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Jane

Jane
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial Stage IIIC
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: hysterectomy 1 Nov 2005 lymphedenectomy 11 Jan 2006
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: carbo/taxol, 6 tx, starting 10/17/06

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

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

Rhonda Michelle

Rhonda Michelle
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: hpv virus/cerivcal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I had spotting at first, which I ignored, until bleeding was heavier, especially during sex, I also started gaining weight..when I was always little. I always thought you lose weight when sick, the weight didnt start falling off until chemo came into the picture
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I did 6 wks chemo and five weeks radiation. I had to do radiation every weekday for five weeks. I did chemo five times, it was every Monday for three hours. I would not do the port they put in your chest, I took and Iv in the arm. They gave me two bags saline solution, one bag steroid and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I couldnt eat as much as I thought I would be hungry. Most food tasted terrible. I was able to watch much tv. I never watched tv since I was a kid. I am an active outdoor person, I felt it made me become lazy. lol I got the flu, lowered my immune system, however my red blood cell count…more

Dan Dunigan

Dan Dunigan
Bio: Hello all, I was first diagnosed with Squamous cell carcinoma of the neck in July of 2000. I had a radical disection of the neck and then radiation. I was cancer free until I was diagnosed on April 28, 2007 with Tracheal Cancer.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide

Linda

Linda
Bio: Over 50 ex-smoker ex-drinker female married have kids work for a living moving on from tonsil cancer diagnosis and treatment to survivorship status.
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: head and neck cancer
Cancer Symptoms: lump on neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: See my website

Mike D

Mike D
Bio: Cancer biomedical investigator (UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins) with a specialty on natural dietary compounds with potent anti-cancer properties. Among the molecules I've worked with, Diindolylmethane is my favorite one as it is the only dietary compound with multiple synergistic anti-cancer properties. References on DIM: Diindolylmethane Information Resource Center Diindolylmethane Immune Activation Data Center ActivaMune Diindolylmethane (DIM) Immune Support Formula

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

Kendra

Kendra
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Epithelial- left ovary
Cancer Symptoms: Just noticed a slight bump on the right side of my tummy one morning...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've had one surgery. Can't imagine there would be much need to do another... they removed just about everything including my appendix (smile).
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Paclitaxel (Taxol)/Carboplatin (Paraplatin)combination. 6 treatments. 21 days apart.

Indiasmile

Indiasmile
Bio: My Sweetie India (11 yr old) was diagnosis with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia -"ALL" T-cell on July 16th. We were blown away with the diagnosis. She had been going to her primary doctor two weeks prior for vomiting. They believed she was allergic to some type of preservative found in poultry. After a vomiting episode the day…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

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)

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

Vanessa

Vanessa
Bio: I am a 17 year old senior in high school. I had always been completely normal and healthy until I went to the doctor one day to ask about a swollen lump near my collar bone. It turned out to be a lymphnode, and so it all began.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.

Paul Coverdell

Paul Coverdell
Bio: So after 2 yrs in Berlin, 3 yrs in southern Germany, 5 yrs in Belgium and 3 years in Kosovo We have finally returned to the US to live. No more jumping around Europe. We have settled just outside of St. Louis Missouri (in Illinois) to be close to family. Mackenzie (8), Emma (6), and Keira and Kylie(3) are adjusting…more
Cancer Type: Eye and Orbit Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Choroidal Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: Blurred Vision slight headache
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mid July ?

Wendy

Wendy
Bio: Alot has changed since I first joined this blog about 6 years ago. I don't want to erase my original info so I will just add my current information. Update: October 2013: My cancer is back. I have metastatic triple negative breast cancer on 2 vertebrae. May 2014; So far none of the chemo I've tried has done any…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Update: 2013-2014; TNBC with mets to bones. 2008:Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: 2013: My back had been hurting for a while. Had an MRI that found cancer on 2 vertebrae. 2008: I found a lump during a self exam.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2013-2014: no surgery since mets diagnosis Lumpectomy & Sentinel Node removal . . .April 24, 2008. Most of the pain was from the incision where they took the lymph nodes, it hurt for quite a while. 2nd Surgery . . . May 30, 2008 . . . Lumpectomy Re-do . . . the margins from my first lumpectomy were very small,…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2013-2014: 1st chemo; Taxol, no help. 2nd chemo:Doxil, no help. 3rd and current chemo: Gemzar & Cisplatin. I also get Zometa injection every 4 weeks. I started Chemo on June 19, 2008 and as of today 7/7/08 I have only had 1 treatment. My second treatment is this week on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. I…more

Megin S. Fanz Memorial Fund

Megin S. Fanz Memorial Fund
Bio: I have been searching for 3 years to find a way to Help in the Fight against Cancer and Tell my Sister’s Story. I want other young women to know the Importance of Pap Smears, HPV Testing and Abstinence or Using Proper Protection During Intercourse. I also want them to know that if they ignore any or all of these…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Cervix

Heidi

Heidi
Bio: Hello, my name is Heidi. I was diagnosed in June 2007 with tonsil cancer. I'm starting this blog as it has been almost a year now since all my treatments ended and I thought people might be interested in how things go after all the nastiness is done.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical neck dissection in June 2007, followed by concurrent radiation and chemotherepy with cisplatin.

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

Misty England

Misty England
Bio: Hi, I am the wife of a cancer patient. My husband is James, he was diagnosed thyroid cancer about a week ago. He is 32 years of age and we have 2 beautiful children. He had surgery to remove all of this thyroid and will have to have one radiation treatment and hopefully be finished and cancer…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my left breast, had mastitis for years & had no insurance, so let it go. But it got too big. Went to doctor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Went to surg.first & in 1 week I came out of surgery. Quickest thing I have ever heard of. Fla. Drs. don't waste time.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 months.... 3 at first.... then 3 more after radiation..most side effects there are!!!couldn't eat,sick,cried,tired, you name it....lost my hair, then lost it the 2nd time too,3 months later

Arend 'Odee' Lenderink

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

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

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

ForMyWife

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

Cindy

Cindy
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Papillary Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Small sore throat, cough and raspy voice.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/08 Total Thyroidectomy and 25+ lymph node removal 6/09 Para-tracheal, bi-lateral and right neck dissection

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

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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Kathy

Kathy
Bio: I was 49, very healthy until February 2009 when for the first time in over 25 years I got the flu. After recovery from the flu I've had a persistent cough that will not go away. After various tests and specialists the comment, "Oh by the way, something showed up on your thyroid, you need an ultrasound." …more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Had persistent cough that lead to numerous tests which found the thyroid cancer. . . I still had the cough after surgery, but now it seems to be going away. Turns out the cough was due to food allergies and had nothing to do with the cancer. . . go figure!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total thyroidectomy to remove 3 masses, on May 11, 2009

Jolanda

Jolanda
Bio: I am a Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. I am in remission since September 2008. My journey commenced in 2006. I started my Masters degree in chemistry at the NMMU (Port Elizabeth, South Africa). My research project was on “The Development and the Improvement of Chemotherapeutic Agents”. Not once thinking that soon I will be treated with chemotherapeutic agents myself! During that…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: splenectomy - an operation to remove your spleen - in August 2008.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy from August 2006 - September 2007. Some of the chemotherapies were ABVD, ARA-C and carboplat. Side effects experienced were hair fell out, constipation, low white blood and platelet counts, nausea, vomiting, pain in joints.

Christine

Christine
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Jolinda

Jolinda
Bio: I am a 48 year old female; former CFO of a non-profit organization until I had to leave for medical reasons. Currently on disability; I live in Wheeling, WV with my husband Everett who owns his own business, and our dogs and cats.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage III Anal Canal Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: My symptoms came on fast, and resembled hemorrhoids--rectal bleeding and pain. Except, neither would go away with the use of over-the-counter remeies.

