- Robert McDowell...Pre-authenticated
Retired herbalistNoneI am a health professional
- SchemmaBreast CancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Sandy Cancer He...
I have justretired after practicing as a Dorothy Hall trained Herbalist after 28 years sucessfully treating both internal and skin cancers primarily.
I wish to share my philosophy about the causes of cancer and my sucessful treatment programs.Other (Specify)I am a health professional
I am an internet support group facilitator.NoneI am a health professional
- Sandra V
My name is Sandra, I turned 29 this year. In December last year, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 ovarian cancer. I've nearly finished my chemo treatments and would like to stay in touch with a support network. My friends and family have been incredibly supportive and I'd like to offer my support and experience to others.
During the day, I work as a Sustainability Consultant and am keen to take up new hobbies once my energy levels are back.Ovarian cancerI am a survivor
- mg0080Head and neck cancersI am a survivor
In January 2012 I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma on the left side of my tongue, coupled with localised spread to the sub-mandibular lymph node on the mid-line of my chin / neck. I underwent partial glossectomy (removal of tongue tissue), and neck dissection (removal of all but one lymp node. Luckily, there was no spread to any other nodes. I've had 6 weeks of radiation on my tongue and neck, and two doses of chemo. This all concluded on April 27, 2012. The treatment was a success, and I am now in remission. Outside of my diagnosis, I'm married, 43 years old and have a 7yo daughter (as at Aug 2012). Just getting back into work now. I've lost both parents and a sister to this rotten disease, and I'm the first member of my family to survive.Head and neck cancersI am a survivor
Just an average 50+ woman, wanting to help outNoneOther (Specify)
- Erica JoyOther (Specify)Other (Specify)
Live in Childers, Queensland
Currently receiving chemo-therapy in Wesley Hospital in BrisbaneLeukaemiaI have cancer
Father of two, husband, editor, geocacher.Brain tumourI have cancer
Leukoplakia biopsy dx 8/2006 SCC floor of mouth/tongue T3N0M0. Verrucous Carcinoma. 14 hour 0p- right neck dissection/excision/marginal mandibulectomy 9/2006, 4 teeth removed, free flap from wrist, trach - ng 6 days - no chemo/rad. 6 ops under general 2006-2009 flap issues..still ongoing 2010.
biopsy Jan 2012 Hyperkeratosis-Epithelial DysplasiaHead and neck cancersI am a survivor
32yo mum to a 15mth old girl.
Diagnosed with triple negative stage 2 breast cancer in January 2013.
It had spread to my lymph nodes so I had to have a right mastectomy and axillary dissection.
About to start 6wks of chemo followed by 6wks of radiation.
Having genetic testing in march for gene mutations such as BRAC.Breast CancerI have cancer
- kandy04Other (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
42 year old woman, single parent
PacemakerBrain tumourI have cancer
- peanutzBrain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- KrisBreast CancerI have cancer
Mother of two,grandma of two. Live on a farm in country Australia. Father just died from NHLBreast CancerI have cancer
72yr old female,diagnosed 8 days before Xmas 2012 with Pancreatic cancer which has metastasized to liver. Have started clinical trial PAN1 and have had two treatments with Gemcetabine.Pancreatic cancerI have cancer
- Roy Wetherall
operation 18 months ago, no signs of return yet.
My wife had breast cancer, 5yrs ago, and had no help from anyone not even you.Other (Specify)I have cancer
- Fiona1976Breast CancerI have cancer
- Jennabean89Liver cancerI have cancer
Im a 33 year old female with 3 children and have Adenoid cystic carcinoma . I was diagnosed with it march 2012. I have had my major salivary gland out with unclear margins. I have 3 mth checks and so far all clear.Head and neck cancersI have cancer
- Heather Harris
Sister of a recently diagnosed breast cancer lady of 45 in Hervey BayBreast CancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Quail Cottage
I am a sibling to a cancer patientLeukaemiaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I've just qualified as a Social Worker and have been affected by cancer all throughout my life. My grandmother died from breast cancer, my mother is a breast cancer surviver and I lost my husband Ray after a long battle with cancer, 9 years ago. Not to mention friends all around me who are affected by this diseaseKidney cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Lung carcinoid tumour and 2 lobes of right lung removed 1990 Biopsy Atypical but actual tumour was typical.
