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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 Barbara C M.

    Arimidex and side effects vs Tamoxafin

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Nov 6, 2018

    I have used Arimidex for 9+ years with no side effects except for the time I was switched to 2 generic cheaper meds because my insurance refused to pay. I was lucky that my doctors went to bat for me and got the insurance to agree to pay again. The agonizing joint pain forced me to use crutches during those months and I still have some even af…

  • 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!

  • Just call me Gordy.

    Multiple Myeloma Delete 17

    My diagnosis
    Updated Aug 18, 2018
    I am not sure of the relevancy of this story but I thought I might try to express some of my experiences over the past year.

    In May of 2017 my GP ran some blood tests on me because I was complaining about being tired and my golf game was suffering. At the time I was just thinking it was old age creeping in. I thought she might give me…

  • 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

  • I'm Bonnie Holt, and I'm a survivor of Stage 0 Breast Cancer

    Stage 0 Breast cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Oct 30, 2017

    My primary doctor told me “Hey you hit the 40 yr old mark, it’s time to get a base line mammogram”. I thought nothing of it. No big deal I have had one before in 2013. I wanted breast augmentation so I needed to have a mammo before the surgery back then. So I have my base line mammo, think However, when the radiologist called me back and said "w…

  • Hi, I'm Ms Betty

    Follicular Lymphoma

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 27, 2017

    I just found out I have this, I have known something was wrong for a while. Glad they finally figured it out.
    Mixed feelings, wanted to know why I was so tired and my legs would itch and drive me nuts. Once I found out it scared me to death.
    I start my Chemo Wednesday, port will be put in Tuesday. I have read a lot of stuff and I am very fea…

  • Cervical Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 1, 2017

    Hi my name is Katrina Diaz I am 38 years old. I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer November 27th 2015. December 2015 I had a radical hysterectomy which biopsy was done and it showed negative signs of cancer. Then in July 2016 my cancer came back more aggressive and bigger than before. So I did chemotherapy every Monday for 6 weeks, external radi…

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…