25 Cancer Blogs from Oregon, United States

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Sharon

Sharon
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and weight loss.

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Chris

Chris
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: I had noticed a lump on the right side of my neck but neglected to see my doctor. The only reason i did was to get a recently reclassified allergy prescription filled. She noticed the lump and the bells and whistles went off! That day i was at the hospital for tests.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Ill have to gather the dates but i had these in this order: tonsillectomy, port placement, feeding tube placement, feeding tube replacement twice. After a recovery period i had a radical neck dissection on the right side.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: My cocktail included Fluorouracil and Cisplatin.

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Kelly

Kelly
Bio: I typically hate talking about myself, not so much the type that likes being in the spotlight. I do like being busy and being around people, though.
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/22/12 - Port placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/23/12 - Hot-flash (minor) and a little fatigue 8/26/12 - Mouth sores.

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Ed M

Ed M
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Brenda

Brenda
Bio: My name is Brenda, I am 45, married with 4 kids and 2 grandchildren. I was diagnosed pre-menopause with uterine cancer. A complete hysterectomy in 12/2010 and they said they got it all and no further treatment. Seven months later a CT scan showed 3 tumors in my pelvis. I am currently doing chemo, fourth treatment coming up next week.…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: Heavy bleeding, non-stop periods
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes

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Ashley

Ashley
Bio: I am a 28 year old Mother of 2 beautiful kids (5 and 3)
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Choriocarcinoma
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: Nausea, kidney pain, joint pain, hair loss
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: methotrexate injections every other day via injection

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Tammy

Tammy
Bio: My husband, Paul, was diagnosed with colon cancer metastasized to the liver on October 31, 2007. Doctors think Paul has had cancer for about seven years. He really had no symptoms except needing to go to bathroom after each meal and periodic stomach pains. He had gone to the doctors in our hometown for over five years thinking something wasn’t…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: no symptoms really except for stomach pains once in awhile and going to bathroom after each meal
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: February 8 Right hemicolectomy June 22 9 RF liver ablations open surgery
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Erbitux Xeloda Oxalyplatin Avastin

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Dan

Dan
Bio: I am a 46 year old man who was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in December of 2011. I live with my wife on a cranberry farm on the beautiful Oregon coast. I am a full time software engineer and part time farmer. My profile picture was taken at harvest time; yes, it's just like those Ocean Spray commercials.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Lump on my neck discovered on 11/13/11. Went to my PCP, he prescribed antibiotics and a CT. CT results did not rule out cancer, so an ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy was ordered and performed on 12/1/11. The malignant result was given to me on 12/5/11.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects:  12/23/11 Suspension laryngoscopy with rigid esophagoscopy, transoral robotic surgery for left partial pharyngectomy and left-sided selective neck dissection, levels 2 through 4.  
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol and carboplatin. 6 weekly infusions.

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Melissa

Melissa
Bio: I am a 30 year old wife and mother to 3 children under 6 I have recently found out that I have papilliary carconoma cancer in my thyroid
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: papillary carconomia

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Kim

Kim
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell
Anal Cancer Symptoms: March 2009 -Constipation Stinging needle feeling By June was on laxatives to have a BM

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