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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 was actually 2 tumors. My constant sciatica was found to be caused by a golf ball sized tumor growing out…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the anus
Anal 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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Neal

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

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Thomas

Thomas
Bio: I was a Queensland dog with osteosarcoma. I'm here to support my human friends
Cancer Type: Bone Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma
Bone Cancer Symptoms: Swelling above left carpal, limping. My vet had just lost her dog to osteosarcoma so took no chances - straight in for an xray, which suggested it could be bone cancer, so immediately referred to a Jindalee Vet Oncologist (Dr Terry) who took bone biopsies and did body scan. Scan showed no spread of cancer. Results received 16 April 2018…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left front leg and shoulder amputated on 17 April 2018.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Tamoxifen, Toceranib, Piroxicam. No significant side effects to start with but after so many months of home chemo/meds I get diarrhoea and occasional nausea (am on meds to combat). My fur is very slow growing now - months later, surgery sites are still sparsely covered in fur, and I now have bald patches (my paws, muzzle, bottom).

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1 Very Palpable Hit

1 Very Palpable Hit
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma (sub-type of epithelial)
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands…more

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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. I also had 2 surgeries on right breast and 3 weeks of radiation ending the end of March 2010. …more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Tonsil 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

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Catherine

Catherine
Cancer Type: Pancreatic Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2b pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms: Jaundice, chronic pancreatitis
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/26/2017
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018

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Dawn

Dawn
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 ovarian, spleen, liver, Breast
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: None at the moment
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2003 stage 2 breast cancer, 2012 stage 1 breast cancer, 2015 ovarian cancer, 2016 cancer has spread all over
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Have had chemo continuously for 2 years

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Unsure

Unsure
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma consistent with pulmonary primary
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: removed a "golf ball" sized tumor, metastatic adenocarcinoma to the brain.

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Danell

Danell
Bio: Healthy as can be training for my 6th Half Marathon. In May I had an excellent annual physical. All blood work good. In July, I found a lump on my thyroid and in the matter of days a lump on my breast. On August 11, core needle biopsy of breast showed Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma. UPDATE- 2018 Breast…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones. 2018 - Found breast lump on self exam
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/29/10FNA of thyroid (not bad), 8/5/10Vacuum Assisted Core Needle Biopsy on breast mass(Ouch but better in 24 hours),8/18/10 mediport insertion(localized soreness),8/19/10 Bilateral Bone Marrow Biopsy(Ouch followed by days of sore) Lumpectomy 3/16/18 with Sentinel Node Biopsy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP starts 8/26/10 Major Side Effects Day 1-3 Headache and Diarrhea Mouth Sores Days 3-6 TCH starts 4/23/18

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Silvana

Silvana
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP (August 2017-December 2017), Interstitial pneumonia Relapse in March 2018 in one (axillar) region Dexa-Beam (May 2018-July 2018), no effect from the treatment, relapse (lymph nodes in cervix, mediastinum, abdomen, ingvinal region)

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