59 Cancer Blogs from Australia

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Thomas

Thomas
Bio: I'm a Queensland dog with osteosarcoma. I'm here to support my human friends
Cancer Type: Bone Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma
Bone Cancer Symptoms: Swelling above left carpal, limping. My vet had just lost her dog to osteosarcoma so took no chances - straight in for an xray, which suggested it could be bone cancer, so immediately referred to a Vet Oncologist (Dr Terry) who took bone biopsies and did body scan. Scan showed no spread of cancer. Results received 16 April 2018 that…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left leg and shoulder amputated on 17 April 2018.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin. No side effects - lucky dog!

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Lina1976

Lina1976
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: B-Cell Follicular
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Chest infection that lasted for 6 week in August of 2003 and then reoccurred for 8 weeks in April 2004.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-COP, mabthera and then R-CHOP

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Simon Pepys

Simon Pepys
Bio: Hello Everyone. Ive just come out of Prince Charles Hospital hoping that the tumor on my rightside lung could be removed. Unfortunately the surgeons found that I have stage 4 cancer in the lower half of the lung internally and exterior lining, now awaiting to see what options they can give me.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Still to be adviced
Lung Cancer Symptoms: Sore shoulder blade, shortness of breathe, very tight and uncomfortable chest . Total lack of energy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had surgery last friday 13/10/17, unfortunately the tumor was not removed because they found stage four cancer in the lower part of the lung

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Harry

Harry
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer

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Anna

Anna
Bio: I live on the Morington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. I am 49 years old and was diagnosed with Anal Cancer June 2016. I Live with my husband and have two adult children, that are my life. this is my journey ,to KICK ASS.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anorectal adenosquamous carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding. Bloating. Sitting was painful. hemorrhoids painful. Back pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Numerous colonscopies.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 weeks started 21 July 2016- 25 July 2016

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Bobby

Bobby
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CML
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: rash fatigue weight loss etc

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Craig

Craig
Bio: My Name is Craig I'm 27 and I'm trying to do life the best I can and in the most normal way I can with this nasty disease! I'm a Bedding salesman @ a Harvey Norman store , I have a beautiful fiancé which I will make my wife on the 20th August 2016. I have an amazing supportive family!…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Sarcoma Symptoms: swelling of right leg
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 30/8/11 - Removal of large sarcoma in right groin, 8/10/14 removal of secondary sarcomas in right lung, 20/11/14 removal of secondary sarcomas in left lung, 1/12/15 removal of sarcoma right groin (which turned into just a biopsy) one surgery to come.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy to start in 2016

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Mary

Mary
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer

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Sarah

Sarah
Bio: 48 year old working mum, husband and children aged 6 & 17. British, but relocated to Sydney Australia in October 2014. In good health and surprised and shocked by diagnosis in March 2015.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: 'Hemorroids' not responding to over the counter medication, general discomfort, small lump. I had an abnormal Pap test result in 1991 (CIN cell change, not cancerous) and had laser treatment. Given the link with CIN, HPV and anal cancer it seems that this could be related and been dormant for many years.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st round 23-27 March 2015 - minimal physical side effects, more pyscologial with PICC line fear and awareness of carrying chemo bottle around for a week. 2nd round 20th -24th April - felt more at ease with the bottle and had no real side effects until the end of the week, then developed terrible mouth sores around back teeth - which…more

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Lucy

Lucy
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 20th December, 2014. CT Guided Biopsy. 24th December, 2014. Bone Marrow Biopsy. 1st July, 2015. Mini Sternotomy (biopsy). Performed to determine if cancer had mutated into another type. It remained HL. 13th July, 2015. Laparoscopy of Ovary (Fertility Preservation). 20th July, 2015. PICC line Inserted. 1st September, 2015. Insertion of Hickman Line. (Stemcell Collection) 5th September, 2015. Insertion of Central Line. Inserted to replace Hickman line…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 26th December, 2014. ABVD. 6 cycles, 12 treatments completed every fortnight. 22nd July, 2015. Salvage Chemotherapy. ICE. 3 cycles, completed every 21 days.

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