Ki67 3% Scans & tumour slides sent to USA - patient of Dr Warner
Atypical carcinoid syndrome on 120 mg Lanreotide autogel injection every 4 weeks
Many carcinoid crisis situations for over 10 years - now under control on medication
Diabetes type 2 from injections. Melanoma removed 2010
Supra ventricular tachycardia, heart murmur & leaky heart valves.Other (Specify)I have cancer
I have carcinoid syndrome. Diagnosed almost 2 years ago but realised I had been suffering with it for 8-10 years before. I live in SA.Other (Specify)I have cancer
My dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer around 10 months ago, and any kind of support from other people who understand what we are going through would be a great help.Bowel cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I'm a 39 year old woman diagnosed 10th November 2009 with squamous adenocarcinoma Stage IIIB metastatic cervical cancer.Cervical cancerI am a survivor
Mum of 4 children, 4 grandchildren. Diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in April 2012. Bone mets and lung mets.Breast CancerI have cancer
- AnneBreast CancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- LoveLife48Ovarian cancerI have cancer
im 48 and live in geelong and i have breast cancer. have had 2 ops in 3 weeks and have a long road ahead.Breast CancerI have cancer
- Tammy Woods
My husband was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma in May 2012.Brain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
5 childrenBreast CancerI have cancer
- elangleyBowel cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am living in Melbourne, I am British and living too far away from my family. I am a teacher although looking for work. My dad was diagnosed with Bowel/colon cancer last may 2012 and since then he has been in this madness. I cannot afford to get back to the UK, I am also pregnant and a long haul flight is something I have been advised not to do yet.Other (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Cara and Jake
Happily married. 3 kids. Middle child Jake is 2 years old and had a wilms tumourKidney cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
My partner has just been diagnosed with cancerHead and neck cancersMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Bridget robinson
Hello, I am 54 years old and was diagnosed with a pancreatic net tumor in April 2012. The diagnosis came as a complete surprise as I had been feeling well up til then. I am married and have three young adult children, my youngest turned 21 yesterday. I work part-time as a psychologist.Prostate cancerI have cancer
- jjpatNon-Hodgkins LymphomaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- snoopscbOther (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
My diagnosis and second chance at life RCC T2/G3, contained kidney cancer. Im 42yrs brisbane lady and presented with itchy rash (ongoing) and egfr 44%. right radical nephrectomy april 7 2011. Surgery was my treatment. World turned upside down. Positive thoughts on how blessed i am. I find yoga helps still my mind and acupuncture helps with my lowered function. My best advice, keep your mind open and keep trying and reading everything until you "find" what works for your life now. Love and blessings.Kidney cancerI am a survivor
- nick nolan
Hi. Iam a 49yo male diagnosed with bowel cancer Sept 2011.
Undergone Radio & chemo therapy Oct-Nov 2011.
Bowel resection Dec 2011. with temp iliostomy, reversal July2012.
Mop up chemo Dec - May 2012.
Now diagnosed (13 Feb) with 1x 27mm tumour to lower lobe of liver.
Seeing surgeon 25 feb.Bowel cancerI have cancer
- tboandiLung cancerI am a survivor
- htoyHead and neck cancersI have cancer
- pujanOther (Specify)I have cancer
I'm 47 years old and was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November 2012. I've finished 6 weeks of radiation and chemo, and am booked for surgery 12 March.
I have a wonderful partner, two gorgeous children and a close-knit group of friends.Bowel cancerI have cancer
Hi, l am a 53 y/old male living in Seaford. Divorced and have a ten y/old daughter. Diagnosed November 2012 with bowel cancer which has spread to my lymph nodes. Currently having chemo. at the Alfred.Bowel cancerI have cancer
- MaiNoneMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Marj and Ken Freeman
Marj has had a long journey with breast cancer starting 1981, and has been cancer free now since 2001. We volunteer for the Cancer Council as community speakers and through Relay for Life.Breast CancerI am a survivor
Have had diagnoses Pancreatic cancer had surgery and have now started chemo,no good recovery results am just trying to GET ALONG my decision to join was the result of reading the sad news of the family and the Doctors response on TRUTHFULLNESS it took several visits and one very angry husband to finally get the truth of my results, fobbed off is not the answer when time is short ,my sincere best wishes to you and your family may there be peace for you all Barbara QldPancreatic cancerI have cancer
I have my mother with live cancer, stage 4; i'm devastated. Now I'm looking for diets to try to make her bit strong, cuz they told us no treatment for her.Liver cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- DPCPancreatic cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I'm a high school Chinese teacher. I was diagnosed with Carcinoid cancer right before Christmas last year. It is a 8mm tumour in the rectum.CT scan has not found any mitastasis. I have upper abdominal pain and bloating and lost about 8 kg in the last 3 months.Other (Specify)I have cancer
I am nearly 40, a marries stay at home mum of three ( 16, 14, 11 ) I live in Queensland, I love my family and my animals!Lung cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
73 Y.O Ex Jazz Muso ~ Guitar/Piano and Teacher of Classical Guitar, diagnosed with inoperable, untreatable (apart from a metal stent) cholangiocarcinoma in May 2012, still here after 8 months, and feeling o.k physically ~ no pain, no discomfort ~ the only development is weight loss, down from 109.5 to 72.4 Kg.
