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Dale

Dale
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Pain and swelling of Lymph nodes
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph Node Surgery Feb 15th 2011.

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Mary

Mary
Bio: Was diagnosed with cancer at 28. Younger than the norm. I just want all woman to be aware of this awful cancer but also know that there are wonderful people in the world. While having a successful surgery I am now going through a Breast Reconstruction that has not been easy. I have been blogging the progress of my necrosis and…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: A lump in my left breast the size of a ping pong ball.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Mastectomy October 28th 2011. The surgery was a successful one. Was very happy with the clean cut. No side effects.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 types of chemo started November 21st 2011. Nausea, migraines, fatigue, mouth sores, dizziness, bad taste in mouth.

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Richard

Richard
Bio: 68 year old veteran, gay with 2 dachshunds living in Los Angeles. celi-bracy(celebrating my celibacy) for the last 13 years. always stayed fit and felt as if I was taking care of my body quite well..... this just goes to show that in this journey we call "life"... nature/nuture have their own will and power over our body...all we can…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcionoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: a week after having completed my PSA and urine tests(5/22/18), i noticed blood in the toilet and completed the F.I.T--fecal immunochemical test.... I forgot to mail it in and drove to the VA and had them give me another one, did it and that afternoon i returned it...two days later i received a call to schedule a…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: AM NOT USING THE 5-FU....INSTEAD ITS CAPECITABINE 500MG

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Rachelle

Rachelle
Bio: Hello, I am a 34 year old single mother to one human child and 8 furry animals. If I filled this out one day sooner I could have said I am a survivor instead of fighter of cancer.. ah well onward and upward I guess. I was diagnosed with stage 3 anal cancer (Hpv18) in October of 2018(side note: hpv…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of Anal region
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Tail bone pain, progressively got worse, couldn't sit. Anal pain. Rapid weight loss.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 Continuous drip 4-5 day, rounds 5-fu and Only one of mitomycin were given due to how sick I was towards 2nd treatment. One given oct. 2018 the other december 2018.

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Bobbi

Bobbi
Bio: My name is Bobbi, and I am supported by a wonderful man, Dave, and two young sons Damon, 13 and Connor 11. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer on February 12, 2013 following a colposcopy and LEEP procedure. I have the honor to work with friends in a new Real Estate office, Century 21 Twin Realty, and have the full…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Colposcopy on Dec 5. Large biopsy of Cervix via LEEP Procedure January 29. Results came back positive for Cancer on February 12, 2013.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks

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Mayday

Mayday
Bio: I was diagnosed in February 2011 - stage 3B anal squamous cell carcinoma with spread to the inguinal and abdominal lymph nodes. I first went to the doctors in April 2010 - they told me the little lumps were just skin flaps and a routine biopsy was delayed twice Treatment started in April 2011 after 2 months of tests…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Originally 2 small hard lumps on the verge of the anus - itchy No blood, no constipation, no pain. Left for 1 year by medical profession. Since biopsy have grown and bleed and hurt. Inguinal lymph node swollen
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: To start on 4th April 2011

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Jeanne

Jeanne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Thought it was hemroids...tried RX cream/suppositories, even something called rectal rocket
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Taking pills(xeloda) 2 x day only on radiation days. Mitomycin IV 1st day and 28th day of radiation treatment Some nausea/Anti nausea pills help

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SUSAN

SUSAN
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell carcinoma in the anus
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, pain with sitting, change in bowel habits, anal itching, fatigue.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 rounds mitomyacin (push) and 5 FU (infusion pump at home X 4 days). 12/23/19 & 01/20/20. Severe fatigue. Nausea. Gastroesophageal imbalance requiring prescription Pepcid. Intolerance to pain meds. Severe Diarrhea.

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Michele

Michele
Bio: Aloha! I am celebrating my two year anniversary of being an anal cancer warrior. It has been an amazing two year journey for me and although this will sound very odd, I feel very blessed to have had this experience. It has opened so many doors for me in my life that I would have missed; and…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamos Cell Carcinoma, NOS, with occasional Keratinzation (squamous perls)
Anal Cancer Symptoms: First felt a bump while showering and followed it until it formed what I thought was a hemorrhoid. At that time I was also due for my colonoscopy so I had it checked out immediately and game on!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I honestly cannot say I had colorectal surgery - I had what I thought was a very small hemorrhoid removed and poof instead it was 3 cm cancerous tumor. I just didn't know how to get rid of the Surgery choice and it was the closest thing I could come up with to what I had done. I…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5-FU Two rounds done in the hospital W-M 24 hour IV drip into my lovely port I named Randy. Blistering Lips - Acupuncture helped that tremendously - I had almost no blistering the second round of chemo. I did it once a week during my entire of treatment and for about a month and half after.…more

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Shara

Shara
Cancer Type: Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Nonkeratinizing squamous cell
Nasopharyngeal Cancer Symptoms: Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started weekly induction chemo on 9/5/13 with carboplatin and paclitaxel- soreness in mouth, slight nausea, dry skin (severe itching), acid reflux. Started chemo-radiation on 11/4/13 using cisplatin. Received 5 weekly cisplatin treatments until wbc count was too low.

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February 24, 2011

Sierra Vista, Arizona

July 20, 1962

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

February 23, 2011

Stage 2

2.1 - 3.0 cm

Negative

Negative

No

No

Difficulty going to the bathroom; telling my kids. Worrying about how to pay for tx. Seeing all the young people here. Chronic stool incontinence..which keeps me from participating in certain exercises and, definately, avoiding group outings.

REALLY be a support for others/fight for my kids

Prayer, listen, feedback.

Orange Juice! (I craved it); steak; homemade vanilla pudding.

Patience, an ear, chocolate . . .

Western Washington Oncology 2011-2012. Switched to VA in 2013, to save $$.

If you have a choice, get a port. Exercise through treatment, if possible. It helps.

Take every day head on. Prayer, whatever, too.

May 19, 2011

October, 2011

No, as of 09/24/2017. However, a sigmoid polyp--1st one, was discovered and removed 06/2015.

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!

I give to various charities: St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald house,cancer charities; multiple fund-raisers. I am too tired and lazy to organize a fund-raiser. Mostly, my emotions are shot. Gone. Just...gone.

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