37 Cancer Blogs from Maryland, United States

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Stefanie

Stefanie
Bio: I'm an Acquisition professional with an amazing son and husband. I was diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma. The initial symptoms that took me to the doctor were due to my kidney failing because of the tumor pressing on it.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bendamustine + Rituximab starting 3/17/15 for six months. Side effects: fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair thinning.

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Debbie

Debbie
Bio: I am a photographer who is beginning a second career as a writer.I also have a line of cancer awareness jewelry that I make for every type of cancer. I noticed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer that almost everything I owned was available in pink or had a pink ribbon attached, My message is that cancer is…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS in summer '08 and Endometrial in summer '09
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until biopsy on Aug.2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mastectomy in Aug.'08 because dcis was in 2 places. Lumpectomy not an option and besides, I didn't have to have chemo or any other after treatment. Endometrial cancer caused complete hysterectomy in August '09. I am just now finished with 6 months of chemo and 28 radiation treatments. Both were hell. Chemo put me in the hospital the…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions

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Mike Rada

Mike Rada
Bio: Male 52 year old Clinical Research Associate. Pack a day 30 year smoker. Started with a innocuious lump on my left neck below jaw line. Self medicated with a Z-Pak that did nothing and went to urgent care for diagnosis. Lump did not meet the criteria for an infection and thank god they pushed my Ins. Co.…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Poorly Differientated Basiloid Squamos Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy (3rd set which I didn't know we had these are below your adenoids and normal tonsils you cant see)which for an adult is a horrible experience however bad they tell you it is multiply it by 5, plus a Grade 1 neck dissection removing 42 Lymph nodes, a muscle and nerve in top front of shoulder that I cant…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st one today 26-April-2010 Slight nausea, headache and heart burn so far so good 2 more to go 3 weeks apart. 2nd was uneventful opted for the 3rd one while throwing up in the sink in the corner of my Rad-Oncs offce. Mucus was triggering my gag reflex something fierce by then, was going to hospital getting hydrated…more

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Andrea

Andrea
Bio: I am the first in my family to have cancer. The fact that there is not a long genetic history is good, of course. I am 58, I have three lovely adult children and a terrific husband. My mom died a few years ago from Parkinson's; my dad is 84 and in great shape. His father lived to 98, so…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital,Oct. 21, 2009. Total thyroidectomy, bilateral central & right lateral neck dissection, autotransplant of one parathyroid.Removal of 75 lymph nodes; 26 malignant

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Darci

Darci
Bio: social activist, educator and life long student, soon to be cancer survivor, lover of art and dogs, mentor, satirist, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, friend, and hopeful humanitarian.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: double mastectomy on September 13, 2013
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nausea, Diarrhea, Constipation, Fatigue, "Chemo-brain"

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Amanda

Amanda
Bio: I am a wife, mother, photographer, and dreamer
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Melanoma
Melanomas of the Skin Symptoms: went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node biopsy and re-excision in May 2007, 2 days after coming home from Honeymoon

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Heather

Heather
Bio: Im only 22, Im in college for psychology . I recently moved to the eastern shore with my boyfriend of 4 years. This is my 2nd relapse, so a total o three times dealing with this crap.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pre b cell ALL
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Symptoms: fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Planning on stem cell transplant
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies

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Patsy

Patsy
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stools,painful bowel movements,change in stool ,change in bowel movements and fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: colonoscopy 6/8/12 Liver biopsy 6/29/12

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Cindy

Cindy
Bio: I was dianosed with Breast Cancer on May 13, 2011- Friday the 13th :-)My husband and I cried but only for five mins as we had agreed upon :-)
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Breast Cancer Symptoms: None! Routine Mammogram found suspicious markings.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lateral Mastectomy & lymph nodes removed on left side June 6, 2011.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxotere & Carboplatin 6/30/11- 10/13/11 All classic symptoms

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Gerald Lane With Help From Timothy

Gerald Lane With Help From Timothy
Bio: Hi folks this BLOG is a work in progress. This is our first time doing something of this nature so we will be doing our best to update and fill in the blanks. Please feel free to leave comments (thats always a plus) and to contact us more directly. Dads email is omalane@juno.com (I know don't ask, he uses Momma…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: signet ring cell
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Multiple flushes of bloody stool, spontaneous initiation & resolution, over four hours in mid-December 2004. Analyzed by a PA to probably be a manifestation of diverticulitis shown on sigmoidoscopy 2 yrs before. Six weeks later further flushings resulted in ER admission to Holy Cross Hospital January 31, 2005.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Blood transfusion immediately, multiple tests, & scheduled colonoscopy resulted in surgery Feb 5, 2005, showing the presence of a tumor just above the appendix that had to be removed. A 2 foot long section of the colon was removed & the ends reattached. Biopsy showed stage 4 disease with metastasis to the peritoneum.
Death Date: May 9, 2008
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