My Cancer Series Stories

John Moffet’s Story

“When I found out I was going to be a granddad I knew I had to stay and fight Lymphoma; even with my hands full dealing with diabetes & heart disease.” My name is John Moffet and I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. One day I collapsed on the floor and was rushed to the hospital

MY LUNG CANCER STORY

To all those who wish to hear my story. My name is Albert Damore and I was diagnosed with lung Cancer in early 2011. I knew something was wrong after my vision became double as I was out driving. Scared I immediately called PCP and got a cat scan at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. There I

WALTER BRANSON’S STORY

“Everyone from front desk to nurses were wonderful. They made me feel comfortable and welcomed at every visit.” Mr. Branson is a Pancreatic Cancer survivor. He was diagnosed last April 2012, when rushed to Tampa Hospital after being extremely sick. He was in the ICU for 5 days where they discovered he has stage 1

CHRISTOPHER PETZ’S STORY

Christopher Petz was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer October 17, 2012 at Mass General Hospital. He originally went into hospital for a blood clot, which caused a stroke in his left eye. Today he still only has 50% vision as a result from it. They admitted him and started running tests and he soon found out

MY ANEMIA AND THROMBOCYTOPENIA

A 62-year-old white male from the Bradenton-Sarasota area presented with anemia and thrombocytopenia. A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy was done and a diagnosis of marrow failure due to myelodysplastic syndrome was made. At another office, Procrit therapy was initiated and the patient was transfusion dependent for red cells and platelets. A second opinion was

MY BREAST CANCER

A 44-year-old female presents with history of breast cancer, metastatic to the liver. At the time of presentation, her liver was largely replaced with cancer. The patient was treated with Avastin (bevacizumab) and chemotherapy for about 2 years. The patient responded well for 18 months. However, for the last 6 months the patient had progressive

MY APLASTIC ANEMIA

An 84 year old white male was treated in the Sarasota-Manatee area for more than a decade with cyclosporine for a diagnosis of aplastic anemia. The patient was transfusion dependent for much of the time he was treated. At the time he presented to me the patient had renal failure with a calculated creatinine clearance

MY ANEMIA

A 71-year-old retired physics professor was seen and evaluated in the Sarasota-Manatee area for anemia in early 2007. He was initially noted to have anemia, leukocytosis, with low serum iron, but an elevated serum ferritin of over 500. A bone marrow examination was not performed per patient history. Nonetheless, a diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia

MY PANCREATIC CANCER

A 53-year-old female pharmaceutical executive was seen in May 2009 for a new diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. At presentation CT-PET scan demonstrated the presence of a primary tumor located in the head of the pancreas. Multiple hypermetabolic metastatic lesions were noted in liver and multiple nodal sites. CA 19-9 was 8511 (normal “I HAVE STAGE

MY BREAST CANCER

44 year old pre-menopausal female presents in January 2004 with inflammatory breast cancer. The patient’s cancer was ER 3+, PR 3+ and HER-2-neu negative by FISH. She received chemotherapy with Cytoxan, Adriamycin, and Taxotere for 3 cy-cles, and then had surgery with bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. Ge-netic testing demonstrated the patient to be BRAC-2 positive

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