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Shannon

Shannon
Bio: Anal cancer stage 3. Finished treatment 6/17/19. Stage IIIA cT2,cN1a,cM0
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Changes in bowels, narrowing of stools and maroon blood in stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/7/19 through 5/11/19 and 6/10/19 through 6/14/19. Mouth sores fatigue skin irritation from PICC line.

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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 (29) whom I'm lucky to consider friends. I'm so proud of all that they've accomplished. I've worked in the mortgage…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer (Squamous Cell)
Anal 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

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Beverly

Beverly
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: rectal bleeding
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: polyp removed during routine colonoscopy - pathology diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma

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Lucy

Lucy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Anal pain ,bleeding felt like hemorrhoids
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Very tired a bit nausea

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Mayday

Mayday
Bio: I was diagnosed in February 2011 - stage 3B anal squamous cell carcinoma with spread to the inguinal and abdominal lymph nodes. I first went to the doctors in April 2010 - they told me the little lumps were just skin flaps and a routine biopsy was delayed twice Treatment started in April 2011 after 2 months of tests…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Originally 2 small hard lumps on the verge of the anus - itchy No blood, no constipation, no pain. Left for 1 year by medical profession. Since biopsy have grown and bleed and hurt. Inguinal lymph node swollen
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: To start on 4th April 2011

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Jill

Jill
Bio: I am 55 years old, about to turn 56 soon, retired EA who just moved across the country prior to the diagnosis. Married with 2 fur babies. My 3 sons are grown and out in the world making their own way. I have Bomb Parties on Facebook Live, mostly for fun and meeting lots of amazing people,…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: what I thought was a large hemorrhoid turned out to be anal cancer. Itching and some mild bleeding
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First round 11-29-21 thru 2-4-21 Second round 2-27-21 thru 2-30-21 Both with the fanny pack pump through my port

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Allie

Allie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: After starting a fruit/vegetable cleanse (specifically carrot juice every day!), had blood clot with bowel movement. Scheduled my first colonoscopy -- at 58 yrs of age -- which wasn't until 4 months in the future. After stopping the carrot juice, the blood clot in bowel movement went away. Occasionally felt pressure in my bum, but for the most part, no…more

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Jana

Jana
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Hemorrhoids- went to OB/GYN in Feb complaining of hemorrhoids. Then again in April with pressure she said hemorrhoids. Knew something was wrong so self scheduled with colo rectal doctor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 16th colonoscopy - May 17th Path report - Anal cancer - constipation, itchy burning "hemorrhoid type" symptoms then pressure on vaginal wall
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 FU - through port for 5 days June 6th and again July 5th - survived first dose with severe sore throat, mouth sores and rash. Dreading July 5th

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Jeanie

Jeanie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer

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Rosemary

Rosemary
Bio: Well it's been a long time since I've checked in. I've changed my name and forgot old password so have had to reregister with blogforacure. By next October I will be five years from my last treatment for anal cancer. It's a great reason to celebrate, but I really try to live one day at a time. My stomach has…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, painful protrusion.

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