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Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

Cancer and Blood Disorder Experiences

  • I'm Charlcie, and I'm living with Thyroid Cancer.

    Anxiety...

    Overcoming fear
    Added Aug 12, 2009

    I wrote a blog post earlier this year about the anxiety and worry that I have about a recurrence. Here’s the link:

    http://charlcie.blogspot.com/2009/05/creeping-in-again.html

  • I'm Sam Malone, and I'm surviving Melanoma

    How I chose my oncologist

    Choosing a care team
    Added Aug 12, 2009

    Really, there’s not much of a story here. You see, my wife is a registered nurse. She worked for 5 years for our family doctor. As a result, there was a little more than a doctor-patient relationship with my family doctor. He wanted the best possible treatment for me, and I wanted the same. I was only 30 at the time of diagnosis and have 4…

  • I'm Sam Malone, and I'm surviving Melanoma

    My story and a little more...

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 12, 2009

    In order to accurately tell my story, I need to go back several years
    before my initial diagnosis. Over the course of the year 2000, a
    small “mole” grew on my left wrist. It was fleshy colored, so it did
    not initially jump out as being terribly abnormal. Also during 2000,
    I was serving in the Army in Korea. Once I returned home in late

  • I'm Laura, and I'm living with Melanoma

    When you hear the words you have cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 12, 2009

    I have been a fit person all my life, eat healthy love to play tennis, was a runner, biker, golfer. Love to be active outdoors with my young sons. I was training for a half marathon and noticed I was tired more than usual, and I had found a lump in my left groin. I went to my doctor and she sent me home with some antidepressents and said I ju…

  • I'm Michele F, and I'm a survivor of Melanoma

    Hold your head up and smile.

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 11, 2009

    This has been a crazy roller coaster ride for my family. I hope to never see melanoma again! My biggest support was other melanoma survivors as they know exactly what you are going through.
    The worst thing I did was look on the internet!

    The first two weeks after diagnosis were the scariest because I had no answers, just waiting to meet …

  • I'm Ginny Roth, and I support someone with Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's

    The Little Sister

    Best ways to help
    Added Aug 10, 2009

    LOOK for ways to help, they will become obvious.

  • I'm Ginny Roth, and I support someone with Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's

    The Little Sister

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Aug 10, 2009

    Whether you agree or disagree, you support the decision the patient makes.

  • I'm michael bashta, and I'm living with Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's, Stage 4

    Disabled Vietnam Veteran

    Going through treatment
    Added Aug 9, 2009

    I put my trust in my oncologist, did the chemo plan he and his team devised, and prayed for the best

  • I'm michael bashta, and I'm living with Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's, Stage 4

    Disabled Vietnam Veteran

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 9, 2009

    My NHL showed up in my bile duct (gall bladder removed 2007) also in my liver , kidneys, spine and lungs

  • I'm michael bashta, and I'm living with Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's, Stage 4

    Disabled Vietnam Veteran

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 9, 2009

    I have found a new outlook on life, and look forward to living a better life not only for myself, but the people around me who I love dearly.

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 …
  • Hi, I'm Craig Blower

    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…

  • Hi, I'm Peggy J C.

    Alway have HOPE!

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 22, 2018

    In June 2018 I celebrated my 20th year as a survivor. What a struggle and blessing!
    Never give up HOPE!

  • 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 …