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Richard

Richard
Bio: 67 year old veteran, gay with 3 dachshunds living in Los Angeles. celi-bracy(celebrating my celibacy) for the last 15 years. always stayed fit and felt as if I was taking care of my body quite well..... this just goes to show that in this journey we call "life"... nature/nuture have their own will and power over our body...all we can…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcionoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: a week after having completed my PSA and urine tests(5/22/18), i noticed blood in the toilet and completed the F.I.T--fecal immunochemical test.... I forgot to mail it in and drove to the VA and had them give me another one, did it and that afternoon i returned it...two days later i received a call to schedule a…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AM NOT USING THE 5-FU....INSTEAD ITS CAPECITABINE 500MG

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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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Dawn

Dawn
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 ovarian, spleen, liver, Breast
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: None at the moment
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2003 stage 2 breast cancer, 2012 stage 1 breast cancer, 2015 ovarian cancer, 2016 cancer has spread all over
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Have had chemo continuously for 2 years

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Jeanne

Jeanne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Thought it was hemroids...tried RX cream/suppositories, even something called rectal rocket
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taking pills(xeloda) 2 x day only on radiation days. Mitomycin IV 1st day and 28th day of radiation treatment Some nausea/Anti nausea pills help

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Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: I am a 34 year old stay at home mom to one beautiful 5 year old girl. My husband and I met January Friday the 13th 2006, 11 years and one beautiful child later on Janauary, Friday the 13th 2017 we married in the Dominican with a handful of our family and friends. March 2017 I had an annual Pap…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Lumps on breast. Breast feeling like it was lactating or tingly. Nipple tingles and sometimes feeling like sharp pains through nipple.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sentinnel node biopsy scheduled 1/9/18. Double mastectomy with lymph node removal Scheduled for 1/10/18.

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Michael

Michael
Bio: In March 2006, I contracted one of the most aggressive forms of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). We never obtained lasting remission from some 16 different chemo treatments while waiting for a unrelated donor stem cell transplant (MUD SCT), the only medical procedure that offers hope of a cure for MCL. The SCT was completed on August 22, 2007. On the…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mantle Cell
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Sudden appearance one morning of mass (lump) under my right arm.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Got temporary remission during some 16 months of various drugs, but no lasting remission

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Donnie

Donnie
Bio: Quick bio on me, born and raised in Jersey City New Jersey, quit high school, joined the US Navy in 1973, got my GED in the Navy, did 11 years in the Navy, married and moved to California. Worked for the federal government for 20 years, forced retirement in 2003, moved to the mountains in southern California, got a job…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Small Cell Carcinoma
Death Date: March 29, 2011
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Cris

Cris
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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Gregory

Gregory
Bio: At the age of 66 I never thought the wheels would come off like this. During a routine colon- oscopy in 2012 the gastro found a small lump in my anusup about 1 inch on the left. He did a biopsy and put me in contact with an anal surgeon. After the anal surgeon did another biopsy in his office…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Neuroendocrine carcinoma high grade small cell
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Pain, Bleeding, Mucous, Pulmonary Embolisim
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Wore chemo injector for two weeks in November of 2012 with 3 weeks between each week while receiving radiation. Hospitalized 2 days for extreme chest pain due to chemo.

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Frank

Frank
Bio: Interdisciplinary artist, author and university professor.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Janury 3, 2005 - discovered an anal fissure while on vacation; went to clinic and was advised to put PrepH on it and check back with my doctor if it did not help. Fissure would not heal since that time and finally a biopsy was performed in 2009.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 20, 2009 - Biopsy of fissure tissure
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU: 5/18/09 to 5/21/09 and 6/15/09 to 6/18/09 Mitomycin once on 5/18 and once again on 6/15/09

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