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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Hi, I'm Susan S.

    Proton Radiation for breast cancer

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Mar 19, 2016

    I was diagnosed with Stage 2a breast cancer in September 2015. While preparing to receive traditional external radiation after my partial mastectomy I learned, from a friend, that there was another option for radiation…Proton Radiation therapy. Further research indicated that it was definitely an option for me. Proton therapy uses proton beams…

  • Hi, I'm Michael S B.

    My fight

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 14, 2016
    In 2002 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin disease. I went through 15 rounds of chemo an 35 radiation treatments.Had major problems after treatment. I was in and out of the hospital for different things. Finally in 2005 I started getting my life straight . In 2012 I went in for a check up because it had been 6 years since one. My blood work was fine …
  • Hi, I'm CLYDE B P.

    agent orange prostate cancer

    My diagnosis
    Updated Jun 25, 2016
    I was in Vietnam in 67/68. I was exposed to agent orange. At about age 50, my psa started going up. It took 15 years for the Urologist to diagnose me with stage IV prostate cancer. It had already spread to my rib cage and hip joints. I saw the DR EVERY 6 MONTHS FOR A PSA AND DIGITAL. They treated me with radiation and lupron hormone therapy. It…
  • Thanks to all of you

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jan 12, 2016

    Being diagnosed with stage III mediastinal small B cell NHL in september of 2013, I learned to trust science as a means to overcome difficulties .

    I was treated with chemotherpy in Miami under Dr. Citrons surveillance for six three week interval sessions of bendamustine and rituxin and after that returned to my country , Venezuela and had 12 …

  • Stage4 *Poorly Diferentated Small Cell Neroendicrine Carsinoma of All Sites. :(

    "Its Not Curable, I'm Sorry, I Cant Make It Go Away"

    Telling family & friends
    Updated Jan 8, 2016

    Friends & Family I am sadly writing this to all of you to let you know that I have cancer. Yep, SUCKS! If you know me, you know I am special. That wacky loud over the top hyper crazy do anything probably been on your nerves special.
    Well now I am even more special.
    It’s Name Is: Po…

  • Hi, I'm rgaiti

    Up Yours, Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Dec 24, 2015

    Hi- I would like to share my story

    Doc P, my Pulmonologist, studied the computer screen. This could not be a good sign. Of course, just having a Pulmonologist is not a good sign. If I had a list of Things I Don’t Want to Have, Pulmonologist would be near the top, way ahead of Periodontist and a notch behind Criminal Lawyer. Of course, I wo…

  • Hi, I'm rgaiti

    Up Yours, Cancer

    Going through treatment
    Added Dec 24, 2015

    I had never given much thought to the nature of my demise, should that ever occur. However, if I had conjured up a list of potential causes, cancer would not have even been considered for consideration.
    However, if it had appeared on my list as one of my potential executioners d’ jour, it would have been in the quest of completeness, not becau…

  • Hi, I'm Monica M P.

    Planting A Seed

    Going through treatment
    Added Dec 15, 2015

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer which has spread throughout the bones of my body in July of 2012. I have run the gauntlet of all treatment types over the years and am new to this area as the majority of my experience took place in Memphis. This is am excerpt from my journal – a pastime I highly encourage all survivors to try since you never k…

  • Hi, I'm Bonnie H N.

    Breast Cancer and Lymphedema my Journey

    Just some thoughts
    Added Nov 21, 2015

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, I was 39, it was found through a breast reduction and I was in stage 1. I did not have a 2nd opinion, I was at a good hospital so I just did what the doctor’s told me to do. I was so scared. I had radiation, I had “27” lymph nodes removed and 5 years later developed lymphedema in my left arm. What …

  • Hi, I'm J. Beth Q

    Encouragement in Finding Oncologist

    Choosing a care team
    Added Sep 30, 2015

    I was encouraged today in finding an oncologist. I called another doctor to let her know what was going on and just asked her office assistant if she might know a good oncologist. Her office assistant called me back with the name of a person my doctor went to school with: Dr. RobynYoung… Her name sounded very familiar so I started searching …

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 …

  • 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!