will finish the chemo up the chemo September 2, 2013. He will get 4 weeks off, and begin taking a double dose of the Temodar for the first five days of every month for the…more

Bobbie

Bobbie
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML

Mary

Mary
Bio: My sister received a diagnosis of Adenocarcinoma III B Wet on June 6, 2013. She had a blood clot in her good lung the same day. It was touch and go for a while but things are "looking up". I am looking for websites that are not too commercial to add to my blog site which will…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma III B Wet
Cancer Symptoms: shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas

Becki

Becki
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma

Kathy

Kathy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: skin tags, occasional rectal bleeding, rectal pressure, narrowing stools

Bernadette

Bernadette
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: None

Janet

Janet
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Double mastectomy with node Bx. August 16, 2013. Tissue expanders put in day of surgery

Matt

Matt
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular low grade lymphoma stage 4b in lymph nodes and bone marrow
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituximab cyclophosphamide vincristine Prednisolene every 3 weeks started 7th August 2012 x8 sessions then 2 years Rituximab control. So far, the only side affect is fatigue , normally towards the end of the day and the day after chemo. Hair still with me. Making sure I don't get an infection of any kind.

Ben

Ben
Bio: Resident Radiographer and Brain Tumour Sufferer.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Astrocytoma (Right Frontal Lobe)
Cancer Symptoms: Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 30/01/2014 iMRI @ queens square London

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

Heather

Heather
Bio: Im only 22, Im in college for psychology . I recently moved to the eastern shore with my boyfriend of 4 years. This is my 2nd relapse, so a total o three times dealing with this crap.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pre b cell ALL
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Planning on stem cell transplant
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies

Lisa

Lisa
Bio: Diagnosed at 26 with Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer on April 28, 2010 with no prior illnesses or family history. 3 different chemo regimens, 28 pelvic radiation hits, 2 major surgeries(*August 19, 2010 - tumor resection, complete rectal resection, lymph node removal, permanent colostomy,*September 22, 2011 - tumor resection, coccyx removal, complete hysterectomy (uterus & ovaries), complete vaginectomy, external pelvic reconstruction)…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating Moderately Differentiated Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Constipation, stomach blotting, bloody stool, tailbone pain, buttock pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: August 19, 2010 - tumor resection, complete rectal resection, lymph node removal, permanent colostomy. September 22, 2011 - tumor resection, coccyx removal, complete hysterectomy (uterus & ovaries), complete vaginectomy, external pelvic reconstruction.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2010-July 2010: 24 hour, continuous 5FU infusion, Mondays-Fridays November 2010-January 2011 :Folfox December 2011-April 2012

Becky

Becky
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, nausea, bloating, fatigue. I was told 5 yrs ago that I had an ulcerated internal hemorrhoid.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I will begin receiving 5-FU continuous infusion Mon.-Fri. for 6wks with Mitomycin added days 1&29.

Billy

Billy
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Billie

Billie
Bio: Recently diagnosed pancreatic cancer. Need advice best place to receive treatment.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Death Date: June 11, 2015
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Katie

Katie
Bio: I'm 21 years old and I lost my Daddy September 19, 2013 and that night forever changed my life.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioblastoma Multiforme

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

Angela

Angela
Bio: I am a 42 year old mother of 6. I am a HS science and Home Ec. teacher. I was diagnosed in Dec. of 2013, took treatments Jan.-Mar., 2014, and then found out my cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in July 2014. Getting ready to begin more chemo in Sept 2014. Began blogging here so…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: smit sleeve for brachytherapy (internal radiation); Port placement (power port); lymph node removal for biopsy in Aug 2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin: Took 2 treatments, 1 week apart. Tolerated well. No nausea, though stomach very "acidy" feeling. Eating bland foods often throughout the day helped. Did have some tiredness. No loss of hair. Had to stop Cisplatin for a while due to frequent ringing in ears. Cisplatin can lead to permanent hearing loss. Was…more
Death Date: January 6, 2015
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Wendy

Wendy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: idc dcis
Cancer Symptoms: Puckering of the breast
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy, sentinel node biopsy 10th jan 2014. Axillary clearance removal of 10 lymph nodes 29th Jan 2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st cycle 5th March 2014.

Debbie

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

Barry

Barry
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Marginal Zone Nodal Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen Nodes and itchy bumps

Sherbear510

Sherbear510
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A

Marilynb

Marilynb
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme Fatigue

Debbie

Debbie
Bio: Married 21+ years to love of my life (and the best nurse ever); had opportunity to open a school (as a model), be a district school superintendent, HS Principal, Assistant Principal and teacher HS special education. Now working to give back as well as manage commercial real estate we own, etc. Travel as much as possible; life is…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: enlarged tonsil

Brenda

Brenda
Bio: First and mostly, I am so glad I stumbled on this site. I was thinking I may need to find a support group at one point but have never done anything like that before so I am happy to read other inspirational stories from you all and plan to use everyone here as my groupies. : )…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue for several months. Occasional blood in stools. Bloating
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: First surgery was 1/6/14 to remove large mass and create an ileostomy. Surgery went great(Robotic--6 hours) but my body didn't want to be as positive about everything. Lost all appetite for several days and then began vomiting if I drank any fluids. After doing a Small Bowel xray, found a small narrowing near the site of the…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Began with Xeloda in pill form that was simultaneous with my Radiation. 6 weeks Mon-Fri. Didn't have any problems with this drug whatsoever. March 2014 began Oxaliplatin and 5FU for the next 6 months. I where a pump for 48 hours of continuous infusion every other week. I was told to be cautious of cold…more

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

Kim

Kim
Bio: 48 yr old female, mother of 1 grandmother of 3. IT trade/unemployed for 15 months.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pending 4/7/2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/23/13-02/03/14- fatigue

Terri

Terri
Bio: http://terricoxbaker.blogspot.com/
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Snowzebra

Snowzebra
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pancreatic cancer

Rene

Rene
Bio: I am married and have 3 children, ages 19, 22, and 25. I teach 7th grade computer keyboarding.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: A pain in the ass!!!!!!
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I originally had a colon excision with 18" inches of my colon removed. I had a colostomy to allow my colon to heal. I was able to have my colostomy reversed 6-months later!!!! Yippee!!! I credit a lot of my survival to having a wonderful colorectal surgeon, Dr. Lee Raley!!! I am sure there…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had 2 chemotherapy drugs. Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) which was given through my port at my Oncologist's office. I also took Xeloda which is a chemotherapy drug (pills) taken at home. I also had a wonderful Oncologist who worked well with my surgeon.

Lori

Lori
Bio: I was diagnosed with 3b ovarian cancer and 1b uterine cancer in Jan 2004 at age 32. After almost a year of pain and a very heavy period for long extended lengths, I found out what was wrong. I had been trying to get my gyn to listen and was put on birth control pills several times and told it…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Severe pain in abdomen, heavy menstrual, nausea
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have had chemo in 2004, 2009, and 2012. each chemo has been different than the one before. With my most recent round I was very nauseous and sick. Lost my hair with all of them and had muscle and bone pain. I also developed an orbital pseudotumer as a reaction to the carboplatin and had to be put on…more

Lenore

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

Lois

Lois
Bio: I am 52 now! this cancer thing was new for me... I am a hairdresser, wife , mother of an adult son, grandmother...
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasive ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had 2 lumpectomy 2 weeks apart got the all clear! My breast looks normal after only 3 months of healing! The nerve pain is like hot daggers from healing that sucks.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: A/c( I am not good with names and the one would not uncheck above) started 4/10/2014 I lost my hair the day of the second treatment. Felt pretty bad but was able to work. Got pulmonary embolisms in June (I hope to find out soon that they are gone) by my 3rd A/c the lump was no longer able to…more

Mary Beth

Mary Beth
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cancer of unknow primary, metastatic bone breast cancer

Michrob

Michrob
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer

Brian Patrick

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

Robyn

Robyn
Bio: During my cancer battle, I was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and Mitral Valve Prolapse.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Albie

Albie
Bio: I am a 52 year old female diagnosed with PC stage 4 in December 2013. I had a lesion in my liver and they did a chemo emobilization in February which targeted the liver tumor directly. I had a CT scan today and am so nervous about the results. I want to fight this with all my being…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
Death Date: August 9, 2015
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Paula

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

Sara
Bio: Diagnosed Mid-gut carcinoid with liver Metastasis (unresectable) Sept 2013 . Currently on Sandostatin LAR once per month
Cancer Type: Small Intestine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Carcinoid
Cancer Symptoms: Occasional diarrhea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removal of primary mid-gut with appendix removal and loss of ileocecal valve. 10/24/13. Recovered

Wendybook

Wendybook
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma HPV
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen left tonsil for 2 months. Only mild occasional mild sore throat. Biopsy April 23, 2014. Diagnosed April 25, 2014. Scans scheduled next week

Barb

Barb
Bio: Wife, Mom of 4 fur babies, self employed
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, slight weight gain, anxiety
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thyroidectomy, May 21, 2014

Diana

Diana
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ALL

Sue

Sue
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Bellagirl

Bellagirl
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: whipple 4/27/2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness

Brian

Brian
Bio: Esophageal cancer survivor... Now 16 months cancer free.
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Esophageal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Problems swallowing, weight loss, lethargy, hearburn, burping
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cancer was at the esophageal-gastric junction and brought on by Barrett's Esophagus. Had 2/3 to 3/4 of the esophagus removed as well as the upper portion of the stomach, then had the remainder of the stomach pulled up into the chest and reattached to the remaining portion of the esophagus.

