Name: Jana (jana)
Member Since: June 21, 2011
Birthday: November 12, 1962
Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell cancer
Diagnosis Date: May 17, 2011
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Lymph Node Involvement: No
What I Hate Most About Cancer: Everything!
What I Have Learned From Cancer: Life is unpredictable and you are NOT in control
NED Date: September 8, 2011
Anal Cancer symptoms: Hemorrhoids- went to OB/GYN in Feb complaining of hemorrhoids. Then again in April with pressure she said hemorrhoids. Knew something was wrong so self scheduled with colo rectal doctor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 16th colonoscopy - May 17th Path report - Anal cancer - constipation, itchy burning "hemorrhoid type" symptoms then pressure on vaginal wall
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 FU - through port for 5 days June 6th and again July 5th - survived first dose with severe sore throat, mouth sores and rash. Dreading July 5th
Radiation or Proton Therapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 32 radiation treatments starting June 6th