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Nathan

Nathan
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
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.

Dan

Dan
Bio: 46 years old. Married, father of 3 little ones. So far, needle biopsy, tonsillectomy. Wisdom teeth extraction. Currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation (6 week treatment).
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen Lymph node.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy 12/30/13 - Took me about 10 days to turn the corner on recovery. About 50% of the time, there is a click and some side of throat spasm/movement when i swallow. Feeding tube (PEG) 2/26/14? - Painful abdominal and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/3/14 - 3/10/14 : 6 weekly Cisplatin doses @ 30mg/m^2 Side Effects - Ringing in ears (went from minor to moderate). Constipation. General "bad" feeling...like having a cold without the symptoms. Overall I think I did ok with the chemo…more

Karen

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

Neal

Neal
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Harry

Harry
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer

Hanna

Hanna
Bio: I'm Hanna from AL. and i have two kids and a loving husband, i was leaving a very normal life (going to work, acting as a mother and as a wife) and i never knew for a while i was…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: the first symptom for cervical cancer is no symptom at all.

Kristina

Kristina
Bio: The LAST thing I ever expected was to have cancer at 43. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and many more. I think I am still in denial. I was diagnosed 10/04/2016 with Stage…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: My periods were never regular, but there was irregular bleeding, no pain or any other symptoms.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: The only surgery was 2 rounds of inpatient internal radiation. 11/11/2016 to 11/13/2016 and 11/28/2016 to 12/01/2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/11/2016, 10/18/2016, 10/25/2016, 11/01/2016. I was supposed to have 6 rounds could not continue because the WBC were to low. Had to get neupogen shots to increase the cell counts, before the 2 rounds of brachytherapy. Again,…more

Pati

Pati
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: not yet known
Cancer Symptoms: pre-cancer in one breast with every 6-month follow-ups. Only had "aching" in breast with cancer with my arm pit hurting when touched.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: don't yet know

Carol

Carol
Bio: I am 53 y/o female. ** Updated 12/13/2015--- I am now 4.5 years post Dx and Tx. The following information was the beginning of my cancer journey. Currently, I am NED. I do have side effects from the…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Cancer Symptoms: Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 02/17/11: Anal fissurectomy with lateral sphincterotomy. Only SE was pain. Now, I can poo w/o pain for the first time in MONTHS. It still looks weird (TMI.) This found the CA. 07/03/12--anal/rectal biopsy of suspicious tissue found during a DRE. Thankfully,…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and f5u-begin 4/12/11. . . . I was EXTREMELY tired and became EXTREMELY short-of-breath (ended up with bronchitis, but I have asthma.) One of the meds, Mytomycin, I think, can adversely affect the lungs. My thyroid got messed…more

Ann

Ann
Bio: Hello Family and Friends, Cheyenne suggested I create a blog that would make it easy for us to update you all in one place on how things are progressing. Thank you all for reaching out to me and to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer
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