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Tina McManus

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

Michael

Michael
Bio: In March 2006, I contracted one of the most aggressive forms of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). We never obtained lasting remission from some 16 different chemo treatments while waiting for a unrelated donor stem cell transplant (MUD SCT), the only medical procedure that offers hope of a cure for MCL. The SCT was completed on August 22, 2007. On the…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mantle Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Sudden appearance one morning of mass (lump) under my right arm.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Got temporary remission during some 16 months of various drugs, but no lasting remission

Donna Jay

Donna Jay
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Malignant Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 4/08, scrape biopsy, Jan.10 call from derm saying positive Melanoma, Stage 1A, Clarks II, had Wide excision on Jan.15/08, tumor on adrenal gland Feb/08

Manoj Vashisth

Manoj Vashisth
Bio: I am (Manoj Vashisth) 37 years old Male. I am a Graphic Designer / Computer Operator & continuous sitting on Chair almost 10 hours in a day since last 2 years. I am taking Pure Vegetarian diet with light traditional spices, do not take any type of Fast Food, no smoking, no any type of drug addiction, non diabetic,…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: “MODERATELY DIFFERENTIATED ADENOCARCINOMA”
Cancer Symptoms: 1)Suddenly feel acute constipation. 2)Narrowing the stool like rectangle (Tape) shape. 3)Smell in Stool & Fart like Putrid Sewer 4)Some time slightly blood found in the stool. 5)Feel sensation that bowl is not empty after going the toilet. 6)Mucus, Pus type, something like onion skin / net found in the stool. 7)Pain in Piles & Anus 8)Continuous feeling that I need to have bowl which does…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: LAR with ielostomy on 06/06/2008
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Inj Dacotine 150mg * Biovorine 600mg & 5FU 4600mg in 1000ml NS continuous infusion in two days. Inj Perinorm 10mg IV thrice a day Inj.

Audrey Friedman

Audrey Friedman
Bio: I am a twenty year old girl who was recently diagnosed with rectal cancer. I watched my mom die from rectal cancer at age 38, by the time she was diagnosed she had been through three years of symptoms and it was metastasized to her liver. She bravely tried treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple colon surgeries eventually ending with…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: rectal bleeding, bloody stool, constipation for DAYS...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Port Placement - September 4,2008/Tumor removal & colon resection, iliestomy, and a hysterectomy - December 5th, 2008
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had a port put in (after 4 tries which left me with considerable chest bruising, pain, and extra scars) and it it was accessed 4 days after insertion to begin my first chemo treatment. Pure 5FU. I did not lose my hair or get any mouth sores. I did feel like shit every day, I did lose my…more

Annie

Annie
Bio: I am only 28 years old and finding myself on a journey I did NOT anticipate
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Palpable lump in right breast
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biospy 10/21/08
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 cycles dose dense Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide, then 4 cycles dose dense Paclitaxel to start 12/09/08

Carl Volkmann

Carl Volkmann
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 colon surgeries, 2 liver surgeries, 1 lung surgery

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

Travis

Travis
Bio: Travis was diagnosed with stage IVa basaloid squamous cell esophageal cancer on February 14, 2008, at 33 years of age. He was found to have 2 tumors in his esophagus, and involvement of an abdominal lymph node. He underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiation, then underwent esophagectomy with gastric pullup in in May of 2008. In July and August of…more
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Transhiatal esophagectomy with gastric pull-up, May 2008. Complications included bilateral lung collapse and paralyzed recurrent laryngeal nerve and loss of voice which required a procedure to help temporarily. He regained use of the vocal cord. Underwent paratracheal mass resection in August 2009.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin/Taxol, continuous 5FU drip March/April 2008 Taxotere July/August/September 2008 Cisplatin January/February 2009
Death Date: June 18, 2010
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Ron Siemientkowski

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

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

Manuel

Manuel
Bio: Iam 26 years old just married five months ago and have a beautiful wife and three year old daugther.I work for a helicoptor company as a aircraft mechanic cool job.anyways Iam in remisson as of 5/09,going back for check up ct,mri and pet scans every other month or so.
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: First surgery was in 7/08 for orchiectomy,that wasnt to bad..my second was lymphadenectomy on 4/09 this one left me with a nice zipper like scar down my stomch.more to come...
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I was on three types Cisplatin,Bleomycin,& Etoposide.I started treatment in 9/08 and finished 12/08,four cycles.Effects were real BAD..it sucked hair started coming out about two weeks after first treatment,rashes just sick most of the time.

