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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Hi, I'm John P H.

    cystectomy male

    Overcoming fear
    Added Dec 8, 2014

    I had a cystectomy in July, three weeks later I had chemo. it has really take me down. I could not eat. nausea, vomiting. I took marinol 2.5 for eight days for apetite and now I see doublle. been that way for 6days. when will it stop

  • Hi, I'm CathyK987

    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

  • 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….

  • 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:

  • 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


    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

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  • 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…

  • Hi, I'm Peggy J C.

    Alway have HOPE!

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 22, 2018

    In June 2018 I celebrated my 20th year as a survivor. What a struggle and blessing!
    Never give up HOPE!

  • 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 …