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Nancy

Nancy
Bio: Working mom
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovarian based peritoneal cancer
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, fluid in peritonium. I had elective surgery in 2010 when my sister was diagnosed with stage 4. No signs of cancer then -ca 125 of 11. So in feb 2015 diagnoses with cancer in peritoneal wall
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery in June 2015 to remove uterus, cancer and put in intraperitonial port
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/2015-abraxene and carbo, 8/2015-cistplatinum, 1/2016- cist and topitican, then clinical trial, then doxcil with carbo, just stopped parp after 85 days, starting avastin abd chlorophamide (sp?)

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Susan J

Susan J
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple Procedure performed January 19, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian. The cancer was staged at 2b, with positive margins and lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung…more

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Karen

Karen
Bio: My dad is still my Daddy to me (and always will be) but my heart is being ripped apart by this cancer diagnosis and the thought of losing him and to such a painful way. I am trying to stay positive and have become obsessed with researching the latest treatments for pancreatic cancer since his is unresectable for now (prescribed…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato pancakes!!!!!!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: After almost a year of hearing No/Yes/Maybe my Dad had his Whipple at JH in Baltimore in March, after one week we went home. They also gave him electroporation to treat the tumor that had been resting on the artery.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
Death Date: May 1, 2017
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Dsmith

Dsmith
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

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Lois

Lois
Bio: I am 52 now! this cancer thing was new for me... I am a hairdresser, wife , mother of an adult son, grandmother...
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasive ductal carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had 2 lumpectomy 2 weeks apart got the all clear! My breast looks normal after only 3 months of healing! The nerve pain is like hot daggers from healing that sucks.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: A/c( I am not good with names and the one would not uncheck above) started 4/10/2014 I lost my hair the day of the second treatment. Felt pretty bad but was able to work. Got pulmonary embolisms in June (I hope to find out soon that they are gone) by my 3rd A/c the lump was no longer able to…more

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Steven

Steven
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: I had a sharp pain in my back for over a year, which would go away if I took anti-inflammatory medication. In February this year, I had shortness of breath and my GP sent me for a chest xray.....where a large tumour was discovered in my chest.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: A few days after xray, I was admitted for a biopsy of the mediastinal tumour in my chest and a bonemarrow biopsy. 2 days later we met with my haematologist, Dr Du Toit, at Constantiberg Medi Clinic.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Methotrexate, Doxyrubicin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Cytarabine, Etopomide
Death Date: August 27, 2009
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Maida

Maida
Bio: Supporting a loved one with inflammatory breast Cancer.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Red. Hot, bumpy swollen painful breast. This is a second primary after an initial carcinoma of other breast with mastectomy & chemo.

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LORRAINE

LORRAINE
Bio: I am a 79 year old woman (July birthday) Whew! Born in Providence, Rhode Island. Mother of two beautiful daughters. Their marriages have produced for me five wonderful grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Having this great grandaughter in my life at this time is definitely a blessing! Always been a very active person…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal pain from under breast to back

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Christopher

Christopher
Bio: I'm a 46 yrs old gay guy living in Toronto and was diagnosed with Anal Cancer in 2000. I received radiation and chemo for 4 months. The cancer reoccurred in 2016 which required surgery to extract of all my abdominal plumbing
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer..or..The Little Horror in The Basement.
Anal Cancer Symptoms: 1: Angst ridden Volley Ball sized Tumor in your ass. 2: Tendency to listen to 90's music where some forlorn chick sings about how much it sucks to be alive. (The latter dissipates slowly following treatment/surgery). 3: Mysteriously, everyone you know is no longer able to pronounce the word "Anal" except for your Doctor . 4: The eerie phenomenon which…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had Colorectal Surgery on June 23 2016. "Side Effects ?" I now pass stools like a Play-Doh Fun Factory with a Colostomy Bag fit for a Pack Mule.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Luckily just 2 rounds of Chemo in 2000. Only lost hair from the waist down. Which would be awesome if I was pursing a career as a Drag Queen

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Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 adenicarvinoma
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Stomach pain, extreme fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, delerium

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