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Jerryann Norton

Jerryann Norton
Bio: Hello and thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. My name is Jerryann Norton and I'm rare because I'm a bonafied Floridian. My state is well known for being susceptable to hurricanes. Inspite of that, I live in a beautiful state. I've never seen snow and I'm content with that. Seeing the snow in pictures or on TV is…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Sizeable lump in right breast 6 months after taking the hormone pill Estradiol. (Small dosage)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bilateral Mastectomy 2-8-06
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Began chemotherapy in 3'06. Side effects were mouth sores, nausea and vomiting. Bone pain, neuropathy in fingers and feet. Nail beds turned black.

Liz Boeder

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

Robert Smith

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

Kara

Kara
Bio: Hello I am a 10 year ovarian cancer survivor. I am 40and have 1 dog and 2 kids.I think it is imparative that a person have a great sense of humor while going through this crap .I have made alot of friends during all of this that I will never forget! Kara
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: granulosa cell tumor cancer of the ovary
Cancer Symptoms: ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: right ovary cyst dainage6-05 then removal along with a nodule left pelvic wall 8-05 complete hysterectomy 2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: cistplatin, bleomyocin, etopiside, numbness in hands and feet nausea and weakness major chemo brain

Susan Ubertini

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

Denise Carter

Denise Carter
Bio: Hi, I'm Denise, I was 45 when I was told I had breast cancer & boy was it a shocker. I had just come out of a deep sleep after my surgery & my room was full of loved ones & friends. It was all a bit fuzzy, but I heard the Dr. too well when he said…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sharp pain across my right breast like a streak of lighting.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had a biospy first & it turned out positive of cancer. I then had another surgery, to check the lymph nodes, thank God, they were neg., after that one I got staff infection & boy it was worst pain than the surgery itself. I was on 1000 mg of infection for almost 2 wks. Well, after…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: This was the worst for me, seems like I stayed so sick & in the bed from being week & not being able to eat. It seemed that every time I tried to eat, I tried to throw up. I only had 6 wks. of chemo & only had to drive 55 miles for it. Again, the…more

Prtw

Prtw
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: none
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: from 6/06 to 8/06 I had 3 surgerys one to remove the cancers for bio. the another to remove tissue and limpnodes and one to put a port in for chemo
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: from Aug to Dec nausa and tired and the hot flashes are unbearable

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

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

John Bartlett

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

Sarajane Garten

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

Michael

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

David McArthur

David McArthur
Bio: 57 year old, married, ex-pat Kiwi (New Zealander) living in Brisbane, Australia. Ex-smoker diagnosed with Stage 4 Oesophageal Cancer in December 2007. Untreated, 75% of those diagnosed with stage 4 Oesophageal cancer don't make 1 year anniversary of diagnosis, only 9 % make it to 5 years. Treatment was harsh, agressive and fairly brutal on my body, but the…more
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oesophageal cancer - Stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Inoperable
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st and 4th week of Radiotherapy treatment, chemotherapy was also performed. 24 x 5 delivery of 5FU with a Cisplatin infusion on second day of each of these weeks. Side effects included a 'Chemo crash' both weeks I had the treatment - second week worse than the first (required blood transfusions).

Courtney

Courtney
Bio: Hello, my name is Courtney and I am 37 years old. I had my beautiful twin daughters October 2006 and am raising them on my own with the help of my loving family. I was diagnosed in early October of 2007 and started treatment soon after. I decided to search for blogs because I felt really alone dealing with…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath, Fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had fluid drained off of my lung 2x in late October and then had pulmonary effusion closed off during surgery as well. Got blood clots in my legs and lung after surgery.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started with nine drops of Taxol and had an allergic reaction that caused me to stop breathing. Then switched to Gemzar and Carboplatin. Had some nausea but started taking Emend....VERY tired.

Lee

Lee
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: MRCC
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in urine, pain, spasms
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical nephrectomy right, 02/02; lumpectomy chest, 11/07; partial nephrectomy left, 02/11; lumpectomy abdomen and bowel resection, 02/14

Robert Oliver

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

Shelley

Shelley
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pappillary
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed rightside of my thyroid because of a large goiter ( multi nodule cyst).Now Imust go back for second surgery. wanting to get a 2nd patholgy test ???

