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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
Death Date: October 15, 2019
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Michele

Michele
Bio: My name is Michele and I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Anal Cancer in February 2010. I asked my OB-Gyn doctor to check what I thought was a hemorrhoid flare up at my routine pap smear visit, and discovered it was actually 2 tumors. My constant sciatica was found to be caused by a golf ball sized tumor growing out…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the anus
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, itching, sciatic pain. (thought my hemorhoid was acting up)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laminectomy and tumor removal of the metestatic sacral tumor. This was done microscopically (with a small spoon). Nov 2012 Wedge resection right lower lobe via thoracotomy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 rounds, 96 hours each week 1 and week 5 during radiation of 5-FU. Mytomycin-C first round only. Hairloss, nausea, vomiting, 30 pounds of weight loss. Recurrence 2013- 4 rounds of Cisplatin with 46 hours of 5-FU with each round.
Death Date: June 10, 2020
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Susi

Susi
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Death Date: July 22, 2018
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Donnie

Donnie
Bio: Quick bio on me, born and raised in Jersey City New Jersey, quit high school, joined the US Navy in 1973, got my GED in the Navy, did 11 years in the Navy, married and moved to California. Worked for the federal government for 20 years, forced retirement in 2003, moved to the mountains in southern California, got a job…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Small Cell Carcinoma
Death Date: March 29, 2011
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Ann

Ann
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma in the anus, basaloid, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stools, lower right abdominal pain. Frequent bouts of diarrhea.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor excision 7/31/15
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin and 5fu 9/23/15 pump 96 hours/week 1, repeated 4th week 10/21/15 mouth sores, partial hair loss, oral thrush, dehydration, loss of potassium.
Death Date: October 24, 2017
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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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Nicole (Lady Of The Larynx)

Nicole (Lady Of The Larynx)
Bio: I grew up in Madison, WI, and then spent years on the shores of Lake Superior with my 1st husband. In the mid 1980s we divorced & I moved to San Francisco. The comedy scene was thriving and I plunged right in. With the AIDS epidemic at its height, like a lot of comedians, I did…more
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive, poorly differentiated non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma w/basaloid features.
Larynx Cancer Symptoms: Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: **Total Laryngectomy: May 15, 2014 Currently use an indwelling prosthetic larynx; and relying on my electrolarynx, especially when fatigued. **Emergency Ileostomy due to bowel perforation: March 9, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12 total Erbitux sessions, once weekly, January 13 - March 31, 2011. Increasing fatigue and, ironically, insomnia following each session. From mid February through the end of treatments, somehow the Radiation/Erbitux mix seemed to spawn clusters of migraines.
Death Date: October 31, 2016
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Lou

Lou
Bio: Picture is of my mom and I, Christmas 2006
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Cancer of the rectum
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Irregular bowels/constipation. Feeling of "sitting on something." ***Weight loss***
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Emergency colostomy on 9/11/09. No real side effects other than the basic lifestyle changes that a colostomy can bring.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/15/09 - 1/6/10 (roughly). No huge effects. Some light fatigue and nausea. 11/1/10 - 2/28/11. Extreme fatigue, some nausea and vomiting. Kidney failure resulting in dialysis (November 11)
Death Date: March 16, 2012
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Spongebob46

Spongebob46
Bio: My uncle was born July 26, 1964. He was born in San Francisco California, and now lives in Florida. He is married to Debbie Watkins and has a daughter Bianca Watkins who is currently attending college at Clark Atlanta University. Thanks for supporting him with his efforts to become healthier and fight cancer. CANCER SUCKS!
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: exploratory surgery
Death Date: September 30, 2010
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Mike

Mike
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mantle cell lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes through out body
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/1/2015 lymph node removed from neck. Messed up my shoulder.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 22, 2015 R Chop was the first. Mostly tired some nauseous spells
Death Date: 2015
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