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

Greta Press

Greta Press
Bio: Hello, my name is Greta Press and I have a story to share about myself. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. At the age of thirty-eight, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and my life seemed to be turned upside down. I had four children; two were nine-year-old twins and the other two were teenagers. My husband and children felt completely…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Intra-ductal Breast cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I only had a drop of blood on my husbands tee shirt
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1989 had a masectomy. It was in all my ducts of my breast. But I caught in early enough that it did not affect my lymph nodes so I did not need any radiation or chemotherapy. In 2000 I had a bilateral Tram flap reconstructive procedure

Christa Sotboom

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

Karen Spriggs

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

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

Wotsa Use

Wotsa Use
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: skin cancer
Cancer Symptoms: bad skin

A.J.

A.J.
Bio: I am a veteran going back to school for my Masters in Social Work, concentrating on youth and family. I very much believe that children are the most important people on the earth and we must make sure they grow up in a safe environment with the guidance they need to survive in this trying world.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Karen Lee Beck

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

Maureen

Maureen
Bio: I was 40 years old when I started to get symptoms of strep throat...after going for around a year of test, scans and X-rays, the "specialists" decided that I didn't have strep..I had "Non-Hodkins Lymphoma" with a 9lb mass that had grown on my right lung. It was so large that it cracked my collar bone. After that,…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: last stage of it
Cancer Symptoms: Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice

Cat

Cat
Bio: I am a 55 year old married to a wonderful musician who was diagnosed with a gbm in October 06. It is an incredibly difficult journey for us both. As strange as it sounds, instead of growing closer we are growing apart. I cannot find the words to describe the sadness. We have been married 27 years this June.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: gbm
Cancer Symptoms: Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/06 resection he is no longer the man I married tumor was in left temporal lobe
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nothing early on with the low dose, extreme fatigue with the high dose/ On his 4th round, sleeps 15 hours or more a day. Little appetite. Has been nauseated on and off.

Stephgreg

Stephgreg
Bio: Lung cancer survivor
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Right

Dr. Burwell

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

Katherine Moore

Katherine Moore
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: Severe abdominal pain, bloating (3 litres of ascites removed from abdomen in early Jan., 2006), severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms masked OVCA symptoms
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removal of avaries (had had hysterectomy in 1981 but they left both ovaries at that time), omentum, several lymph nodes, Jan. 31, 2006. Optimum debulking. Surgical scar runs from just above pubic bone to just under breasts. Gyn/Onc told me I had an enormous omentum, much larger than "normal", making the huge scar necessary for complete removal. She installed an…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had 2 courses of CarboPlatin and Taxol via vascualr Port; followed by 4 courses of IP chemo with Cisplatin and Taxol, one course every 3 weeks, requiring 3 days in hospital each time. Could only tolerate 4 courses because side effects were too severe: nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea, ototoxicity resulting in some permanent hearing loss in left ear and…more

John Brewer

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

Kelly

Kelly
Bio: My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer about 7 years ago at the age of 50 after he ate a bag of peanuts at the Angels/Yankees ballgame. The bag of peanuts caused him to bleed and lead to a colonoscopy. After a "successful" surgery to remove half of his colon, the cancer returned 7 years later in his…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: and Thyroid Cancer

Margaret

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

Spirestudios

Spirestudios
Cancer Type: Ear Cancer

Crystal

Crystal
Bio: I was a regular, normal, and happy mom to a 3-month-old baby boy, Adam. Just 26 years old, still breastfeeding, when I noticed that my milk production was reduced to almost nothing. I felt something funny one day in my right "puff", it was hard like a marble, but elongated like a really long grain of rice. So I had…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hell if I know
Cancer Symptoms: Tumor, yuck!

Dalisa Abreu

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

Megan

Megan
Bio: My husband was diagnosed with renal cancer in March of 2007. He's going through surgery, chemo, and most recently, a prodecure involving radiactive beads in his liver due to tremendous growth there. I am his wife of 16 years. We are best freinds and true soul mates. He loves my three sons from a previous marriage…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal
Cancer Symptoms: My husband has lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. The tumors in his liver are consuming all the calories he takes in. He is extremely fatigued and often is nasuated.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My husband has his C-4 removed, replaced and C-3, 4 and 5 fused March 16. Recently, he has 2 femoral angiograms to insert the radioactive beads.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: My husband was on a trial for a new chamo for renal cancer called "Sutent". He made no progess and instead suffered significant side effects that we believe plunged him into a spiral of ever increasing side effects of his cancer.

Tammyselfsuarez

Tammyselfsuarez
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Lauren

Lauren
Bio: My name is Lauren. I am a 20 year old student who attends the University of Colorado at Boulder. I was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia on October 10, 2007.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Brooke

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

Karen Visnansky

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

Debbie Wife Of Cancer Survivor Steve A.

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

Deena A Warner

Deena A Warner
Bio: Sharing my journey with breast cancer. Diagnosed on 10/28/2007, stage 3C , Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, with 29 lymph cancerous & HER2Neu a 3+ , my life changed in the blink of an eye .**** I am a retired banking VP & a self taught primitive artist working in fabric, paint & paper mediums. With a love for all nature, but…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my breast. It was hard and big
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/12 Mastectomy, with 29 cancerous lymphs removed Reconstructive surgery immediately following (TRAM flap)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: to come

Joanne

Joanne
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Janie

Janie
Bio: I am a 58 year old English widow who's husband died undiagnosed at 43 years of age. I am an HER2 positive breast cancer victim and currently in remission. I work in the hospice movement as a fundraiser. As I can do very little to influence governments to take the prevention agenda seriously above that of profits I try to help improve…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Wayne Eaton

Wayne Eaton
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Irene

Irene
Bio: In January 2006 my younger sister Raquel underwent a bilateral mastectomy after being diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at the age of 30. She had to go through 8 rounds of chemotherapy as well as 3 reconstruction surgeries. I was with her when she had her mastectomy and watched as she lost all of her beautiful hair from the…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating Lobular
Cancer Symptoms: I had no symptoms, just a small little lump on my right breast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Double mastectomy with tissue expanders placed at surgery. Developed psudemonas twice and had to have right expander removed.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had every side effect in the book! You name it I had it! Gained 20 pounds on the steroids.

Claire

Claire
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal cell
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: July 27th, I dont know waht the doctoers call it it but he was cut from neck to groin to remove tumor and then front to back on left side to remove kidney!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: no treatment yet?

