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Penny

Penny
Bio: I was diagnosed july 2018 but i knew about it before them cause i could feel it in my anus, it felt like a golf ball but i was afraid to go to the dr. When he told me it was stage 1 but thanks to the incompetent bastards at staten island hospital its now stage 4. first i did…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma

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EVA

EVA
Bio: 30 years in Canada, 2 adult kids.. According to my daughter I am the best mom in the world, and I humbly agree. I love living here, and like to travel as a tourist in Europe and not necessarily home.. there is so much more to see .. I had big plans to travel all over Italy in 2020…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
Anal Cancer Symptoms: LUMP NO PAIN

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Ben

Ben
Bio: I'm a 49-year old married gay guy in Western New York. I am a career federal employee working in public relations and a creative writer, nature lover, and deep thinker.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Symptoms that caused me to make the incorrect self-diagnosis of hemorrhoids, starting with small amounts of blood on toilet paper, which eventually increased to levels that were alarming.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: NIGRO protocol with capecitabine + mitomycin began concurrently with radiation therapy (January 22, 2019 through March 4, 2019). I chose an oral medication instead of an infusion pump, which was somewhat risky because the oral medication was so new. At the time, there was very little history or research gathered on its effectiveness, but early data suggested it was at…more

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Rosemary

Rosemary
Bio: Well it's been a long time since I've checked in. I've changed my name and forgot old password so have had to reregister with blogforacure. By next October I will be five years from my last treatment for anal cancer. It's a great reason to celebrate, but I really try to live one day at a time. My stomach has…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, painful protrusion.

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Shannon

Shannon
Bio: Anal cancer stage 3. Finished treatment 6/17/19.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Changes in bowels, narrowing of stools and maroon blood in stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/7/19 through 5/11/19 and 6/10/19 through 6/14/19. Mouth sores fatigue skin irritation from PICC line.

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Mary

Mary
Bio: Received anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) diagnosis three years ago. Fortunately, for me: stage 1. I acted on very few, very mild symptoms and the brilliant British NHS did the rest. Treatment survived. Adapting still to effects of radiation.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: originally: tiny amounts of bleeding, fecal incontinence, passing of clear mucous. Later itching at the site of the tumour.

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Richard

Richard
Bio: 68 year old veteran, gay with 2 dachshunds living in Los Angeles. celi-bracy(celebrating my celibacy) for the last 13 years. always stayed fit and felt as if I was taking care of my body quite well..... this just goes to show that in this journey we call "life"... nature/nuture have their own will and power over our body...all we can…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcionoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: a week after having completed my PSA and urine tests(5/22/18), i noticed blood in the toilet and completed the F.I.T--fecal immunochemical test.... I forgot to mail it in and drove to the VA and had them give me another one, did it and that afternoon i returned it...two days later i received a call to schedule a…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AM NOT USING THE 5-FU....INSTEAD ITS CAPECITABINE 500MG

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Rachelle

Rachelle
Bio: Hello, I am a 34 year old single mother to one human child and 8 furry animals. If I filled this out one day sooner I could have said I am a survivor instead of fighter of cancer.. ah well onward and upward I guess. I was diagnosed with stage 3 anal cancer (Hpv18) in October of 2018(side note: hpv…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of Anal region
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Tail bone pain, progressively got worse, couldn't sit. Anal pain. Rapid weight loss.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 Continuous drip 4-5 day, rounds 5-fu and Only one of mitomycin were given due to how sick I was towards 2nd treatment. One given oct. 2018 the other december 2018.

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Anne

Anne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding , pain, itching

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Mayday

Mayday
Bio: I was diagnosed in February 2011 - stage 3B anal squamous cell carcinoma with spread to the inguinal and abdominal lymph nodes. I first went to the doctors in April 2010 - they told me the little lumps were just skin flaps and a routine biopsy was delayed twice Treatment started in April 2011 after 2 months of tests…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Originally 2 small hard lumps on the verge of the anus - itchy No blood, no constipation, no pain. Left for 1 year by medical profession. Since biopsy have grown and bleed and hurt. Inguinal lymph node swollen
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: To start on 4th April 2011

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