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

Maridel

Maridel
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First chemo started same day as radiation on 3-17-14 with a single dose of mitomycin and an infusion pump of 5-FU for 4 days. Beginning of the 5th week we repeated this process with 20% less mitomycin due to the low blood count. The first round I had few if any side effects. Felt tired and slow but when I…more

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: Wife and mother to 3 kids (13,10,9)
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: Constipation, bloating, blood on stool
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor & lymph node removal 2/13/13 temporary ileostomy; 9/18/13 ostomy reversal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5-fu orally before surgery 11/12 - 12/12. The oral chemo did a number on my stomach lining. After surgery did 8 FOLFOX treatments 3/13 - 7/13, side effects were sensitivity to cold, some nausea but not bad, and tired.

Bill

Bill
Bio: Now 55, retired, teacher and teacher educator for 32 years. Been chasing 'lumps' since I was about 16 years old. Surgery at 19, 24, 27, full blown lymphoma invasion at 31 involving both kidneys, liver, bowel and spleen as the major sites. Midline laparotomy terminated due to full renal failure, chemo started 12 hours later, wife told 24 hours would…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large single cell
Cancer Symptoms: 'Lumps', night sweats, weight loss, flu like symptoms, abdominal swelling,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Midline laparotomy, axilar lumpectomy, splenectomy, lumpectomy right neck, ingroinal lumpectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1991 April to June MAKOP B, 12 months treatment plan administered weekly over 12 weeks, ulcers, nausea, tiredness, loss of nerve sensations in extremities, severe constipation, hair loss (lol)

Irma

Irma
Bio: Husband as stage for non small cell lung cancer ALK positive Xalkori resistant
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer

Lori

Lori
Bio: I am a now 50 year old divorced mother of 4 amazing adult children.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Thought it was hemorrhoids. Then bleeding. Anal fissure. Anal skin tag.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2- 5 day rounds of Mitomycin infusion followed by Flouracil pump- Severe mouth sores & tongue swelling 1st round. Had Neupogen shots x4. NeulAsta shot after 2nd round - no sores.

Georgia

Georgia
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Jeff

Jeff
Bio: Retired Navy guy, Dad to two daughters! Originally from Rhode Island.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IIIB Colon Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Had none!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/8/14 - Colon resection performed to remove the cancerous mass. 63cm of colon and 30 lymph nodes removed. Only 1 node had signs of cancer.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: FOLFOX every two weeks for 12 treatments total through a port installed in my chest. Started 3/17/14. Main side effects are fatigue and bouts of nausea. Catheter from my port ruptured 2 months into treatment. Port replaced 7/3/14.

Kristin

Kristin
Bio: 46 year old married mother of 2 daughters. I'm a photographer that lives in West Texas.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 2013 - December 2013

Cheryl

Cheryl
Bio: My name is Cheryl and my sister Maria, I call her Mia, was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. I am 57 years old and she is 60. I rarely have gone a day without speaking to my sister several times. We lost our brothers to heart disease over the past few years. I am a wife,…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma Pancreas (Tail)
Cancer Symptoms: Pulmonary Embolism
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) My sister gets chemo every other week. Her main side effect is diarrhea. She has had 3 chemo fusions so far. She has diabetes and the chemo she receives has glucose in it so when she receives the chemo her blood sugar level goes sky high and she gets severe headaches. She then takes…more

Beverly

Beverly
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: rectal bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: polyp removed during routine colonoscopy - pathology diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma

Esteban

Esteban
Bio: Jesus love you all,Im here if anyone need a friend
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 4

Bryan

Bryan
Bio: Thought the lump in my right testicle was just a cyst, as 4 years prior I'd had a cyst removed... Waited 6 months before seeing my urologist and on July 19, 2014 was informed that the enlarged testicle was in fact "testicular cancer." I experienced no pain or changes in my health at all during this period... I'm 54, black…more
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non-seminomatous Mixed germ cell tumor
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: July 23, 2014, right radical orchiectomy : pain & soreness

Heather

Heather
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: High grade adeno carcinoma with serrous features
Cancer Symptoms: Spotting after menopause

Susan

Susan
Bio: My name is Susan I haven't been diagnosed. I haven't been feeling well and feel my Dr. Isnt taking me serious. I 'm trying to find out more information about the warning signs of ovarian cancer

Eduardo

Eduardo
Bio: 38 years old, married to beautiful wife, and one daughter 21 months old. Active love all sports and participate. Found lump underarm pit and that's when cancer journey began.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large b cell
Cancer Symptoms: Lump underarm pit and chest swelling.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Currently on third round of six rchop treatments. Fatigue and constipation.

Vivian

Vivian
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Intermediate Diffuse Large Large
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node below jaw bone, front of ear, right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bard* PowerPort* Implant
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 rounds of chemotherapy "R-CHOP", every 3 weeks for 12 weeks. 1 round of radiation therapy. Nauseated, feeling like am in a fog. I chew on ice chips prior to and during the administer of Adriamycin (red devil) to prevent mouth sores. So far it works!!!

Paula

Paula
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: coughing

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)

Jb

Jb
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamish cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Loss of taste, sore burning throat, mouth sores, loss of appitite

Temy

Temy
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Burning, blood in stool.

Mike

Mike
Cancer Type: Mouth Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma

Rebecca

Rebecca
Bio: I'm Rebecca. I'm 35. On my 35th birthday, January 21, 2014, I was rolled into sacred heart hospitals surgery center to have a radical hysterectomy for treatment of my cervical cancer. Cervical cancer which I had found out about on December 21, 2013, exactly one month prior. I have 4 boys 17 Caleb 16 gage 13 Isaiah 12 jasper They are the reason I…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: None at first, just went in for yearly pap, then bleeding during sex, then bleeding even without sex, went back to dr, another pap, positive for cancerous cells
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 2014- surgery unsuccessful. Rumored had spread out of vagina. Per dr best way to treat now is with chemo and radiation.

Robert

Robert
Bio: 14 years with cancer trying to survive
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: bones and mets

Lovesblacklabs

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

Jeremy

Jeremy
Bio: I grew up in northern Cali surfing and developed a very bad skin cancer squamous and melanoma. After four MOHs in one day the removed it. I can't afford my bills so what ever. I play music and I hope to make it someday.
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: D

Elaine

Elaine
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue

Peter

Peter
Bio: Harvard EdM
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Typical

Christina

Christina
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage4
Cancer Symptoms: Nausea, loss of appetite, loss of energy, depression

Lori

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

Maureenb

Maureenb
Bio: lung cancer - lower left lung lobectomy
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: none
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lower left lung lobe removed, 9/12/14, still in lots of pain 3 1/2 months later

Bonnie

Bonnie
Bio: I had run a 1/2 marathon 3/2014 and had gotten a really bad cough. I thought I had coughed myself some pretty sizable hemorroids I went to the doctor for a well checkup and told her about the pressure and pain I was feeling and she told me to increase fiber intake and try a stool softener. Then…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, bloating, thought they were hemorrhoids and treated for hemorrhoids for about 5 months
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st round week 1 December 15, 2014 nausea throughout, some hair thinning 2nd round week 5 January 12, 2015 nausea, terrible pelvic burns, hard time walking, raw, stinging while urinating and given phenazopyridine which seemed to help a bit and had to stop radiation for a week. Started back with 7 more treatments. Now 4 left to go.....

Bob

Bob
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Advance
Cancer Symptoms: Urinary difficulty

Monte

Monte
Bio: http://www.gofundme.com/kpsugs
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Chest pains big lymph nodes cause energy loss chemo radiation test study drugs
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I am doing a test drug in the process of right now with a combination of ice I am the fourth person in the world to do it so far two out of the three people have been successful if me and the other two people left our successful this will open up a whole new world of hope for…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had chemotherapy for the first part of 2014 and now I am back on ice and chemotherapy with a test drug for 2015

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.

