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Danell

Danell
Bio: Healthy as can be training for my 6th Half Marathon. In May I had an excellent annual physical. All blood work good. In July, I found a lump on my thyroid and in the matter of days a lump on my breast. On August 11, core needle biopsy of breast showed Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma. UPDATE- 2018 Breast…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones. 2018 - Found breast lump on self exam
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/29/10FNA of thyroid (not bad), 8/5/10Vacuum Assisted Core Needle Biopsy on breast mass(Ouch but better in 24 hours),8/18/10 mediport insertion(localized soreness),8/19/10 Bilateral Bone Marrow Biopsy(Ouch followed by days of sore) Lumpectomy 3/16/18 with Sentinel Node Biopsy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP starts 8/26/10 Major Side Effects Day 1-3 Headache and Diarrhea Mouth Sores Days 3-6 TCH starts 4/23/18

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Rachael

Rachael
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Monocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hickman Line 1-18th May 2012 Hickman Line 2-21 august 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had Etoposide, Daunorubicin and Cytarabine. I had it over 4 rounds, each round about 3 weeks apart. My hair fell out, I felt so sick and so so tired. With the first round, my legs got insanelt itchy because of the Etoposide. My tastes changed-I lost my sweet tooth! Nad things didn't have much taste. There is still a…more

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Padmaja

Padmaja
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Myelodysplastic Syndrome Symptoms: Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Low blood counts

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Emily

Emily
Bio: I am 23 years old and was in the middle of working towards my masters degree in Occupational Therapy and working at a hospital as a Rehab Aid when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia back in August of 2016. I am an outdoors enthusiast, love to exercise, and swam competitively my whole life. When I was first diagnosed…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Symptoms: Pulmonary embolisms, night sweats, fever, high heart rate.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Although I am 23, I am receiving the pediatric regimen for ALL. This involves 2 and a half years of chemotherapy. The first 8 months are pretty intensive and then I enter the maintenance phase. Side effects of the chemo have widely ranged throughout different cycles. Extreme fatigue, nausea, headache, joint pain, intestinal issues, mouth sores, and the infamous hair…more

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Eveline

Eveline
Bio: No history of cancer in the family. Everyone suffered from heart issues. Therefore I've been eating clean, organic where available, cook with olive and coconut oil, don't eat junk food, but do eat lots of fruits and veggies and fish organic chicken. Been working out with hubby for about 20 years. We're going to the YMCA 6 days a week…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: No symptoms prior to chemotherapy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started induction chemotherapy for AML on 25th September with "7+3 for 24 hours. I got Daunorubicin for 15 minutes the first 3 days while getting cytarabine the rest of the 24 hours. After the 3 days, the cytarabine continued 24 hours for the balance of the rest of the 7 days. I was medicated with multiple medications to prevent some…more

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Nicole

Nicole
Bio: I am Nicole, a four-time survivor of Leukemia. I was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on October 26, 2010.  I participated in a two and one-half year clinical trial at Stanford University Medical Center.  The treatment regimen was extremely aggressive to say the least.  After three months of hospitalization and daily treatments (8-12 hours/day, 7 days/week) lasting…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Refractory ALL
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Two bilateral knee surgeries, Avascular Necrosis (AVN), July 2013,Oct 2014; Eye surgery (left eye), Retinal Detachment (isolated CNS relapse), May 2015
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Rhonda

Rhonda
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Induction, September 2014, two rounds. I didn't go into remission after the round (7+3 and) had IDA-FLAG (idarubicin, fludarabine, cytarabine and G-CSF. I lost my hair and appetite. Mouth sores are horrible as was the fatigue. I had four rounds of consolidation (November, December 2014, January, February 2015) after this, high dose cytarabine and the…more

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Amanda

Amanda
Bio: I am a 32 year-old mother of 2 kiddos (6 year-old daughter and 4 year-old son), wife and small business owner with my husband. We transplanted to Las Vegas from Chicago 9 years ago and I was recently and suddenly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). I went to the hospital because I hadn’t been feeling well and I…more
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've had 2 rounds of induction therapy and just finished my 4th round of consolidation therapy. Side effects have been different with each round. My hair only fell out my first round. Have experienced nausea, dizziness, weight loss, appetite loss, headaches, brain bleeds, metal-like taste in my mouth and food, lethargy, loss of endurance and stamina, chemo brain, grogginess and…more

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Melanie

Melanie
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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