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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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Sandy

Sandy
Bio: Retired GM worker in Ohio. Live in Pa. Mom to one daughter and Nana to 2 granddaughters 14 and 7.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: bleeding thinking I had a fissure for 2 years,spread to my lymph gland,had a lump,had biopsy confirmed stage 3 anal cancer

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Terbear

Terbear
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: 6 months of blood in stools, uncomfortable to sit, feeling of still having to go after going.

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Michaela

Michaela
Bio: Hi. I am micahela, i am a mother and a cancer spouse. I am 23 years old.
Cancer Type: Testicular Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: non-seminoma stage 3 testicular cancer

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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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