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Journaling about your battle with cancer is a great way to relieve stress. We can let go of some things after writing them down. Also, I found it helpful to keep track of what treatments and doctors I saw and on what dates.

As a bonus, it helps someone else to read what you are going through. And it feels good to help people.

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How Many People Are Diagnosed with Cancer?

There are 1,735,350 estimated people who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018 in the United States. [1] The top four most common cancers are breast cancer, lung cancer and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, and colon and rectum cancer.

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imageRichard - AND NOW I HAVE A REALLY BAD BRONCHIAL INFECTION :(  started last saturday..... no fever, no chills, no discharge..... and finally friday i went to the VA and saw my GP.... she wanted to make sure it wasn't tied to the chemo/rad so they ran a blood test and chest xrays..... she gave me antibiotic...... if i do not have this under control by monday morning.... i will have to reschedule my CATSCAN and i do not want to do that..... the medicine has finally started to cause some mucous discharge … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageTracey - 8 days down   another week in the books!  still feeling pretty good.  actually made it out to a wedding last night for a few hours (even though all the while dreaming of being back in my pj's at home) but, I was proud of myself for getting dressed up and being there for my friend:)) couple minor mishaps this week but, i am learning from it... on wednesday had bloodwork and my picc line dressing changed.  I am not great with that stuff to begin … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageDawn - Ovarian st4  ive been battling this crap since I was 32.  I’m now 47 with stage 4.   I’m tired of the constant treatments that only work for a short period of time.    Currently finishing my first cycle of topetecan today.  Looking forward to having no chemo or shots next week.    Platlets are low, at 172, tired, but not sleepy.   Still continue to live life the way I want to and hope that I can continue to do this … more…
Type: Ovarian Cancer

imageRichard - UPDATE.... MISSED THIS ONE  for the last 3 weeks when i am in bed and the sheets are rubbing up against my feet.....it feels funny....kinda like when you have a big scar/operation sutured and it feels numb.....same thing with the soles of my feet. my chemo dr. warned me about this side effect maybe happening to my hands and feet.  nothing happening with my hands but definatley feel that numbness in my feet. i addressed it to my radiation dr and he relayed a message to … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageRichard - ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY SINCE I FINISHED TREATMENT  HOWDY, HOWDY, HOWDY ALL.....ITS ONE MONTH YESTERDAY THAT I FINISHED THE CHEMO/RAD TREATMENTS AND AND I AM HAPPY TO REPORT TAHT I CAN ACTUALLY POOP PAINFREE......WOW O WOW......DID ANY OF US EVER THINK THAT WE WOULD BE SAYING SOMETHING SO SILLY!?? SOOOOO ON SATURDAY SEPT 15TH, I DECIDED TO ESCAPE FROM ANY AND ALL CANCER BLOGS, DISCUSSIONS, THOUGHTS, WORRIES, VISITS TO THE DOCTORS, AND JUST TRY TO START LIVING MY LIFE..... I FELT THAT I HAD SOMEHOW JUST LOST MY WAY....CANCER … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageTracey - First 3 days of treatment done...  I finished 3 days of treatment.  Wednesday was the Mitomysin IV push.  So far so good. Just a bit of nausea and very tired already.  Is it normal to be so tired already??? I will check in next week at some point.  Thanks! … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageCindy - Precancer ... cancer??   Sorry I haven’t been on much. A lot going on with continuous UTI and heart issues... the valves and getting rushed into hospital. On meds bp and HR still spikes.  No one has answers   Going to Boston the 24th  now I found two white spots and two anal tags in anal area. To me white spots feels hard. Dr said skin is smooth. The hard is deeper under skin. Then anal Tags Small But my cancer last time was the anal tag! Here … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageSandy - Checking in from Hell  Over the last 2 weeks have been hopitalized for the side effects from treatment.   I have massive uncontrollable diarrea, vomitting and complete gastro shutdown.   I have resolved myself that I may need to go daily to sloan for hydration treatment in order to get through this.    Can you tell me after your last treatment how long did the radiation side effects last? … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageBill - A song  After my Mother passed away in 2011, in some instructions she left me was a reference to her "getting off the planet", which will always make me smile. Anyhow, her favorite song was "Young at Heart", by Jimmy Durante.  If you need something right now to pick you up, listen to this. Wherever you are, out there, ma...this one's for you.         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHFFsWWkeWk Take care and my love to all on BFAC and those we've lost. Bill   … more…
Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

imageMichele - That's What It's All About  As you know from a previous post, the long term side effects of pelvic radiation continue to arise in my life. Here I am eight years later and five years longer than expected still roaming on around on planet earth. And far be it from me to complain about it as it continues to amaze me on the daily. I mean what’s a little avascular necrosis of the femur head in the scheme of things. My femur heads are just … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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