Jim And Gina

Jim And Gina
Bio: My husband, Jim, was diagnosed with tonsil cancer on 7/31 after his primary care physician found a tumor on his left tonsil. His symptoms were a minor sore throat and ear ache. We feel very blessed that his PCP found it at the first appointment and we belong to a medical group that is awesome. Appointment with ENT…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamish Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Minor sore throat and ear ache.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery wasn't an option since the tumor was too large and growing upwards into the soft palette.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: The first chemo treatment of Cisplatin was on 8/31 with another scheduled for 9/21 and 10/12.

Andrea

Andrea
Bio: I am the first in my family to have cancer. The fact that there is not a long genetic history is good, of course. I am 58, I have three lovely adult children and a terrific husband. My mom died a few years ago from Parkinson's; my dad is 84 and in great shape. His father lived to 98, so…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital,Oct. 21, 2009. Total thyroidectomy, bilateral central & right lateral neck dissection, autotransplant of one parathyroid.Removal of 75 lymph nodes; 26 malignant

LeAnn And John

LeAnn And John
Bio: My husband John, a winemaker in Sonoma CA, is in the midst of his treatment for tonsil cancer. Sharing our story helps me to vent, and since I know how much it helps me to read others' stories, I hope we can add to the helpful information out there.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: lump on the right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: tosillectomy 9/2/09
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo start date 10/5/09, three sessions, one every three weeks (cisplatin)

Wendy

Wendy
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma - unknown primary
Cancer Symptoms: Tailbone would get sore after a while Wasn't having bowel movements as often
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/6/2006-total hystorectomy; 8 inches of colon removed; rectum removed; temporary iliostomy bag 5/4/2006-colon pull-through (re-connected my colon to my sphincter muscles - NOT MY RECTUM - DON'T HAVE ONE!!!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sept. and Oct. 2005 - seven days a week 24 hours a day for 5 weeks, plus every Mon. for 4 hours

Heather And Alec

Heather And  Alec
Bio: My husband was diagnosed with colo rectal cancer the on 10/8/9. He was 33 years old at the time. He had no family history and was otherwise very healthy, we had ran a marathon the year before and hiked the highest mountain on the East Coast in August 09. We had just celebrated our first wedding anniversary the week before…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: colorectal Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: colorectal tumor removal, illeostomy, liver and lung tumor removal, tonsillectomy for B-Cell lymphoma.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 cycles of 5-FU, FOLFOX for tumor, R-CHOP for B-Cell and now 6 cycles of FOL-FIRI
Death Date: October 23, 2011
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Linda

Linda
Bio: I'm a ten+ year thriver. I thought cancer was a partial blessing because I looked at life differently. Took chances. Traveled. Developed new hobbies. It changed my trajectory...and I quit putting off for future.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cloacogenic
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, thought it was a 'roid.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: lost my ability to program...don't think like i used to..

Cindy

Cindy
Bio: I am a born & bred New Yorker, artist and writer and a Latina. An entrepreneur in the design/ arts markets as well, I was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 45 in January 2009. Although I had no outward symptoms such as bleeding I happen to catch an Oprah episode with Dr. OZ and the poop discussion. I…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: I didn't have any symptoms, no bleeding, pain, nothing. I just happen to catch an Oprah episode and Dr. Oz's poop discussion and recognized the "bad poop" symptoms and followed up with my primary doctor.

Sandy

Sandy
Bio: married 34 year, 3 kids ,3 grandkids, 52 years old
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: clear cell
Cancer Symptoms: bloating, pain,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed omentum, all female oragans, lymp nodes on oct 31. 2008 along with volleyball sized tumor, was staged at a 1c initially. did the initial 6 treatments of chemo was so called in remission, got a chest cold 3 months later and a pet scan revealed the cancer was now a stage 4 with mets throughout.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: taxol/carbo dec 2008-april2009 topotecan sept 2009/present
Death Date: March 19, 2010
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Lindsey

Lindsey
Bio: My name is Lindsey, I am 27 and I am doing this to get more information for my dad. He has colon cancer that spread to his liver. The liver is shutting down and the doctors are saying there is nothing they can do. They won't do transplants on stage 4 cancer patients, does anyone know a doctor that would…more
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: 2 years
Cancer Symptoms: Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: every kind, all the time for the last 5 years

Melinda

Melinda
Bio: I am a single never married, colon cancer SURVIVOR! I was diagnosed with colon cancer at 35, but I am now post chemo 20 months and cancer FREE!!! What makes me unique is not only was the cancer stage IV, but I lost my bladder, colon, and vagina during a 12 hour surgery. I take each day at…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: changes in stool, bleeding.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: September 22, 2008 Removal of colon, bladder, vagina, and two ovaries. Was in the hospital for one month recovering. Major healing problem was on a wound vac for four months, had home health care. Could not eat, sit, stand, walk due to pain. Have a permanent colostomy and ileo conduit.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Completed FOLFOX 6 and 5-FU on March 8, 2010!!! Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Constipation Late February through end of March 2009. Chemo and radiation May/June 2009. Chemo only started final set of treatment in September 2009 and currently in chemo treatments until March 2010. Nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, crashing of white and red blood counts during each set of chemos. yeast infections, and healing problems with surgical site from…more
Death Date: July 5, 2014
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Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

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???

Ann

Ann
Bio: Hello, I was diagnosed with anal cancer on Dec 4th. It came as a total shock. I am generally a very healthy person. I have always tried to live a healthy lifestyle. I am 42 years old and have been married for 18 years.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding. plevic pressure
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: start chemo on Jan 12 and then again on Feb 9th

Mendoguy

Mendoguy
Bio: Hi there.... I am a 48 year old gay male living in Toronto, Ontario Canada I was diagnosed in november 2009 with early signs of anal cancer. Even though a biopsy in late october showed no sign of malignancy my oncologist believes that it is in fact cancer.."it looks like and is behaving like cancer" was his comment.…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous
Cancer Symptoms: anal pain, bleeding, dishcarge

Linda

Linda
Bio: I am a 55 year old "girl" who thought she was pretty healthy. I play tennis, attended a fitness boot camp for 8 months recently and do fitness workouts twice a week. I attempt to eat right but know I could do better in that area. I was devastated to learn I had anal cancer. I…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding and bloody stools.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12-18-09 Biopsy (painful recovery due to constipation) 12-28-09 Port implanted (had neck/shoulder pain that lasted a week) 01-07-10 colonoscopy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 01-04-10 began chemotheraphy treatment. Mytomycin infused through port at onocologist's office. Went home with an infusion pump of 5-FU (Fluorouracil) that lasted 4 1/2 days.

Sandyk

Sandyk
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamas cell
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: mitomyacin and 5fu two times over two different weekends 2009 mouth sores, weight loss, nausea,hair thinning, lightheadedness, memory loss,

Cam And Dina

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

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.

Sandyjo

Sandyjo
Bio: Updated 1/10/15 - It has been 4 years of being cancer free!!! Last radiation was end of May 2010 and Surgery to remove remaining cancer was mid December 2010! Still have the side effects including lack of saliva Missing saliva glands on right side) and swallowing problems. Original post - I am 61. Spring,summer & fall…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed remaining tonsil with cancer cells, a spot on my tongue, lymph nodes and one saliva gland - December 15, 2010. I could nto get my mouth open far so they had to cut through jaw & neck. Chin, tongue, rt side inside my mouth and some teeth are still sensitive on June 6, 2011. Mouth and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cetuximab - Brand name: Erbitux - April 1, 2010 - so far just really really tired. I was told later a rash and other stuff could happen. ( 5/1/10 - rash did appear including itching. Scalp was the worst. Lying down felt like pins sticking my head. I was told…more

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

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

Melinda

Melinda
Bio: I am 30 year old mother of a toddler, step mother to a 9 year old and wife. I was a full time municipal police officer and currently on medical leave. I love my career. I was devestated with the news that a simple lymp in my neck was hodgkins lymphoma. I am undergoing treatment with ABVD chemotherapy and will…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

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

Candace

Candace
Bio: Both my dad and Best Friend are currently fighting cancer, I know that they will both beat this!We all love you!

