Diagnosed May 15 2008. I had a little belly ache and little elevated white cell count, primary Dr. suggested to get a CT, 2 days later had 14" colon, tumor between appendix and colon and any viewable cancers removed. It had mets to my liver. Now, Oct 6, 2008, am in 14th chemo treatment 5FU plus Avastin. Treatments are 1x week for 4-6 hours. Due for next CT to see if chemo is working within the next 2 weeks. I have a very positive attitude. But friends / family though want to be supportive, think this is terminal showing that in subtle ways. It interferes with my spirit. I need to hear from survivors who've gone through and BEAT this ...
I'm a 59 year old women who thought I was being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. I had surgery a week ago with a strong possibility of ovarian cancer. They removed both ovaries and the lining covering my stomach because of cancer. The surgeon removed lymph nodes to be tested also. Lymph nodes appear to be clear but the pathology report comes back as the primay being colorectal cancer. I'm so totally confused right now. They sent my report to the mayo clinic for a second opinion and I'm waiting until this Wednesday to have my staples removed and to talk to a oncologist. Has this happened to anyone else?? Thanks for any help.
ABOVE IS A LIST OF HELPFUL GUIDELINES GIVEN TO ME BY MY ONCOLOGIST SEVERAL YEARS AGO. HOPE YOU FIND THEM HELPFUL.
My journey with cervical cancer began in June 2006. I was diagnosed with HPV.
I was immediately sent to a gynecological oncologist. He did a colposcopy and told me that we would watch the HPV. I was told that it would most likely go away on its own. I breathed a sigh of relief and I walked out of his office very happy and relieved and made an appt to see him 3 months later.
I really thought it would just go away. I remember celebrating Christmas that year and being relaxed about the whole thing.
I went back for my check up in January 2007 . I was still confident that it had gone away.
This is a song entitled "Don't Loose Heart" that I'd like to dedicate to all cancer survivors as well as caregivers...basically anyone who's been touched by the effects of cancer. I apologize for the sound quality as this is the only way I could find to get it in this forum. I'll blog the lyrics as well, and if you'd like to hear it as it should be heard, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxB2jUErffU
Dan Fogelberg wrote and performed the song and I hope he doesn't mind that I use it.
Love, Light and Laughter to you all
JUST WANTED TO SEND A BIT OF LOVE OUT TO ALL THE FRIENDS I HAVE MET HERE! THANKS FOR BEING WHO YOU ARE AND THANKS FOR CARING!