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Cynthia Peterson

Cynthia Peterson
Bio: I think I am supposed to tell you about myself here for some unknown reason. Who really cares? Don't we all have some kind of life? Some of us are extremely fortunate for the kind of life we have..........like me. Some don't give a damn. I don't think I am allowed to swear on this…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

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

Nicole Thornton

Nicole  Thornton
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sarcoma of the Breast

Matthew Zachary

Matthew Zachary
Bio: Steps For Living is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit communications, support and advocacy organization whose mission is to increase quality of life for adolescents and young adults with cancer by connecting them with credible cancer survivorship information, human resources and psychosocial support services. We provide communications projects and programs for the adolescent and young adult cancer community that educate and mobilize survivors…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medulloblastoma
Cancer Symptoms: Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 10th, 1996. Staten Island University Hospital
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No chemo

Cheryl Leatherwood

Cheryl Leatherwood
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: tired, tired, tired
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 2006 and May 2006 stem cell transplants with hi dose malthalon chemo resulting in malthalon misery - tired and more tired.

Katherine Gold

Katherine Gold
Bio: I am a single Mom, 36 years old and scared to death! I have just had a lump removed from my breast on December 20 2006 and I am waiting for results.
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

Jacquelyn Hill

Jacquelyn Hill
Bio: Two Time Breast Cancer Survivor.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Breast Cancer

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.

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

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: Born and raised in NJ Married - Husband & 4 cats Love gardening, computer skill games (word games, eye hand coordination, etc) Six children in family, number 5 in line Father died of Leukemia in 97
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .

Katherine

Katherine
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: colon with matastisis to liver
Cancer Symptoms: I did not have any symtoms unti;l the tumor perforated the colon wall, as it had gotten to big
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Aug 23,2006 removal of the tumor,colon resection, removal of lymph nodes in abd. Surgon had hoped to resect my liver, but unfortunatly I have to many leisons on the liver. I recovered very well, with no side effects
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I started chemo Sept 19,2006 minimal side effects I have had 20 treatments, and most people don`t realize I`m on chemo

Mike D

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

Cathy

Cathy
Bio: 40, female, married 15 years, 3 kids one dog and one cat. My father has a rare cancer called insulinoma.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Insulinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: August 2004 tumor removed from pancreas and took part of pancreas with it and removed the spleen. My father was told that he would not have to have chemo and that he would live a normal life that they got all the cancer and that was it. We should have made him get a second opinion you see the cancer…more

Keith

Keith
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A

Kathy Bienapfl

Kathy Bienapfl
Bio: Originally diagnosed as Stage IIb anal cancer July 2006. Underwent chemo/radiation. Thought the beast was beat. May 2007 PET scan revealed mets on right lung. Lung resection June 2007. Currently undergoing Taxol and carboplatin chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic. Carp Diem! Every moment....every day. To learn more about my journey, please visit my personal blog at: http://kathybienapfl.blogspot.com/
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Lower back pain Vaginal pressure Low energy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 2007; Lower right lung wedge resection
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Currently on taxol/carboplatin Prior treatment of Folfox 6 showed no sign of lung met shrinkage.
Death Date: November 26, 2009
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Marina Smith

Marina Smith
Bio: I was diagnosed at 46 with stage 2a infiltrating ductal cancer with 3 nodes involved.I had just had a mammo and seen my gyno for a checkup and all seemed well. I found the lump on a BSE two months later.I had an excisional biopsy that turned into a lumpectomy.I had clean margins, but I had had 3 tumors one…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Stage 2a with 3 nodes involved.
Cancer Symptoms: I found a pea size lump that hurt!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy. Node dissection.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AC dose dense,then taxotere all for 5.5 months.Lots of lousy side effects you name it I had it!

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.

Carrie Davis

Carrie Davis
Bio: I'm a 45-year-old mother of two, diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in November 2007. I live in the Seattle area with my husband and youngest daughter. My life beyond cancer involves breeding and showing AKC beagles under the Talbot Hill kennel name.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: I had no symptoms. Chest pressure and shortness of breath due to iron deficiency anemia resulted in the CT scan that found my tumor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partial Gastrectomy, Vagotomy, Pyloroplasty in October 2008 to remove tumor and adjacent lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituxan x 4 in December 2007. R-CVP x 6 from March 2008 through the end of June 2008.

Gerald Lane With Help From Timothy

Gerald Lane With Help From Timothy
Bio: Hi folks this BLOG is a work in progress. This is our first time doing something of this nature so we will be doing our best to update and fill in the blanks. Please feel free to leave comments (thats always a plus) and to contact us more directly. Dads email is omalane@juno.com (I know don't ask, he uses Momma…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: signet ring cell
Cancer Symptoms: Multiple flushes of bloody stool, spontaneous initiation & resolution, over four hours in mid-December 2004. Analyzed by a PA to probably be a manifestation of diverticulitis shown on sigmoidoscopy 2 yrs before. Six weeks later further flushings resulted in ER admission to Holy Cross Hospital January 31, 2005.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Blood transfusion immediately, multiple tests, & scheduled colonoscopy resulted in surgery Feb 5, 2005, showing the presence of a tumor just above the appendix that had to be removed. A 2 foot long section of the colon was removed & the ends reattached. Biopsy showed stage 4 disease with metastasis to the peritoneum.
Death Date: May 9, 2008
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Angelwthwingz

Angelwthwingz
Bio: I am a 50 year old woman with three adult children, I was diagnosed by a routine mammogram on April 7, 2008. Funny how that date sticks in your head. I hope to make some friends here and learn as much as I can about other peoples experiences and what to expect as I move forward.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrated Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: No symptoms, found during a routine mammogram.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy sentinel lymph node removal - May 8, 2008
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cytoxan and taxotere

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

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

Kathleen

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

Kathy

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

Manoj Vashisth

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

Ethel Craven-Sweet

Ethel Craven-Sweet
Bio: I am a very vivacious African-American female who was born in Roslyn, Washington, a small former coal mining town, 97% European-American. The other 3% were older African-American (AA) men and women. An older AA couple had a daughter who was 2 years younger than I and she was the only other African-American child . I spent a lot of time…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Indigestion, shooting pains in stomach area, lack of appetite, diarrhea and blood in stool
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of section of colon right side and then resection May 13, 2008. 2nd surgery in June to install a port in left side above heart to give chemotherapy by IV and take home chemotherapy attached to the port for 2 more days.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started June 23, 2008. Oxaluplapin, Leucovorin and Flourouracil. Side effects are extreme weakness, lack of appetite, many foods don't taste good, can't touch, eat or drink anything cold--needles & pins in fingertips & toes, and throat closes up. Needles & pins, needles & pins, if I drink or eat anything cold, MY breathing troubles begin!! smile

Terry Rivas

Terry Rivas
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon Cancer

WESLEY ADAM HUGHSTONS MOTHER

WESLEY ADAM HUGHSTONS MOTHER
Bio: MY SON LOST HIS DAD ON SEPTEMBER 17TH 2008 MY SON ADAM, HE IS A STRONG MAN. HE IS ONE OF A KIND. HE WAS HIS DADS ONLY SON/CHILD... AT FIRST I(EVEN THOUGH I AM THE X-WIFE)FELT ALONE, THE OTHER HALF OF MY SONS LIFE WAS GONE. THE HALF THAT MADE HIM WHOLE. I KNOW WE…more

Kathleen

Kathleen
Bio: My father was diagnosed with tonsil cancer on October 10, 2008 and started his treatment on October 29, 2008. I was Rudely "awakened" from my carefree life by his Stage IV Tonsil Cancer diagnosis (squamous cell carcinoma). I do not have cancer, but my father and favorite person in the whole world does. If I could go…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinmoa
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin & Erbitux 1x/week, amifostine injections 5x/week 20min prior to radiation.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: I am a 39 year old woman who is not sick, but has stage 2a or 3b Ductal Cancer with Lobular Tendencies in her left breast and lymph glands. I just found this website and wanted to link it to the blog that I have been writing since I first found out so that I can connect with more people within…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with Lobular Tendencies
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 5th 2009 is the date for the new ta ta's!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAC protocol. 6 rounds every 3 weeks. I refuse most of the pre medications (unless I need them) and ended up not needing any side effect meds my last 2 rounds. I'm having a great reaction to the chemo and my doctor is impressed with how I am weathering each round of chemo. He is shocked that my White…more

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: My name is Elizabeth, I'm 23 years old, a mother, wife, an aspiring nurse with medullary thyroid cancer. I have known that this type of cancer is not responsive to chemo or raio therapy, therefore, it is now apart of me. It is slow growing, and I now must become one with my cancer, Slow the growth…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medullary Thyroid
Cancer Symptoms: Large lump left side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bilateral neck dissection 4/2/09. Minimal side effects; just a continuous itch in my throat that is only relieved with continuous coughing.

