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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • 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 Regulus

    Starting Hydroxyurea

    Going through treatment
    Added Sep 15, 2017
    I’m new to this forum, and just starting hydroxyurea therapy for polycythemia vera. My first treatment is today, taking 500 mg 2 times a day. The Dr. will fine tune the doseage over the next months. I was diagnosed w/ PV a couple of months ago. I am 71 years old and physically “fit”. I have several of the PV symptoms and they …
  • 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…

  • Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor

    My diagnosis
    Updated Jul 21, 2017

    Hello Everyone (waves)
    My name is Pamela, and I was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer last November 2016. Just hearing those words took my breath away, as I lost one sister at the age of 31, 18 years ago. The thought of Chemo scared me so badly, but I knew I had to fight my azz off and i did. I prayed and gave it over to the Lord, a…

  • I'm Harold M W., and I'm a survivor of Multiple Myeloma

    MM Treatment Steps

    My diagnosis
    Added Jul 20, 2017

    I was diagnosed with MM Feb 2017 after having severe back pain, L2 was 20% gone, had kyphoplasty surgery to repair that before MM treatments could begin, 10 rounds of radiation then dex, revlimid, velcade and zometa. My blood results look really good and I get my bone marrow biopsy results July 24 to see if I’m ready for the stem cell transplant…

  • Hi, I'm Cynthia Jones

    Still here!

    Ongoing monitoring
    Added Jul 17, 2017

    My husband was alone when he was told it was cancer. I had a great GYN, Dr. Steven Lewis in Gaffney who sent me to Dr, Hunter at Gibbs the next day. After major debulking I was given diagnosis of stage III-C Primary Peritoneal Cancer which is treated just like Ovarian. I was told I was going to be hit as hard as I could stand and hope for two …

  • 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…

  • Hi, I'm Krystal W.

    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…

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 …