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Louise

Louise
Bio: UPDATE: April 2017. I'm still here and pretty grateful to have lasted this long. When you start out a new journey of this magnitude you just never know where, how, who or time expiration. SOOOO. for…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

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

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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