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Carol

Carol
Bio: Updated: 06/02/2020--I am 57 y/o female. 05/09/2020 was my 9 year Cancerversary!!! I am blessed-especially, when I learn that we lost another Warrior (Patty, 2019) who was Stage II anal cancer, as was I. What was different? I had surgery (that is how my cancer was found. Also, I just reread her profile. No Mitomycin was…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Anal 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, it was only scar tissue.--I hurt like hell for 3 wks after though!! :/
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 up so I now take meds. Nodules on lungs, on CT . . . monitoring those.

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1 Very Palpable Hit

1 Very Palpable Hit
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma (sub-type of epithelial)
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands…more

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Laurie

Laurie
Bio: I was diagnosed with cancer Dec. 2008. I thought I just was going thru the change of life. I also never went to the doctor and tried to hide what was going on. My cousin finally dragged me to the gynecologist. I owe her my life :)
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: total Hysterectomy

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Ann

Ann
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma in the anus, basaloid, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine
Anal 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.
Death Date: October 24, 2017
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Mac

Mac
Bio: As of now I am a 4 year 8 month cancer survivor (11-2010) I am a Pastor to a church in town and to a church in prison. A father of 22...19 were foster kids. A husband of 25 years to the luckiest woman on earth! A live long biker. A 5 year volunteer fire fighter. A retired coach of…more
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Bad News
Bladder Cancer Symptoms: I began passing blood in my urine. That'll scare the daylights outta ya.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Went in for a biopsy, stayed for the removal, never looked back. God is good! Now every 6 months I get scoped. After the last check up Doc says every 12 for a scope every 6 for a pee test. Boy am I gonna miss getting scoped. The thing looks like a straw and feels like a…more

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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 care after having a completely bloody BM. Dr. dismissed me & sent me on my way. 6 mos. later was…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Colorectal Cancer in the Sigmoid Colon
Colon and Rectal 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 week (which causes acne). The nausea is gone for now, mouth sores are fading, and acne is blossoming. The…more

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Meagen

Meagen
Bio: I am living with cancer, NOT dying from it. I have been writing to vent. Someone recommended I do a blog. So here are the mostly inappropriate rants of a 28-year-old with breast cancer. Get ready cancer because here I fucking come.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Lump in right breast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: not scheduled yet
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 4th 2016, every 3 weeks for 6 sessions. Maybe more after surgery. Chemo combo tch

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Mystic1der

Mystic1der
Cancer Type: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Carcinoid Tumor
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Symptoms: Server abdominal pain (on the right side near navel), Chills, Uncontrollable Shaking, Persistent Nausea. Went to the ER and they determined it was appendicitis.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had a Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Feb 6, 2015) and a Laparoscopic Right Colectomy (Mar 26, 2015). 8 inches of my colon was removed.

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Mike

Mike
Bio: I'm 61, married to a wonder lady, I have a 20yr old son attending his 3nd year college at Hendrix in Ar.(Deans list last semester, 4.0 yea) I have two grown step daughters who try their best to take care of me, as well as my parents both in their early 80's, two sisters and one brother all live…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec 6, 2011 12" colon removed with 14 limp nodes and a very abnormal appendix, benign.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo-therapy of 5FU and Oxaliplatin started 3/12/2012 and finished 8/13/2012 administered every two weeks, and taking home an infusion pump of 5FU for two days.

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Keith

Keith
Bio: Played 9 innings of "old guy" baseball on a Thursday and in the hospital for 7 weeks the following Monday. Totally blindsided. Could not have made it through this without good family, friends, and co-workers.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.

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November 25, 2011

New Castle, Indiana 47362

July 4, 1959

Cancer Info

Colon and Rectal Cancer

October 17, 2011

Stage 3

Grade 3

Positive

No

The Unknown

You know your body and if you feel something is wrong-follow up and dont give up

IU/Ball U Cancer Center

June 1, 2012

Lower abdomnal pressure and pain when having bowels movements, diarreh/hard bowels movements at the same time. Began drinking nutritional drinks for food.

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