Isabella

Isabella
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Deanna

Deanna
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on neck

Khevin

Khevin
Bio: Breast Cancer Speaker, Survivor, Activist
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage one, Grade three, Invasive Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Standard

Boaz

Boaz
Bio: Helped dad cope with cancer for eight years. He was President of the Israel Cancer Association
Cancer Type: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dave

Dave
Bio: 50 year old married father of two children. Went to primary physician Z-pack and cough suppressant. Then ENT who contacted oncology docters. Had chest x-ray, CT scan, and biopsy that day and next day 8am at oncologist was told diagnosis of cancer. And treatment began. A couple of hospital stays, weekend home treatment and all the…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore Throat, Ear pain, swollen throat left side
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Chemo treatments 2 weeks apart

EL.

EL.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Lump above my collar bone in November. Ignored it till I could see it in the mirror while brushing my teeth. Felt like I was being a hypochondriac going to the doctor only to find out it was Stage 2 Hodgkin's!

Rob

Rob
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Not many, itching and a small amount of bleeding.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Overall unwell feeling. I had chest tightness and pain, might have been from anxiety. I was lucky with minimal hair loss and had only light nausea. I took my nausea and pain medication as prescribed, not when I needed it. Once nausea sets in, it's very hard to get rid of it. While I did…more

Melissa

Melissa
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Ward

Ward
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T-cell
Cancer Symptoms: Mass in chest

Stacey

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

Brooke

Brooke
Bio: I don't know I wasnt too special before I got diagnosed. I was just like.... Average? Lazy sort of food obsessed fangirl thing that watches game of thrones....
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ALL Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, vommiting, sick, flu like symptoms, ear ache, my dog started acting really weird too. Increased heart rate, pale, dizzy, lazy, moody (idk) I actually don't know why I put up with it at all what the hell...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Got the port thing in and my arm stiffened up ALOT back stiffened up ALOT night sweats nightmares sadness. Also LP's which are hard because I got a shit back.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I'm getting three chemo a dont know what they're called but they all make me feel like crap. But whatever makes me better I guess. Fatigue, sick, swollen ankles, sensitive skin, pins and needles in finger tips. Bowel movements slow down. But speed up after a while

Katey

Katey
Bio: I am a happily married mother of two. I am a speech-language pathologist and own a small private practice.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary thyroid cancer with follicular variant
Cancer Symptoms: I had a strange pain in my throat last June. By January I had a hypersensitive gag reflex with palpable nodules in my throat.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thyroidectomy with neck dissection also had a tonsillectomy! Do NOT get a tonsillectomy with your thyroidectomy if you can avoid it!

Charly

Charly
Bio: I have been fighting Hodgkin's since 2010. I was living abroad (Abu Dhabi-UAE) when I started experiencing terrible bone pain that didn't stop till I felt numb. I thought it was a problem in my bones, so I consulted an orthopedist back home; this man immediately warned me of my other symptoms and he clearly pointed out to me that…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: night sweats, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, unstable blood count, pale face
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting

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

Brittany

Brittany
Bio: After years of struggling with endometriosis and infertility my husband I decided enough was enough and elected to have a hysterectomy at the ripe old age of 36. That decision may have saved my life. During what was scheduled as a routine procedure, "abnormal cells" which would later be identified as cancer cells were found in my left ovary. Endometriod…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometriod Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal Bloating Back Pain Extreme Fatigue Feeling of fullness, unable to eat

Bonnie

Bonnie
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer

Richard

Richard
Bio: I'm a 68 year old retiree, with a passion for the outdoors. Large Diffuse B-Cell Lymphoma being the most common form of blood cancers. It was found in the rarest of places, my rectum as a result of a regular scheduled colonoscopy. Looked like a pimple until the biopsy. Absolutely no symptoms. Follow-up at Dana…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP Four cycles, three weeks apart. March 26 thru July 7 2015. Minimal thru first stage thus far.

Michele

Michele
Bio: Im writing about my 29 yr old Daughter that has stage 4b cervical Cancer. Im looking for some real facts- the good the bad the ugly etc, to know how to help her.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy bleeding, Kidney pain

Angela

Angela
Bio: 31, married to an amazing man, mother of 2 beautiful kids.. Fighting the good fight, always looking for those silver linings, enjoying the life lessons cancer is teaching me, not enjoying the treatment but grateful for a positive prognosis bc of these treatments...hoping this cancer has a purpose in my life, allowing me to use it in the future to…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell... Bulky Mediastinal and Hilar mass (neck and chest)
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged Lymph Node above collarbone (began to feel pressure on trachea 2 days before removal), a lingering cough, night sweats, goosebump like rash on arms, chest and abdomen that became itchy over time, severe leg itching at night without rash on legs ... Pleurisy developed twice within 10 months prior to diagnosis (tumor in chest that caused a small chamber…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph Node Removal for biopsy 1-16-15; port placed 1-22-15; Bone Marrow Biopsy 1-23-15
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOP chemo Feb 2015-May 2015 (6 rounds).. Plus Neulasta shot the next day each time...Side effects are different for everyone.. Although they all suck, I found this treatment to be bearable with all the drugs they give for side effects...

DeAnna

DeAnna
Bio: Dx 3/5/15 Stage 3
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: anal bleeding, pain, hemmerrhoid type tumor.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 FU and Mitimycin == two rounds each. nausea, diarrhea, pain. Was in hospital for a week for low blood counts. Either blood or platelets (or both) given every day in hospital.

Leslie

Leslie
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: night sweats, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, muscle weakness
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15

Steve

Steve
Bio: Newly diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma from biopsy and CT scan. Awaiting a bone marrow biopsy and PET scan for staging. Pulmonary testing coming up and had a MUGA test. Port is being installed next week. Things are moving fast.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, fever, drenching night sweats, shortness of breath and chronic cough
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD

Diane

Diane
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma with portal , splenic and smv occlusion
Cancer Symptoms: stomach pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mar 4 _ Sept 15 2015(Folfirinox)Nausea, weakness, vomiting, low potassium, low platelets (despair)

Bakmmo

Bakmmo
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer

Brandon

Brandon
Bio: I'm a 37 year old father of a three year old girl.
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Melanoma with unknown primary
Cancer Symptoms: Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth. 4cm tumor under jaw and 4cm in left frontal lobe.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 06/26/2015 19 lymph nodes from left, 27 lymph nodes from right. Only one lymph node positive for melanoma. 09/26/2016 craniotomy to remove 4cm tumor from left frontal lobe.

Carly

Carly
Bio: Diagnosed 5/7/2015
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Chronic Back Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Painful Intercourse

Cbad

Cbad
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Headaches, sinus infections, swollen neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumors discovered during sinus surgery on 8/30/13 - doctor removed what she could but left a large tumor. Biopsy confirmed cancer ~9/10/13
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Protocol #1: First of 3-21 day cycles of 5-FU, Cisplatin and Docetaxel started 10/7/13 - around the 2 or 3 week started losing hair and experiencing nausea, fatigue, weight loss, etc; Protocol #2: Eribtux and concurrent radiation for 6 weeks started ~12/10/13 - neuropathy in feetbegan a few months after treatment stopped and is still ongoing.

Jeanetteb

Jeanetteb
Bio: I'm a 36 yr old mother of 2. Just diagnosed with Endometrial Adenocarcinoma after having unusual bleeding and abdominal pain. So..the fight is on!

Laren

Laren
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Bill

Bill
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)

Ginny

Ginny
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: i had 6 months of cemo, I did good I was determined to not let it get me down. I worked full time and went to the gym three days a week,

Beatrice

Beatrice
Bio: I'm 60 years of aged married with grown up kids. I live in a beautiful place in the Blue Mountains surrounded by wild life and nature.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Lump protruding from anus
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 days 96 hours

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: NED on 3/21 by sigmoidoscopy!
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage 1 T1 N0 M0
Cancer Symptoms: Occasional bleeding, small lump-like most everyone else-thought it was a hemorrhoid or benign polyp.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin on Day 1 and Day 29 5-FU Days 1-4 and 29-32 Dry mouth, constipation, thinning hair at week 4. <<<<<

Michele

Michele
Bio: I'm a 48 yr old mother of 3 grown boys. I'm in the military and was diagnosed with cancer 2 weeks prior to transferring from Arizona to North Carolina. I was experiencing pain while walking, bending over, kneeling, and squatting which made it difficult for me while preparing to move.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffused Big B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Drenching sweats, fever, pain, cough, shortness of breath
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 29 Jul 15, 19 Aug 15. Tumor Lysis Syndrome, hair loss

Haby

Haby
Bio: Social Science oriented
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ca of pacreas
Cancer Symptoms: jaundice and weight loss

Summer

Summer
Bio: I found out I had colon cancer in the ED when being admitted for a small bowel obstruction. Had right hemicolectomy and found stage IIIc adenocarcinoma. My tumor has KRAS mutation. I will start chemo soon. Planning on a cure!
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

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.

