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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • 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…
  • I'm Travis, and I'm a survivor of Stage 3 Colon Cancer

    There is a better place

    Overcoming fear
    Added Nov 12, 2018

    I was told I needed a liver transplant and I was worry at first. Then I thought about who created this body and my fear went away because I thought about what I had read in the Bible. ‘COURAGE in Time of Fear’ Psalm 46 and it over and over. I look at all things I have done in life and thought all the peoples I had met, and my family members I lo…

  • 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

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 26, 2018

    NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY “WHAT THE HEALTH”

  • 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 John Dear

    I am blessed to have little or no side-effects of chemo

    Living with cancer
    Added Jun 30, 2017

    During 3rd week after 1st chemo treatment my hair significantly started to come out; at 75 yrs. my wife still calls me the “silver fox” despite the extreme thinning; however, I’m confident the hair will return and I can resume as my wife’s hunk; I was told to take Claritan to help eliminate or reduce side-effects—-IT WORKS! No more headaches…

  • Hi, I'm Gordon G H.

    Great Christmas

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 12, 2017

    Was the day before Christmas
    and all through the house
    I’m the only one stirring
    that great big pot
    The stocking are stuffed
    and so am I
    with Christmas candy
    and a big pizza pie.
    With the second Christmas here
    and no cancer in sight
    That’s the best Christmas gift
    that God had in his sight.
    All the family is here
    except my bro and wi…

  • I'm Krystal W., and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Two year fight

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 3, 2017

    My name is Laurie Iam Krystal Wilkins mother she had Hodgkin Lymphoma stage 4 she tried every chemo every treatment they had to offer she fought cancers with all she had never gave up but she lost the battle Feb 19 2017 at the age of 31. I think early detection is a must because she was not diognosed until she was already stage 4 I had two beaut…

  • Hi, I'm Jean H B.

    Post hemicolectomy diet

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 20, 2017

    I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon CA. In 2015. Had surgery and 6 months of chemo which ended last April. My digestion just hasn’t worked right since. I have constipation, diarrhea, and nausea at least 3 days a week. I’ve pretty much eliminated dairy and wonder where to go from here. Would love to hear from anyone else with this problem.

  • HI YALL I'M REBEL TOM

    LIVING WITH MELANOMA STAGE 3 SINCE 2014 NOW 2016 PROSTATE CANCER FOUND

    Living with cancer
    Updated Apr 28, 2016

    AS. MY DR CALLS ME HIS MIRACLE MAN MY TARGET THERAPY YERAVOY GAVE ME A 20 PERCENT CHANCE WILL IM IN THAT PERCENTAGE I HAVE LEARNED TO LOVE LIFE AND FIND WHAT MAKES ME DO THAT I AM A TURKEY AND DEER HUNTER BEING IN THE WOODS HEALS THE SOLE AND ALSO I AM A OLE 70S BIKER RIDING FAST WHEN CONDITIONS ARE RITE HELPS MY SOLE ALSO IF YOU DON’T RIDE YOU …

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…