Amanda

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

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.

Amanda

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

Joey

Joey
Bio: I'm just 60, happy birthday, found cancer one month later, stage 2, idc with one node involved, chemo first, hormone receptive, surgery got good margins and took 3 nodes, only one cancerous, prognosis good, radiation is next with hormones arimidex. 12 grandkids, one great on the way, 3 kids, one husband, three sisters, tons of friends and co workers…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: lump self discovered
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: surgery after chemo july 21st, lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy and wires to locate ... not as bad as I thought it would be, less painful following surgery, faster recovery
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: chemo from march to july 2nd, 6 rounds every 3 weeks, cytoxin and taxotere. Tired, sick, runs, constipated, welts, nothing tasted right for weeks, tired, legs tired quickly, couldn't sleep, palpitations, achy, out of sync, chemo brain, neuropathy in toes, mouth sores, dry skin, lost all, ALL of my hair, itchy, irritable, weepy, mad at everyone, depressed, outlasted all…more

Stan Carman

Stan Carman
Bio: I am a 38 year old father of three (14, 10, 8). I had stage 3C Colon Cancer. I am currently undergoing FOLFOX Chemo treatment.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

Di Jackman

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

Michele

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

Mandie
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Al

Al
Bio: Oral Cancer Survivor 2007, inventor of the XEROS dry mouth pump, advocate for POST CANCER medical support
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T4 Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: yup (2007)

Recliner Woman

Recliner Woman
Bio: I was diagnosed with aggressive triple-negative breast cancer in March, 2008. I am struggling with chemo brain. B vitamins definitely help me. I'm glad to have hair again but I'm missing my eyebrows. Some suggest eyebrow pencil, but my eyebrows itch. I believe no eyebrows is less noticeable than 1 1/2, so I remain…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple-negative breast cancer

Emmanicole

Emmanicole
Bio: My name is Emma and my partner Nicole was just recently diagnosed with what they believe is stage IIIB squamous cell carcinoma of the anus. We have had a terrible week, with CT scans and lymph node aspirations. We went to the oncologist yesterday who confirmed that the cancer has spread to her iguinal nodes but not her pelvic nodes.…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma

Keith

Keith
Bio: My Name is Keith and my father (64) was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer Stage 4 metasitsised to the Liver. We are seeing Onc @ MD Anderson and they have told us we may have 2 years. The liver is about 70% overtaken by cancer and his colon is primary with a large mass. My father never…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon metastis liver
Cancer Symptoms: sleeps alot probably due to pain meds, balance, nauseau, gas, bloating, weak,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Just began 5FU 5 days ago. First round.

Tara Mansir

Tara Mansir
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Recurrant
Cancer Symptoms: My original diagnosis was in September of 2008. My only real symptom was light vagianl bleeding after intercourse, thankfully I never missed a yearly exam.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy, Radiation, and internal radiation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Loss of hair and nausea
Death Date: October 28, 2012
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Voltman

Voltman
Bio: I was diagnosed with a tumor in my colon on August 19, 2011. I had the tumor and 18 lymph nodes removed on August 25,2011. The biopsy said that my tumor was malignant and only 1 of the 18 lymph nodes was effected. On the advice of my oncologist, I started the chemo treatments on September 21,2011.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Changes in digestive system caused me to see my doctor. Thank God!!

Manuela

Manuela
Bio: I´m married and a mother of 4 Kids
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: colostomy April 2nd. ureter stents, bladder catheter since May 2011 total pelvic exenteration Nov.2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol

Ponyman

Ponyman
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metatastic Melanoma

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.

