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49 Cancer Blogs from Washington

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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…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colorectal Cancer in the Sigmoid Colon
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…more

Shelly

Shelly
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: OSCC
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on left side of throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None as of yet

Monte

Monte
Bio: http://www.gofundme.com/kpsugs
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Cancer Symptoms: Chest pains big lymph nodes cause energy loss chemo radiation test study drugs
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I am doing a test drug in the process of right now with a combination of ice I am the fourth person in the world to do it so far two out of the three people have been successful if…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had chemotherapy for the first part of 2014 and now I am back on ice and chemotherapy with a test drug for 2015

Melanie

Melanie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Phil

Phil
Bio: I am a 62 year old male of Chinese and Japanese descent. I inherited bad genes. From my father I have a bad heart and diabetes. From my father and my mother I have cancer. My diagnosis is two…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell NH Lymphoma of the left Obit
Cancer Symptoms: Large mass (visible), second large mass displacing eye causing double vision, eye visibly swollen
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: August 3, 2015 - September 23, 2015 - High dose Methoreaxate and Rituximab September 30 - February 2016 - R+EPOC

Cathy

Cathy
Bio: I'd describe myself as a fun-loving, active, wife, mother, home mortgage consultant. Been married to my husband 31 years in July, 2012. We've had a lot of fun. He's my rock. I have two fabulous children; Amber (30) and Sam…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer (Squamous Cell)
Cancer Symptoms: None really, but about 3 months before colonoscopy had some swelling and bleeding down there. Thought it might be hemorrhoids. If it happened a second time I was going to check it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and 5FU - 2 rounds

Justin

Justin
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12/24/2013 - Core needle biopsy 1/2/2014 - Port placement
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/7/2014 and every 14 days thereafter - Nausea, jaw pain, loss of taste, hair loss, fatigue 6/10/2014 - chemo complete (6 cycles ABVD)

Patti

Patti
Bio: I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in May 2009, stage 4. I decided to have the surgery first then radiation and erbitux which is a receptor for helping radiation work better. I was given the option…more
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partial neck disection with lymph node removal, may 2009.

Ethel Craven-Sweet

Ethel Craven-Sweet
Bio: I am a very vivacious African-American female who was born in Roslyn, Washington, a small former coal mining town, 97% European-American. The other 3% were older African-American (AA) men and women. An older AA couple had a daughter who was…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Indigestion, shooting pains in stomach area, lack of appetite, diarrhea and blood in stool
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of section of colon right side and then resection May 13, 2008. 2nd surgery in June to install a port in left side above heart to give chemotherapy by IV and take home chemotherapy attached to the port for…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started June 23, 2008. Oxaluplapin, Leucovorin and Flourouracil. Side effects are extreme weakness, lack of appetite, many foods don't taste good, can't touch, eat or drink anything cold--needles & pins in fingertips & toes, and throat closes up. Needles &…more

J

J
Bio: Wife of a US Navy Submariner, adoptee who is adopting, and daughter of a Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer fighter.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Localized (when dx'd)
Cancer Symptoms: Trouble urinating, jaundice
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gallbladder surgery that discovered the tumors, urethral stent implanted.No side effects.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
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