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Donnie

Donnie
Bio: Quick bio on me, born and raised in Jersey City New Jersey, quit high school, joined the US Navy in 1973, got my GED in the Navy, did 11 years in the Navy, married and moved to California. Worked for…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Non Small Cell Carcinoma
Death Date: March 29, 2011
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Finney

Finney
Bio: Married to wonderful wife, three beautiful children with one still in high school.
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Pleomorphic Sarcoma
Cancer Symptoms: painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 2010 - Initial surgery; Aug 2010 - re-resectional surgery Aug 2010 - Limb sparing surgery or limb-salvage surgery.

Jill

Jill
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer on September 26, 2005 and again on May 29, 2009, two time survivor. The months following the diagnoses were the hardest on me, my world totally changed. Now that I have recovered I hope…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my left breast while putting on my bra that snaps in the front. I don't think I would of found this if it wasn't for the placement of it being so close to the edge…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My first surgery was on September 22, 2005 where I had a lump in my breast removed. I got the call on September 26th that is was cancerous. My second re-excision surgery was on October 5th. The cancer reoccurred and…more

Laurie

Laurie
Bio: I was diagnosed with cancer Dec. 2008. I thought I just was going thru the change of life. I also never went to the doctor and tried to hide what was going on. My cousin finally dragged…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: total Hysterectomy

Kellye

Kellye
Bio: Previous joined this blog when m-i-l was diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in 2008. Last week April 12, 2012, my sister was diagnosed with colon cancer. She had ignored symptoms since October, thinking it was stress related. My mother-in-law…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Sister's (colon): abdominal pain, blood in stool, gasy feeling M-i-l: Shortness of breath that brought her to ER. Turned out t be fluid on lungs that tested positive for cancer cells. Further testing revealed primary site was ovaries.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Sister: Scheduled for colon resection and hysterectomy 4/20/12. M-i-l: Numerous paracentesis and filter for blood clots.

Tara

Tara
Bio: In late August 2010 I started having Strange Episodes that would stop me in my tracks. I would have a "DejaVu" type experience where in my mind I would recall recent events and when this happened I would also smell…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery: Craniotomy at Right Temporal Love for full tumour removal Date: October 21, 2010 Hospital Stay: 4 days Side Effects: Initially the pressure in my head was really bad but that was due to swelling of the brain from surgery and I was…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: N/A

April

April
Bio: Full-time Software Engineer, Full-time Student. Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem helping children in Broward County. Very busy lady until the Cancer decided to show it's ugly face. I had to put my volunteer work on hold but I'll be damned if…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive ductal carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: found the lump in my right breast in 6/2010.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/4/11 - Lumpectomy. Had 3 lymph nodes taken out. Lymph nodes negative and had clear margins. Scars were minimal and healing was suprisingly very easy. The worst part about the whole surgery process was the injection of the radioactive substance…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 9/9/10 - Adriamyicen & Cytoxan. Headache, dizzyness, restless leg syndrome, nausia-light in mornings. 9/10 -9/14/10 - EXTREME Headaches, major fatigue, constipation, dizzyness and car sickness.

Michelle

Michelle
Bio: I'm fom Northern Virginia - I have a wonderful husband and two young children. I've walked this cancer walk before but last time it was for my son who was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumor back in 2004. …more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: irregular bowel movements for 6 months, then bleeding that landed me in the ER needing two pints of blood.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thorasic Surgery on April 13th, 2010. -Confirmed metastisis:( Rectal surgery was on May 11, 2010. reconnect of the rectum, reversal surgery tbd .... Port surgery June 2010
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Xeloda, taken during my radiation treatment (adjunct therapy) Started Folfox the last week of June 2010

Melinda

Melinda
Bio: I am a single never married, colon cancer SURVIVOR! I was diagnosed with colon cancer at 35, but I am now post chemo 20 months and cancer FREE!!! What makes me unique is not only was the cancer stage…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: changes in stool, bleeding.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: September 22, 2008 Removal of colon, bladder, vagina, and two ovaries. Was in the hospital for one month recovering. Major healing problem was on a wound vac for four months, had home health care. Could not eat, sit,…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Completed FOLFOX 6 and 5-FU on March 8, 2010!!! Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Constipation Late February through end of March 2009. Chemo and radiation May/June 2009. Chemo only started final set of treatment in September 2009 and currently in chemo treatments until March 2010. Nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, crashing of…more
Death Date: July 5, 2014
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Colleen

Colleen
Bio: In Oct. of 08 I started having trouble breathing but i didn't think much of it i thought it maybe I needed to exercise It started getting worse so in Nov. I complained to my Dr. He listened to my…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: pleural effusion
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lumpectomy On Sept. 15 2009. Bilateral Salpingo oophorectomy. Pain not too bad went away after a week or so.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Abraxane & Avastin Both drugs on week 1 just Abraxane on week 2 Both drugs on week 3 week 4 I get a break. The chemo went that was for 4 months now I get a ct scan of…more
Death Date: July 22, 2013
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September 16, 2010

Ft.Lauderdale, Florida

May 16, 1984

Cancer Fighter

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Brain Cancer

PNET

June 28, 2010

Thought of losing my hair

occassional headaches, ringing in left ear

07/26/2010- remvoved whole tumor, no side effects

started 9/13/2010-weekdays, mostly tiredness

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