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Larissa

Larissa
Bio: I began this journey as a 39 year old wife and mother of three. Now at 44 I praise God for every minute I have been allowed to share with them, and look forward to every opportunity I can to share with those I love. I have learned that to battle this disease takes more strength than anyone on the…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: from Oct. 2004 to July 2009 I have had 3 colon surgeries, now there is nothing left, a total hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. I have had more colonoscopies than I can count...and have had two port-a-caths in and out.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: two 6 month bouts...one 2004 to 2005. next March 2007 to Sept. 2007 Nueropathy, memory loss, balance issues, joint and muscle pain

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Nancy

Nancy
Bio: Working mom
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ovarian based peritoneal cancer
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, fluid in peritonium. I had elective surgery in 2010 when my sister was diagnosed with stage 4. No signs of cancer then -ca 125 of 11. So in feb 2015 diagnoses with cancer in peritoneal wall
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery in June 2015 to remove uterus, cancer and put in intraperitonial port
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/2015-abraxene and carbo, 8/2015-cistplatinum, 1/2016- cist and topitican, then clinical trial, then doxcil with carbo, just stopped parp after 85 days, starting avastin abd chlorophamide (sp?)

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MinisterNeecy

MinisterNeecy
Bio: February 25, 2015 the day that my oldest and last living sister was diagnosed with (IBC) Inflammatory Breast Cancer seems to be the last time I was here. I said then that I would be blogging about her journey. I guess I have not done a good job. What I can say, almost a year later is that "God is…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: IBC Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Skin mets, lymph node involvement

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Julie

Julie
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer

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Sandra

Sandra
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 3

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Melanie

Melanie
Bio: I had symptoms going as far back as 10-20 yrs. prior to dx. 'Stitch' on my left side while running late '90's. Unusual fatigue which I did ask Dr's about. Horrible IBS. Jan. of 2001 I went to a convenience care after having a completely bloody BM. Dr. dismissed me & sent me on my way. 6 mos. later was…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colorectal Cancer in the Sigmoid Colon
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: I put it all in my biography.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had 12" of my Sigmoid Colon removed on 11/19/07. The tumor was 4.3cm at the colonoscopy, but more accurately measured 6.1cm after resection. There were 14 out of 32 lymph nodes with cancer cells present.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had my 1st chemo treatment on 12/10/07. If cancer cells remain, they are microscopic and floating around in my body and being ZAPPED by chemo! I qualified for a trial and receive Erbitux (usually for metastatic cancer) every week (which causes acne). The nausea is gone for now, mouth sores are fading, and acne is blossoming. The…more

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Toni

Toni
Bio: I am a mom of 2 amazing boys and wife to a solid rock of a husband. WIthout them I couldn't face the world every day.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colon Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of 7 in" of colon. 4 out of 16 lymph nodes were affected. Surgery recovery was slow. Port "installed" Feb. 13, 2013.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/14/13 12 rounds of 5FU. Dropped the Oxaliplatin after 5 rounds because of moderate neuropathy. After metastasis to liver, 12 rounds of Zeloda. From 9/14-1/15

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Carol

Carol
Bio: 53 year old housewife from rural Fleetwood PA. I love animals, especially cats - they are my furry nerve pills and stayed close to me on my bed through the agony of chemo and one, my special "Dimples", licked away my tears when I cried. On a happier note, my husband, my cats and my love of photography have helped…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: bloating, fatigue, abdominal pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: hysterectomy March 17 2008
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: chemo May 2008 to August 2008, did 5 rounds out of 6 - nausea, peripheral neuropathy, anemia,hair loss,dehydration, fatigue, weight loss

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StephLoves

StephLoves
Bio: My name is Steph, my mom was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer on July 27th 2011. Within the blink of an eye our whole world changed. When my mom was in the hospital recovering from surgery my sister and I took turns staying the night with her. One night I was wide awake at 3am tossing and…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Epithelial
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: As they say, ovarian cancer "whispers" and in my mom's case it was true to form. She started eating slightly less, started having slight/occasional heart burn, and was ever so slightly less energetic. Unfortunately, none of us noticed these things until after she was diagnosed. Here are the symptoms/events that led to her diagnosis: The week before my mom went…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My mom was in surgery about 5 days later. By this time she was absolutely miserable b/c of the fluid which had built up in her belly. My mom is a tiny woman, 5ft and just over 100lbs and the doctor removed 6 LITERS of fluid during the surgery. She also removed, in her words, "anything that my mom…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: IP chemo. Taxol and Cisplatin. She has suffered from the following effects: fatigue, nausea, heart burn, pain in her lower abdomen, numbness/tingling in her hands, legs, feet and "chemo brain"

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Ed

Ed
Bio: I am a father, grandfather, brother and son. I am in my late 60's and motivated to fight this disease. I am optimistic and just enjoying life day by day. I been a smoker since the Vietnam War and has COPD. Other then that I am overall healthy. Changed my diet eating more raw vegetables and fruits, and juicing.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the Oropharynx
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Sore throat, weight loss, pain on right ear, noticable bump on right neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches

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