Robert

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

Wendy

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

Cindy

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

Nita

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

Allie's Daughter

Allie's Daughter
Bio: My 74-year-old mother was diagnosed with possible primary peritonial cancer in January - 2010. The diagnosis is still not clear, but is treated as ovarian. Pathology showed that her left ovary was cancerous as well as a pre-cancerous disease of her uterus.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: papillary serous adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating and nagging abdominal ache
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: February 10, 2010 - Surgery went extremely well...removed all visible signs of cancer from diaphragm, liver, colon, as well as omentum and complete hysterectomy. Appendix came out as well (seems to be the protocol). My mother became very depressed and was given anti-depressants.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First Chemotherapy was Monday, March 29, 2010 - The only medical side effect was a very red face in reaction to the steroid in one of the preparatory drugs. Main side effect was pronounced "blues". Mom stayed on the couch for three days and ate very little.

Cortney

Cortney
Bio: I'm 26 years old and have been rediagnosed with the Hodge. This will be my 2nd stint with cancer this year. I created this blog to keep my family and friends up to date with whats going on during my fight with cancer. I'm also hoping to help new hodge patients understand what they're going to be undergoing, like…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nodular sclerosis
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats/ fevers, itching skin, lumps in neck and under arm
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lymph node biopsy 3/22/10 medi-port put in 4/2/10 bone marrow biopsy 4/9/10
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD

Krissy

Krissy
Bio: Kristine S Matheson Cancer Survivor, Natural Nutritionist, Author of ‘From Cancer to Wellness –the forgotten secrets’, Workshop Facilitator, Natural Health Advocate, Artist and Designer. As an Australian author, Kristine is passionate about the need to treat disease by getting to the cause, together with sharing this information to a worldwide audience. She has experienced chronic fatigue, business stress, and…more
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV Melanoma

Curt

Curt
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Really weak

Laverty

Laverty
Bio: Colonoscopy at age 62, diagnosed with Stage II adenocarcinoma rectal cancer. 5 1/2 weeks xeloda and radiation. Anticipating surgery Mid Aug 2010.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: weight loss, diarrhea, dark stool
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Anticipated mid Aug 2010. See surgeon July 26th for testing to determine results of chemo & radiation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Xeloda 3000mg by mouth twice a day for 5 1/2 weeks. Some skin issues with ears peeling, body aches & pain, very tired.

Tom Martin

Tom Martin
Bio: I’m a Husband to Shari and Step-Dad to teenage boys, Michael & Matthew…I operate a Subaru dealership that is north of Atlanta…I am fighting Merkel Cell Cancer to the best of my ability and trusting God period to take care of the rest. I write a blog called Leveraging Life which is the story of how I’m trying to leverage…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: merkel cell cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Started as what was thought to be a cyst on the top of left hand--looked like I had an extra knuckle--merkel cell usually affects people on face, neck or face...primarily men 70+ Lymph node involvement was two lumps under left arm 5cm & 6cm Bone Metastases was lower back and leg pain thought to be aging and
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Wide area excision and skin graft 12/09 - no side effects to report Lymphadenectomy 6/10 post surgery infection and Lymphedema (still ongoing)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: VP-16 and Carboplatin with first cycle began in April 2011 and finished in Sept. 2011 after 8 cycles - usual side effects Hair-Loss Fatigue Metal Taste Mouth Sores Ongoing White Blood Count Issues Ongoing Red Blood Count Issue Multiple Blood Transfusions

Shannon

Shannon
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

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

Robert

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

Elena Gilbert

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

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer

D'Artagnan

D'Artagnan
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Thought it was hemorrhoids, started small and kept getting bigger, tried the herbal and otc stuff, still kept getting bigger, very little bleeding, pain as it got bigger. When i finally seen the doc (4/15/11) She said right off 'this not a hemroid'. She did a biopsy.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Excision very close to sphincter muscle. Diagnosed on 4/27/11 and excised on 4/29/11. Big crater where tumor was, few stitches, pain, drainage. Doctor optimistic she got it all, Pathology will indicate whether or not rad or chemo is in order.

Holly

Holly
Bio: Hello ~ I'm Holly. Bout a year ago.. I began to notice many changes with my body and put off checking into it because I do not have insurance. Big mistake. After severe discomfort, heavy painful bleeding & more forced my hand... I saw a gynecologist on May 12, 2011. By May 19th~ I had had a biopsy of my cervix and…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy irregular bleeding, bleeding during intercourse, cramping, problems with digestion, urination & poohing. Back pain at times ~ burning sensation in abdomine.

