44 Cancer Blogs from Missouri, United States

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Sterling

Sterling
Bio: Husband > 30 years. Father of two adult children. I am in awe of the brave people on this site.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Bilateral Thyroid Cancer, Papillary carcinoma, follicular variant
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.

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Shawna

Shawna
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 adenocarcinoma with mets

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Ryan

Ryan
Bio: Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Award winning chef and hospitality industry veteran with over 15 years of hands on culinary experience in both Front of House and Back of House. Chef Ryan has experience guiding businesses to new heights with flavorful dishes, sales boosting service techniques, and streamlined operating procedures that helps businesses win and boost…more

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Sandy

Sandy
Bio: April 2013 found out I have Ovarian Cancer Stage IIIC. I had no symptoms before this. I am 48 and extremely active, work out 6 days a week, full time sales job. Married with a great support network. End of March 2013 I felt a lump 3 1/2 inches below my belly button while laying on my back. It didn't hurt so…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer

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Shawn

Shawn
Bio: I am currently 39 and excitedly waiting for my 40th birthday. Married in 1997 to my wonderful husband, we started in Dallas, TX and currently live in Kansas City, MO. We have been blessed with 2 girls and 2 boys. Although different careers interest me, I have put that aside to be a stay-at-home mom. Having cancer as a constant…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal & sigmoid adenocarcinoma
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Avastin-high blood pressure Eloxatin-extreme sensitivity to cold, neuropathy, became allergic so I had to add steroids & anti-allergen Erbitux-serious rash over body from head to feet (looked like I had a very bad case of acne), dry skin Fluorouracil-dry, cracking painful hands & feet. Irinotecan-loss of hair, diarrhea Xeloda-dry skin, irritated throat Stivarga (Feb 2015-current) serious fatigue, high blood pressure, hand-foot problem, aching joints,…more
Death Date: May 1, 2016
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Heidi

Heidi
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma stage 2 grade 3
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Found a lump in my left breast in June of 2012 at the age of 34.

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Dennis

Dennis
Bio: Father of 2, grandfather of 4, married to my best friend for 44 years...and going strong, been a runner for 35 years and not planning on stopping yet !!! :-)
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rare Carcinoid Tumor, less than 1% show up in colon/intestine
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Started with prostate 3 years ago, been diagnosed every March for the past 3 years with cancer, latest as of 3/14 with colon cancer/carcinoid tumor found
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: AS of March, "14, colon surgery, removed 1/3 of colon and part of small intestine, also removed carcinoid tumor
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pending

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April

April
Bio: I am a mother of two children, Kristian who will be 14 this year and Kylie who will be 5. My kids are my world, with out them my world could not turn and move forward. I have a loving man in my life who is my best friend and who I hope to become my husband one day and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2B Ductal Carcinoma with cancer in outside tissue & lymph node
Breast Cancer Symptoms: sharp pains in left breast and armpit
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: first surgery is set for 4/25/13- mysectomy went well, found some suprises which changes my treatment plan but what ever it takes to get through this & be here for a long time for my kids. Breast is healing nicely & fills coming along great! Although they took some nodes from my arm pit & almost 3 weeks later I…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Docetaxel (taxotere) 6 months every 3 weeks, Cyclophosphamide (procytox) 6 months every 3 weeks, and Trastuzumab (herceptin) evey 3 weeks for a year.

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Becky

Becky
Bio: My name is Becky. I am former operator for a hospital. For years while I was working, I would complain about my throat aching. I would eventually go to the doctor to get an examine that always was treated with antibiotics. It never helped. Years later, my family doctor recommended me a ear and throat specialist. The specialist came to the…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous-cell carcinoma

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