147 Cancer Blogs from Texas, United States

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Heather

Heather
Bio: I was having a horrible year in 2018 when I got my cancer diagnosis. I had gotten a bad case of food poisoning, ended up in a mental health hospital, my 5 year relationship ended, I had to move back in with my parents and on top of it all was diagnosed with cancer before the end of the year.…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma - Malignant neoplasm of endocervix (HCC) and then malignant neoplasm of exocervix (HCC)
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: Unusual vaginal bleeding, could feel something wasn’t right and hormonal changes.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Placement of a SMIT sleeve for internal radiation January 21. Removal of SMIT sleeve after 5 treatments of internal radiation February 5, 2019. Very little side effects, mild cramps and that was it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 weeks of chemo started December 4 ended on January 2. Ended up in ER twice, once for vomiting blood and once for persistent vomiting.

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John

John
Bio: Professional business man working in the management consulting industry.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Weekly infusion of Cisplatin and 5 days a week of 5FU

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Dana

Dana
Bio: I was recently diagnosed with Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma and had a complete thyroidectomy on May 8. Everyone tells me the is the best kind of cancer to have as it's curable. I'm not sure if there is a a best kind of cancer? It's still scary. I've lived in the Fort Worth, TX area for the past 11 years.…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma with follicular variant
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: None - was having neck/back pain. MRI showed an enlarged thyroid. Been taking thyroid supplements for 20 years for hypothyroidism.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total thyroidectomy on May 8, 2008. Found cancer on both sides of my thyroid and into my lymph nodes. Incision area is sore and itchy. Met with the surgeon on May 16 and he removed the bandages. Advises me to use sunscreen daily and my scar shouldn't be as noticeable. Also had a hard time…more

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Rosemary

Rosemary
Bio: Well it's been a long time since I've checked in. I've changed my name and forgot old password so have had to reregister with blogforacure. By next October I will be five years from my last treatment for anal cancer. It's a great reason to celebrate, but I really try to live one day at a time. My stomach has…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, painful protrusion.

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Jeanie

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

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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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