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Leanne

Leanne
Bio: I am a speech language pathologist, married to my very supportive husband, and have two fur-babies (dogs). At the age of 49, I was diagnosed with anal cancer stage I in May of 2022.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell cancer T1NOMO
Anal Cancer Symptoms: In January of 2020 I noticed a little bump on the perianal area. My doctor examined it and treated it as a hemorrhoid. With COVID19 happening that Spring, my next doctor's appointment had to be rescheduled to May. My doctor examined it again and noticed it was not getting better so she referred me to a surgeon who removes hemorrhoids…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin 5 FU June 13-17. constipation, flushed red skin on the face, neck, chest for two days, loss of appetite, nausea. 2nd Week June 20th more constipation and mouth sores/gum sensitivity

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Shannon

Shannon
Bio: Anal cancer stage 3. Finished treatment 6/17/19. Stage IIIA cT2,cN1a,cM0
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Changes in bowels, narrowing of stools and maroon blood in stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/7/19 through 5/11/19 and 6/10/19 through 6/14/19. Mouth sores fatigue skin irritation from PICC line.

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Larissa

Larissa
Bio: I began this journey as a 39 year old wife and mother of three. Now at 44 I praise God for every minute I have been allowed to share with them, and look forward to every opportunity I can to share with those I love. I have learned that to battle this disease takes more strength than anyone on the…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: from Oct. 2004 to July 2009 I have had 3 colon surgeries, now there is nothing left, a total hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. I have had more colonoscopies than I can count...and have had two port-a-caths in and out.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: two 6 month bouts...one 2004 to 2005. next March 2007 to Sept. 2007 Nueropathy, memory loss, balance issues, joint and muscle pain

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Cathy

Cathy
Bio: I'd describe myself as a fun-loving, active, wife, mother, home mortgage consultant. Been married to my husband 31 years in July, 2012. We've had a lot of fun. He's my rock. I have two fabulous children; Amber (30) and Sam (29) whom I'm lucky to consider friends. I'm so proud of all that they've accomplished. I've worked in the mortgage…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer (Squamous Cell)
Anal Cancer Symptoms: None really, but about 3 months before colonoscopy had some swelling and bleeding down there. Thought it might be hemorrhoids. If it happened a second time I was going to check it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and 5FU - 2 rounds

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Beverly

Beverly
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: rectal bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: polyp removed during routine colonoscopy - pathology diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma

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Lucy

Lucy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Anal pain ,bleeding felt like hemorrhoids
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Very tired a bit nausea

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Jill

Jill
Bio: I am 55 years old, about to turn 56 soon, retired EA who just moved across the country prior to the diagnosis. Married with 2 fur babies. My 3 sons are grown and out in the world making their own way. I have Bomb Parties on Facebook Live, mostly for fun and meeting lots of amazing people,…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: what I thought was a large hemorrhoid turned out to be anal cancer. Itching and some mild bleeding
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First round 11-29-21 thru 2-4-21 Second round 2-27-21 thru 2-30-21 Both with the fanny pack pump through my port

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Sterling

Sterling
Bio: Husband > 30 years. Father of two adult children. I am in awe of the brave people on this site.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Bilateral Thyroid Cancer, Papillary carcinoma, follicular variant
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.

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Jeanie

Jeanie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer

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Dana

Dana
Bio: I was recently diagnosed with Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma and had a complete thyroidectomy on May 8. Everyone tells me the is the best kind of cancer to have as it's curable. I'm not sure if there is a a best kind of cancer? It's still scary. I've lived in the Fort Worth, TX area for the past 11 years.…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma with follicular variant
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: None - was having neck/back pain. MRI showed an enlarged thyroid. Been taking thyroid supplements for 20 years for hypothyroidism.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total thyroidectomy on May 8, 2008. Found cancer on both sides of my thyroid and into my lymph nodes. Incision area is sore and itchy. Met with the surgeon on May 16 and he removed the bandages. Advises me to use sunscreen daily and my scar shouldn't be as noticeable. Also had a hard time…more

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