9 Cancer Blogs from British Columbia, Canada

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Mycancerexperience

Mycancerexperience
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Chest pain, pain after consuming alcohol, night sweats, coughing.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph nodes removed for biopsy in May and June 2014.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD chemotherapy, treatment every two weeks for six months (6 cycles). Extreme nausea and vomiting (eventually brought under control by drugs), fatigue and breathlessness, stomach pain and bloating, complete loss of hair, tooth pain, mouth sores, extreme salivary gland pain, loss of some finger and toe nails, mild nose bleeds, mild constipation.

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Gord

Gord
Bio: It was April 2012. My wife and myself were returning home after spending 5 glorious months in southern California. Our first order of business when returning home was to do taxes and have medicals. Like clock work we did both. We needed to get this done so we could meet commitments we had in Alberta. We thought we would be…more
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Have not chosen treatment. Leaning towards removal of the prostate

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Dan

Dan
Bio: My name is Dan and I live in Vancouver, BC. In late August this year, I noticed a lump on the left side of my neck and thought I was getting swollen glands. Over a four day period the swelling continued to spread across my throat - making it difficult to breathe. So I went to hospital. Found out I…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer

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SYLVIA'S CANCER BLOG

SYLVIA'S CANCER BLOG
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell Anal carcinoma

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Todd Strange

Todd Strange
Bio: hello all!!! my Name is Todd Strange and the beautiful girl in the photo is my fiancee Ashley that is a picture of me and her in a fresh water cave (sanota) in Cancun Mexico in January 2010. After 4 and a half years together i had finally got up the gumption to ask her to marry me, being that…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: nodular sclurosing
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: amount of air i could take in and cardio
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 months of bs and stem cell transplant was life changing made me feel completley helpless

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Bernadette

Bernadette
Bio: Just a fabulous girl...looking to kick this cancer in the taint!
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Was just goofing off before bed one day and thought I felt a lump ... went to the doctor, he didn't feel anything either but thankfully scheduled an ultrasound...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and Sentinel Node Biopsy scheduled for December 9th

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Barbara

Barbara
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2008 lump noted by self on right breast...mammogram ordered, ultrasound, biopsy...and finally double mastecomy July 8 2008 with 24 lymph nodes removed

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Tracy

Tracy
Bio: Living on the wet and soggy west coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My husband is disabled from a leg injury sustained 16 years ago so he became Mr. Mom, our son is 20 attending college full time still lives at home. Have a cat "babygirl" and a cockatiel "squeek"
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: Large noticable lump on right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Right Lobectomy Nov 3/08 - 6 cm tumour removed More surgery Nov 26/08 for the left side

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Sylvia

Sylvia
Bio: Diagnosis: Infiltrating (or Invasive) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) 111B and grade 3 Fear of Recurrence My Experience with Breast Cancer It was Jan 31/02 and I had just returned from work. While removing my clothes for bed I looked into the mirror and was shocked to notice that one side of my breast was larger than the other, fell to the inside, and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diagnosis: Infiltrating (or Invasive) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
Breast Cancer Symptoms: While removing my clothes for bed I looked into the mirror and was shocked to notice that one side of my breast was larger than the other, fell to the inside, and felt like it had something in it. It made me think of the patients who came in with breast implants, since that’s what it felt like. A few…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 5 /02 was scheduled for a lumpectomy which was not successful waited till March 8th to be told I had cancer and that was on the telephone. March 11/02 I had a mastectomy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: It was called cef (which is cefuroxime, epirubicin, and cyclophosphomide). It is used only in a couple of Canadian provinces as it is very expensive.

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