5 Cancer Blogs from Mississippi, United States

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Sherry

Sherry
Bio: Diagnosed 2 days after my 39th birthday which also happened to be Thanksgiving day 11-22-2012... Was having neck and facial swelling about a month before diagnosis so I went to dr on 11-21-2012 with complaints of symptoms, dr said it was allergies and to start taking Zyrtec daily. On thanksgiving day I wasn't feeling too well so I spent most…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen face and neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12 rounds of ABVD. Side effects: hair loss, weight gain, nausea and fatigue

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Dan

Dan
Bio: Thank God for a great wife - - - - 65 good health - going 24/7 - retired from business world. Now little farming, rebuild trucks/cars/tractors/anything else old and rusty (love steam - CL Best - Holt tractors) - lot of fishing in the Gulf. FUTURE: Have to stay around for the grandkids - the 7 year old will be…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: None - Was out for a days fishing in the Gulf when I about had a heart attack and had to have a stent put in (98% blockage) - the blood thiners caused me to have internal bleading, and stage 3 colon cancer was found. Good thing I had heart problems or it would have not been found before it…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10 inches of colon removed - 17 lymph nodes - and appendix You think it's bad for a couple of weeks, then it passes - seems like it was rather easy now
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had a great wife with me every one so they could never be all that bad. I had 2350mg of 5FU and Oxaliplatin over 48 hours every other week for first 3 months for last 3 months have had 1105mg of 5FU Leucovorin every week.

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Doug And Vicki

Doug And Vicki
Bio: Doug was diagnosed in Dec. 2010. Met with chemo doctor 12/20, had port put in the following week, started chemo 12/28/2010. Started Radiation in March 2011. Just finished 28 radiation treatments and are waiting to have pet scan done on 6/24.
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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Patrice

Patrice
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: moderately differentiated invasive squamous cell carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Found a lump on the right side of my neck otherwise I would have never known!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had outpatient surgery on September 10th. ENT doctor did a biopsy of the back of my tongue and tonsil so they could know where the cancer originated which was in the tonsil.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I will also start chemo on Monday, October 19th. That will be done after radiation every Monday for seven weeks. It's a combination of three drugs: Taxol, Carboplatine and Erbitux. Will be asking why once a week when it seems everyone else that I've read about get three treatments throughout those seven weeks.

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Brittany

Brittany
Bio: After years of struggling with endometriosis and infertility my husband I decided enough was enough and elected to have a hysterectomy at the ripe old age of 36. That decision may have saved my life. During what was scheduled as a routine procedure, "abnormal cells" which would later be identified as cancer cells were found in my left ovary. Endometriod…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometriod Carcinoma
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal Bloating Back Pain Extreme Fatigue Feeling of fullness, unable to eat

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