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Living With Cancer

  • Hi, I'm John Dear

    I am blessed to have little or no side-effects of chemo

    Living with cancer
    Added Jun 30, 2017

    During 3rd week after 1st chemo treatment my hair significantly started to come out; at 75 yrs. my wife still calls me the “silver fox” despite the extreme thinning; however, I’m confident the hair will return and I can resume as my wife’s hunk; I was told to take Claritan to help eliminate or reduce side-effects—-IT WORKS! No more headaches…

  • 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 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 Michael S B.

    My fight

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 14, 2016
    In 2002 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin disease. I went through 15 rounds of chemo an 35 radiation treatments.Had major problems after treatment. I was in and out of the hospital for different things. Finally in 2005 I started getting my life straight . In 2012 I went in for a check up because it had been 6 years since one. My blood work was fine …
  • 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…

  • 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 …
  • My Journey With Cancer

    Living with cancer
    Added Nov 17, 2014

    A spiritual book written by a 67 y/o physician with stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer… Do you believe in miracles?
    Go to:
    http://www.bookemon.com/book_read_flip.php?book_id=304569

  • One day at a time...

    Headed for surgery #10

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 9, 2014

    As a two time colorectal cancer survivor, I take life one day at a time and make the best of it. I have been doing most of my recovery effort on my own and a little help from friends. As of January 27, 2014, I have a permanent colostomy. My life adjustment has been a little rocky, leaking bags, one actually came off in my sleep, concealment, noi…

  • Hi, I'm Deborah F B.

    What Positive Results I Have Had With Cancer

    Living with cancer
    Added Dec 18, 2013

    After going through a double mastectomy for breast cancer and having the miracle of not having any lymph nodes effected, I feel very blessed. No radiation, no chemotherapy. Just regular monitoring to be sure I stay cancer free. As I was healing (there was allot more pain than I expected) and fighting my lowered immunity for a month, I realize…

Favorite Living With Cancer 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…

  • 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 …

  • Hi, I'm Michael S B.

    My fight

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 14, 2016
    In 2002 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin disease. I went through 15 rounds of chemo an 35 radiation treatments.Had major problems after treatment. I was in and out of the hospital for different things. Finally in 2005 I started getting my life straight . In 2012 I went in for a check up because it had been 6 years since one. My blood work was fine …