Bill

Bill
Bio: Married for 25 years to my biggest supporter and my guardian angel. My wife is my voice of reason. Without her I would never stop banging into walls.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffused Large B Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node, right side of neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R CHOP

Deb

Deb
Bio: 58-year-old adult ed program director, married, two grown sons, one 2-year-old granddaughter, two furry canine kids; lover of animals and nature; amateur photographer
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Anal
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding from rectum while running.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st round 9/28/15: Mitomycin infusion; 5FU drip for 4 days. Stupidly stopped taking anti-nausea med Zofran for a day because it was making me constipated and proceeded to get sick throughout the night. Started taking Compazine instead. Developed thrush/mouth sores once finished with chemo - they lasted a week. Next round of chemo coming up 10/19/15.

Becky

Becky
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer

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

ANTONIO

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

Milad

Milad
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Back aches, fever spikes, rapid weight loss, night sweats
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP BEGINNING ON 12.21.2015

Rebecca

Rebecca
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sarnovial

Debi

Debi
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non small cell
Cancer Symptoms: pneumonia

Debbie

Debbie
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: tonsil enlarged and lymph nodes in neck enlarged
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: left tonsil and part of mass removed on December 4, 2015
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1 chemo treatment so far have to have 7

Bradley

Bradley
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Mick

Mick
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC
Cancer Symptoms: Small marble sized lump on right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy and modified radical neck dissection

Brenda

Brenda
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Biphasic synovial sarcoma

Rebecca

Rebecca
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: Pain the side, sore to even touch, weight loss

Global

Global
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: elevated psa

Lauren

Lauren
Bio: Follower of Christ. Cancer researcher. Cancer survivor. Soon to be marathoner. Supporter of all things exercise & healthy living. Currently residing in Washington, DC (Georgetown Grad--go Hoyas!); soon to move home to Central PA.
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: spindle cell sarcoma

Jewellyn

Jewellyn
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

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

Michael

Michael
Bio: born in nyc currently lives in Eugene or ....making a living as an artist ....
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: lose of weight , spitting of phlem ,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: have not had it yet.... stomach reduction, removal of my esophagus , don't know if this is what I want.

Ginny

Ginny
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Full hysterectomy

Cindi

Cindi
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcenoma
Cancer Symptoms: pain in stomach and extreme fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin and Taxol started June 10, 2016 December 2015-April 2016 Cisplatin and Gemzar we only switched because he had 6 rounds of this. It did keep the cancer from growing.

Ma-Jubby's

Ma-Jubby's
Bio: Need help coping
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Geoff

Geoff
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: PDAC
Cancer Symptoms: Some discomfort in abdomin

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Brenda

Brenda
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Barbara

Barbara
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in hip and shoulder

Jean

Jean
Bio: I'm my mid 40's. I'm a wife, mom of 2 (10 and 12) and until the diagnosis became too much I worked full time. I was diagnosed in June 2015 with stage 4 cervical cancer. I have surrounded myself with positive energy and positive people. Some days are rough, but I'm trying to take it one day…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Unfortunately I ignored the symptoms for some time. I was experiencing lower back pain that became severe over time. I had irregular bleeding - thought I was pre-menopausal.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I started Chemo in July. I went in with a positive attitude. My sister and I had done a lot of research about things to do to minimize side effects. I cannot stress the importance of drinking a lot of water (and I mean a lot!) before during and after the chemo. Rinse your mouth with…more

Sabita

Sabita
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Star

Star
Bio: I am 57 years old, in pretty good health, just finished my doctoral degree in 2014. I went through menopause at age 50. Had a heavy flow and irregular periods for a few years prior but my gyn said it was due to fibroids. Had some blood in the toilet after urinating in November 2015. Thought it might be due…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Intermittent spotting seven years after menopause.

Debbie

Debbie
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: vaginal bleeding--lots of it
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 13, 2016

Jennifer

Jennifer
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: IP Therapy as well as Systemic Chemotherapy

Bluemoon

Bluemoon
Cancer Type: Bile Duct Cancer

Delicatebunny

Delicatebunny
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML :flt3 gene mutation
Cancer Symptoms: Sore throat, vision impairment, fatigue, petechiae dots on legs (and a bit on my face), a lot of bruises (really hard to touch), a lot of clots during period
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1 cycle of 7+3 regimen of Cytarabine, Idarubicin, but still had more than 10% of blasts in system. Went on to have 10 intermediate doses of cytarabine, and was in remission. Doctor had me on low dose decitabine and sorafenib (but I did not continue with sorafenib due to strong side effects of face bloating/swelling and rashes)

Libbyc

Libbyc
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Nyokabi

Nyokabi
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oropharyngeal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling on the neck

Mary Jane

Mary Jane
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Pain

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: I have always been a very healthy active person, swimming across the lake at our home, cross country skiing, kayaking, gardening and hiking. In late Nov. I started tiring easily and just put it to some travelling and visiting we were doing, my back ached ( put that to sleeping in different beds), then when we got home my abdomen…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 14 2016,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Fatigue, neuropathy, loss of hair,

Debbie

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

Mariab

Mariab
Bio: I am a 58 year old Mother of 2, Grandmother of 4. I don't even know what to say. I am so devistated and am having such a hard time as this is so hard to accept. I am just going to start and have a PET scan scheduled for 6/2. I am so scared that…more
Cancer Type: Ureter Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Did not really have any.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery scheduled for 6/8/2016.

PATRICK

PATRICK
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Erin

Erin
Bio: This is my third time fighting. I was first diagnosed when I was 16 with stage 1A. I was in remission until age 21 where at a routine check, the tumor had returned and was diagnosed with stage 2B. Now, at 25 I am fighting again with stage 3B2.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3B2 Germ Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in my lower back, severe nausea, fever that would come and go, pain in my lower right abdominal region.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had my right ovary extracted at age 21, but this time, there was a tumor growing in its place. Surgery took place April 20.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have a three prong chemo, which takes place every three weeks. I suffer from extreme nausea, vomiting, fatigue, hair loss, chemo acne and pain at the IV site.

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: Hi, I am a breast cancer and melanoma survivor. I wrote a book called "Cancer Survivorship Coping Tools--We'll get you through this." It was the book I wish someone could have handed me when I was first diagnosed to help cope with the emotional and mental aspects of this diagnosis. I write and speak about cancer survivorship. In a former…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IDC breast cancer, melanoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lumpectomy, oophorectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 rounds of CT

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

Anna

Anna
Bio: I live on the Morington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. I am 49 years old and was diagnosed with Anal Cancer June 2016. I Live with my husband and have two adult children, that are my life. this is my journey ,to KICK ASS.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anorectal adenosquamous carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding. Bloating. Sitting was painful. hemorrhoids painful. Back pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Numerous colonscopies.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 weeks started 21 July 2016- 25 July 2016

Laura

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

Brenda

Brenda
Bio: We owned our own business and recently sold it to our son. I still work for him and love my job. We have 1 daughter and 1 son and 5 grandchildren. My husband is retired and had a stroke 3 years ago. Thankfully he has had a complete recovery. I am 57 years old. I am still waiting for my…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma FIGO grade 2
Cancer Symptoms: Sudden bleeding.

Joy

Joy
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Tired, shortness of breath, lumps and infections, loss of appetite
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: She does her 2nd round tomorrow. Although they called today and said its more aggresive than they thought. So we are now going to a new hospital in a different state.

Lee Ann

Lee Ann
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

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.

Kim

Kim
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial adenosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Vaginal bleeding, cervical polyp

Rafael

Rafael
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had prostate removed April 24, 2014. 3 weeks later returned to hospital for emergency surgery due to MRSA virus caught during first surgery. Third surgery July 15, 2016 to check a possible tumor in my bladder.

Kabocha

Kabocha
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Bob

Bob
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Harsh Bowel Movements, weight loss, poor appetite, blood in stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started July 18th to continue until August 29th, 2016

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors
Cancer Symptoms: Pain under breast, lack of energy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/6/16 Orthoscopic Resection Surgery removing GIST and part of stomach
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gleevec 400 mg. daily, nausea, taking anti nausea medication

Shannon

Shannon
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Small Cell (metastatic poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma)
Cancer Symptoms: vaginal bleeding

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

Sherri

Sherri
Bio: Just Turned 50. I work as Respiratory Therapist in Critical Care. Have been in peri menopause and was on a hormone treatment for hot flashes.
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Type ll endometrial Cancer, clear cell
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hysterectomy went great, pain managed with a morphine pump. Overnight stay. 3 week recovery. Cancer discovered post TAH. 5 weeks post TAH had 12 Lymph nodes removed and Omentum removed. That surgery was a nightmare for me. GYN ONC did robotic surgery, I had 5 new incisions after just having 3. No pain management post op. I managed better at…more

Jayakar Babu

Jayakar Babu
Bio: I am a government employee.
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ca.stomach
Cancer Symptoms: Not able to eat and bloated stomach
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: She underwent total gastrectomy on 8th August 2016 and she is in ICU now.

