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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • 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

  • Hi, I'm Lonnie

    Lighting Strikes Twice

    My diagnosis
    Added Mar 27, 2014

    Slam. Bam. Lighting strikes twice. Prostate Cancer diagnosis on 26 Feb 2014. Unrelated lymphoma diagnosis on 12 Mar 2014. Next scan for farther diagnosis on 2 April 2014. Have been waiting for treatment for over a month. Going from one biopsy, to another, to another diagnosis. Familiar story to many but new to me. Hoping to get started …

  • Hi, I'm Sharon D.


    My diagnosis
    Added Mar 25, 2014

    I was told in November 2008 I HAD BREAST CANCER and that i need surgery to remove the big lump in my breast so 2009 January i had a lumpectomy on one side did radiation and chemo lost my hair for the first time got sick. It was very hard to be alone going through this my mom and family lived in other state’s my children were here but they to di…

  • Hi, I'm John Gehr

    Patience is a Virtue

    Going through treatment
    Added Mar 24, 2014

    no chemo today due to low WBC and a cold. Put off for a week. Will have number 7 next week and 8 2 weeks after then my cat scan on April 25th. Keep me in your prayers…. Need to stay positive and know that no matter what all is as it should be….

  • multiple myeloma

    Ongoing monitoring
    Added Mar 23, 2014

    i was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in january of 2011. i had kemo,radation and a stem cell transplant. in december 2012 i woke up one evening and was paralyzed from the waist june 2013 the dr. told me i had only 2 months to live and had developed lung cancer. it is march 2014 and by gods grace im still here with no sign of cancer and …

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…