Machelle

Machelle
Bio: Hello! I am 49 years old, married to a wonderful man and have one perfect daughter. More to come once I figure out how these blogs work! I'm new at this!
Cancer Type: Bronchus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Kim - Supporting Wife To Scott

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

Porter

Porter
Bio: Had a routine colonoscopy at age 53. Felt great, just thought I had a pesky hemorroid. (Actually, 2 prior experienced physicians (a gyn, & gyn oncologist following me for vulvar dysplasia) also told me it was a hemorroid.) In my petscan they also noticed stage 1 endometrial cancer so I had a davinci total…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamus Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I began treatment on 2-20-12. Felt great, lots of energy, regularly speedwalked 2-3 miles at a time. I had some bleeding and very skinny stools. I was trying to convince myself my "roid" was acting up. Thought all these oncologists must be mistaken....
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Separate cancer found in petscan. Stage 1 endometrial. Had a da Vinci total hysterectomy on January 30, 2012. Began std protocol for AC on Feb 20, 2012, (21 days after surgery). I was up walking that night after surgery and back doing my 3 miles a day in a week or so.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: It seems to be the standard Mitomycin-C and 5FU in the first and fifth week of treatment. Mitomycin C dose lowered by 25% due to low WBC & platelets first time around.

John

John
Bio: I am a 46 year old married father of 3 young children diagnosed with left tonsil cancer, stage 4 on Feb 10th 2012.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma. HPV cause
Cancer Symptoms: None, No pain. Constant feeling of something stuck in my throat, Left swollen tonsil noticed by my wife. Swollen left cervical Lymph nodes (2).
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Biopsies w/ Triscope- Feb 10th, 2012. G-Tube placed- March 3rd, 2012, 12 Teeth extracted. Only side effects were pain and some nausea.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cituximab Loading dose March 13th, High fever and severe headache. Second of 8 treatments March 21st. Only side effect was severe heartburn.

Carter

Carter
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Swiny A.

Swiny A.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Humorthisgirl

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

Sheri

Sheri
Bio: Diagnosed in Sept 2009 at the age of 32 years with stage 3 rectal cancer, I currently have 2 children 7 years and 6 years old. Married and living in Dallas, Texas.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Constipation, irregular BM
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: AbdominoPerinealResection with perm/ Colostomy Jan 2010 failed rectal stitches mean open wound continuing (almost 3 years later)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Alt Folfiri/Folfox 2010/Feb through 2010/June Folfiri/Erbitux started 2011/March Changed to Folfox/Avastin 2011/Oct Clinical trials 2012/Sept

T

T
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HL
Cancer Symptoms: I actually didn't have any signs or symptoms. I woke up one day with a lump on my neck and we went from there.

Irma

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

Michelle

Michelle
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP R-ICE ESHAP

Todd

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

Stacy

Stacy
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue

Mary

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

Robert

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

Michelle

Michelle
Bio: Bio: I was 40 and fit and healthy when diagnosed. For 6 months i struggled with pain. Cancer Type: Anal Medical term: Squamous cell carcinoma Stage: 3B i was given a temporary stoma on 28/11/11 and that had to be redone 2wks later. infection slow down treatment .Had 37 radiation treatments and 2 blocks of chemo. treatment work and was able…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: anal squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.

Lori

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

Robert

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

Dawn

Dawn
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: thought it was a hemmroid or prolapsed rectum
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 rounds of 96 hours each

Robert

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

Dave

Dave
Bio: healthy 47 yo non-smoker. swollen node for a few months .Finally asked ENT buddy to take a look. Saw nothing but node . No better with antibiotics .Did CT and FNA 11/19 2014. Dx with SCC the next day. awaiting my first appointment.............
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC
Cancer Symptoms: swollen node

Gary

Gary
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse large b-cell t-cell rich non hodgkin's.

Brooke

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

Brittany

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

Laren

Laren
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Michele

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

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.

