I have been newly diagnosed with anal cancer and am trying to educate myself on this disease. I am meeting my oncologist today so the ball will start rolling soon.
I would like to chat to any fellow sufferers about their experiences and how to get through this tough treatment regime. I am trying to find peer support within Australia.
I have terminal kidney cancer, diagnosed in Aug 2012, but still kicking. It sounds like you have a bit of attitude 😉. That's a great thing, make sure you keep it throughout your treatment.
How did it go at your meeting with your oncologist? What is your treatment plan? I wish you all the best with whatever get's thrown your way.
Thanks for taking the time to reply to me . I initiallly had trouble with this site due to the fact it bleeped out the word 'Anal', so I was unable to describe my tumour.
As you can see this has now been corrected.
My cancer is not a common one so I am trying to contact anyone who has had a similar experience.
I have googled a lot and made notes regarding questions I have on the subject. So far everyone I have met has been very supportive and informative.
I go for the radiation therapy planning on monday and expect to get a Picc line in just after Christmas to start 6 weeks treatment in the New Year. It sounds a gruelling regime but there is a good chance or ridding me of this particular nasty. I guess only time will tell 🙂
Ha Ha ...thanks for your reply. The 'bleep' was unintentional. It was a glitch in the software program which has now been corrected. As you can now see I have Anal Cancer. It's considered to be at an early stage so I am hopeful of a good result. However the side effects both short and long term apparently are life changing. I guess I will see how I pull through and tackle it as it comes. My treatment involves no surgery but Chemoradiotherapy for 6 weeks.
Good to hear you are doing well and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Wishing you all the best and may your good health continue:)
Hi there, my diagnosis was confirmed yesterday, I am to have a CT scan on Monday to see if it has spread. The treatment suggested for me at this point is combined chemo and radiation and I have been told it is quite successful.. There are times when I cry and times when I feel okay. I do too much research, but need to feel some type of control. I am looking up recommended dietary changes as well as lifestyle ones. I try not to think about the worst case scenario, but is hard not to. I try to keep busy and distracted most of the time. I wish you all the best in what is a horrible journey.
My fingers are crossed for you that the scan results are good & it hasn't spread.
In my opinion, there is no such thing as too much research. I think the more info you are armed with, the better! It's good that you are looking at changing your lifestyle/diet. It can only be for the better.
Best of luck with everything.
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