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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Hi, I'm fierytrials

    From My Diagnosis To Being A Survivor

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 8, 2020

    My cancer journey starts out most likely the way many cancer victims start. There is nothing comparable to people hearing the terrible phrase “You have cancer”. I was numb for weeks, it seemed so surreal.

    When I was first diagnosed with uterine cancer, I purposed myself to learn about staging and treatment options. Secondly, I sought out o…

  • Hi, I'm CHRIS I

    Successfully dealing with 5FU side effects

    Going through treatment
    Updated Nov 22, 2019

    I am now on my 110th cycle of chemo, mostly FOLFIRI (5FU, or fluorouracil, plus irinotecan, with leukovorin as an adjuvant) but some FOLFOX too (5FU plus oxaliplatin). Every two weeks.

    With the help of my team – spouse as caregiver, all those at CINJ – I no longer have mouth sores, do not experience constipation, do not lose 5 lbs or more fro…

  • I'm Polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS, and I'm a healthcare professional

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

    Just some thoughts
    Added Sep 30, 2019

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common in women. It is also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome. Women with PCOS produce higher amounts of male hormones than usual. It is a common hormonal disorder that causes different symptoms of reproductive age. Women who have PCOS may have infrequent or prolong menstrual period. The ovaries m…

  • Live everyday being hapoy. Don't waste them being sad!

    Srage IV metastatic lung cancer. Spread to bones and liver.

    Going through treatment
    Added Sep 15, 2019

    Tumors on liver have finally responded favorably from chemo. Shrank more than half there size. All other is stable. First positive news in a long time. Actually when I was told I was so surprised I got good news I didn’t even react. I was in disbelief but very happy. I know I can’t be cured but cherish any extra time to be with my family.

  • Hi, I'm Darla S.

    Stage 4 No More

    Just some thoughts
    Updated Aug 20, 2019

    In November 2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 4, Triple Positive, Invasive Ductal Metastatic Breast Cancer. I had a LOT of bone involvement, tumors in my liver and LOTS of lymph nodes. My PET scan looked like a Christmas Tree. I started my treatments with 10 rounds of radiation to a bone in my pelvis and a few vertebrae they were afraid would …

  • Hi, I'm GREGORY E B.

    Reactions from People

    Just some thoughts
    Added Aug 8, 2019

    When someone hears That I have breast cancer and had to have Mastectomy, I get that look then a comment “Men don’t get Breast Cancer”
    So then I have to give statics and reasoning and Stating Men Have Breasts too. At first saying you get the Yeah right laughter then are you serious? So I will pull up my shirt and show my scar. I get that EEeyouu…

  • I'm Fay A M., and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

    Letting go

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 3, 2019

  • Hi, I'm Papa Bear

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    My diagnosis
    Added May 28, 2019

    Had a pea size mole on left flank and removed January 9, 2019.
    On Jan 25, 2018 I was diagnosed with Melanoma, surgery February 5th 2018 to remove and trace lymph nodes finding two with metastatic Cancer.
    Apt with Oncologist and Brain MRI and PET scan. All Neg.
    Went back for second surgery March 12, 2018 to remove remaining Lymph nodes. All…

  • hello I amMonkeygirl

    Breast Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added May 25, 2019

    I wondered from time to time what I would do if I ever came Uppitylady1? with a cancer diagnosis. When I did find out I had breast cancer the news was delivered by a gentleman with his hand on the door knob who I felt. couldn’t<t get out of the room fast enough. That<s ok with me I wanted to leave too.
    My thought about what to do mexy took me a…

  • Hi, I'm Norale A M.

    Need help

    Paying for treatment
    Added Apr 2, 2019

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…

  • 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 …