Amethyst

Amethyst
Bio: A big hug and hello to all. I consider myself to be very, very blessed, despite this horrid cancer. I won't say that I haven't had a few too many moments of self pitying 'why me' stuff and all...cuz I have...but overall I thank God. I found out about my cancer 10 weeks ago and already it has been removed. Both my…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non small cell lung cancer with brain metastes
Cancer Symptoms: none
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 2, 2009 Lobectomy (upper right lung) August 20, 2009 succcessful open brain surgical removal of 3cm tumor
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I begin chemotherapy on the April 8th. 4 rounds of 3 weeks each of Vinorelbine and Carboplatin. (Originally Cistoplatin but the doctor changed it cuz my ears were ringing)Worst side effects are feeling like lead and/or rubber, forgetfulness, weight gain, insomnia and aching bones, muscle and skin.

Scott

Scott
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Large B cell

Kathy

Kathy
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: constipation,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bowel resection and hysterectomy 02/09

Kathy

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

Kennethkeeley@aol.com

Kennethkeeley@aol.com
Bio: Hi everyone. Nice to be here. I wish it were at a B-B-Q instead. I'm Ken the husband. I'm 57 yrs old. My wife Lorraine is 50 tears young. She has Paradit (salivary gland) Cancer. She's had Bladder, Cervicle and now Salivary cancer. The last has come back three times. We live in upstate New York. …more
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Parodit cancer (salivary gland)

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: A type A personality. Never colored within the lines.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Heather And Alec

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

Kathy
Bio: Just received diagnosis on 10/26/09 of anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma)- stage 3B (?). Will begin chemo and radiation within the next week or so. Would love to be in contact with others going through the same experience.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, pain and lump in groin area

Samantha

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

Ruth

Ruth
Bio: I am a stay at home mom of 3 great kids ages 16, 13, and 9 (currently). I love to ski, exercise, travel, garden, and learn about new things. I never in a million years saw a cancer diagnosis coming. I am thankful to now be over 7 years post treatment and NED. With the important…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: occasional rectal bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: anal excision Oct. 5, 2009, no side effects other than minor discomfort
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and 5-FU on continuous drip using a PICC line. 4 day drip week 1, and second 4 day drip week 5. Scheduled to begin 11/9/09. First chemo round gave me terrible mouth sores and I was extremely dehydrated, to the point of needing hospitalization. 2nd chemo round went better due to daily scheduled "hydration" sessions…more

Katharine

Katharine
Bio: I am a 26 year old cervical cancer. I was diagnosed at age 23 with Stage IIA advanced cervical cancer. I underwent intensive radiation and chemotherapy and I am now finally in remission! My best friend and I started a non-profit organization that raises awareness for cervical cancer. I am making it my mission to educate the…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Dorothy

Dorothy
Cancer Symptoms: NO anal cancer symptoms. Had breast cancer, skin cancer, now worried about anal cancer. Joined to becomed more informed. Sister had renal cell carcinoma and passed 2 mths after dx. I hate cancer.

Anthony

Anthony
Bio: 49 years old. NHL (CTCL, MF) sine 2005. Throat cancer in 09. Found at Stage 3
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell. Also have Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scar tissue from radiation.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dry Mouth. Lost body hair, Sick at stomach, weight loss.

Kathie

Kathie
Bio: I am 48 years old, had hemmoroid removal surgery pathology reports anal melanoma. Very rare tumor 1.5cm No symptoms of anything,
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: none
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: hemmoroid removal.12/7/09 found anal melanoma 12/11/09 rare 1% removal of rectum and anus. Colostomy (permanent) 12/28/09

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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Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: Welcome to 40....you have cancer!! WOW, can't wait to see what my 50's will bring. Was celebrating my second anniversary in South Africa when I noticed my stool had a red tint to it.....was just hoping it was from all the wonderful red wines we had been having. But then 3 days before Christmas I had a lot…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Porta Cath inserted.....soreness for about 10 days
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin C and 5FU infused for 96 hours (4 days) during week one and week 5 of radiation

Cathy

Cathy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: "Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma", Moderately Differentiated
Cancer Symptoms: No Symptoms. I would have never known had it not been for my annual Mammogram.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery: March 15th...To Be Continued.

Kim

Kim
Bio: Diagnosed Dec 2009, Female, age 44, widowed, mother of two Secondary math teacher
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: blood in stool
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: First week of May 2010- removal of tumor, and ileostomy Second surgery to reverse ileostomy after 4 mos of chemo
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pre-surgery: Xeloda, oral chemo 28 days // Post-surgery: Folfox, infused through port in clinic, followed by 2 days of home infusion pump // Avastin also added // Folfiri for another 12 treatments started in May 2011 // back to Folfox for 3 mos// now to Irinotecan and Erbitux March 2012 / Xeloda June 2012 // Stivarga Dec 2012
Death Date: September 13, 2013
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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

Theaverills

Theaverills
Bio: I am a wife of a stage 3c Testicular cancer survivor. My husbands fight started in Feb 08 and is still just hanging on to being cancer free each month. We surive on laughter each and every day, knowing life is to short to look back and say what if.
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell choriocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Back pain, testicual soreness
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Orchiectomy, RPLLND June 08' Loss of Right Kidney, hospilized for most of June and July. Abdomon fulid build up, TPN, high heart rate (150 resting)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatin (BEP) 4 cycles Side Effects: Blood clots, low blood pressure, fever, neuropathy, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, weight loss

Beth

Beth
Bio: Daughter of a breast cancer patient/survivor. My mother has been fighting the disease for 13 years. I was 10 the first time she was diagnosed in 1997, and 15 when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2003. She is still fighting for her life, like the trooper that she is. And as the treatment options become more and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in spots where lesions develop, fatigue, significant drop in hemoglobin.

Catherine

Catherine
Bio: When I was two, I was adopted from S. Korea and brought to the United States. I was raised in Arizona, and eventually wound up in Georgia. While in Georgia, I married and had a beautiful daughter, Hanamoa, divorced, and found my super awesome, wonderful husband, Dave. We've had our differences, but at the end of the…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Serous Papillary Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: July - November 2008: 6 rounds IP Cisplatin and IV taxol. Side effects: You name it, it happened... hair loss, nerve damage, mouth sores, drop in red blood cells which required a transfusion, high creatin, low magnesium and potassium, diarrhea, constipation... I still blame the nurse for not making sure my dexamethosone was added to the chemo! Next Monday I…more

Paul Dawn

Paul Dawn
Bio: One heart, laid bare, letting others know they are not alone if they know Jesus. It beats inside Paul Dawn Jr., a prolific writer who created Hill Country Thoughts to encourage people to walk more closely with the Lord. After a battle with cancer, two major surgeries, a divorce, after 29 years, not by choice, the Lord has taken what seemed…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Cynthia

Cynthia
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Adenocarcinoma with Lymphangitic Spread

Keith

Keith
Bio: Avatar picture taken 5/25/1999 Happier days!!!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-cell non-Hodgkins Lymphonia

Channing

Channing
Bio: Diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer on April 21, 2010. Total thyroidectomy August 1. RAI on September 1. I'm an actor and writer, and I love working hard and having fun. I also love learning, reading, and researching, but I'm totally OVER researching, learning, and reading about CANCER. Bleh.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary
Cancer Symptoms: A big ol' lump in my throat.