Teri

Teri
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: night sweats, rash
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy

Barbara

Barbara
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer

Betsy

Betsy
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

B

B
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)

Deborah

Deborah
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy with10 lymph nodes removed it b July 2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: March until August 2011 before surgery. Hair loss, insomnia

Myboyohaire

Myboyohaire
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Bgh

Bgh
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HCC
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Liver resection April 2016

Michael

Michael
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 metastatic Prostate Cancer

Debi

Debi
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3B aggressive cancer

Koni

Koni
Bio: Worked with Lonnie years ago. Lost track of him but just found this blog and am so thrilled about his recovery. Bless you, Lonnie, for sharing. And...my father has cancer, terminal, but he's doing okay right now. He had 5 years possible 3 years ago. I'd love to talk to Lonnie if possible.
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Multiple Myaloma
Cancer Symptoms: He had too much M protein in his urine. His orthopedist was going to give cortisone shot into hip and he had beginning neuropathy in feet. He was quite pale and his energy was down. He thought it was due to hip replacement. When the chemotherapy was done ( I don't know what kind) he developed an allergic…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: no
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: allergic reaction

Virginia

Virginia
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma

Amsboston2016

Amsboston2016
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Bellagirasole

Bellagirasole
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Bernadette

Bernadette
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B

Eileen

Eileen
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cording

Laurie

Laurie
Bio: I am 48 and have been experiencing lower back pain (I do have herniated discs and annular tears in the back)and lower right abdominal swelling. History of ovarian cysts small fibroid found a year ago in uterus along with 2 small ovarian cysts (1 on ea ovary) I've been experiencing numbness in the back on the right side that…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Small Cell Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer Stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath, fatigue,unable to eat felt full after small meals. Back/hip/leg pain, chronic cough.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: none
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: none

Becky

Becky
Bio: 43 year old mom diagnosed with Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma stage 3. I have had surgery to remove 90 percent of the tumor, and just started radiation and chemo. I get to take my chemo @ home as it is in pill form, at bedtime, which I like better as I don't have to sit @ the infusion center while…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Grade 3, can hardly say it, and sure can't spell it without looking it up!
Cancer Symptoms: Headache for 2 months straight. No other symptoms, so no-one wanted to do any scans to double check anything was in there that shouldn't be, until I went to the right hospital ER.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery on 9/9/16, no side affects except numb and itchy incision site
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!

Miles

Miles
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss abdominal pain nausea loss of appetite night sweats

Brian

Brian
Bio: 46 year old American male. Serial monogamist in an 18 month relationship. Father of two "adult" kids *chuckle* One sister, living locally. Estranged parents. Raised in the Seattle 'burbs, and returned here after service in the US Navy as an Arabic linguist and cryptologist. Tried my hand at everything from locksmithing to mutual funds, and from CPR training…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Poorly-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma.
Cancer Symptoms: Hard mass under right side of jaw. Thought was a badly swollen lymph node, as a result of a possible infection from a broken tooth. Suffered a stroke in my sleep, which prompted me to visit a doctor (first since '93), who sent me to the ER. The cancer was discovered during testing, and -- perhaps fortunately, because of…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical neck bissection to remove 5cm growth, both tonsils, and to biopsy tongue base. 03 October. Took only about 4 hours. Incision from behind right ear down below jawline to Adam's Apple. Resulting numbness in ear and cheek, and difficulty smiling evenly. Difficulty eating, as lower lip tends to get bitten if not manually moved…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Erbitux (Cetuximab) taken, due to success with HPV-16 related cancers. 7 infusion sessions, starting one week before radiation commencement. First session gave me the worst headache of my life, terrible chills, fever, nausea (but only brief vomiting) and profound weakness. Started about 7 hours after treatment. Subsequent sessions have had less impact; primary complaint being weakness…more

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

Christopher

Christopher
Bio: I'm a 46 yrs old gay guy living in Toronto and was diagnosed with Anal Cancer in 2000. I received radiation and chemo for 4 months. The cancer reoccurred in 2016 which required surgery to extract of all my abdominal plumbing
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer..or..The Little Horror in The Basement.
Cancer Symptoms: 1: Angst ridden Volley Ball sized Tumor in your ass. 2: Tendency to listen to 90's music where some forlorn chick sings about how much it sucks to be alive. (The latter dissipates slowly following treatment/surgery). 3: Mysteriously, everyone you know is no longer able to pronounce the word "Anal" except for your Doctor . 4: The eerie phenomenon which…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had Colorectal Surgery on June 23 2016. "Side Effects ?" I now pass stools like a Play-Doh Fun Factory with a Colostomy Bag fit for a Pack Mule.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Luckily just 2 rounds of Chemo in 2000. Only lost hair from the waist down. Which would be awesome if I was pursing a career as a Drag Queen

Dennis

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

Deborah

Deborah
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS

Bobby

Bobby
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CML
Cancer Symptoms: rash fatigue weight loss etc

Brandielynne

Brandielynne
Bio: I am 27, young and a firecracker. I never thought, ever that I would have had cancer.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cervical Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Tiredness, loss of energy, depression,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partial Cervical Removal

Billea

Billea
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endocrine
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple procedure 12/01/2015. No side effects really at all. I was extremely lucky. I was off work for three months and now just about back to normal.

Carmel

Carmel
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pleomorphic Liposarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Large mass in right thigh
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery on 15th August to remove large mass from right thigh, 5 weeks out from Surgery experienced internal bleed and wound had to be opened again to wash out hematoma, currently two weeks post this second surgery with open wound and vac assisted healing.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AIM Chemotherapy, 3 cycles, inpatient in hospital for 5 days each cycle, started on 16th May finished on 1st July. Side effects, hair loss, chronic diarrhea, piles, sore mouth, tiredness.

Rebekah

Rebekah
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial adenocarcinoma

Donna

Donna
Bio: My mom just passed away after a courage fight for 2 1/2 years.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Summerabbas

Summerabbas
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer

Vania

Vania
Bio: I'm a 34 year old wife and fur mom. Was a case manager working with individuals with disabilities until about 3 months before my diagnosis. I completed my 6 rounds of chemo and in remission! Heading for a stem cell transplant next!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse B-cell
Cancer Symptoms: Migraine, weak and swollen leg
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 cycles of R-EPOCH

Keith

Keith
Bio: My name is Keith.,and I am 51. I was dx with stage 2 esophageal cancer in feb of 2016. I went thru 6 weeks of chemo-radiation followed by an M.I.E. May 19th 2016. I acquired "c diff" during my 11 day hospital stay. C diff is an infection to certain antibiotics and is NOT treatable. Basically it's intense…more
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Espogeal cancer adenocarcinoma stage 2a
Cancer Symptoms: Difficulty swallowing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: M.i.e. 5-19-2016 Pain, discomfort, C diff.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carbo-taxol once a week for 5 weeks

Shelley

Shelley
Cancer Type: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CLL
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, bruising, night sweats, bone and joint pain

Dan

Dan
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma, base of tongue, stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged lymph gland that didn't go away.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Erbitux. Loss of hair, lesions on my hands, scab around my neck, vomiting, etc.

Devon

Devon
Bio: Spouse of 76 year old male just diagnosed with bile duct cancer, nonresectable.
Cancer Type: Bile Duct Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: cholangiocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: pain in gut
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: begin chemo 11/30/16

Deb

Deb
Bio: Life long exerciser, gym rat (weights), healthy eater, cancer was not in my family. BAM! Just like that, this unwelcome visitor came a knocking. Well, I had him cut right out of my life. Sent him packing. But there was this possibility that he left some DNA behind. And so, every week, toxic chemicals are used to "clean house'. Wait to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Her2+, estrogen +, Progesterone -
Cancer Symptoms: None.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of 2 sentinel nodes - neg. THIS HURT and kept me out of the gym. Lumpectomy - Clear margins Cancer in vascular tissue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol x 12 Herception x 18 Fatigue. Weight gain. But I won't give up and still work out.

Bridget

Bridget
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus
Cancer Symptoms: My husband had difficulty swallowing due to tumor in his esophagus. PET scan showed mets in liver and lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oxaliplatin infusion; Leucovorin infusion; Fluorouracil continuous infusion pump.

Mymomwillbeatthis

Mymomwillbeatthis
Cancer Type: Gallbladder Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Gallbladder stones and pain in the back.

