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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Hi, I'm LAURIE K P.

    Survior guilt

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jul 18, 2015

    I was diagnosed December 2014 with stage one hormone receptive breast cancer, I had a lumpectomy January 2015, 20 sessions of radiation. I have had a clear mammogram and good checkups. I am on Letrozole and will be monitored for 5 years. I am taking Zoloft because I have had a hard time dealing with the fact that so far all is well. I keep wait…

  • HI YALL I'M REBEL TOM

    STAGE 3 MELANOMA " LOVE LIFE DO WHAT MAKES YOU LOVE LIFE"

    Living with cancer
    Updated Jul 25, 2015

    I AM A MELANOMA PT. TIMES TWO 58 YEARS YOUNG FIRST TIME WAS IN 2002 HAD MOLE ON LEFT EAR HAD SURGERY. LINING ON EAR REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH SKIN FROM NECK HAD PARATID LYMPH NODE REMOVED SENT TO LAB ALL GOOD PUT FACE BACK TOGETHER NO ONE COULD TELL YEAR LATER. 2012 TUMOR SHOWED UP ON SAME EAR STAGE 3 AGAIN CUT OFF HALF EAR NO NODES CHECKED…

  • Hi, I'm Deborah N.

    2002: A Cancer Odyssey

    What I've learned
    Added Jun 1, 2015

    A 2002 diagnosis of Stage 3 Colon Cancer… Internist recommended Mary Bird Perkins & clinical trial being conducted by Dr. David Hanson. Doc H recommended 6-month clinical trial using 5-FU, Oxaliplatin, & Leucovorin. The trial was N easy, as I sat for hours while the drugs were administered & I was monitored. Knowing what I know now, would I d…

  • Hi, I'm Deborah N.

    2002 A Cancer Odyssey

    What I've learned
    Added Jun 1, 2015

    Diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2002 at age 51. Internist rec Dr. David Hanson at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. The trial was not easy, as I was hooked up to monitors et al as a clinical trial patient. The alternative is MUCH worse. Go for life…it’s never been better!

  • I'm Carolyn O'Neal, and I'm a survivor of Uterine Cancer

    That Word

    My diagnosis
    Added May 29, 2015

    On December 10, 2012, around 1:00 pm, I sat in the chilly examining room of Dr. Sarah Stadler. I’d arrived around 12:15, waited a few minutes in the reception area before the nurse called me into the examining room, told me to strip waist down, and cover myself with a paper sheet. I stripped and climbed on the examining table. I saw an old …

  • Hi, I'm A. Black

    Through the Journey, God is Good!!!

    Just some thoughts
    Updated May 21, 2015

    Hello Everybody:

    My name is Alonzo Black, a blood disorder patient who has overcome the flares that caused my sickness most of this year. Just like some people who are trying to find some type of solution to their problems or go back what is considered “normal” life, I wanted to encourage someone who is on the same journey—while you are goin…

  • I'm BobS, and I'm a survivor of Stage 2 Prostate Cancer

    struggle

    My diagnosis
    Added May 17, 2015

    Prostate cancer is hard. I’ve had a long struggle, and I will be continuing the fight.

  • I Support My Friend Jenn Gerow's Cancer Journey

    Cancer Returned More Aggressively

    Evaluating treatment options
    Updated May 8, 2015

    My name is Liz and I created this account for my friend Jenn, who lost her battle with cancer in Sept 2013.

    http://radiationdaze.blogspot.com

    Jenn was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and with limited funds she went through traditional radiation and chemo treatment and went into remission. She created her blog, Radiation Daz…

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    My diagnosis
    Added Apr 16, 2015

    I have low blood platelets. I was scheduled for knee replacement surgery a month ago. Was all ready to go and waiting for the doc to come in. I was prompted to ask what my platelets count was. When Dr. Momburger came in he said sorry we cannot do the surgery as your platelets are too low. So, took iv out, got dresses, and went to breakfast w…

  • Hello, I am Tonya Barclay

    Not allowing cancer to define me

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 28, 2015

    I found this hard to do, that is all people ask about once they found out. I allowed it to cause me to be a bit of a recluse and to hid out in my home. I have came to the understanding that it doesn’t matter if cancer is the end result of my time in the physical world, but what I do on a daily bases with what time I have left in the physical …

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  • I'm Beth, and I'm going through treatment for Breast Cancer.

    A Summary of My Chemo Experience

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    This is a summary of the chemo treatment I survived. I have never experienced anything like this. Radiation, and even surgery, was a breeze in comparison:

    6 treatments, one every 21 days:

    - for each treatment, Brad and I were there 2.5 to 4 hours (always had the bloodwork and meeting with the doctor a day or 2 before treatment)

    - #2 …

  • I'm Gloria Becker, and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    I Care - Please Read

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
    You’ve probably heard this before; however, it meant little to me until I was the one being told, " You have colorectal cancer." If you are experiencing something out of the ordinary, such as pain or discomfort that will not go away, call your doctor.

    OBTAIN FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY
    This can be a useful tool for yo…

  • I'm Craig Blower, and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    It is what it is. Might as well find some humor in your journey.

    Living with cancer
    Updated Oct 26, 2013

    I was diagnosed last February (2013) with stage IV lung cancer. A shock to me, needless to say, as a non-smoker. Unless of course you count those funny things I smoked back in college 40 years ago.

    Besides the support of family and friends, I have found keeping my sense of humor throughout my journey has been the best medicine, other than the…

  • I'm Sidney G C., and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Non Hodgkins B-Cell Lymphoma, Stage 4

    My diagnosis
    Added May 5, 2013

    Hi, I am Sid Cole. After the second needle biopsy on the tumor in my abdomen, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins B-Cell Lymphoma Cancer, Stage-4 in June 2012. I was very sick from February 2012, until this diagnosis in July 2012. I had seen many doctors, many times, in the Military Facilities on Hill Air Force Base, Utah, the Veterans Affairs Cen…

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