Name: Leann (lepo)
Member Since: May 28, 2011
Birthday: December 31, 2011
Profile: Cancer Survivor
Type of Cancer: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Diagnosis Date: January 1, 2007
Lymph Node Involvement: Yes
Chemotherapy: Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), Methotrexate (Folex, Mexate, Amethopterin)
What I Hate Most About Cancer: That it is stealing precious memories and time with loved ones.
What I Have Learned From Cancer: That it is possible to whole heartedly believe in Jesus my savior and God my father and that He truly does heal the sick.
Alternative Cancer Treatment: Faith in Jesus Christ.
Cancer Drugs Positives & Negatives: Having to go through the chemotherapy was the hardest part for me. I was in complete remission after my first treatment, but I still had to walk out every step of the chemo. I struggled with the loss of my hair for three years. I was always out of breath because the drugs kept my blood counts low. I do believe, however, that God had a greater plan and He was in control of my life. I learned more about Him in that three years than I have learned in rest of my life.
Cancer Center: Arkansas Oncology Associates
Tips for others on how to deal with the physical side effects of chemo/cancer: prilosec was my best friend
Tips for others on how to deal with the mental struggles of chemo/cancer: When you find yourself in that negative place and you feel like you have been beaten up, cry out to Jesus. He is the only way to life and he will give you strength if you just trust him.
End of Treatment Date: December 15, 2009
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia symptoms: Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery to remove a tumor in neck. Second surgery in same place a week later due to my neck swelling.