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Blog For A Cure
Bio: This is the Blog for a Cure's cancer blog. This is where we will post informational items, partnerships with other cancer fighting companies and articles that maybe helpful to the community. You can find Jill's personal blog here. Also, you may be interested in following our Admin account that posts more company information or updates on other bloggers…more

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Jill

Jill
Bio: I was diagnosed with breast cancer on September 26, 2005 and again on May 29, 2009, two time survivor. The months following the diagnoses were the hardest on me, my world totally changed. Now that I have recovered I hope to make it easier for a few people by creating this network of cancer survivors through blogging. My background is…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: I found a lump in my left breast while putting on my bra that snaps in the front. I don't think I would of found this if it wasn't for the placement of it being so close to the edge of my breast and close to the snap. I also would feel a tingling sensation in the area every now…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: My first surgery was on September 22, 2005 where I had a lump in my breast removed. I got the call on September 26th that is was cancerous. My second re-excision surgery was on October 5th. The cancer reoccurred and was found on May 29, 2009. I am scheduled to have a mastectomy on Thursday June 11, 2009.

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Debbie

Debbie
Bio: I am a photographer who is beginning a second career as a writer.I also have a line of cancer awareness jewelry that I make for every type of cancer. I noticed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer that almost everything I owned was available in pink or had a pink ribbon attached, My message is that cancer is…more
Cancer Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: DCIS in summer '08 and Endometrial in summer '09
Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms: lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until biopsy on Aug.2
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mastectomy in Aug.'08 because dcis was in 2 places. Lumpectomy not an option and besides, I didn't have to have chemo or any other after treatment. Endometrial cancer caused complete hysterectomy in August '09. I am just now finished with 6 months of chemo and 28 radiation treatments. Both were hell. Chemo put me in the hospital the…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions

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Dee

Dee
Bio: For anyone curious, I'm the programmer, helping Jill with the website. If you see silly comments from me it is generally testing going on by Jill and I on some new feature or correction to make your community website a better place to be. I grew up in Virginia, in a town with a paper mill (yuck!), and lots of…more
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer

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Pam

Pam
Bio: My name is Pam and I have stage 3B lung cancer. I am a 53 year old grandmother of 3 and I have 3 grown children. I am very scared of this journey I am about to take but I am very grateful to have been given a second chance to look at my life in a different way.…more
Cancer Type: Lung Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Lung Cancer Symptoms: coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy started on March 1st

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Angela

Angela
Bio: I am a 42 year old mother of 6. I am a HS science and Home Ec. teacher. I was diagnosed in Dec. of 2013, took treatments Jan.-Mar., 2014, and then found out my cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in July 2014. Getting ready to begin more chemo in Sept 2014. Began blogging here so…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcinoma
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: smit sleeve for brachytherapy (internal radiation); Port placement (power port); lymph node removal for biopsy in Aug 2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin: Took 2 treatments, 1 week apart. Tolerated well. No nausea, though stomach very "acidy" feeling. Eating bland foods often throughout the day helped. Did have some tiredness. No loss of hair. Had to stop Cisplatin for a while due to frequent ringing in ears. Cisplatin can lead to permanent hearing loss. Was…more
Death Date: January 6, 2015
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Melissa

Melissa
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: invasive lobular carcinoma

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Greg

Greg
Bio: Married and father of three beautiful, intelligent and talented daughters, and grandpa to Michael Gregory and Marco Guiseppi Ragland. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Voice-over talent at Unique Voice Over. Ran the Chicago Marathon in 2007 to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Led a mission trip in 2008. In 2009 was diagnosed with cancer. In 2010, while…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: Felt like I was swallowing my uvula. CT Scan on September 1, 2009 showed tests "within an acceptable range". Biopsy performed on September 17, 2009 showed cancer.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery (radical tonsillectomy and neck dissection to remove 5 lymph nodes) was performed October 20, 2009 at Loyola University Medical Center. Two lymph nodes were cancerous, one with extra capsular extensions.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Low-dose chemotherapy (Cisplatin) coincided with radiation, 1 day per week, beginning December 7, 2009 and ending January 25, 2010. Side effects included nausea, fatigue, weakness, depression, low blood counts, increased age in appearance, loss of some hearing in the higher frequency range and tinnitus (ringing in both ears).

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Luis M.

Luis M.
Bio: I'm a 27 year-old survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). I was diagnosed in October 2009 after presenting to the E.R. with Flu-like symptoms. I never imagined a cancer diagnosis...who does? To make a long story short, the road has been difficult to navigate and is most definitely the hardest thing I have had to deal with. On…more
Cancer Type: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: T-Cell A.L.L.
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Symptoms: Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: PICC Line & Hickman Line placement.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: An assortment of chemo drugs administered through an IV, spine and orally from Oct. 2009 - June 2010: Vincristine PEG-aspariginase Doxorubicin Methotrexate Cytoxan Cytarabine 6-MP 6-TG Side-effects: Nausea, Vomiting, loss of appetite, EXTREME fatigue, loss of muscle mass, mouth-sores, headaches, inability to concentrate (a.k.a. Chemo-brain), hair-loss, altered mood, bone pain.

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