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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • I'm CathyK987, and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    Stage II Colon Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Dec 7, 2014

    July 25, 2014, I had double Ostamies (colon and bladder) installed due to radiation scar tissue from cervical cancer 40 years ago. During surgery the doctor found a tumor that had not yet broken through the outer wall of the colon. He removed the tumor and said that I would need to take oral chemo pills for six months. I am now taking Xeloda…

  • Hi, I'm NANCY T B.

    Nancy Bromley

    Choosing a care team
    Added Nov 30, 2014

    Living with MBC. NEW TO ME. HELP NE COPE

  • Hi, I'm Larry A F.

    fighting fatique

    My diagnosis
    Added Nov 30, 2014

    I have had issues with fatique. It’s been about 3 weeks now since my last episode of major fatique. Taking vitamins to see if that will help. Trying to stay active as possible playing golf at least once a week and maybe twice a week. Taking on day at a time.

  • Hi, I'm NANCY A K.

    Uterine Cancer

    Choosing a care team
    Added Nov 26, 2014

    I was very fortunate to find Dr. Rodriguez…She is a wonderful Doctor and a very caring individual.

  • Healed Whole and Healthy

    What I've learned
    Added Nov 24, 2014

    Hi there

    One day at a time I am Healed Whole and Healthy……..
    HWH for short as many who know me will be quite familiar with! it’s
    my daily mantra and has been from almost day 1 of my diagnosis.
    It’s no illusion or misnomer either it’s just FACT not to be
    confused with want or need! it just is! Diagnosed with Stage 4a
    Non-Hodgkin’s…

  • Lesson's Learned

    What I've learned
    Added Nov 17, 2014

    A spiritual book full of life lessons written by a 67 y/o physician with stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer….

    http://www.bookemon.com/book_read_flip.php?book_id=410457

  • 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

  • Hi, I'm Billy R M.

    Young and Scared

    My diagnosis
    Updated Oct 13, 2014

    It was slightly more than a month before my 18th birthday. I was headed to the hospital for a colonography for what was thought to be bleeding hemorrhoids, this being the result of blood in the toilet after a bowl movement. I wake up from the colongraphy to my Father, mother and sister gathered around me crying. They explained that I was just…

  • Hi, I'm Geniat

    ACT

    Going through treatment
    Added Oct 9, 2014

    4 treatments of High Dose Dense of AC and 12 of Taxol started April 18 Last Chemo 09/18/2013

  • Hi, I'm Rebecca

    Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor

    My diagnosis
    Added Sep 14, 2014

    Diagnosed 20 years ago with Hodgkins Lymphoma…was diagnosed a few weeks after my 2nd son was born..I was 26 and it was scary but I had family to help. I had ABVD with no radiation. My dr was awesome! Make sure you take all the necessary meds to stay ahead of the pain. My immune system has been weak throughout the years, but I keep bouncing bac…

Favorite Cancer and Blood Disorder 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…

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

    A Summary of My Chemo Experience

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    This is a summary of the chemo treatment I survived. I have never experienced anything like this. Radiation, and even surgery, was a breeze in comparison:

    6 treatments, one every 21 days:

    - for each treatment, Brad and I were there 2.5 to 4 hours (always had the bloodwork and meeting with the doctor a day or 2 before treatment)

    - #2 …

  • 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…