Queenbee

Queenbee
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Serous Carcinoma Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue, severe heartburn, frequent urination, irregular bowel movements and pain

Brian

Brian
Bio: 47 yr old male, stage IV throat cancer, squamous cell carcinoma at base of tongue. Currently undergoing treatment 35 radiation (19 completed) and 8 chemo (5 completed).
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Ruth

Ruth
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: B cell
Cancer Symptoms: None. Mass found during a check up for pneumonia
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R Chop. R ICE

Bill

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

Chelsea

Chelsea
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Multi-focal Metastatic Papillary Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme fatigue, weight gain, noticeable enlarged lymph node in left neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Full thyroidectomy with left neck dissection and removal of 7 lymph nodes (12/6/2016). Laringospasm while coming out of sedation led to reintubation in surgical ICU for 24 hours followed by 24 hours observation in a regular hospital room. Swelling above collarbone and left neck. Pain in peri-cardinal membranes, neck, collarbone, forehead, jaw. Numbness in neck, under the chin, right tip…more

Robin

Robin
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Nicole

Nicole
Bio: 46 year old, married (with same partner for 20 years), working mom
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Severe Rectal bleeding brought me to ICU. Severe vaginal pain and anal pain from radiation, when using bathroom. Tired.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: After colonoscopy, surgeon took out larger tissue, cells were squamous so radiation/chemo was needed for remaining cells. Surgery was painful. On hydrocodon-acidimidophin.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 rounds of chemo, lost a lot of hair but not all, delayed healing of burns, caused yeast infection.

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: epithelial stage 1C
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Complete hysterectomy 1/11/13, 12 lympth nodes removed, omentum removed. lymphedema on bottoms of feet no nausea, short fatigue for some chemo
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: six infusions of carbo/taxol every 3 weeks from 3/13 to 6/13 six more infusions carbo/taxol every 3 weeks from 1/15 to 4/15 three infusions doxy every 3 weeks from 8/15 - severe rash - discontinued several infusions every week gemzar from 10/15 to 2/16 tanked white count and increased acities - discontinued avastin/taxol every 3 weeks from 3/16 to present

Claude

Claude
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3c

Bonnie

Bonnie
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Debra

Debra
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 low dose chemo sessions. Became immuno suppressed

Deborah Catherine

Deborah Catherine
Bio: I am a retired public high school teacher. I taught French and ESL. I enjoy watching t.v., movies, reading, and the outdoors as well. I especially love my son Ian, my granddaughter Alyssa and my sister Kelly. And life's smallest of things. They are most precious.
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CML Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Rash and skin sensitivity. Rash and redness eventually left. I do have thinness of skin. Skin marks sometimes. Extreme fatigue.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Daily 400mg Gleevec. Daily fatigue. Slow morning wake up. Memory problems they call Gleevec brain. Polyneuropathy: pain and weakness in body. I use a cane when walking outside. Diarrhea. I did just find out that I am now in remission but must stay on the Gleevec for 2 years. I am totally grateful that Gleevec exists for me and…more

Sheryl

Sheryl
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: Diagnosed with ovc 3c in Aug 2014..have had 3 rounds of chemo
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Main- complete hysterectomy, 18" of colon, Sept. 2015, Surgery in May 2015 for bowel obstruction
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 rounds, carbo/taxol

Rita

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

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: I am a 64 year old wife and caretaker for my husband who was diagnosed in Oct, 2016 with Pancreatic Cancer. My fears are the hardships we will be certain to endore and an uncertain future. Shall we make changes now or wait? Just don't know how to proceed.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain, fatigue, loss of appetitie, loss of weight, depression.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 5, 2017. Hospitalized for 6 days. Came home with tubes, drains and a feeding tube.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemzar at first, 5FU for recurrence.

Debbie

Debbie
Bio: There is a number of us that are making a difference in our community. We are very excited about it. What we will introduce to you and share with you will transform your life. It will blow you away. This is something that is way bigger than me and you.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Mich

Mich
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: Diarrhea. Bad stomachs pains. Vomiting.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Successful removal of tumor and affected lymph nodes

Linda

Linda
Bio: I am a 68 year old Realtor who loves helping people find their dream homes or sell the one they have. My husband and I moved to Florida 11 years ago when he retired. We built a new home about 3 years ago and we are loving life. Then about 1 year ago, hubby was diagnosed with lung cancer. It…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (basaloid type)
Cancer Symptoms: blood in stools from time to time for about 2 months prior to diagnosis. Looking back, I had felt some bloating occasionally and some itching, but I managed to ignore those symtoms.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemotherapy on 2/21/17 and ended on 3/29/17

Dennis

Dennis
Bio: Been dianosed with stage 2 anal cancer
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Big mass around rectom area

Shalby

Shalby
Bio: Contact Best Multispeciality Hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India for Knee Replacement Cost, Best Knee Replacement Surgeon. Shalby is a leading multi speciality hospitals in India.

Debbi

Debbi
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Growth and bleeding

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

Ann

Ann
Bio: Hello Family and Friends, Cheyenne suggested I create a blog that would make it easy for us to update you all in one place on how things are progressing. Thank you all for reaching out to me and to Cheyenne….she has agreed that she will be the one to post updates once we get this going. My focus and energy…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Erica

Erica
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer

Debbie&Tommy

Debbie&Tommy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Talia

Talia
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Deb

Deb
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma poorly differentiated
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, pain

Asher

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

Csbody

Csbody
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Some blood in stool, felt something hard and thought it was a hemorrhoid.

Anna

Anna
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Memacbain

Memacbain
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Mara

Mara
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Booky-48

Booky-48
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, constipation

Barbara

Barbara
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Grant

Grant
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: early stages

Donna

Donna
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma of Mullerian origan
Cancer Symptoms: right sided pain radiating to back, lower extremity weakness, bloating

Belen

Belen
Bio: I am a single mother of 6 kids just living day by day
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2A lymphoma cancer non Hodgkin
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in my left arm and had a swollen lymph nodes which is what made me go to the doctor
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOP

Greg

Greg
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lukemia

Christi

Christi
Bio: I am a wife, mom, and teacher diagnosed with Follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in October 2011.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Back pain, Chronically enlarged lymph node on right side under jaw line, lumps on back of neck.

Joanna

Joanna
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Sheena

Sheena
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Paula

Paula
Bio: Mom of 2 great boys, diagnosed in 2013 traditional treatment done. Reoccured in March 2016 did traditional treatment again. Now revamping my diet and exercising.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IIB adenocarcinoma.
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy bleeding and cramps.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic hysterectomy in 2012 no thoughts of cancer. 6 wk surgical f/u doc said I had adenocarcinoma in situ. 2013 strokes, blood clots founds ovaries suspicious. Cervical cancer spread to right ovary removed. 2016 spread to sack near rectum. Removed in July 2016.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 carbo/taxol and 4 cisplatnin in 2013/4. 4 carbo/taxol in 2016/17.

Jayne

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

Liz

Liz
Bio: Newly diagnosed with tongue cancer
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore on right underside of tongue

Juliette

Juliette
Bio: About five and a half months after being diagnosed
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell anal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding itchyness trouble pooing haemorrhoids lump in anus anal fissure hurt to sit abcess on cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: None Was tod too weak to get it

Debbie

Debbie
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tiredness and oain

Daisy

Daisy
Bio: Im a mom of a 10 year old yorkie, have a wicked, sarcastic sense of humor, 6'1, BBW that is top heavy...42DD... At least for now. I am new to this and just found out two days ago. I'm sorry to say that I didn't hear/process/understand what my breast specialist said after the stage 2 part. My brain shut down…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Dr found lump in left breast. Can feel it. No symptoms... A little sore but my puppy loves boobs and is alwaya stomping them. Thought it was bruised.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled for 6.29.17

Brigid

Brigid
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: NSCLC Stage 4, metastasis to brain
Cancer Symptoms: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 weeks may June 2016

Denise

Denise
Bio: My husband is being screened for lung cancer.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Not sure
Cancer Symptoms: Tired, cough, loss of weight

Deborah

Deborah
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Painful, bleeding mass
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Not sure what the chemo meds are called. No surgery yet.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: pills, started on the same day

Jackie

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

Pete

Pete
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sigmous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Trouble going for 4 months after big move and start of new job. Doctors thought it was stress related. Gastro doc finally did a physical exam.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taste buds, no desire to eat and big weight loss.

Reggie

Reggie
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Stefan

Stefan
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal Cell Carcinoma

Julie

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

Nancy

Nancy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bloody bowel movements.

Kbylinow

Kbylinow
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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.

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: I am a 61 year old mother of two grown daughters. I have had a great life and hope to retire in 12 months with 20 years of rest and relaxation.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovarian Cancer Stage 3 Type C
Cancer Symptoms: I don't know that I had any. Went to the doctor for bronchitis, and ended up with a CT scan showing a mass the size of a football growing in my lower abdomen.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I went in to surgery to remove a football size mass from my abdominal region on June 23, 2017 and a complete hysterectomy. When I woke, they informed me that they had to remove 18 inches of my small intestine that had been infected with ovarian cancer.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin Chemo on Aug. 8th of 2017

Rob

Rob
Bio: I am63 years old. Throughout my life I have been reasonably healthy. My main issues were allergies that gve me bouts of bronhitis and mild asthma.I worke for almost 40 years as a tugboat engineer. My works schedule was 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off. I was have problems with bad coughing . No one figred out it was…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen, sore throat, extreme coughing.

