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Ann

Ann
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma in the anus, basaloid, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stools, lower right abdominal pain. Frequent bouts of diarrhea.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor excision 7/31/15
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin and 5fu 9/23/15 pump 96 hours/week 1, repeated 4th week 10/21/15 mouth sores, partial hair loss, oral thrush, dehydration, loss of potassium.

Karen

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

Terry

Terry
Bio: I was just diagnosed with anal melanoma a month ago. The doctors I see are not sure how to treat it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: The mass is located right inside my anal. It blocks off bowel movements. It will come out and cause severe pain and bleeding. I have to push the mass back in.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Complete colostomy done September 29, 2016.

Corky

Corky
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: partial glossectomy,reconstruction from left forearm, neck dissection, Dec 8th, 2015

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

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…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…more

Jana

Jana
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Hemorrhoids- went to OB/GYN in Feb complaining of hemorrhoids. Then again in April with pressure she said hemorrhoids. Knew something was wrong so self scheduled with colo rectal doctor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 16th colonoscopy - May 17th Path report - Anal cancer - constipation, itchy burning "hemorrhoid type" symptoms then pressure on vaginal wall
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 FU - through port for 5 days June 6th and again July 5th - survived first dose with severe sore throat, mouth sores and rash. Dreading July 5th

John

John
Bio: 56 years old male, four kids, 5 grand kids, two labs, two cats
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Cancer Symptoms: loss of breath, fatigue, head aches,

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: I was diagnosed with tonsil and breast cancer in early December 2010. I had left neck resection to remove almost 100 nodes on Dec 6, 2010 and underwent IMRT and Cistplatin from Jan 17 through March 8, 2010. …more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 6, 2010 left neck resection..
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue

Billea

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