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I have just been diagnosed with anal skin cancer

I went to my general surgeon today as I have had a hemorrhoid that has been painful for over one year-I was treated with a local suppository (lidocaine and cortisone) after I was told it was a "tag" and to tolerate it with the medication as surgery to remove it would be very painful Just over a year later, the pain had become unbearable thus my visit today where I was told that I had skin cancer after I was asked if I knew I had warts on my hemorrhoids
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If anyone has had this similar cancer or if anyone can just help me relieve my fears I'd appreciate it.


My puppy that I adopted after completing my radiation


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I am a SWF, 35 from Greensburg. I was diagnosed with a Malignant Periphial Nerve Sheath Tumor(MPNST)on November 29, 2007. The mass was first discovered during a trip to the ER on Oct 12, 2007 when I was having difficulty breathing. I had surgery to remove the mass from my vagas nerve on November 4, 2007 and the pathology came back on the 29th. I was referred to the Arnold Palmer Center in Greensburg for treatment.

The cancer that I had does not usually respond to chemotherapy, and since the surgeon was able to remove the entire mass and it had not invaded nearby tissues, I was prescibed 6 weeks of high does radiation. The radiation began on December 26, 2007 and concluded on February 8, 2008.

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Urethral Cancer

My name is Seppie. I am a 43 years old female. I was diagnosed with urethral cancer May 23, 2008 at the age of 42. What a shock!!! If you have not heard of it do not be alarmed it is very rare. There are only 600 cases a year in this country (I think just this country). Of the 600 cases it is more common in women than men. It, in my case, had already spread to the right groin and right lower lung before it was diagnosed. So, surgery for the tumor in the urethra was postponed/cancelled depending on what doctors' opinion you want to take. Chemotherapy started in June after the implantation of the Powerport (what a life saver)! I am in a clinical trial at IU in Indianapolis. My doctors in the small town that I live in Northeast of Indy got the IU doctors to move quickyl because the small town docs had not seen this before. I have been through 4 cycles of the chemo regiment and am done. I could not take any more chemo!!!! I agreed to stay on the study drug Avastin for awhile longer. I am still waiting to feel better from stopping the chemo.

New diagnosis of metastatic large cell lung cancer

Wow, what a difference 60 days makes. Two months ago I was gleefully throwing sticks and balls to my 60# dog on our vacation home we just purchased in Eastern TN, thinking my fatique was the fact that I was truly working (mowing, weedeating, etc) the beautiful 4 acres that came with our place, and now I'm walking around like a strong wind could topple me, and it possibly could. My husband and I have a home in Northern California which has been on the market since last spring as unfortunately so many other homes have been, but we purchased the TN home last fall so I went out with the dog and a list of repairmen in the area to start some upgrading to our vacation home which we hope to eventually make our retirement home.

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I got diagnosed with a brain tumour 2 months ago after a grand mal seizure landed me in emergency. 4x4cms so i got given dilantin and told that someone would get back to me. I had a craniotomy on 20th october, and told after that that it was benign, after the surgeon looked at it. he completley resected it. I was then told after histology checks that it had some malignancy, and now is a grade III anaplastic astrocytoma not a grade II as they thought. Boo hoo for me. I now have radiotherapy sessions starting in 3 weeks

I am 37 and have 3 year old boy/girl twins and a 16 month old daughter as well.

Me and my little granddaughter Reece

Me and my little granddaughter Reece


I am a 56 year "young" grandmother and was diagnosed with NSCLC August 08. Stage IV, inoperable. Devastating to say the least, since I'm a non-smoker. Symptoms were fatigue and pain during deep breaths in the middle of my back. Two xrays indicated pneumonia. I was treated with 2 rounds of antibiotics before recurrence of pain. CT Scan showed worrisome spot. Broncoscopy showed Lung cancer. I am currently on Tarceva and have experienced great success. After 8 weeks on drug main tumor shrunk 80% and lymph nodes were back to normal size. All other spots have diminished significantly. I feel wonderful and am able to experience almost the same quality of life as before my diagnosis. I have joined this blog to share my successful story and hopefully to receive messages from NSCLC survivors and especially those that have had success with Tarceva. God bless all of you that survived your cancers.

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