39 Cancer Blogs from Maryland, United States

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: I am a 35-year-old white female that lives in Baltimore, MD. I am a special education teacher, completing my 13th year of teaching. My husband and I got married 6 days after his diagnosis of neck and throat cancer (tonsil cancer).
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Neck Dissection
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 treatments for 3.5 hours hearing loss constant sound of cicadas/crickets in ears hissing in ears severe weight loss

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Avyka

Avyka
Bio: Married 37 year old mother of 5 (ages 15, 10, 8, 5 and 2). Federal Government Employee, Realtor and Notary Signing Agent.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, pain when using the bathroom, hemeroids
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomicyn push on day 1 and day 29. Xeloda 5 days a week for 7 weeks. 3 pills in AM and 3 pills in the PM.

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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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