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so, survivorship. 

        Specifically, Cancer survivorship. What does that mean to persons having undergone treatment, and other than preventative medication or monitoring?  Does it refer to a place, like a transition period, after treatment but before life returns to normal?

Based upon my research, the evidence supported data clearly provides how the continuum of care after treatment is critical to continued survivorship  in many forms and for a multitude of reasons. 

Done with treatment!

Began Folfox Chemo treatments approx Dec 4 and had to stop a couple times but I am finally finished with the chemo! Yay! Such a relief to be done with it! I actually ended up having more than the intended # of treatments but the oxaliplatin was withheld with the last two due to the neuropathy in my hands and feet. I was told 12 treatments and actually had 14. But who's counting. I am actually enjoying being able to have a full 2 weeks with no medical appointments to go to.

breast cancer and scared

My name Joyce, my family has lost a lot of people to cancer. So getting told you have breast cancer over the phone, really knock you off your feet. My first reaction was to cry. I did for an hour. Then I went into fight mood. Now let me tell you how this journey started.

My dad has lung cancer and he fought it for 20 years. Watching him leave this world with so much pain hurt. Now I am in for the fight for my life. Never thought this was going to be my fight but the lord has other plans for me.

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Grade II Oligoendroglioma

Hello world.  It all changed back in November 2008.  While working as a helper for the dept. of sanitation here in Long Island, NY I was lifting a can when suddenly i felt a sharp pain in my head.  My vision started to get really weird, almost like when you look into the sun for too long and then look away. The kaleidoscope feeling would later be determined to to be a visual seizure.

 

Cancer Survivor-Under Construction

I was diagnoiced with breast cancer in both breast in November 2018 at 47 years old.  This did not run in my family and I had my yearly mamograms since I turned 40 with no issues ever.  My gynocologist noticied 1 lump at my yearly checkup in October, so after a mamogram and ultrasound they ended up finding 3 total lumps.  I had a biopsy which confirmed 1 was benign thankfully, but the other 2 were not.  I immediatly met with a surgeon and the plan was to proceed with a lumpectomy, but before we scheduled that, my surgeon requested an MRI first.  That scan showed 1 more lump that was missed

caregiver turns into a patient

I joined this site in October, 2018, just after we learned that my partner was now diagnosed with stage lV metastasized breast cancer.

She had stage 2 back in 2005 and we were told that she was cured with a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. Oh I wish she’d just gone flat back then.

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Here We Go

Here.We.Go  

June 19, 2019 

I've just joined this group.

I am 57 years old. Female. Wife. Mother to three. Gramma to 5, plus two bonus. 

Active, travelor, knitter, walker, workout lady. 

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Almost Back in Action

It's been about 2 months from transplant. My numbers are recovering well and I'm stronger than I was before. I have a bladder virus that is really annoying, but otherwise I'm ok. I don't feel 100% myself and I won't for a long time. This is such a slow process and the waiting is so hard. Everyone tells me to keep busy but I don't have motivation to do much. A little less than a month and a half until I can go back to North Carolina.

Lung Progress

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What should I expect the end to be like?

Well, after a December 23rd, 2016 diagnosis of stage four Sqaumous Cell Carcinoma of the right base of tongue, inner tonsil, a tumor attached to the right parotid gland and also wrapped three quarters of the way around the right carotid artery, and into 32-lymph nodes in the right side of the jaw, mycancer journey began. Once close family member, who had battled neck cancer himself forewarned us, "Get ready for a wild ride down into the rabbit hole, because things are going to start moving real fast." He wasn't joking!

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