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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • I'm ansimpson, and I support someone with cancer

    Turning 40...

    Just some thoughts
    Updated May 16, 2022

    Hey everyone!

    I am not a cancer survivor but I am gran-daughter to two grandmothers that had breast cancer. My mother’s mom had breast cancer and luckily survived. My dads mom was no so fortunate. I was always so angry with her, knowing that she waited so long to get treatment. I knew she was afraid of losing her breasts and no longer fee…
  • living with stage 4 cancer

    Going through treatment
    Added Mar 10, 2022

    My name is Carolyn Troutman I am 72 years old. I found out that I had stage four lung cancer in 2021. My first treatment was a pill call taggresso. before I started the pill I was on oxygen for months. I also had a very bad cough. After starting the pill my oxygen got better. I started out riding in a wheelchair because my oxygen would drop w…

  • Hi, I'm Hopeful

    Living Hopeful

    Living with cancer
    Added Feb 16, 2022

    I am 75 years old married 51 years so far. Have 4 children and 15 grandchildren. Cancer has been with me since 2017 . I have breast and liver cancer and it will be with me until I die. I love the care I receive every three weeks and know it is sustaining me. I would love to hear from others who are also carrying cancer for the rest of their life…

  • I'm Shannon K, and I'm a survivor of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    2018 Highly Aggressive Breast Cancer...2021 Leukemia....Forever

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 16, 2022

    Hello,
    I am a 42-year-old, single female who has been battling cancer since 2018. I was diagnosed with High Aggressive Ductal Carcinoma in August of 2018. I went through 11 months of infusion chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and a BRCA-1 diagnosis.
    Today, I am battling CML which has been worse than the treatments for breast cancer. I am ex…

  • I'm michaelbraco, and I'm a healthcare professional

    What causes the 'Roadrunner Email Problems'?

    Just some thoughts
    Added Dec 24, 2021

    Roadrunner Email is a popular email provider. Occasionally, Roadrunner email problems are caused by server configuration. Therefore, double-check your settings to ensure that your email client is configured to connect to the server. You can ping a…

  • Expectations post initial surgery.

    Planning for after treatment
    Updated Dec 8, 2021

    Having Surgery to remove a malignant Melanoma on 10 Dec 2021. The doc is also going to remove a Lymph node to determine if it has spread. Can anyone tell me what treatment to expect Post Surgery when we find the Cancer has not spread?

  • Hi, I'm Dale E S.

    Dale E S.

    Going through treatment
    Added Nov 4, 2021

    I had nonsmall cell adenocarcinoma in my left lung in 20210. I had done well until the spring of 2019. My cancer had matestized in my bones. It is wide spread and I am stage four. It came back very fast.

    I am on a new medication called retevmo. My last two scans have shown no new growth, so I am very happy. While I have no pain, I do deal wit…

  • A Cancer Journey Virtual Musical

    Just some thoughts
    Added Oct 17, 2021

    This is interesting and for a good cause: www.VividDreamsofaCancerSurvivor.foundation

  • Hi, I'm James M N.

    Renal carcinoma: a 5-yr+ ongoing survival story after stage III diagnosis

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Sep 26, 2021

    In 2016, I was a very active, exercising 64 y.o. with no serious health problems. I thought. I went in for an annual checkup and mentioned to my doctor of a very mild complaint in the UPPER right quadrant of my torso. It felt like a pinpoint needle prick sensation of intermittent nature, not severe or excruciating, but perhaps bothersome. My d…

  • Hi, I'm SHARON K N.

    My birthday thoughts.

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jun 10, 2021

    Three years ago I celebrated my birthday by having my infusion pump disconnected at the center. I was being treated for pancreatic cancer. Yesterday I celebrated enjoying the lovely weather at our lake home. I am blessed to be alive and enjoying my family and friends. Thank you to Dr. Natarajan, Dr. Singh, and the caring team at Nebraska Cancer …

Favorite Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Cancer - The Secret Change

    Living with cancer
    Added Jan 31, 2015
    This article, so very well written by a practicing oncologist, is superb! Dr. Salwitz truly captures the feelings that I (and probably thousands of other cancer patients) have. Cancer does suck! My cancer is rare. It grows slowly, but it grows. I do not “look like I have cancer.” I hear so often,“You really look great.” The problem is I …
  • Hi, I'm Craig Blower

    It is what it is. Might as well find some humor in your journey.

    Living with cancer
    Updated Oct 26, 2013

    I was diagnosed last February (2013) with stage IV lung cancer. A shock to me, needless to say, as a non-smoker. Unless of course you count those funny things I smoked back in college 40 years ago.

    Besides the support of family and friends, I have found keeping my sense of humor throughout my journey has been the best medicine, other than the…

  • Hi, I'm Peggy J C.

    Alway have HOPE!

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 22, 2018

    In June 2018 I celebrated my 20th year as a survivor. What a struggle and blessing!
    Never give up HOPE!

  • I'm Beth, and I'm going through treatment for Breast Cancer.

    A Summary of My Chemo Experience

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    This is a summary of the chemo treatment I survived. I have never experienced anything like this. Radiation, and even surgery, was a breeze in comparison:

    6 treatments, one every 21 days:

    - for each treatment, Brad and I were there 2.5 to 4 hours (always had the bloodwork and meeting with the doctor a day or 2 before treatment)

    - #2 …