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

Andrea

Andrea
Bio: Going in for my yearly physically was always very normal and I never worried much because I was a pretty healthy 20 year old. Until 2001 when they found a lump on my thyroid. I saw an endrocronologist and after two negative biopsies they decided to remove the nodule because it was growing, but not cancer I was told. Ok,…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medullary thyroid cancer

Rhonda

Rhonda
Bio: Hi,my name is Rhonda and I was thrown into the ugly world of cancer when my father was diagnosed on April 1st of this year. I have tried to learn s much as I can ( I guess it makes me feel like I'm being useful!) and I have found I have learned the most from people going through it…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non small cell
Cancer Symptoms: some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: not a candidate for surgery because of location
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: carbo/taxol only effect has been being tired!! Verty low white cell counts, had to receive one transfusion, other wise has handled it well.

Wendy

Wendy
Bio: I am a 50 year old just diagnosed with stage4 rectal cancer with an 11 cm spot on my liver which is wrapped around the vena cava vein coming out of the liver. Heading into my 2nd bout of chemo this Friday and feel ok and positive now we are doing something about it
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Sandra

Sandra
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B

Karen

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

Tia

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

Marihondu

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

Wendy

Wendy
Bio: I'm single, 52, living in the Bay Area of California, and soooo thankful for good medical coverage! My 25 year old daughter is an angel, and I'm very fortunate she lives just a few miles away.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: (squamous cell carcinoma)
Cancer Symptoms: Presumed hemorrhoid pain and bleeding for several months
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Port placement scheduled 10/4/10
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled to begin 10/18/10, Fluorouracil and Mitomycin, 1st and 5th week

Randy

Randy
Bio: Son of a Tonsil Cancer Father
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer

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.

Cindy

Cindy
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2006. I have totally changed my life not by choice but it just happened. I got a kick of reality and cancer gave me a good lesson in what is important to me. I am one of the few, but I hear others, that look at cancer as…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lobular
Cancer Symptoms: Right breast always hurt--someone told me that cancer doesn't hurt so I didn't think I had anything to worry about. WRONG
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I was lucky that I only had to wait about one week to have surgery. It was so disappointing to know that I would have to have chemo. I woke up with the tube under my arm and knew that meant lymph nodes and chemo. Can't I do anything easy?
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo sucked! It's a crazy way to slowly poison yourself and destroy every muscle that you have spent the last ten years working on. Chemo is barbaric and I will cheer the day when this is gone. Obviously, I don't work or support any drug companies.

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.

Candace

Candace
Bio: Hey I'm Candace a 24 year old from Alabama and just moved to Colorado about 2 months ago to start school for Radiation Therapy! I was an x-ray tech for about 2 years. I found out I had thyroid cancer while I was in school for x-ray. I love Radiation Therapy so far. I started clinicals about 6 weeks ago…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hurthle Cell Carcinoma Variant of Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Before I got diagnosed I was feeling very fatigued and my heart rate was very high. The only reason I was going to the doctor was to get vaccinations for school. I told him about my symptoms and he said he thought it was Hyperthyroidism. He checked my levels and everything came back fine and did for months. My doc…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My surgery went well. It was on July 29th, 2008

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

Lyndel

Lyndel
Bio: HI! I'm Lyndel and I was diagnosed in January 2009 with bowel cancer with liver mets. January this year I will BE LATE FOR MY FUNERAL (they gave me 50% chance of surviving 2 years!!!) I had surgery in March '09 to remove the primary tumor and spent most of 2009 on the couch feeling like crap fromt he chemo.…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 3 (Dukes 3) with liver and lung mets
Cancer Symptoms: I had bleeding from my bowel and I thought 'I must get around to getting these haemorrhoids fixed one day'. I sure wish I had done something about it sooner rather than later.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 25th 2009 - ultra low rectal resection, illio stoma (reversed in Nov 2009 - farewell to Homa!!)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2009 - Sept 2009 FolFox, peripheral nerve damage to hands and feet (used to unload dishwasher with ski gloves on cause touching plates etc felt like pickiing up glass!) All good now with help of Vit E and Alpha-lipoic acid suppliments. Xeloda - long term chemo. March 2010 til now and according to onologist, forever!! damages skin on my fingers…more

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

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

Scaredouttamymind

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

Ellen

Ellen
Bio: Single mom to a teen. Ovarian cancer survivor. First diagnosed in 2001; recurrence in 2005; in treatment since 2006
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2001: initial debulking; 2005: debulking, mesh placement for hernia; 2006: mesh removal and abdominal wall reconstruction

Andrew C

Andrew C
Bio: Diagnosed with cancer in my right tonsil in June 2009 at age 53. Underwent 7 weeks of radiation, 5 times a week, and 3 chemo sessions. Lost about 40 lbs, about half intentionally. First follow-up petscan showed significant reduction and second petscan after 6 months was clean. Subsequenbt petscan follow-up in July 2009 revealed cancer was back and had…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T2-T3, N2c HPV positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Right Tonsil
Cancer Symptoms: I felt as if a had to constantly clear my throat and had trouble sleeping on my left side or back. I was originally diagnosed with sleep apnyea in 2008 and it was only a year later during a visit to mu chiropractor that he noted an enlargement of my right tonsil. I consulted my GP doctor and my dentist…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Right modified radical neck dissection. tracheostomy direct laryngoscopy Pec flap relocation, reconstruction. radical resection of tonsil partial glossectomy lateral pharyngotomy left fasciocutaneous radial forearm free flap reconstruction split thickness skin graft from left thigh to cover right forearm Debridement of right neck defect mandibulotomy (split jaw) rotational pectoralis major closure of defect split thickness skin graft right thigh (to cover neck) open g-Tube placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hearing loss and ringing in my ears. 3 chemo treatments, first, fourth and 7 th week. Saliva got thicker then syrup,honey after treatments ended. Couldn't swallow and had to sleep sitting up in a recliner for weeks afterwards.

Nandini

Nandini
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML M2

Mandie

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

Randy

Randy
Bio: I am 42 years old. I was diagnosed in Oct. 26/2010 with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. It is genetic in my family on both sides. My paternal grandfather passed away at age 59. My paternal uncle passed away at age 55. It has been found on my mother's side of the family as well but no has died from…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stool, chunky looking fleshy pieces in stool. Thin stools, bad gas. Look at your stool. If something looks odd tell your doctor. Know your family history. Don't put if off check up or ignore signs. I was diagnosed state four right off because I ignored it. Look after your body, it is the only one you have!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Not planned. Cancer will spread too fast if chemo is stopped at my stage.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bi-weekly chemo. Energy levels vary. Diarrhea, one day only usually. Keep hydrated.
Death Date: March 10, 2012
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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

LILY

LILY
Bio: MY HUSBAND HAD TESTI CANCER AND MY GODDAUGHTER HAS RHABDOMYOSARCOMA CANCER. BUT AT THE SAME TIME MY UNCLE AND AUNT DEVELOPED CANCER IN THE LUNGS.(RIP) GOD BLESS THEIR SOULS. THIS WAS A VERY HARD YEAR FOR US . I CAME TO THE POINT WERE I WAS LOOSING MY MIND. WITH GODS HELP WE MADE IT. BUT NOW I NEED…more
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Cindy1

Cindy1
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell anal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: lower back pain, bleeding from rectum, problems using the restroom
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: colostomy, stint in kidney with drain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: has not started yet

Cindy K

Cindy K
Bio: I'm a mother of two beautiful young adults! I have a Black lab and she is my support. I'm 50 Years old and live in Pa.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the right tonsil
Cancer Symptoms: I had a lump in my right side of my neck, I thought it was swollen glands. It started getting bigger, but no other symptoms.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2002, Radical neck surgery, removal of 15 lymph nodes: two were cancerous, removal of right tonsil, and cleaned upper palate and around tonsil area. Pain in right side of neck to this day, and shoulder and neck deformed. Pain in the neck and shoulder bad when cold weather and air hits the area.

