March 15, 2015
I found out about my thymus being irradiated on September 13, 1975, at 25 years old. I had just given birth to my first child.
The endocrinologist suggested I be put on synthroid to, in effect, shut down my own thyroid. I also had a thyroid scan with dye that contained low-dose radiation. Ten years ago another endocrinologist insisted I go off of it since I had not yet developed cancer.
for 2 weeks mild pain on the right side then blood in urine went to ER doc asked CT scan for both kidneys found 2 stones in the right and a scras of 2.5 cm in the left went ultrasound and then MRI to confirm 2.5 cm cancer inside the kidney
My name is Cindy. I am now 46 years old. I was diagnosed with colon cancer in May of 2012. i am happy to say that I have been cancer free now since December 2012. I decieded to join the cancer survivor network because i recently had a fright, the symptoms that I had before the cancer was discovered happened again to me this week.
Luckely i didn't need to worry, it was just the stomach flu but the similarities scarred me and my husband.
I am lucky and i pray to stay cancer free for a lot longer.
My name is Michelle from Panama City FL and was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Since I am an adult, early 50s, "they" tell me my road will be tougher and longer than someone under 30. The "they" I refer to are my doctors. I'm not quite sure I should be on this website because I am not a survivor....yet! Although I am surviving each day. My doctors have told me it will be 10 years before I am considered cured.
After a yearly mammogram I was told the results indicated the need for additional studies. The second mammo and subsequent ultrasound indicated need for biopsy. I waited for 4 days for the results. As soon as I heard my doctors voice on the phone on 3/2/15 I knew it was not good news. it felt like some one just punched the wind out of me. How could this be just 2 months from retirement...oh so close