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1 Very Palpable Hit

1 Very Palpable Hit
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma (sub-type of epithelial)
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands…more

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Thomas

Thomas
Bio: I was a Queensland dog with osteosarcoma. I'm here to support my human friends
Cancer Type: Bone Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 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 Jindalee Vet Oncologist (Dr Terry) who took bone biopsies and did body scan. Scan showed no spread of cancer. Results received 16 April 2018…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 to start with but after so many months of home chemo/meds I get diarrhoea and occasional nausea (am on meds to combat). My fur is very slow growing now - months later, surgery sites are still sparsely covered in fur, and I now have bald patches (my paws, muzzle, bottom).

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Deborah

Deborah
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer

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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 fucking come.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast 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

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Heatherericksonauthor

Heatherericksonauthor
Bio: On October 22, 2012, my husband Dan found several hard, enlarged lymph nodes along his collarbone. His doctor immediately ordered a litany of tests and soon discovered metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in several locations. It was stage IV from the beginning with a bleak prognosis. He is still alive and doing well. We have 6 children, 3 of them…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non-small cell adenocarcinoma
Lung Cancer Symptoms: He has had enlarged lymph nodes, back pain due to cancer in his spine, and cough/difficulty breathing due to lymphangitic spread. Those symptoms are currently under control due to treatment. Currently, he experiences lower body/leg pain with no known cause.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tarceva (EGFR+)12/12-6/14 fatigue, mouth sores, toenail issues, rash Afatanib 6/14-12/14 fatigue, diarrhea, toenail problems Didn't work. Carbo/Taxol 12/14-4/15 lost hair, neuropathy, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, neutropenia. Alimta 4/15-7/15 No SE Didn't work, though. Gemzar/cisplatin 11/15-12/15 Neutropenia, counts bottomed out Iressa 12/15 only worked for a couple of weeks before progression resumed hard and fast Tagrisso (T790M+) 1/16- current

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Colleen

Colleen
Bio: I'm 21 years old, Just finishing up Law Enforcement Degree. I plan to move to Florida in hopes to pursue modeling career. I recently in March was diagnose with stage 1 cervical cancer and it's been really hard to deal with it. I already have a lung infection and to have another major life changing thing happen to me, its…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 1 B cervical cancer
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: Abnormal bleeding, severe pelvic pain, sweating, pinching in lower back. Tired, discharged tissue.

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Annelise

Annelise
Bio: Hi. My name is Annelise. I am 28 yrs and I have no child. I have been detected with signs of extensive carcimona in situ with focal micro invasive squamous cell carcimona on the 15 February 2013.. I admit that I am really afraid.. I also think about my boyfriend.. We are together since 6 months (but know each other since…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: signs of extensive carcinoma-in-situ with focal micro invasive squamous cell carcinoma
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding with a foul smell
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy of cervix and polyp

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Laurie

Laurie
Bio: hi,My name is Laurie,and I am 45 years old, and was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1a2 in September of 2010, and this is my crazy ride through surgery and treatment
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Da Vinci Robotic radical hysterectomy with lymph node dissection 11/10/10. Had a complication (my colon was STUCK) to my uterus due to adhesions, and they had to cut my colon and repair it. Turned into a 7 hour surgery, and the result is that I cam home with a catheter and a small drain for 13 days

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Jennifer

Jennifer
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cone Biopsy x 2, sentinal node dissection in Jan 2012, Crevical Stent in Oct 2012

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Stacy

Stacy
Bio: I am 35 and dx May 18th with Stage 1B1 Cervical Cancer. I had a radical trachelectomy and lymph node disection. I am still in the fight due to a margin not cleared of the cancer. Still in the air is a plan of care.
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: vaginal bleeding after sex, a period that didn't stop in March
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radical Trachlectomy May 18, 2011 with lymphnode disection April 4th D&C, with Cone bx
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Done and it sucked

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November 1, 2019

Copperas Cove, Texas 76522

January 9, 1982

Cancer Info

Cervical Cancer

October 20, 2018

Stage 4

over 6.1

2200

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I honestly was annoyed that it was only stage 1b. It felt like it “didn’t really” have cancer even though I went through treatment and now have permanent side effects from radiation. I’m also going through very early menopause because of radiation.

Even stage 1 can be serious.

Tell me your stories.

February 2020 Now it is in my lungs

Vasicek Cancer Center, Scott and White in Temple, TX

Stretch as much as you can threw treatment if doing radiation, to keep your body limber throughout treatment. It will be easier to recover if you do that.

TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON! I have a degree in mental health and talking about what I was going through was a huge help. I even talked about survivors guilt (a friend passed from stage four while I was in treatment), and I talked about my side effects.

February 5, 2019

Metastatic now, yes 2020

Unusual vaginal bleeding, could feel something wasn’t right and hormonal changes.

Money needed for medical bills that occurred prior to treatment because I was not going to be trying to find work during that time.

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