Jessica

Jessica
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

Martina

Martina
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Clear cell
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy bleeding, very frequent periods, throbbing pain in right abdomen, constantly feeling PMS, IBS symptoms
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Major surgery. Hysterectomy, both ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed, omentum, 34 lymph nodes removed. I was in a lot of pain from surgery for months. Numbness from lymph node removal still persists on side of inner leg.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 cycles IV carboplatin and taxol. Nausea, severe fatigue, hair loss, muscle pain constipation. In the middle of chemo diagnosed with meniscus tears in both knees after significant knee pain. Ultimately had 2 surgeries for partial meniscus removal from which I'm still not healed. Neuropathy especially in feet became big issue leading to dose of chemo needing…more

Nancy

Nancy
Bio: im 51 years old ,four grown kids an oldest daughter just put me thru hell shes almost 30 all she does is lie for no reason i thought id try to help her one more time an she would help me so we got a place together that didnt work out all she did was strebuttons an make me madder…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: lumps in groin that I thought was hernia an and mass at anal area night sweats I thought It was menopause
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: inpatient 5 days 23 hrs a day twice

Nicole

Nicole
Bio: I am Nicole, a four-time survivor of Leukemia. I was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on October 26, 2010.  I participated in a two and one-half year clinical trial at Stanford University Medical Center.  The treatment regimen was extremely aggressive to say the least.  After three months of hospitalization and daily treatments (8-12 hours/day, 7 days/week) lasting…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Refractory ALL
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Two bilateral knee surgeries, Avascular Necrosis (AVN), July 2013,Oct 2014; Eye surgery (left eye), Retinal Detachment (isolated CNS relapse), May 2015
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Yolanda

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

Survivortoo

Survivortoo
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

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,

Linda

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

Rafael

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

Jessica

Jessica
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in right side

D

D
Bio: I'm married have 3 wonderful children and 6 grand children.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: One enlarged left tonsil and lip sore on bottom lip.

Alan

Alan
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore, non-healing, ulcerated sore on side of tongue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Glossectomy, full neck disection, reconstructive surgery

Sandi

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

Adam

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

Rebekah

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

Susan

Susan
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Allyson

Allyson
Cancer Type: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Linda

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

Sheena

Sheena
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Gerry

Gerry
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Juliette

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

Pete

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

Reggie

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

Nancy

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

Rob

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

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

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

Garth

Garth
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Robert

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

Maggie

Maggie
Bio: 47 year old female, happily married with two fur baby kitties. recently diagnosed with anal cancer on 12/12/2017. Treatment will start soon after New Years 2018.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Anal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: -changes in bowel movement -blood in stool -thought I had hemorrhoids

Chelsea

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

Ana

Ana
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleding itching

Amudha

Amudha
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

Jodie

Jodie
Cancer Type: Bile Duct Cancer

ED

ED
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: TRANSITIONAL CONFINED TO CORE OF PROSTATE. ADDITIONAL TESTS PENDING
Cancer Symptoms: BPH TYPE SYMPTOMS BUT RECENTLY STARTED GETTING UTI SYMPTOMS IN ADDITON. ANTIBIOTICS PARTIALLY CURED UTI SYMPTOMS.

Elizabeth

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

James

James
Bio: Research scientist, develop drugs for treating cancers

AC

AC
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, Abdominal Pain

Melissa

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

Cheryl

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

Martin

Martin
Cancer Type: Mouth Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: base of tongue hpv+ gone into lymph nodes in my neck

Jim

Jim
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: None

Michaela

Michaela
Bio: Hi. I am micahela, i am a mother and a cancer spouse. I am 23 years old.
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non-seminoma stage 3 testicular cancer
Cancer Symptoms: back pain

Alex

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

Robert

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

Stuart

Stuart
Bio: Fighting for my mom
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Amy

Amy
Bio: Hello, my name is Amy. I’m 29 year old living in Richmond, VA. I’m a pretty simple girl who is perfectly happy spending Friday nights with a glass of wine and my boyfriend watching live PD. I love my family, the city of Richmond, running along the James River, phone calls with my closest friends, gym dates followed…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Brain Sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Headaches and everything treatment brings
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 craniotomies
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar and potentially IV Chemotherapy

Laura

Laura
Cancer Type: Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear

Subrahmanya

Subrahmanya
Bio: Treated for hodgkins lymphoma stage 4B in 2009-10. Received 8 cycle ABVD. Presently in remission. Was in class 12 at that time. Presently finished my MBBS and MD medicine and planning for further studies. Its been a long journey from being a patient to myself bring a doctor but it was totally worth every second.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

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