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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • 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


    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.

    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…

  • jk
    Hi, I'm jk


    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 …

  • Cancer - The Secret Change

    Living with cancer
    Added Jan 31, 2015
    This article, so very well written by a practicing oncologist, is superb! Dr. Salwitz truly captures the feelings that I (and probably thousands of other cancer patients) have. Cancer does suck! My cancer is rare. It grows slowly, but it grows. I do not “look like I have cancer.” I hear so often,“You really look great.” The problem is I …
  • I'm Glenn H., and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    Colon Cancer found in early July 2014

    My diagnosis
    Added Jan 28, 2015

    I mid July I had surgery to remove the mass in my colon along with 37 lymph node of which 5 were positive for cancer. Because the cancer was found in the lymph nodes the oncologist wanted to do chemo, it started in September 2014 was supposed to be 12 rounds of Folfox FU5 one treatment for 46 hours every two weeks. After 8 treatments my blood te…

  • My husband is fighting osteosarcoma

    Getting the correct diagnosis

    My diagnosis
    Updated Jan 7, 2015

    So after waiting about 2 weeks to hear from the Cleveland Clinic, we finally heard from the surgical oncologist today. I wish I could tell you that the Spokane pathology clinic was right, and our doctor’s gut feeling was wrong. But I can’t tell you how grateful I am he followed his gut and we are getting a correct diagnosis.

    So this is wh…

  • Hi, I'm John P H.

    cystectomy male

    Overcoming fear
    Added Dec 8, 2014

    I had a cystectomy in July, three weeks later I had chemo. it has really take me down. I could not eat. nausea, vomiting. I took marinol 2.5 for eight days for apetite and now I see doublle. been that way for 6days. when will it stop

  • I'm CathyK987, and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    Stage II Colon Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Dec 7, 2014

    July 25, 2014, I had double Ostamies (colon and bladder) installed due to radiation scar tissue from cervical cancer 40 years ago. During surgery the doctor found a tumor that had not yet broken through the outer wall of the colon. He removed the tumor and said that I would need to take oral chemo pills for six months. I am now taking Xeloda…

Favorite Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • 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

    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.

    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…