Theresa

Theresa
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: recurrence of breast cancer now mets sm. tumor in liver
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/28 first treatment of clinical trial Gemzar with Avastin- was on this treatment for 6 months, it immediately reducedthe tumor on my liver and eventually totally got it. unfortuantely I had to stop Avastin due to high blood pressure and I experienced toxicity in my lungs with the high dose of Gemzar and had to stop. After 6months…more

Teresa

Teresa
Bio: Hi, I have been diagnosed about 2 months ago started R/Chop and waiting to see if it has had any results. The beast is in the waiting. Accidently dx when I had Breast MRI after my sister died from breast cancer. Took 6 months to get a diagnois due to much incompetence.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular grade 3
Cancer Symptoms: Feeling pain in abdomin and imagining all those tumors growing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removal of lymph node for dx
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R/Chop waiting to see if it is working

Gretchen

Gretchen
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon Cancer with Mets to the Liver
Cancer Symptoms: Really had none but in hindsight there were signs. My abdomen was bloated - no pain, I could fall asleep sitting up. Crying for long periods of time for seemingly no reason at all. Not feeling myself - thought I was depressed. Upon diagnosis there was blood in my stool and my stools were darker than normal but…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/11/07 1/3 colon removed and resected (no colostomy bag needed). Had 16 of 64 liver lymph nodes impacted. Had gallbladder and one cystic (non-cancerous ovary removed). Had hepatic pump implanted to deliver chemo directly to the liver when I wasn't getting systemic chemo.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/07 for 5 months every 2-3 weeks.Fulfox, Five FU, evastin, oxalyplatin -Side affects were mild and temporary such has hair loss (complete on first round) mild neuropathy, Hand and food syndrome. Slight diarrhea but NO nasuea. Loss of appetite, loss of taste. 06/08 Second round of chemo (Irinotecan) more nausea but virtually no diarrhea. neuropathy has returned slightly.…more

Audrey Friedman

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

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

Denise

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

Kim-our Mom's Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

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

Lauren1979

Lauren1979
Bio: Hi Everyone, I'm 29 years old and I was diagnosed this past June with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I had no clue I had cancer. I found out very coincidentally when I went to the ENT doctor with earaches. He found my swollen lymphnodes in my neck and everything snowballed from there. My oncologist prescribed 6 months of chemotherapy (ABVD regimen)…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymphnodes in neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I am having ABVD. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, bone pain, fever, infection...

Joleen

Joleen
Bio: My Father-in-law was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in October. He recently started his treatments. My sister-in-law has been researching so much about his condition. (Go get'em Kerri) It is great to see so many people sharing their stories so others can feel relief in knowing there is hope. The honesty of the pains and successes is helpful as well. So~thanks...Joleen

Audrey

Audrey
Bio: I was always a very healthy, active person. As a life time weight watchers member, I managed the food I ate very well and was quite active. It never occurred to me that I might be ill until my right leg began to swell. And swell. And swell! After many trips to the Doctor, countless tests and one fateful biopsy,…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen right leg.

Arend 'Odee' Lenderink

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

Paul Daigrepont

Paul Daigrepont
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioblastoma
Cancer Symptoms: loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: craniotomy on 1/30/09 with ability to speak better immediately but still needs lots of speech therapy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
Death Date: December, 2012
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Aimee Florence Walters

Aimee Florence Walters
Bio: My beloved daughter Aimee's body shut down on 1-17-09. Her mind and spirit did not stop fighting. She was diagnosed in July 2008 with stage 2B cervical cancer that spread to her lungs, liver,chest and perinteal sac by November 2008. Aimee had just graduated with her MSW in May 2008. I was with her for 90% of her treatments and…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: hemmoraging and passing blood clots. She also told us that she wasn't feeling well in general for a couple months before diagnosis...she thought it was stress due to just graduating and trying to find her dream job right away. PAIN with a capital P. Aimee was in pain daily and no matter the perscription cocktail, the Big C found a way…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin for 6 weeks Cisplatin & Topotecan for 4 21 day interval treatments. 3 day duration of treatment. CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS are the treatments that made Aimee sicker: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss of 35#. She also had 10 blood transfusions during the 2 treatment plans because the cancer and chemo were killing her simultaneously. During her final treatment in January 2009…more

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

Ron

Ron
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV A Squamous cell carcinoma.
Cancer Symptoms: Lump inside right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor removal Radical neck dissection Radical tonsilectomy

Karen

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

Karen

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

Lauren Moore

Lauren Moore
Bio: My family has an extensive history of cancer - my mom had breast cancer in her mid-thirties, and my little brother had Ewing's Sarcoma (at age 8) and Osteosarcoma (at 11.5), so I was even more devastated to be diagnosed with Hodgkin's earlier this year - I thought we were done with chemo, since my brother will be hitting 5…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: late may - biopsy june 7 - port
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD - six 4-week cycles (June-November) Prednisone Procarbizine

Ken Hunt

Ken Hunt
Bio: Hi Everyone My name is Ken and I live just outside of Calgary with my wife and two kids. I've always been fairly active and enjoy all sports (both playing and coaching) I've just recently retired from work and was planning to enjoy a productive retirement until I received my cancer diagnosis. I love the outdoors and have canoed some very…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in the stool and pain in the anal area. The tumour is very close to the anus and before radiation used to partially impede bowel movements.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I will find out at the end of this month whether my doctor will operate to remove the rectal tumour. I guess it depends on the prognosis for the lung cancer. Surgery will result in a permanent colostomy however it should give me a better quality of life.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Very little after affects from the chemo other than slight nausea and some fatique. They had to cut the chemo treatments short in order to focus on the radiation treatments. Had a port-a-cath installed for future chemo treatments.

Greg

Greg
Bio: Married and father of three beautiful, intelligent and talented daughters, and grandpa to Michael Gregory and Marco Guiseppi Ragland. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Voice-over talent at Unique Voice Over. Ran the Chicago Marathon in 2007 to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Led a mission trip in 2008. In 2009 was diagnosed with cancer. In 2010, while…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Felt like I was swallowing my uvula. CT Scan on September 1, 2009 showed tests "within an acceptable range". Biopsy performed on September 17, 2009 showed cancer.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery (radical tonsillectomy and neck dissection to remove 5 lymph nodes) was performed October 20, 2009 at Loyola University Medical Center. Two lymph nodes were cancerous, one with extra capsular extensions.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Low-dose chemotherapy (Cisplatin) coincided with radiation, 1 day per week, beginning December 7, 2009 and ending January 25, 2010. Side effects included nausea, fatigue, weakness, depression, low blood counts, increased age in appearance, loss of some hearing in the higher frequency range and tinnitus (ringing in both ears).

Jenny Motta

Jenny Motta
Bio: My name Is Jenny and I was my sisters bone marrow donor. Eight years ago my younger sister Michelle HAD CML. Thats right HAD. She is now cancer free. We spent 6 months in Seattle, but we brought her home alive. If you have CML, don"t give up. You can beat it. A…more
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: cml
Cancer Symptoms: Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.

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

TERESA

TERESA
Bio: Hello everyone. This is my first post and my journey through this cancer stuff started Oct. 27 with a colonoscopy which I ended up having a cat scan, which found a mass, which I ended up having surgery on Nov. 4 and it was cancer. Dr. thought it might be ovarian so had a hysterectomy and then also…more

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: I am a 58 y.o. woman with 3 lovely daughters 19, 34, & 35 and a wonderful partner. All of them have been supportive throughout this situation and I am truely grateful for their individual support. I was in business for 35 years with my ex-husband and I was the administrator in the company, also active in the field as…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal
Cancer Symptoms: In October of 2008, I started having fatigue symptoms and my legs were aching all the time, just to the outside of my shins. I felt full and had a lot of flatuence. My GP did bloodtests and discovered I was very low in the B6 vitamin. When questioned, he said that it was not a symptom…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 2009, Portacath insertion, severe reaction to something, not sure what. Started Mitomycin and 5 FU 4 days later and the incision was red and swollen and very painful for at least 2 weeks.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No terrible side effects, the first round was heavy and I had mouth sores, but quickly learned to treat them. Little nausea, thank goodness. I was very grateful to have had the portacath rather than a picc line or the direct vain method. I watched others go through it while I was having my treatments and I…more

