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"It's a Tumor" - December 2015

Hope these are helpful.  I appologize if they are out of order...  first time at this blogging thing! 



In my best Arnold voice, I said, "it's a tumor".  Too soon?

The beginning - Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

I am gong to post a series of blogs/stories. Not sure where to put them, but wanted to share in the even ANYONE benefits. I wrote them as time passed.  Sorry if they are out of order! This is from November 2015





Hello to all CSN Members,

I am in search of recommendations/suggestions that the community may be aware of regarding my discomfort with regard to bowel movements as detailed below:


  1. Diagnosed with CR Cancer Stage III on Jan 4th 2018. CT Scan and follow-up biopsies taken during Colonscopy confirmed Low Grade (Moderately-Differentiated) Adenocarcinoma




My name is Karen. I am a single mother with an 11 year old daughter.  I had a rare form of  thyroid cancer.  My treatment was intense (6 years ago) I am now left with no speech, swallowing problems, and breathing issues. I am currently on Disability. I still need to follow up with my oncologist every 6 months. 

I am trying to find others who suffer from the side effects of cancer treatment.  I see a lot of posts from people who are going through treatment......that is not where I am at.  

So many tests, so little time

Hello all,


First and foremost – THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POSITIVE THOUGHTS, PRAYER AND SUPPORT!! It really does help!

The DNA testing came back “negative”, so I will probably be able to get away with a much smaller surgery. She even went so far as to say there is only 4.5% chance of occurrence on the other side.  VERY GOOD NEWS. 

Rib pain after radical nephrectomy

Thanks for everyone's postings, they are very helpful!

I am a healthy 45 yr old father of three wonderful boys. On a random CT scan they found a 12cm mass on my right kidney.  Three days later I had a radical nephrectomy.  Recovery seems slow and I now have pain in my ribs on my right side on my back.  


Does anyone remember having his type of pain four weeks after surgery? It feels like a broken rib and only showed up a week ago.

Blood counts

My husband had a stem cell transplant in March. His blood counts have plateaud. His platelets are never higher than 60. They have been in the same range for four weeks. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

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DBCL - Here we go

So, where to start?  Waiting too long?  Ignoring signs......  Yup that was the begining....  Until one day my leg was so swollen and painful that I had to go to the ER.  Never a good place to be unless you need them!  So, long and short get diagnosed with DBCL.  Learning more about the chemo and lab side than I ever wanted to know.

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I have had ultrasound, throat scope, CAT scan and finally needle biospy.  SquaaSquamous Cell Carcinoma was found.  I am waiting for a Pet Scan and it is not scheduled till next week.  I fell like every test takes a week to get scheduled and I am becoming more and more aprenhensive.


Is there anything to do to make things move faster.  The cancer would found in a Lymph Node in my neck and I feel like the longer this takes the worse the cancer is getting.


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