Mandy

Mandy
Bio: Diagonised with colon cancer in June of 2010 it had already spread to liver and lungs/ Started radation and chemo middle of june. i decided to change Dr. in Feb. of 2011 my first doc did not explaine things very well and then after pet scan told me tumor was smaller that was not the case it was growing. Found…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Kathysman

Kathysman
Bio: I am the proud husband of a strong, brave, loving woman
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Mastectomy of the left beast, 11/14/2011, 24 nodes removed, all showed no sign of cancer.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 (months not sure of all the drug names. A/C and taxol i think. Round two,Cisplatin.
Death Date: August 24
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Crystalwoman

Crystalwoman
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding after menopause. I am on blood-thinner, so I mistakenly assumed the bleeding was a result of thin blood. I let it go on for well over one year before seeking medical advice.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hysterectomy - Nov 2, 2011 - The side effects have just been the typical healing process.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!

A-Love <3

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

James

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

Jenny Warrior- Amazon Woman Style

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

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.

Wisewoman

Wisewoman
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Da Vinci Robotic Controlled prostatectomy, November 2012. Cathererized 1 week. Regained full bladder control almost immediately. Kegel exercises highly recommended

Mercman50

Mercman50
Bio: I'm 52 years old and have always been extremely healthy. I'm 6'3" and weigh 235 lbs. I have always worked out and tried to eat right. I currently have a 48" chest and wear a 34 inch pant. I am healthy but I have cancer. I have visited my Family doctor every 4 months since I turned 40 to…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell hpv induced
Cancer Symptoms: Sore throat and heavier than normal snoring
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Start with erbitux on Nov 12th and follow with weekly doses every Monday for a total of 8 weeks

Samantha

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

Todd

Todd
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: gastroesophagectomy removal of 60% of esophagus and 30% of stomach
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: chemo from 2/98 through 9/98

Richard

Richard
Bio: I am married to an amazing, supportive wife and have 2 beautiful daughters 22 & 23 and a 14 year old stepson. I also have a very energetic 2 1/2 year old grandson. I am a Christian and am clinging to my faith in God and the love and support of friends and family to get me through this challenge...
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue...

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

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

Amanda

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

Mary Beth

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

Amanda

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

Amanda

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

Sherman

Sherman
Bio: Although my mother successfully beat breast cancer, I continue to search for answers.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Amanda

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

Temy

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

Lauren

Lauren
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Amanda

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

Samantha

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

Lori

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

Stacy

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

Laura

Laura
Bio: I am a mom of four in college with one working full time for the airlines' industry and other soon to finish his degree. I have been married 27 years. I was a very physically active runner, swimmer in great physical shape. I went for my first colon screening where the doctor found a 5 cm mass. It…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss, thin curved bowel movements
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First week of treatment was dual with radiation. Received IV mitomycin drip for 1 hour with 5 day 24 hour power port 5fu 5th week same treatment. First treatment: nausea and severe mucositis limiting food intake. Second treatment wiped out wbc to .29 hospitalized with swollen abdomen and blocked bowel with severe abdominal pain, loss 22 lbs went down to 87lbs.

Amanda

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

Ryan

Ryan
Bio: My name is Ryan Dorman, born in Aurora, CO live in Wyoming. I'm 24 and I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on March 31st, 2010. Three months after turning 19 years old. Luckily I didn't have to get a transplant or radiation, but the chemo was absolute hell as it is. The night I was diagnosed I had to…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Got pneumonia twice and bronchitis multiple times from mid-January to my diagnosis and flight to Denver, CO to the hospital. Took four days of being in the hospital to actually get over that bout of pneumonia which had come back around St Patricks day after having felt better from when I had it in February. Also had a huge lump…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemo once my pneumonia was under control which took 3 days after I was at the hospital(4/4/10 was start date). While in the hospital for a month getting very strong drugs I didn't have any sick-feeling side effects and ate like a horse. I did however lose a lot of muscle mass and after a bit I was barely…more

Joy

Joy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Manuela

Manuela
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: rectal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: incontinence
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: transrectal excision
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: taking Gleevec for life

Norman

Norman
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Not sure yet no diagnosis at this time. That's next week!!
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen node in neck left side. Left side mass at base of tongue with two nodes involved, no diagnosis yet

Mandy

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

Loyd

Loyd
Bio: Married, 7 kids(lost one in 2009). 12 grandkids.
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Bloody urine, pain in the kidneys and bladder.

