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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

What I've Learned

  • Hi, I'm Mary Williams

    A solution for the breast itch that can't be scratched!

    What I've learned
    Added Dec 3, 2018
    I’m a very fortunate breast cancer survivor who only has to take tamoxifen for five years. I’m halfway through! I’ve had breast reconstruction to replace my right breast. Everything went fine until about a year ago, when my fake breast started itching. NOTHING would relieve this itching & scratching didn’t do a thing. (Plus one can’t do t…
  • 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 PATRICIA M., and I'm a survivor of Stage 1 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Thyroid Healing

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 30, 2018

    I highly recommend this book. As a patient, i can honestly say this book and other information I gather from other patients/physicians helped my owned diagnose……Life is good!

    p.s. always get a second opinion

  • Hi, I'm Deborah N.

    2002: A Cancer Odyssey

    What I've learned
    Added Jun 1, 2015

    A 2002 diagnosis of Stage 3 Colon Cancer… Internist recommended Mary Bird Perkins & clinical trial being conducted by Dr. David Hanson. Doc H recommended 6-month clinical trial using 5-FU, Oxaliplatin, & Leucovorin. The trial was N easy, as I sat for hours while the drugs were administered & I was monitored. Knowing what I know now, would I d…

  • Hi, I'm Deborah N.

    2002 A Cancer Odyssey

    What I've learned
    Added Jun 1, 2015

    Diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2002 at age 51. Internist rec Dr. David Hanson at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. The trial was not easy, as I was hooked up to monitors et al as a clinical trial patient. The alternative is MUCH worse. Go for life…it’s never been better!

  • 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

  • Multiple Myeloma and treatments - How to avoid nausea

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 31, 2014

    I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in January 2014. I’ve had 12 radiation treatments for a mass on the upper part of my breast bone and have completed 6 months of chemo. I am also on steroids once a week and Zometa once a month through the port. I had no nausea during the chemo treatment and I attribute that to taking 10 grams of glutami…

  • Hi, I'm Gresha

    what ever it is talk about it

    What I've learned
    Added Feb 5, 2014

    there are experiances of seem small. what ever it is let someone know there is no stupid questions

  • KJW
    KJW
    KJW Age 56 Colorectal cancer
    KJW

    There is no such thing as too much information.

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 26, 2014

    After a 2011 diagnosis and surgery, followed by 2012 radiation and chemo, and by 2013 radiation proctitis, I have learned a few things.
    First, I had stage 3 colorectal cancer. The tumor grew through the colon and reattached itself to the rectum. The surgeon removed the descending colon and half the rectum. She did a great job and I did not n…

Favorite What I've Learned Experiences

  • 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 Miriam W. and I'm in treatment for Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Preparing For Battle

    What I've learned
    Added Mar 9, 2013

    The first thing to do after you are diagnosed with Cancer, is to remember to BREATHE! It is a scary and daunting situation. You probably have a million questions and will have another million that you haven’t even thought of yet! Your feelings are perfectly normal.
    What you may not know is that there have been many advances in treatments and …

  • 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!

  • my journey through cancer

    laughter through cancer

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 7, 2014

    Laughter it the best medicine
    I laugh every day, i live everyday with appreciation of the loved ones who stand by my side.
    I have learned to push through the hard times, having many animals as my mental therapy.

    I have learned to walk away from drama and some times I do not use my mouth filter and it feels really good.

    respect what my …