11 Cancer Blogs from Nebraska, United States

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Dave

Dave
Bio: 50 year old married father of two children. Went to primary physician Z-pack and cough suppressant. Then ENT who contacted oncology docters. Had chest x-ray, CT scan, and biopsy that day and next day 8am at oncologist was told diagnosis of cancer. And treatment began. A couple of hospital stays, weekend home treatment and all the…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Sore Throat, Ear pain, swollen throat left side
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Chemo treatments 2 weeks apart

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Kelley

Kelley
Bio: Hi, I'm Kelley, a 22 year old nursing student currently living in Omaha, Nebraska. I actually moved to Omaha a week before I had my total thyroidectomy, so not only was I dealing with a new cancer diagnosis, but I was also dealing with unemployment, no real friends in town except my roommate who is also my best friend, a…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: None! I actually went in to see my NP about something on my foot, I complained about having had a fever so she checked my glands and found a concerning lump on the left side of my neck. In hindsight though, I think it probably caused my dizziness and migraines all this time, I just never knew.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 04/15/10 - Ultrasound 04/27/10 - First FNA Biopsy 07/05/10 - Thyroid scan w/ RAI tracer 07/14/10 - Second FNA Biopsy w/ molecular marker testing 07/26/10 - Told I most likely have thyroid cancer 08/13/10 - Total Thyroidectomy 08/18/10 - Diagnosis confirmed: follicular carcinoma of the thyroid

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Nan

Nan
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: double mastectomy on July 28, 2010

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Monique

Monique
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumor
GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Symptoms: Fatigue/No Energy/Loss of Appetite

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Diane

Diane
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

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Diane

Diane
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

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Nicole

Nicole
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer

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The 3 B's, Bart, Brian, Bruce Hultine

The 3 B's, Bart, Brian, Bruce Hultine
Bio: We were born about 1 year apart of each other between the years 1947 to 1949, on a farm in Clay County, Ne. We were never sick a day in our lives. Great parents. Our mother was an RN, and had a wonderful career as Director of not less that 3 mental institutions. We grew up…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Bart had indegestion. Brian & Bruce had none.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: We all had colon surgery @ same time in January 2006. Bart's cancer had penetrated his colon, and infected his liver, lung, and brain. He has been under chemo for many months. Brian had entire colon removed, but retains his rectum. Bruce had about 2 feet removed. Both Brian and Bruce had surgery again, due…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bart has and still is undergoing Chemo. Bart has stage 4 Cancer. Bart's treatment of the tumor on his liver caused sloughing of the skin of his feet and hands. He is now on Erbotax. All tumors continue to shrink, and he feels great. Works most everyday he wants, as usual.

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Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: I started my "WTF?" (Where's the Funding) for Lung Cancer?politically incorrect campaign to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer. My mom has Stage IV lung cancer and has never smoked a day in her life. Lung cancer is THE #1 cancer killer. The LEAST funded. In fact, 60% of all new lung cancer cases are diagnosed in patients who are…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non-small cell lung cancer

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carsamona
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removal of tonsils 4/14/11 neck desection 4/21/11
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started Treatment on May 24,2011... last Chemo July 5, 2011... hair thinning, but no sickness

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