Barbara

Barbara
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Rb

Rb
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial adenocarcinoma

Patty

Patty
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Seminoma Stage 2b
Cancer Symptoms: Groin pain which led yo Dr visit which led to ultra sound -which led to tumor discovery- which led to surgery very next day
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Initial diagnosis required 1 round chemo -Carboplatin - minimal side effects Return of cancer - 4 rounds of chemo ( EP) 21 day cycles includes five continuous days of infusion then rest. No nausea but gastric reflux with vomiting, scalp pain, metallic taste in mouth, tiredness, neutropenia

Bob1

Bob1
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Recurrent Pleomorphic Dermal Sarcoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: August, 2016 March, 2017 July, 2017

Susan

Susan
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding with bms, then a rush of blood led me to be treated. First diagnosed and treated for hemorrhoid. After that a colonoscopy found mass up high.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Some nausea, kept most of my hair.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Grade lll serous adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Indigestion, bowel & bladder frequency, bloating, nausea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/1/17 radical laparotomy removal of uterus,ovarie, debunking, omentum/ nil side effects
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 treatments chemotherapy (carbo/placing/Avastin

Helen

Helen
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer

Mike

Mike
Bio: Husband, Mike, sharing Bobbi's battle.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Nivia

Nivia
Bio: Registered Nurse in Emergency Room/ Trauma Center
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Cervical Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: 7.2 cm mass found in cervix. Pet scan revealed that it has spread to ovaries and lymph nodes. Severe constant pelvic pain that goes down right side of leg. Difficulty urinating (pressure no pain). Pain thankfully responds to 800mg motrin.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First chemo was on Friday 9/15/17. 3 chemo infusions over 8 hours. To be done every 3 weeks. Next scheduled 10/6/17. Have had no nausea or vomiting. Saturday night, severe pressure in rectum, vaginal area and lower pelvic region. Contacted physician due to pain and that no amount of medicine was subsiding pain. Was advised that it seems as if the…more

Brydie

Brydie
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Sarah

Sarah
Bio: I am a mother of 2 beautiful little girls, and a wife to the most supportive and caring man. I am in the hospitality business at one of our many state parks.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with 2 diffrentiated variants
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on right side and neck pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Thyroidectomy with right neck dissection 06/22/2017. Removed total thyroid gland and 32 lymph nodes ranging from center of night to up the right side of my neck and behind my right ear. Surgery lasted 7 1/2 hours due to the amount of lymph node involvement. Also has some heart issues due to the surgery and afterwards had calcium and…more

Elizab

Elizab
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL)
Cancer Symptoms: Bruising, fatigue, bleeding

Gabriel

Gabriel
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer

Garth

Garth
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Sabrina

Sabrina
Bio: I am supporting my 5month olds father, my incredible boyfriend, Brendon, who is 21 and just diagnosed with ALL
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: B cell Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, hair loss,

DeeDee

DeeDee
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Right hemithyroidectomy

Jackie

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

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: I am 51 and post menopausal. Heavy bleeding, clotting, cramping started yesterday along with liver pain that has gotten progressively worse over the last few months. I also have pain in my liver and spleen. I have chronic severe back pain and thought it was referred pain from that. I was recently released from the hospital after a very serious…more
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Not sure.
Cancer Symptoms: Please see above

Abiodun

Abiodun
Bio: I am a Cancer victor who battled and defeated Skin Cancer which was discovered sometime around 1990, which I am very sure I got as a result of using too much hair relaxers on my hair, this cancer which started as a small brown patch which then I was embarrassed of cos I thought it was Ringworm started growing…more
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Basal Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Slightly swollen Red patch which started as a ringworm or a skin disorder and later started expanding and developed into ulcerative sore surrounded by a waxy border.

Jim

Jim
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

Debora

Debora
Bio: My husband was stage 4 throat cancer. We received his diagnosis Nov. 22, 2015. We tried everything to fight it, it was to large to remove so we did the full round of radiation, feeding tube by week 3. He also did chemotherapy for a full year. I watched the love of my life shrink away to nothing. He went…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: The same as Beth's

Lauren

Lauren
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cryosurgery to kidney

Ruby

Ruby
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer

Jenn

Jenn
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma

Meredith

Meredith
Bio: My cancer story dates back to 1997 when I had to have a chest Xray for what I thought was an injured rib. The radiologist picked up a shadow under one of my ribs, not a broken rib. I asked to see the Xray after way too many people came in to see me in the waiting room asking me…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Multifocal Adneocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: twenty years ago, coughing and spitting up blood.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Right lower lobectomy, 1997; left upper lobectomy 2007.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Navelbine and cesplatin (4 months) July 20017- Octber

Robin

Robin
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Sabtre

Sabtre
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Mary

Mary
Bio: Mom of 4, Grandmother of 5, Breast Cancer Survivor, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Fighter
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Breast Cancer, Stage IV Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Oophorectomoy, Hysterectomy, Lymphnode Removal, Tram-Flap Reconstruction
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy & Radiation 2003 - Breast Cancer , Chemotherapy - Folecular Lymphoma Stage IV 2014 -RCHOP

Steven

Steven
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Tammy

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

Andrea

Andrea
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Chelsea

Chelsea
Bio: Two time cervical cancer survivor
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had surgery Feb 2015 to remove my cervix and cancerous cells.

Becky

Becky
Bio: I’m a 30yr old woman, I was do with follicular thyroid cancer in Feb 2011. After two surgeries a month apart, I decided to hold off on Radioactive Iodine because at the time my oldest daughter was just a few months old and my husband and I wanted more children. 2 yrs ago in Oct 2016 when my 3rd and…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Carsinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thyroid-parap thyroid- and lymph node removed

Mbhouse

Mbhouse
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma; p16
Cancer Symptoms: Lump near right tonsil that was painless. No one could see it at first but it developed into what looked like an ulcer. I insisted on an MRI which showed nothing but swelling. After another month another doctor insisted on a biopsy and my ENT agreed to remove the entire tonsil to biopsy it.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of right tonsil; extreme pain for a week and then it subsided. List 8 lbs. was very painful to eat.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Waiting for petscan results to see if lymph nodes involved

L

L
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Barbarab123

Barbarab123
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: difficuly swallowing

Ausra

Ausra
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Mary

Mary
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Cancer Symptoms: Groove and blood in stool. As an aside, I was being examined for neutropenia of unknown cause - bone marrow biopsy on 2/26/18 ruled out other forms of cancer. Cause still unknown but raises my risk for infections.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Anal excision 1/30/18 removed most of the tumor. Pain from surgery lasted about 4 weeks, difficulty managing bowel consistency to keep soft enough to pass relatively easily
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo started 3/14 - 3/19. Nausea lingered under surface the whole time. If I missed the anti nausea pill by 1/2 hour it’d take all day to catch back up. Mouth sores started on day 4. I caught a cold that stared on day 2 with a sore throat, full sinuses, lungs etc. the mouth sores progressed quickly and caused…more

Carla

Carla
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: tumor on tongue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: tongue removed tissue taken from my thighs to reconstruct my tongue, hard to eat and swallow, cant eat solid food, fear of choking constantly
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 04-18

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

CORINA

CORINA
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenosquamos Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: watery clear discharge and abdominal bloating
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/13/18 removal of cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes 03/27/18 removal of ovaries and pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes

Mary

Mary
Bio: Received anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) diagnosis three years ago. Fortunately, for me: stage 1. I acted on very few, very mild symptoms and the brilliant British NHS did the rest. Treatment survived. Adapting still to effects of radiation.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: originally: tiny amounts of bleeding, fecal incontinence, passing of clear mucous. Later itching at the site of the tumour.

