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Neal

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

Deborah

Deborah
Bio: I am a 64 year old wife and caretaker for my husband who was diagnosed in Oct, 2016 with Pancreatic Cancer. My fears are the hardships we will be certain to endore and an uncertain future. Shall we…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Pain, fatigue, loss of appetitie, depression and anxiety.

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

April

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

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

Jill

Jill
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer on September 26, 2005 and again on May 29, 2009, two time survivor. The months following the diagnoses were the hardest on me, my world totally changed. Now that I have recovered I hope…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my left breast while putting on my bra that snaps in the front. I don't think I would of found this if it wasn't for the placement of it being so close to the edge…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My first surgery was on September 22, 2005 where I had a lump in my breast removed. I got the call on September 26th that is was cancerous. My second re-excision surgery was on October 5th. The cancer reoccurred and…more

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

Christine

Christine
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Non
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

Sandy

Sandy
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
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.…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…more

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
Cancer 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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October 8, 2016

Oklahoma

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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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