15 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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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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Storm

Storm
Bio: Fought and recovered from paraplegia. Recovered from heart attack now the challenge of laryngeal cancer.
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Larynx Cancer Symptoms: Voice became a little gruff.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: About seven without side effects other than voice became gruff.

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Alan

Alan
Cancer Type: Skin Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Angiosarcoma
Skin Cancer Symptoms: Swelling under left eye going down to cheek. Painless. Left upper lip getting distorted.

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Ester

Ester
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular B cell Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, Grade 2, stage 4

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Chanthelle

Chanthelle
Bio: My triple negative breast cancer journey started Feb 2019
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Undefined
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Painful lump on right breast
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hair loss, nails, hand and feet discoloration, constipation that resulted in an anal fissure that won't heal, bone pain, depression and anxiety

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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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