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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • (Head spinning)

    My diagnosis
    Added Jun 20, 2014

    While spending some time with a friend at a happy hour, I noticed someone trying to reach me from a number I did not recognize. I let the calls go to my voicemail. Three hours later, as I pulled into my garage the same number called (#6) so I answered. It was my PCP calling to tell me I had to get to an ER for a transfusion. My hemoglobin was 4….

  • Im 29 Yrs Old Non-Smoker with Stage 4 Lung Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added May 1, 2014

    on 4/9/14 I went to my primary care with the only symptom a dry hacking cough that I had since Feburary, I assumed it was allergies. He informed me that it was probably just post-nasal drip but wanted to do a Chest X-ray to rule out Pneumonia. 2 days late my Dr called me and said my Chest X-ray showed what looked like Pneumonia and reccomended…

  • Hi, I'm DannyPT

    Recovering from removal of colon tumor on 4/5/14

    My diagnosis
    Added Apr 20, 2014

    Still recovering from abdominal surgery to remove large adenocarcinoma, colon. Was battling fevers, abdominal pain, night sweats and then sudden weight loss when I finally had a CAT scan done on 4/4/14. It showed large 9 cm abdominal mass in my R lower abdomen. Exploratory surgery was scheduled for the next day. After sending out to pathology w…

  • KLM
    Hi, I'm KLM

    We got this!

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 19, 2014

    I was diagnosed with CLL March 31 2013. Initial reactions were not fear or worry, as I had no idea what Leukemia was all about. A year later……..well, I know a little more. I’ve experienced quite a bit in the last year.
    Back to last year. Once I figured out I am pretty dang sick, my attitude became “we got this!”. As in no biggie, we can be…

  • Breast cancer stage IV

    My diagnosis
    Added Apr 18, 2014


    My name is Dani. In 2011 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    I had mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, IVF embryo preservation treatment, genetic testing, lost count of how many needles! I had reconstructive surgery, diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2013 with half of the liver eaten by disease had pathological fracture of my spine …


    Going through treatment
    Added Apr 17, 2014

    I just discovered Navigating Cancer, so here is my most recent blog post. If you’d like to catch up on previous posts, you can check out my blog at Going forward, I will put my new posts up here too!

    I have succesfully made it through my 4th round of maintenance. It has certainly not been a walk in the park. With each r…

  • I'm httpswww.facebook.compagesMighty-Maddie276200342546531, and I support someone with cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Apr 9, 2014

    My daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Its the most devastating news we have ever received. My thoughts and prayers go out to all cancer patients and their families.

  • Hi, I'm Janice V J.

    What you need to know before mastectomy surgery

    Going through treatment
    Added Apr 7, 2014


    1. Ask your doctor(s) for any post-surgery prescriptions (i.e. for pain medication) and fill them. Also have Extra-Strength Tylenol on hand.
    2. If a blood test has been ordered before surgery, have it done several days ahead….

  • Hi, I'm Judy Rosella

    This wasn't supposed to happen

    My diagnosis
    Added Mar 27, 2014

    I am 57 and have just been diagnosed with stage 4 inoperable and Incurable liver cancer plus a tumor in my breast and another near my spine. I have no symptoms. This was not supposed to happen to me

  • Hi, I'm Judy Rosella

    This wasn't supposed to happen

    My diagnosis
    Added Mar 27, 2014

    I have just been diagnosed with stage 4 inoperable and Incurable liver cancer plus a tumor in my breast and another near my spine. I have no symptoms. This was not supposed to happen to me

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

    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.

    This can be a useful tool for yo…