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Wendy

Wendy
Bio: I am 58 years old, married to the most wonderful man in the world. I am a Real Estate Broker, Certified Negotiation Expert, Real Estate Investor, and Notary Signing Agent. I was diagnosed with anal cancer on 12/2/2018 after having blood in poo for probably 2 years. I "assumed" my hemorrhoids were back and I wasn't going to…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer Stage 3A - Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Blood in poo for a couple of years. Assumed it was hemorrhoids. Didn't want to deal with it as I had surgery for that years ago and spent a week in the hospital. Very painful recovery. When the blood started squirting out before pee or poo... I figured there was a problem.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemo didn't affect me too much. Got some weird tastes in my mouth. My hair thinned a lot. Used to love beer, now I don't have a taste for it. I have a constant smell in my nose like some kind of burnt food.

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Carly

Carly
Bio: I'd struggled with Bartholin Cysts for years & eventually diagnosed with Vulva Cancer. It's been a tough road but this journey has taught me everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reasons suck but most times the lessons are powerful.
Cancer Type: Vulva Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Vulva Cancer
Vulva Cancer Symptoms: Pain in vaginal area
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 Groin lymph nodes removed before treatment. After chemo and radiation the rest of tumour was surgically removed. Process called radical vulvectomy. Post surgery I had serious infection resulting in a 2 week hospital stay and debridment. Cancer returned again in 2017 resulting in a hysterectomy, colostomy and reconstruction.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I didn’t lose my hair.

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Rosemary

Rosemary
Bio: Well it's been a long time since I've checked in. I've changed my name and forgot old password so have had to reregister with blogforacure. By next October I will be five years from my last treatment for anal cancer. It's a great reason to celebrate, but I really try to live one day at a time. My stomach has…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, painful protrusion.

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Strengthtoday

Strengthtoday
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell

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Danean

Danean
Bio: My name is Danean (rhymes with “machine”) and I was diagnosed with rectal adenocarcinoma in August of 2009 at the ripe old age of 41. I had a transanal resection October 5th, radiation five days a week for five and a half weeks from November 16th through January 5th, and took Xeloda until my platelet count fell so low that my…more
Cancer Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Rectal Adenocarcinoma
Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal bleeding that my gynecologist said was “probably hemorrhoids,” lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Transanal resection, October 5th, 2009.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Xeloda (oral chemo) for two and a half weeks. I was supposed to have it for five weeks, but my platelet counts wouldn't stay up. I was diagnosed with Chronic ITP (an auto-immune platelet disease) shortly after I finished treatment.

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Alice

Alice
Bio: This will be my 2nd bout with cancer. I was diagnosed in 2012 with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma undetermined primary site...treated as anal cancer. March 2017 my PET/CT scan showed the same thing...and an inguinal lymph node biopsy showed squamous cell.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: metastatic squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Fatigue, annoyingly unpredictable bowels, loss of appetite, pain

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Bonnie

Bonnie
Bio: I had run a 1/2 marathon 3/2014 and had gotten a really bad cough. I thought I had coughed myself some pretty sizable hemorroids I went to the doctor for a well checkup and told her about the pressure and pain I was feeling and she told me to increase fiber intake and try a stool softener. Then…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Anal Cancer Symptoms: bleeding, bloating, thought they were hemorrhoids and treated for hemorrhoids for about 5 months
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st round week 1 December 15, 2014 nausea throughout, some hair thinning 2nd round week 5 January 12, 2015 nausea, terrible pelvic burns, hard time walking, raw, stinging while urinating and given phenazopyridine which seemed to help a bit and had to stop radiation for a week. Started back with 7 more treatments. Now 4 left to go.....

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Sherry

Sherry
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer

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Teresa

Teresa
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer

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Vital Info

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November 29, 2018

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71913

April 18, 1963

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

Skin Cancer

Squamous Anal

November 17

Stage 1

0.1 - 1.0 cm

No

Mitomycin

Genesis Cancer Center

February 15

None for the anal (I have always had irritable bowel) except 2 squamous skin on calf and shoulder and my dermatologist told me to get a colonoscopy because the outside can signal what going on in the inside,

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