11 Cancer Blogs from Utah, United States

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Crystalwoman

Crystalwoman
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding after menopause. I am on blood-thinner, so I mistakenly assumed the bleeding was a result of thin blood. I let it go on for well over one year before seeking medical advice.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hysterectomy - Nov 2, 2011 - The side effects have just been the typical healing process.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!

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Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: Name is Jen, caregiver to my wonderful hubby that was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer on July 2nd 2010. We have two wonderful children one boy age 5 and one girl age 3. They keep us busy and entertained. We have a wonderful support group of friends and family who have helped us so much this…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon Cancer with Met's to Liver and Lungs
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Bloated, blood in stool, bleeding from rectum.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bowel resection, tumor removal, colostomy - July 2, 2010. Hospital for 1 week recovery, slow healing on wound vac for 2 months.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2010 - Oxcaliplatin, 5FU, Avastin. Oxc. not working changed to Irinotecan/Avastin. till April 2011. Tumor growth in liver and lymphnodes. Itinotean/Erbitux from June 2011 till present.

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Tim

Tim
Bio: Tim was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer on April 2, 2010. The cancer - squamous cell carcinoma - is at the back of his throat and on his tongue. Radiation treatments started on May 4, 2010 and chemo started May 7. He will be having 30 radiation treatments for 6 weeks and chemo once a week during that…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oropharyngeal cancer - squamous cell carcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: No surgery
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 7, May 14, May 24. (Now scheduled for June 1, 8 and 15). Side effects are fatigue and nausea. Taking anti-nausea meds. Worst part is we can't keep enough fluids in him to flush out the toxins due to chemo. We're told this is more common in throat cancer where food and fluids are taken through a…more

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Travis

Travis
Bio: Travis was diagnosed with stage IVa basaloid squamous cell esophageal cancer on February 14, 2008, at 33 years of age. He was found to have 2 tumors in his esophagus, and involvement of an abdominal lymph node. He underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiation, then underwent esophagectomy with gastric pullup in in May of 2008. In July and August of…more
Cancer Type: Esophagus Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Esophagus Cancer Symptoms: Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Transhiatal esophagectomy with gastric pull-up, May 2008. Complications included bilateral lung collapse and paralyzed recurrent laryngeal nerve and loss of voice which required a procedure to help temporarily. He regained use of the vocal cord. Underwent paratracheal mass resection in August 2009.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin/Taxol, continuous 5FU drip March/April 2008 Taxotere July/August/September 2008 Cisplatin January/February 2009
Death Date: June 18, 2010
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Sherri

Sherri
Bio: I am an LDS 32 year old mother of 4, married to an amazing man living the dream on our little acre of Eden.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms: My left laryngeal nerve was cut during the process of removing my thyroid so my left vocal cord is paralyzed.

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Peter

Peter
Bio: Harvard EdM
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal Cancer

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Deb

Deb
Bio: Life long exerciser, gym rat (weights), healthy eater, cancer was not in my family. BAM! Just like that, this unwelcome visitor came a knocking. Well, I had him cut right out of my life. Sent him packing. But there was this possibility that he left some DNA behind. And so, every week, toxic chemicals are used to "clean house'. Wait to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Her2+, estrogen +, Progesterone -
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of 2 sentinel nodes - neg. THIS HURT and kept me out of the gym. Lumpectomy - Clear margins Cancer in vascular tissue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol x 12 Herception x 18 Fatigue. Weight gain. But I won't give up and still work out.

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Rachel

Rachel
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer

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