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Michele

Michele
Bio: My name is Michele and I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Anal Cancer in February 2010. I asked my OB-Gyn doctor to check what I thought was a hemorrhoid flare up at my routine pap smear visit, and discovered it was actually 2 tumors. My constant sciatica was found to be caused by a golf ball sized tumor growing out…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the anus
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, itching, sciatic pain. (thought my hemorhoid was acting up)
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laminectomy and tumor removal of the metestatic sacral tumor. This was done microscopically (with a small spoon). Nov 2012 Wedge resection right lower lobe via thoracotomy.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 rounds, 96 hours each week 1 and week 5 during radiation of 5-FU. Mytomycin-C first round only. Hairloss, nausea, vomiting, 30 pounds of weight loss. Recurrence 2013- 4 rounds of Cisplatin with 46 hours of 5-FU with each round.

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Sabina

Sabina
Bio: I was just diagnosed with vocal chord cancer stage 2 so far
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Vocal Chord
Larynx Cancer Symptoms: sore throat burning and ears hurting

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Nancy

Nancy
Bio: im 51 years old ,four grown kids an oldest daughter just put me thru hell shes almost 30 all she does is lie for no reason i thought id try to help her one more time an she would help me so we got a place together that didnt work out all she did was strebuttons an make me madder…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: lumps in groin that I thought was hernia an and mass at anal area night sweats I thought It was menopause
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: inpatient 5 days 23 hrs a day twice

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Anna

Anna
Bio: I am a mum of 2 lovely grown up kids and I have been married to long suffering and very supportive John for 28 years. I love my sport and regarded myself as being as fit as a flee! In June 2014 I made a tentative enquiry at my local surgery as to whether I needed to…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell
Anal Cancer Symptoms: A small amount of fresh blood when a tad constipated and thin poos.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin and Xeloda front 20/08/14 through to 11/11/14 Sickness at the start of cycles 1 and 2. Swelling in my legs on the start of cycle 2. Dose was reduced for cycles 3 and 4 . I did not get along with the anti sickness tablets, I tried several different ones. EMEND was usefully but I stopped taking others and…more

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Victoria

Victoria
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Unable to poop! Severe rectal pain. Could not sit down.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Vomiting, hair thinning but no complete loss

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Alicia

Alicia
Bio: Hello all. I am new to this and will add as I go. Last September, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy. While I was in the hospital, I started bleeding and eventually two masses emerged. Well, the treatment (10 weeks of chemo and radiation) seemed to work. The masses disappeared. Eight months later, the cancer has moved to…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding, pain, constipation, fatigue, nausea
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10/2011-12/2011 2 rounds of 5FU through picline., 6/2012-2/2013 Several rounds of Cisplatin

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Cindy1

Cindy1
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell anal carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: lower back pain, bleeding from rectum, problems using the restroom
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: colostomy, stint in kidney with drain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: has not started yet

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Jennifer

Jennifer
Bio: I'm a Mermaid. Of all other truths about me, this is the single most elemental. I cannot live away from the sea. I cannot live and would not survive. It took half a lifetime for me to discover that. I am also an Emily Dickinson scholar and have been since high school. Mostly, I…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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Patty

Patty
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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