63 Cancer Blogs from North Carolina, United States

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Kelly

Kelly
Bio: In September I thought I had an ear infection. By November I found out I had cancer. It's shocking and unexpected. I am in my final stages of diagnosis, and am hoping to start treatment later this month. I have found much comfort in reading the stories of others and think the concept of sharing and…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non-Hodgkins Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Lump in neck, trouble breathing, fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP

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Qm2

Qm2
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: I felt a slight tickle on the back of my mouth, and noticed a swollen left tonsil with white stuff on the tonsil. I called my DR immediately and was told I had cancer the same day. March 2,2011
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed left tonsil and hen egg size tumor from behind and above tonsil on March 8,2011. I was sent home on the next day, with medications for infection and pain. the area around surgery was painful, but meds helped. after 8 days I stopped using pain meds. I notice more than the normal amount of mucus in my mouth.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 4,2011, minor nausea April 12,2011, rash on upper lip

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Kaley

Kaley
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Enlarged lymph nodes in left supraclavicular region
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/19/14
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP: 4 Rounds: 2/3/15, 2/24/15, 3/17/15, 4/20/15 - Fatigue, Nausea, Vomitting, Dry Skin, Blisters, Mouth Sores, Headaches, Alopecia

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Michele

Michele
Bio: I'm a 48 yr old mother of 3 grown boys. I'm in the military and was diagnosed with cancer 2 weeks prior to transferring from Arizona to North Carolina. I was experiencing pain while walking, bending over, kneeling, and squatting which made it difficult for me while preparing to move.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffused Big B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Drenching sweats, fever, pain, cough, shortness of breath
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 29 Jul 15, 19 Aug 15. Tumor Lysis Syndrome, hair loss

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Moniwack

Moniwack
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenoid Carcinoma- Non Small cell

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Joyce In NC

Joyce In NC
Bio: MY PHONE NUMBER IS 252-826-9927 I have been a widow since May 2006 when I lost my beloved husband and best friend when he was almost 72. I have a deceased son, Carl, who died at the age of 39 from a massive heart attack in 2003, a deceased son-in-law, Murray, who also died from a heart attack at the age…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: I really had no symptoms that I noticed. I accidentally found the first lump in 1994 myself. The second one in 2005 was detected during my annual mammogram. I would never have found this one because it was in the center of the breast at the back wall.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 1994 - Stage 2 - Lump was 2.4 cm. - A second 0.3 cm lump found in breast after surgery. Left modified radical mastectomy with removal of 9 lymph nodes...1 (3cm) lymph node positive. ER/PR both positive. November 2005 - Stage 1 - Lump was 1.6 cm. Right modified radical mastectomy with lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 treatments from March 3, 1994 to June 29, 1994. Started with Taxol Study. Received high-dose Cytoxan 3980 mg and Adriamycin 74.6 mg for 2 cycles. Except for the 1st and the last, blood transfusions were required after every treatment due to low hemoglobin. I developed a blood clot in my right arm shortly after the first blood transfusion in…more

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Tim

Tim
Bio: 58 year old man with no colon or rectal cancer history in my family. Married with 4 children from ages 17-33. Had a heart attack in 2011 with a stent placement. Not able to retire yet so I must beat this so I can get back to work!!
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: rectal cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: blood in stool, mucus, did not feel like I was completing bowel movement
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Have not had surgery yet. It is scheduled for October 7th. Going to remove the tumor and do a colostomy. I am not looking forward to either. I don't think I am going to like wearing a bag even if it is only temporary( I hope ).
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo was 1 day a week for 5 weeks and I went after I had my radiation treatment. They made me very tired and weak feeling. Some days I just had to go home and go to bed. Was only sick a couple of times but kept diarrhea the whole time I was having the chemo treatments, going to the…more

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Andrew C

Andrew C
Bio: Diagnosed with cancer in my right tonsil in June 2009 at age 53. Underwent 7 weeks of radiation, 5 times a week, and 3 chemo sessions. Lost about 40 lbs, about half intentionally. First follow-up petscan showed significant reduction and second petscan after 6 months was clean. Subsequenbt petscan follow-up in July 2009 revealed cancer was back and had…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T2-T3, N2c HPV positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Right Tonsil
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: I felt as if a had to constantly clear my throat and had trouble sleeping on my left side or back. I was originally diagnosed with sleep apnyea in 2008 and it was only a year later during a visit to mu chiropractor that he noted an enlargement of my right tonsil. I consulted my GP doctor and my dentist…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Right modified radical neck dissection. tracheostomy direct laryngoscopy Pec flap relocation, reconstruction. radical resection of tonsil partial glossectomy lateral pharyngotomy left fasciocutaneous radial forearm free flap reconstruction split thickness skin graft from left thigh to cover right forearm Debridement of right neck defect mandibulotomy (split jaw) rotational pectoralis major closure of defect split thickness skin graft right thigh (to cover neck) open g-Tube placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hearing loss and ringing in my ears. 3 chemo treatments, first, fourth and 7 th week. Saliva got thicker then syrup,honey after treatments ended. Couldn't swallow and had to sleep sitting up in a recliner for weeks afterwards.

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Billy

Billy
Bio: had never been in hospital in my entire life until i coughed up blood one day and that has changed my life forever.had the dreaded lung cancer.went through 12 rounds of chemo and 36 rounds of radiation.tumor shrunk but still had a minute part left.my dr's at the time said they where finished and treid to get a surgen to…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non-small cell
Lung Cancer Symptoms: none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed right lung 6/7/2009 - limited movement in rt arm,can not reach very high and then some pain.slight pains from time to time around incision.dr. say it will improve with time

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Stephanie

Stephanie
Bio: Hello, my name is Stephanie. I love all forms of art. I love to draw most of all. It's easier to take with me to Chemo. I read and write a lot. I am a talker. My sister and I talk everyday for an hour. I was blessed with a visit from her and my…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sarcoma Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have Chemo once a month. The Chemo caused the whites of my eyes to turn Fire Engine Red. It was a reaction that none of the nurses had ever seen. I was given IV Benedryl. The dose of the medicine knocked my butt out. That was my first treatment on May 21, 2012. …more

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