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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…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.

Neal

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

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

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

April

April
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Indolent B-Cell Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on jaw in front of ear and swollen lymph nodes on neck

Bruce

Bruce
Bio: 52 yr old, Recently separated dad with a daughter in college
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil
Cancer Symptoms: Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgical Biopsy 8/15/13, Lung Resection 5/14
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14, CarboTaxol 7/15

1 Very Palpable Hit

1 Very Palpable Hit
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma (sub-type of epithelial)
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense…more

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: I was diagnosed with tonsil and breast cancer in early December 2010. I had left neck resection to remove almost 100 nodes on Dec 6, 2010 and underwent IMRT and Cistplatin from Jan 17 through March 8, 2010. …more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 6, 2010 left neck resection..
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue

Chris B

Chris B
Bio: I'm a 53 year old husband and father of 2 great sons.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in neck, slight sore throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic tonsil and tumer removal and Neck disection to remove lymph nodes
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 treatments. Cisplatin at first but had terrible digestive side effects so used erbitux for last 2 treatments
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