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Annette

Annette
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Sqaumous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycic 1 IV push along with 5FU 96 hours on the first day then again on day 21

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Penny

Penny
Bio: I was diagnosed july 2018 but i knew about it before them cause i could feel it in my anus, it felt like a golf ball but i was afraid to go to the dr. When he told me it was stage 1 but thanks to the incompetent bastards at staten island hospital its now stage 4. first i did…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma

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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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Bill

Bill
Bio: Married for 25 years to my biggest supporter and my guardian angel. My wife is my voice of reason. Without her I would never stop banging into walls.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffused Large B Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen lymph node, right side of neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R CHOP

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Ben

Ben
Bio: I'm a 49-year old married gay guy in Western New York. I am a career federal employee working in public relations and a creative writer, nature lover, and deep thinker.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Symptoms that caused me to make the incorrect self-diagnosis of hemorrhoids, starting with small amounts of blood on toilet paper, which eventually increased to levels that were alarming.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: NIGRO protocol with capecitabine + mitomycin began concurrently with radiation therapy (January 22, 2019 through March 4, 2019). I chose an oral medication instead of an infusion pump, which was somewhat risky because the oral medication was so new. At the time, there was very little history or research gathered on its effectiveness, but early data suggested it was at…more

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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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Rosemary

Rosemary
Bio: Well it's been a long time since I've checked in. I've changed my name and forgot old password so have had to reregister with blogforacure. By next October I will be five years from my last treatment for anal cancer. It's a great reason to celebrate, but I really try to live one day at a time. My stomach has…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, painful protrusion.

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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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Stefanie

Stefanie
Bio: I'm an Acquisition professional with an amazing son and husband. I was diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma. The initial symptoms that took me to the doctor were due to my kidney failing because of the tumor pressing on it.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bendamustine + Rituximab starting 3/17/15 for six months. Side effects: fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair thinning.

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Carol

Carol
Bio: Moved in the fall of 2015 for a fantastic new job and to start a new life adventure. Cancer decided to make the scene. Diagnosed in January 2016. Reoccurred 5/2020.
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial Adenocarcinoma
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: Recurrent - progressively increasing bleeding and right rear flank pain. Primary doctor incorrectly treated it as kidney issue. 2020. Also have Dermatomyositis confirmed by muscle biopsy.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/25/2016 Robotic. No major side effects. Post-surgery constipation (thanks to a few days of opioids) then the opposite, then balance, finally. This seems to be the usual course of recovery. Make sure you have a pillow for your belly for the ride home from the hospital. Avoid dairy products at all costs. Apple juice and Fiber One bars will be…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: in process some fatigue, chemo mouth, diarrhea, headache, vertigo, not too bad. Chem mouth (mucositis) was the worst effect so far but Magic mouthwash helped clear it in a few days.

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