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Catherine

Catherine
Cancer Type: Pancreatic Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2b pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms: Jaundice, chronic pancreatitis
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/26/2017
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018

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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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Jacky

Jacky
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: triple negative invasive breast cancer with distant lymph node involvement
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes in neck, fatigue, low hgb. Dry skin
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: mastectomy May 2015. Skin wrinkling, numbness under arm.

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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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Rachel

Rachel
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Most notably, I was itching horribly, and I lost 25+ lbs. Also, I wasn't sleeping and had vivid nightmares and night sweats when I did. I had a lumpy neck, fatigue, a cough that lasted for months, and finally, my left lung had collapsed (which lead to the diagnosis).
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 bone marrow biopsies lumpectomy of left side of neck failed insertion of chest port (too much swelling underneath) successful insertion of arm port chest catheter insertion, removal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores

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Jane

Jane
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Diarrhea, fatigue, dehydrated, stomach pains, swollen feet, painful digestion some days
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Diarrhea, fatigue, numbness in finger tips and toes

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James

James
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma

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Glenn

Glenn
Bio: Husband of a woman who past away from Pancreatic Cancer but learned a GREAT deal about Cancer Care as well as alternatives that make a helluva lot of sense.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer

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Elisa

Elisa
Bio: Hello every survivor out there of the C word. My Name is Elisa Rinn and yes I am A Survivor! I was only 25 when I found out I had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and my life has been different ever since. I am stronger, wiser, smarter,more faithful, and I truly believe in a reason for this all. I am a…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: blood cancer
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Nausea, chills, fever, sweats, depression, infection, tooo many
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy, biopsy to right breast
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chop therapy for 7 months

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Wendy

Wendy
Bio: Alot has changed since I first joined this blog about 6 years ago. I don't want to erase my original info so I will just add my current information. Update: October 2013: My cancer is back. I have metastatic triple negative breast cancer on 2 vertebrae. May 2014; So far none of the chemo I've tried has done any…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Update: 2013-2014; TNBC with mets to bones. 2008:Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Breast Cancer Symptoms: 2013: My back had been hurting for a while. Had an MRI that found cancer on 2 vertebrae. 2008: I found a lump during a self exam.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2013-2014: no surgery since mets diagnosis Lumpectomy & Sentinel Node removal . . .April 24, 2008. Most of the pain was from the incision where they took the lymph nodes, it hurt for quite a while. 2nd Surgery . . . May 30, 2008 . . . Lumpectomy Re-do . . . the margins from my first lumpectomy were very small,…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2013-2014: 1st chemo; Taxol, no help. 2nd chemo:Doxil, no help. 3rd and current chemo: Gemzar & Cisplatin. I also get Zometa injection every 4 weeks. I started Chemo on June 19, 2008 and as of today 7/7/08 I have only had 1 treatment. My second treatment is this week on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. I…more

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