Clairen

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

Maureen

Maureen
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Theresa

Theresa
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cloacogenic carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Occasional blood in my stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemo Mitomycin and 5-FU on December 28, 2009 after having a Power Port placed in my chest.
Death Date: February 25, 2011
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Renee

Renee
Bio: Mother of four. Soon to be grandma to early. Stage t2 anal cancer with a small lymph node involved so.....Had 5 FU and mitomycin week 1 a four day drip. This was on Dec. 7. By the 15th I was hospitalized with a new oncologist until the 25th. I then was put on Cysplatin because of my severe reaction…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Rash, uncontrollable bowels
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/7-10. Not too sick alot of mouth sores and counts were drastically low hospitalized 12/15 with new oncologist

Rena

Rena
Bio: Hi Im Rena .Im married and Im a mom and a grand mother .I love gardening and seed collecting and saving and I also love winter sowing As a stay at home mom and home maker I sculpt ooak polymer clay babies for a hobby I had rectal cancer and surgery july 2009 .I had a second surgery in march 2010.plus…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: feverish, sluggish, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, sticky fluid. strong feeling of having to go but there would be small stool .
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had surgery july 2009 removed section of lower rectom.I was cut open from under ribs to below belly button.Recovery time was about 10 weeks. as of feb 2010 I may have to have another surgery to remove a cancer cell
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: pump for 5 days aweek for 6 weeks then 2 days every 2week for 6 sessions

Christina (Greg)

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

Reagan Meredith

Reagan Meredith
Bio: I am 25 years old and was diagnosed with colon cancer when I was 22. Two weeks after that diagnosis I also found out that I have Lynch Syndrome, a genetic disorder passed down in family that results in an increased risk for certain kinds of cancer, colon and uterine being the most common. I am the 15th member of…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, fatigue, extreme unexplained weight gain. I experienced these symptoms for almost 5 years, beginning at the age of 17, and saw close to 10 doctors before anyone could figure out what was wrong.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/6/08- Total colectomy and appendectomy... after surgery body went into acidosis. 8/7/08- Emergency surgery from complications... resection of the small intestine and temporary ileostomy. 10/8/08- Reversal of the ileostomy. Extremely sick for the following month, then found out I had an infection. 11/10/08- Lung surgery due to a developed strep infection in my liver and lung cavity. 12/12/11- Partial oopherectomy to remove a mass.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No chemotherapy

Anne

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

Greg

Greg
Bio: Living Proof has been the ad slogan for the University Hospital here in Cincinnati. They performed my esophagectomy in Dec. 2008. I hope to continue to be Living Proof that cancer can be stopped.
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12-5-'08 Esophagectomy

Teresa

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

Nicole Hall

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

Breastcancermum

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

Vero

Vero
Bio: I am a 37 year old mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, BFF, niece (and nice) young woman. And I have cancer. It was very difficult for me to say it out loud, even to myself, at first. But I have accepted this and decided to fight back ferociously and kick cancer's ass! I had been feeling a…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Pain, fatigue. The pain is not always there, but lately it has been more constant. Sometimes it's mild, sometimes it's just plain throbbing pain. Another reason not to have cancer added in my life's favorite to-do-things list =P
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I'll be having a complete hysterectomy. But before that I have to have a cardioseal implanted in my heart, so that will be scheduled first. Hopefully, within the next two weeks, because we need to get moving on this!

Rebekah

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

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

Karen

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

Shelly

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

RENEE

RENEE
Bio: I am Renee in January 2010 on a sunday we were getting ready for church, I went to the restroom and i had nothing but blood in the toilet, I yelled for my husband and he freaked out because i had a half hystrectomy in 1980 so we knew it was not right, so i went to Urgent Care, Thank…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: blood in my urine
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 23 2010, 5 hours and hurt like hell, still going thu alot of changes in my stomach and tastebuds,

Dan

Dan
Bio: I joined the Air Force in 1987. I spent 22 years traveling the world serving our country. I actively involved in the Kosovo conflict, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with deployments to the warzone in 2002 and 2009. I retired from the Air Force in Nov 09. While in Afghanistan during the summer of 2009 I noticed two…more
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Seminoma
Cancer Symptoms: None
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Neck Biopsy: 18 Jun 2010: none I/O: 15 Jul 2010: ?

Renee

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

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

Reginald Dontae Johnson Sr

Reginald Dontae Johnson Sr
Bio: Hi my name is Reginald Dontae Johnson Sr and right now i am a cancer survivor and cancer fighter.I was diagnosed with brain cancer january 15, 2010. I have a son and he is pretty much the reason why i fight this cancer. Read my blogs to know more about me.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pathology Ependymoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I was woke and had to talk and stay woke during the whole surgery. January 17,2010, 5 hours. weakness,less appetite,and fatigue.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.

Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall
Bio: Political Science professor, Foreign Service Officer, and museum director - retired from them all! Now I occupy my time with various volunteer activities, including working with university health outreach programs to get out the message about HPV and vaccination. I research and maintain the anal cancer website I created [please see the link on my profile and take…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Anal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Small lump detected by me. No other symptoms at all. It was so strange to feel great and suddenly hear "you have cancer."
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of tumor done by a surgeon incident to biopsy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin given in one dose on June 28, followed by a week of infusion of 5FU. Four weeks later a second cycle of 5FU. Following the first treatment, severe mouth sores for 8 days - at the end could not swallow more than a teaspoon at a time. The second cycle had reduced mouth sores, but I…more

Gretchen

Gretchen
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: My Mom has had several symptoms from both radiation and chemo. She did not lose her hair entirely, but it's very thin. She's always exhausted, her appetite has gone down greatly, nothing tastes good. Her sense of smell is hightened, her balance is off. She's always forgetting things we just told her, she cannot seem to keep her attention on…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.

Stephanie

Stephanie
Bio: I am a four year Breast Cancer survivor. Dealing with cancer led me to writing a book called "Cancer's Gift - Rebuilding You", learning how to change my expectations in life situations so I could survive, not just cancer, but my relationships with others. I am currently training for Race for the Cure, which will be my first…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Renata

Renata
Bio: I am a 36 year young woman, last december i got the news that i have breastcancer, right now i am trying to deal with everything that comes with that.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Her2 + breastcancer
Cancer Symptoms: really weird looking breast, back pains.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: only removal of my ovaries

Theresa

Theresa
Cancer Type: Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Malignant Pleural Effusion/Metastatic Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: VATS (Visual assisted thoracic surgery) Cancer was discovered, recovery was harder than I expected, more painful emotionally than physically. March 2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: On Chemo from April to Sept 2010. Main side effects were fatigue, weight gain, mouth sores occasionally.

Carolyn

Carolyn
Bio: My name is Carolyn! I am a nurse in Denver, CO. I have an amazing family and the best friends a girl could ask for. I never thought I would say the words: "my mom has cancer" She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer on December 23rd, 2008. She fought for two years, facing challenges no one should ever have to face. She…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Recurrent Adenocarcinoma / Cystadenocarcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 2009: Hysterectomy and removal of ovarian masses turned into emergency surgery due to a bowel obstruction. The tumors were too large/difficult to remove at that time. The doctors decided to blast her with chemo, shrink the tumors and operate again in a few months. May 2009: Complete hysterectomy. Omentectomy. Tumor debulking. An ostomy was created. Septemper 2009: More tumor debuking/removal.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: February 2009: CA125 level was around 3500. She began treatment with Taxol/Carbo with Avastin. Within two weeks, she lost all of her gorgeous red hair. Energy level dropped significantly. She continued having "maintenance" chemo. June 2009: CA125 dropped to 32, and then to 16 later that month. Oncologist decided to stop chemo- as there was no sign of cancer! March…more
Death Date: January 7, 2011
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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

Connie

Connie
Bio: OK, I have not woken up to find this is a bad dream so I guess I have no choice but to accept it and focus on getting well.... this site of fighters and survivors have been a great help to me. I missed getting to move to central Fl this winter but I still may get to visit if…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamus cell carcinoma anal cancer
Cancer Symptoms: rectal pains, pressure, rectal bleeding
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.

