Well, I found out four days ago that my nine-year-old son has cancer. He had been having neck pains for almost a year, and we had been told by our pediatrician and orthopedic doctor that it was a…Continue
I'm searching for another childhood cancer survivor (bone marrow transplant) who has had a baby. I had BMT almost 19 years ago and have a 1 year old son. I am looking to connect with someone who has…Continue
Hello -- This is Pete Zuyus. My daughter Scarlett is 4 years old and has just been diagnosed with Giant Cell Glioblastoma Multiform A. The tumor was located in the back left portion of her brain.…Continue
Hi, I'm Hillary! I'm a 19 year old chemistry major attending Louisiana College. I had B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. If anyone would like to chat, share…Continue
Tomorrow is my last day of class before summer starts. At 10:30 am, I'll be free. Well, not totally. I'm going to spend my summer studying for the PCAT (pharmacy college admissions test). But I'll at least get to see a whole lot more of my family, and I'm excited for that.
I've really enjoyed updating this blog, and I hope you've found it useful. I'd like to keep popping back in over the summer. If anyone ever has any questions for me just let me…Continue
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Today I want to discuss a few complications I had after cancer, and some that still even effect me now, 10 years later.
I had Stage 3 Wilm's Tumor at the age of 7. They removed my right kidney completely because the tumor was the size of a grapefruit.
After surgery and during chemo, I had a few complications with blockages. This happens when scar tissue builds up and causes blockages in your body. I had 3 separate blockages, and this caused me to have high…Continue
I don't have any known late-term side effects from my cancer treatments. However, I underwent two and a half years of fairly new, intense chemotherapy. They don't know exactly what the long-term results could be, and that terrifies me. I would never have it any other way, of course - without treatment, I would have died. Still, sometimes I find myself wondering "what if?" I think it's the biggest question on the minds of many cancer survivors, and that's why I'm going to address it…Continue