20 Cancer Blogs from Minnesota, United States

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Jacky

Jacky
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: triple negative invasive breast cancer with distant lymph node involvement
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes in neck, fatigue, low hgb. Dry skin
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: mastectomy May 2015. Skin wrinkling, numbness under arm.

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Cory

Cory
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioma
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Asymptomatic (now) tumor was discovered in an MRI for a different issue.

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Donna

Donna
Bio: Tongue cancer survivor. Dx'ed at the age of 34 in 1990. Recurrence 1998. StageIV.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Sore under tongue that would not go away. Not painful. Went to three different dentists who were not concerned since I was young and not a drinker or smoker.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1990 - removal of the sore and I was good to go. 1997 - Hemmiglossectomy with donor site from Right arm, Radical neck, healed for a few weeks and then treatment began. Treatment nearly killed me!!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: For me Chemo was much easier than Radiation. Cisplatin and 5-FU 24/7 for which I was hospitalized. I refused my last chemo treatment because I was too sick, and honestly I thought it would take a lot more than chemo to save me from this beast called cancer. Yet I survived and have for the last 20 years.

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Heatherericksonauthor

Heatherericksonauthor
Bio: On October 22, 2012, my husband Dan found several hard, enlarged lymph nodes along his collarbone. His doctor immediately ordered a litany of tests and soon discovered metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in several locations. It was stage IV from the beginning with a bleak prognosis. He is still alive and doing well. We have 6 children, 3 of them…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non-small cell adenocarcinoma
Lung Cancer Symptoms: He has had enlarged lymph nodes, back pain due to cancer in his spine, and cough/difficulty breathing due to lymphangitic spread. Those symptoms are currently under control due to treatment. Currently, he experiences lower body/leg pain with no known cause.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tarceva (EGFR+)12/12-6/14 fatigue, mouth sores, toenail issues, rash Afatanib 6/14-12/14 fatigue, diarrhea, toenail problems Didn't work. Carbo/Taxol 12/14-4/15 lost hair, neuropathy, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, neutropenia. Alimta 4/15-7/15 No SE Didn't work, though. Gemzar/cisplatin 11/15-12/15 Neutropenia, counts bottomed out Iressa 12/15 only worked for a couple of weeks before progression resumed hard and fast Tagrisso (T790M+) 1/16- current

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Tina

Tina
Bio: I'm a care coordinator who sells :jewelry on the side.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer

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Colleen

Colleen
Bio: I'm 21 years old, Just finishing up Law Enforcement Degree. I plan to move to Florida in hopes to pursue modeling career. I recently in March was diagnose with stage 1 cervical cancer and it's been really hard to deal with it. I already have a lung infection and to have another major life changing thing happen to me, its…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 1 B cervical cancer
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: Abnormal bleeding, severe pelvic pain, sweating, pinching in lower back. Tired, discharged tissue.

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Michele

Michele
Bio: Hi, My name is Michele. My husband is Ray. September 2010, he was diagnosed with adrenal cancer. There is a fancy latin term for it, but I can never spell it right. Basically, it's a rare cancer that has a high occurance of returning after initial surgery. He was fortunate. They discovered it at a…more
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adrenocortical carcinoma
Symptoms: Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: En bloc surgery. They removed his spleen, his left adrenal gland, and of course, the 5 pound tumer that had encased his adrenal gland
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: His only chemo is taking Mitotane. It's a 50-50 shot it will help slow down the process.

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Aaron Bialke

Aaron Bialke
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS)

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Tabatha

Tabatha
Symptoms: I had a weird little lump in my belly, under the fat, found out it was a 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inch tumour that engulfed my right ovary completely and attatched to the left side of my uterus pushing it forward, hence the lump, constipation, diahrrea, painful sex, lots of pressure on my rectum.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: march 24th 2011, not sure yet about what all they will take, so far its gonna be right ovary and fallopian tube, oomentum, large tumour and complex hemorraghic mass on my left ovary, really hoping that ovary is ok,

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T

T
Bio: I'm coming up on my 6th year in remission. And I thank God for it.
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had a hysterectomy on 03/17/2005. Both ovaries had tumors on them the size of footballs. My fallopian tubes and part of my bowel was consumed. All of this was removed.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had my first chemo treatment on 04/07/2005 (my little brother's birthday) and I went for 6 hours a day, once every 3 weeks...

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