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Neal

Neal
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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Jane2016

Jane2016
Bio: I was a healthy woman, exercising at the gym before work. Who would have thought that I would be diagnosed with aml???
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Flu symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.

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April

April
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Indolent B-Cell Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on jaw in front of ear and swollen lymph nodes on neck

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Thomas

Thomas
Bio: I'm a Queensland dog with osteosarcoma. I'm here to support my human friends
Cancer Type: Bone Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Osteosarcoma
Bone Cancer Symptoms: Swelling above left carpal, limping. My vet had just lost her dog to osteosarcoma so took no chances - straight in for an xray, which suggested it could be bone cancer, so immediately referred to a Vet Oncologist (Dr Terry) who took bone biopsies and did body scan. Scan showed no spread of cancer. Results received 16 April 2018 that…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left front leg and shoulder amputated on 17 April 2018.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Tamoxifen, Toceranib, Piroxicam. No significant side effects (minimal diarrhea, occasional nausea). Nan has noticed that my fur is very slow growing now - months later, surgery sites are still sparsely covered in fur, and I am getting bald patches (my paws, chin, snout).

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Susan J

Susan J
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Pancreas 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 in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung…more

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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 lung cancer, and brain cancer, respectively, and another loved and cherished friend to lobular breast cancer. In 2007, a very close…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

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Christine

Christine
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Distal Pancreatonomy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Started Chemo - Gemzar & Xeloda - in November 2016. 6 cycles planned. Side effects pretty mild - some nausea and tiredness

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Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: None that I noticed. But an odd, recurring pain in my right groin area for several years kept me questioning my doctors until they finally did an ultrasound and found the mass on my pancreas.,
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: An Appleby was performed on March 3, 2017 at Johns Hopkins to remove a tumor on the body of my pancreas. Fifty percent of pancreas removed along with gall bladder and spleen and 22 lymph nodes. The surgery was successful. Margins clear and lymph nodes negative. Recovery has been long and difficult but I am finally beginning to feel better.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5fu from 11/8/16 until 1/5/17. Five hour infusion then wore a pump home for 48 hours. Was supposed to do 8 cycles but only got to 4 when my white cell count dropped and we had to stop. The side effects of this treatment are horrendous. Pain, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, neuropathy in hands and feet, hair loss, cold sensitivity, shaky hands…more

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October 8, 2016

Oklahoma

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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