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Cathy

Cathy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: "Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma", Moderately Differentiated
Cancer Symptoms: No Symptoms. I would have never known had it not been for my annual Mammogram.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery: March 15th...To Be Continued.

Debbie

Debbie
Bio: I am a photographer who is beginning a second career as a writer.I also have a line of cancer awareness jewelry that I make for every type of cancer. I noticed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer that…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS in summer '08 and Endometrial in summer '09
Cancer Symptoms: lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mastectomy in Aug.'08 because dcis was in 2 places. Lumpectomy not an option and besides, I didn't have to have chemo or any other after treatment. Endometrial cancer caused complete hysterectomy in August '09. I am just now…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions

Larissa

Larissa
Bio: I began this journey as a 39 year old wife and mother of three. Now at 44 I praise God for every minute I have been allowed to share with them, and look forward to every opportunity I can to…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: from Oct. 2004 to July 2009 I have had 3 colon surgeries, now there is nothing left, a total hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. I have had more colonoscopies than I can count...and have had two port-a-caths in and out.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: two 6 month bouts...one 2004 to 2005. next March 2007 to Sept. 2007 Nueropathy, memory loss, balance issues, joint and muscle pain

Donnie

Donnie
Bio: Quick bio on me, born and raised in Jersey City New Jersey, quit high school, joined the US Navy in 1973, got my GED in the Navy, did 11 years in the Navy, married and moved to California. Worked for…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Small Cell Carcinoma
Death Date: March 29, 2011
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Melissa

Melissa
Bio: I am 39 and at 38 years old was diagnosed with colon cancer. My colon cancer is very different than normal colon cancers because of my age, the size and it's length, so says the Oncologist. Also by the fact…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma 2B
Cancer Symptoms: My symptoms increased over a 6 mo. period I think. At first, from what I can recall, I started having bowel movements that were painful, including vomitting. I was tired all the time. As time progressed, my stools were pencil…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery July 2, 2010: No Colostomy bag, Praise God! Hardly any rectum left, and 14-16 inches of my colon removed. I cannot urinate on my own and have to self cath at this point. I have no feelings down there,…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Each round of chemo consists of 3 weeks. Week 1 I get an Oxaliplatin infusion, weeks 2 & 3 I take oral chemo, Xeloda. Side effects are nerve pain (thanks I already had that), hand pain, fatigue, weakness, memory loss,…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

Finney

Finney
Bio: Married to wonderful wife, three beautiful children with one still in high school.
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pleomorphic Sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2010 - Initial surgery; Aug 2010 - re-resectional surgery Aug 2010 - Limb sparing surgery or limb-salvage surgery.

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

Andrea

Andrea
Bio: I am the first in my family to have cancer. The fact that there is not a long genetic history is good, of course. I am 58, I have three lovely adult children and a terrific husband. My mom died…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital,Oct. 21, 2009. Total thyroidectomy, bilateral central & right lateral neck dissection, autotransplant of one parathyroid.Removal of 75 lymph nodes; 26 malignant

Linda

Linda
Bio: I'm a ten+ year thriver. I thought cancer was a partial blessing because I looked at life differently. Took chances. Traveled. Developed new hobbies. It changed my trajectory...and I quit putting off for future.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cloacogenic
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, thought it was a 'roid.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: lost my ability to program...don't think like i used to..
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July 3, 2010

Spain

January 16, 2010

Cancer Survivor

Cancer Info

Breast Cancer

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Metastic Breast Cancer

November 28, 2008

Stage 4

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Tamoxifen

Losing my strength and I am angry at how weak I now feel.

That it touches everyone,young and old.

Keep searching for a cure. Its out there...

For me there is only Chemo.

Side effects of some are harsh. They are all we have.

Stomach and Colon

Support and Love, they are giving me both.

Every treatment ,just think this is one less.

Everyone is different and this blog helps a LOT.

Two major surgery within six months.

Chemo burnt a hole in my colon, so needed more surgery

No radiation.

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