22 Cancer Blogs from Kentucky, United States

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Mystic1der

Mystic1der
Cancer Type: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Carcinoid Tumor
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Symptoms: Server abdominal pain (on the right side near navel), Chills, Uncontrollable Shaking, Persistent Nausea. Went to the ER and they determined it was appendicitis.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Feb 6, 2015) and a Laparoscopic Right Colectomy (Mar 26, 2015). 8 inches of my colon was removed.

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Donald

Donald
Bio: 51, year old widower, Lost my partner to Liver/bile duct cancer in January, On my second fight with cancer , This time it's Anal Cancer (that's hard to say out loud) in 1995-96 I had Non=Hodgkins Lymphoma requiring a lot of hospital stays, and several blood transfusion. But I am still here.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: weight loss, difficulty with bowels, nodes near anus ( I took for hemorroids )
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: mitomycin on 6/29/2015, 5day infusion of 5-FU 6/29 - 7-4 Side effects "metal mouth" loss of appetite, fatigue

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Keith

Keith
Bio: Played 9 innings of "old guy" baseball on a Thursday and in the hospital for 7 weeks the following Monday. Totally blindsided. Could not have made it through this without good family, friends, and co-workers.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.

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Erin

Erin
Bio: Mom, Wife, Daughter, Friend, Musician, Singer, Performer, Writer, and a Cancer Kick-Asser
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: Small nodule felt on thyroid during routine physician check.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: The surgeon removed the right side of my thyroid. The medicine I was given to knock me out during surgery made me SICK AS A DOG. After surgery it was determined that I have cancer. I will soon be getting second side of thyroid removed and them going through radiation treatment.

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Kristen

Kristen
Bio: I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on my 19th birthday. I had four rounds of chemo and fourteen days of radiation. I became cancer free on 12/16/14.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Sharp pain in chest/left side of my breast, extreme itching, and fatigue .

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Nanice

Nanice
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on right side of neck that did not respond to antibiotics
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin. 2 infusions 3 weeks apart.

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Kelly

Kelly
Bio: I am currently taking care of my beloved Dad, who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on January 29, 2010. I refuse to give up, and for that, he has said that I have become his reason for fighting this cancer.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Jaundice was the only symptom Dad showed.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dad had a Whipple procedure on 2/15/10. The tumor was completely removed along with 12 lymph nodes (only one tested positive). His side effects have been pain, nausea, gas build up, bile build up and hiccups which caused him to start throwing up the bile so bad he had to go to the ER. Finally found the…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.

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Emily

Emily
Bio: Making music makes my heart race and my eyes twinkle. I work as a musician: in studio, on stage, and at a school for students with special needs. I was also working toward board certification as a music therapist. Now, most of my energy is spent working on ridding my body of cancer. In 2009, I was diagnosed with…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: endodermal-sinus tumor

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Tim

Tim
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Symptoms: Occasional difficulty swallowing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Trans Hiatal Esophagectomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Avastin, Tarceva (withdrawn).

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: Welcome to 40....you have cancer!! WOW, can't wait to see what my 50's will bring. Was celebrating my second anniversary in South Africa when I noticed my stool had a red tint to it.....was just hoping it was from all the wonderful red wines we had been having. But then 3 days before Christmas I had a lot…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Porta Cath inserted.....soreness for about 10 days
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin C and 5FU infused for 96 hours (4 days) during week one and week 5 of radiation

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