62 Cancer Blogs from Georgia, United States

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Rose

Rose
Bio: I am a 60 year old white female who has been diagnosed with Cancer on 1/21/17
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: 3 1/2 cm growth believed to be an extra large strombrous hemmoroid removed on 1/16/2017. Bled alot and very painfully. Taken off but stem and surrounding areas still there
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had growth removed in Candler Memorial in Letter by Dr Headley. He thought it was just an hemorrhoid until the pathology report came back
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Will start 1/27/17

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Sandra

Sandra
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3

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Heidi

Heidi
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Severe bleeding that landed me in the ER
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin & 5FU started on 1/18 ended on 1/22. Next chemo to start on 2/15. Side effects were constipation, fatigue and low appetite and aversion to smells.

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Kellye

Kellye
Bio: Previous joined this blog when m-i-l was diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in 2008. Last week April 12, 2012, my sister was diagnosed with colon cancer. She had ignored symptoms since October, thinking it was stress related. My mother-in-law was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Feb of 2008. She elected to not have any treatment other than care…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Sister's (colon): abdominal pain, blood in stool, gasy feeling M-i-l: Shortness of breath that brought her to ER. Turned out t be fluid on lungs that tested positive for cancer cells. Further testing revealed primary site was ovaries.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sister: Scheduled for colon resection and hysterectomy 4/20/12. M-i-l: Numerous paracentesis and filter for blood clots.

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Samantha

Samantha
Bio: Grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga. Graduated from GA State University in 2002 with my bachelors degree. Became a mom January 2005. Ran a hotel and restaurant until diagnosis.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 non small cell adenocarcinoma
Lung Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, headaches due to brain mets
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/27/12 hair loss
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: One a day pill forever (took 150 mg for 2 years). Down to 100 mg due to vertigo, fatigue. Other side effects, slow/non hair growth, rash, dry skin, dry mouth

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Tom Martin

Tom Martin
Bio: I’m a Husband to Shari and Step-Dad to teenage boys, Michael & Matthew…I operate a Subaru dealership that is north of Atlanta…I am fighting Merkel Cell Cancer to the best of my ability and trusting God period to take care of the rest. I write a blog called Leveraging Life which is the story of how I’m trying to leverage…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: merkel cell cancer
Symptoms: Started as what was thought to be a cyst on the top of left hand--looked like I had an extra knuckle--merkel cell usually affects people on face, neck or face...primarily men 70+ Lymph node involvement was two lumps under left arm 5cm & 6cm Bone Metastases was lower back and leg pain thought to be aging and
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Wide area excision and skin graft 12/09 - no side effects to report Lymphadenectomy 6/10 post surgery infection and Lymphedema (still ongoing)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: VP-16 and Carboplatin with first cycle began in April 2011 and finished in Sept. 2011 after 8 cycles - usual side effects Hair-Loss Fatigue Metal Taste Mouth Sores Ongoing White Blood Count Issues Ongoing Red Blood Count Issue Multiple Blood Transfusions

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Temy

Temy
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Burning, blood in stool.

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Tom

Tom
Bio: Hello, My name is Tom Sexton, and this is my story of being diagnosed with, and how I’m dealing with, Prostate Cancer. I've always been relatively healthy, working out fairly often, but not consistently, not eating "too" badly, and occasionally taking my vitamins. On August 8th, 2014 I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, (adenocarcinoma). I hope that my experience can benefit, and…more
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer

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Beverly

Beverly
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: rectal bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: polyp removed during routine colonoscopy - pathology diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma

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MaryLou

MaryLou
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Growth inside anus. Ignored until tag started growing on outside.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin infusion weekly for 7 weeks, 5FU 5 days a week through a picc line.

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