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Neal

Neal
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Barbara

Barbara
Bio: I was diagnosed with tonsil and breast cancer in early December 2010. I had left neck resection to remove almost 100 nodes on Dec 6, 2010 and underwent IMRT and Cistplatin from Jan 17 through March 8, 2010. …more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 6, 2010 left neck resection..
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue

Katie

Katie
Bio: New momma and cancer caregiver. Fighting one battle after another. No one fights alone!
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Large nodule in the neck area on the thyroid. Severe fatigue and trouble swallowing/speaking.

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.

Bruce

Bruce
Bio: 52 yr old, Recently separated dad with a daughter in college
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil
Cancer Symptoms: Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgical Biopsy 8/15/13, Lung Resection 5/14
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14, CarboTaxol 7/15

Matt

Matt
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular low grade lymphoma stage 4b in lymph nodes and bone marrow
Cancer Symptoms: Night sweats
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Rituximab cyclophosphamide vincristine Prednisolene every 3 weeks started 7th August 2012 x8 sessions then 2 years Rituximab control. So far, the only side affect is fatigue , normally towards the end of the day and the day after chemo. …more

Katherine

Katherine
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV
Cancer Symptoms: Pleural effusions around my right lung
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Went in for post menapausal bleeding. My left ovary was enveloped in an unusual cyst. Because if my weight and three previous c-cections I was opened up for surgery and had a complete hysterectomy. Omentum, lymph nodes and fluid were…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Beginning in April I had three treatments with Taxol and carbo platinum as well as Avastin. Joint pain was rough but gone after a week or so. I've mostly been easily tired out. My CA125 went up so I had…more

Ann

Ann
Bio: Hello Family and Friends, Cheyenne suggested I create a blog that would make it easy for us to update you all in one place on how things are progressing. Thank you all for reaching out to me and to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

Brandon

Brandon
Bio: I'm a 37 year old father of a three year old girl.
Cancer Type: Melanomas of the Skin
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Melanoma with unknown primary
Cancer Symptoms: Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth. 4cm tumor under jaw and 4cm in left frontal lobe.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 06/26/2015 19 lymph nodes from left, 27 lymph nodes from right. Only one lymph node positive for melanoma. 09/26/2016 craniotomy to remove 4cm tumor from left frontal lobe.

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.
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