14 Cancer Blogs from Arkansas, United States

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Jenni

Jenni
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: I found a lump on my upper arm and two on my sternum bone. One doctor told me it was fatty tissue that had harden. Definitely went to get a second opinion. My ob/gyn said, " No we need to have this looked at...had a mammogram, mri, biopsy, then a pet scan.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: July 12, 2013 Lymph node removed and biopsied.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Start R-Chop on July 23,2013.

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Rhonda

Rhonda
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Induction, September 2014, two rounds. I didn't go into remission after the round (7+3 and) had IDA-FLAG (idarubicin, fludarabine, cytarabine and G-CSF. I lost my hair and appetite. Mouth sores are horrible as was the fatigue. I had four rounds of consolidation (November, December 2014, January, February 2015) after this, high dose cytarabine and the…more

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Micah

Micah
Bio: Wife, and mom who can't sit still. I am a hairdresser by trade and an artist/crafter/junker by hobbie. I live in Searcy, Ar.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adinocarcinoma: K-RAS positive
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Extreme change in bowel habits leading up to complete constipation (blockage) and weight loss
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: had 12 inches of colon removed along with 14 lymph nodes, 5 of which were positive. Mets to the liver. Surgeon made an incision from an inch above my navel down, about 10 inches. No colostomy… so far. 12/14: hysterectomy to remove metastasis on ovary.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: folofox: 3/14-9/14, starting again 1/15
Death Date: July 27, 2015
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Kris

Kris
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the rectum, invasive
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, fatigue, low back pain, left hip and sciatic pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled for 2/19/15
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/13/14 - 11/26/14 (1st Round) 12/23/14 for 5 weeks (2nd Round)

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Jessica

Jessica
Bio: My name is Jessica,I was diagnosed with stage 4b Hodgkin's Lymphoma right when I turned seventeen years old. I was misdiagnosed for two years, until finally an intern doctor decided to take an xray of my chest and found a large mass surrounding my lungs. That night I was sent to the Arkansas Children's Hospital to recieve treatment immediately.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.

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Grace345

Grace345
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IDC, Stage 3
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8 sessions, sweats, nausea, constipation, de hydration, low white cell counts. joint, bone, muscle, numbness, tingling, pain from Taxol during and post-chemo. Peripheral neuropathy has been diagnosed.

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Leann

Leann
Bio: I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia T-cell four and a half years ago. My daughter had just turned one. I was in remission after my first treatment and by the grace of God I am cancer free today. I had never had to battle any type of problem or disease the way I did this cancer.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery to remove a tumor in neck. Second surgery in same place a week later due to my neck swelling.

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Vinnie Basiliko

Vinnie Basiliko
Bio: I'm a college student trying to make a difference in the world. I lost my mother to breast cancer after my second year of college. My team Kappa Sigma raised the most money for the American Cancer Society that year for Coastal Carolina University's Relay For Life. The following year team Kappa Sigma raised $20,000 to achieve the Star award…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer

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Amy For Kathleen

Amy For Kathleen
Bio: My name is Amy and my mother-in-law Kathleen is about to begin her fight against brain cancer. She is the loving mother of 3 and nana of 6.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adeno carcenoma
Lung Cancer Symptoms: Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Brain biopsey, august 6, two blackeyes looked awful!

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Soledad

Soledad
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer

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