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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • 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…

  • Hi, I'm Gloria J B.

    Hope

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jun 9, 2020

    In 1991, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma in my thymus that had spread to my left lung. After surgery and chemo, Dr. Senecal suggested I have a bone marrow transplant. It was a miracle for me. This month I am celebrating my 28 year Anniversary of being free from lymphoma. Thank you Dr. Senecal! You are the best doctor ever.

  • Hi, I'm Netti

    Blessed

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 13, 2020

    I have been so blessed to be in the Care of Northwest Medical Specialties.
    I am “Cancer Free”. The loving care and compassion at NW MED is amazing! Hugs to Northwest Medical Specialties. They are my Hero’s.

  • Hi, I'm fierytrials

    From My Diagnosis To Being A Survivor

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 8, 2020

    My cancer journey starts out most likely the way many cancer victims start. There is nothing comparable to people hearing the terrible phrase “You have cancer”. I was numb for weeks, it seemed so surreal.

    When I was first diagnosed with uterine cancer, I purposed myself to learn about staging and treatment options. Secondly, I sought out o…

  • I'm Polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS, and I'm a healthcare professional

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

    Just some thoughts
    Added Sep 29, 2019

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common in women. It is also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome. Women with PCOS produce higher amounts of male hormones than usual. It is a common hormonal disorder that causes different symptoms of reproductive age. Women who have PCOS may have infrequent or prolong menstrual period. The ovaries m…

  • I'm Darla S., and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Breast Cancer

    Stage 4 No More

    Just some thoughts
    Updated Aug 20, 2019

    In November 2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 4, Triple Positive, Invasive Ductal Metastatic Breast Cancer. I had a LOT of bone involvement, tumors in my liver and LOTS of lymph nodes. My PET scan looked like a Christmas Tree. I started my treatments with 10 rounds of radiation to a bone in my pelvis and a few vertebrae they were afraid would …

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 …

  • 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!