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

Jana

Jana
Bio: My name is Jana. I am a nurse. I worked in Oncology for 6 years and have a heart for cancer patients. I joined this site to follow my bloggy friend Betty who is suffering from skin cancer. I also just lost my aunt to lung cancer. Please let me know if you would like…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer

Gloria

Gloria
Bio: I am a 67 year od wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.I have been married to my husband Clint for 49 years. Our 50th will be Jan. 6,2012. We have 3 children. A daughter and 2 sons. Also,have 10 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandson. I am a Christian and attend a local Baptist church. I have served in the past…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Found lump in left breast Jan. 17, 2011. Went to my dr. and was sent to hospital for a mammogram. They also did an ultrasound.Was told I needed to see a cancer dr. Saw her on Feb.2nd,2011. She scheduled a needle core biopsy for 2/9/11. Pathology came back as highly invasvie cancer in left breast and 2 lymph nodes under…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a total mastectomy with 15 lymph nodes removed.Pathology from surgery showed 14 of the lmmph nodes had cancer.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: My 1st chemo will be 2/14/11.

Anderson

Anderson
Bio: My 2 year old son Anderson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, T-Cell. His thymus gland in the center of his chest has enlarged to an unbelievable 12cm.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T-ALL
Cancer Symptoms: Enlargement of the thymus gland.

Linda

Linda
Bio: The day i found out i had Breast Cancer was 5 days before i turned 45, I had a biopsy done and was anxiously awaiting the results. The Dr's office called while i was at work and left a message to call them, in my mind im thinking they wouldn't tell me i had Breast Cancer over the phone. So…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: None/Found my lump while doing a self breast exam.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partical double mastectomy/lymph nodes removed Dec. 15th, 2010 Where the lymph nodes were removed had fluid build up was very sore.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan. 21st 2010 last 2 coming up. 1st 4 treatments made me very nausaus and tired. The 1st 2 of this cycle just sick for 2 days then just tired.

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC)
Cancer Symptoms: flank pain, gross hematuria
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had a radical nephrectomy and resection of affected areas of my diaphragm and liver on October 10, 2010.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 50mg sunitinib/sutent on a 28/14 cycle. I've had minimal side effects, but I just finished my first four weeks "on".

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Micronodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 6,2010 Mohs surgery to remove large Basal Cell Cancer from top of nose. Closure done by another doctor (ENT) under general anesthesia...bilobed flaps. Cheek tissue pulled up to perform closure.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Photo Dynamic Therapy for any AKs... skin checks every three months

Doug And Vicki

Doug And Vicki
Bio: Doug was diagnosed in Dec. 2010. Met with chemo doctor 12/20, had port put in the following week, started chemo 12/28/2010. Started Radiation in March 2011. Just finished 28 radiation treatments and are waiting to have pet scan done on 6/24.
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Linda's Daughter

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

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None

Jan

Jan
Bio: I'm a 45 year old mother of none with a very supportive husband, family, friends and coworkers. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011, and had chemo before surgery (was able to convert from mastectomy to lumpectomy candidate). Chemo sucks, but is not as bad as I thought it would be. I have a great job and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IDC
Cancer Symptoms: Lump I could feel and nipple retraction. Had mammo and ultrasound and the doc said "a fluid filled cyst, nothing to worry about" Thank God I worried, because he couldn't have been more wrong... The ultrasound missed a 3.2 x 3.7 cm tumor- YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy, and drainage of multiple cysts that became huge during chemo. Second surgery for axillary dissection after final path report.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Things I wish someone had told me- You feel the worst on days 3-5. Even though you're nauseous you can still eat with enough drugs (I never threw up!) Get your hair buzzed as soon as it starts to come out, and your scalp hurts, you will feel much better. Don't shave it until your scalp stops hurting. Your nose runs because…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

CancerandCandy

CancerandCandy
Bio: I have been told to write about what I know. Well, I definitely know about surviving childhood cancer. I was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia in 1983, I was 3 years old. Luckily for me I don’t remember chemotherapy and radiation. Unfortunately, I do remember some of the devastating side effects. I have experienced everything from poor eyesight to…more
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Rick

Rick
Bio: I beat Nasal Pharengial Carcinoma 8 years ago with surgery and radiation. At the time of the diagnoses I was given an 11% chance to make it 5 years. Well I've made it longe enough, 8 years< to go to battle again. This time it is tongue cancer and the treatment is chemo. I will keep…more
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: A 2 chemical soup every 3rd Monday and then a 24/5 fanny pack pump the same week as above. I have 1 week on and 2 weeks off treatment

Alexander

Alexander
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
Cancer Symptoms: None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 9th, 2008. Resection of tumor (8.5 cm) along with 31cm of small intestine. Nine days in the hospital to recover from surgery. Second diagnosis: February 4th of 2011. Pain in shoulder and abdomen. CT showed GIST had returned in my pelvic area and had metastasized on my liver and peritoneal wall. I have been on Gleevec ever since.

Sandie Sue

Sandie Sue
Bio: Hi,my symptoms started as fatigue and breathlessness in June 2011 .It was eventually discovered that my HB level was 5.4 and that there were abnormal cells in my blood.Beginning of august this year I was diagnosed with AML and it really hit me and my family hard.we arestill in a daze.I have not begun treatment ye,but my doctor is working…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.

Chandra

Chandra
Bio: I am 33 year old mom of 4, I was just told a week ago I have cervical cancer.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: cramping, fatigue, discharge

Michelle Ezell Anderson

Michelle Ezell Anderson
Bio: I was diagnosed with Colon Cnacer September 9,2011. I am a 31 year old single mother of 3 beautiful children. 16, 15 and 10. They are the air in my lungs. They are my strength. I have a little brother Bubba who is my best friend. My parents have been so supportive for me through this. My best friends,my…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma of the colon
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding and clots, blood in stool, weak, tired and pressure/pain on lower abdominal area, uncomfortable @ times in recal area, pressure in rectal area, skinny (pencil like) stool.

Panda55

Panda55
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in my stool, increasing to passing blood clots in place of stool.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colon resection 8/31/11
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started FOLFOX Sept '11

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.

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....

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

Shannon

Shannon
Bio: I am a 34 year old female, married with 3 daughters and a step son. I was diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer on Nov 3 2011. The cancer covers my entire right vocal cord and extends a small bit into my voice box as well. I start radiation on December 19th, 5 days a week for 6-7 weeks.
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Hoarse voice for 2 years
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy- October 12, 2011- no side effects, was a breeze.

Randy

Randy
Bio: Been healthy all of my life, then surprise!
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)
Cancer Symptoms: Initially, I lost half of my blood supply to a hemorrhage. Now it is just fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Flu like symptoms and fatigue.
Death Date: February 13, 2014
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Dandelion441

Dandelion441
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: 1B1 Adenocarcinoma and Adenosquamous Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Vaginal Radical Hysterectomy, kept one ovary, lymph node removal 9/2010

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.

