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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • I'm ansimpson, and I support someone with cancer

    Turning 40...

    Just some thoughts
    Updated May 16, 2022

    Hey everyone!

    I am not a cancer survivor but I am gran-daughter to two grandmothers that had breast cancer. My mother’s mom had breast cancer and luckily survived. My dads mom was no so fortunate. I was always so angry with her, knowing that she waited so long to get treatment. I knew she was afraid of losing her breasts and no longer fee…
  • Hi, I'm Hopeful

    Living Hopeful

    Living with cancer
    Added Feb 16, 2022

    I am 75 years old married 51 years so far. Have 4 children and 15 grandchildren. Cancer has been with me since 2017 . I have breast and liver cancer and it will be with me until I die. I love the care I receive every three weeks and know it is sustaining me. I would love to hear from others who are also carrying cancer for the rest of their life…

  • I'm Shannon K, and I'm a survivor of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    2018 Highly Aggressive Breast Cancer...2021 Leukemia....Forever

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 16, 2022

    Hello,
    I am a 42-year-old, single female who has been battling cancer since 2018. I was diagnosed with High Aggressive Ductal Carcinoma in August of 2018. I went through 11 months of infusion chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and a BRCA-1 diagnosis.
    Today, I am battling CML which has been worse than the treatments for breast cancer. I am ex…

  • I'm michaelbraco, and I'm a healthcare professional

    What causes the 'Roadrunner Email Problems'?

    Just some thoughts
    Added Dec 24, 2021

    Roadrunner Email is a popular email provider. Occasionally, Roadrunner email problems are caused by server configuration. Therefore, double-check your settings to ensure that your email client is configured to connect to the server. You can ping a…

  • Expectations post initial surgery.

    Planning for after treatment
    Updated Dec 8, 2021

    Having Surgery to remove a malignant Melanoma on 10 Dec 2021. The doc is also going to remove a Lymph node to determine if it has spread. Can anyone tell me what treatment to expect Post Surgery when we find the Cancer has not spread?

  • A Cancer Journey Virtual Musical

    Just some thoughts
    Added Oct 17, 2021

    This is interesting and for a good cause: www.VividDreamsofaCancerSurvivor.foundation

  • Hi, I'm SHARON K N.

    My birthday thoughts.

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jun 10, 2021

    Three years ago I celebrated my birthday by having my infusion pump disconnected at the center. I was being treated for pancreatic cancer. Yesterday I celebrated enjoying the lovely weather at our lake home. I am blessed to be alive and enjoying my family and friends. Thank you to Dr. Natarajan, Dr. Singh, and the caring team at Nebraska Cancer …

  • Hi, I'm Betti

    8 years ago

    Just some thoughts
    Updated Feb 15, 2021

    It was 8 years ago today (15Feb2013) that I was getting ready to go to the hospital to have my mastectomy and lymph node dissection. That seems so long ago but very real in my mind. My breast patient navigator had been invited by my surgeon to attend my surgery. She met me in the preop area and we shared a good talk. The last thing I recall …

  • I'm scarlettturner, and I'm a healthcare professional

    personal research paper reviser

    Just some thoughts
    Updated May 4, 2021

    Hello,
    I’m the Community Assistant for Navigating Care. Thank you for joining our Community and engaging in some of our discussions. I have to inform you that your recent post “personal research paper reviser” needed to be edited.
    In Navigating Care’s Community we encourage everyone to share their stories and experiences.
    I hope you understa…

  • Keep Calm and Fight On

    My Prostate Cancer Journey

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 9, 2020

    I live in Minnesota. I was 56 when I was diagnosed in August, 2016, my initial PSA was 58.95 ng/ml, my Gleason Score was 7a, and I was staged T3b. My initial treatment choice was Surgery (Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy) and my current treatment choice is ADT-Androgen Deprivation (Hormone) (Monotherapy) (Firmagon). My full experience is docum…

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 …