52 Cancer Blogs from Colorado, United States

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Nova

Nova
Bio: I was diagnoised in July 2006 at a time when I was feeling fantastic and was told by so many that "you look like the picture of health." Thats the funny thing about cancer, looks and the way you feel are deceiving. I had been told two years prior that I had a hemmoroid (which I swore to my…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma....Anal Cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: constipation and bloating two years prior then shortly before diagnoised itching, pressure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: port placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 FU- Mitomycin...via port - 96 hour drip lots of side effects....transfusion at end still low white count from radiation and chemo

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Rachel

Rachel
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Most notably, I was itching horribly, and I lost 25+ lbs. Also, I wasn't sleeping and had vivid nightmares and night sweats when I did. I had a lumpy neck, fatigue, a cough that lasted for months, and finally, my left lung had collapsed (which lead to the diagnosis).
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 bone marrow biopsies lumpectomy of left side of neck failed insertion of chest port (too much swelling underneath) successful insertion of arm port chest catheter insertion, removal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores

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Karen

Karen
Bio: I am a 47 year old registered nurse pictured here with my 9 year old daughter. We live in Colorado and enjoy being together and having fun.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thyroid
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: Small nodule found on thyroid during a routine examine.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: G-Tube Placement

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Ellen

Ellen
Bio: If you ever read anything, please READ THIS. I was diagnosed with Anal Cancer. The cause?? HPV. Now, let me tell you that I was told back in 1990 that I had HPV from a papsmear. So I had the cells frozen and have had CLEAN papsmears ever since. I thought HPV was dormant…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: I had rectal bleeding for 2 months and was told by a doctor it was hemmorhoids but that if it didn't stop in a month, to get a colonoscopy. She was a great doctor. Saved me because there is no spreading to any lymph nodes
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starting a 5 day pump next week.

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Meagen

Meagen
Bio: I am living with cancer, NOT dying from it. I have been writing to vent. Someone recommended I do a blog. So here are the mostly inappropriate rants of a 28-year-old with breast cancer. Get ready cancer because here I fucking come.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Lump in right breast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: not scheduled yet
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 4th 2016, every 3 weeks for 6 sessions. Maybe more after surgery. Chemo combo tch

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Dan

Dan
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma, base of tongue, stage IV
Throat Cancer Symptoms: Enlarged lymph gland that didn't go away.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Erbitux. Loss of hair, lesions on my hands, scab around my neck, vomiting, etc.

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Steve

Steve
Bio: Newly diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma from biopsy and CT scan. Awaiting a bone marrow biopsy and PET scan for staging. Pulmonary testing coming up and had a MUGA test. Port is being installed next week. Things are moving fast.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Fatigue, fever, drenching night sweats, shortness of breath and chronic cough
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD

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Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cervical and Ovarian Cancer
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: A lot of back pain and tummy pressure
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 28 2015 Had bleeding issues but over all went well
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014

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Brian

Brian
Bio: I am 51 years old and I have been in the safety business for about 25 years. I currently work with a large Colorado County government in the Risk Management Department as the Safety and Workers Compensation Administrator. I have a wonderful wife and child that are very supportive.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HPV related squamous cell carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: I thought I had a cold and a minor soar throat. Went into my doctor who thought I had tonsillitis and gave me two weeks of antibiotics. I took them and they didn't help. He referred me to an ENT who took one look in my mouth, sat down, and told me it was cancer. He…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery was done December 27th. Removal of right tonsil and neck dissection removed 34 lymph nodes which 3 were were positive. There are some slight issues with my shoulder and arm not having full range of motion but this is being worked out through physical therapy. 7 weeks post surgery and the swallowing is totally back. Had to…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin Erbitux treatments February 13 2012 and finished on May 2nd.

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Katey

Katey
Bio: I am a happily married mother of two. I am a speech-language pathologist and own a small private practice.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary thyroid cancer with follicular variant
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: I had a strange pain in my throat last June. By January I had a hypersensitive gag reflex with palpable nodules in my throat.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thyroidectomy with neck dissection also had a tonsillectomy! Do NOT get a tonsillectomy with your thyroidectomy if you can avoid it!

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