Candace

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

CATHY

CATHY
Bio: 55 years young, Good health all my life pleasingly plump(they like to use the word obese but I think that is a nasty word) I was very active before this all started I was running 5 to 10 miles aday 5x a week. Was working to doing a 1/2 marathon in Las Vegas. I love hiking, biking, swimming, traveling, gardening,…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma.
Cancer Symptoms: I discouverd an Enlarged node under my rt chin painless, Node removed, 2 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. 1 neg. did ct scan and pet scan found node under arm and a few little one here and there, removed node from under arm neg for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma 2009, do another scan others all disappear so no…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 2009 1st node removed from lower rt chin March 2009 2 node removed from under rt arm pit April port put in Oct port removed no chemo yet all nodes disappear March 2010 Nodes removed from left shoulder sometime in July they are going to remove the new node in rt neck area to confirm diagnosis forgot they bone marrow extraction March 2009
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: non yet

Debbie

Debbie
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: endometrioid adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hysterectomy 3/25/10 - no suspicion of cancer; pathology report showed tumors in uterus and ovary; Staging Surgery 5/17/10 - more cancer found in cervix and fatty tissue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo 6/21/10, 7/12/10, 8/2/10, 8/24/10, 9/14/10 - nausea, fatigue, bone & joint pain, diarrhea, neuropathy; scheduled for 1 more round

Jilly

Jilly
Bio: HOW I BECAME A CHEMO THUG. When my daughter was 9 months old she was diagnosed with cancer. When she was 15 months old and in an isolation ward on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My Chemotherapy started the same day that she started her Radiotherapy, and as I walked through a link corridor from the Children's…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: none -big lump
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 09 -lumpectomy and lymph nodes removed. A drain I called wayne came to stay in my body for a week. We didn't get on .
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sep-feb--The oncologist said it would be " hard going"--that would be one word for it.

MinisterNeecy

MinisterNeecy
Bio: February 25, 2015 the day that my oldest and last living sister was diagnosed with (IBC) Inflammatory Breast Cancer seems to be the last time I was here. I said then that I would be blogging about her journey. I guess I have not done a good job. What I can say, almost a year later is that "God is…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IBC Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Skin mets, lymph node involvement

Margie Smith

Margie Smith
Bio: I decided to make this page because I never had a place to go when my mother died and Margie was so many things to this family - a mother, a wife, a grandmother, an aunt...for Margie, you can "light a candle", so I wanted to share that with anyone who wanted a place to leave her or Colten a…more
Death Date: July 23, 2007
Visit Margie Smith's Memorial

Amy For Kathleen

Amy For Kathleen
Bio: My name is Amy and my mother-in-law Kathleen is about to begin her fight against brain cancer. She is the loving mother of 3 and nana of 6.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adeno carcenoma
Cancer Symptoms: Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Brain biopsey, august 6, two blackeyes looked awful!

Heather

Heather
Bio: I'm a 27 year old rocker chick from Maryland. I do not have cancer myself but, have a loved one who has been fighting the big C for almost 3 years now. He has stage 4 spine, liver, and lung cancer and has surpassed all of the doctor's expectations. I have learned that every day is precious and live life…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lung, Liver, & Spine

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: I am returning to school as a grad student. I just celebrated my 1 year wedding anniversary. I have a daughter in college who is awesome. My husband is amazing and has been by my side through all of this. We have the sweetest little dog. I have good friends. I like to cook, play tennis, read and learn about…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Start in mid October.

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.

Hobbesthecat

Hobbesthecat
Bio: I am the fiancee of a wonderful guy who was diagnosed with systemic non marginal zone non hodgkins lymphoma (stage 4) in August 2009. We have two amazing little children aged 3 & 4 yrs. I have joined the blog to be able to help understand what he and we are going through. To seek advice and support and hopefully…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Systemic Non Marginal Zone Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Chris had a bad cough for a long time combined with rash on his legs. Slowly after loss of weight, feeling tired, bed sweats and fevers investigations took place. Many times he was told he was fine and it was not cancer. After a battle, he was diagnosed at stage 4. Underwent chemo for 8 sessions. Managed to pull back…more

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.

Faith

Faith
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: All I had was spotting for 3-4 weeks.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: None required

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

Hossein

Hossein
Bio: I am a Senior PhD student at VCU, currently working on the treatment of Brain, Prostate, Breast, Kidney, Liver and Pancreatic Cancer using multiple drug therapies. Losing to relatives to Gliobastoma multiforme (Brain Cancer), my drive to find some sort of treatment for this horrific disease began almost 5 years ago. Joining the laboratory of Dr. Paul Dent has not…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioblastoma Multiforme - Astrocytoma

Heather

Heather
Bio: I am a 32-year-old mother of 3 who was diagnosed with stage 4B nodular sclerosing hodgkin's lymphoma one month after my 13th birthday. I underwent initial therapy and radiation with complete response. Symptoms reappeared within six months and relapse was confirmed by thoracotomy. I received three cycles of salvage treatment followed by an autologous stem cell transplant.…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: My cancer presented atypically. My very first symptom was not enlarged lymph nodes or fevers or itching, but severe bone pain in my lower back that radiated down into my left leg. This persisted for several weeks before I began experiencing fevers and night sweats. Sed rate was elevated but not extraordinarily. Doctors were baffled. …more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thoracotomy 7/91 Thoracotomy 8/92 Thoracotomy 9/92
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Initial treatmeent: ABVD/MOPP (8/92-12/92). I received 6 cycles with complete response. The chemo was relatively well-tolerated. Salvage treatment: DECAL (Dexamethasone, Etoposide, Cisplatin, Ara-C, L-Asparaginase) 9/92-12/92. One brutal regimen! Cisplatin was the worst. Three cycles with complete response followed by stem cell transplant.

LILY

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

Kathy

Kathy
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oropharyngeal cancer - squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb 7, 2010 Tonsillectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Feb 14, 2011, Cisplatin, slightly tired immediately following treatment. March 7, 2011, same as treatement number 1. March 28th, 2011 - TBD

Navil

Navil
Bio: Hiya! The name's Navil but you can call me Navel (as most people will mispronounce my name as such). January 5th, 2011 I had surgery done scheduled for the removal of a cyst. Unfortunately, to even the surgeon's surprise, it was really a complex tumor. They removed it, my right ovary, it's fallopian tube, and the fatty bit of my…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovarian Germ Cell
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan. 5th: Tumor, right ovary, right fallopian, and a bit of intestine removed.

Tabatha

Tabatha
Cancer Symptoms: I had a weird little lump in my belly, under the fat, found out it was a 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inch tumour that engulfed my right ovary completely and attatched to the left side of my uterus pushing it forward, hence the lump, constipation, diahrrea, painful sex, lots of pressure on my rectum.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: march 24th 2011, not sure yet about what all they will take, so far its gonna be right ovary and fallopian tube, oomentum, large tumour and complex hemorraghic mass on my left ovary, really hoping that ovary is ok,

Dinah

Dinah
Bio: I am here for my sister. I play the fiddle and I have three sisters and three brothers and a fabulous son! & don't forget by huge yellow lab! My husband of almost 30 years, was diagnosed with lung cancer in Jan 2005 and passed away in July 2006, a year later I was found to have endometrial carcinoma and had a complete…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Michelle

Michelle
Cancer Type: Cancer of the Larynx

Syl Anthony

Syl Anthony
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular B Cell
Cancer Symptoms: Initially a painless palpable lump in the groin area at the top of my left thigh. No other symptoms associated with this disease.

Scotthein

Scotthein
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Melanoma
Cancer Symptoms: No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.

Heather

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

Scott Smith

Scott Smith
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carsamona
Cancer Symptoms: dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removal of tonsils 4/14/11 neck desection 4/21/11
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started Treatment on May 24,2011... last Chemo July 5, 2011... hair thinning, but no sickness

Kathleen

Kathleen
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Lobular

Elizabeth

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

Cathy

Cathy
Bio: Cancer caught me by surprise. I was always the healthiest one in my family and was very athletic growing up and have always had a love for sports. After I married in 1993 I had two wonderful, healthy children and became involved in their pursuits. My daughter is a competitive dancer and cheerleader; my son is artistic, creative…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Increased hot flashes, breast enlargement, breast area warm to touch. Also--strange rash developed around groin about two months prior to diagnoses and breasts were also itchy.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have had two surgeries-lumpectomy and reincision to get the rest of lump and port installment.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started 06-20-Nausea, constipation, severe headahces, body aches, fatigue, dizziness, hot flashes, grumpiness. 07-05-some Nausea, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, port became infected.

