Skip Navigation

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Going Through Treatment

  • Hi, I'm backhandbj

    one side effect I am struggling with

    Going through treatment
    Added Mar 6, 2012

    the blisters and rawness of my lips and inside of my nostrils are impossible to find any relief from. I am constantly blowing a lot of blood mixed into the muchas from blowing my nose constantly. I find I’m using vaseline on my lips a long with carmex 24/7 to no relief. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • This is BLISSful and EVERYday is a good day

    Treatment Three and the Beat Goes On

    Going through treatment
    Added Feb 28, 2012

    Rutaxan Treatment 3/8
    24Feb2012

    While, treatment three is behind me and, as usual, I have learned something new. The exact treatment date was 24February. The day started as usual with Ron delivering me to the Florida Hospital Cancer Center. I am usually early though no treatments (infusions) begin before a doctor arrives. Actually, I find th…

  • Hi, I'm Norm

    FOLFOX,Fever, and Fibrosis

    Going through treatment
    Updated Mar 4, 2012

    I am in the forth month of chemotherapy following surgery. I am writing to express a concern over my “rare” symptoms and a speculative ( possibly paranoid) association with pulmonary fibrosis. With every treatment, I develop a severe fever within seven or eight hours of initiation. The fever persists for 36 hours ( severity is partially rel…

  • i am ron selman@i have died 3-6-12

    radiation

    Going through treatment
    Added Nov 8, 2011

    starts tomarrow,scared but ready,dont know to expect…….

  • Hi, I'm Lianne

    DCIS-pain after surgery

    Going through treatment
    Added Oct 28, 2011

    I was diagnosed with DCIS and had a mastectomy 3 weeks ago.Besides having pain in my breast area I ’ve had severe pain in my shoulder and arm. I attribute this to the way my arm was tied up and out on the operating table. The pain was so intense I had to be rehospitalized. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

  • I'm cheryl schwam stern, and I support someone with cancer

    The Morning Cancer Report

    Going through treatment
    Added Oct 21, 2011

    You can view my blog at chez-themorningcancerreport.blogspot.com as I share the experience of my husband’s recent diagnosis of colon cancer and current treatment.

  • Hep C Liver Cancer Vet

    Liver Cancer Treatment

    Going through treatment
    Added Oct 19, 2011

    I would like to share my experience being treated for liver cancer at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St Petersburg, FL. If you are a newly diagnosed veteran, this will help you prepare for your treatment. Others will also benefit from learning how this disease is treated. My blog is www.vahepclivercancer.org

  • I was diagnosed with a Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor (NETs) in Jan. 2005. This is a rare slow growing cancer.

    177 Lutetium DOTA Clinical Trial

    Going through treatment
    Added Sep 26, 2011

    I just finished the fourth treatment with 177 Lutetium Dota. This was a clinical trail sponsored by Dr. Abraham Delpassand, Excel Diagnostics, Houston, TX. After a few glitches, all went smoothly. I was very tired afterwards and slept an entire weekend. I am stable and a spot on my liver has disappeared. I will have an important follow up in…

  • Hi, I'm Jeri

    Just Switched to Sprycel from Gleevec

    Going through treatment
    Added Jun 3, 2011

    Diagnosed with CML in August 2008. Gleevec 400 mg. 1xday worked wonderfully for the CML until my last checkup, which showed the tiniest % of BCR-ABL. Bone marrow biopsy and other test showed no mutations, and started Sprycel on Friday, May 13, 2011.

    I immediately started getting a rash in my eyebrows and face, and it’s made its way slowly d…

  • Hi, I'm GrandmaH

    A whole new way of life.

    Going through treatment
    Added Jun 2, 2011

    At 72 years of age, a new way of life is a challenge. Like teaching an old dog new tricks. Hopefully, someone on this site can help me adapt.

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…