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

Karen

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

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.

D-

D-
Bio: Name's Denise, age 35. Stage 4 colorectal with mets in the liver. Diagnosed in January with a CEA of 33,000! For those non-cancery folk, that's INSANE! Most people have none. Still pluggin away and keeping positive! Cancer has given me a plethora of comedic material for sure. I mean here's some irony: I quit smoking…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pain in my ass
Cancer Symptoms: not many symptoms, thanks to CTCA. light nausea on occasion, but nothing big. Fatigue on occasion. Urge to acquire free things by pulling the cancer card and putting out my lower lip.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Power port installed. LOVE IT! Side effect: People look at it and I have to explain it's my bionic nipple.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: leucovorin, floxuridine. Was on Oxaliplatin and 5-FU. Worked well, but killed my platelets. Then on captosar? Crap. could feel the lesions growing. Still have peripheral neuropathy in hands and feet from Oxaliplatin. Side effects: Gas! Holy cow! Now on Xeloda. who knows what's next
Death Date: July 7, 2011
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Fred

Fred
Bio: I am a 67 year old now retired Barber/Hairstylist living in Ontario Canada. I am married to a wonderful woman (Helen) I have two beautiful daughters, (Jennifer and Elaine) I have two great son-in-laws, (Allan and Clare) I have four really terrific grandchildren. (Chris, Emily, Laura, and Jordan) I was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma July 2010. I have had Chemotherapy,…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Death Date: November 29, 2013
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Kat

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

Steve Olson

Steve Olson
Bio: People ask me why I join Blogs about cancer when I don’t have it myself. In fact, at 65 years old, God has blessed me with incredible health all my life. I have recovered from things they said “you can’t beat”. Maybe that’s why I do it. I’ve seen the ugly side of cancer, and several…more

Carol

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

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: i am not a cancer survivor but i am the widow of someone who had cancer . my late hubby of 34 yrs passed away on jan 4th 2007 from cancer. that was the worst day of my life, i lost my best friend, my lover, my love of my life.
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: melanoma

Scaredouttamymind

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

Jackie

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

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.

Renee

Renee
Bio: I am a 49 year old woman who has been married to my husband for 19 years on 12/28/2010. On 11/8/2010 our battle with brain cancer began. A grade 3 high grade anaplastic astrocytoma, inoperable in the left insula.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Grade 3 high grade anaplastic astrocytoma
Cancer Symptoms: It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Craniotomy and resection on 12/1/2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
Death Date: January 7, 2012
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Reneecarroll

Reneecarroll
Bio: I am a 42 year old woman who has always been extremely active and am essentially a workaholic. Mother of four children, and in school to apply for nursing school. I do not like the fact that cancer is slowing me down and I just have to deal with that.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue only. not anothery single symptom. I am the posterchild now for getting a yearly ob/gyn exam as that is how they found this cancer.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: cisplatin, felt and tasted every drug they put in my body. It was very yucky. I am incredibly sensitive to the medications and was eventually given Ativan to help me sleep through it all. Lasix was fun though at the end of treatment peeing every 5 minutes!!

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

Kreedy

Kreedy
Bio: I was told 11 years ago I had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma,& Leukemia. I have had a lot of chemo over the years so it has been a little rough at times. But I do have a great wife and family that helps me to keep fighting. I am a professional photographer. So I am on a mission and that is to…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I only have the one Lymph Node removed so I can't give too much help in that area. It went real good and not much of a scar. It was taken from the side of my neck.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Been in and out of chemo over the years so had a lot of different kinds of drugs. Did lose ALL of my hair so I didn't have to shave until I was in remission. I hat to shave and always wished I didn't have to. So be very careful what you wish for. You just might get and and…more

BreastListener

BreastListener
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Trees

Trees
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nodular Sclerosising
Cancer Symptoms: really itchy skin, it started in my hands and feet and after a couple months, everywhere. Some night sweats & fevers. No unexplained weight loss...ripped off.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thoracotomy, on my birthday. I felt like I'd been caught in a bear trap.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD

Recliner Woman

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

Mark Sechrest

Mark Sechrest
Bio: I had no real health problems until I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in May 1999. Since then it has just been one thing after another. It took a long time to get Crohn's under control, and I was steroid dependent. 2005 was a hellish year. I started the year with the flu (on New Year's Eve), then strep throat, 2…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma, pT4a N2a M1a. Peritoneal carcimatosis.
Cancer Symptoms: Change in bowel habits. Severe anemia (fatigue, rapid heart beat, etc.)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/16/2011 - Removal of the appendix, ascending colon, and terminal ileum. Removal of omentum on right side, and 41 lymph nodes. 08/04/2011 - removal of gallbladder and discovery of more cancer 3/30/2011 - Port placement in right upper chest. 4/27/2011 - Surgery for necrotic ulcer and perirectal abscess 5/12/2011 - Removal of compromised port. Placement of new port in upper left chest. 5/26/2011 - Removal…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/4/2011 - FOLFOX6 with Avastin. Some fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, cold sensitivity. Discontinued after 3 rounds 7/1/2011 - Switched to Xeloda. Stopped first round after 9 days due to much bowel discomfort.
Death Date: November 3, 2011
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Lynn

Lynn
Bio: Diagnosed in 2008 with initial surgery May 2008. Origination in appendix. Stage IV. Second surgery April 2009 (unsuccessful heated chemo). Bi-weekly chemotherapy and ct scans every two months. Tumor is stable for now..
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of the appendix

Jeff

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

Karen

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

Deborah

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

Sam

Sam
Bio: I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma the day before Christmas Eve 2010. I was already aware by then that that was a possible result of the lymph node biopsy. My cousin had stage 4, so I also knew what the next steps were going to be. However, an unplanned surprise....I went in for a bone marrow biopsy in the second…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nodular sclerosis
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Delayed until I deliver my baby.

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

Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: I am a 53 year old female, blond and blue... Diagnosed with malignant melanoma in August, 2009. Had wide skin excision and sentinal node biopsy in Sept. 2009. Was told they got it all, and hope they were right!
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 1 malignant melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Skin excision and sentinal node biopsy, all negative.

Doreen

Doreen
Bio: Hi,I am 69 and love animals, nature, and of course people. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I've been active all my life raising Thoroughbred race horses and Boston Terriers. I have COPD and thyroid problems and now Non Hodgkin Follicular B cell Lymphoma. I thought my lymphoma symstoms were from COPD and thyroid. I live in the country and…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Hodgkins Follicular B CELL Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, aching bones, afternoon, day or night sweat flashes, red patches on back of legs above ankles, shortness of breath.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node biopsy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: CVP-R So far I have fatigue and prednisone make me anxios and nervious

Claire

Claire
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stool
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Polyp removed July 21, 2011 Lots of rectal pain and more pain from hard stools due to pain meds

David Warren

David Warren
Bio: Welcome to LearnToCut.com, the place where ANYONE can learn how to cut hair. This is the only place you can get "Learn to Cut Fades, Tapers & Afros" by David Warren.

