14 Cancer Blogs from Iowa, United States

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Lorrie

Lorrie
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituxan...Pain in joints, diarrhea, fuzzy eyesight, cold/Hot, burning lips and tongue, little sores on skin, very tired and not much strength.

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Debbie

Debbie
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: endometrioid adenocarcinoma
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hysterectomy 3/25/10 - no suspicion of cancer; pathology report showed tumors in uterus and ovary; Staging Surgery 5/17/10 - more cancer found in cervix and fatty tissue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo 6/21/10, 7/12/10, 8/2/10, 8/24/10, 9/14/10 - nausea, fatigue, bone & joint pain, diarrhea, neuropathy; scheduled for 1 more round

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Ambra

Ambra
Bio: Hello- I am so new to this so please bear with me. I am a single working mother of two amazing little girls who has just been told I have thyroid cancer. I go for my pre-op appointment today with surgery to follow on the 19th of September to remove my thyroid. I must say i don't think i…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: Lump in my neck, difficulty swallowing and breathing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: September 19, 2011

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Katy

Katy
Bio: I am a 23 year old who graduated last May who had the pleasure of moving back home with my parents after graduation. I found a full time job in Customer Service, obviously not what I majored in, but it's still a job! I was saving up to move to Kansas City before I got the news about "the big…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Lymph node above collar bone.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months

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Tina

Tina
Bio: 46 year old female living in the midwest. Uterine cancer survivor. Wife, mother, guardian & grandmother.
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adeno Endometrial Carcenoma
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Complete hysterectomy, July 17, 2005. I had a blood clot that travelled. Also still have a hernia from the surgery. Not to mention a very large scar on my abdomin.

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Susie

Susie
Bio: Age 38 Married Mother of 4 and expecting number 5 Work full time in Human Resources for National Insurance Company. Never smoked, light drinker
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: sore throat asymtrical tonsil
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsilectomey excistion around tonsils

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Erin Sullivan Wagner

Erin Sullivan Wagner
Bio: I was diagnosed with stage 1 anal cancer in January 2008. My only symptom was bright red blood on the toilet tissue after a bowel movement. This happened several times over a 4 week period. My gynecologist felt the tumor while doing a rectal exam, and scheduled a colonoscopy. The tumor was biopsied and it was determined that there were…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: bright red blook on the toilet tissue several times over one month's time
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU infusion for 96 hours the first and last week of radiation. Mitomycin the first day of radiation and the first day of the last week of radiation through a PICC line

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Leslie

Leslie
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: night sweats, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, muscle weakness
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15

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