Nicole (Lady Of The Larynx)

Nicole (Lady Of The Larynx)
Bio: I grew up in Madison, WI, and then spent years on the shores of Lake Superior with my 1st husband. In the mid 1980s we divorced & I moved to San Francisco. The comedy scene was thriving and I plunged right in. With the AIDS epidemic at its height, like a lot of comedians, I did…more
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive, poorly differentiated non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma w/basaloid features.
Cancer Symptoms: Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: **Total Laryngectomy: May 15, 2014 Currently use an indwelling prosthetic larynx; and relying on my electrolarynx, especially when fatigued. **Emergency Ileostomy due to bowel perforation: March 9, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12 total Erbitux sessions, once weekly, January 13 - March 31, 2011. Increasing fatigue and, ironically, insomnia following each session. From mid February through the end of treatments, somehow the Radiation/Erbitux mix seemed to spawn clusters of migraines.
Death Date: October 31, 2016
Visit Nicole (Lady Of The Larynx)'s Memorial

Beth

Beth
Bio: My name is Beth. I have 3 Children . 2 big fluffy cats and 1 kitten. My mom and my sister deserve to be mentioned also. My mom is my hero in all this. She tells me everyday that I will not be alone through this. I am divorced . Thank gosh. I cant imagine having to deal with my…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Envasive Adneo Carcinoma Stage 1B2
Cancer Symptoms: Stringy blood for about the last year. Always bleeding even after my period. Cramps hurt more the last 6 months. Very heavy flow with big clots.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cold Knife Cone biopsy. D@C and hscope all rolled into 1. June 3rd. Side affects... I felt like I had just had a baby for about a week after. crampy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: That also starts withen the next 3 weeks.

Timothy

Timothy
Bio: I am a 4 time cancer survivor of 3 different cancers in 4 years! I was first diagonosed in December of 2006 with a Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the left vocal chord. Treated with 25 rounds of radiation. In February of 2007, the found I also had a T-cell Histiocyte Rich Diffuse Large B-Cell non-Hodgkins.Treat with 8 courses of CHOP-R…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nodular Lymphocyte Predominate Hodgkins
Cancer Symptoms: Lump
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bipsopy, anterior mediastinotomy. Feb 2011

Kathyo

Kathyo
Bio: I had uterine cancer right after the birth of my baby in 1986. I had surgery with out other treatment. I also have had breast cancer that was removed. I have been cancer free since 1988. I cared for my father for about a year who died of colon cancer. I am a midwife and so I feel…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: I felt a tiny lumps in my breast. Also after I had my baby I had a pap smear that showed a class 4. On further testing it showed cancer.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Anal cancer-- saw small mucous with a little blood in it in toilet no other symptoms
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lymph node removal from iliac area November 2, 2011
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: mytomycin, 5FU April and May 2010. Loss of hair, nausea, mouth sores

Kathy

Kathy
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: radical hystorectomy, radiation for 5 weeks ended may24

Cathi

Cathi
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating; unusal weight gain; stomach protruding to 5 months pregnant size; lower abdomen area was too firm to be fat; pain in area of tumor; having a period every two weeks; heavy bleeding day two and three of a four day period; difficulty moving around.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My surgery was 1/31/11 to remove ovary w/ tumor and uterus. After tumor was tested positive for cancer, other ovary, cervix, tubes, appendix, and wall of fat (can't remember the medical term), all removed. No adverse effects of surgery. I healed quickly and without incident.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 rounds of chemo, first one 3/9/11, last one 6/21/11. Side effects: constipation; sharp pains in legs and feet; metal taste in mouth; heavy limbs; pain in joints; jittery; loss of all body hair; eventual numbness and tingling on bottoms of feet; and a slew of other things.

Annette

Annette
Bio: I fought cancer and won with alternative methods. I used several different means to achieve health in my life once again, and even went back to school to become an ND so I could help others with credibility. Now I am here to share with cancer victims my knowledge and to tell the world that there IS a way to…more
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back

Eliot Lee

Eliot Lee
Bio: Web Programmer for BlogforaCure.Com

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Kathryn

Kathryn
Bio: I feel like I have been transported to an alternate reality. Cancer just does not occur in my family - we tend to die of heart attacks or old age (my grandmother was 101 when she passed.) I found a lump in the inguinal area on May 1, 2011. I promptly made a doctors appointment. On May 9,…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus
Cancer Symptoms: None prior to abscess in Lymph-node.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 biopsies on inguinal lymph node.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: side effects; weakness, fatigue, occasional nausea.

Beth

Beth
Bio: I am an (otherwise) healthy 53 year old wife and mother, working full time in purchasing for a chemical company. My youngest daughter just went off to college and her two older sisters are married and working. My husband is a shop teacher. I give glory to God in all things, including cancer!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-Cell
Cancer Symptoms: I suddenly had severe abdominal pain and 103 fever. After a week of antibiotic treatment for suspected (never found) GI infection, an ultrasound revealed an 8 cm mass near the ovary. The mass was removed during a complete hysterectomy and found to be lymphoma. PET scan showed 6 other lymph node involvement including the bone. Once…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP14 to start on September 13 for six cycles.

Keith

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

Ty-TheWarrior

Ty-TheWarrior
Bio: I am 37yrs and was diagnosed at 36yrs with rectal cancer 1/26/11 which was a complete shocker and devastation for myself and my family. I am a mother to a beautiful 8yr son. I can't even describe the fear that I had. But as time went on I had to come to grips and figure out what I had…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: My side affects consist of sharp pain on the the right side of my abdomen and sharp pain in my rectum area
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My First surgery was 1/26/11 I had and appendectomy done, that's when I was diagnosed. I was in severe pain after the surgey. My second surgery was 4/28/11, I had the HIPEC surgery which was 12 hours long, again in severe pain.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5-FU started 6/27/11 hooked up to the pump 7 days a week for 6 weeks....ugh!!! Grueling. Side effects consist of nausea and vomiting, finished the first round 8/2/11. Now I have to continue 9/21/11 for 4 months... 5-FU, Oxaliplatin, Avastin & Leuc

Father's Child

Father's Child
Bio: I'm a young borderline cancer patient, 20 to be exact. I would fight this one, i know i could. My mom is a stafe IV nasopharyngeal cancer survivor, my aunt is a brain cancer survior and what could a borderline cancer do to me? NOTHING! lets all fight to this battle :)
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Borderline Serous Tumor
Cancer Symptoms: Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: right salphingo-oophorectomy, appendectomy- August 2011

Cathrin

Cathrin
Bio: Aging hippie who's lost both parents, now a sister, to an insidious, cruel joke, this cancer hell. I lost half my father via a Whipple, and it took 2 years for the rest of him to catch up and pass on. My mother, a health-conscious non-smoker, died of lung cancer. A week before my sister slipped…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: how interesting
Cancer Symptoms: Right now, extreme bravery as he fights like hell.

Thomas

Thomas
Bio: I was a Queensland dog with osteosarcoma. I'm here to support my human friends
Cancer Type: Bone Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling above left carpal, limping. My vet had just lost her dog to osteosarcoma so took no chances - straight in for an xray, which suggested it could be bone cancer, so immediately referred to a Jindalee Vet Oncologist (Dr Terry) who took bone biopsies and did body scan. Scan showed no spread of cancer. Results received 16 April 2018…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left front leg and shoulder amputated on 17 April 2018.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Tamoxifen, Toceranib, Piroxicam. No significant side effects to start with but after so many months of home chemo/meds I get diarrhoea and occasional nausea (am on meds to combat). My fur is very slow growing now - months later, surgery sites are still sparsely covered in fur, and I now have bald patches (my paws, muzzle, bottom).

Keith

Keith
Bio: Played 9 innings of "old guy" baseball on a Thursday and in the hospital for 7 weeks the following Monday. Totally blindsided. Could not have made it through this without good family, friends, and co-workers.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.