Claudya

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

Teresa

Teresa
Bio: I am 42 and was in the process of going back to school when this hit me. BUT the silver lining is that i have a great family support system and friends that have rallied around me. God is good!!!
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Severe insomnia. I sleep on average of 4 hrs a night. (on a good night). Scary how i dont seem to need sleep right now. I have Hyperthyroidism. I guess severe enough to keep me up all hours of the night. And severe *ewwww* Constipation. :P
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I am scheduled for surgery on Sept 9, 2011...a little nervous to be honest

Regina

Regina
Bio: 12 year Cancer Survivor who has written a book to try and help others deal with this terrible disease and its side effects. Travel the world speaking to survivors and supporters to help them with honesty and a sense of humor! My goal to help lift spirits worldwide as much as possible!
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: I was one of the few with pain before my diagnoses. Pain in my breast would take my breath away.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy, lymphnode removal. Still numb after all these years and swelling.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Very sick. 12 years ago the drugs for side effects were not as effective as they are now and hopefully will continue to get better

Brenda

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

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....

GreenLuna

GreenLuna
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Casey

Casey
Bio: I'm the daughter of a woman with newly diagnosed anal cancer. I am determined to ensure that cancer doesn't become who she is but just part of her journey.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain at tumor site, bleeding, fullness in rectum, urgency
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU and Mitomycin during 1st and 5th weeks of treatment

Poobare

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

Kareyg

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

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.

Mike

Mike
Bio: I'm 61, married to a wonder lady, I have a 20yr old son attending his 3nd year college at Hendrix in Ar.(Deans list last semester, 4.0 yea) I have two grown step daughters who try their best to take care of me, as well as my parents both in their early 80's, two sisters and one brother all live…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec 6, 2011 12" colon removed with 14 limp nodes and a very abnormal appendix, benign.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo-therapy of 5FU and Oxaliplatin started 3/12/2012 and finished 8/13/2012 administered every two weeks, and taking home an infusion pump of 5FU for two days.

Karen

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

Trisha

Trisha
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, night sweats, body aches, persistent cough, weight loss, loss of appetite.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node biopsy Bone marrow biopsy--would have rather had another baby...at least you can opt for an epidural. Mediport placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Abvd every other week.

Deb

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

Loree

Loree
Bio: I found out about a month ago that I have Medullary and Papillary in my thyroid. I have had the thyroid and lymph nodes taken out. One lymph node had traces of papillary in it. I am on my first day of isolation from the radioactive iodine.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medullary and Papillary
Cancer Symptoms: No symptoms

Caren

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

Sarena Perez

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

Serenity

Serenity
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I really had no symptoms,other than some weightloss

Derek

Derek
Bio: Never smoked, never drank much, never did drugs ... so why did I get carcinoid cancer? I don't know the answer, but I hope I have the solution. Thirteen months and two surgeries after I was first diagnosed with cancer, I'm still here and looking forward to a long and happy life. I write a weekly online column on Larkspur-Corte Madera…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Carcinoid/NET Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec. 6, 2010: Went into the Marin General ER with (what I thought) was bad food poisoning. Turned out to be a carcinoid tumor wrapped around my intestines and appendix. The doctor removed part of the lower intestine, tumor and appendix. He put it all in a bucket and showed it to my wife in the waiting room. It took…more

Karen

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

Carejourney

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

Glenn

Glenn
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: tonsillar cancer with lymph metastasis
Cancer Symptoms: lymph node swelling and sore throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: modified radical neck dissection left..tonsillectomy..january 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Ciplatin 3 megadoses 3 weeks apart concurrent with radiation

Brenda

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

Richard

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

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

Faydra

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

Dianne

Dianne
Bio: Went to naturpath becasue I was fatigued. He diagnosed liver mass that was at leat 15 years old and the size of an orange. After consultation with local oncologists, I decided to go to Sloan Kettering in Manhatten for treatment. I am 63 years old. Along with 70 year old husband are raising our three grandchildren ages 3, 5 and…more
Cancer Type: Bile Duct Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: cholangiocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: none
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec 7, 2011. Surgery to implant titanium chemo pump that delivers chemo directly to the liver. NO Side Effects!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: HAIC 24/7 for two consecutive weeks of constant flow chemo delivered directly to the liver. Every two week chem, alt two weeks pump is filled with Saline. NO Side Effects

Cure4pancan

Cure4pancan
Bio: My dad was recently diagnosed in stage 4. Started chemo 5 days ago, was going well but now were having blood clot complications. Love reading all the stories in the blog, thought I should get on board. It has helped me in a huge way knowing so many others are also fighting a rough battle/watching someone they love fight the…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pancreatic cancer stage 4, spread to abdomen and liver
Cancer Symptoms: abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin

Maureen

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

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

Cancerawareness

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

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

Lisa

Lisa
Bio: I am the spouse of the cancer victim. I am here to find answers, share information and help support you all if I can. We are new to all of this but realize how scary this all can be. I stumbled on this blog while researching information and found myself coming back to it over and over.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cyst removal on 7/2/12, PET scan on 7/16/12. Tonsillectomy on 7/24/12 because ENT thought that was the site of the primary, biopsy of throat, nasal passage, and base of tongue. Base of tongue on left side shows positive.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy to be given concurrently, once a week. Began on 8/23/12.

Kelly

Kelly
Bio: I typically hate talking about myself, not so much the type that likes being in the spotlight. I do like being busy and being around people, though.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/22/12 - Port placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/23/12 - Hot-flash (minor) and a little fatigue 8/26/12 - Mouth sores.

Regina

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

Brenda

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

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.

Claire

Claire
Bio: I am a 52 year old woman, have a 20 year old son, married 3 times, professional career. My ovarian cancer tumor was discovered during a routine gyno exam. I asked my doc to check my enlarged uterus to see if there was any change from the previous year and that is when the tumor was discovered. …more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Slight ache by right ovary.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/14/11. Removed grapefruit sized ovarian tumor and full hysterectomy including lymph node removal.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 months of chemo. Made me achy like having the flu but much worse especially in my legs, naseous, food tasted bad, water tasted bad, low energy.

Unsure

Unsure
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma consistent with pulmonary primary
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed a "golf ball" sized tumor, metastatic adenocarcinoma to the brain.

Lisa

Lisa
Bio: I am a 51 year old attorney, wife, mother of three, and grandmother. My original diagnosis was stage 2B adenocarcinoma in August 2011. I underwent six tough weeks of concurrent chemo and radiation. A recurrence was discovered Janaury 2013. A pelvic exenteration was attempted January 31. 2013 and aborted. A super cervical hysterectomy was performed instead. Aside…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarinoma (Recurrent as of January 2013)
Cancer Symptoms: inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: A pelvic exenteration was attempted January 31. 2013. It was aborted due to the spreading of the cancer. Surgeons removed the uterus and 95% of the visible cancer instead.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had external and internal (brachytherapy) radiation over a six week schedule. 28 external rounds and 5 internal rounds. Radiation was concurrent with chemotherapy (cisplatin) for 6 weeks once a week. Seriously fatigued for at least six months post treatment.