Amanda

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

Zeek

Zeek
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: loss of appetite, fatigue, drenching night sweats, fevers, consistent weight loss, extreme backache, itchy skin

Christine

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

Monica

Monica
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Kim

Kim
Bio: Housewife
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CCR carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in urine
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: July 2014 left kidney removed with adrenal gland. July 2016 pancreas tail and spleen removed

Stacy

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

Scott

Scott
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Amanda

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

Rachel

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

Kristina

Kristina
Bio: The LAST thing I ever expected was to have cancer at 43. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and many more. I think I am still in denial. I was diagnosed 10/04/2016 with Stage 3B cervical cancer and started chemo and radiation the following week. I finished my last internal radiation 12/01/2016. …more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: My periods were never regular, but there was irregular bleeding, no pain or any other symptoms.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: The only surgery was 2 rounds of inpatient internal radiation. 11/11/2016 to 11/13/2016 and 11/28/2016 to 12/01/2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/11/2016, 10/18/2016, 10/25/2016, 11/01/2016. I was supposed to have 6 rounds could not continue because the WBC were to low. Had to get neupogen shots to increase the cell counts, before the 2 rounds of brachytherapy. Again, no adverse effects from the chemo either.

Hemango

Hemango
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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

Jesse

Jesse
Bio: Husband,Dad,PopPop,Brother,Marathoner,Lyme Disease Survivor,Professional Driver,Banker,Landscaper,Mastiff lover,Avid reader,Book collector,Comic lover...
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Currently in treatment...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb 22 2016 Hysterectomy & Appendix
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1.Carnoplatin/Taxol...March 30 2016 & continued for 18 straight weeks plus 4.5 blood transfusions 2.Folfox...May 2017 4 infusions then stopped because it wasn't working...

Annie

Annie
Cancer Type: Ear Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the exterior ear canal

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

Amanda

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

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

Mandak

Mandak
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Achieved remission October 2017 with 2 IV drugs — few side effects aside of minor peripheral neuropathy in feet. Out of remission in January 2018. On cytsribinevsubce Feb 2018; Also on oral chemo since March 2018: Venetoclax. Peripheral neuropathy (feet); anal fissures w/bleeds; mucocitis of throat (hard to eat or drink ANYthing); dyspepsia (nausea); fatigue; 15% wt loss (BMI=18.4)

Olwoman

Olwoman
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC tongue with perineural invasive extensive
Cancer Symptoms: Pain,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsil ca 1999. Tongue ca 2017. Breast cancer 2011.

Salman

Salman
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer

Jesus

Jesus
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: None

TERESA

TERESA
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma

Praveen

Praveen
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Jennifer

Jennifer
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal Cell Carcinoma (Chromophobe Type)
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical laparoscopic nephrectomy (left) on January 3, 2019

Sue

Sue
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Orest

Orest
Bio: 58-yr-old male. Married to a wonderful woman with whom I've had three awesome sons. Two are in the military (Army and Marine Corps) and one is an engineer. We have one beautiful granddaughter. I'm a financial journalist who writes about the commercial real estate capital markets. Less than a month ago, I had cramping in my abdomen - not a…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: started getting cramping feeling in my abdomen that eventually caused pain to my kidneys. Went to the doc, who ordered a CT scan. They found a large growth. I started treatment, Rchop, on 5/9/2019. Doc also ordered Methotrexate as precaution.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: na
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOP, 5/9/2019. back pain, lethargy, nausea

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