Randine

Randine
Cancer Type: Eye and Orbit Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Choroidal Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: vision disturbance
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Plaque therapy for 5 days. Feb 16-22nd, 2009. Loss of vision, detached retina.

Alive And Thriving

Alive And Thriving
Bio: I was 51 when my body seemed to go completely out of whack and the early signs of dis-ease reared their ugly heads. I was unbelievably exhausted and drained, but as was typical for me I just chalked it up to stress and pretty much ignored it. By June 2007, the fatigue seemed to worsen. It wasn't the fatigue one…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS (No tumors, just microcalcifications confined to a duct in my right breast). Stage 0
Cancer Symptoms: I actually didn't have any symptoms other than slight tenderness in my breast, which was identical to the kind I got days before my period. I did have a cyst on my breast (a clogged milk duct), but I had it for decades and pretty much didn't pay attention to it until it started to bother me during the…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 11, 2008 - lumpectomy. Other than slight soreness and tenderness, I felt great after my lumpectomy and had little pain. I found it enormously annoying that I couldn't shower without wrapping it in Saran wrap, couldn't lift anything, do much, and couldn't drive, but I felt good and didn't have to use pain medication. The only weird thing was…more

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

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV Colon Cancer, Met to liver
Cancer Symptoms: Obstruction of bowels, extreme pain-fading in and out
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Open surgery, removed lymph nodes, resected sigmoid, removed some of small intestine, removed gall bladder, resected liver
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo Wed, leave with bag, come back on Fri. Side effects neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, occasional constipation and/or diarhea

Kim - Supporting Wife To Scott

Kim - Supporting Wife To Scott
Bio: I'm the wife of Scott age 32, we have been married since May 2000. We have 2 children together, age 7 and age 5. Scott was a railroad worker who suffered a sudden onset of severe headaches, high bp, nausea. After 3 er visits within 10 days, a CT of the head was finally performed. November 15, 2011…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Astrocytoma III -
Cancer Symptoms: Severe Headaches, high bp, vomitting
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy - 11/22/11 - Surgical staple dropped into 3rd ventricle Came out of biopsy surgery with complete left sided paralysis.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.

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.

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.

Wndmickey11

Wndmickey11
Bio: My name is Wendy, my husband has adenocarsinoma stomach cancer (stage 1). He has lost alot of weight,had 5-pints of blood so far,no energy,I can hardly get him to eat cause he stays in pain and says he feel full. The doctor says the only way to get rid of it is to remove the whole stomach......We both are scared
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarsinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: The doctor wants to take my husbands stomach out, so right now he's been the alternative treatment.. He would like to try this for 6 months, before he has the surgery.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No help says' the doctor.

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

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Malignant Myxoid Fibrous Histiocytoma, or Pleomorphic Undifferentiated Sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Felt a growing lump on my left glute, or left butt cheek. I first felt it at Thanksgiving in 2006, by the time I went to the doctor six weeks later, the tumor had grown to over 5 cm
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Resection by a certified Orthopedic Oncologist, Dr. Earl W. Brien. Amazing doctor and friend!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had AIM protocol (Adriamyacin, Ifosfamide and Mensa) for all of 2007, then in 2010 I had Yondelis, a clinical trial, also for a year. The AIM made me lose all my hair, had frequent need for transfusions of blood and platelets and I had many infections. The Yondelis did not make me lose hair, but the other side…more

Ohlinda

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

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Clear Cell Renal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of left kidney; Feb 27, 2012; really really sore for 3 wks afterwards

Sandra

Sandra
Bio: Mother of four children, son age 30, daughters age 28, 27 and 17
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductoral Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Itchy nipples, now they are gone, swollen right hand, had to take rings off at night. Pain in my breast ignored it.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/05/2011 Double
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I was on a novel agent in a clinical trial. With Taxol for 12 weeks. Its was horrible diarreha, but it shrunk the tumors. Hooraay

Linda

Linda
Bio: Perfectly healthy 56-year old woman, active and engaged, and then tripped onto my face when I heard the C word with Stage 3 on Jan 27 2012. Still working to define my new normal.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma with basaloid
Cancer Symptoms: Intermittent rectal bleeding during bowel movement; No pain. The anal cancer had been misdiagnosed as an internal hemorroid during a routine colonoscopy 4 years prior to the current cancer diagnosis.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nausea and fatigue. Hair thinning and loss due to mytomycin.

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.

Dwight Westmoreland

Dwight Westmoreland
Bio: 67 Years Old Education: Memphis State University (BBA); Georgia Southern (MPH) Work History: U.S. Army - 1966-1986; Centers for Disease Control (1988-Present)
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Tnwonderer

Tnwonderer
Bio: It'z my daddy that has the throat cancer. I am just here to find support and find any information I can to make his life easier till he gets well...
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Laryngeal
Cancer Symptoms: repeated sore throat... could barely talk

Vicky M.

Vicky M.
Bio: Six-year-old Emily Potvin was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer on Thanksgiving Day and it affected everyone in her life, but her mom tells all of her friends and family that it's her “babygirl's positivity” that's keeping everyone else strong. Samantha Potvin, a mother of two from Long Beach, California, explains the chemotherapy, surgery, head shaving and so on that her…more
Cancer Type: Bone Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma

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

Cindy

Cindy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal cancer squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Anal skin tag...burning..itching...cramps....constipation ....tired
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Two groin nodes removed July 2, 2012 Anal skin tag removed Aug, 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starting Aug 27th 5FU and Mito C

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

Sandi

Sandi
Bio: Hi, I'm a mother of two grown sons,both veterans and a veteran myself.I graduated college in May (never even graduated high school,went into the Army when I was 17)and plan on pursuing my education further,but i'm taking a semester off to deal with this.I'm new here and new to cancer.I've been trying to get the doctors to diagnose my butt…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Severe Itching,worse than poison ivy, and a sore that wouldn't heal for 5 years that slowly grew larger.

Elise

Elise
Bio: Hello, friends. My name is Elise. Once upon a time, I noticed a persistent pain in my ovary that had nothing to do with normal cycle stuff. After a while I googled it. Google had seven theories, of which I could instantly rule out five. That left either "benign tumor" or "cancer". So I googled "ovarian cancer", and that led me…more

Brenda

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

Linda

Linda
Bio: Wish I had found this site when I was diagnosed and not after my treatments were done. But still happy to have found it.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Painful chewing, facial swelling, sore throat, difficulty swallowing. Ear pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: biopsy of left tonsil and lymph node
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 heavy dose (8 hours each) chemo. sessions.

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

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Sandra

Sandra
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ( non small cell carc.) leiomyosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2009 hysterectomy cancer "leiomyosarcoma" found in muscle wall. drs said no treatment needed just follow up in 6 mo. 2012 went in to er for rib and stomach pain, shortness of breath had mri and biopsy done diagnosis stage 4 lung cancer leiomyosarcoma 10/2013 my cancer has spread to pelvic region
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax

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

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding. Just not feeling my old self. Thought I had a GI type flu
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Xeloda Monday thru Friday. Weekends off. Also had mytomycin Iv in the beginning and end of treatment.

Lindsey

Lindsey
Bio: I"m a 31 year old mother of twin girls. I have a wonderful and supportive husband and family. Hoping that this will be a distant memory soon.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large B cell
Cancer Symptoms: Large mass on neck pressing on trachea
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R Chop every 3 weeks. 6 treatments

Lindsaym

Lindsaym
Bio: Hello to all, I am new to this so bare with me. I am 40 years old and a RA survivor, I say that because I have not had any symptoms for the past 6 months. I have noticed that I have a pronounced adams apple that was not there at birth. ;). I have had my ultrasound last summer…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer

Candice

Candice
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Vidaza 5 day cycle once a month, side effects weight loss, erythema nodula,hair loss(slow), nail discoloration

Taha

Taha
Bio: I was diagnosed on December 21 2012, on the day when the world was supposedly going to end. I thought my world ended. I was in shock, how could an 18 year old who doesnt smoke, goes to the gym develop cancer. But then i realized its God, testing my faith. Its to check how grateful I am for everything…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme shoulder and chest pain.

