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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 me to the gynecologist. I owe her my life :)
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: total Hysterectomy

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Pat C

Pat C
Bio: Pat C. Male age 54
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Ongoing sore thoat - Was thought to be infection, then abscess then tonsil stone. Not until tonsilectomy was cancer discovered.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 17, 2011 - Tonsilectomy - Ouch for 2 weeks lost 10 pounds but got through it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: February 25, 2011 - Cysplatin (Cisplatyn) I don't know 4 of 8 weeks only as it ruined my throat way early and did it's job - according to the dr.

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Carol

Carol
Bio: Updated: 09/24/17--I am 55 y/o female. ** Updated 12/13/2015--- I am now 4.5 years post Dx and Tx. The following information was the beginning of my cancer journey. Currently, I am NED. I do have side effects from the chemotherapy and pelvic radiation. My thyroid got messed up, but I am on Rx, and doing fine…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 02/17/11: Anal fissurectomy with lateral sphincterotomy. Only SE was pain. Now, I can poo w/o pain for the first time in MONTHS. It still looks weird (TMI.) This found the CA. 07/03/12--anal/rectal biopsy of suspicious tissue found during a DRE. Thankfully, it was only scar tissue.--I hurt like hell for 3 wks after though!! :/
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and f5u-begin 4/12/11. . . . I was EXTREMELY tired and became EXTREMELY short-of-breath (ended up with bronchitis, but I have asthma.) One of the meds, Mytomycin, I think, can adversely affect the lungs. My thyroid got messed up so I now take meds. Nodules on lungs, on CT . . . monitoring those.

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Kevin

Kevin
Bio: I'm Kevin, diagnosed October 30, 2012 with Tonsil Cancer. (Didn't even know there was such a thing.) After finding this site I don't feel so alone. Healing now from Tonsillectomy surgery on Novemder 14th (wow do things happen fast.) Soon to see Medical Oncologist and Radiology Oncologist for treatments, dont know exact dates yet. But yes I am scared of…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HPV)
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Swelling on right side of neck (Lymph nodes) swollen right tonsil. Went through antibiotics twice in 1 month. with no positive results. Sent to see E.N.T. Catscan next day DR. looks over scan and says your going in for surgery. a.s.a.p. Scared the living you know what out of me, because I figured it wasn't a good sign of things…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1. Tonsillectomy, November 14, 2012. The pain in my throat, ear pain, headaches and alittle depression. 2. Port A Cath Surgery December 28th. 3. Peg Feeding Tube Surgery Feburary 14, 2013
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy (Cisplatin) Treatments January 14th through March 4th 2013

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Sandyjo

Sandyjo
Bio: Updated 1/10/15 - It has been 4 years of being cancer free!!! Last radiation was end of May 2010 and Surgery to remove remaining cancer was mid December 2010! Still have the side effects including lack of saliva Missing saliva glands on right side) and swallowing problems. Original post - I am 61. Spring,summer & fall…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed remaining tonsil with cancer cells, a spot on my tongue, lymph nodes and one saliva gland - December 15, 2010. I could nto get my mouth open far so they had to cut through jaw & neck. Chin, tongue, rt side inside my mouth and some teeth are still sensitive on June 6, 2011. Mouth and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cetuximab - Brand name: Erbitux - April 1, 2010 - so far just really really tired. I was told later a rash and other stuff could happen. ( 5/1/10 - rash did appear including itching. Scalp was the worst. Lying down felt like pins sticking my head. I was told…more

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Chris B

Chris B
Bio: I'm a 53 year old husband and father of 2 great sons.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Lump in neck, slight sore throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic tonsil and tumer removal and Neck disection to remove lymph nodes
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 treatments. Cisplatin at first but had terrible digestive side effects so used erbitux for last 2 treatments

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Mike Rada

Mike Rada
Bio: Male 52 year old Clinical Research Associate. Pack a day 30 year smoker. Started with a innocuious lump on my left neck below jaw line. Self medicated with a Z-Pak that did nothing and went to urgent care for diagnosis. Lump did not meet the criteria for an infection and thank god they pushed my Ins. Co.…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Poorly Differientated Basiloid Squamos Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy (3rd set which I didn't know we had these are below your adenoids and normal tonsils you cant see)which for an adult is a horrible experience however bad they tell you it is multiply it by 5, plus a Grade 1 neck dissection removing 42 Lymph nodes, a muscle and nerve in top front of shoulder that I cant…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st one today 26-April-2010 Slight nausea, headache and heart burn so far so good 2 more to go 3 weeks apart. 2nd was uneventful opted for the 3rd one while throwing up in the sink in the corner of my Rad-Oncs offce. Mucus was triggering my gag reflex something fierce by then, was going to hospital getting hydrated…more

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Kerry

Kerry
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC tonsil mets
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Misdiagnosed for 2 years...sore throat, feeling of something in throat, gagging. Diagnosed with reflux..UGHHHHHHHH- stage 4 when properly diagnosed.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Diagnosed in August 2011, T&A and uvulectomy, excision and biopsies, 9 places, 6 were positive, FNA neck node, PEG 01-2012, 28 teeth removed prior to radiation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Cisplatin mega doses, 100 units per time, 6 hour chemos

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Meagen

Meagen
Bio: I am living with cancer, NOT dying from it. I have been writing to vent. Someone recommended I do a blog. So here are the mostly inappropriate rants of a 28-year-old with breast cancer. Get ready cancer because here I fucking come.
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Lump in right breast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: not scheduled yet
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: June 4th 2016, every 3 weeks for 6 sessions. Maybe more after surgery. Chemo combo tch

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Dave

Dave
Bio: healthy 47 yo non-smoker. swollen node for a few months .Finally asked ENT buddy to take a look. Saw nothing but node . No better with antibiotics .Did CT and FNA 11/19 2014. Dx with SCC the next day. awaiting my first appointment.............
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC

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February 24, 2012

Skiatook, Oklahoma 74070

October 27, 1964

Cancer Info

Tonsil Cancer

February 22, 2012

Stage 3

Yes

Oklahoma Oncology

May 10, 2012

Swollen lymph node beside that I feel great.

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