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Larissa

Larissa
Bio: I began this journey as a 39 year old wife and mother of three. Now at 44 I praise God for every minute I have been allowed to share with them, and look forward to every opportunity I can to share with those I love. I have learned that to battle this disease takes more strength than anyone on the…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: from Oct. 2004 to July 2009 I have had 3 colon surgeries, now there is nothing left, a total hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. I have had more colonoscopies than I can count...and have had two port-a-caths in and out.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: two 6 month bouts...one 2004 to 2005. next March 2007 to Sept. 2007 Nueropathy, memory loss, balance issues, joint and muscle pain

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Vanshika

Vanshika
Bio: always curious to find and help people
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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Gemma

Gemma
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Dcis
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and lymph node clearence 2008,ovaries both large tumour 2010, total gastrectomy and lymphs around stomach area 2015, speenectomy 20 percent pancreas and 20 percent removal of bowel. Difficlulty eating cant gain weight, nigjt sweats,pian in joints and bone, muscles.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Six rounds in 2008 and 12 rounds in 2015 got through these not too bad in the big scheme of things.

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Katherine

Katherine
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: Pleural effusions around my right lung
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Went in for post menapausal bleeding. My left ovary was enveloped in an unusual cyst. Because if my weight and three previous c-cections I was opened up for surgery and had a complete hysterectomy. Omentum, lymph nodes and fluid were tested at that time and all came back negative for cancer. There was stage one cancer in the ovary and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Beginning in April I had three treatments with Taxol and carbo platinum as well as Avastin. Joint pain was rough but gone after a week or so. I've mostly been easily tired out. My CA125 went up so I had another PETCT that showed an increase in the cancer I am now getting Doxil every four weeks and Avastin every…more

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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 others both in my career and personal life. I want to see everyone succeed and be healthy. I have the…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 12th mastectomy and some lymph nodes removed

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Dsmith

Dsmith
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

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Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cervical and Ovarian Cancer
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: A lot of back pain and tummy pressure
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 28 2015 Had bleeding issues but over all went well
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014

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Micah

Micah
Bio: Wife, and mom who can't sit still. I am a hairdresser by trade and an artist/crafter/junker by hobbie. I live in Searcy, Ar.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adinocarcinoma: K-RAS positive
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Extreme change in bowel habits leading up to complete constipation (blockage) and weight loss
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: had 12 inches of colon removed along with 14 lymph nodes, 5 of which were positive. Mets to the liver. Surgeon made an incision from an inch above my navel down, about 10 inches. No colostomy… so far. 12/14: hysterectomy to remove metastasis on ovary.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: folofox: 3/14-9/14, starting again 1/15
Death Date: July 27, 2015
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Angela

Angela
Bio: I am a 42 year old mother of 6. I am a HS science and Home Ec. teacher. I was diagnosed in Dec. of 2013, took treatments Jan.-Mar., 2014, and then found out my cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in July 2014. Getting ready to begin more chemo in Sept 2014. Began blogging here so…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: smit sleeve for brachytherapy (internal radiation); Port placement (power port); lymph node removal for biopsy in Aug 2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin: Took 2 treatments, 1 week apart. Tolerated well. No nausea, though stomach very "acidy" feeling. Eating bland foods often throughout the day helped. Did have some tiredness. No loss of hair. Had to stop Cisplatin for a while due to frequent ringing in ears. Cisplatin can lead to permanent hearing loss. Was…more
Death Date: January 6, 2015
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Ken

Ken
Bio: Amazing wife who was/is my rock! Told me when first found out GBM, we are going to beat it! Have a daughter who is 22 and a son who is 17. Had 2 surgeries - 1 in 1/2006. The other 10/2009. Both at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC. Chemo and radiation 12/2009 - 2/2010 at Duke.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioblastoma Multi-Form
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Had seizure while driving (never had before), passed out, had car accident, and told had a brain tumor after a CT scan. What a kick in the stomach to put it lightly...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had 2 surgeries for removal in the left frontal lobe. 1/2006 and 10/2009. First surgery - extremely tired. 2nd surgery - extremely tired as well; because surgeon had to take more out affected my speaking - couldn't speak for 4 days but came back fine.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Avastin drip. 12/2009 - 2/2010. Nausea. Sidenote - everyday I'd go to a juice cafe where they had wheat grass juice. When I went for my last treatment, nurse told me my blood counts throughout treatment were spot on... It's worth researching as has many benefits. Please check with your doc as told it may not be appropriate for some…more

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