Linda43

Linda43
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Angela

Angela
Bio: Mom of 1, nag to many
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Variant, Papillary Thryoid Carcinoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Phylloides
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue, pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 surgeries in 2 years. Another one to follow in Jan.

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

Tyndall

Tyndall
Bio: Registered nurse, age 59 at diagnosis, perfectly healthy until then. Moved to FL 15 years ago, from DC area. Found on routine colonoscopy, coincidentally began having symptoms between scheduling of colonoscopy and procedure. Consider myself so lucky to know who the very best doctors are via my profession.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: No rectal bleeding just a three week change in bowel habit in April, then resolved. Slight discomfort for week or so in left anal area, just before colonoscopy on June 6, where he could feel the tumor but had a hard time visualizing it, but finally was able to biopsy using a smaller scope.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First round June 24, 2013. Vague feeling of unwell, horrible burping, relieved by Omeprazole, one and 1/2 days of sole pain, then resolved. Mouth sores began 6/29/13, peaked on 07/04/13. Second round July 22, Mitomycin reduced by half because of my WBC response the first time. Same feeling of unwell, anorexia, chemo created constipation for me, not diarrhea.

Sandy

Sandy
Bio: 54 years old, married 36 years, 4 daughters, 5 granddaughters, 1 grandson, county recorder of deeds...
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: none, incidental finding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: left upper lobe removed 5/21/2013 by VATS, still deal with some pleural effusion but other than that completely healed
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: starting the 2nd week of August 2013

Lyndsey

Lyndsey
Bio: Hi! I am Lyndsey, Im 19 years old. Im from Columbus,OH. I was just diagnosed with stage 2a Nodular Sclerosis Classical Hodgkins Lymphoma. Im just looking for people in similiar situations to keep my hope up.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nodular Sclerosis Classical Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: 2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymphectomy, 10/3/13, pain was the only side effect

Sandy

Sandy
Bio: April 2013 found out I have Ovarian Cancer Stage IIIC. I had no symptoms before this. I am 48 and extremely active, work out 6 days a week, full time sales job. Married with a great support network. End of March 2013 I felt a lump 3 1/2 inches below my belly button while laying on my back. It didn't hurt so…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Keith

Keith
Cancer Type: Hypopharynx Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: It started with a swollen lymph node..
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My lymph node was removed on October 29th, 1213.

Janel

Janel
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12 inches of the sigmoid colon was removed on 1/16/2012. It was able to be reattached without the need of a colostomy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: FOLFOX started 2/11/2012 and ended on 7/18/12. The oxaliplatin in the FOLFOX caused peripheral neuropathy.

Alejandra

Alejandra
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CD20 positive Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: spotting

Jayne

Jayne
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bloody stool then total constipation

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

Eugene

Eugene
Bio: Lost my best friend to lymphoma and my life changed. Started a lymphoma apparel brand to bring hope and raise awareness for lymphoma cancer. Would love to hear your feedback! www.seekandfindhope.com
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lymphoma

Aleksandar

Aleksandar
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Operation of the right tonsil, when the tonsil is analysed there is come information that there is the limphom on the tonsila.. Now 4 years I just go to examinations and I don't have nothing.. Is it possible to have cancer or no????

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.

Randy

Randy
Bio: One of the best middle class, hard working, tax paying fools around! Married to Denise for almost 20 years with 3 kids, 19,17 and 15.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma Stage 1 - Grade 3b
Cancer Symptoms: Large lump on neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Numbness around chin
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOPx6 started on 2/21/14 Some nausa and loss of appetite shortly after infusion, Some numbness in fingers after 4th infusion. Taste buds don't work for a few days after infusion

Jyndia

Jyndia
Bio: I am a 29 year old physical therapist in the beginning of my career. I love being physical active, riding my bike to work and drinking coffee in the rain. My life was put on pause Christmas Eve when I woke up with intense pain that was in my right shoulder. 1 month later I have found myself in the…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Germ Cell, yoke sac
Cancer Symptoms: right shoulder pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hair loss, weakness, weight loss, nausea, neuropathy

Sandi

Sandi
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

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

Cindy

Cindy
Bio: I am a 55 year old women with 4 grown children. A year ago I married my best friend and soul mate. Between us we have 6 kids and 10 grandkids. In October of 2006 I was diagnosed with Tongue Cancer had a partial tongue removal and radiation to my face and neck. Was cancer free…more
Cancer Type: Jaw Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinma
Cancer Symptoms: For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: In October of 2006 I was diagnosed with Tongue Cancer had a partial tongue removal and radiation to my face and neck. Was cancer free for 5 years. In March of 2013 I was diagnosed with my second cancer Jaw Cancer. On April 25, 2013 I had a 15 hour surgery were they removed…more

Carol

Carol
Bio: I have spent the last 30 years taking care of my body. I love to run, hike, lift weights, practice yoga and walk with my Irish Wolfhounds. They are the loves of my life. In the past year I have gone through a pretty rough divorce, moved 4 times, lost my big beautiful Irish Wolfhound , Thunder (to oesteosarcoma) and…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, feeling full, pressure
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Flu type feeling... Fatigue Nausea ( took the meds every 8 hours to control) Hair thinning

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

Anne Marie

Anne Marie
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Pleomorphic Lobular Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Breast mass

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

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasive ductile carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: lump

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

Jeff

Jeff
Bio: Medical student
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Myron

Myron
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None

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

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

Lucinda

Lucinda
Bio: Born and raised in Miles City, Montana. Joined the Army and retired after 22 years. I have two children, male and female, both young adults now. Currently living in Southern Arizona.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squammus cell carcinoma, HPV+
Cancer Symptoms: Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 13 Nov 2012, extremely sore throat for one month, lost taste temporarily, raspy voice.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: N/a

Miranda

Miranda
Bio: 20 year old mechanical engineering student just trying to do life.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Absolutely none - found by mistake

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

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!

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, pain on left side, change in bowel (color, size) due to blockage. Jaundice right after diagnosis.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple May 13, 2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache

Vi

Vi
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: A hemorrhoid that was hard to the touch. Itching, hot flashes, fecal leaking and a swollen lymph node (mistaken for a hernia).
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I'm experiencing occasional numbness and tingling from my hip to the removal scar. No big deal in the greater scheme of things.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I felt like my body was vibrating during the oral chemotherapy. I was very fortunate in that my side effects were minimal.

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

Cindy

Cindy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cel anal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding during bowel movements
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started March 3rd, mitomicin infusion first week, next week started Xeloda 5 days a week, last week mitomicin and zeloda. Some feet neuropathy, 1 week off of Zeloda due to very low wbc and platelets, very tired. Hard to tell what symptoms go with which treatment

Jessie

Jessie
Bio: I am a sassy italian chick with an amazing husband and two awesome kids! My husband and I have been married for 18 years. I am currently finishing up my BS in Public Administration. I would consider myself a life-long learner. I love to workout, eat clean and strive to be a better person each day.…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1 ft of my colon removed, emergency surgery.

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

Callmond

Callmond
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-Cell

Lindsey

Lindsey
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Extragonadal Germ Cell

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

Rhonda

Rhonda
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Induction, September 2014, two rounds. I didn't go into remission after the round (7+3 and) had IDA-FLAG (idarubicin, fludarabine, cytarabine and G-CSF. I lost my hair and appetite. Mouth sores are horrible as was the fatigue. I had four rounds of consolidation (November, December 2014, January, February 2015) after this, high dose cytarabine and the…more

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.

