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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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Cathy

Cathy
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: "Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma", Moderately Differentiated
Breast 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.

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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 almost everything I owned was available in pink or had a pink ribbon attached, My message is that cancer is…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS in summer '08 and Endometrial in summer '09
Endometrial-Uterine 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 biopsy on Aug.2
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 finished with 6 months of chemo and 28 radiation treatments. Both were hell. Chemo put me in the hospital the…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions

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Carol

Carol
Bio: Updated: 09/24/17--I am 55 y/o female. ** Updated 12/13/2015--- I am now 4.5 years post Dx and Tx. The following information was the beginning of my cancer journey. Currently, I am NED. I do have side effects from the chemotherapy and pelvic radiation. My thyroid got messed up, but I am on Rx, and doing fine…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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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 the federal government for 20 years, forced retirement in 2003, moved to the mountains in southern California, got a job…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Small Cell Carcinoma
Death Date: March 29, 2011
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Finney

Finney
Bio: Married to wonderful wife, three beautiful children with one still in high school.
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pleomorphic Sarcoma
Sarcoma 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.

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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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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 a few years ago from Parkinson's; my dad is 84 and in great shape. His father lived to 98, so…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Thyroid 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

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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 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cloacogenic
Anal 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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Spongebob46

Spongebob46
Bio: My uncle was born July 26, 1964. He was born in San Francisco California, and now lives in Florida. He is married to Debbie Watkins and has a daughter Bianca Watkins who is currently attending college at Clark Atlanta University. Thanks for supporting him with his efforts to become healthier and fight cancer. CANCER SUCKS!
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: exploratory surgery
Death Date: September 30, 2010
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Cancer Info

Breast Cancer

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Metastic Breast Cancer

November 28, 2008

Stage 4

No

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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