69 Cancer Blogs from Illinois, United States

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Jen

Jen
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3 Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Abdomen discomfort which ended up being a baseball sized tumor. Also had chills & night sweats and low appetite.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP to start 5/24/18 - 6 treatments

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Alex

Alex
Bio: I graduated college in 2016 and currently working full time. When I was senior in high school back in 2012 I was diagnosed with a Mediastinal germ cell tumor stage 4. After going through chemo and the removal of the tumor I was able to graduate college. While attending college in 2014 while getting an annual physical my blood results…more
Cancer Type: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CML

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Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, abdominal pain low & in lower left, constipation & diarrhea,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 07/20/2017 - Extremely tired, some nausea, fidgety legs, no energy for a week.

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MinisterNeecy

MinisterNeecy
Bio: February 25, 2015 the day that my oldest and last living sister was diagnosed with (IBC) Inflammatory Breast Cancer seems to be the last time I was here. I said then that I would be blogging about her journey. I guess I have not done a good job. What I can say, almost a year later is that "God is…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IBC Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Skin mets, lymph node involvement

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Kathleen

Kathleen
Bio: I find out 9-29-14 when I begin Chemo treatments. I'm a little nervous but have great support and inspiration around me. I figured this website would be helpful and a good way to get support, advice and help from people who went through or are going through the same thing. I have no idea what to expect and that's the…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Germ Cell: Dysgerminoma
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: bloating, weight loss, had a sharp pain one night that subsided to a dull ache in right ovary area, couldn't lay flat, felt full after small meals, one day I had diarrhea and excessive gas every 10 minutes, heartburn, frequent urination.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 cycles of: Cisplatin, Bleomycin, and Etopiside which caused nausea, fatigue, by second cycle I could no longer naturally fall asleep, escalated pulse, anxiety, depression, dry mouth and skin which now I have scratch marks on my back, vomiting, got a finger infection so wear rubber gloves when counts are low and a mask, slight ringing in ears, raw esophogus,…more

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Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: Diagnosed at 37. Mother of 2 children - boy 5, girl 2. Full time working professional.
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma Symptoms: Multiple spinal compression fractures, fatigue, nausea, spike in M Protein
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Vertebroplasty 12/2013, Stem Cell Transplant 5/2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Revlamid - daily - ongoing

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Patti

Patti
Bio: I am a (now) 56 yr old mother of two grown kids, married 34 years to the same patient man. My first bout with cancer was Basal Cell Carcinoma, a large spot in the middle of my back, in whatever year the Bears went to the Superbowl and lost terribly (I was there!). The second bout was DLBC Lymphoma,…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: Two new nodules showed up on my five-year cancer CT for lymphoma. Subsequent ultrasound and then biopsies revealed papillary carcinoma. Total thyroidectomy performed 6/10/15, now starting the process for radioactive iodine ablation therapy.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6/10/15 Total thyroidectomy and relocation of parathyroid glands. Removal 15 lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOP 21. Three rounds total. 11/2/0, 11/23/10, and 12/14/10. Worst effects so far: heartburn to point of esophageal spasms, constipation, headache, mouth tenderness and dryness, fatigue and hair loss. This was for the Lymphoma. No chemo (so far) for thyroid cancer.

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Nikki

Nikki
Bio: I am 31 years old. I am a mom of three, a wife, a nurse, a student and now a cancer fighter. I went in to the emergency room in October of 2014 with what I thought was a gallbladder attack. CT scans and ultrasounds showed something entirely different. There was a 4.1 cm "something" looming in…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Desmoid tumor
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nov 26, 2014 an exploratory surgery was completed in an attempt to resect the 4.1 cm tumor that was encasing into my small bowel. Once inside, Dr.'s then realized the tumor was surrounded by important arteries in the mesentery area, thus the tumor could not be resected more than 20 %.

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Tricia

Tricia
Bio: 48 Year Old Married Mother of 3. Had pain in right humerous in March which I assumed was from over exercizing or muscle pull at the gym. It went away a couple weeks later. Returned in June which inspired an MRI to see what I tore. Discovered a lesion consuming 70% of soft part of my…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Difuse Large B Cell NHL of the bone
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bone Aspiration 7/16/12. Double Port insertion 7/30/12. Rod insertion in right humerous after break at tumor 8/6/12.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP began 8/21/12, then 9/14,10/2, 10/23, 11/13, 12/4. vomiting, nausea, taste & smell changes, nueropathy, hair loss, depresssion

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Chris Bahnick

Chris Bahnick
Bio: I was diagnosed on April 8th, 2008 with Apl Leukemia. I underwent intensive chemo treatment and am currently in remission. I still do chemo and go for blood checkups.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: APL Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions

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