50 Cancer Blogs from Arizona, United States

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Khevin

Khevin
Bio: Breast Cancer Speaker, Survivor, Activist
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage one, Grade three, Invasive Breast Cancer

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Carol

Carol
Bio: Updated: 09/24/17--I am 55 y/o female. ** Updated 12/13/2015--- I am now 4.5 years post Dx and Tx. The following information was the beginning of my cancer journey. Currently, I am NED. I do have side effects from the chemotherapy and pelvic radiation. My thyroid got messed up, but I am on Rx, and doing fine…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 02/17/11: Anal fissurectomy with lateral sphincterotomy. Only SE was pain. Now, I can poo w/o pain for the first time in MONTHS. It still looks weird (TMI.) This found the CA. 07/03/12--anal/rectal biopsy of suspicious tissue found during a DRE. Thankfully, it was only scar tissue.--I hurt like hell for 3 wks after though!! :/
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and f5u-begin 4/12/11. . . . I was EXTREMELY tired and became EXTREMELY short-of-breath (ended up with bronchitis, but I have asthma.) One of the meds, Mytomycin, I think, can adversely affect the lungs. My thyroid got messed up so I now take meds. Nodules on lungs, on CT . . . monitoring those.

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Kiwifestor

Kiwifestor
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: I had a lump that grew, nothing else was wrong
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Double masectomy 11/10/2011 Transflap 5/2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've been in chemo since june 2011. I was taking 3 different kinds every three weeks but now have gone to just one kind. the initial treatments caused heartburn, hair loss, vision loss, hearing loss, skin discoloration, skin burns, nausea and vomiting, dizzyness, hot flashes, chemo induced asthma, chemo induced menopause, bone pain, I was not able to…more

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John

John
Bio: 56 years old male, four kids, 5 grand kids, two labs, two cats
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: loss of breath, fatigue, head aches,

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Brandon

Brandon
Bio: I'm a 37 year old father of a three year old girl.
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Melanoma with unknown primary
Melanomas of the Skin Symptoms: Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth. 4cm tumor under jaw and 4cm in left frontal lobe.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 06/26/2015 19 lymph nodes from left, 27 lymph nodes from right. Only one lymph node positive for melanoma. 09/26/2016 craniotomy to remove 4cm tumor from left frontal lobe.

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Bill

Bill
Bio: My wife and I are full-time RVers and have lived on the road since the summer of 2009. This recent hiccup may curtail our continuous road trip for a while. I hope to use this blog as a journal and give encouragement to others as I receive the same.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Small, painless lump under left mandible(jaw bone.)

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Frank Baldizan

Frank Baldizan
Bio: Sixty nine year old antique dealer, rescuer of three loving shelter dogs.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squalmous Cell Carcinoma/Right Tonsil/Back of Tongue/Right Lymph Nodes
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Strange taste and loss of taste but no pain, no lumps or other symptoms. Discovered during a routine MRI. I thought it was sinus trouble.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Three Cisplatin chemo doses, Jan 4, Jan 26, Feb 16. Never got the Feb 16 dose as I was too sick from throwing up.

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Bryan

Bryan
Bio: Thought the lump in my right testicle was just a cyst, as 4 years prior I'd had a cyst removed... Waited 6 months before seeing my urologist and on July 19, 2014 was informed that the enlarged testicle was in fact "testicular cancer." I experienced no pain or changes in my health at all during this period... I'm 54, black…more
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non-seminomatous Mixed germ cell tumor
Testicular Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: July 23, 2014, right radical orchiectomy : pain & soreness

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Lucinda

Lucinda
Bio: Born and raised in Miles City, Montana. Joined the Army and retired after 22 years. I have two children, male and female, both young adults now. Currently living in Southern Arizona.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squammus cell carcinoma, HPV+
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 13 Nov 2012, extremely sore throat for one month, lost taste temporarily, raspy voice.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: N/a

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Stephanie

Stephanie
Bio: I had a CT scan on Thursday March 27th, 2014. My general practitioner called me about an hour later and wanted me to come to his office to discuss the results. I knew right away something was wrong. I had just come back to work and was alone when he called. I told him to just tell me what the…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Serous Borderline Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, constipation, slight weight gain, heartburn, left lower abdominal pain, urinary frequency, lethargy, insomnia.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3/31/2014 Paracentesis for ascites in abdomen. Found Atypical cells in abdominal fluid. 2000ml drained. 4/04/2014 - Exploratory Laparotomy, Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, Bilateral Salpingo-oopherectomy, omentectomy, lymph node dissection, cancer staging. Found tumor in both ovaries. Left ovary and mass measured 9.0 x 7.5 x 2.0 cm. Right ovary and mass measured 10.5 x 7.5 x 5.1 cm. Nodules on my omentum, bladder, and…more

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