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1 Very Palpable Hit

1 Very Palpable Hit
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma (sub-type of epithelial)
Ovarian 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 fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands…more

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April

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

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Carolynne

Carolynne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer

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Julia

Julia
Bio: I'm a single, self-employed piano teacher working from my own home studio, avid sea kayaker and adrenaline junkie, mom to three incredible grown kids and two cats.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: triple negative breast cancer, grade 3, stage 2b
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy (quadrantectomy?) removal of two tumours, 2cm and 3 cm, with gamma radioactive boluses injected in 4 places around my areola, and blue dye injection, as well as removal of 4 sentinel nodes

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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 those reading my bio, be encouraged that longevity is possible if cancer is caught early. I pray for everyone…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast 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 a solid 4" line under my arm where lymph nodes were checked.
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 except bone pain. I went on the internet to find an alternative cause it took 6 jabs every time with…more

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Grant

Grant
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: lymphoma

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Rachel

Rachel
Bio: Mom of two boys---going through second cancer diagnosis of 2010. Was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in Feb 2010, went through radical hyst--completely clear, diagnosed with IDC in July 2010. Doc indicates chemo/radiation. Struggled with my diagnosis but feeling a little better now that I am on the path to treatment. 2010 has turned out to be a crap year--looking forward…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Grade 1, Stage 2; Cervical Cancer Stage 1B
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Breast: Found lump in right breast--Doc couldn't feel it but was caught on Ultrasound. Some discomfort on right breast. Cervical:Lower back pain and discharge
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Protocol: FEC-T (4 months/every 3 weeks) FEC-T :Epirubicin/Fluorouracil/Cyclophosphamide cycles 1-3, then add Docetaxel for cycles 4-6 Finished chemo November 24/2010

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Fragileme

Fragileme
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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Lois

Lois
Bio: I'm a 48 year old woman who has always been very healthy. Now I'm a 48 year old woman who has had half a kidney removed due to cancer, and life looks very different. Cancer changes how you see everything, and most things are looking very beautiful these days.
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Open partial right kidney removal March 10th, 2011. Recovery has been great but stint has migrated into my partial kidney and will be removed May 5th. Stint removal on May 31st, lots of cramping the day of and back pain. Glad it's out.

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Mendoguy

Mendoguy
Bio: Hi there.... I am a 48 year old gay male living in Toronto, Ontario Canada I was diagnosed in november 2009 with early signs of anal cancer. Even though a biopsy in late october showed no sign of malignancy my oncologist believes that it is in fact cancer.."it looks like and is behaving like cancer" was his comment.…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous
Anal Cancer Symptoms: anal pain, bleeding, dishcarge

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