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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Hi, I'm Glenn H.

    Colon Cancer found in early July 2014

    My diagnosis
    Added Jan 28, 2015

    I mid July I had surgery to remove the mass in my colon along with 37 lymph node of which 5 were positive for cancer. Because the cancer was found in the lymph nodes the oncologist wanted to do chemo, it started in September 2014 was supposed to be 12 rounds of Folfox FU5 one treatment for 46 hours every two weeks. After 8 treatments my blood te…

  • My husband is fighting osteosarcoma

    Getting the correct diagnosis

    My diagnosis
    Updated Jan 7, 2015

    So after waiting about 2 weeks to hear from the Cleveland Clinic, we finally heard from the surgical oncologist today. I wish I could tell you that the Spokane pathology clinic was right, and our doctor’s gut feeling was wrong. But I can’t tell you how grateful I am he followed his gut and we are getting a correct diagnosis.

    So this is wh…

  • Hi, I'm John P H.

    cystectomy male

    Overcoming fear
    Added Dec 8, 2014

    I had a cystectomy in July, three weeks later I had chemo. it has really take me down. I could not eat. nausea, vomiting. I took marinol 2.5 for eight days for apetite and now I see doublle. been that way for 6days. when will it stop

  • Hi, I'm CathyK987

    Stage II Colon Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Dec 7, 2014

    July 25, 2014, I had double Ostamies (colon and bladder) installed due to radiation scar tissue from cervical cancer 40 years ago. During surgery the doctor found a tumor that had not yet broken through the outer wall of the colon. He removed the tumor and said that I would need to take oral chemo pills for six months. I am now taking Xeloda…

  • Hi, I'm NANCY T B.

    Nancy Bromley

    Choosing a care team
    Added Nov 30, 2014

    Living with MBC. NEW TO ME. HELP NE COPE

  • Hi, I'm Larry A F.

    fighting fatique

    My diagnosis
    Added Nov 30, 2014

    I have had issues with fatique. It’s been about 3 weeks now since my last episode of major fatique. Taking vitamins to see if that will help. Trying to stay active as possible playing golf at least once a week and maybe twice a week. Taking on day at a time.

  • Hi, I'm NANCY A K.

    Uterine Cancer

    Choosing a care team
    Added Nov 26, 2014

    I was very fortunate to find Dr. Rodriguez…She is a wonderful Doctor and a very caring individual.

  • Healed Whole and Healthy

    What I've learned
    Added Nov 24, 2014

    Hi there

    One day at a time I am Healed Whole and Healthy……..
    HWH for short as many who know me will be quite familiar with! it’s
    my daily mantra and has been from almost day 1 of my diagnosis.
    It’s no illusion or misnomer either it’s just FACT not to be
    confused with want or need! it just is! Diagnosed with Stage 4a

  • Lesson's Learned

    What I've learned
    Added Nov 17, 2014

    A spiritual book full of life lessons written by a 67 y/o physician with stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer….

  • My Journey With Cancer

    Living with cancer
    Added Nov 17, 2014

    A spiritual book written by a 67 y/o physician with stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer… Do you believe in miracles?
    Go to:

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 …