12 Cancer Blogs from New South Wales, Australia

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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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Brooke

Brooke
Bio: I don't know I wasnt too special before I got diagnosed. I was just like.... Average? Lazy sort of food obsessed fangirl thing that watches game of thrones....
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ALL Leukemia
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Symptoms: Fatigue, vommiting, sick, flu like symptoms, ear ache, my dog started acting really weird too. Increased heart rate, pale, dizzy, lazy, moody (idk) I actually don't know why I put up with it at all what the hell...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Got the port thing in and my arm stiffened up ALOT back stiffened up ALOT night sweats nightmares sadness. Also LP's which are hard because I got a shit back.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I'm getting three chemo a dont know what they're called but they all make me feel like crap. But whatever makes me better I guess. Fatigue, sick, swollen ankles, sensitive skin, pins and needles in finger tips. Bowel movements slow down. But speed up after a while

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Carl

Carl
Bio: Relaxing on holiday minding my own business, rubbed my neck, found a lump on the right side. As they say the rest is history.Initial biospsy could not determine primary, PET scan pointed to the right tonsil. After tonsillectomy further biospsies confirmed it was localised to the tonsil area(primary) with a few lymph nodes infected. SCC HPV16. All other biopsies OK.…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell, HPV16
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node, otherwise no issues that I can recall.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy April 2012 PEG tube fitted April 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7sessions, once weekly Metal tasting food, general lousy feeling 2 days after treatment.

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Lyndel

Lyndel
Bio: HI! I'm Lyndel and I was diagnosed in January 2009 with bowel cancer with liver mets. January this year I will BE LATE FOR MY FUNERAL (they gave me 50% chance of surviving 2 years!!!) I had surgery in March '09 to remove the primary tumor and spent most of 2009 on the couch feeling like crap fromt he chemo.…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 3 (Dukes 3) with liver and lung mets
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: I had bleeding from my bowel and I thought 'I must get around to getting these haemorrhoids fixed one day'. I sure wish I had done something about it sooner rather than later.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 25th 2009 - ultra low rectal resection, illio stoma (reversed in Nov 2009 - farewell to Homa!!)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2009 - Sept 2009 FolFox, peripheral nerve damage to hands and feet (used to unload dishwasher with ski gloves on cause touching plates etc felt like pickiing up glass!) All good now with help of Vit E and Alpha-lipoic acid suppliments. Xeloda - long term chemo. March 2010 til now and according to onologist, forever!! damages skin on my fingers…more

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Rebecca

Rebecca
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sarnovial

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AJ

AJ
Bio: Happy, Healthy, Non-smoking, Alcohol Free, Vegan, Yogi, Married to my best friend and Mother to 3 amazing young people. I wake up every morning grateful for each remaining day and looking for every opportunity to Love and Serve and be Happy.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Although when I was diagnosed, I was mentally and physically, the healthiest I had ever been, had a long standing habit internalizing my stress and of biting my tongue in my sleep. I had developed a sore patch on the right hand side of my tongue and went to my doctor who didn't think it was anything to be…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partial Glossectomy, Tracheostomy and Reconstruction from graft of left forearm tissue. Neck Dissection to remove 49 Lymph nodes from right side of my Neck. 14 hour surgery date 30 May 2016

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Amy

Amy
Bio: I am 26 Years of age, I was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 18. Actually 2 weeks before my 18th. I am a survivor of a Brain Tumour with only a 20% chance of living. I have spent years wanting to inspire with my story and finally after 8 years I have decided to share my experience with…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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