16 Cancer Blogs from Louisiana, United States

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James

James
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma.....related HPV
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Continuous lt ear pain.

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Melissa

Melissa
Bio: I am 39 and at 38 years old was diagnosed with colon cancer. My colon cancer is very different than normal colon cancers because of my age, the size and it's length, so says the Oncologist. Also by the fact that it did not spread to my lymph nodes, which based on the size (over 10cm) it should have they…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma 2B
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: My symptoms increased over a 6 mo. period I think. At first, from what I can recall, I started having bowel movements that were painful, including vomitting. I was tired all the time. As time progressed, my stools were pencil thin, and I would pass black blood clots at times. Near the diagnosis, my stools were watery daily, often bloody…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery July 2, 2010: No Colostomy bag, Praise God! Hardly any rectum left, and 14-16 inches of my colon removed. I cannot urinate on my own and have to self cath at this point. I have no feelings down there, and often cannot tell I've had a bowel movement. I hope this passes. There is a peculiar knot in my…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Each round of chemo consists of 3 weeks. Week 1 I get an Oxaliplatin infusion, weeks 2 & 3 I take oral chemo, Xeloda. Side effects are nerve pain (thanks I already had that), hand pain, fatigue, weakness, memory loss, confusion at times. Bla Bla Bla

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Betty

Betty
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Breast Surgery Dec.2010
Melanomas of the Skin Symptoms: Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nov.1997 -Re-excision Surgery, with scalp sweep and skin graft- 2cc down, 4" wide. Aug. 2010 -Re-excision Surgery between eyes on forehead. sz of pea
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Fluorouracil treatment started Sept 2010 Fluorouracil treatment started Aug. 2011

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Valerie

Valerie
Bio: Fighting for my dad that has lung cancer.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma metastic
Lung Cancer Symptoms: Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3-27-10 rod put in left arm
Death Date: September 13, 2010
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Paul Daigrepont

Paul Daigrepont
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioblastoma
Brain Cancer Symptoms: loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: craniotomy on 1/30/09 with ability to speak better immediately but still needs lots of speech therapy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
Death Date: December, 2012
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Karen

Karen
Bio: I am writing this for my Dad, who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Cancer Type: Mesothelioma Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Malignant pleural mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms: chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: VATS procedure 7-09
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: carboplatin, alimta 8-27-09

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Cam And Dina

Cam And Dina
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage 4 advanced metastic prostate cancer
Prostate Cancer Symptoms: cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: taxater, didnt do anything,6 treatments, mitotaxatrine, still on it, barely any side effects due to the vit c drips

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Shirley B...

Shirley B...
Bio: I am an eleven year suvivor of colon cancer. I thank God for my sense of humor about the whole ordeal. I faced the facts and dealt with them in my own way.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer

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Cynrae

Cynrae
Cancer Type: Multiple Myeloma

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Cheryl

Cheryl
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes under right armpit. No pain in breast.

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