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Josiane Dixon

Josiane Dixon
Bio: My name is Josi. I was 31 years old when I was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on June 20, 2007. On July 16th I was told that I was in relapse. My doctor had found leukemia cells in my spinal fluid. I am a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Sacramento. I…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: A.L.L. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have 6 months of chemo: 1. Daunorubicin, Vincristine, Asparaginase, Prednisone 2. Cytarabine, Etoposide 3. Methotrexate months 4, 5, and 6 are a repeat of months 1, 2, and 3. I also had 6 doses of intrathecal methotrexate (chemo injected into my spine). I am getting cytarabine, methotrexate, and a steroid intrathecally. I think I'll also get one round of high-dose cytarabine intravenously…more
Death Date: December 24, 2009
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Tina

Tina
Bio: I am doing this to share a family members thoughts and feelings. My mom started Chemo (Taxol/Carboplatin) on Tuesday July 24th, 2007. She was diagnosed in May, by a different medical team then the one now treating her. Team 1 was fired by us after they suggested that we move her to hospice, because they did not feel treatment…more
Cancer Type: Lung and Bronchus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: N/A
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/24/07 Taxol and Carboplatin 2 and a half days full of energy, 3rd day she is complaining of pain and flu like symptoms... She HAS NOT taken Claritin which her oncologist recommended for these symptoms.

Kay Kay

Kay Kay
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Cancer Symptoms: None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.

Kathleen

Kathleen
Bio: Hello, I have always taken care of myself and my body. I have never smoked, use drugs or even stayed out late and partied. At the age of 43 I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. I was pretty shocked. I think I still am. I have decided that I want something really great to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Wake up call
Cancer Symptoms: I found a pea size lump around Thanksgiving of 2007. No symptoms at all.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My Surgery was April 1 and April 3rd. Pretty easy. I was happy to see my breast had not changed because of surgery.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Because I was Her2+ my oncologist wanted me to have Chemo but my gut said NO! I believe in the power of my body then the Chemo drugs.
Death Date: August 8, 2016
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Kathy

Kathy
Bio: Wife, kitty-mama, daughter, sister, niece, auntie, friend, yogini, gardener, knitter, cook, dancing queen
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: infiltrating ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my right breast during a self-breast exam.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/10/08--Lumpectomy, 1 sentinel node, and 2 other nodes removed. Nodes were free of cancer.

Alexandra

Alexandra
Bio: I am currently a Junior Hospitality Business student at Michigan State University. I have just been diagnosed with stage 2A HL. No one in my family has ever had cancer so it was a complete shock. It is still a little hard for me to believe even though I have already been through my first chemo treatment. I think that…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Kristin

Kristin
Bio: I am a 37 year old mother to three boys, married and hit with the shock that I have cancer. Like most people, I have no family history, I am young, healthy, don't drink or smoke, and am still in denial that its all happening. I need a place to vent and share and connect with other people who know…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy periods, pulling feeling in lower right abdomen, gas pains, constipation.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laparoscopy 3/4/09. Anticipated debulking surgery will be July 2009 after 6 rounds of chemo.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol/Carbo every 3 weeks. At 2nd round, Avastin was added to the mix & will receive for round 3 & 4 as well.

Oxfordgirl

Oxfordgirl
Bio: Hey, I am a survivor of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma . I was diagnosed in Jan. 2007. My youngest of 6 had just turned 1 year old, my oldest was in 10th grade. So i went thru 7 cycles of R CHOP chemo and am free as of May 2007.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Indianar6girl

Indianar6girl
Bio: I am a single mother of three children (20, 9 and 2). I am 42 years old, and an attorney. One day i'm gonna get organized enough to put a picture on here. "What used to be my responsibility, is now my privilege" Every day. Every day is my day.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: first i thought i was just having irregular periods, then it progressively got worse. The hemorrhaging is absolutely horrible at this point. Have had hip and pelvic bone pain for a few months now. numbness and tingling in my toes. bladder pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: cold knife conization scheduled. radical hysterectomy to be done after they shrink the tumor, which appears to be 7 cm wide???

PAgirl

PAgirl
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Slight bleeding and dull pain in butt cheek.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colonoscopy, 12/09, no side effects
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and 5 FU beginning 1/18/10

Nita

Nita
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma or SCC
Cancer Symptoms: Found a lump in rt. side of neck one night at the dinner table. No other symptoms at all.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rt. Tonsillectomy and Rt. neck dissection done on 8-10-09
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin gave my husband ringing in ears but much better now. Had complications each time after a chemo. Was hospitalized twice for them.

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.

Christina (Greg)

Christina (Greg)
Bio: My step-father Greg has cancer of the esophagus. Looking for hope, answers, advice, prayers.
Cancer Type: Cancer of the Esophagus
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.

Donna

Donna
Bio: I am a stage 4 anal cancer survivor who after 3 years of remission now has breast cancer. My anal cancer was diagnosed after several years of dealing with "hemorrhoids". The first oncologist I saw told me I had about 8 months to live and I should get my life in order and visit any family that I felt I…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, metaplastic carcinoma of the breast
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding //Found on a mammogram
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left lobe liver resection 6-2011//Bilateral mastectomy 6/24/2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin and 5Fu daily for 5 days then 2 week break for 6 months low blood counts, nausea, fatigue etc. Hospitalized several times for low blood counts and infections. 12 weekly infusions of taxol, low blood counts, nausea, fatigue, neuropathy. Completed 3 of 4 A/C infusions hospitalized every time for low cell counts.

