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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • I'm Travis, and I'm a survivor of Stage 3 Colon Cancer

    There is a better place

    Overcoming fear
    Added Nov 12, 2018

    I was told I needed a liver transplant and I was worry at first. Then I thought about who created this body and my fear went away because I thought about what I had read in the Bible. ‘COURAGE in Time of Fear’ Psalm 46 and it over and over. I look at all things I have done in life and thought all the peoples I had met, and my family members I lo…

  • Hi, I'm Barbara C M.

    Arimidex and side effects vs Tamoxafin

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Nov 6, 2018

    I have used Arimidex for 9+ years with no side effects except for the time I was switched to 2 generic cheaper meds because my insurance refused to pay. I was lucky that my doctors went to bat for me and got the insurance to agree to pay again. The agonizing joint pain forced me to use crutches during those months and I still have some even af…

  • 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!

  • Just call me Gordy.

    Multiple Myeloma Delete 17

    My diagnosis
    Updated Aug 18, 2018
    I am not sure of the relevancy of this story but I thought I might try to express some of my experiences over the past year.

    In May of 2017 my GP ran some blood tests on me because I was complaining about being tired and my golf game was suffering. At the time I was just thinking it was old age creeping in. I thought she might give me…

  • Hi, I'm Janie C.

    Colon Cancer diagnosis

    Going through treatment
    Added Mar 4, 2018

    I just want to share my story and any advice is appreciated… I was diagnosed with stage 111b Colon cancer in August of 2017. I had a foot of my colon removed in September of 2017. This all happens so fast I was scared to death. I started in early spring of that year having bloating, major heartburn, a few sharp pains and dropped 15 lbs in abou…

  • I'm PATRICIA M., and I'm a survivor of Stage 1 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 26, 2018

    NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY “WHAT THE HEALTH”

  • I'm PATRICIA M., and I'm a survivor of Stage 1 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Thyroid Healing

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 30, 2018

    I highly recommend this book. As a patient, i can honestly say this book and other information I gather from other patients/physicians helped my owned diagnose……Life is good!

    p.s. always get a second opinion

  • Hi, I'm Eugene L.

    PROSTRATE CANCER

    Going through treatment
    Added Nov 19, 2017

    I FINISHED FORTY-FOUR PROSTRATE CANCER RADIATION TREATMENTS AT THE FLEMING ISLAND CANCER SPECIALISTS OF NORTH FLORIDA FACILITY IN SEPTEMBER 2017 UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF DR. EMILY TANZLER. THESE TREATMENTS, ALONG WITH HORMONE THERAPY ADMINISTERED BY MY UROLOGIST, DR. MARC BLASSER, HAVE DEFEATED MY CANCER. ACCORDING TO BOTH DOCTORS, I AM NOW 10…

  • I'm Bonnie Holt, and I'm a survivor of Stage 0 Breast Cancer

    Stage 0 Breast cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Oct 30, 2017

    My primary doctor told me “Hey you hit the 40 yr old mark, it’s time to get a base line mammogram”. I thought nothing of it. No big deal I have had one before in 2013. I wanted breast augmentation so I needed to have a mammo before the surgery back then. So I have my base line mammo, think However, when the radiologist called me back and said "w…

  • Hi, I'm Regulus

    Starting Hydroxyurea

    Going through treatment
    Added Sep 15, 2017
    I’m new to this forum, and just starting hydroxyurea therapy for polycythemia vera. My first treatment is today, taking 500 mg 2 times a day. The Dr. will fine tune the doseage over the next months. I was diagnosed w/ PV a couple of months ago. I am 71 years old and physically “fit”. I have several of the PV symptoms and they …

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…

  • 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 …

  • I'm Gloria Becker, and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    I Care - Please Read

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
    You’ve probably heard this before; however, it meant little to me until I was the one being told, " You have colorectal cancer." If you are experiencing something out of the ordinary, such as pain or discomfort that will not go away, call your doctor.

    OBTAIN FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY
    This can be a useful tool for yo…