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Neal

Neal
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Mark

Mark
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Before diagnosis I had no discernible symptoms. After Diagnosis, I was able to look back in time a bit, and realize I had a few symptoms that I ignored. Night sweats, severe chronic fatigue, sleeplessness.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have had 6 months of chemo, consisting of Rutuxin and Bendamustin or Treanda. Found that I was deathly allergic to the Rutuxin, and fought that drug all the way through the chemo infusions.

Jenna

Jenna
Bio: I am 24, my father has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and i am looking for some support and information to help with my ability to cope as well as my ability to better support my father through the…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bile duct stent on 5/1/14

Kerry

Kerry
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC tonsil mets
Cancer Symptoms: Misdiagnosed for 2 years...sore throat, feeling of something in throat, gagging. Diagnosed with reflux..UGHHHHHHHH- stage 4 when properly diagnosed.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Diagnosed in August 2011, T&A and uvulectomy, excision and biopsies, 9 places, 6 were positive, FNA neck node, PEG 01-2012, 28 teeth removed prior to radiation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Cisplatin mega doses, 100 units per time, 6 hour chemos

Shari

Shari
Bio: on website
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastasized BC

Rachel

Rachel
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Most notably, I was itching horribly, and I lost 25+ lbs. Also, I wasn't sleeping and had vivid nightmares and night sweats when I did. I had a lumpy neck, fatigue, a cough that lasted for months, and finally, my…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 bone marrow biopsies lumpectomy of left side of neck failed insertion of chest port (too much swelling underneath) successful insertion of arm port chest catheter insertion, removal
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores

Ann

Ann
Bio: Hello Family and Friends, Cheyenne suggested I create a blog that would make it easy for us to update you all in one place on how things are progressing. Thank you all for reaching out to me and to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

Christi

Christi
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lymph node swelling neck, armpits, groin, stomach pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node removed from armpit, groin, and lumpectomy 11/16/2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bendamustine & Rituxan

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…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the anus
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.

Jane

Jane
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Diarrhea, fatigue, dehydrated, stomach pains, swollen feet, painful digestion some days
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Diarrhea, fatigue, numbness in finger tips and toes
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