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Louise

Louise
Bio: UPDATE: April 2017. I'm still here and pretty grateful to have lasted this long. When you start out a new journey of this magnitude you just never know where, how, who or time expiration. SOOOO. for…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Feeling sometimes bitchy I put that down to arimidex. I hate the revisiting of menopause, night sweats, etc. Sometimes I just feel tired and can't keep up. UPDATE AUG/08. Not as tired anymore, but the rest is the same.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy May 2007. No side effects. Recouperated really well. My scars are barely noticeable. But one breast is slightly smaller. Hard to tell since I am a DD, but I can. UPDATE AUG/08. Can not see the scar, but feel…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Pamidronate or otherwise known as Aredia. Assists in replenishing bone loss. Given via IV monthly. Tired, headache after treatment, diarrehia, bones ache all over. MAR/08 New treatment - Clasteon - 4 pills/day but NO IV. HOORAY. No side effects…more

Jill

Jill
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer on September 26, 2005 and again on May 29, 2009, two time survivor. The months following the diagnoses were the hardest on me, my world totally changed. Now that I have recovered I hope…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my left breast while putting on my bra that snaps in the front. I don't think I would of found this if it wasn't for the placement of it being so close to the edge…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My first surgery was on September 22, 2005 where I had a lump in my breast removed. I got the call on September 26th that is was cancerous. My second re-excision surgery was on October 5th. The cancer reoccurred and…more

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…more
Cancer Type: Bladder Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Bad News
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…more

Sherri

Sherri
Bio: I have 3 children and 4 Grand Children 3 boys and a teenage Girl. Married for 52 years to a wonderful man. Who has been by my side from day one. Before I was told that I had the Big "C" I did…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Found by Mammogram. Left Breast this time.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 28 2010 left Breast left the building.

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…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: A.L.L. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Cancer 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.…more
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…more
Death Date: December 24, 2009
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Lori

Lori
Bio: Hi, My name is Lori, I have been married second time around for 9 years coming up May 13. I have three kids and one stepson. Just trying to get my life back together from having Breast…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Lump
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy with clear margins, 15 lymph nodes removed with 9 showing cancer cells. CT Scans done and showed NO signs of spreading.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started chemo June 8 2006 and finished up Sept. 28. 2006. Side effects weren't to bad. Just did what I was suppose to so I wouldn't have many.. Biggest side effect.. Baldness but I got through that too.…more

Gaile

Gaile
Bio: Diagnosed with Stage IV NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) Thanksgiving 2006. I was given 6 months without chemo, 18 months with it. So I started my adventure. I completed my 4 cycles of Taxol, Carbo, Avastin. My…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non small cell lung cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain. The metastasis is skull, spine, ribs, liver, lung and lymph nodes in chest and pelvis, liver, pelvis, hip. Half of my tongue is paralyzed due to c-spine involvement so talking, chewing, swallowing are difficult.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taxol, Carbo, Avastin (pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, confusion). Zofran was the BEST anti-nausea drug and I tried them all. Broken pelvic bone, NEUROPATHY (very bad so I am on an anti-seizure drug to control it). Tarceva,…more
Death Date: April 24, 2009
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Gemma

Gemma
Bio: I am 20, aspiring to be so much more than I am ready to handle; and I believe that cancer doesn't take and not give back. I am a better person, but I cannot wait to escape this routine. I am a…more
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10 inch incision on lower stomach. The doctors found a 22cm tumor surrounding my right ovary, removed it cleanly along with my appendix and right fallopian tube.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Nausea, fatigue/sleepiness, "Chemo brain" (inability to concentrate), dry skin, no nail growth, hair loss. January - May as of now
Death Date: October 25, 2008
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Angel & Ben

Angel & Ben
Bio: my wife angel (30 yr old) was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer with met to liver, lungs and lymph nodes november 10th, 2007. colon resection shortly after. treatment of folfox + 5fu for three cycles, which she did not…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: colon cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 12" transverse colon resection (nov 07) IVC filter placed (jan 08)
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: folfox + 5fu (dec 07-jan 08) folfiri + 5fu, avastin, cetuximab (jan 08-current)

Kendra

Kendra
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Epithelial- left ovary
Cancer Symptoms: Just noticed a slight bump on the right side of my tummy one morning...
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I've had one surgery. Can't imagine there would be much need to do another... they removed just about everything including my appendix (smile).
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Paclitaxel (Taxol)/Carboplatin (Paraplatin)combination. 6 treatments. 21 days apart.
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(May 1, 1952 - November 19, 2009)

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June 27, 2007

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May 1, 1952

Cancer Info

Colon and Rectal Cancer

colon cancer

June, 2003

Stage 4

Yes

Fluorouracil (5-FU)

How it hurts soooo many people!

I live to the fullest everyday.

Pray for everyone's pain and suffering.

animic--I also have lupus and this was found on a routine blood test. I had no other symtoms. Had I got a colonoscopy one year earlier at age 50, I probably would not have got cancer. Please have a colonoscopy at least by age 50! Earlier if there is a family history or if you have symtoms.

28 days after second surgery. Felt ok until the last week in which I was very tired.

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