61 Cancer Blogs from Virginia, United States

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Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my left breast, had mastitis for years & had no insurance, so let it go. But it got too big. Went to doctor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Went to surg.first & in 1 week I came out of surgery. Quickest thing I have ever heard of. Fla. Drs. don't waste time.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 months.... 3 at first.... then 3 more after radiation..most side effects there are!!!couldn't eat,sick,cried,tired, you name it....lost my hair, then lost it the 2nd time too,3 months later

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Becky

Becky
Bio: 43 year old mom diagnosed with Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma stage 3. I have had surgery to remove 90 percent of the tumor, and just started radiation and chemo. I get to take my chemo @ home as it is in pill form, at bedtime, which I like better as I don't have to sit @ the infusion center while…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Grade 3, can hardly say it, and sure can't spell it without looking it up!
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Headache for 2 months straight. No other symptoms, so no-one wanted to do any scans to double check anything was in there that shouldn't be, until I went to the right hospital ER.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery on 9/9/16, no side affects except numb and itchy incision site
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!

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Calvin

Calvin
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: I did'nt have much symptoms exact I was itching back there and I felt this slump that seemed to be getting bigger I thought it was a hemmroid since I had dealt with them as a child but after the biopsy I was shocked when they said it was cancer from that point all I could hear was cancer nothing…more

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Lelekbolek

Lelekbolek
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Astrocytoma Grade 2/3
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Major seizure led to discover and diagnosis, no other symptoms otherwise.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy 2/15/08 Partial tumor extraction 5/15/08
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011

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Toni

Toni
Bio: I am a mom of 2 amazing boys and wife to a solid rock of a husband. WIthout them I couldn't face the world every day.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of 7 in" of colon. 4 out of 16 lymph nodes were affected. Surgery recovery was slow. Port "installed" Feb. 13, 2013.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/14/13 12 rounds of 5FU. Dropped the Oxaliplatin after 5 rounds because of moderate neuropathy. After metastasis to liver, 12 rounds of Zeloda. From 9/14-1/15

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Gary Goldsmith

Gary Goldsmith
Bio: I'm 49 years old and have worked in a Cancer Center for the past 20 years. I'm pretty much a healthy person other than a C4-5-6 fusion in April 2009. My cancer was an incidental find. I've had this tiny bump under my right chin for several years. I mentioned it to one of our staff physicians in Feb. 2012…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: metastatic poorly differentiated nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, no extracapsular extension. HPV positive
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: None incidental find
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: CT Scan 2/28/2012 Swollen left submandibular lymph node FNA 4/5/2012 NEgative Node removal 5/25/2012 positive for Squamos Cell Carcinoma PET Scan 6/4/2012 negative Bi-lateral tonsillectomy 6/15/2012 Positive left tonsil 5mm tumor. 6/15/2012 PortaCath insertion

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Christine

Christine
Bio: After more than 4 months of constant migraines and oblique double vision in my left eye, I was diagnosed with DLBCL. I came through 6 rounds of R-Hyper CVAD practically free of side effects with the (notable) exception of mucositis-induced neutropenic fever following each of my 3 "even rounds" of methotrexate and cytarbine. To address CNS involvement, I…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (CNS involvement)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Constant migraine, oblique double vision in left eye, night sweats, fever.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-Hyper CVAD (6 cycles) followed by High-dose Methotrexate (2 cycles)

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Dakota

Dakota
Bio: Blogging for my Dad.Even though retired he was holding down a a job everyday,he went to the Doc for his routine exam when the Doc noticed he had lost alot of weight and started asking other questions.Once the doctor learned he had diarhea pretty bad for a couple of weeks the Doc decided to send him in for a colonoscopy,the…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mantel Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Diarhea, 40 pounds sudden weight loss, weak, tired all the time.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed 1 lymph node for biopsy, installed port in chest,bone marrow aspiration.To much cancer to operate.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Stopping R-Chop Chemo on December 5th 2012. Cancer growing. Started a new Chemo Regimen on Dec 10th 2012.B-R( Rituximab and Bendamustine)Stopped Rituximab and Bendamustine regimen on February 18th,2013 due to developing PML in the brain. Started back on ( Rituximab and Bendamustine) PML cleared. Started in Nov 2013 on Tremsirolimus

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Lisa48

Lisa48
Bio: I am 48 year old female. I was diagnosed in Oct.20, 2009 with Follicular Lymphoma. I had a biopsy of lymphnodes in my neck and a bone marrow biopsy in the beginning of oct 2009. Now in 2011 I have a enlarged lymphnode in my neck right at my colar bone. Same place as they took the biopsy from.

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