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I refused chemo yesterday. Am I mad?

This summer I was diagnosed "ovarian hemorragic/mucous(?) cyst", and passed a surgery on 19 August 2014 in my home country (Kazakhstan). Having examined the tissues they had taken away from my body during the surgery, the doctors diagnozed stage III and insisted on chemo. And some of them quite openly told me that chemo-methods in Kazakhstan are out-of-date, so it would be better to go abroad fot the treatment.



A beautiful day today, as everyday is now that I have come out of the shock of it all. I was diagnosed of UTERINE CANCER early June of this year. When the doctor said those words, it was like a bullet had shot me. I went through all the things we do, operation, appts, radiation interview, only a few days of starting Radiation, did I come out of it, that was a few weeks ago. I am a fighter, I am holistic for 47 years, how did this happen??

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Beauty Spot Tennessee

Hiked today on the Appalachian Trail  from Beauty Spot to Unaka Mountain.  Wonderful day and so grateful for the energy to be outside climbing mountains  :)

Beauty Spot Tennessee
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Ringing the bell to celebrate end of chemo

At the end of each treatment milestone, we get to ring the bell in the lobby and everyone cheers and claps. I rang the bell today for finishing my chemo.

Ringing the bell to celebrate end of chemo

Diagnosed with Stage 4 Squamus Cell Carcinoma of the Maxillofacial

This is a reply to John from prior posts he made.  I was diagnosed with Squamus Cell Carcinoma which was the size of a baseball and encompassed entire right side of my mouth and face and sinus cavity. My entire right side was removed..including upper cheek bone, upper jaw, upper soft palate, lower orbital socket, sinus cavity and all of my top teeth. This was called a free flap procedure.  Along with 23 lymph nodes in my neck.  Neck dissection as well.

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Neuroendocrine Cancer diagnosis

I was recently diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer that just so happened to grow in my pancreas. So I will be having a major surgery soon in the next few weeks to remove part of my pancreas, stomach, small intestines, and bile duct. Long recovery time.


I wanted to find somewhere that I could share my feelings, emotions with, and have people understand all of the ups and downs. Cancer is a scary scary word. But I know I have remained positive. There are moments when I break as I'm sure every human who is inflicted with cancer knows and relates to.


Ginger's Story

Hello, My name is LaVonda and I am the oldest of four. My mother (Virginia Cook) passed away September 4 from Hochkin's Lymphoma. She was part of the Chemo Angel network and I can not express the joy receiving her angel mail brought my mom and our family as she battled this horrid disease. She has lost her fight, but now she is at peace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the joy each and every "angel" brought my mom.

In her memory, I would like to become part of this network of "angels", so that I may pass on the same joy to other victims of cancer.


My Dad was diagnosed with Melanomain August 2014. He had two lymph nodes removed that tested positive for cancer. We are being referred to MD Anderson and our first appoiont is Sept 15th. We have no answers as of yet. Hopefully we will get some soon.

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Second time around

I'm status post total thyroidectomy 13 days and it is a bit overwhelming. 2 years ago I was diagnosed wd colon cancer during routine colonoscopy at age 50. I had surgery and stage 1 not needing chemo. Upon routine ct scan past couple of weeks is when they discovered my big nodules on both thyroids.  After many tests , I've had to have a total and diagnoses I'm not sure. it has not spread per surgeon. Lymph nodes not affected and upon what he can see, it's open and close.

Very new at this

So starting my caner story I had squamish cell carsanoma on my anus. I was very lucky I was staged at 1 and I did have surgery and 5-fu chemo and 5 weeks of raidiation to be caner free. My questions are starting now after two years after treatment Iam still not back to the quality of life I had before and getting very discerned in the way my life is changing. Iam looking for other of same caner placement and how there life is now after treatment. Before I was a ful time massage therapist very much in my prime I was 47 when I when into treatment now at 50 I am still unable to work.

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