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Rosemary

Rosemary
Bio: Well it's been a long time since I've checked in. I've changed my name and forgot old password so have had to reregister with blogforacure. By next October I will be five years from my last treatment for anal cancer. It's a great reason to celebrate, but I really try to live one day at a time. My stomach has…more
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Bleeding, painful protrusion.

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Jana

Jana
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell cancer
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

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Allie

Allie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: After starting a fruit/vegetable cleanse (specifically carrot juice every day!), had blood clot with bowel movement. Scheduled my first colonoscopy -- at 58 yrs of age -- which wasn't until 4 months in the future. After stopping the carrot juice, the blood clot in bowel movement went away. Occasionally felt pressure in my bum, but for the most part, no…more

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Jeanie

Jeanie
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer

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Els

Els
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: (recurrent )squamous cell tumor in the anal canal ,not HPV related (HPV-), basaloid type (rare type)
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: Of teh intial tumor in 2018 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: At recurrence now in 2020 capecetabine (5F-Utablets) and metomicine (1x) . Toxic reaction on capecetabine. (After 2nd opinion in 2018 I declined on chemo because the doctors did not agree on wether it was nessecary.)

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Janice

Janice
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Stool changes, bloody stools
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 IV chemo treatments, on day one, then 2nd delayed due to dehydration, also 6 pills/day for 30 days, same timing as radiation, very tired, no appetite, lost 15 pounds

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Pamela

Pamela
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: anal squamous cell cancer
Anal Cancer Symptoms: itching, bleeding - thought I had hemorrhoids

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Karen

Karen
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Anal Cancer Symptoms: Pain, itchiness, some bleeding. Thought for sure I had hemorrhoids.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: May-June, 2015; 5-FU and Mitomycin

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June 19, 2022

college station, tx, United States

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

squamous cell cancer T1NOMO

May 19

Stage 1

0.1 - 1.0 cm

No

Mitomycin

side effects during treatment and not knowing what the long term side effects might be

There are many helpful and caring people who support me.

No

I am in a clinical trial: De-Intensified ChemoRadiation for Early Stage Anal Squamous Cell (decrease)

MD Anderson Houston

In January of 2020 I noticed a little bump on the perianal area. My doctor examined it and treated it as a hemorrhoid. With COVID19 happening that Spring, my next doctor's appointment had to be rescheduled to May. My doctor examined it again and noticed it was not getting better so she referred me to a surgeon who removes hemorrhoids and skin tags. The surgeon thought it looked like a skin tag. He gave me the option to surgically remove it or leave it. Since it was a little painful and annoying I chose surgery. After he removed it, the pathology results came back as a T1N0 invasive anal squamous cell carcinoma. After this I was seen by doctors at MD Anderson for the next two years. No concerns were reported the rest of 2020 or in 2021. In May of 2022 I was scheduled for a colonoscopy at MD Anderson. The doctor was concerned with some abnormal looking tissue in the anal canal. Biopsies confirmed 1 mm squamous cell cancer and I was diagnosed with T1NOMO. I started a clinical trial with chemo radiation on June 13.

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