In 2001 I was diagnosed with Carcinoid Cancer. It is a rare Nuroendrocrine cancer that cause all of the hormones in your body to reproduce in large quantities. My main symptoms are Flushing, which causes high blood pressure,sore skin, headaches, heart problems, just to name a few. There is no cure or treatments like chemo and radiation, for this cancer and the only treatment for the symptoms are a drug called Sandostatin(octreotide). I am injected with this drug every two weeks. They are very painful. I also self inject into my abdomin the short acting form of Sandostatin for breakthrough symptoms. I also am a survivor of Cervical and Thyroid Cancer.
In this photo are two of the three most important people in my life. My husband (not pictured) is the third. My mom is my hero and my love, appreciation and admiration for her is endless. I am so so proud of her strength through her struggle with metastasized breast cancer for the last 4 years. Everyone including myself is always astounded at how optimistic she is about life. She is beautiful and my best friend. My mom is irreplaceable. I can only HOPE to be as great of a mother and friend to my baby boy Jonas.
Welcome to my website. This is advice for people with cancer and it is also for cancer survivors! Always have faith to believe you can do anything. It's always best to fight for what you believe in. even when things get hard always keep holding on.
About Daniel’s Life Story;
This story is about me Daniel Ray Peterson when I was young. It teaches people not to give up and stop thinking only of themselves. It gives people a sense of hope, even for those who have trouble with their life struggles. It can give a hospital patient a sense of hope. It teaches people who have cancer and other life struggles to never lose hope, even if there is none. There is usually always a way to win a fight against cancer. People just don’t see it. Some people just say he/she’s not going to live very long. He/she will probably be dead tomorrow or maybe even next week. People don’t need to think that way. It will only make them feel depressed or even lose all sight of hope. People should never give up just because of what doctors say. There is always hope for everyone. People just deny it.
My name is Sara Gutierrez
I've been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in November 2008. I'm married and we have 4 children together.
This is all new to me and I'm going to have my 2nd treatment & I still don't know what to expect.
You think you can prepare yourself in your mind but it's not always that way is it? That's what i'm finding out.
September 29, 2008 was the day my life changed forever. It was the day that I found out that I had breast cancer. It was 8:30 am and I was in my office like any other day of the week, but this day would be like no other. I had found a lump in my right breast and went to see my PCP for my annual women's exam. I walked out of her office with a referral for a mammogram, lab slip, and a referral to a podiatrist for some foot pain. I felt like I was falling apart at 45.....lol. I went for the mammogram, which then led to an ultrasound, which then led to a core needle biopsy and there it was, CANCER!!!! So on September 29, 2008 my PCP stated that I had breast cancer and that she needed to put a referral into a surgical oncologist, and oh by the way she said....you need to keep going to the gym and excercising!!!