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Ann

Ann
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma in the anus, basaloid, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine
Cancer Symptoms: Blood in stools, lower right abdominal pain. Frequent bouts of diarrhea.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor excision 7/31/15
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin and 5fu 9/23/15 pump 96 hours/week 1, repeated 4th week 10/21/15 mouth sores, partial hair loss, oral thrush, dehydration, loss of potassium.

Cindy

Cindy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal cancer squamous cell
Cancer Symptoms: Anal skin tag...burning..itching...cramps....constipation ....tired
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Two groin nodes removed July 2, 2012 Anal skin tag removed Aug, 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starting Aug 27th 5FU and Mito C

Csbody

Csbody
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Some blood in stool, felt something hard and thought it was a hemorrhoid.

Janice

Janice
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer

Carol

Carol
Bio: I am 53 y/o female. ** Updated 12/13/2015--- I am now 4.5 years post Dx and Tx. The following information was the beginning of my cancer journey. Currently, I am NED. I do have side effects from the…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Cancer Symptoms: Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 02/17/11: Anal fissurectomy with lateral sphincterotomy. Only SE was pain. Now, I can poo w/o pain for the first time in MONTHS. It still looks weird (TMI.) This found the CA. 07/03/12--anal/rectal biopsy of suspicious tissue found during a DRE. Thankfully,…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and f5u-begin 4/12/11. . . . I was EXTREMELY tired and became EXTREMELY short-of-breath (ended up with bronchitis, but I have asthma.) One of the meds, Mytomycin, I think, can adversely affect the lungs. My thyroid got messed…more

Laura

Laura
Bio: I am a homeschool mom of four with three in college and one finishing highschool. I have been married 25 years. I was a very physically active runner, swimmer in great physical shape. I went for my first colon screening…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss, thin curved bowel movements
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First week of treatment was dual with radiation. Received IV mitomycin drip for 1 hour with 5 day 24 hour power port 5fu 5th week same treatment. First treatment: nausea and severe mucositis limiting food intake. Second treatment wiped out wbc…more

Ellen

Ellen
Bio: If you ever read anything, please READ THIS. I was diagnosed with Anal Cancer. The cause?? HPV. Now, let me tell you that I was told back in 1990 that I had HPV from a papsmear.…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: I had rectal bleeding for 2 months and was told by a doctor it was hemmorhoids but that if it didn't stop in a month, to get a colonoscopy. She was a great doctor. Saved me because there…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Starting a 5 day pump next week.

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…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the anus
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.

Anna

Anna
Bio: I live on the Morington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. I am 49 years old and was diagnosed with Anal Cancer June 2016. I Live with my husband and have two adult children, that are my life. this is my journey ,to…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anorectal adenosquamous carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding. Bloating. Sitting was painful. hemorrhoids painful. Back pain
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Numerous colonscopies.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 weeks started 21 July 2016- 25 July 2016

Linda

Linda
Bio: Perfectly healthy 56-year old woman, active and engaged, and then tripped onto my face when I heard the C word with Stage 3 on Jan 27 2012. Still working to define my new normal.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma with basaloid
Cancer Symptoms: Intermittent rectal bleeding during bowel movement; No pain. The anal cancer had been misdiagnosed as an internal hemorroid during a routine colonoscopy 4 years prior to the current cancer diagnosis.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nausea and fatigue. Hair thinning and loss due to mytomycin.
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