Love

Love
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Marian

Marian
Bio: I am not a cancer survivor, but my 18 year old daughter is 6 months out from treatment for papillary thyroid cancer. Treatment was amazingly easy for her. She did not skip a beat - participating in all her High School senior activites, and summer Musical Theater shows. She is now in college in Philadelphia. Her attitude…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in throat, swollen thyroid. Since I am a control freak, I pushed both my daughter and the doctors to investigate.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thyroidectomy in two steps - April 2011 Very uneventful - some vocal chord stunning but recovered completely. A true answer to prayer as she is a soprano! Left neck dissection June 2012 Right neck dissection March 2013

Dan

Dan
Bio: My name is Dan and I live in Vancouver, BC. In late August this year, I noticed a lump on the left side of my neck and thought I was getting swollen glands. Over a four day period the swelling continued to spread across my throat - making it difficult to breathe. So I went to hospital. Found out I…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Vasanth

Vasanth
Bio: Hi Friends, This is Vasanth.V from Pondicherry(India). To know about me, I'm now 24. I joined my B.Tech during the year 2005. During my first semester holidays, i had severe fever for a week. Then i got full body pain, was unable to sleep for 2 weeks. Later then, i used to vomit even if i drink water. Those days were kike…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Left Occipital Glioblastoma Multiforme
Cancer Symptoms: Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision

One Crafty Mother

One Crafty Mother
Bio: 42 year old Mom to two kids ages 9 and 6 - work from home making jewelry, blogger and writer.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on side of left neck, thought it was a cyst, after two weeks it wasn't smaller so ENT biopsied lump and left tonsil - abnormal cells found. Tonsillectomy one week later revealed squamous cell carcinoma in left tonsil and mass in neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy - 11/14/11 - extreme sore throat, difficulty swallowing. Partial neck dissection 4/4/12 - removed cancerous lymph node (there were no remaining active cancer cells) and surrounding lymph nodes (all clean).
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: starting chemotherapy about 12/19/11. Ended chemotherapy 2/12/12

Bethany

Bethany
Bio: 29-year-old journalist and teacher. Was busy travelling and exploring the world when I got hit with a cancer diagnosis. Am now in the process of moving back to Australia to continue with six months chemotherapy. My world has been turned upside down literally but I'm remaining positive and strong. Am going to beat this.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, shortness of breath, persistent cough, abdominal pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy, 14/11/11
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP 25/11/11

Matthewsmom

Matthewsmom
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: slight bledding, vague abdominal pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8 inches of colon removed

Thomas56

Thomas56
Bio: I am 55 years old. In July of 2011 I was diagnosed with cancer of the left tonsil and left lymph nodes of my neck. It is now December of 2011 and I have just completed the treatment. Treatment consisted of two rounds of induction chemo (TPF) over six weeks. The T is for Taxotere, the P is for Cisplatin,…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Dealing With It Day By Day

Dealing With It Day By Day
Bio: 56 Yo Male Just found out that the Swollen tonsil that would not go away after three rounds of Antibiotics is a Cancer. Previous Doctor attempted a I&D which caused the throat to swell up terribly . That Doctor immediately ordered a CAT scan on my then Very Swollen throat - I'm not swollen now…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: DaVinci Robot Surgery 01/10/2012 - Removed both tonsils, tumor and left lymph nodes in neck . Tumor positive for HPV 16 - Lymph Nodes negative for cancer. Additional Surgery 02/13/2012 - Removal of Lymph Nodes in Right Side of Neck - Negative for Cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27

Donnie

Donnie
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3

Alive And Thriving

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

Kathysman

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

Poppy
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...

Crystal

Crystal
Bio: This Blog is about My Mother Kathy, She is 59 years old and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non Small Cell Lung cancer in 2008.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Small Cell Lung
Cancer Symptoms: Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.

Kathryn

Kathryn
Bio: Prior to my diagnosis I was the healthiest person I knew. I'm married, have two grown daughters, and three dogs. I like to travel, (especially to Spain), watch movies, walk with my dogs, and shop for vintage fashions.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Had bowel changes and shortly after blood in the stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Fluorouracil (5-FU) and Mitomycin.

Kathy M

Kathy M
Bio: My husband is battling stage IV tonsil cancer. He has been through surgery and is getting ready for concurrent chemo and radiation. I want to be the best wife I can be and support my husband in any way I can.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: lump on side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: tonsillectomy via robotics and lymph node removal - 12/23/11
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo coming up

Nathalie

Nathalie
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Beth

Beth
Bio: I am 40 years old and just found out I have rectal cancer. I am a stay at home mom to 4 beautiful children ages 14, 10,4 and 2 My husband and Have been together since we were 17 years old.My father passed away from luekemia in 2003.And I'm about to kick Cancers Butt.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenacarcanoma
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stools,Mucus, Passing Blood clots,racing heart,feeling dizzy.

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.

Sam H.

Sam H.
Bio: I am 11 years old, and hope to be an author, but also, in some way, be involved with animals. I live with 2 older brother (17 and 14) and a dog (Tibetan terrier) whose name is Griffin. I am cancer free, and had cancer when I was 4. I started remission when I was 10.

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

Kathy Ann

Kathy Ann
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Bence Jones Light Chain Multiple Myeloma
Cancer Symptoms: back pain, lethargy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4 monthly rounds of VAD prior to allogenous bone marrow transplant.

Janeanthea

Janeanthea
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Severe weight loss in very short time

Gary Goldsmith

Gary Goldsmith
Bio: I'm 49 years old and have worked in a Cancer Center for the past 20 years. I'm pretty much a healthy person other than a C4-5-6 fusion in April 2009. My cancer was an incidental find. I've had this tiny bump under my right chin for several years. I mentioned it to one of our staff physicians in Feb. 2012…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: metastatic poorly differentiated nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, no extracapsular extension. HPV positive
Cancer Symptoms: None incidental find
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: CT Scan 2/28/2012 Swollen left submandibular lymph node FNA 4/5/2012 NEgative Node removal 5/25/2012 positive for Squamos Cell Carcinoma PET Scan 6/4/2012 negative Bi-lateral tonsillectomy 6/15/2012 Positive left tonsil 5mm tumor. 6/15/2012 PortaCath insertion

Kathi

Kathi
Bio: Mom to 2 wonderful, now adult, sons, brand new Grandma since 12/14/11; So much to live for! Sometimes scared, Sometimes not; Always Grateful... Sometimes angry, Sometimes not; Always Thankful... Love my newest friends; forgive the rest;... Love Family, Friends, Books, Knowledge, Animals, Sunsets, Oceans; All the Earth Sciences; Myself; and the things that make me Laugh... Believe in Tomorrow, New Beginnings, Humor, Myself, and Family. Hope…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job

Cathy

Cathy
Bio: I'd describe myself as a fun-loving, active, wife, mother, home mortgage consultant. Been married to my husband 31 years in July, 2012. We've had a lot of fun. He's my rock. I have two fabulous children; Amber (30) and Sam (29) whom I'm lucky to consider friends. I'm so proud of all that they've accomplished. I've worked in the mortgage…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer (Squamous Cell)
Cancer Symptoms: None really, but about 3 months before colonoscopy had some swelling and bleeding down there. Thought it might be hemorrhoids. If it happened a second time I was going to check it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and 5FU - 2 rounds

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

Heather

Heather
Bio: I am a one year breast cancer survivor.On March 3rd 2011 I was told I had breast cancer, inductile carcinoma. Here is my story. I had a lumpectomy in my right breast. During which they found out the tumor had spread out of the duct.This changed everything so I then had to have another surgery to take out three lymph nodes,…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 23rd 2011 2nd surgery April 6th 2011 to take out some lymph nodes

Tricia

Tricia
Bio: 48 Year Old Married Mother of 3. Had pain in right humerous in March which I assumed was from over exercizing or muscle pull at the gym. It went away a couple weeks later. Returned in June which inspired an MRI to see what I tore. Discovered a lesion consuming 70% of soft part of my…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Difuse Large B Cell NHL of the bone
Cancer Symptoms: Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bone Aspiration 7/16/12. Double Port insertion 7/30/12. Rod insertion in right humerous after break at tumor 8/6/12.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP began 8/21/12, then 9/14,10/2, 10/23, 11/13, 12/4. vomiting, nausea, taste & smell changes, nueropathy, hair loss, depresssion

Samantha

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

Heather

Heather
Bio: Hi my name is Heather I was 26 when my world turned upside down on March 6th 2012. My parents took me to the ER in Beaufort SC and they took me straight back to a room after finding out that my blood pressure was 210/168 and my pulse rate was 136. They…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Germ Cell tumor
Cancer Symptoms: Non my mom taut I was anemic and I was eating a loot of ice chips. She took me to the doctor that's when she found out my blood pressure was high and he gave me some medication that night we were supposed to celebrate my dads birthday but my brother was Sick so my parents…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lots of pain and lots of sugerys

Beth

Beth
Bio: Hello, my Mother and Father are both Cancer survivors and I guess you could say it runs in our family. They are my loves, and I am always searching and seeking information regarding the fight.
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Laryngeal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Hoarse voice for over a year.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total laryngectomy, thyroid removal.

