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Karen

Karen
Bio: My dad is still my Daddy to me (and always will be) but my heart is being ripped apart by this cancer diagnosis and the thought of losing him and to such a painful way. I am trying to stay…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: After almost a year of hearing No/Yes/Maybe my Dad had his Whipple at JH in Baltimore in March, after one week we went home. They also gave him electroporation to treat the tumor that had been resting on the artery.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia

Kristy

Kristy
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
Cancer Symptoms: Seizures at onset
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Craniotomy 6/17/16
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: PCV 8/21/16 - still fighting

Nicole

Nicole
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Cancer Symptoms: Started with itching first 6 months. I thought was a hemorrhoid. The last 6 months experienced excruciating pain after BM's and in between that lasted hours. Went to ER for severe pain was told I had anal fissures. Also my…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mouth Sores, fatigue, nausea

Susan J

Susan J
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple Procedure performed January 19, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian. The cancer was staged at 2b, with positive margins and lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break…more

Meagen

Meagen
Bio: I am living with cancer, NOT dying from it. I have been writing to vent. Someone recommended I do a blog. So here are the mostly inappropriate rants of a 28-year-old with breast cancer. Get ready cancer because here I…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in right breast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: not scheduled yet
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 4th 2016, every 3 weeks for 6 sessions. Maybe more after surgery. Chemo combo tch

Laura

Laura
Bio: I am a homeschool mom of four with three in college and one finishing highschool. I have been married 25 years. I was a very physically active runner, swimmer in great physical shape. I went for my first colon screening…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Weight loss, thin curved bowel movements
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: First week of treatment was dual with radiation. Received IV mitomycin drip for 1 hour with 5 day 24 hour power port 5fu 5th week same treatment. First treatment: nausea and severe mucositis limiting food intake. Second treatment wiped out wbc…more

Jenna

Jenna
Bio: I am 24, my father has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and i am looking for some support and information to help with my ability to cope as well as my ability to better support my father through the…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bile duct stent on 5/1/14

Danni

Danni
Bio: I am not a cancer survivor, but I joined this community as a supporter of someone with cancer. Someone we lost on Thursday to colon cancer. I have also lost my mother to brain cancer, two friends to…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
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October 8, 2016

Oklahoma

Cancer Survivor

Cancer Info

Pancreas Cancer

Endocrine

November 3, 2015

Stage 2

Yes

Having to tell my dad and brother after we lost my mom earlier the same year to cancer.

I'm a fighter just like my mom.

March 1, 2016

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