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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • 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 …

  • Hi, I'm Chad P F.

    stage 4 colon

    My diagnosis
    Added Mar 22, 2014

    Started the fight with stage 4 colon cancer with mets to the liver on 02-28-11. We started with chemo to shrink the 12cm tumor on the liver about 8 months later I had surgery taking the sigmoid colon and over 75% of the liver was removed. After recovery from surgery we started back with chemo until mid 2013 when I had 5 rounds of radiation for a…

  • Hi, I'm Linda 41

    Sjogrens syndrome and malt lymphoma

    My diagnosis
    Added Mar 18, 2014

    March- 2014

    Anyone out there have this?
    I was jut diagnosed and my treatment recommendations are all different from different doctors. Looking for someone with similar experience.

    Thank you,

  • One day at a time...

    Headed for surgery #10

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 9, 2014

    As a two time colorectal cancer survivor, I take life one day at a time and make the best of it. I have been doing most of my recovery effort on my own and a little help from friends. As of January 27, 2014, I have a permanent colostomy. My life adjustment has been a little rocky, leaking bags, one actually came off in my sleep, concealment, noi…

  • Someone please... I need advice

    My diagnosis
    Added Feb 28, 2014

    My name is Brittany Wiegref. I was 15-years-old when I was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus. My brain was completely compressed to my skull and I had to be med flighted to Mass General Hospital. After relieving the pressure, they had found out I had a Neurocytoma Brain Tumor. I had a shunt placement, but unfortunately 3 months later I occurred with …

  • Hi, I'm ARACELIS A T.

    hello im new, too going true chemo

    Going through treatment
    Added Feb 27, 2014

    just need some good inf. on upset stomach, some rash on my
    face, just had my first chemo for a breat tumor.5 moore to
    go. need some imput and how to make my stomach fell better. thank. every body, let just hang in there all together in prayer. :) bless day.

  • Hi, I'm Ronald C M.

    Water and more water for a cold

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 24, 2014

    I have an immune deficiency that requires monthly infulsions of immunoglobulins. I have been receiving infusions for 6 years and in December my doctor wanted to give me a three month holiday from the infusions. In the middle of winter, I made it two + months without getting sick-eating well and exercising. Last week, I started to feel the dra…

  • Giving Back as a Supporter

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Feb 9, 2014

    From the moment I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer I had an outrageously much needed support system. So much of my support was surprising to me and I am most thankful them all. When I was able to start doing for myself again and found that a friend had gotten a diagnosis of cancer and was starting chemo I stepped up offering to take her to her…

  • Hi, I'm Pamela H.

    Getting the results.

    My diagnosis
    Added Feb 6, 2014

    When my doctor called with the biopsy results it was a shock.I knew it was possible but hearing the words that I had lymphoma still stunned me.I start treatment Feb.11,2014 and am nervous.I have a lot of support from family and friends but still have these feelings of being alone.I think I am trying so hard to be positive in front of everyone th…

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…