Jeff

Jeff
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats, back pain, weight loss, loss of appetite.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituxan and treanda. Had mixed results. Then R-CHOP, which seemed to increase the cancer. Then R-ICE which then sent me to get an auto transplant. Had a severe reaction to rituxan the first time, then minor reactions every other time. They had to infuse really slow. Added an extra day to my chemos. …more

Raymond

Raymond
Bio: stage T1b no mo synovial sarcoma of the left neck treated with surgical excision and neck dissection followed by adjuvant radiation to a dose of 63Gy/30 fractions treatment completed 24/06/2014 a CT scan was done on the 3/7/2015 i got the results on the 7/7/2015 to find a shower of nodules in both lungs. i go and see the medical…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: synovial sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue short breth

Ghetonda

Ghetonda
Bio: I'm 43 have two beautiful daughters and a precious granddaughter and a loving wonderful husband.. and my dog akasha.lost my mom to lung cancer last year. I've been trying to get my insurance together to see a doctor because I have reasons to suspect that I have tounge cancer.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Very weak chronic cough hoarseness

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

Cindy

Cindy
Bio: Hello everyone, I just found out that my sister has inoperable stage 3 anal cancer and I am on this site trying to find information and support. We are particularly interested in hearing about survivors who went the "alternative route" i.e. Gerson Therapy, Cellect-Budwig, etc. or did a combination of conventional and alternative...We will get the complete results of…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: rectal bleeding, swollen lymph nodes in groin area

Wendy

Wendy
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss, Cough, Nausea

Lynn

Lynn
Bio: married live in south island in New Zealand .I have 3 grown up children and 1 beautiful granddaughter.
Cancer Type: Eye and Orbit Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ocular melonoma
Cancer Symptoms: Head aches impaired vision red eye
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removal of right eye and most of optic nerve on 13th may 2013.Due to the removal of some bone and muscle I was unable to have a false eye the surgeon removed my bottom eyelid and stretched my top one down over the opening he has done a great job.

Endang

Endang
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

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

Tom

Tom
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Randy

Randy
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Advanced DLBCL
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: EPOCH+R

Brenda

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

Andrew

Andrew
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in throat

J

J
Bio: Male 46 years old; recently diagnosed (Oct. 26, 2015) squamuos cell carcino-no-more, oral/tonsils matastesis to lymph nod in right side of neck, smaller on left side of neck. Male
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell Carcinoma, metastesis into neck lymph areas, Stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Lethargy, very notable tumors on neck, neck/head shoulder tension/migrains,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: We can cure this without Chemo. . . I'm going to do it!

Cindi

Cindi
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Recurrent mixed germ cell

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.

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Cinda

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

Yolanda

Yolanda
Bio: Wife,mother , grandma
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Brenda

Brenda
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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

Iris

Iris
Bio: 52 year old, married 18 years to a wonderful man and mother to 4 dogs, 3 cats and 1 snake. I was diagnosis in 2014 with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue Stage 2a. Right side of my tongue was removed and graft was created from my forearm. Lymph nodes were removed but clean. No radiation or…more
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: ear pain, chronic sore throat, sore under tongue

Candace

Candace
Bio: 36 year old healthy mother of 2 wonderful kids who has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and is about to undergo the fight of her life!
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal pain and pressure, chronic lower back pain, white (sometimes brownish) discharge with odor, painful intercourse, constant bleeding

Candy

Candy
Bio: A daughter who support her dad to enjoy this liver cancer journey in his life.
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary HCC With Metastis To Lungs
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss, lack of appetite ,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor size : 6 cm. Successfully liver operated on 29/AUG/2015

Linda801

Linda801
Bio: I am a mother. A single mother of three amazing children. I work at home so my children have always been the center of my life. We have a great life. We seldom deal with stress, we are always laughing and enjoying every minute we have. We are now all trying to adjust to our “new life” as we are…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nodular sclerosing
Cancer Symptoms: night sweats, extreme fatigue, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes on collar bone, painful turning neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3-11-16...Needle biopsy 3-25-16...Surgical biopsy 4-4-16...Bone & bone marrow biopsies
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo ABVD for 6 months. Treatment every other week. 4-11-16 first chemo. Tired, constipation, weak knees-falling on steps 4-28-16 second chemo. Tired, extreme fatigue, hair loss started, bad headaches, back of neck pain, blurred vision in one eye, hot feeling inside.

Roderick

Roderick
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarinoma of Colon
Cancer Symptoms: Stomach Ache, Intestinal Obstruction
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 20.10.2015 right Hemicolectomy

Sandra

Sandra
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS
Cancer Symptoms: None initially found on manmo
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 2009

Linda

Linda
Bio: I have Fibrocystic Breasts and having lumps is an understatement. I was always told that if you have a lump on one side then you should have one on the other side in the same place. Last year I felt what I called a ridge (hardened area about three inches by 1/2 inch) in my upper left breast. Since…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive adenocarcinoma, ductal type with lobular featyres, well differentiated.
Cancer Symptoms: Large hardened area beneath the skin (non cancerous, but hid the tumor), itching, tenderness, headaches and exhaustion.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and Sentinel Lympth node removal. Second surgery to clear margins and insert port scheduled this week, then Chemo therapy and Radiation scheduled.

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.

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

Natasha

Natasha
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Heptacellular carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Ascites pain Nausea fatigue bruising

Treesie

Treesie
Bio: On my 62nd birthday, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Lung Cancer. I have just begun this fight.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IIIB

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Anal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I thought I had a hemorrhoid!

Sandi

Sandi
Bio: 43 year old, child protection social worker with two children. Divorced and recently engaged.
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Initial - heavy continuous bleeding Recurrence - left pelvic pain Second recurrence - painful, small nodule near vaginal opening
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: No issues.

Monica

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

Adam

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

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

Linda143

Linda143
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Trish

Trish
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. ES and PR +, node +
Cancer Symptoms: Felt lump in OPPOSITE breast which turned out to be a cyst but mammo picked up mass on the other side.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/13/16 Needle localized biopsy. 10/6/16 reexcision and lymph node biopsy. Struggling with pain, lymphedema and banding in right arm.

Carrie

Carrie
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B

Lindamarrero

Lindamarrero
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Linda

Linda
Bio: I beat renal cell carcinoma back in August of 2010. Until now, things have been great. 10 days before Christmas 2016, I was diagnosed with CML I basically am in that numb phase where you don't know whether to laugh or cry or just hit something. I'm looking to find others in similar situations to help me come to terms…more
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CML. Alooking fought renal cell carcinoma in 8/10
Cancer Symptoms: High WBC count, lower RBC and platelet count, Exhaustion. Nauseous, pain in joints, overall bad feeling
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/10 partial nephrectomy, 10/10 full nephrectomy, 2/11 Hernia repair caused by nephrectomy surgery

Cindy

Cindy
Cancer Type: Parotid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic breast cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in bones , pain in breast, found lump in breast
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy 10/03 Lymph node removal 3/04
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Adriamycin and cytoxin. 11/03 so sick with vomiting till meds were figured out. Lost 50 lbs. Taxol 1/04. Sick Rituxan 5/13 no effects used for platelet issues Taxol 5/16 with experimental drug

Kendra

Kendra
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

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

Sandy

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

Diane

Diane
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Diane

Diane
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

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

Amanda

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

Rose

Rose
Bio: I am a 60 year old white female who has been diagnosed with Cancer on 1/21/17
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: 3 1/2 cm growth believed to be an extra large strombrous hemmoroid removed on 1/16/2017. Bled alot and very painfully. Taken off but stem and surrounding areas still there
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had growth removed in Candler Memorial in Letter by Dr Headley. He thought it was just an hemorrhoid until the pathology report came back
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Will start 1/27/17

Andrea

Andrea
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Cancer

Cancer
Bio: Cancer India - Dr. Sachin Subhash Marda is a Surgical Oncology Specialist at Yashoda Hospitals. As Hyderabad’s leading cancer specialist, Dr. Sachin Subhash Marda firmly advocates cancer prevention and timely screenings among all levels of society.

