139 Cancer Blogs from Texas, United States

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Jeanie

Jeanie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer

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Rick

Rick
Bio: I just found out that I had rectal cancer in the last 2 weeks. I had a pet-scan done and it came back showing cancer in the rectum area only. I'm stage 1 and will get chemo and radiation for 6 weeks then follow by surgery to remove the tumor. I will get another does of chemo after the surgery…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarsinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: LAR 9/17/2009 35-40 lymphnodes remove all cancer free. Lots of pain from surgery. Pull thru surgery 10/11/2009 because LAR failed. This final surgery saved me from a bag for life.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU no side effects Avastin no side effects Oxi could not touch or drink anything cold.

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Eric

Eric
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

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Julie

Julie
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer

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Kristina

Kristina
Bio: The LAST thing I ever expected was to have cancer at 43. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and many more. I think I am still in denial. I was diagnosed 10/04/2016 with Stage 3B cervical cancer and started chemo and radiation the following week. I finished my last internal radiation 12/01/2016. …more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: My periods were never regular, but there was irregular bleeding, no pain or any other symptoms.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: The only surgery was 2 rounds of inpatient internal radiation. 11/11/2016 to 11/13/2016 and 11/28/2016 to 12/01/2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/11/2016, 10/18/2016, 10/25/2016, 11/01/2016. I was supposed to have 6 rounds could not continue because the WBC were to low. Had to get neupogen shots to increase the cell counts, before the 2 rounds of brachytherapy. Again, no adverse effects from the chemo either.

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Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Anal Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: I thought I had a hemorrhoid!

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Laurie

Laurie
Bio: I am 48 and have been experiencing lower back pain (I do have herniated discs and annular tears in the back)and lower right abdominal swelling. History of ovarian cysts small fibroid found a year ago in uterus along with 2 small ovarian cysts (1 on ea ovary) I've been experiencing numbness in the back on the right side that…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Small Cell Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer Stage IV
Lung Cancer Symptoms: Shortness of breath, fatigue,unable to eat felt full after small meals. Back/hip/leg pain, chronic cough.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: none
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: none

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Marcy

Marcy
Bio: Diagnosed April 7, 2016. Treatment was chemo for five months, surgery, and then radiation. Reconstructive DIEP flap surgery.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Malignant invasive ductal carcinoma (ID) and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) - Tripple Negative
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Tenderness / pain in left breast.

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Sharie

Sharie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding during bowel movements. Like most people here, I thought it was due to hemorrhoids since I've been plagued with them most of my adult life. I also never feel empty afterwards. I have had some fatigue and feeling of fullness in my abdomen, too, but am not sure that it is related.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First Round: 9/3/2013 Received an injection (infusion?) of mitomycin, then was suited up with a mechanical pump, a bag of 5-FU, and an ugly, poorly designed fanny pack. I had to wear it for 5 days. Lots of nausea, no vomiting, very tired - which could have been caused by the anti-nausea meds that I took regularly. I basically slept…more

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Mike

Mike
Bio: I'm 61, married to a wonder lady, I have a 20yr old son attending his 3nd year college at Hendrix in Ar.(Deans list last semester, 4.0 yea) I have two grown step daughters who try their best to take care of me, as well as my parents both in their early 80's, two sisters and one brother all live…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec 6, 2011 12" colon removed with 14 limp nodes and a very abnormal appendix, benign.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo-therapy of 5FU and Oxaliplatin started 3/12/2012 and finished 8/13/2012 administered every two weeks, and taking home an infusion pump of 5FU for two days.

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