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Richard

Richard
Bio: 67 year old veteran, gay with 3 dachshunds living in Los Angeles. celi-bracy(celebrating my celibacy) for the last 15 years. always stayed fit and felt as if I was taking care of my body quite well..... this just goes to show that in this journey we call "life"... nature/nuture have their own will and power over our body...all we can…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcionoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: a week after having completed my PSA and urine tests(5/22/18), i noticed blood in the toilet and completed the F.I.T--fecal immunochemical test.... I forgot to mail it in and drove to the VA and had them give me another one, did it and that afternoon i returned it...two days later i received a call to schedule a…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AM NOT USING THE 5-FU....INSTEAD ITS CAPECITABINE 500MG

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Carly

Carly
Bio: I'd struggled with Bartholin Cysts for years & eventually diagnosed with Vulva Cancer. It's been a tough road but this journey has taught me everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reasons suck but most times the lessons are powerful.
Cancer Type: Vulva Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Vulva Cancer
Vulva Cancer Symptoms: Pain in vaginal area
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 Groin lymph nodes removed before treatment. After chemo and radiation the rest of tumour was surgically removed. Process called radical vulvectomy. Post surgery I had serious infection resulting in a 2 week hospital stay and debridment. Cancer returned again in 2017 resulting in a hysterectomy, colostomy and reconstruction.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I didn’t lose my hair.

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Stefanie

Stefanie
Bio: I'm an Acquisition professional with an amazing son and husband. I was diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma. The initial symptoms that took me to the doctor were due to my kidney failing because of the tumor pressing on it.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bendamustine + Rituximab starting 3/17/15 for six months. Side effects: fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair thinning.

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Dennis

Dennis
Bio: 51 years old grewup in midwest past 20+ years living in central new jersey overall healthy lifestyle athletic--enjoy exercising 2+ times/week overall non-smoker...overall non-alcohol drinker *except brief period during teenage years and college years, and now occassional poker game or sporting event
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: primay source: right palatine tonsil; secondary source: squamous carinoma right neck node
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: a lump on my right side of neck...no pain only mild pain in throat area from post outpatient surgery when they did exploratory biposy surgery and took pieces of tissue out
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st surgery removed right palatine tonsil/base of tongue on 3/20/09 {by robotic surgery}..in hospital 3 nights 2nd surgery removed right neck lymph node on 3/30/09..in hospital 1 night
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: yes, cisplatin treatment was needed as the lymph node in right neck lump broke through the cell wall; attempted 3 chemo treatments {large doses} every 21 days followed by 2 days of 2 hour treatments of iv saline soutions to wash out the chemo and lessen its effects on my kidney, though my body had too intense side effects..the chemo…more

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Mike

Mike
Bio: 65 year old retired nurse/paramedic. Born in Virginia raised throughout the northeast. Been to every state except Hawaii. Favorite state is Colorado for the great people and fantastic scenery. Been married to a wonderful woman (Claire) for 37yrs.2great kids ( Amber and Eric) and 2 wonderful grandkids (Annalisse and Brady). Big football fan. Favorite team is the Broncos but support…more
Cancer Type: Nose Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Nose Cancer Symptoms: only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: complete removal of nose

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Jen

Jen
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3 Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Abdomen discomfort which ended up being a baseball sized tumor. Also had chills & night sweats and low appetite.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP to start 5/24/18 - 6 treatments

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Carolynne

Carolynne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer

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Jeanne

Jeanne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Thought it was hemroids...tried RX cream/suppositories, even something called rectal rocket
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taking pills(xeloda) 2 x day only on radiation days. Mitomycin IV 1st day and 28th day of radiation treatment Some nausea/Anti nausea pills help

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Kiwifestor

Kiwifestor
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: I had a lump that grew, nothing else was wrong
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Double masectomy 11/10/2011 Transflap 5/2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've been in chemo since june 2011. I was taking 3 different kinds every three weeks but now have gone to just one kind. the initial treatments caused heartburn, hair loss, vision loss, hearing loss, skin discoloration, skin burns, nausea and vomiting, dizzyness, hot flashes, chemo induced asthma, chemo induced menopause, bone pain, I was not able to…more

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Qm2

Qm2
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: I felt a slight tickle on the back of my mouth, and noticed a swollen left tonsil with white stuff on the tonsil. I called my DR immediately and was told I had cancer the same day. March 2,2011
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed left tonsil and hen egg size tumor from behind and above tonsil on March 8,2011. I was sent home on the next day, with medications for infection and pain. the area around surgery was painful, but meds helped. after 8 days I stopped using pain meds. I notice more than the normal amount of mucus in my mouth.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 4,2011, minor nausea April 12,2011, rash on upper lip

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