Tina

Tina
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to…more

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: 55 yr old, Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and nurse.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: enlarged cervical lymph node & "cystic" area in right side of neck, asymmetrical enlarged right tonsil
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/8/13 Laryngoscopy & Tonsil biopsies with possible rt. tonsillectomy- (frozen section was neg. so tonsil wasn't removed) Bx report showed Positive CD-20 B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. I had some pain. 5/6/13 Right tonsillectomy - I had pain and at times it was difficult. I had no vomiting or bleeding.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st Chemo -Rituxan 6/12/13, CHO 6/13/13 with prednisone daily x 5 days, 6/14/13 Neulasta. Foods tasted sweet and had a slight headache but I did good until 5th day and I decreased my antiemetics and had nausea/vomiting and had to get IV fluids. I had some swelling in feet & hands. I worked several days but on the 7th day…more

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: neuroendocrine

Becki

Becki
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma

Kathy

Kathy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: skin tags, occasional rectal bleeding, rectal pressure, narrowing stools

Heather

Heather
Bio: Im only 22, Im in college for psychology . I recently moved to the eastern shore with my boyfriend of 4 years. This is my 2nd relapse, so a total o three times dealing with this crap.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pre b cell ALL
Cancer Symptoms: fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Planning on stem cell transplant
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies

Keith

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

Justin

Justin
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/24/2013 - Core needle biopsy 1/2/2014 - Port placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/7/2014 and every 14 days thereafter - Nausea, jaw pain, loss of taste, hair loss, fatigue 6/10/2014 - chemo complete (6 cycles ABVD)

Jyndia

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

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: Artist - Art Educator
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: My gastroenterologist thought I had diverticulitis and performed a colonoscopy. Diverticulitis had greatly improved with second round of antibiotics, but he found cancer. Slight blood in stool once in a while, slight light tan discharge and odor off and on, pain in lower abdomen (diverticulitis ?), constant tiredness for months.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Portacath implanted Nov 15, 2013.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st Mitomycin on Nov 18, 2013. 1st 5FU Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013. 2nd Mitomycin on Dec 16, 2013. 2nd 5FU Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2013. Similar side effects both times: fatigue, mouth sores, gum bleeding, cramps, body pain, nausea, some vomiting, decrease white and red blood cells, some hair shedding after treatments; but much hair shedding…more

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.

Mary Beth

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

The-khoral

The-khoral
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: catheter--pain--relapse 2nd week--rushed to hospital--blood sugar drop to 40/60--death immenient --wife arrived in time--more treatments

Kathy

Kathy
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Gina

Gina
Bio: I'm originally from Germany and moved to USA 14 years ago. My husband and me owe several businesses together. He got diagnosed with anal cancer last year in October and finished treatment in December. He is still suffering extremely because his wound is not healing.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Cancer Symptoms: thought it was hemorrhoids, abscess developed, biopsy revealed cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Intravenous at day 1 and 30, during radiation in pill form - Mitomycin

Thisismy

Thisismy
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Abvd

Heather

Heather
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: High grade adeno carcinoma with serrous features
Cancer Symptoms: Spotting after menopause

Vivian

Vivian
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Kathleen

Kathleen
Bio: I find out 9-29-14 when I begin Chemo treatments. I'm a little nervous but have great support and inspiration around me. I figured this website would be helpful and a good way to get support, advice and help from people who went through or are going through the same thing. I have no idea what to expect and that's the…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Germ Cell: Dysgerminoma
Cancer Symptoms: bloating, weight loss, had a sharp pain one night that subsided to a dull ache in right ovary area, couldn't lay flat, felt full after small meals, one day I had diarrhea and excessive gas every 10 minutes, heartburn, frequent urination.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 cycles of: Cisplatin, Bleomycin, and Etopiside which caused nausea, fatigue, by second cycle I could no longer naturally fall asleep, escalated pulse, anxiety, depression, dry mouth and skin which now I have scratch marks on my back, vomiting, got a finger infection so wear rubber gloves when counts are low and a mask, slight ringing in ears, raw esophogus,…more

Faithsmom

Faithsmom
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pilocytic astrocytoma
Cancer Symptoms: Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor removal through surgery. She suffered from seizures, a skull fracture, kidney stones, headaches, severe short term memory loss, hallucinations, left sided weakness, and more.

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

Samantha

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

Judy

Judy
Bio: Retired educator. Mother of four. Grandmother of 10
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: rectal bleeding, diagnosed as hemorrhoid for 13 months
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: began Nov17 for 96 hours and again on Dec 15 for 96 hours absolute neutrophil got down to .05 on Nov 27 and spent 4 days in isolation in hospital some hair loss and fatigue

Anthony

Anthony
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, extreme pressure in lower gut, significant weight loss and fatique

Cathi

Cathi
Bio: I am 52 years old, and I was blessed with the journey of my life. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 - Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. I just completed my 3rd treatment on Monday, January 19, 2015 this week. I am determined to be positive and make this journey the best one in my life. I am also a…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: I found a large hard lymph node tumor in my right super clavicle neck. That tumor was growing a few more off spring tumors around it, then it spread to my left side of neck. Both sides of my neck were bulging with noticeable lumps. I was having severe night sweats with extreme fatigue and constant itching on my lower…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/8/14 R+Chop thrush, severe upper and lower abdominal pain, pain in muscles and joints, extreme fatigue, constipation, constant coughing, aspirating fluids into lungs. Gastric Reflux activated to point of juices flying up in throat even while on Omeprazole. Neuropathy-numbness and tingling hands and feet. Tongue is numb and can't taste anything. Hair loss 14 days post chemo. 12/29/14…more

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

Bonnie

Bonnie
Bio: I had run a 1/2 marathon 3/2014 and had gotten a really bad cough. I thought I had coughed myself some pretty sizable hemorroids I went to the doctor for a well checkup and told her about the pressure and pain I was feeling and she told me to increase fiber intake and try a stool softener. Then…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, bloating, thought they were hemorrhoids and treated for hemorrhoids for about 5 months
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st round week 1 December 15, 2014 nausea throughout, some hair thinning 2nd round week 5 January 12, 2015 nausea, terrible pelvic burns, hard time walking, raw, stinging while urinating and given phenazopyridine which seemed to help a bit and had to stop radiation for a week. Started back with 7 more treatments. Now 4 left to go.....

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

Thomas

Thomas
Bio: On bone marrow registry . Wife of 28 years with AML on Her Birthday Nov. 3. 2013
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Cancer Symptoms: Blood Cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 2 through Jan 5 2015 Staff infection , Bacteria in blood, Fever and Nausea

Kathy

Kathy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Allison

Allison
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: blood in stool, lose bowel movements, tried, dull pain in my lower right back.

Luvsthesun

Luvsthesun
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Cancer Symptoms: jaundice, itching, dark colored urine, weight loss
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: every other week, cold sensitivity

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

Heather

Heather
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Itching, lump in anus.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Xeloda - nausea and reflux

Kathy

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

Michele

Michele
Bio: Im writing about my 29 yr old Daughter that has stage 4b cervical Cancer. Im looking for some real facts- the good the bad the ugly etc, to know how to help her.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy bleeding, Kidney pain

Steve

Steve
Bio: Newly diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma from biopsy and CT scan. Awaiting a bone marrow biopsy and PET scan for staging. Pulmonary testing coming up and had a MUGA test. Port is being installed next week. Things are moving fast.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, fever, drenching night sweats, shortness of breath and chronic cough
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD

Brandon

Brandon
Bio: I'm a 37 year old father of a three year old girl.
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Melanoma with unknown primary
Cancer Symptoms: Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth. 4cm tumor under jaw and 4cm in left frontal lobe.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 06/26/2015 19 lymph nodes from left, 27 lymph nodes from right. Only one lymph node positive for melanoma. 09/26/2016 craniotomy to remove 4cm tumor from left frontal lobe.