Lisa

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

April

April
Bio: I am a mother of two children, Kristian who will be 14 this year and Kylie who will be 5. My kids are my world, with out them my world could not turn and move forward. I have a loving man in my life who is my best friend and who I hope to become my husband one day and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2B Ductal Carcinoma with cancer in outside tissue & lymph node
Cancer Symptoms: sharp pains in left breast and armpit
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: first surgery is set for 4/25/13- mysectomy went well, found some suprises which changes my treatment plan but what ever it takes to get through this & be here for a long time for my kids. Breast is healing nicely & fills coming along great! Although they took some nodes from my arm pit & almost 3 weeks later I…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Docetaxel (taxotere) 6 months every 3 weeks, Cyclophosphamide (procytox) 6 months every 3 weeks, and Trastuzumab (herceptin) evey 3 weeks for a year.

Crello

Crello
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: primary cutaneous diffuse large B cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: visual plaque on forearm
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP 6

Fred

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

Judy

Judy
Bio: I am a 48 year old living in Toronto and the mother teenage boys who are 15 and 18. Despite absolutely no symptoms and feeling the healthiest I had ever felt, I wasn't completely surprised by my diagnosis. I have a horrifying and tragic family history of cancer and cancer has already had a huge effect on my life.…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None really - discovered in a routine colonoscopy performed ahead of schedule because I was worried about my family history of cancer.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st round was delayed because they could not find a vein, so I had to have a pick line surgically put in for the full time and treatment was delayed a full week as a result. I developed a very bad rash from my chest up a few days later. Overall feeling of unwell. Felt sick when I…more

Hello Squirrel

Hello Squirrel
Bio: Hello, I am a 46 years old, stage 4 breast cancer patient with bone metastasis. It was July 18 in 2012 when I was first diagnosed as stage 4. Now, a year later, thanks to god and everyone around me, I am in much better condition. One characteristic of my attitude to deal with cancer is, I decided not to have…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st was 3/12/2010. Lumpectomy. 2nd was 6/8/2011. Lymph node removal. 17 was removed and 9 was positive. 3rd was 7/12/2012. Lymph node removal. 5 was removed, then found out metastasis in spine.

Jessica

Jessica
Bio: I am 28-years-old and have been cancer free for just over 2 years! I am currently a full-time student, full-time employee, full-time mother, and I am also in the process of trying to get an event up and running in my community to bring awareness to Colorectal cancer and to give back to the community that saved my life. I…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Small painful bump growing out of rectum similar to a hemmorhoid; size kept increasing and becoming more and more painful, until a colonscopy and biopsy were done and I received my diagnosis.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had surgery for Port placement in 01/2011. I began my first bout of chemo on 2/14/2011 along with radiation. I was in the chair for about an hour receiving the Mitomycin, and the 5-FU was portable, so it was hooked up and it was constantly dripping beginning Monday, and I would return Friday to get it taken off. I fortunately…more

Margaret Renee

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

Cancerfreewomen

Cancerfreewomen
Bio: I am a young man with a calling to bring out breast cancer stories in Africa. Breast cancer is killing thousands every day in Africa but there is literally no means to even bring statistics to the light. I am taking upon myself to create a culture of adressing, fighting and screening breast cancer in Kenya and East Africa
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Bernadette

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

Stephanie

Stephanie
Bio: My name is Stephanie, I am 28yrs old and have 4yr old twin boys. For the past year I have progressively been getting sicker. I have finally found a good doctor I think and she has started testing me for lymphoma and lupus. I am so nervous and was kind of hoping someone's symptoms or stories relate to what I…more
Cancer Symptoms: Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.

Brianna

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

Lauren

Lauren
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: right supraclavicular mass

Tercure

Tercure
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Pain

William

William
Bio: Married with 2 great children, living in sunny Florida
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed

Angela

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

Gloria
Bio: I was diagnosed with neuroendocrine Pancreatic Cancer on December 30, 2013. Happy New Year. I have decided not to let this dark passenger of mine (yes reference to Dexter) get the best of me and will fight it with every once of my being.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food

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

Irene

Irene
Bio: Mother of two grown daughters and two beautiful granddaughters. My oldest granddaughter is about to start college in the fall. Worked all my life from data entry to managing a retail store. Attended our local community college and obtained my associated degree in photo restoration only to be told I had BC. The clinic where I had my mammograms told me in…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Type 2 BC, HER receptive
Cancer Symptoms: None, found by yearly mamogram
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: After first lumpectomy, a second was required to get the rest of the cancer. A third was requested and refused to remove a clot in the cavity where the tumor had been. The clot was drained in the surgeons office over a period of weeks. Now all that is left is minor numbing, faint purple discoloration and two scars from…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Double chemo infusions, including "red devil", during the first round of chemo over eight weeks every two weeks. This was from late Oct 2014 thru mid Dec 2014. Side effects included hair loss, sensitive finger tips and toe nails, painful mouth and tongue with half my throat swollen by end of treatment, constipation and over all brain fog. The hardest to…more

Rene

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

Lenore

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

Brian Patrick

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

Lori

Lori
Bio: Retired Tech Executive
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Precancerous Sessile Serrated Adenomas

Leo

Leo
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Jane

Jane
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: none really

Teresa

Teresa
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer

Frankie

Frankie
Bio: Married for 32 years to the same guy, mother of two, I lead a busy life, between my job, musical theatre, and volunteering in my church and community. I thought if I got more rest this lump on my neck would go away.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: poorly differentiated, non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: none, really
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: September 5 - 3 rounds

Regina

Regina
Bio: Nurse Practitioner
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Increase frequency of bowel movements, no pain, no bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: July and October 2012. Many infections including VRE, C. difficile ,sepsis ((from candida) weight loss of 30 lbs, semi-vegetative state, hematuria, more surgeries to lysis infections, adhesions. Near death before transfer out of Yale Hospital and moved to Lenox Hill Hospital where my life was saved.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 2011 nausea and vomiting, weight loss,neutropenia,mouth sores, hair thinning April 2012 nausea, mouth sores, hair thinning

Kris

Kris
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the rectum, invasive
Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, fatigue, low back pain, left hip and sciatic pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled for 2/19/15
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/13/14 - 11/26/14 (1st Round) 12/23/14 for 5 weeks (2nd Round)

Margaret

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

Greg

Greg
Bio: Retired teacher.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: oropharangeal
Cancer Symptoms: trismus

Rebecca

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

Lauren

Lauren
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Jeremy

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

Karen

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

LaResa

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

Maureenb

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

Anne-Grete

Anne-Grete
Bio: I'm a 58 years old woman from Denmark. I'm a distrikt nurse. Just once I felt a little pain i my butt, first I thought it was a hemorrhoid, but it felt different, so I went to see the Dr. and then my journey as a cancer patient began. I'm glad I found this web site, as you all know it is…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Just once I felt a little pain i my butt, first I thought it was a hemorrhoid, but it felt different, so I went to see the Dr. and then my journey as a cancer patient began.

