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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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Karen

Karen
Bio: My dad is still my Daddy to me (and always will be) but my heart is being ripped apart by this cancer diagnosis and the thought of losing him and to such a painful way. I am trying to stay positive and have become obsessed with researching the latest treatments for pancreatic cancer since his is unresectable for now (prescribed…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato pancakes!!!!!!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: After almost a year of hearing No/Yes/Maybe my Dad had his Whipple at JH in Baltimore in March, after one week we went home. They also gave him electroporation to treat the tumor that had been resting on the artery.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
Death Date: May 1, 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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Texas Jeff

Texas Jeff
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: One big ole very leaky external tumor between my butt cheeks.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None was required.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 28 - July 4. A single 1 hour mitomycin pump followed by 4 24/7 fluorouracil pump. I like to think that I got extremely lucky with side effects. I was seriously constipated the first 4 days and put on 8 pounds in the first 48 hours. The only other side effect to this point is incredibly red blotchy skin…more
Death Date: July 17, 2015
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