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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Hi, I'm Gordon G H.

    Great Christmas

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 12, 2017

    Was the day before Christmas
    and all through the house
    I’m the only one stirring
    that great big pot
    The stocking are stuffed
    and so am I
    with Christmas candy
    and a big pizza pie.
    With the second Christmas here
    and no cancer in sight
    That’s the best Christmas gift
    that God had in his sight.
    All the family is here
    except my bro and wi…

  • I'm Krystal W., and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Two year fight

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 3, 2017

    My name is Laurie Iam Krystal Wilkins mother she had Hodgkin Lymphoma stage 4 she tried every chemo every treatment they had to offer she fought cancers with all she had never gave up but she lost the battle Feb 19 2017 at the age of 31. I think early detection is a must because she was not diognosed until she was already stage 4 I had two beaut…

  • Hi, I'm Jean H B.

    Post hemicolectomy diet

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 20, 2017

    I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon CA. In 2015. Had surgery and 6 months of chemo which ended last April. My digestion just hasn’t worked right since. I have constipation, diarrhea, and nausea at least 3 days a week. I’ve pretty much eliminated dairy and wonder where to go from here. Would love to hear from anyone else with this problem.

  • Hi, I'm Semper73

    Colon Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Dec 25, 2016

    I was diagnosed Stage 3 in 2011. Had a right hemicollectomy (16") and went through 12 doses of FOLFOX (and a DVT). Thought we were done.

    I was diagnosed Stage 3 in 2012 (the cancer returned at the anastomoses). Another right hemicollectomy (8") and 12 doses of FOL FIRI (and multiple PE’s in all four quadrants). They checked to see if I ha…

  • Hi, I'm Marsha T C.

    Stage 2 Lung Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Oct 25, 2016

    I was diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer in Nov.2015. I have finished chemo and radiation therapy. After my second ct scan, it showed tumor has shrunk about 1/2 and was hollow in the middle. After this third scan, the radiologist says there has been no significant change this time. And, no further treatment was mentioned. Just another ct scan in…

  • Hi, I'm ALBERT C.

    SCC

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 20, 2016

    Found a tumor at the BOT.

  • Hi, I'm Beverly

    CML

    My diagnosis
    Updated Aug 6, 2016

    I was diagnosed with CML in October of 1996. It’s been a struggle but God is taking great care of me. God continues to make it possible for me to have new medications when needed. I’m on my forth CML medication. Side effects are sometimes unbearable. I also take medication for high blood pressure, cholesterol, hypothyroidism and arthritis. …

  • I'm Scott, and I'm a survivor of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    Edema and Shortness of Breath

    My diagnosis
    Added May 22, 2016

    I am a 55 yr old father of 5 who was diagnosed with CML in August 2015 after a routine office visit for ankle/calf edema and shortness of breath. I started Gleevac and by my first blood test ( 2 weeks ) my WBC and other counts had returned to normal. But, I began to put on weight in my legs especially my thighs. Also, my edema worsened and was a…

  • HI YALL I'M REBEL TOM

    LIVING WITH MELANOMA STAGE 3 SINCE 2014 NOW 2016 PROSTATE CANCER FOUND

    Living with cancer
    Updated Apr 28, 2016

    AS. MY DR CALLS ME HIS MIRACLE MAN MY TARGET THERAPY YERAVOY GAVE ME A 20 PERCENT CHANCE WILL IM IN THAT PERCENTAGE I HAVE LEARNED TO LOVE LIFE AND FIND WHAT MAKES ME DO THAT I AM A TURKEY AND DEER HUNTER BEING IN THE WOODS HEALS THE SOLE AND ALSO I AM A OLE 70S BIKER RIDING FAST WHEN CONDITIONS ARE RITE HELPS MY SOLE ALSO IF YOU DON’T RIDE YOU …

  • Hi, I'm Susan S.

    Proton Radiation for breast cancer

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Mar 19, 2016

    I was diagnosed with Stage 2a breast cancer in September 2015. While preparing to receive traditional external radiation after my partial mastectomy I learned, from a friend, that there was another option for radiation…Proton Radiation therapy. Further research indicated that it was definitely an option for me. Proton therapy uses proton beams…

Favorite Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • 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 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 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…

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