Paul

Paul
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer

Brittany

Brittany
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Myeloid Monocytic Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, loss of appetite

Danny

Danny
Bio: High PSA 4/30/18. first stages of finding out whats what....
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

Carolynne

Carolynne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Jodie

Jodie
Cancer Type: Bile Duct Cancer

Jbiddy4

Jbiddy4
Cancer Type: Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: Mom, skier, wife, oncology nurse, and cancer researcher diagnosed three years ago with stage 3b anal cancer.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding

Bill

Bill
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mantel Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Back pain, low blood count, inflamed lymph nodes in abdomen

Debra

Debra
Bio: My husband was diagnosed Dec 2015 after a trip to the ER for what we thought might be a cold. He had just had his annual physical 2 weeks prior that showed nothing but slightly elevated cholesterol. Cancer was the furthest thing in our minds. An xray showed a mass in the chest and fluid in the lungs. After a…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Tcell non hodkins lymphoblastic lymphoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hyper CVAD

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

Michelle

Michelle
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Claire

Claire
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: hodgkins lymphoma- nodular sclerosis subtype
Cancer Symptoms: red spots, itchy skin, lumps above the collarbone, chest pain

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: Retired
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: At present none

Audditiya

Audditiya
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CIC DUX4
Cancer Symptoms: Right leg swelling and pain

Deborah

Deborah
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain ion right side of lower pelvic area. Bloating. Ca125-16
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dcis micro calcifications bilateral mastectomy

Deborah

Deborah
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Gastric lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in upper stomach

Katie

Katie
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Esteban

Esteban
Bio: Hello I'm a 26 years old. Cancer surprised me at the wrong moment in life. November I will be 2 years married. We were planning on starting a family but cancer show up to our door. Going through chemotherapy. Praying God to clean my body and be able to go back to my normal life.…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling neck. In large lympnode, itching
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node remove from my neck and Port surgery
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Currently going through chemo. I had 3 chemotherapy done and had 1 every 2 weeks until November

Sandy

Sandy
Bio: Diagnosed on 7/20/2018 with anal cancer
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I had a mass which I thought was hemorrhoid. I had a dream that it was cancer and mentioned it to my primary doctor who referred me to a colon rectal surgeon. I had no bleeding, but also had high pressure, In fact, I've had no high blood pressure since the mass was removed.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/14/2018
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pill Chemo - Xeloda 500 mg. 4 pills AM 3 in PM. Zofran for Nausea. 2 IV push of Mitomycin during the 1st & last radiation treatments. MItomycin IV side effects - Metallic taste in everything lasted 24 hours Xelolda - Annoying tingling in hands, legs & feet which went away week 1. Nausea waves Stomach pains…more

Rebecca

Rebecca
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cervical Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Currently I have neuropathy in feet. I had bone pain, muscle aches, blood clot, tiredness and couldn't think clearly when I was going through chemo.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb 1, 2018 Ileostomy due partial blockage of colon. A lymph node in my colon had grown into the lining of my colon.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have completed 6 rounds of chemo. Currently I am not getting treatment due to the neuropathy in my feet. First round of chemo was March 7, 2018 and continued every 3 weeks until May 30, 2018. Side effects of chemo: tiredness, loss of hair, nausea, a few occasions of vomiting, bone pain, muscle aches, neuropathy of hands and feet and…more

Carl Winston

Carl Winston
Bio: Just an ordinary filipino helping who is in need to cure cancer.

Brendan

Brendan
Bio: I have chronic myeloid leukemia. I am an Australian, living in Spain, spending plenty of time in Melbourne. A former humanitarian aid worker who’s lived and worked in Kosovo, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Libya, Jordan and Iraq. Now I working on my company, Uncomfortable Revolution, and getting my first book published, Glossary of Awkward.
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: An unpleasant mix of fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, water retention, muscle and bone pain.

Hailey

Hailey
Bio: My name is Hailey. I'm 18 years old and since April 18th 2018, I've been fighting cancer. These last 6 months have really tested my faith. They've tested who I am as a person. I've come out on top. I know it's a late start. I have one more round of chemotherapy and then I can ring my bell and…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, rash, lower back pain, wisdom teeth flare up, bruising at the slightest pressure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: On April 19th 2018, I had a Port-a-Cath placed in the right side of my chest. I didn't feel it at first. It didn't bother me. But then came the first needle change. The port is like a small disc that sits inside a pocket of muscle near my heart. A tube directly transports blood products,chemotherapy, and antibiotics directly into…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: On April 19th 2018, I also received my first dose of chemotherapy. I don't remember much of what happened during this time except I broke out in a red rash from head to toe and ran a fever for 5 days straight. The red drug, daunorubicin, makes me extremely sick. I'm a wreck when they give it to me.

Linda

Linda
Bio: My mom passed away in March 2011 of ovarian cancer. Now I am 2 years shy of being her age when she passed and I have the same symptoms she did so I am going to have a cat scan done on Wednesday. It started with a large tumor on my lower left back then terrible pain in my left…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, pain in the lower left back and side, weakness, fatigue to pain in the whole body

Benji

Benji
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Susan

Susan
Bio: Started having troble moving bowels couple of years ago. Just over a year ago lump felt in tissue between rectum and bladder when i tried self digital evacuation of bowels. Saw surgeon who did colonoscopy and report no polyps in colon found but saw area if smooth tissue that protruded into bowel. Referred to ob/gyn however it was his last…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Beginning testing with 1 colposcopy positve biopsy and no insurance so no regular doctors. Going to free clinic and planned parenthood for help with getting ct scan.
Cancer Symptoms: Difficulty moving bowels. Felt lump in rectum trying to help evacuate bowels. Watery discharge. Pelvic pain in the right. Pelvic pain after sex. Foul smelling bloody dicharge. Spotting after sex. Stopped having period 8 months ago. Low back pain most of the time. Swelling in ankles.

Virginia

Virginia
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Blog For A Cure

Blog For A Cure
Bio: This is the Blog for a Cure's cancer blog. This is where we will post informational items, partnerships with other cancer fighting companies and articles that maybe helpful to the community. You can find Jill's personal blog here. Also, you may be interested in following our Admin account that posts more company information or updates on other bloggers…more

Annie

Annie
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer

Debra

Debra
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stool

Maja

Maja
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Claire

Claire
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Andrea

Andrea
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/10/18

Melissa

Melissa
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Cindy

Cindy
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon Mass

Tee

Tee
Cancer Type: Mouth Cancer

Beverley

Beverley
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
Cancer Symptoms: Tumour removed three months ago on my stomach. 9cm mitotic rate 5
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gist removed 11th June 2018

Danielle

Danielle
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Media Stinal Large B Cell Lymphoma

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.

Mitzi

Mitzi
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Robin

Robin
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

Boris

Boris
Bio: Professor Boris C. Pasche is Chairman of the Board and CEO of TheraBionic Inc. and Geschäftsführer of TheraBionic GmbH. He is coinventor of the TheraBionic technology, cofounder of TheraBionic Inc., formerly TheraBionic LLC, and TheraBionic GmbH, companies focused on the commercialization of TheraBionic’s novel technology for the treatment of cancer, with a first European approval for the treatment of advanced…more
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hepatocellular carcinoma

Tiffani

Tiffani
Bio: Herbalist Tiffani Schilling, has over 20 years experience as clinician, formulator, medicine maker and educator. She runs a busy herbal clinic, and is the developer and chief instructor for The Herb Doctor. She is a pharmacist and herbalist with the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists and the Pikes Peak Herb Association. Tiffani has been a guest speaker for the…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

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

Kimberly

Kimberly
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Minor rectal bleeding and cramping.

Sue

Sue
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Not sure
Cancer Symptoms: Na
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Not yet
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 18 th and every 3 weeks for 4 treatments. Nausea and joint cramping, some neuropathy.

Jonbell

Jonbell
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Stage 2, one tumour on the underside of the tonge and one on one side of the

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.

Rebecca

Rebecca
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: perimenopausal symptoms
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: unfortunately developed a seroma which presses on some nerves down my leg. Can only walk 20 min to an hour at a time without significant pain down my leg.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: intravenous chemo from Septemeber 2018 to January 2019

Sarah

Sarah
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nivolumab immunotherapy

Alex

Alex
Bio: Hey everyone. My name is Alex and I’m 24 years old. I was diagnosed with 3C mixed, non-seminoma, testicular choriocarcinoma on Dec. 1, 2018. I have so far undergone three rounds of VIP chemotherapy (one more round to go!!) and a radical orchiectomy of the right testicle. I’ve been looking around for places to blog and get my story out…more
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: 3C Testicular Choriocarcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical orchiectomy of the right testicle- Dec. 28, 2018. I did not show symptoms of TC, other than back pain and then eventually my left flank became sore. According to the ultrasound, there was a small scarring on my right testicle- pathologically speaking, where the testicle has “burnt out” from the cancer, but the cancer had already spread to my…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: VIPx4. Etoposide, ifosfomide, cisplatin- four cycles, five days in a row each, every three weeks.

Pamela

Pamela
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Dominic

Dominic
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: MTNBS

Elaine

Elaine
Bio: Just diagnosed with Anal/Rectal Cancer. So devastating to be going through this. Need help staying positive!
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal Bleeding at times

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.

Robert

Robert
Bio: 22 year pancreatic cancer survivor
Cancer Type: Pancreatic Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Andenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Jaudice
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 hour operation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5-FU

Sue

Sue
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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.

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

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Pancreatic Cancer

Teresa

Teresa
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer

Bridget

Bridget
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: swollen neck glands for 6 months

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: I am a 35-year-old white female that lives in Baltimore, MD. I am a special education teacher, completing my 13th year of teaching. My husband and I got married 6 days after his diagnosis of neck and throat cancer (tonsil cancer).
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Neck Dissection
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 treatments for 3.5 hours hearing loss constant sound of cicadas/crickets in ears hissing in ears severe weight loss

Julie

Julie
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Botanical

Botanical
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

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