Charliegirl09

Charliegirl09
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Liver Resection of complete left lobe 10/22/2009
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nexavar - Current (8 months)

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.

Michelle

Michelle
Bio: My name is Michelle and I am a 36 year old woman recently diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. I am an avid Triathlete and I am looking to beat this disease just like you all. I am here for your support as well as for supporting you. Education is knowledge, so I am here to read and learn from each of…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Full Thyroid Removal

Wendy

Wendy
Bio: I am now living with cancer, my third and probably last date with breast cancer - it has now become mets. In 2000 I had my right breast removed, and in 2006 my left along with a full hysterectomy and the usual in between cosmetic surgeries to try and look a bit more breast"normal"! Now in 2010…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Breast cancer mets
Cancer Symptoms: I am very very lucky - I am basically asymptomatic even as bad as my cancer is. The chemo is where I get my side effects and I really cannot complain much about that - yet.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: too many surgeries. Since my recent diagnosis Feb 2, 2010 I have not had any surgeries. Nothing left to remove.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Still in treatment with no end in sight. My port is my best friend even if it sticks out of my sub-clavicle like an alien.

Kat

Kat
Bio: I'm a 40 year old vet student, currently on leave of absence to fight this thing. Happily married with a cat (no kids). I didn't have any symptoms, they found the lymphoma by accident. Now undergoing 3 week cycles of R-CVP. I relapsed in April 2012, and am undergoing 2 rounds of ICE chemo followed by autologous stem cell transplant.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bone marrow biopsy 27th July, very uncomfortable but improved rapidly. CT guided needle biopsy 28th July, uncomfortable but minimal side effects. Laparotomy for surgical 'chunk' biopsies 6th August 2010 - recovery took several weeks, now have vertical scar down my midline which stops before my belly button - I have an exclamation mark!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Prednisone on 3 week cycles. Started 1st September 2010. Side effects - constipation, mild nausea, night sweats, tiredness, mood swings.

Spiritgirl

Spiritgirl
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HER2 Positive

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

Heather

Heather
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Clear Cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Complete laproscopic hysterectomy on 3/15/11. No noticable side effects yet.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.

Elizabeth

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

Chemogirl

Chemogirl
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Toolgirl

Toolgirl
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: 80% clear cell with 10% papillary
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in the back and fatique.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: no surgery
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: As of 8/3/11 on second cycle of Sutent, 28 on 14 off

Florida Girl

Florida Girl
Bio: Fighting for my family.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma Grade III
Cancer Symptoms: Constant Headache for a few weeks, Blurry vision
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Craniatomy May 2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off

Jackie

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

Girl Delighted

Girl Delighted
Bio: My Dad was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December 2009. He had only one induction with chemo which did not go well, however it did get him into remission. In October 2010, he began to show signs of decreased counts. He continues to fight his battle without a bone marrow transplant. I blog about my…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Several small infections, chronic cough, loss of appetite, anemia

Cindy

Cindy
Bio: I was dianosed with Breast Cancer on May 13, 2011- Friday the 13th :-)My husband and I cried but only for five mins as we had agreed upon :-)
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None! Routine Mammogram found suspicious markings.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lateral Mastectomy & lymph nodes removed on left side June 6, 2011.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxotere & Carboplatin 6/30/11- 10/13/11 All classic symptoms

Humorthisgirl

Humorthisgirl
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 19, 2012 surgery was performed to remove the cancer because the MRI results showed the cancer millimeters from spreading to my brain. An incision was made from the bridge of my nose and down the side curving underneath my nosteral. Once opened the doctor scraped the cancer that was heading toward my eye and believes he removed all…more

Daddiogirl

Daddiogirl
Bio: I am the caregiver to my man Daddio who has Hodgkin's Lymphoma. We are going through round 5 of 6 rounds of chemo right now, which he is doing as an in-patient in the hospital. I stay with him every night he's in the hospital, and we even share the hospital bed...it makes us both feel safer:)
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, grey pale skin, night sweats.

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.

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

Denise

Denise
Bio: I am a proud mama of three adult children....a proud grandmama of two beautiful baby grandsons. I am a pastry chef and an avid reader. My parents are still alive and healthy and I was blessed with the best Grandparents and Auntie and Uncle ever.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: None. Incidental finding on an MRI two months after shoulder surgery.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery date was election day....November 6th 2012. I spent three nights at UCLA Medical Center.

E

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

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

Hazel

Hazel
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

GirlKentucky

GirlKentucky
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: After finding some "suspicious cells" 2 1/2 years ago, I underwent a complete hysterectomy, but no further treatment. In February of this year, I went to the ER with what I thought might be appendicitis due to right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Turns out, there was a rather large tumor - endometrial adenocarcinoma. After 2 surgeries, I…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: endometrial adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: right lower quadrant abdominal pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Ex lap with excision of tumor, which had grown around nerves and blood vessels
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol

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

Texasgirl

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

Kate

Kate
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Vaginal bleed, difficulty urinating

Rb

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

DeeDee

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

Flygirl1159

Flygirl1159
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Same as hemmroids.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Week 1 Nov 6 thru Nov 10. Second round cones Nov 27 thru Dec 1.So far mouth sores.

Paige

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

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

Mollygirlla

Mollygirlla
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A

Andrea

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

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