I've always loved Life, my Wife (of 53 years) my Family, friends and collegues. Ilove 'em even more since diagnosis.
I hope I can be of some use to someone in this group.Other (Specify)I am a survivor
My best friend, my mother, passed away on 12 August 2012 from stomach cancer that had spread to the bowel and pancreas.
I am married with a toddler, and am striving to stay brave, but am haunted by flashbacks and nightmares of my mother's terrible pain and suffering.Other (Specify)Other (Specify)
- WishingwellOther (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
My mum has just been diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer with mets on her liver and lungs. She is 62.Bowel cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
44 year old female. Diagnosed with breast cancer 21 December 2012. Have had operation with good results. Require radiotherapy and Tamoixfen.Breast CancerI am a survivor
- racheybirdBowel cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- AngelaclareOther (Specify)I am a survivor
- Mrs Elton
My husband has been diagnosed in February 2009 with oesophageal cancer and it has spread to his abdomen. We have two sons, aged 6 & 8. We have been trying to keep things as 'normal' as possible for them throughout our journey to date, it is a constant challenge. We have a new 'normal'. Am interested in communicating with others who have similar aged children on coping strategies etc, but also just connecting with people who know first hand how it feels to have cancer invade their family. *** Update December 09, CT scan reveals secondary tumour on the brain, prognosis not good*** ### Update June 2010, Greg (my husband) passed away on 30th May 2010 ###Head and neck cancersMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Hi Im 41 years old with two small children. I was a Head of Department at a big busy high school. I was diagnosed last year but had an operation in 2010 but the link was not yet made.Other (Specify)I have cancer
- TamaraHead and neck cancersMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I was diagnosed in 2009 when my daughter was just 8months old. We hit the cancer hard and fast with 7 weeks of intence chemo and radio to my head and neck. I was then in remission for just over a year. Then, unplanned, I fell pregnant at the end of 2010. We were over the moon! But also very anxious aswell as I was pregnant with TWINS! In came the new year and so did complications. My cancer was back. This time in lymph nodes in my neck and chest. We were then faced with one of the hardest decisions in our lives, to terminate the pregnancy or continue not knowing how it would effect the babies OR myself! We decided to terminate and start treatment ASAP. I had 6 months of chemo, then 3 months after that finished I had radiotherapy on my chest, 3 months after that I had radiotherapy on my spine and then started chemo again, I have been on chemo for just over 6 months and we are about to reasses with scans again soon. I still have the will to fight every day - pain or no pain! Nothing/no-one will ever take that away from me. My beautiful daughter and most amazing and caring husband give me my strength and my courage to keep going!Head and neck cancersI have cancer
First to all that reads this my heart goes out to you. I lost my dad to acute myloid leakumia when I was 3 my sisters were 1 and 5. It's been hard growing up without a dad and understanding that loss from cancer I was tested but was too young to give blood hence I have the same blood type as my dad.
I now live knowing about cancer and came to the conclusions that it can happen anywhere
And anytimeLeukaemiaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Married with two children . Work full time.Lung cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I just lost my husbandPancreatic cancerOther (Specify)
- april89NoneMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Recently diagnosed with Carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid tumour found initially in small intestine, and disease has spread around abdomen and into Liver. Taking Octreotide. Have a PET scan booked for next Tuesday. CT done last week suggests too many tumours in Liver to operate now, so chemo will probably be needed first with a review on surgery options in 3 months. I'm 47 and live in Sydney with my husband and 2 sonsOther (Specify)I have cancer
I've been on the cancer journey ever since I was diagnosed a few years back at the age of 20.
