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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • GIST Sarcoma (gastrointestional stromal tumor) & Thyroid Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 10, 2014

    I was diagnosed with two cancers four months apart after 5 years of severe anemia, fatigue and many hospital stays for gastrointestinal hemorrhages. My anemia is fully resolved since my GIST tumor was removed and I am much better. I am still trying to get the thyroid medicine sorted out after the thyroidectomy. It’s hard not having a thyroid now…

  • Hi, I'm John B F.

    Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jul 8, 2014

    My name is Barry and I was diagnosed in 2008 with CLL. I have not had
    Chemo , yet but have had repeated infections and been on constant
    antibiotic and Intra Venous Immune Globblin IVIG. Since my diagnoses
    Other health issues keep piling up because of the low immune system.
    Mine is a Chronic disease , slow growing, but still it imbalances e…

  • Hi, I'm nhcoin2014

    CRC Stage 4 mets lung & liver (Never smoked or drank,lol) FEEL GREAT !

    Going through treatment
    Added Jun 23, 2014

    CRC Stage 4 mets lung & liver. 16 Chemo infusions to date 8 months:(FOLFIRI & AVASTIN)

    Male Widower, age 67 : Had Stage 3b colon cancer, right hemi-colectomy
    (with a nice 12 inch scar) 6 months of FOLFOX 5fu, NED.

    October 2013 blood work said something was amiss. CAT Scans revealed Stage 4 lung & liver cancer. November 2013 began FOLFIR…

  • Hi, I'm lung20

    lung cancer stage 3b

    My diagnosis
    Added Jun 23, 2014

    I was diagnosed with nsclc stage 3b may 2013. I went from alternative to conventional and eventually integrative treatment. im 49 years old with two kids ages 12 and 15. I was given 2 months to live but im still kicking!

  • Perfect 10

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Jun 20, 2014

    Because the results of my chromosomal test revealed I was likely to respond well to treatment, but my AML would most likely to recur, a stem cell transplant was recommended. I underwent induction +3 regimens of chemo before undergoing an allo transplant donated by a 43 year old female from Germany (unrelated). She matched me 10/10!

  • (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 …

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…