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

Suzie

Suzie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Anal Canal
Cancer Symptoms: Diarrhea, bloody stool, pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/14 and 12/14 excise and biopsies

Theresa

Theresa
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats, itchy legs, overly tired, dry cough
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: (ABVD) Loss of hair, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, Random flushness, metallic taste in mouth, sores inside mouth

Mycancerexperience

Mycancerexperience
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Chest pain, pain after consuming alcohol, night sweats, coughing.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph nodes removed for biopsy in May and June 2014.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD chemotherapy, treatment every two weeks for six months (6 cycles). Extreme nausea and vomiting (eventually brought under control by drugs), fatigue and breathlessness, stomach pain and bloating, complete loss of hair, tooth pain, mouth sores, extreme salivary gland pain, loss of some finger and toe nails, mild nose bleeds, mild constipation.

Patrick

Patrick
Bio: I'm a 23yr old male who was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic Leukaemia 6 months ago.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: B-cell all
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme pain in back and ribs, high fever, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, weight loss and the list goes on.

Khevin

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

Laure

Laure
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Death Date: March 10, 2016
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Rob

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

Michael

Michael
Bio: I was diagnosed with testicular cancer over 6 years ago. I was blessed in that it was one of the easiest cancer to effectively operate on. At the time that I was diagnosed, I really thought I was healthy: I worked out everyday and didn't eat nearly as much junk food as many of my friends. …more
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer

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.

Erin For Marjorie

Erin For Marjorie
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Ereticka

Ereticka
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Pains in groin bleeding during and after intercourse a weird "pressure" feeling.....pains in pelvic area.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Metallic taste heart burn mild nausea ringing in ears

Desiree

Desiree
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Germ Cell -Teratoma
Cancer Symptoms: False Pregnancy and Bloating

Karen

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

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

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

Karen

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

Laura

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

Laren

Laren
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Emily

Emily
Bio: 21 year AML Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor. Child Life Specialist in training. Childhood Cancer Advocate.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Karen

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

Susan

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

Becky

Becky
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer

ANTONIO

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

Rebecca

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

Irene

Irene
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in right breast, stage 2B, grade 3, Triple Positive
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Localized Radiation Right Breast - 6 weeks
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Perjeta, Herceptin & Taxol (4 rounds over 12 weeks)to start off with then after mastectomy & reconstruction Adriamycin & Cytoxan (4 rounds over 8 weeks)

Lauren

Lauren
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Therese

Therese
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Brenda

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

Rebecca

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

Andrew

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

Lauren

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

Margaret

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

Shannon

Shannon
Bio: My husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the ER after a CT scan on 1-28-16. It has spread to lymph nodes and liver. Doctor stated metastatic/stage 4.
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

James

James
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Jaundice

Cinda

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

Brenda

Brenda
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Renee

Renee
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Star

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

Joy

Joy
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nodular Sclerosis (Classic)
Cancer Symptoms: A lump that grew up to 10cm (bigger than a baseball) beside my right breast (a few inches under the armpit, on the rib cage), swollen lymph nodes on the neck and right armpit, extreme fatigue, itchiness in the arms and legs, unexplained weightloss and loss of appetite
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Needle aspiration biopsy - July 2015 Incisional biopsy - August 2015 Bone and bone marrow biosies - September 2015
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started ABVD chemo on September 22, 2015 Ended on April 7, 2016 8 cycles/months (every two weeks) Side effects: - skin discolorations that either looks like scratch marks or skin pigmentation and nail discoloration throughout the treatment - fatigue, nausea and vomitting on the first cycle - constipation - very dry skin - itchiness - tender gums and pain in a specific tooth tjat started to…more

Dorothy

Dorothy
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Heatherericksonauthor

Heatherericksonauthor
Bio: On October 22, 2012, my husband Dan found several hard, enlarged lymph nodes along his collarbone. His doctor immediately ordered a litany of tests and soon discovered metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in several locations. It was stage IV from the beginning with a bleak prognosis. He is still alive and doing well. We have 6 children, 3 of them…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non-small cell adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: He has had enlarged lymph nodes, back pain due to cancer in his spine, and cough/difficulty breathing due to lymphangitic spread. Those symptoms are currently under control due to treatment. Currently, he experiences lower body/leg pain with no known cause.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tarceva (EGFR+)12/12-6/14 fatigue, mouth sores, toenail issues, rash Afatanib 6/14-12/14 fatigue, diarrhea, toenail problems Didn't work. Carbo/Taxol 12/14-4/15 lost hair, neuropathy, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, neutropenia. Alimta 4/15-7/15 No SE Didn't work, though. Gemzar/cisplatin 11/15-12/15 Neutropenia, counts bottomed out Iressa 12/15 only worked for a couple of weeks before progression resumed hard and fast Tagrisso (T790M+) 1/16- current

Medikreview

Medikreview
Bio: MedikReview is an online open platform to find the best doctors in Delhi NCR on the basis of their past patients’ reviews. It’s mission is to establish an open platform to review services of hospitals and healthcare professionals.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer

Deborah

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

Debbie

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

Rena

Rena
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamus Cell Carcinoma of the anal canal
Cancer Symptoms: I thought I had a hemorrhoid that wouldn't go away (I had never had one before) Other than the sore on my bum I had no other symptoms.

Brenda

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

Joy

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

Jan

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

Karen

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

Karen

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

Marie

Marie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: itching, bleeding, ribbon stools

Mona

Mona
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasove carcinoma of no special type
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb 2015 - July -2015

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Roy

Roy
Bio: An utterly uneventful and wasted life, just getting by day by day. Never married, no children, never wrote that novel.
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: None at all. It's at a very early stage.

Shelly

Shelly
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: OSCC
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on left side of throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None as of yet

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

Myboyohaire

Myboyohaire
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Renee

Renee
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma

Shawn

Shawn
Bio: 45 yr old mother of 3 wonderful kids. Flight Attendant currently off work because of treatment. Had taken a short vacation in February with my daughters and discovered a small lump in my breast after returning. Did 2 mammograms, an ultra sound and biopsy and received devastating news in March.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Found lump on my own
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 11th

Jack

Jack
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Gleason 9 (5+4), Stage T-4

Amy

Amy
Bio: I am a returning Cancer Survivor. I am a 2.5 year stage 2 anal cancer survivor. I am sorry I had to leave this blog for a few months I needed to get my mental self healed. I am finally at that point where I do not think about "My Cancer" everyday. Just a quick review of…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain and pressure
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5fu and Mitomycin Feb-Mar 2014

Monica

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

Edward Cenly

Edward Cenly
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Billea

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

Rebekah

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

Mare

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

Jennifer

Jennifer
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Dan

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

Dolores

Dolores
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Lindamarrero

Lindamarrero
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Maureen

Maureen
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarsinoma
Cancer Symptoms: My colon cancer diagnosis began with abdominal pain, skinny stool and bloating.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: September 2012 - Left hemi-colectomy removing 20 inches of colon, April 2016 - right lung, upper lobectomy, December 2016 - radical neck dissection for 3 colonic tumors in thyroid and cervical lymphnodes
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy 10 months - 2012/2013 - severe neuropathy in feet remains, usual side effects: hair loss, skin problems, sores in throat and esophagus, finger nails fell off, sick and tired.

