Skip Navigation

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • I'm Bonnie Holt, and I'm a survivor of Stage 0 Breast Cancer

    Stage 0 Breast cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Oct 30, 2017

    My primary doctor told me “Hey you hit the 40 yr old mark, it’s time to get a base line mammogram”. I thought nothing of it. No big deal I have had one before in 2013. I wanted breast augmentation so I needed to have a mammo before the surgery back then. So I have my base line mammo, think However, when the radiologist called me back and said "w…

  • I'm Shruti, and I'm a healthcare professional

    Male Chest Reduction or Gynecomastia Surgery in Delhi

    Best ways to help
    Added Oct 5, 2017

    Dr. Akhilesh Jangid is a highly qualified competent plastic surgeon who has got training in various aspects of plastic surgery from India and abroad. Gynecomastia surgery also known as male chest reduction which has two components fat cell removal and Gland removal. The Gynecomastia surgery removes upto 80 – 90 % fat present in male breast and a…

  • I'm Deepika, and I'm a healthcare professional

    Best Hair Transplant in India

    Best ways to help
    Added Oct 5, 2017

    Dr Akhilesh Jangid got awarded ” Best Hair transplant doctor in Delhi” at International healthcare awards 2016 . At AKESO, we maintain international standards in hair transplant .Dr Akhilesh made his own modifications to improve precision in hair transplant. His AKESO MAGP™ Technique of hair transplant is 2.5 times more precise than traditional …

  • Hi, I'm Regulus

    Starting Hydroxyurea

    Going through treatment
    Added Sep 15, 2017
    I’m new to this forum, and just starting hydroxyurea therapy for polycythemia vera. My first treatment is today, taking 500 mg 2 times a day. The Dr. will fine tune the doseage over the next months. I was diagnosed w/ PV a couple of months ago. I am 71 years old and physically “fit”. I have several of the PV symptoms and they …
  • Hi, I'm Ms Betty

    Follicular Lymphoma

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 27, 2017

    I just found out I have this, I have known something was wrong for a while. Glad they finally figured it out.
    Mixed feelings, wanted to know why I was so tired and my legs would itch and drive me nuts. Once I found out it scared me to death.
    I start my Chemo Wednesday, port will be put in Tuesday. I have read a lot of stuff and I am very fea…

  • Cervical Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 1, 2017

    Hi my name is Katrina Diaz I am 38 years old. I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer November 27th 2015. December 2015 I had a radical hysterectomy which biopsy was done and it showed negative signs of cancer. Then in July 2016 my cancer came back more aggressive and bigger than before. So I did chemotherapy every Monday for 6 weeks, external radi…

  • Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor

    My diagnosis
    Updated Jul 21, 2017

    Hello Everyone (waves)
    My name is Pamela, and I was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer last November 2016. Just hearing those words took my breath away, as I lost one sister at the age of 31, 18 years ago. The thought of Chemo scared me so badly, but I knew I had to fight my azz off and i did. I prayed and gave it over to the Lord, a…

  • I'm Harold M W., and I'm a survivor of Multiple Myeloma

    MM Treatment Steps

    My diagnosis
    Added Jul 20, 2017

    I was diagnosed with MM Feb 2017 after having severe back pain, L2 was 20% gone, had kyphoplasty surgery to repair that before MM treatments could begin, 10 rounds of radiation then dex, revlimid, velcade and zometa. My blood results look really good and I get my bone marrow biopsy results July 24 to see if I’m ready for the stem cell transplant…

  • Hi, I'm Cynthia Jones

    Still here!

    Ongoing monitoring
    Added Jul 17, 2017

    My husband was alone when he was told it was cancer. I had a great GYN, Dr. Steven Lewis in Gaffney who sent me to Dr, Hunter at Gibbs the next day. After major debulking I was given diagnosis of stage III-C Primary Peritoneal Cancer which is treated just like Ovarian. I was told I was going to be hit as hard as I could stand and hope for two …

  • Hi, I'm John Dear

    I am blessed to have little or no side-effects of chemo

    Living with cancer
    Added Jun 30, 2017

    During 3rd week after 1st chemo treatment my hair significantly started to come out; at 75 yrs. my wife still calls me the “silver fox” despite the extreme thinning; however, I’m confident the hair will return and I can resume as my wife’s hunk; I was told to take Claritan to help eliminate or reduce side-effects—-IT WORKS! No more headaches…

Favorite Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • Cancer - The Secret Change

    Living with cancer
    Added Jan 31, 2015
    This article, so very well written by a practicing oncologist, is superb! Dr. Salwitz truly captures the feelings that I (and probably thousands of other cancer patients) have. Cancer does suck! My cancer is rare. It grows slowly, but it grows. I do not “look like I have cancer.” I hear so often,“You really look great.” The problem is I …
  • I'm Craig Blower, and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    It is what it is. Might as well find some humor in your journey.

    Living with cancer
    Updated Oct 26, 2013

    I was diagnosed last February (2013) with stage IV lung cancer. A shock to me, needless to say, as a non-smoker. Unless of course you count those funny things I smoked back in college 40 years ago.

    Besides the support of family and friends, I have found keeping my sense of humor throughout my journey has been the best medicine, other than the…

  • I'm Beth, and I'm going through treatment for Breast Cancer.

    A Summary of My Chemo Experience

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    This is a summary of the chemo treatment I survived. I have never experienced anything like this. Radiation, and even surgery, was a breeze in comparison:

    6 treatments, one every 21 days:

    - for each treatment, Brad and I were there 2.5 to 4 hours (always had the bloodwork and meeting with the doctor a day or 2 before treatment)

    - #2 …

  • I'm Gloria Becker, and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    I Care - Please Read

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
    You’ve probably heard this before; however, it meant little to me until I was the one being told, " You have colorectal cancer." If you are experiencing something out of the ordinary, such as pain or discomfort that will not go away, call your doctor.

    OBTAIN FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY
    This can be a useful tool for yo…