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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

Susi

Susi
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Sandyjo

Sandyjo
Bio: Updated 1/10/15 - It has been 4 years of being cancer free!!! Last radiation was end of May 2010 and Surgery to remove remaining cancer was mid December 2010! Still have the side effects including lack of saliva Missing…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed remaining tonsil with cancer cells, a spot on my tongue, lymph nodes and one saliva gland - December 15, 2010. I could nto get my mouth open far so they had to cut through jaw & neck. …more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cetuximab - Brand name: Erbitux - April 1, 2010 - so far just really really tired. I was told later a rash and other stuff could happen. ( 5/1/10 - rash did…more

Simon Pepys

Simon Pepys
Bio: Hello Everyone. Ive just come out of Prince Charles Hospital hoping that the tumor on my rightside lung could be removed. Unfortunately the surgeons found that I have stage 4 cancer in the lower half of the lung internally and…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Still to be adviced
Cancer Symptoms: Sore shoulder blade, shortness of breathe, very tight and uncomfortable chest . Total lack of energy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had surgery last friday 13/10/17, unfortunately the tumor was not removed because they found stage four cancer in the lower part of the lung

Amanda

Amanda
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CIC-DUX
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue

Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, abdominal pain low & in lower left, constipation & diarrhea,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 07/20/2017 - Extremely tired, some nausea, fidgety legs, no energy for a week.

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

Donnie

Donnie
Bio: Quick bio on me, born and raised in Jersey City New Jersey, quit high school, joined the US Navy in 1973, got my GED in the Navy, did 11 years in the Navy, married and moved to California. Worked for…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Small Cell Carcinoma
Death Date: March 29, 2011
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Renodog1

Renodog1
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: stage IV pancreatic cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: One round of Flourouracil but side effects were severe and patient chose to discontinue. Side effects were nausea, uncontrollable diarrhea
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