Joy

Joy
Bio: my son was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his left femur 12/22/2016.
Cancer Type: Bone Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Pain & swelling in left leg

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

Christina

Christina
Bio: my name is Christina I'm 35 in July of 2016 I was told I have pancreatic cancer satge2b, its been a down hill battle and exhausting,one day I pray they find a cure
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pancreatic cancer
Cancer Symptoms: extreme pain in stomach, liver failure,

Stephen

Stephen
Bio: I developed left facial paralysis which was diagnosed as bells palsey. It never went away and after a dozen or so trips to the Dr a biopsy was taken based on MRI. Diagnosis was squamous cell carcinoma with invasion into facial/cranial nerves. I had 33 radiation treatments with chemo. It was a nightmare. About a…more
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell skin cancer with perineural invasion.
Cancer Symptoms: Left facial paralysis

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Eileen

Eileen
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer

Karen

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

Theresa

Theresa
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Ann

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

Andrea

Andrea
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Karen

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

Myra

Myra
Cancer Symptoms: Going through testing to rule out lung cancer. Had lung biopsy yesterday.

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Ilsa

Ilsa
Bio: I am a wife, mother of four daughters and grandmother of a beautiful 7 year old girl. Cancer may have started this Fight but I know with GOD by my side I/WE WILL FINISH IT!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma Grade 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats and Swollen Lymph Node under left arm (went down after 2 days of first RCHOP treatment)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph Node Biopsy 2/23/2017 (Positive), Port Placement 3/15/2017, Bone Marrow Biopsy 3/17/2017 (Negative)...
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled 6 treatments of RCHOP every 21 days: 1st 3/16/2017 (First few days Fatigue, Constipation and Metal taste in mouth), 2nd 4/7/2017, 3rd April 27,2017 (I had a reaction to Neulasta rapid heart palpitations and white blood count went up way too high.. I was hospitalized for two days) , 4th May 18, 2017 (I got my first Leukine shots…more

Greg

Greg
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lukemia

Desiree

Desiree
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating..loss of appetite , fatigued , pain in pelvis right side only

Melissa

Melissa
Bio: Never-smoker, social drinker, healthy individual. Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on the left lateral of my tongue. I am young and mother of 2 boys, ages 7 and 10. I love soccer and was still playing up until this diagnosis. I am a fighter and hoping to come out great on the other side of this!
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: bump and white film on left side of tongue. Didn't hurt or cause issues with eating.

Karen

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

Melanie

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

Victoria

Victoria
Bio: My mom was diagnosed at stage 4 in November 2016. We geared up for a whipple procedure scheduled in January 2017, which was abandoned when they opened her up and found cancer in surrounding lymph nodes, with metastasis to the peritoneum. Chemo started February 2017 - Folforinox. First scans after 6 cycles in May 2017 show that the main pancreatic…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Deborah

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

Rex

Rex
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Stage 1

Reggie

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

Ricard

Ricard
Bio: I'am an intelligent, hard working, highly inclined man with a great sense of humour, I like travelling, reading. I love sport, volleyball, cycling. I like to listen to good music 70 and 80s), watching movie when am free. I like cool environment with natural beauty like trees and others. I love to fix things that are broken and always improve…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 4 non-small cell adenocarcinoma

Nananomore

Nananomore
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed portion of esophagus, pulled stomach up to reach shortened esophagus.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Ended in Nov 2013. Chemo: Memory loss Radiation Side effects: Loss of bone density resulting in back pain.

Cynthia

Cynthia
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage II
Cancer Symptoms: Painful bowel movements and painful intercourse
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy only

Gregory

Gregory
Bio: At the age of 66 I never thought the wheels would come off like this. During a routine colon- oscopy in 2012 the gastro found a small lump in my anusup about 1 inch on the left. He did a biopsy and put me in contact with an anal surgeon. After the anal surgeon did another biopsy in his office…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Neuroendocrine carcinoma high grade small cell
Cancer Symptoms: Pain, Bleeding, Mucous, Pulmonary Embolisim
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Wore chemo injector for two weeks in November of 2012 with 3 weeks between each week while receiving radiation. Hospitalized 2 days for extreme chest pain due to chemo.

Greg

Greg
Bio: I am a Building Engineer that 5 yrs ago was diagnosed with IgM MGUS. Was told that it probably wouldn't change from that. Then a 3 1/2 years later, it progressed to a rare blood cancer that has a with an incidence rate of about 3 cases per million people per year in the United States.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Waldenstrom's Macroglobulemia
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy Night Sweats; constant Fatigue; Peripheral Neuropathy i.e. shocks on hands and feet, Burning scalp, Extreme sudden headaches
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had 6 months of Rituxan treatment-It only maintained the IgM numbers, now going thru rounds of Rituxan and Bendamustine

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer

Amy

Amy
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non small lung cancer

Renodog1

Renodog1
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage IV pancreatic cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: One round of Flourouracil but side effects were severe and patient chose to discontinue. Side effects were nausea, uncontrollable diarrhea

Susie

Susie
Bio: I had Pancreatic cancer and spent a year fighting but we are now 99.9% sure I am cancer free.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Sabrina

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

Kirsty

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

Sharon

Sharon
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and weight loss.

Karen

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

Abiodun

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

Rene

Rene
Bio: Single 49 year old woman just diagnosed
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Lauren

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

Meredith

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

Sabtre

Sabtre
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Andrea

Andrea
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Andrew

Andrew
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer

Maureen

Maureen
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/2018 RT upper Lobectomy-VATS ; Pneumonia, Acute Respitory Failure
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin & Etoposide May/18-August/18. Four rounds of treatment 3-4 weeks apart. Side effects- Hair loss, nausea, weakness & fatigue, weight loss

Karen

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

Faith

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

Larry

Larry
Bio: I have been having rental pain and discomfort for over two years now and was diagnosed with rental cancer 8 months ago. I underwent surgery to have rectum removed and I’m in such pain. It has been one month since surgery.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarsinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Rental pressure and pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mesorectal

Eric

Eric
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

Kj

Kj
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Small cell carcinoma

Lauren

Lauren
Bio: 26 year old cat and plant mom
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats

Noelle

Noelle
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2 HPV squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: lump on side of neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: soon to start either Cisplatin or Erbatux

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.

Claire

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

Strengthtoday

Strengthtoday
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding

Rebecca

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

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.

TERESA

TERESA
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma

Dee

Dee
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer

Mary

Mary
Bio: Artist, 6 years free of anal cancer.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Virginia

Virginia
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Blog For A Cure

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

Lisa

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

Loretta

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

Claire

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

Andrea

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

Cindy

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

Teresa

Teresa
Bio: I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma 3/2012. I started treatment 8/23/2018. I completed my first marathon in June 2018, so chemo 3 months later definitely came as a surprise!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes, nausea, loss of appetite, flank pain (where my largest lymph nodes were seen,)

Laura

Laura
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Kathleen

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

Teresa

Teresa
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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

Llorente

Llorente
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Rebecca

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

Cathy

Cathy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Via Mamogram. Otherwise currently no symptoms

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.

Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Pancreatic Cancer

Teresa

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

Michele

Michele
Bio: Navy Veteran. Upper Peninsula Yooper.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: External hemorrhoids with bleeding, itching, painful bowel movements, bleeding changed to heavy blood before BM’s, hemorrhoids getting larger and hard.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hemorrhoids removed 9/12/2018. Excruciating pain! Hallucinations from pain meds & anesthia. Chemo port inserted & removed. Continuous itching. 2nd Anal surgery 4/2019 to check margins.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thrush, shingles, edema, loss of hair in clumps, loss of appetite, loss of taste, tired, vaginitis, vomiting controlled w/meds, pale and dry skin, lack of concentration.

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

Don

Don
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Harolyn

Harolyn
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: did not have any
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: portable no side effects

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