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Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: Hi my name is Jennifer. I am a female in Technology in the beautiful city of London, Ontario. Please feel free to ask any questions about my experience. And joining me in hoping for a day when there is a…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: First Cancer was Endometrial Cancer -Very heavy bleeding -Abdominal pain -Fullness -Fatigue -Edema Sarcoma (2017) Growing lump on elbow pain tingling edema
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgery, Bilateral Salpingectomy, Laparotomy February 5th, 2016 March 9th/ 2017 - Removal of leison

April

April
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Indolent B-Cell Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on jaw in front of ear and swollen lymph nodes on neck

1 Very Palpable Hit

1 Very Palpable Hit
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma (sub-type of epithelial)
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense…more

Louise

Louise
Bio: UPDATE: December 2011. Status is holding as I enter into my 5th year of survival for 2012. Side effects relatively small, tired at times and mild bone pain. Quite amused at my own forgetfullness, making my husband…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Feeling sometimes bitchy I put that down to arimidex. I hate the revisiting of menopause, night sweats, etc. Sometimes I just feel tired and can't keep up. UPDATE AUG/08. Not as tired anymore, but the rest is the same.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy May 2007. No side effects. Recouperated really well. My scars are barely noticeable. But one breast is slightly smaller. Hard to tell since I am a DD, but I can. UPDATE AUG/08. Can not see the scar, but feel…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pamidronate or otherwise known as Aredia. Assists in replenishing bone loss. Given via IV monthly. Tired, headache after treatment, diarrehia, bones ache all over. MAR/08 New treatment - Clasteon - 4 pills/day but NO IV. HOORAY. No side effects…more

Jessica

Jessica
Bio: I am a wife and mother of two young kids - my son is almost 5 and my daughter just turned 3. I have been married for 8 years. I love spending time with my family and friends,…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Occasional night sweats, mild pain in stomach, some fatigue.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I will be starting Bendamustine and Rituximab chemo on August 20th and 21st. I will be having treatment for 2 days every 28 days for 6 months followed by 2 years of maintenance therapy.

Mary

Mary
Bio: Was diagnosed with cancer at 28. Younger than the norm. I just want all woman to be aware of this awful cancer but also know that there are wonderful people in the world. While having a successful surgery I am now…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: A lump in my left breast the size of a ping pong ball.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Mastectomy October 28th 2011. The surgery was a successful one. Was very happy with the clean cut. No side effects.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 types of chemo started November 21st 2011. Nausea, migraines, fatigue, mouth sores, dizziness, bad taste in mouth.

Carly

Carly
Bio: I'd struggled with Bartholin Cysts for years & eventually diagnosed with Vulva Cancer. It's been a tough road but this journey has taught me everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reasons suck but most times the lessons are powerful.…more
Cancer Type: Vulva Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Vulva Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain in vaginal area
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 Groin lymph nodes removed before treatment. After chemo and radiation the rest of tumour was surgically removed. Process called radical vulvectomy. Post surgery I had serious infection resulting in a 2 week hospital stay and debridment.

Tamela

Tamela
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Brenda

Brenda
Bio: We owned our own business and recently sold it to our son. I still work for him and love my job. We have 1 daughter and 1 son and 5 grandchildren. My husband is retired and had a stroke 3…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma FIGO grade 2
Cancer Symptoms: Sudden bleeding.

Karen

Karen
Bio: I am a 64 yr. old Mother of 2 and Grandmother of 4. Have been blessed to be healthy and active most of my life. I love the outdoors, gardening, camping, hanging out or riding my horse.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: anal itching, small hard bump, thought it was a hemmroid, flat shaped bowel movments, gas and bloating, night sweats, anxiety, just a sense of NOT well-being.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomicyn, flurosil-fu-5, weeks1 and 5, minimal side effects, some hair loss and fatigue.
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