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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Experiences

  • My name is Terry Carlson and I'm writing a memoir about my good friend's amazing walk with colon cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...THE BILL LEE STORY

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 5, 2013

    For 1½ years I recorded conversations with my best friend, Bill Lee, at his chemotherapy treatments, at restaurants, and over the phone. What began as a retelling of Bill’s inspirational “God stories,” soon progressed into also documenting the transformation occurring within myself as well. Writing my friend’s story brought me to my knees whil…

  • Dealing with Post Chemo Neuropathy

    Ongoing monitoring
    Updated Mar 30, 2013

    My last Taxol treatment was June 15, 2012. I knew going into the treatment that I might have some problems with neuropathy or some tingling in my fingers and toes and bone pain. My NP and Oncologist told me they would start me on a medication on Gabapentin that would help. By the time I was finished of four rounds of Taxol I was taking high d…

  • I'm Miriam W. and I'm in treatment for Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Diagnosis Anniversary

    Overcoming fear
    Added Mar 22, 2013

    March 21, 2013

    One year ago today, I received the news that no person ever wants to hear . . . “You have cancer”. My outward calm was the antithesis of my inner turmoil. The questions swirling around in my head were asked but went unanswered. Why me? Is this real? There must be a mistake! How could this happen? Am I going to die?

    Du…

  • I'm Miriam W. and I'm in treatment for Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Preparing For Battle

    What I've learned
    Added Mar 9, 2013

    The first thing to do after you are diagnosed with Cancer, is to remember to BREATHE! It is a scary and daunting situation. You probably have a million questions and will have another million that you haven’t even thought of yet! Your feelings are perfectly normal.
    What you may not know is that there have been many advances in treatments and …

  • Hi, I'm INGRID C.

    CARBOPLATIN

    Going through treatment
    Added Mar 2, 2013

    I HAVE HAD TO STOP TAKING CHEMO DUE TO LOSS OF HEARING DUE TO CARBOPLATIN. THE LAST TWO HEARING TESTS HAVE HAD SIGNIFICANT DROP IN HEARING IN THE LOWER RANGE. ALSO HAVE MENIERE’S DISEASE IN LEFT EAR, WHICH IS AN INNER EAR NERVE PROBLEM. HAVE HAD HERING AIDS ADJUSTED AND ALSO LOOKING AT DEVICES THAT HELP IN HEARING SUCH AS IN CROWDS AND T-V. TEL…

  • Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

    Keep Calm and Enjoy 2013

    Living with cancer
    Updated Jan 8, 2013

    I’ve been thinking about my own mortality a lot recently. Not to be dark and gloomy or anything, but I’m a little scared. I’m sitting here, core body temperature nearly high enough to boil water (kind of an exaggeration), and I realize…I have a serious illness that could kill me. I could die. I could be dead soon. These thoughts start repeating …

  • I'm Carole, and I support someone with cancer

    YEAH! My grandmother overcame cancer by buildng her immune system natural defenses

    Choosing a care team
    Updated Dec 12, 2012

    YEAH! My grandmother overcame cancer by buildng her immune system natural defenses.

    My grandmother was diagnosed with cancer in several places. My grandmother would take me with her on here search for fruits,veggies and natural product research to build the immune system. Her health care did not pay for treatment. She was on a mission to in…

  • Immunotherapy

    Going through treatment
    Added Oct 31, 2012

    Please take the time and read this article

    http://www.philly.com/philly/health/special_reports/20100818_Storing_patients__tumor_tissue_for_future_study.html?c=r

    It is very interesting and I believe everyone needs to know how important their tumor tissue is for them.

  • I'm bendeschaadsthinkingagain, and I'm a healthcare professional

    5 year mark

    Just some thoughts
    Added Aug 24, 2012

    DX almost 5 yr ago with testicular and non hodgkin lymphoma stage 2. Very rough road. Chemo, 2 surgeries, radiation, and, spinal brain injections. I am now cancer free with the 5 year date being November 2012. It was a long difficult journey…I faltered at times. The recovery seemed to take forever and, only in the past 6-8 months have I begun …

  • I'm Lonnie Tuttle-Williams, and I'm a cancer survivor

    Weight Loss Progress Report Aug 2012

    Just some thoughts
    Added Aug 1, 2012

    Well, its been a while since I posted about my weight loss journey. I have been doing pretty good. Since I last posted, I have lost another 13 pounds! I have not been as diligent with my diet, as I was traveling in May and June. I gave myself the freedom from keeping track of my calories during that time period, and then I let it continue once I…

Favorite Non-Melanoma Skin 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 …
  • 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…

  • 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 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…