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Going Through Treatment

  • Hi, I'm PATRICIA B L.

    Terrible diarhea

    Going through treatment
    Added Sep 27, 2013

    Going through chemo is the most scary thing I have ever experienced. Don’t know what to expect from one treatment to the next. Diarhea is terrible. Doctor said it would be worse, but I never thought it would be this terrible. How can I get it under control. It has been four months since my reverse surgery, and my bowels are no better and a lot w…

  • I'm DonnaFern and I am currently winning against Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

    Chemo - the Good and the Bad

    Going through treatment
    Added Aug 19, 2013

    I started chemo the first week in December 2012. I wore an agility t-shirt that said, “It’s all about the journey.” Isn’t it?

    I had Robert video me as I sat down in the chair in the infusion room. I was curious about what was about to happen. Not scared. For unknown reasons, I haven’t been scared yet. I suspect most would think I am crazy sin…

  • I'm Linda - coming to the end of my chemo treatment for colon cancer

    Finding Zen with Cancer

    Going through treatment
    Added Aug 12, 2013

    I’ve started a blog to journal my thoughts of going through stage 3 colon cancer and hope it helps others who are starting to go through the same treatment. www.FindingZenWithCancer.com

    A bit about me …. after walking away from an abusive marriage, paying a heafty alimony and foreclosing on my home, all while raising three kids … I was wo…

  • Hi, I'm Janet H.

    3rd time in radiation

    Going through treatment
    Added Jun 13, 2013

    My Dr. couldn’t tell if Tumor went down because the radiation burnt me so much. They never gave me a break. Will have cat scan next to see if Cancer has spread, than possibly chemo if it has. I still have faith and taking one day at a time. My friends and support group have never let me down, they are always their for me and I am grateful for ev…

  • I'm chelsie watts and have been diagnosed with appendicial adenocarcinoma.

    Battle begins again

    Going through treatment
    Updated May 29, 2013

    Chelsie completed her freshman year at Stephen F Austin University. She had a wonderful first year. This past week she had her CT scans at MD Anderson and found that the mucin had returned in her pelvic area. Therefore, we are back in the fight again. She was a little over a year cancer free. The doctors are being very aggressive this time and a…

  • My young story...

    Going through treatment
    Added May 22, 2013

    I grew up a healthy child. The only time I was ever sick was when I had a common cold. Sinus infection here and there, nothing major. So, everything that has happened to me still comes as a surprise to me. I moved to Clawson, MI when I was 16 years old. It was a hard transition since it was my junior year of high school. Everything was fine unti…

  • Hi, I'm Kim D

    Finding the right treatment and fine tuning it for success

    Going through treatment
    Added May 20, 2013

    I have non-hodgkins lymphoma and had a bad reaction during the first chemo treatment. After 2 additional treatments we had fine-tuned the meds so that the 4th treatment was virtually side-effect free. I never thought that would happen. The fear of cancer was great because I’ve lost 2 aunts to cancer (one maternal and one paternal). Dr. Bilal …

  • Hi, I'm Gail L W.

    Tysabri Infusions

    Going through treatment
    Added Apr 24, 2013

    I don’t have cancer I have MS but there was just cancer options. Now that I have that straight what I wanted to discuss was is anyone receiving Tysabri infusions right now? Has there been any changes good or bad?

  • Hi, I'm Sylvia R L.

    Just Started Treatment for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

    Going through treatment
    Added Apr 16, 2013

    I had my first treatment yesterday. It went well. Looking for side effects now. Kind of scary!

  • 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…

Favorite Going Through Treatment Experiences

  • 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 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 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…