Carly

Carly
Bio: Diagnosed 5/7/2015
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Chronic Back Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Painful Intercourse

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Nathan

Nathan
Bio: I am a 29 year old dentist doing a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I was diagnosed 8 days before my 29th birthday, becoming a patient in the hospital I work in. I was supported by my loving wife, who is also a physician at the hospital, by my family (especially parents in South Carolina, brother in Alabama, and…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cytogenetic inversion 16 with CKIT mutation
Cancer Symptoms: Cough, low grade fever, short of breath, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss. I went to an urgent care center which did a CBc and saw I had an elevated white count (26k), and low platelets (17k). I was also slightly anemic and moderately neutropenic.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started daunorubicin and cytarabine 7+3 therapy on January 10, 2015. I stayed in the hospital approximately thirty days. A bone marrow biopsy at the end of this stay confirmed remission. My nausea was not too bad, except for a time that they served some green beans from the cafeteria. I dry heaved several times, and then ate only food…more

Cathy

Cathy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump near anus, constipation, thin ribbon like bowls.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: NED on 3/21 by sigmoidoscopy!
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage 1 T1 N0 M0
Cancer Symptoms: Occasional bleeding, small lump-like most everyone else-thought it was a hemorrhoid or benign polyp.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin on Day 1 and Day 29 5-FU Days 1-4 and 29-32 Dry mouth, constipation, thinning hair at week 4. <<<<<

Steve

Steve
Bio: 63 year old gay man living in San Francisco past 36 years. Retired nurse who worked 20 years on the first AIDS unit in the country at SFGH. Partner is also a nurse who works in the oncology practice where I receive care. Have been well-loved in this life.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: small amount of bleeding and light abdominal pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin, 5FU. Mucosytis, oral thrush

Cathy

Cathy
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma

Seema

Seema
Bio: I am a 31-yr old with stage 2a Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I am a software developer and I am building an app to help people with illnesses/disabilities and their caregivers to offer support to one another, connection, and improve lives.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: nodular sclerosis
Cancer Symptoms: hodgkins itch, swollen lymph nodes

Milad

Milad
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Back aches, fever spikes, rapid weight loss, night sweats
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP BEGINNING ON 12.21.2015

Thomas

Thomas
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Therese

Therese
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Shari

Shari
Bio: on website
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastasized BC

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

J

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

Inthemoment

Inthemoment
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Heather

Heather
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1

Leela

Leela
Bio: I am 35 yrs old and have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have a loving supportive partner and we have 2 young son's. We own a small beef and sheep farm that I do the day to day work on while my partner works in the city for a contractor. I have a passion for horses and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive malignant carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump found
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mastectomy of the right breast on the 22nd March 2016. Lymph nodes were also removed as an earlier biopsy showed cancer cells present.

Renee

Renee
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Barbara

Barbara
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in hip and shoulder

Amanda

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

Katherine

Katherine
Bio: The daughter of an amazing woman, attempting to do her best to make her mother proud.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer

Dorothy

Dorothy
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

Judith

Judith
Bio: Registered Nurse,married,mother,grandmother
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Extreme Fatigue, loss of appetite
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hyper CVAD Protocol 6/1/2015-2/7/2016 including spinal chemo X 4

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

Kathryn

Kathryn
Bio: Presented with very small exterior lump on sphinter. Very painful. Biopsy showed anal cancer. Treated with 6 1/2 weeks radiation, 2 FU/mitomycin 4-day IV, 4 weeks apart. July -September 2015. Declared cured after colonoscopy, Nov. 2015. Follow up Dr. visit, presenting with some very light, bright red bleeding. Dr. is harbinger of doom. Claims there are rectal ulcers, might be…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal
Cancer Symptoms: Small, painful bump.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: FU and mitomycin. Extreme exaustion, WBC dropped to 0.9. Hospitalized.

Debbie

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

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: Retired educator. Married for 48 years to a retired educator/national guardsman. Two married children. Five grandchildren. Diagnosed with cancer in September, 2015. Father and maternal grandmother died from cancer
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Cancer Symptoms: High amount of calcium

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.

GM

GM
Bio: I am only child of a man who had been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma (cured) and squamous call carcinoma (cured) all in 10 months. Reaching out to others for prayers, guidance and support.
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer

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

Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: My name is Jennifer and I am getting ready to turn 33yrs old. I've been fighting since June of '15. Including the cancer I have about 13 health issues: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Type 2 Diabetes, Insomnia, Chronic Migraines, Anemia, Low Vit D, Degenerative Disc Disease, Heart Murmur, Chronic Bronchitis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Endometrial Cancer, Anxiety, and Mild Depression. To cope…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Complex Atypical Endometrial Hyperplasia/ Endometrioid Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Heavy bleeding for 6 months, severe lower abdominal cramping, low iron

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

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.

Becky

Becky
Bio: 43 year old mom diagnosed with Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma stage 3. I have had surgery to remove 90 percent of the tumor, and just started radiation and chemo. I get to take my chemo @ home as it is in pill form, at bedtime, which I like better as I don't have to sit @ the infusion center while…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Grade 3, can hardly say it, and sure can't spell it without looking it up!
Cancer Symptoms: Headache for 2 months straight. No other symptoms, so no-one wanted to do any scans to double check anything was in there that shouldn't be, until I went to the right hospital ER.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery on 9/9/16, no side affects except numb and itchy incision site
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!

Dennis

Dennis
Bio: White
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen left testsical,hard

Jack

Jack
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer

Carmel

Carmel
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pleomorphic Liposarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: Large mass in right thigh
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery on 15th August to remove large mass from right thigh, 5 weeks out from Surgery experienced internal bleed and wound had to be opened again to wash out hematoma, currently two weeks post this second surgery with open wound and vac assisted healing.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AIM Chemotherapy, 3 cycles, inpatient in hospital for 5 days each cycle, started on 16th May finished on 1st July. Side effects, hair loss, chronic diarrhea, piles, sore mouth, tiredness.

Faith

Faith
Bio: iam a nice girl loking for man
Cancer Type: Bile Duct Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: iam a nice girl loking for man
Cancer Symptoms: iam a nice girl loking for man
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: iam a nice girl loking for man
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: iam a nice girl loking for man

Rebekah

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

Sunita

Sunita
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Donna

Donna
Bio: My mom just passed away after a courage fight for 2 1/2 years.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Dsmith

Dsmith
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

Keith

Keith
Bio: My name is Keith.,and I am 51. I was dx with stage 2 esophageal cancer in feb of 2016. I went thru 6 weeks of chemo-radiation followed by an M.I.E. May 19th 2016. I acquired "c diff" during my 11 day hospital stay. C diff is an infection to certain antibiotics and is NOT treatable. Basically it's intense…more
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Espogeal cancer adenocarcinoma stage 2a
Cancer Symptoms: Difficulty swallowing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: M.i.e. 5-19-2016 Pain, discomfort, C diff.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carbo-taxol once a week for 5 weeks

Nailah

Nailah
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer

Mymomwillbeatthis

Mymomwillbeatthis
Cancer Type: Gallbladder Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Gallbladder stones and pain in the back.

