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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Stage4 *Poorly Diferentated Small Cell Neroendicrine Carsinoma of All Sites. :(

    "Its Not Curable, I'm Sorry, I Cant Make It Go Away"

    Telling family & friends
    Updated Jan 8, 2016

    Friends & Family I am sadly writing this to all of you to let you know that I have cancer. Yep, SUCKS! If you know me, you know I am special. That wacky loud over the top hyper crazy do anything probably been on your nerves special.
    Well now I am even more special.
    I HAVE A SPECIAL KIND OF CANCER….MY CANCER IS BADASS !!!
    It’s Name Is: Po…

  • Hi, I'm rgaiti

    Up Yours, Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Dec 24, 2015

    Hi- I would like to share my story

    Doc P, my Pulmonologist, studied the computer screen. This could not be a good sign. Of course, just having a Pulmonologist is not a good sign. If I had a list of Things I Don’t Want to Have, Pulmonologist would be near the top, way ahead of Periodontist and a notch behind Criminal Lawyer. Of course, I wo…

  • Hi, I'm rgaiti

    Up Yours, Cancer

    Going through treatment
    Added Dec 24, 2015

    I had never given much thought to the nature of my demise, should that ever occur. However, if I had conjured up a list of potential causes, cancer would not have even been considered for consideration.
    However, if it had appeared on my list as one of my potential executioners d’ jour, it would have been in the quest of completeness, not becau…

  • Hi, I'm Monica M P.

    Planting A Seed

    Going through treatment
    Added Dec 15, 2015

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer which has spread throughout the bones of my body in July of 2012. I have run the gauntlet of all treatment types over the years and am new to this area as the majority of my experience took place in Memphis. This is am excerpt from my journal – a pastime I highly encourage all survivors to try since you never k…

  • Hi, I'm Bonnie H N.

    Breast Cancer and Lymphedema my Journey

    Just some thoughts
    Added Nov 21, 2015

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, I was 39, it was found through a breast reduction and I was in stage 1. I did not have a 2nd opinion, I was at a good hospital so I just did what the doctor’s told me to do. I was so scared. I had radiation, I had “27” lymph nodes removed and 5 years later developed lymphedema in my left arm. What …

  • I'm J. Beth Q, and I'm a survivor of Breast Cancer

    Encouragement in Finding Oncologist

    Choosing a care team
    Added Sep 30, 2015

    I was encouraged today in finding an oncologist. I called another doctor to let her know what was going on and just asked her office assistant if she might know a good oncologist. Her office assistant called me back with the name of a person my doctor went to school with: Dr. RobynYoung… Her name sounded very familiar so I started searching …

  • 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 Oct 10, 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!

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 …
  • Hi, I'm Craig Blower

    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…