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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

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…more
Cancer Type: Throat Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Occult Primary.
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…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

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…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
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…more
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…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…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.

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…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: signet ring cell
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…more
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…more
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…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oligodendrogliomas/Astrocytoma
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…more
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…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!

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…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
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.

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
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 Colon Cancer with Metastisis to the liver, lungs and bones
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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(May 1, 1952 - November 19, 2009)

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May 1, 1952

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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