Ruth

Ruth
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: B cell
Cancer Symptoms: None. Mass found during a check up for pneumonia
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R Chop. R ICE

Joy

Joy
Bio: ovary cancer stage 3 just discharged from hospital and told
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 3

Deborah Catherine

Deborah Catherine
Bio: I am a retired public high school teacher. I taught French and ESL. I enjoy watching t.v., movies, reading, and the outdoors as well. I especially love my son Ian, my granddaughter Alyssa and my sister Kelly. And life's smallest of things. They are most precious.
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CML Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Rash and skin sensitivity. Rash and redness eventually left. I do have thinness of skin. Skin marks sometimes. Extreme fatigue.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Daily 400mg Gleevec. Daily fatigue. Slow morning wake up. Memory problems they call Gleevec brain. Polyneuropathy: pain and weakness in body. I use a cane when walking outside. Diarrhea. I did just find out that I am now in remission but must stay on the Gleevec for 2 years. I am totally grateful that Gleevec exists for me and…more

Allyson

Allyson
Cancer Type: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Shannon

Shannon
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Theresa

Theresa
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Linda

Linda
Bio: I am a 68 year old Realtor who loves helping people find their dream homes or sell the one they have. My husband and I moved to Florida 11 years ago when he retired. We built a new home about 3 years ago and we are loving life. Then about 1 year ago, hubby was diagnosed with lung cancer. It…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (basaloid type)
Cancer Symptoms: blood in stools from time to time for about 2 months prior to diagnosis. Looking back, I had felt some bloating occasionally and some itching, but I managed to ignore those symtoms.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemotherapy on 2/21/17 and ended on 3/29/17

Kenneth

Kenneth
Bio: I am a computer professional currently working for the State of Nevada (Thank God I have a good job and benefits!!) I am two years out of treatment from Large B Cell Lymphoma. I've been battling many issues ever since.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Prior to Treatment swollen lymph node in groin and fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of lymph node in right groin 6/2015. lose of sensation in right inner thigh
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ill for a couple of days after treatments 1/15 - don't know if what is going on with me now is latent effects or new cancer

Tammy

Tammy
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started 12.1t.16

Robert

Robert
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Talia

Talia
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Nathan

Nathan
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mildly Advasive Ademocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Change is bowel habits, constipation, mucous and blood in stool, hair loss and anemia. Was told it was hemorrhoids for two years after complaining they found celiac disease and said that is your problem.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started Chemo April 10th for six weeks. She has a pump and she will wear it 24-7 the entire six weeks. With in 24 hours she had nausea and said she felt like Blah.

Lasse

Lasse
Bio: My mother has cancer and I know how to treat her that's why I founded tacro.org so that I can save her and millions of people in the future - You can read about the treatment on tacro.org. I hope you will check it out and educate others about the treatment. I just want to help and grow the organization…more
Cancer Type: Bone Cancer

Shane

Shane
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: change in consistency of stool - didn't know it was a symptom. Diagnosed through routine colonoscopy.

Grant

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

Cathy

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

Toya

Toya
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in anal
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: None yet

Kathrine

Kathrine
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer

Meshack

Meshack
Bio: health service provider,i.e care giver
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer

Daisy

Daisy
Bio: Im a mom of a 10 year old yorkie, have a wicked, sarcastic sense of humor, 6'1, BBW that is top heavy...42DD... At least for now. I am new to this and just found out two days ago. I'm sorry to say that I didn't hear/process/understand what my breast specialist said after the stage 2 part. My brain shut down…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Dr found lump in left breast. Can feel it. No symptoms... A little sore but my puppy loves boobs and is alwaya stomping them. Thought it was bruised.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled for 6.29.17

Sarah

Sarah
Bio: I was 22 and I knew something wasn't quite right with how I was feeling for awhile. I started school as an ultrasound Tech and they found something wrong with my thyroid through scanning in class. I then had a biopsy which turned up suspicious. I then had a rt thyroidectomy in Sept 2015, after a couple days after surgery…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Cancer Symptoms: Shooting pains in neck, fatigue, brain fog
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: RT thyroidectomy/isthmusectomy 9.25.2015 Sore throat for a couple days, killer neck ache in my back from the way your body is positioned on the operating table

Katherine

Katherine
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Pleural effusions around my right lung
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Went in for post menapausal bleeding. My left ovary was enveloped in an unusual cyst. Because if my weight and three previous c-cections I was opened up for surgery and had a complete hysterectomy. Omentum, lymph nodes and fluid were tested at that time and all came back negative for cancer. There was stage one cancer in the ovary and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Beginning in April I had three treatments with Taxol and carbo platinum as well as Avastin. Joint pain was rough but gone after a week or so. I've mostly been easily tired out. My CA125 went up so I had another PETCT that showed an increase in the cancer I am now getting Doxil every four weeks and Avastin every…more

Keith

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

LA

LA
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcenoma
Cancer Symptoms: Spots on bottom of tongue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 surgeries to remove 3 different spots on tongue at different times. All within year 1/2. Swollen lymph node in neck disected for testing. No side effects yet except for scar tissue on tongue.

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, abdominal pain low & in lower left, constipation & diarrhea,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 07/20/2017 - Extremely tired, some nausea, fidgety legs, no energy for a week.

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

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Grade lll serous adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Indigestion, bowel & bladder frequency, bloating, nausea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/1/17 radical laparotomy removal of uterus,ovarie, debunking, omentum/ nil side effects
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 treatments chemotherapy (carbo/placing/Avastin

Mike

Mike
Bio: Husband, Mike, sharing Bobbi's battle.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Catherine

Catherine
Cancer Type: Pancreatic Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2b pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Jaundice, chronic pancreatitis
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/26/2017
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018

Garth

Garth
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

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

L

L
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Kathryn

Kathryn
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Spotting
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Complete hysterectomy including ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and cervix

CORINA

CORINA
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenosquamos Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: watery clear discharge and abdominal bloating
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/13/18 removal of cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes 03/27/18 removal of ovaries and pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes

Faith

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

Amudha

Amudha
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

Vincent

Vincent
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer

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

LADY

LADY
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: Retired
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: At present none

Judith

Judith
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Undifferentiated Sarcoma Cancer

Strengthtoday

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

Dee

Dee
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer

Hailey

Hailey
Bio: My name is Hailey. I'm 18 years old and since April 18th 2018, I've been fighting cancer. These last 6 months have really tested my faith. They've tested who I am as a person. I've come out on top. I know it's a late start. I have one more round of chemotherapy and then I can ring my bell and…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, rash, lower back pain, wisdom teeth flare up, bruising at the slightest pressure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: On April 19th 2018, I had a Port-a-Cath placed in the right side of my chest. I didn't feel it at first. It didn't bother me. But then came the first needle change. The port is like a small disc that sits inside a pocket of muscle near my heart. A tube directly transports blood products,chemotherapy, and antibiotics directly into…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: On April 19th 2018, I also received my first dose of chemotherapy. I don't remember much of what happened during this time except I broke out in a red rash from head to toe and ran a fever for 5 days straight. The red drug, daunorubicin, makes me extremely sick. I'm a wreck when they give it to me.

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer

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.

Praveen

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

Robin

Robin
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C

Cynthia

Cynthia
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal cell carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Nephrectomy

Tiffani

Tiffani
Bio: Herbalist Tiffani Schilling, has over 20 years experience as clinician, formulator, medicine maker and educator. She runs a busy herbal clinic, and is the developer and chief instructor for The Herb Doctor. She is a pharmacist and herbalist with the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists and the Pikes Peak Herb Association. Tiffani has been a guest speaker for the…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

Thomas

Thomas
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Cancer Symptoms: Joint pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, neck and back pain, light headed or dizzy, head ache and chest pain.

Cathy

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

Donna

Donna
Bio: I am a retired federal employee, mother of one young adult daughter. Was leading a relatively happy life in retirement until... You who are fellow cancer fighters know the drill. Late 2017, into early 2018 had painful throbbing in anal/rectal area and it was waking me at night. I thought "Damn, these are very WORST hemorrhoids I have EVER HAD!…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Throbbing anal pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: two 96-hour stretches of chemo with mytomycin and 5 FU (guess what my nickname for "FU" is...) Horrible side effects, bleeding and cracking at corners of lips, raw inside mouth, chronic nausea (nausea meds helped), weakness, depression, sleep problems, etc.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: I am a 35-year-old white female that lives in Baltimore, MD. I am a special education teacher, completing my 13th year of teaching. My husband and I got married 6 days after his diagnosis of neck and throat cancer (tonsil cancer).
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Neck Dissection
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 treatments for 3.5 hours hearing loss constant sound of cicadas/crickets in ears hissing in ears severe weight loss

Laura

Laura
Cancer Type: Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear

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