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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Hi, I'm BillyB

    Recent Rectal Cancer Diagnosis

    My diagnosis
    Added Apr 16, 2021

    I became aware I have stage 2 rectal cancer in March 2021. My indicators were bright red blood in my stool, which I had for 10 years. I originally went to see a doctor when this first occurred and was told it was probably microscopic hemorrhoids and for me to change my diet.

    A small amount of blood continued and it became normal for me. Fast …

  • Hi, I'm JACQUES H.

    Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Diagnosis

    My diagnosis
    Added Apr 4, 2021

    My diagnosis of non hodgkin’s lymphoma was kind of a long process that I will share with you here.

    During the Spring of 2019 I was experiencing back pain. I thought it was my lower back. I got an MRI of my lumbar spine and it showed a slightly bulging disk which seemed to explain the back pain. I started doing physical therapy to treat it. I …

  • Hi, I'm kreg001

    PCa treatment following auxumin scan revealing seminal vesicle invasion

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Feb 23, 2021

    Prostate cancer diagnosed in 2009 Gleason 7(3,4). Treated with IGIMRT and ADT. Nadir of 0.3. Biochemical recurrence in 2013. Treated with salvage brachytherapy summer of ’13. Nadir of 0.4. Biochemical recurrence 2016. Sprionolactone, then Lupron, nadir of 1.3. Auxumin scan February of 2021 shows uptake in seminal vesicles not remote loca…

  • Hi, I'm Betti

    8 years ago

    Just some thoughts
    Updated Feb 15, 2021

    It was 8 years ago today (15Feb2013) that I was getting ready to go to the hospital to have my mastectomy and lymph node dissection. That seems so long ago but very real in my mind. My breast patient navigator had been invited by my surgeon to attend my surgery. She met me in the preop area and we shared a good talk. The last thing I recall …

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

    personal research paper reviser

    Just some thoughts
    Updated May 4, 2021

    Hello,
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    In Navigating Care’s Community we encourage everyone to share their stories and experiences.
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  • Keep Calm and Fight On

    My Prostate Cancer Journey

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 9, 2020

    I live in Minnesota. I was 56 when I was diagnosed in August, 2016, my initial PSA was 58.95 ng/ml, my Gleason Score was 7a, and I was staged T3b. My initial treatment choice was Surgery (Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy) and my current treatment choice is ADT-Androgen Deprivation (Hormone) (Monotherapy) (Firmagon). My full experience is docum…

  • Hi, I'm Gloria J B.

    Hope

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jun 9, 2020

    In 1991, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma in my thymus that had spread to my left lung. After surgery and chemo, Dr. Senecal suggested I have a bone marrow transplant. It was a miracle for me. This month I am celebrating my 28 year Anniversary of being free from lymphoma. Thank you Dr. Senecal! You are the best doctor ever.

  • Hi, I'm Melody

    Stage IV Lung Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Apr 26, 2020

    Just found out a week ago. I was admitted to the hospital with pancreatitis then I have a CAT scan to find out that I have Stage IV lung cancer. What a shock

  • Hi, I'm Kris J

    6 month check up

    My diagnosis
    Added Mar 13, 2020

    So I finished treatments last August and had a six month check and showing cancer free… praise God..
    Still have some brain fog on days and learning to deal with after effects of radiation area. Having had anal cancer radiation set full on menopause into effect the hot flashes are the worst.. trying different things to get through this part of…

  • Hi, I'm Netti

    Blessed

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 13, 2020

    I have been so blessed to be in the Care of Northwest Medical Specialties.
    I am “Cancer Free”. The loving care and compassion at NW MED is amazing! Hugs to Northwest Medical Specialties. They are my Hero’s.

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 …