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1 Very Palpable Hit

1 Very Palpable Hit
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma (sub-type of epithelial)
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands…more

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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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Pat C

Pat C
Bio: Pat C. Male age 54
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Ongoing sore thoat - Was thought to be infection, then abscess then tonsil stone. Not until tonsilectomy was cancer discovered.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 17, 2011 - Tonsilectomy - Ouch for 2 weeks lost 10 pounds but got through it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: February 25, 2011 - Cysplatin (Cisplatyn) I don't know 4 of 8 weeks only as it ruined my throat way early and did it's job - according to the dr.

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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 fineā€¦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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Kerry

Kerry
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC tonsil mets
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Misdiagnosed for 2 years...sore throat, feeling of something in throat, gagging. Diagnosed with reflux..UGHHHHHHHH- stage 4 when properly diagnosed.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Diagnosed in August 2011, T&A and uvulectomy, excision and biopsies, 9 places, 6 were positive, FNA neck node, PEG 01-2012, 28 teeth removed prior to radiation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Cisplatin mega doses, 100 units per time, 6 hour chemos

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Keith

Keith
Bio: Played 9 innings of "old guy" baseball on a Thursday and in the hospital for 7 weeks the following Monday. Totally blindsided. Could not have made it through this without good family, friends, and co-workers.
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: AML
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.

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James

James
Bio: My name is James. I have a wonderful wife named Jenny and three children: Jonah, age 8. Jamie, age 17. Justin, age 25. It would appear that I have Tonsil Cancer. I have not yet begun treatment.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: One swollen, painless tonsil - diagnosed as strep throat. Did not respond to strep treatment. Had dentist look at it, he said "it looks a little swollen"... that did not satisfy me, I called an ent and made an appointment.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 five hour Cisplatin sessions, every three weeks, starting Monday, November 7th 2011

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Gina

Gina
Bio: Single Mother of a wonderful 16 year old girl. 3 pets, dog a pug named Guinness, 2 cats Sneakers and Suggles.
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Lower abdomnal pressure and pain when having bowels movements, diarreh/hard bowels movements at the same time. Began drinking nutritional drinks for food.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Oct. 17 colonoscpy/ Oct 19 removed 18 inches of colon, 15 lymph nodes and appendix. Six days in hospital. Lymph nodes clear cancer had spread outside the wall of colon and almost completely closed off bowels.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6 Months starting Dec 2, 2011. 5 hours every other week. 5-FU, Oxaliplatin and leucovorin. Will bring home 5-Fu in a bag for the weekend will run through port and bag removed on Mondays

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Brian

Brian
Bio: I am 51 years old and I have been in the safety business for about 25 years. I currently work with a large Colorado County government in the Risk Management Department as the Safety and Workers Compensation Administrator. I have a wonderful wife and child that are very supportive.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: HPV related squamous cell carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: I thought I had a cold and a minor soar throat. Went into my doctor who thought I had tonsillitis and gave me two weeks of antibiotics. I took them and they didn't help. He referred me to an ENT who took one look in my mouth, sat down, and told me it was cancer. He…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery was done December 27th. Removal of right tonsil and neck dissection removed 34 lymph nodes which 3 were were positive. There are some slight issues with my shoulder and arm not having full range of motion but this is being worked out through physical therapy. 7 weeks post surgery and the swallowing is totally back. Had to…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin Erbitux treatments February 13 2012 and finished on May 2nd.

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Nanice

Nanice
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on right side of neck that did not respond to antibiotics
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin. 2 infusions 3 weeks apart.

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November 25, 2011

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Throat Cancer

October 12, 2011

Stage 1

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