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Laurie

Laurie
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Luis M.

Luis M.
Bio: I'm a 27 year-old survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). I was diagnosed in October 2009 after presenting to the E.R. with Flu-like symptoms. I never imagined a cancer diagnosis...who does? To make a long story short, the road has been difficult to navigate and is most definitely the hardest thing I have had to deal with. On…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T-Cell A.L.L.
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: PICC Line & Hickman Line placement.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: An assortment of chemo drugs administered through an IV, spine and orally from Oct. 2009 - June 2010: Vincristine PEG-aspariginase Doxorubicin Methotrexate Cytoxan Cytarabine 6-MP 6-TG Side-effects: Nausea, Vomiting, loss of appetite, EXTREME fatigue, loss of muscle mass, mouth-sores, headaches, inability to concentrate (a.k.a. Chemo-brain), hair-loss, altered mood, bone pain.

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Leann

Leann
Bio: I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia T-cell four and a half years ago. My daughter had just turned one. I was in remission after my first treatment and by the grace of God I am cancer free today. I had never had to battle any type of problem or disease the way I did this cancer.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery to remove a tumor in neck. Second surgery in same place a week later due to my neck swelling.

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Ryan White

Ryan White
Bio: I am a 20 year old who used to love life. I have been living with Leukemia for the past five years, and now, my life has become all about cancer.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: my name is jen, and i lost my mom 3 yrs ago to throat cancer and a month ago to leukemia. they were both my life other than my children and miss them much. i am looking for support and also to give support to others. i lost my entire immediate family and need all the support i can get.…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: my sister was experiencing serious back pain to the point she was crying, and no appetite and she was nautious alot before she found out and started treatment

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Mark

Mark
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Eddie

Eddie
Bio: I turned 21 this year. Live in San Gabriel Valley and attended PCC before this. Works for the LA Sheriff's Department. Loves going out and being active. Not sure what else to add in here lol
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: 11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I didn't really focus on what chemo I've gotten/getting, but my main side effects were nausea and fatigue.

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Rachel

Rachel
Bio: I am a 23 year old mother, and wife. I was originally diagnosed with ALL on July 31st 2001, when I was 14 years old. I went through my full treatment with almost no unexpected complications and spent almost 5 years off treatment and Cancer free. Much to my surprise, when I went in for a routine check-up with my…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: ALL
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work.…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My only surgeries other than the lymph node biopsy I had - were all for ports to be placed. I've had 3 total. One through my entire first treatment, and so far 2 for this time around. My first port was placed fine, except that I got a collapsed lung from where the surgeon cut my lung on accident. 2nd port just…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I'm not going to tell you anything you would be shocked by here. I'm bald - and have been for two years. 98% of anything I eat upsets my stomach in some way. I wish I could sleep all the time, but I have a 5 year old little girl, a full time job and a husband so that is…more

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MIke

MIke
Bio: recently relapsed with A.L.L on 3/24/10 originally diagnosed 4/4/05 with A.L.L. Thought I officially beat it until Ive learned cancer is truly a nasty thing. 19 year old was attending University of Connecticut. Now getting ready for my next bout with Luekemia.
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: bruising, fatigue, mono like symptoms

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Josiane Dixon

Josiane Dixon
Bio: My name is Josi. I was 31 years old when I was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on June 20, 2007. On July 16th I was told that I was in relapse. My doctor had found leukemia cells in my spinal fluid. I am a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Sacramento. I…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: A.L.L. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have 6 months of chemo: 1. Daunorubicin, Vincristine, Asparaginase, Prednisone 2. Cytarabine, Etoposide 3. Methotrexate months 4, 5, and 6 are a repeat of months 1, 2, and 3. I also had 6 doses of intrathecal methotrexate (chemo injected into my spine). I am getting cytarabine, methotrexate, and a steroid intrathecally. I think I'll also get one round of high-dose cytarabine intravenously…more
Death Date: December 24, 2009
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