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50 years, cancer free

It has been 50 years now, since my battle with cancer of the larynx. It was 1959 and I was six years old. I had only attended 1st grade for two days when I was rushed to the hospital because of suffocating. The doctor had been treating me for asthma as the tumor was growing. I was treated with surgery, radiation and chemo until the end of 1960 and I have led a great and full life. I am fortunate to have such amazing parents. Jim Valvano said "Never give up" and my parents did everything they could for me then, in 1059-60. I was the victim and they are the heroes in this story. I recently wrote a book about my memories of that period in my life, 'Hello Cancer...Remember ME?' can be seen on the PublishAmerica web sight.

Newly Diagnosed

Hi, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma-Waldenstroms Macroglobulemia on April 14 2008.
In May I went through 4 weekly rounds of Rituxan. Last Friday, August the 22nd I found out that I was in relapse and my doc put me on Alkaran and Prednisone. I am scared. I have been reluctant to go to a support group, I dont know why. But have pretty much worn out my normal friends. Help

Prostate cure via external radiation

I did have prostate cancer and my urologist recommended a) no surgery because of my other medical problems, b)watchful waiting, but with no enthusiasm, c) external radiation, which seemed the best choice. I ubderwent 8 weeks of external radiation and the result was the elimination of the cancer; PSAs ever since have been in the raange 0-1.0, Great! BUT, I have been plagued with both urinary and bowel incontinence since that time. The intensity of the urinary incontinence has decreased but not eliminated, but the bowel incontinence still causes me grief. Unfortunately, I was not advised of these two "side effects" by the urologist or the radiologist or his staff.

I have had a stroke

I have had a stroke May 2 2008 and I am unable to talk.I amalso unable to use my right arm but I am starting therapy next week to strengthen my arm as I am right handed.

hello world

hi to all of you cancer folks.

Thyriod cancer

I had my Thyriod taken out in Noveber 2007. I had cancer on both sides. Its now August and I am still having issues with my Thyriod. I have my scan comming up the first week of September, I hope all goes well.

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Cancer Lost

I am a Stage 3B Cervical Cancer Survivor. I created this blog in an effort to raise Cervical Cancer Awareness. I was 28 when I was diagnosed with advanced Cervical Cancer and my story is a long, painful & inspiring one. Cervical Cancer is not talked about but it touches the lives of every single woman out there. We need to start talking about this cancer because it is not rare and it does kill. Thanks for visiting my site and please leave me a comment :)

www.cancerlost.blogspot.com

xoxo
Meaghan

new dx of nsclc

my husband was dx in july with right upper lobe nsclc(8x9cm) doctor thought they could remove it but when they got in they found the tumor was around pulmonary artery and into the ribs. surgeon decided to not put him thought operation and just sewed him up. now waiting to start chemo and radiation. i have checked "cancer treatment centers of america" and md anderson we are in dallas tx and using st pauls/utsouthwestern medical center. was wondering if anyone has any dealings with these hospitals. any info would be greatly appreciated

tammy

My Story

I am 64 years old and have had a very active lifestyle. I have lifted weights since I was in my early twenties. I have during all those years taken a few years off, the longest time from lifting was about four years. I have been married to the same woman for thirty years and have a son who is twenty nine years old. I am a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and have worked in this field for thirty years. In 2002 I was diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukemia. The only symptoms I had was a shortness of breath that I noticed was getting worse while I was working out at the gym. A blood test showed that I was anemic. My Doctor sent me to an Oncologist for a bone marrow test and that was when it was discovered that I had Hairy Cell Leukemia.

Mucoedpidermal Carcinoma in the Mandible

This is the first time I have ever blogged anything. I am 39 years old and just had 2 surgeries to remove part of my jaw bow, cancerous tissue and my lymph nodes. I am now being told that I need to have a consult with the radiation people, because I may or may not need radiation.

Up until July 31, 2008 - I have never had surgery. This is all new to me. After the first surgery, it was discovered that some of the cancerous tissue was not removed, so I had a second surgery a week later. I had my post-op appointment today and was informed about the possibility of radiation treatment.

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