Name: Ann (annfolk)
Member Since: October 17, 2015
Website: Ann Folk's Quest to END Rare Anal Cancer
Location: North Augusta, South Carolina 29841
Birthday: February 9, 1960
Profile: Cancer Fighter
Type of Cancer: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma in the anus, basaloid, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine
Diagnosis Date: July 31, 2015
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Tumor Size: 1.1 - 2.0 cm
Lymph Node Involvement: No
Surgery: Colorectal Surgery
Radiation: Radiation Therapy
Chemotherapy: Cisplatin (Platinol, Platinol-AQ), Fluorouracil (5-FU)
Fundraising Goal: Any amount is appreciated
What I Hate Most About Cancer: The isolation and embarrassment from the stigma of Anal Cancer
What I Have Learned From Cancer: That I am the only one in control of my body.
Things My Supporters Can Do To Help: Pray
Metastasized? Where?: 11/3/16 mets lung and liver
Clinical Trials: Searching for one
Gift Friends or Family Could Give You: Donate: https://www.youcaring.com/AnnCan
Cancer Center: 12/8 going to Dr. Eng MD Anderson for options
Tips for others on how to deal with the physical side effects of chemo/cancer: Eat lots of protein, or drink protein shakes.
Tips for others on how to deal with the mental struggles of chemo/cancer: Rest, when your body says sleep do it. Sleep is when the body heals.
End of Treatment Date: November 23, 2015
NED Date: December 28, 2015
Anal Cancer symptoms: Blood in stools, lower right abdominal pain. Frequent bouts of diarrhea.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor excision 7/31/15
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin and 5fu 9/23/15 pump 96 hours/week 1, repeated 4th week 10/21/15 mouth sores, partial hair loss, oral thrush, dehydration, loss of potassium.
Radiation or Proton Therapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Radiation 9/23/15 uncontrollable diarrhea, severe burns, hair loss, pain in hips, now stiff
Fundraising Description: https://www.youcaring.com/AnnCan