Members that Michele Supports

Els

Els
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell tumor in the anal canal , HPV related (16)
Anal Cancer Symptoms: in the end I had thrombosed hemorrhoides (never had, very painful) but surgeon did not see tumor, not even with ultra sound. After hem. was cut and cured, it still hurt. So I examined it myself and felt a rough kind of flat lump and I went back. I was sent to another surgeon and he took it away and…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: all was taken out, but an area of pre-cancerous cells (AIN 3)was found around it and in the cutting edges of the wound.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: After 2nd opinion I declined on chemo because the doctors did not agree on wether it was nessecary.

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John

John
Bio: Professional business man working in the management consulting industry.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Weekly infusion of Cisplatin and 5 days a week of 5FU

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Carol

Carol
Bio: Updated: 09/24/17--I am 55 y/o female. ** Updated 12/13/2015--- I am now 4.5 years post Dx and Tx. The following information was the beginning of my cancer journey. Currently, I am NED. I do have side effects from the chemotherapy and pelvic radiation. My thyroid got messed up, but I am on Rx, and doing fine…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the anus
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 02/17/11: Anal fissurectomy with lateral sphincterotomy. Only SE was pain. Now, I can poo w/o pain for the first time in MONTHS. It still looks weird (TMI.) This found the CA. 07/03/12--anal/rectal biopsy of suspicious tissue found during a DRE. Thankfully, it was only scar tissue.--I hurt like hell for 3 wks after though!! :/
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Mitomycin and f5u-begin 4/12/11. . . . I was EXTREMELY tired and became EXTREMELY short-of-breath (ended up with bronchitis, but I have asthma.) One of the meds, Mytomycin, I think, can adversely affect the lungs. My thyroid got messed up so I now take meds. Nodules on lungs, on CT . . . monitoring those.

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Jan

Jan
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell stage 3A
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Had a dull ache in the bum area for a few weeks & it finally got bad enough I went to the Dr who recommended a colonoscopy & during the procedure they took a biopsy of the tumor they found. I was so shocked. It was unreal.

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Shannon

Shannon
Bio: Anal cancer stage 3. Finished treatment 6/17/19.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Changes in bowels, narrowing of stools and maroon blood in stool.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5/7/19 through 5//11/19 and 6/10/19 through 6/14/19. Mouth sores fatigue skin irritation from picc line.

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Ginny

Ginny
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Anal pain, narrow and frequent bowel movements, leakage, general irritation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 rounds of mitomycin and F5 pump. Fatigue and brain fog. Loss of appetite and loss of normal taste bud function.

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Mary

Mary
Bio: Received anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) diagnosis three years ago. Fortunately, for me: stage 1. I acted on very few, very mild symptoms and the brilliant British NHS did the rest. Treatment survived. Adapting still to effects of radiation.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: originally: tiny amounts of bleeding, fecal incontinence, passing of clear mucous. Later itching at the site of the tumour.

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Anne

Anne
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding , pain, itching

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Stacy

Stacy
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Removal of a small hemorrhoid but turns out I have anal cancer. No other symptoms

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Merrill

Merrill
Bio: I was diagnosed with Stage 3A anal cancer in September 2008, caused by HPV. I'm an artist and museum director (day job). I have a remarkable husband, who supports both my spirit and my flesh. My cancer journey continues to be supported by my medical team at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. I also credit several dear friends for their…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: A chemo port was surgically installed just under my collar bone. After I completed 2 rounds of chemo and 7 weeks of radiation, my tumor was much smaller but still there. I switched hospitals from Jefferson Univ. in Phila. to Sloan Kettering in NYC. To determine if the remaining tumor was still cancerous, I had a surgical biopsy, going into…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: The standard for anal cancer: two rounds of 5FU & Mitomycin. Lost about half my hair. Very bad mouth sores and oral thrush, especially in the 10 days after infusions. Became neutropenic (big drop in the type of white blood cells that are the major infection fighters) with second round of Mitomycin.

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Vital Info

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June 14, 2018

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

August 15, 1966

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

May 5, 2017

Stage 2

2.1 - 3.0 cm

Grade 2

No

Fluorouracil (5-FU)

GRINDFORLIFE

As much as I can every year for Mike a great friend from high school and muti-time cancer survivor- GRIND FOR LIFE.

The doctors not being proactive with what you need.

I am blessed and life is good.

Donate to my friend Mike Roger's organization GRIND FOR LIFE and help other people with cancer.

Acupuncture. I did one appointment a week my entire treatment.

Did not thanfully.

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A donation for to GRIND FOR LIFE and good vibes for me :)

Currently: Rina K. Patel at Florida Cancer Specialists, 3401 PGA Blvd., Ste. 200, PBG, FL 33410 561-366-4100

PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY after treatment for incontinence/peeing and sexual issues AND CHILDS POSE for immediately after you explode in the bathroom

Be in the moment no matter how bad it is and keep looking ahead. It's okay to be sad but not for too long....happiness is just around your corner waiting for you.

July 21, 2017

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First felt a bump while showering and followed it until it formed what I thought was a hemorrhoid. At that time I was also due for my colonoscopy so I had it checked out immediately and game on!

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Mike supports families going through cancer treatments for travel, medical expenses, etc. I love him!!! He Rocks!

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