I'm easy going, spontaneous, love meeting new people, love the out doors and as a result of my journey am dedicated to serving others on a similar pathMelanomaI have cancer
My husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme IV in September 2011. He had a resection followed by radiation and Temodar. His tumor returned in October 2012. He was put on a trial - Avastin/MetMab. After 9 weeks, it didn't work. Now we are looking at AMGT595, GDC0084 or continue on Avastin with a chemo drug.Brain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
My husband has bladder cancer and I am struggling on how to deal with him and the illness.Bladder cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Hi, I'm Tracey, I'm 33 years old and last week I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I have had regular pap smears since I was 18 and have never had one come back with abnormal cells until late last year. Had a second smear done mid January and abnormal cells were still there, so two gynocologist appointments, a colscopy and a cone biopsy later I was given the unfortunate news that it is cancer.Cervical cancerI have cancer
I am a 23 year old female living in Melbourne, my 82 year old father has been battling bladder cancer since 2006Bladder cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Jeremy RillstoneLeukaemiaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
My dad has been diagnosed with primary liver cancer. With treatment, he is likely to be looking at 2-3 years. I would be very interested in connecting with others dealing with a similar situation and sharing information and support.Liver cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am 35 years old and from the northern nsw area and in august 2010 i was diagnosed with advanced oesophogeal cancer wich has also been detected in my lymphatic system and have started treatment with chemotherapy and radiaition around the middle of september.Other (Specify)I have cancer
I have just been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophageal. Jan 2013.Other (Specify)I have cancer
31 years old, my dad has pancreatic cancer. Diagnosed just under 2 weeks ago.
No known timeframe of Staging yet.Pancreatic cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- cremmBrain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Vivienne freemanBreast CancerI am a survivor
My mom was diagnosed in 2011 with transitional cell cancer. The Chemo is not working and it looks like she is in her final stages of cancer. I am living 500 miles away from her and traveling back and forth to be with her. I am just not sure how go though this journey with a health mind for my kids.Bladder cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
36 year old female 2 kids marriedHead and neck cancersI have cancer
- KimPre-authenticatedBreast CancerI am a survivor
- broderickLiver cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Im 27 years old and i have Uterine Cancer.
Im engaged to the love of my life.
We dont have any children and now because of my cancer i will not be able to have a baby.Uterus cancerI have cancer
This is my first foray into on-line discussions - and I'm not sure how I'll feel, but happy to give it a go! I'm a 45yo mother of 2 teenage girls (no sympathy required, they're fabulous) and working part-time - I love my work/life balance. In '06 I had a double mastectomy for breast cancer and a pretty good re-construction. Getting cancer was not a surprise, even at 42yo - I'd known i carried a cancer gene for about 10 years at that stage. The only surprise was the cancer type. The mutation I carry is HNPCC which has affected various family members typically with bowel cancer and endometrial cancer. It is also known to predispose to ovarian and renal cancer amongst others. So breast cancer was not on my radar. Fortunately, along with taking medical advice, i also listened to my mother! She always maintained our gene was linked to breast cancer - she grew up in the wimmera with many descendants of the Westerndorf family (who migrated from Germany and brought the HNPCC mutation with them)and saw many both close and distant relatives affected by breast cancer. Hence, the mammograms and ultrasounds I had annually on her advice paid off. Always listen to your mother!
Our family has directly benefited from the amazing research into genetic causes of cancer undertaken around the world, but especially right here in Melbourne. I wanted to help, so have for the last 2 years also been doing some volunteer consumer work. Really enjoying the role.
Also, together with some other more 'tech-savvy' people, we're hoping to begin a site for HNPCC affected people - perhaps a home page with good general information, links to other relevant sites, and the opportunity for communication and support, so this is a starting point for me!Breast CancerI am a survivor
I have had several cancers. Am a theatre artist returned to live in rural South Australia after decades living in Europe and the US.Ovarian cancerI am a survivor
I'm a survivorOther (Specify)Other (Specify)
- Daisy W
My Mum was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multi-forme in Aug 09. I care full time for my Mum and would like to find others to talk to.Brain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am a mother of two adult children. Divorced but have a partner. I'm a published author. I love music, travel and cats, of which I have 5. I am 51 years old. My dear friend, Jenni, died of a glioblastoma in 1999.Brain tumourOther (Specify)
- nettyBrain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Shell83Thyroid cancerI have cancer
- jones0809NoneOther (Specify)
Single mother of two.Thyroid cancerI am a survivor
- mel_cancervicProject Officer
I am a staff member, assisting with Internet Support Groups.NoneI am a health professional