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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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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 those reading my bio, be encouraged that longevity is possible if cancer is caught early. I pray for everyone…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast 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 a solid 4" line under my arm where lymph nodes were checked.
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 except bone pain. I went on the internet to find an alternative cause it took 6 jabs every time with…more

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Jacques

Jacques
Bio: On this Easter morning 2008, I have decided to begin a diary of my life's entry into the world of cancer. I will start by summing up what has happened so far, as my journey into this unchartered territory is still only beginning. I will post regular updates as i begin radiation in the next week or so. I am a…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Occult Primary.
Throat Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery: Friday February 8th 2008 Scar from below right ear to below my chin. Also removal of my right tonsil. My cheek felt numb for several weeks like when you come back from the dentist after getting novacaine. Now sensation is coming back. It feels a bit tight, but the least of my worries :) Official status is TX,…more

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Joyce In NC

Joyce In NC
Bio: MY PHONE NUMBER IS 252-826-9927 I have been a widow since May 2006 when I lost my beloved husband and best friend when he was almost 72. I have a deceased son, Carl, who died at the age of 39 from a massive heart attack in 2003, a deceased son-in-law, Murray, who also died from a heart attack at the age…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: I really had no symptoms that I noticed. I accidentally found the first lump in 1994 myself. The second one in 2005 was detected during my annual mammogram. I would never have found this one because it was in the center of the breast at the back wall.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 1994 - Stage 2 - Lump was 2.4 cm. - A second 0.3 cm lump found in breast after surgery. Left modified radical mastectomy with removal of 9 lymph nodes...1 (3cm) lymph node positive. ER/PR both positive. November 2005 - Stage 1 - Lump was 1.6 cm. Right modified radical mastectomy with lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 treatments from March 3, 1994 to June 29, 1994. Started with Taxol Study. Received high-dose Cytoxan 3980 mg and Adriamycin 74.6 mg for 2 cycles. Except for the 1st and the last, blood transfusions were required after every treatment due to low hemoglobin. I developed a blood clot in my right arm shortly after the first blood transfusion in…more

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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 the Relay for Life, never thinking that I would ever get Cancer. I have long hair, that I was growing to…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Found by Mammogram. Left Breast this time.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: March 28 2010 left Breast left the building.

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Gerald Lane With Help From Timothy

Gerald Lane With Help From Timothy
Bio: Hi folks this BLOG is a work in progress. This is our first time doing something of this nature so we will be doing our best to update and fill in the blanks. Please feel free to leave comments (thats always a plus) and to contact us more directly. Dads email is omalane@juno.com (I know don't ask, he uses Momma…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: signet ring cell
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Multiple flushes of bloody stool, spontaneous initiation & resolution, over four hours in mid-December 2004. Analyzed by a PA to probably be a manifestation of diverticulitis shown on sigmoidoscopy 2 yrs before. Six weeks later further flushings resulted in ER admission to Holy Cross Hospital January 31, 2005.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Blood transfusion immediately, multiple tests, & scheduled colonoscopy resulted in surgery Feb 5, 2005, showing the presence of a tumor just above the appendix that had to be removed. A 2 foot long section of the colon was removed & the ends reattached. Biopsy showed stage 4 disease with metastasis to the peritoneum.
Death Date: May 9, 2008
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Tabby6680

Tabby6680
Bio: My life is great. I have two beautiful little girls. Kaitlynn is 7 and Maegan is 4. My husband is caring. I am a teacher, this was the career I have always wanted. My life is perfect. I forget...I have brain cancer that will not go away. I have had it twice by the age…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oligodendrogliomas/Astrocytoma
Brain Cancer Symptoms: headaches, short term memories, long term memories, hand-eye coordination, seizures.... that all I can thank of but I do have memory problems. HAHAHA Nope, not now!!! I can can barely use right leg or arm. This happened from the beginning of Oct to the end. I'm not sure what is next.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oct 06, left-frontal lobe. I had a lot of problems but the one I will shake my head about is: the doc shaved my head. Before going into surgery. he said he would only shave where he was cutting. When I woke up, I found he shaved half of my head. I had long hair!…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/08-1/09: I took pills for 5 days each month. The first month was fine. I thought, "this is going to be e-z." Boy, I wrong! After that month, it was horrible!

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Rachel

Rachel
Bio: hello everyone. I do not have cancer, but I just recently found out my bestfriend, my mother has it.Squamous Cell of the tonsil. stage 4. i'm very scared, and really don't know what to expect. i've always donated money for cancer patients and done anything i could do help. but NEVER been in their shoes with someone THIS close me.…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: sore throat, deeper voice, lump in neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: - not there yet -
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: fatigue, nauseous, loss of hair, very very weak.

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Donna Richno

Donna Richno
Bio: I was diagnosed in July '05 at 41 with Stage 4 Colon Cancer that had metastisised to the liver where there were two 4 cm tumors. The colon resection went well. But with every doctor/surgeon visit about the liver I received more and more bad news. They kept saying it was inoperable, 1 oncologist even said these exact words "You have…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 Colon Cancer with Metastisis to the liver, lungs and bones
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: None when diagnosed. Blood in stool twice in a years time, thought it was hemmoroids
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Aug '05 Colon Resection, Feb '06-RFA Liver, Liver Resection.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Too many to mention-16 months in total(6,6,4) Every drug they have for colon cancer.

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Cheryl

Cheryl
Bio: I was diagnosed with stage IIIC cancer of the recto-sigmoid colon one week before my 50th birthday. Feb. 27th 2008 I had the cancer surgically removed. The lesion was 4.2 cm. Had been growing for 7 or more years. I thought my problem was just hemorrhoids. Now I'm preaching colonoscopy. Second day in the hospital my surgeon came to my room…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Death Date: February 21, 2010
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May 1, 1952 - November 19, 2009

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May 1, 1952

November 19, 2009

Cancer Info

Colon and Rectal Cancer

colon cancer

June, 2003

Stage 4

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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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