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52 Cancer Blogs from Michigan

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Liz

Liz
Bio: Retired teacher; cat owner
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ????
Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, weakness, low grade fever, loss of appetite, scared.

Cathy

Cathy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump near anus, constipation, thin ribbon like bowls.

Dawn

Dawn
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: small cell
Cancer Symptoms: right sided chest pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.

Stephen

Stephen
Bio: I am a 50 year old married father of 3, stepdad to 4. I have been fighting a very rare form of pancreatic cancer for 9 years now (neroendrocrince Islett Cell Tumor)have had 2 major surgeries and starting radiation for…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Neroendrocrine Islett Cell Tumor on Pancreas
Cancer Symptoms: pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: had tuomor and part of pancreas and 9 lymph nodes along with spleen removed in Dec. 2001...just post-op pain...Dec. 2005 R.F.A. on liver along with resection...same with post-op
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round

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…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
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)
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

EJ

EJ
Bio: Hello I am a 37 year old father of 2 wonderful kids and a beautiful wife whom I have been with for 18 plus years. I was diagnosed Sept 2010 with Stage 4 NHL. It was on my daughters 15…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: diffused b cell
Cancer Symptoms: NAUSEA, Fatigue, irritated, pain VOMITING
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph Node biopsy 9-2010 pain in groin Mediport chest insertion 9-2010 Bone Marrow biopsy 10-2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RITUXIN 10-2010 - present Fludaraben 10-2010 R-chop 1-2011

Tim E

Tim E
Bio: I’m a 52 year old married male with 3 children. My son Justin graduated from the University of Michigan and Jennifer from Calvin College. Both are currently teaching in Honduras. Jordan is a Jr in High School.…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Ear pain for apx. 3 years. Noticed swollen tonsil 3 months
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/10/12 Removed Left Tonsil

Paul

Paul
Bio: I am 56 years old, married with three children.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Cancer Symptoms: It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Start on March 29th 2011.
Death Date: June 26, 2012
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Rod

Rod
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

Chem

Chem
Bio: I was diagnosed with rectal cancer stage 3 in November, 2008. 2009 was a marathon of chemo, radiation, and surgery. Ileostomy and reversal. Last surgery was one year ago this December.
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
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