Talia

Talia
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Rajendra Prasad

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

Linda

Linda
Bio: Nearly 65, living in Lincolnshire, UK. More later
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Massive loss of weight, pain in abdo, pain in back, feels "something" in his throat, loss of appetite

Grant

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

Cathy

Cathy
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Epithereal Sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lesion on scrotum metasized in lymph nodes

Lindsay

Lindsay
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Lisa

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

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.

Cindy

Cindy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None that I noticed. But an odd, recurring pain in my right groin area for several years kept me questioning my doctors until they finally did an ultrasound and found the mass on my pancreas.,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: An Appleby was performed on March 3, 2017 at Johns Hopkins to remove a tumor on the body of my pancreas. Fifty percent of pancreas removed along with gall bladder and spleen and 22 lymph nodes. The surgery was successful. Margins clear and lymph nodes negative. Recovery has been long and difficult but I am finally beginning to feel better.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5fu from 11/8/16 until 1/5/17. Five hour infusion then wore a pump home for 48 hours. Was supposed to do 8 cycles but only got to 4 when my white cell count dropped and we had to stop. The side effects of this treatment are horrendous. Pain, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, neuropathy in hands and feet, hair loss, cold sensitivity, shaky hands…more

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Liposarcoma of Retroperitoneal
Cancer Symptoms: Not able to eat, weightloss, fatigue, severe anemia, infections
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/20/17 Radical resection of retro-peritoneal mass, left hemicolectomy, splenectomy, distal pancreatectomy, left nephrectomy, left andrenalectomy, left orchelectomy, resection of transversus abdominis muscle, psoas fascia and coloproctostomy. 3/3/17 After a colonic anastomic breakdown and surgery done patient was in septic shock and remains unstable as of 5/25/17

Mindylou

Mindylou
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell

Patricia

Patricia
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: serous cell
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding post menopause, abdominal pain, elevated CA125
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 10 2015 hysterectormy, abdominal lymphs, ooprechtomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplaxin and taxol 6 x's Jan to May 2016. Side effects: loss of hair, anemia, low WBC, low platelets.

Sandra

Sandra
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: A lot

Dee

Dee
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hers2+ Triple positive inflammatory stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Lump with inflammatory redness RT breast
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Herceptin, carboplatin, perjeta, taxotere 6 total treatments, 1x/3weeks...Herceptin 1 full year

Keith

Keith
Bio: 60 year old man , husband and father to 4 wonderful children
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Epitheliod sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, pain at tumor site
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lesion removal- 3/30/2017 Lymphnode removal on left side- 5/22/2017
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo not a proven treatment for my type of cancer

Lauraanderson

Lauraanderson
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T3
Cancer Symptoms: Pain, bleeding
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Haven't started yet

Shane

Shane
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Rb

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

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...

Wendy

Wendy
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non small cell cancer

Indianmedtrip

Indianmedtrip
Bio: ndianMedTrip vision is to outreach & deliver unmatched quality healthcare services to faraway patients of every age group. Enable every patient to get special care & attention for speedy recovery from ailments. With continuous expertise improvement & systemic innovation we intend catering cost-effective healthcare solutions at best medical facilities in India.
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

Amanda

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

Chandrima

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

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma

Andrea

Andrea
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Andrew

Andrew
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer

Lisa

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

Alan

Alan
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Angiosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling under left eye going down to cheek. Painless. Left upper lip getting distorted.

Jerry

Jerry
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer

Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV Ardencarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: cough

Danny

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

Melinda

Melinda
Bio: I am a mom, wife, and college writing instructor living on FL's east coast.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (that's a fancy term for invasive breast cancer)
Cancer Symptoms: A lump you could see from space. :D
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/28/17: bilateral mastectomy 5/7/18: total laparoscopic hysterectomy Hopefully sometime in June 2018: breast implant exchange
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxotere and Cyclophosphamide 2/8/18, 3/1/18, 3/22/18, 4/12/18. Extreme fatigue, light nausea, constipation, loss of taste, numb mouth and texture changes, hair loss.

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)

Pete

Pete
Bio: I found out I have Esophageal cancer 3 weeks ago. Any suggestions as to what to do or expect next would be helpful. We have had 5 kids one passed in 1996 to suicide. We now have 3 grandboys & I'm not ready to go yet! Lord willing He's not ready for me yet!
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Not known yet
Cancer Symptoms: Hip replacement in 12/17 & after that had fevers a couple times a week. Checked with our doctor & he arranged for a series of tests. An endoscopy revealed the cancer.

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

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

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.

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

Loretta

Loretta
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Basal Cell Carcinoma

Andrea

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

Cindy

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

Cheryl

Cheryl
Bio: Hospice nurse for 20 years, now I'm on the other side of treatment
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Hemorrhoids? Not! Bleeding, itching, bloating, fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 FU + mitomycin ...4 days/24hrs Nausea, vomit, diarrhea, fatigue

Sandy

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

Marcus

Marcus
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

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.

Linda

Linda
Bio: Got cancer in 2014. Been in remission for five years and counting. The doctors didn't think i would make it two. I am a mother and a grandmother. Also a great grandmother of three. Looking forward to another day of being blessed.
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump under tongue and lymph node swollen.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had chin and jaw reconstructed. 3/4 of tongue removed and rebuilt with fat from my back. 3 lymph nodes removed.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had only 4 appointments for chemo. Hair falling out. Nausa.

Wanda

Wanda
Bio: Cancer sucks...lost my father, and brother to cancer, my mom had it twice...my hope: In my life time there will be a cure for this horrible disease....XXOO
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Wendy

Wendy
Bio: I am 58 years old, married to the most wonderful man in the world. I am a Real Estate Broker, Certified Negotiation Expert, Real Estate Investor, and Notary Signing Agent. I was diagnosed with anal cancer on 12/2/2018 after having blood in poo for probably 2 years. I "assumed" my hemorrhoids were back and I wasn't going to…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer Stage 3A - Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in poo for a couple of years. Assumed it was hemorrhoids. Didn't want to deal with it as I had surgery for that years ago and spent a week in the hospital. Very painful recovery. When the blood started squirting out before pee or poo... I figured there was a problem.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo didn't affect me too much. Got some weird tastes in my mouth. My hair thinned a lot. Used to love beer, now I don't have a taste for it. I have a constant smell in my nose like some kind of burnt food.

Lendora

Lendora
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sarcoma

Patti

Patti
Bio: 60 years old. Diagnosed 9/18 Completed treatment 11/18. First scan showed residual disease. Husband died 2 years ago from HPV + head and neck cancer.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: pain attributed to hem or may anal fissure. Treated for hemorrhoids for approx 6 months before DX. Slight rectal bleeding, pain, pressure, difficulty with BM's. IBS type symptoms. Found lump vaginally first.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5fu and Mitomycin two rounds Oct-Nov 2018. Did not tolerate 5fu. Caused a Type 2 heart attack. Each round of chemo required heart unit stays/

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

Rhonda

Rhonda
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HCC
Cancer Symptoms: Stomach bloating, depression, tired
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Endoscopies

Linda

Linda
Bio: Mother of 4, 16 grandchildren. Divorced and remarried. Cancer runs in the family but I am first with this kind.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal
Cancer Symptoms: Growth from anus, seepage, and discomfort and bleeding ocsassionally.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: still waiting for start date

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