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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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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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Angie

Angie
Bio: I never thought that I would have cancer, then about 6 months before I was diagnosed, just knew that I had cancer. I didn't know what kind, but knew that there was something majorly wrong! At that point, I began advocating for myself and refused to give up until someone listened to me. I was relieved when Dr. #3 actually…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Cervix
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: right side pain under ribs and radiating around to back, right leg pain, excessive and constant vaginal bleeding with clots, anemia, fatigue, decreased cognition, irritability, pain and bleeding with intercourse, pelvic pain after orgasm, acne
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: DaVinci Robot Assisted Radical Hysterectomy and Bilateral Lymphadenectomy (kept both ovaries). 5 incisions in abdomen, little pain, quick recovery (up walking around that night and home the next day). Only took pain medicine for 3 days. The biggest nuisance was the catheter. I had a UTI (urinary tract infection) with bladder spasms 5 days after my surgery. Once the catheter…more

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Elisabeth

Elisabeth
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: My mother had cervical, Brad had pancreatic and Jodie breast cancer

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November 1, 2019

Copperas Cove, Texas 76522

January 9, 1982

Cancer Info

Cervical Cancer

October 20, 2018

Stage 1

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.

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

No

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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