10 Cancer Blogs from West Virginia, United States

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Terry

Terry
Bio: I was just diagnosed with anal melanoma a month ago. The doctors I see are not sure how to treat it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: The mass is located right inside my anal. It blocks off bowel movements. It will come out and cause severe pain and bleeding. I have to push the mass back in.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Complete colostomy done September 29, 2016.
Death Date: August 12, 2017
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Nikki

Nikki
Bio: June 19, 2015, I was admitted for an abdominal blockage. Found out I also had a mass. After colonoscopy I had emergency surgery to repair blockage. A week later it ruptured, 2nd emergency surgery. Removed 12 inches of colon and ileum, and 28 lymph nodes. Cancer found in one lymph node making it stage 3 colon cancer. Having problems with…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colorectal cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Repair ruptured blockage, ileostomy.

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Lisa

Lisa
Bio: Diagnosed at 26 with Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer on April 28, 2010 with no prior illnesses or family history. 3 different chemo regimens, 28 pelvic radiation hits, 2 major surgeries(*August 19, 2010 - tumor resection, complete rectal resection, lymph node removal, permanent colostomy,*September 22, 2011 - tumor resection, coccyx removal, complete hysterectomy (uterus & ovaries), complete vaginectomy, external pelvic reconstruction)…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Infiltrating Moderately Differentiated Adenocarcinoma
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Constipation, stomach blotting, bloody stool, tailbone pain, buttock pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: August 19, 2010 - tumor resection, complete rectal resection, lymph node removal, permanent colostomy. September 22, 2011 - tumor resection, coccyx removal, complete hysterectomy (uterus & ovaries), complete vaginectomy, external pelvic reconstruction.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2010-July 2010: 24 hour, continuous 5FU infusion, Mondays-Fridays November 2010-January 2011 :Folfox December 2011-April 2012

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Maureen

Maureen
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: mucinous noncystic carcinoma
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: abdominal pain when eating solid foods
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple performed immediatly following diagnosis. Weight loss, depression, pain, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting,overall weakness
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness

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Crystal

Crystal
Bio: My name is Crystal. I am doing this blog for my father who is loosing his fight with stage 4 lung cancer & my grandfather who lost his battle on Aug 19th 2012 to bone cancer.
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Lung Cancer Symptoms: Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe

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Stacia

Stacia
Bio: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/surgeon-performs-controversial-cancer-surgery-named-after-him/2012/11/25/c8ad7ab8-29da-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story_4.html
Cancer Type: Mesothelioma Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms: 28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of…more

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Tee

Tee
Bio: My husband started having nausea and abdominal cramping so we assumed he had picked up a virus. After 3 days of constant pain he finally agreed to go to ER. A CT scan was done and we were told he had a thickening in his colon that suggests colon cancer to follow up with a surgeon for a colonoscopy. My…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic Bowel resection 11/24/2015, Ileus 11/29/2015
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemo 1/4/2016

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Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

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Kelly

Kelly
Bio: I am a stay at home mom of two teen age daughters. 38 years old and married for 21 years. I found my lump(right breast)self exam, in 05. It showed in mammogram. Obgyn says to wait and watch for 6 months. No family history. In 06,I noticed changes in appearience-an indent,I was scared.What else would make an indentation? Meanwhile,my husband…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive well differentiated ductal carcinoma with lobular differentiation.
Breast Cancer Symptoms: occaisional sharp pains(in right breast). throbbing-from rt.shoulder to my fingertips.Gradual increase in size of lump while forming an indentation.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oct 3rd/07 Lumpectomy,sentinial node disection(none envolved)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 22/08 *Just Started CAF (Cytoxan,Adriamycin,Fluorouracil-5-FU) dose dense - 2 week x 4 cycles. *Taxol + Herceptin for 6 to 8 months

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Jason

Jason
Bio: Diagnosed in Cincinnati with Burkitt's Lymphoma right after Christmas of 2004...suuuucked. Believe it or not, for the first couple of months I refused to acknowledge that I had cancer, which made the nurses and doctors smile. Started in my liver and kidneys and I looked like a tan little etheiopian kid with a preggo belly. The chemo sucked, but…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Burkitt's Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Sweating, fever, no appetite, swollen kidneys prevented walking, backpain, vomiting.

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