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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Going Through Treatment

  • I'm ConnieM, and I'm a survivor of Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma), Stage 0

    Treatment

    Going through treatment
    Added Aug 5, 2009

    The in-office surgery was easy and painless. It took longer and was more costly than a simple excision because of the in-office biopsy. I love the doctor and his staff. They have a great bedside manner. I know they deal with more serious cases than mine, but they were still caring and worked to put me at ease. My wound is now healed, and at my …

  • I'm Beth, and I'm going through treatment for Breast Cancer.

    Going through treatment

    Going through treatment
    Added Aug 5, 2009

    Surgery

    [Brad sent an e-mail out after surgery to give everyone an update]

    Hello All,

    Beth had her surgery today and all went well. Beth’s spirits are good.

    As a precaution they put in a drain and as such they have admitted Beth to ensure it is working properly and show her how to look after it. We expect she will get out of the …

  • I'm Anastasia, and I'm living with Lymphoma, Hodgkin's

    Going through treatment

    Going through treatment
    Added Aug 5, 2009

    The most difficult thing for me about going through treatment has been the feeling of disruption and uncertainty. It feels like my life has been put on pause on a spot that is not particularly pleasant and comfortable. That has been challenging. I don’t enjoy the feeling of the toxic chemicals in my body and as I mentioned earlier, I struggle wi…

Favorite Going Through Treatment Experiences

  • Hi, I'm Janice V J.

    What you need to know before mastectomy surgery

    Going through treatment
    Added Apr 7, 2014

    THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE MASTECTOMY SURGERY: NOTES FROM A PATIENT

    WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU GO TO THE HOSPITAL
    1. Ask your doctor(s) for any post-surgery prescriptions (i.e. for pain medication) and fill them. Also have Extra-Strength Tylenol on hand.
    2. If a blood test has been ordered before surgery, have it done several days ahead….

  • Hi, I'm Eugene L.

    PROSTRATE CANCER

    Going through treatment
    Added Nov 19, 2017

    I FINISHED FORTY-FOUR PROSTRATE CANCER RADIATION TREATMENTS AT THE FLEMING ISLAND CANCER SPECIALISTS OF NORTH FLORIDA FACILITY IN SEPTEMBER 2017 UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF DR. EMILY TANZLER. THESE TREATMENTS, ALONG WITH HORMONE THERAPY ADMINISTERED BY MY UROLOGIST, DR. MARC BLASSER, HAVE DEFEATED MY CANCER. ACCORDING TO BOTH DOCTORS, I AM NOW 10…

  • Hi, I'm Janie C.

    Colon Cancer diagnosis

    Going through treatment
    Added Mar 4, 2018

    I just want to share my story and any advice is appreciated… I was diagnosed with stage 111b Colon cancer in August of 2017. I had a foot of my colon removed in September of 2017. This all happens so fast I was scared to death. I started in early spring of that year having bloating, major heartburn, a few sharp pains and dropped 15 lbs in abou…

  • 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…