14 Cancer Blogs from South Africa

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Clinton

Clinton
Bio: Diagnosed with stage 4 Adenocarcinoma, spread to Liver and Lymphatic system
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Moderately defined invasive adenocarcinoma anal verge
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, anal pain, anaemia
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colostomy installed end March 2016. working well
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: none

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Shellseeker

Shellseeker
Bio: Hi I am 46years old and live in South Africa.I have been married to the same wonderful man for 25 years and we have 3 children.My sn is 13 and my daughters are 18 and 24.My first diagnosis was in 2005. Breast Cancer ,had a bilateral mastectomy 6 months of chemo and took Arimadex for 18mths. Recurrance 2010 mets to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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Jolanda

Jolanda
Bio: I am a Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. I am in remission since September 2008. My journey commenced in 2006. I started my Masters degree in chemistry at the NMMU (Port Elizabeth, South Africa). My research project was on “The Development and the Improvement of Chemotherapeutic Agents”. Not once thinking that soon I will be treated with chemotherapeutic agents myself! During that…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: splenectomy - an operation to remove your spleen - in August 2008.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy from August 2006 - September 2007. Some of the chemotherapies were ABVD, ARA-C and carboplat. Side effects experienced were hair fell out, constipation, low white blood and platelet counts, nausea, vomiting, pain in joints.

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Wedi Nebu

Wedi Nebu
Bio: I am writing this blog for my dad who has survived two cancers till now. He had renal Cancer some time in 2005. The doctors removed his left kidney and has been cured. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Colon cancer and they had to cut the middle portion of the colon and then followed by Chemo (Oxiplatin) for 6…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, Sore Throat and mouth, numbness (possibly from the first Chemotherapy), irritation, hair loss, watery eyes and nose, weight lose etc...

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Christian

Christian
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: RCC

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Terry

Terry
Bio: I am a 52 year old doctor diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in 2012 after 2 surgeries and lymphnode remaval started months of interferon treatment
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Melanomas of the Skin Symptoms: Mole that grew now shortness of breath

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Zeek

Zeek
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma

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Zeek

Zeek
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: loss of appetite, fatigue, drenching night sweats, fevers, consistent weight loss, extreme backache, itchy skin

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Renee

Renee
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma

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Claude

Claude
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3c

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