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Rachael

Rachael
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Monocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hickman Line 1-18th May 2012 Hickman Line 2-21 august 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I had Etoposide, Daunorubicin and Cytarabine. I had it over 4 rounds, each round about 3 weeks apart. My hair fell out, I felt so sick and so so tired. With the first round, my legs got insanelt itchy because of the Etoposide. My tastes changed-I lost my sweet tooth! Nad things didn't have much taste. There is still a…more

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Brittany

Brittany
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acute Myeloid Monocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: Shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, loss of appetite

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Beth

Beth
Cancer Type: Ovarian Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms: Bloating, abdominal pain low & in lower left, constipation & diarrhea,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 07/20/2017 - Extremely tired, some nausea, fidgety legs, no energy for a week.

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John

John
Bio: 56 years old male, four kids, 5 grand kids, two labs, two cats
Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: loss of breath, fatigue, head aches,

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Mike

Mike
Bio: Diagnosed in February 2009 by accident. Went to see the gastroenterologist to set up a preventive colonoscopy. His routine exam of my abdomen found organs out of position causing him to order a ct scan, this suggested lymphoma, a subsequent biopsy confirmed it.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse large B cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lymph node removal for biopsy (2) bone marrow biopsy, installation of a port a cath.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 or 4 weeks, side effects, nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches

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Teresa

Teresa
Cancer Type: Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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July 9, 2016

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

March 20, 2016

Life is a gift from God. Even on my bad days I can look for things around me to be grateful for. I can't control my diagnosis, but I can control what I focus on.

Flu symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain

Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.

Had a stem cell transplant in August of 2016. Suffered kidney disease as the result of transplant or chemo right before the transplant. Kidney problem lasted for three weeks and then went away. In October I was diagnosed with graft vs. host disease (intestinal). I was on Methylprednisolone until the end of November. In December GVHD symptoms came back, so I was put back on steroids until the end of February of 2017. In March I developed shingles, and was treated with for that with antiviral IV meds in the hospital and then for two weeks at home. I still have some rash from shingles (June 2017), but it's not too bad.

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