Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say
by Cmarshall on Fri May 28, 2010 05:07 AM
I am a cancer survivor. Wow those are wonderful words. I was diagnosed in 2006 after routine exams missed a tumor the size of a baseball in my cervix. 6 chemo, 46 radiation and a 48 hour brachytherapy treatment, followed by a radical hysterectomy, I am now cancer free. I am headed to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota to seek out help on how to deal with complications from the side effects from the radiation treatment. I now suffer from radiation enteritis, damage to my intestines which makes it hard for me to digest food. Please listen to your doctors when they explain how to prepare for your treatments. Drink as much water as possible before your radiation sessions so that your organs are inflated and out of the way of the beam. Be careful with your diet and ask questions about nutrition. I wish you all the best of luck.
by TamikaFelder on Wed Sep 08, 2010 09:55 PM
Hi Ladies! I’m Tamika Felder, 9-year cervical cancer survivor and founder of Tamika & Friends, a non-profit I started to raise awareness about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Good to meet you! I just wish it was not because of cervical cancer! :(
It’s shocking that every hour a woman in the US is diagnosed with cervical cancer, even though the disease is almost always preventable! At Tamika & Friends, we work to educate women about the risk factors that cause cervical cancer. One of the ways we do this is through our annual Walk to Beat the Clock, which takes place in multiple cities throughout the year. You can join the fight with us on September 25th in New York City; visit www.WalkToBeatTheClock.org for more information on the NYC Walk. Visit www.TamikaandFriends.org to learn more about cervical cancer, join our community, get support, and more.
by blessedmiracles on Fri Sep 10, 2010 01:45 PM
On Jan. 05, 2010 my wife was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer Stage 3B.... I am happy to say my wife is 3 and a half weeks cancer free, After losing all hope and trying to accept the fact she was dying, (there is so mush that has happened, but im trying to keep it short for now so you can here the final outcome) ending up having a radical hysterectomy ( a minimum of 4 hour surgery) which only took 2 hours, The Doctor said her tumor was the size of a gulf ball. In Jan. of this yearshe was told it was bigger than 9cm. Her Pt scan report spoted 5 leasions on her liver. waiting after the fact had a biopsy on her liver came out negative as i mentioned in my last journal . Ct scan came out negative. Her Doctor said her Cancer is the most PHENOMENAL cervical cancer he has ever seen. She and I would love to get our story out and hopefully make a difference in everyones lives thats dealing with similar situations.
by KellyB33 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 09:27 PM
Blessed miracles...just wondering if your wife did any alternative treatments for her cancer? I am having a recurrance and they don't restage it but it would be 3b. They say they can't cure me but best hope is years of remission with chemotherapy.
by livingstrong on Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:14 AM
We are here for you! I am a 3 year cervical cancer survivor- stage 1b1 with lymph node involvement. Hysterectomy, chemo (cisplatin) and concorrent radiation. Just dealing with after affects from the radiation. If you are interested in more info on alternative treatments or diet you should read Kris Carr's crazy sexy cancer books and her website. Sounds like it is something you would like. LIVESTRONG.
by tecara on Sun Nov 28, 2010 04:44 AM
My name is Terri. I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma last Tuesday. I see the specialist on Thursday of next week. I am 43 and had not done my yearly exams as I should have so I'm also dealing with a lot of guilt as well. I am very scared not only for me but my family. I have only told a few people but really want to tell more so I can have their support and prayer. I strongly believe in the power of prayer. I would also like to know more about holistics as well as traditional treatment. The few post I have read so far has already started to give me hope. Not knowing what stage I"m at right now is very hard as well.
by dgalus on Thu Dec 01, 2011 04:49 AM
I would love to hear your story. My sister was diagnosed 6 years ago and had a radical hyst. Last year, it reappeared in one lung. Surgery, 4 months of chemo, and 6 months later two tumors were found in the other lung. They were removed via surgery. Drs. don't detect additional tumors but feel the cancer will return and recommend more chemo. She is only 40 but is refusing because she prefers alternative therapies. Please share your story!!!
by weez1967 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 09:37 PM
Read my story here. I had stage IIB cervical cancer 16 years ago. Hope it helps. If you have any questions, I would be happy to help ..
sorry, forgot the link!
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