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Jeanie

Jeanie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer

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Jan

Jan
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell stage 3A
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Had a dull ache in the bum area for a few weeks & it finally got bad enough I went to the Dr who recommended a colonoscopy & during the procedure they took a biopsy of the tumor they found. I was so shocked. It was unreal.

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Cathy

Cathy
Bio: I'd describe myself as a fun-loving, active, wife, mother, home mortgage consultant. Been married to my husband 31 years in July, 2012. We've had a lot of fun. He's my rock. I have two fabulous children; Amber (30) and Sam (29) whom I'm lucky to consider friends. I'm so proud of all that they've accomplished. I've worked in the mortgage…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer (Squamous Cell)
Anal Cancer Symptoms: None really, but about 3 months before colonoscopy had some swelling and bleeding down there. Thought it might be hemorrhoids. If it happened a second time I was going to check it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and 5FU - 2 rounds

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Gemma

Gemma
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Dcis
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and lymph node clearence 2008,ovaries both large tumour 2010, total gastrectomy and lymphs around stomach area 2015, speenectomy 20 percent pancreas and 20 percent removal of bowel. Difficlulty eating cant gain weight, nigjt sweats,pian in joints and bone, muscles.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Six rounds in 2008 and 12 rounds in 2015 got through these not too bad in the big scheme of things.

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Merrill

Merrill
Bio: I was diagnosed with Stage 3A anal cancer in September 2008, caused by HPV. I'm an artist and museum director (day job). I have a remarkable husband, who supports both my spirit and my flesh. My cancer journey continues to be supported by my medical team at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. I also credit several dear friends for their…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: A chemo port was surgically installed just under my collar bone. After I completed 2 rounds of chemo and 7 weeks of radiation, my tumor was much smaller but still there. I switched hospitals from Jefferson Univ. in Phila. to Sloan Kettering in NYC. To determine if the remaining tumor was still cancerous, I had a surgical biopsy, going into…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: The standard for anal cancer: two rounds of 5FU & Mitomycin. Lost about half my hair. Very bad mouth sores and oral thrush, especially in the 10 days after infusions. Became neutropenic (big drop in the type of white blood cells that are the major infection fighters) with second round of Mitomycin.

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Mike

Mike
Bio: I'm 61, married to a wonder lady, I have a 20yr old son attending his 3nd year college at Hendrix in Ar.(Deans list last semester, 4.0 yea) I have two grown step daughters who try their best to take care of me, as well as my parents both in their early 80's, two sisters and one brother all live…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec 6, 2011 12" colon removed with 14 limp nodes and a very abnormal appendix, benign.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo-therapy of 5FU and Oxaliplatin started 3/12/2012 and finished 8/13/2012 administered every two weeks, and taking home an infusion pump of 5FU for two days.

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Barry

Barry
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Marginal Zone Nodal Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen Nodes and itchy bumps

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Jenny Warrior- Amazon Woman Style

Jenny Warrior- Amazon Woman Style
Bio: Cancer free at the moment. Tamoxifin novice. Survivor of Breast Cancer Stage 3a 2 lumps, one ductual 1 inch each. 5 lymph nodes. Right side. Genetically negative. Double mascetomy. 28 lymph nodes removed on one side and five on the other. Barbie boobs of reconstruction style, couple of scars for decoration. Witness to evil. Witness to suffering. Witness to healing.…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Self-discovered lump. Lots of migraines prior
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: got to do it, accept it, move forward each day, little by little
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: suffer to heal. stay mindful of what it means to be aware.

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Amy

Amy
Bio: I am a 44 year old mother, wife, and educator. Despite the diagnosis I consider myself to be the luckiest person in the world. I have the most amazing family and friends, I love my job, live in an amazing city and try to live life to the fullest.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Folicular Lymphoma, Stage III.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen node above my clavicle.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituximab and Bendamustine

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Lucinda

Lucinda
Bio: Born and raised in Miles City, Montana. Joined the Army and retired after 22 years. I have two children, male and female, both young adults now. Currently living in Southern Arizona.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squammus cell carcinoma, HPV+
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 13 Nov 2012, extremely sore throat for one month, lost taste temporarily, raspy voice.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: N/a

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