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Blood Cancer

Cancer Patient Story: My 1st Symptoms, Tests & Diagnosis (Multiple Myeloma) | Ray (1 of 3) [Video]

Ray is a self-described family man and musician. He doesn’t hold back in our 3-part conversation about his multiple myeloma experience. In this first part, he describes his first symptoms, the process and timeline of learning his cancer diagnosis including getting through bone marrow biopsies, managing through “scanxiety” or the wait for results, and processing the final diagnosis of multiple myeloma.Thank you for sharing your story, Ray!Videos:1) My 1st Symptoms, Tests & Diagnosis: This Video2) 1st Line Treatment : Coming Soon3) Living with Multiple Myeloma (& Maintenance Therapy): Coming SoonFull story & transcript → Updated Soon at www.ThePatientStory.comThe interview has only been edited for clarity.Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story____________________________Contents of the Video:00:00 – Intro00:51 – Tell us a little about yourself01:42 – What was the progression of the symptoms?05:57 – Realizing symptoms could be a red flag for cancer06:52 – Experiencing a bone marrow biopsy for the first time08:58 – Advice on getting through the bone marrow biopsy13:01 – Dealing with “Scanxiety”15:57 – Processing the diagnosis19:30 – Discussing myeloma treatment options21:58 – Breaking the news to loved ones____________________________#thepatientstory #Multiplemyeloma #Bloodcancer #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor #cancer symptoms #cancerdiagnosis

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Blood Cancer

My Journey with Multiple Myeloma: EP 5-Week 2 Injections [Video]

Hi Everyone,Thank you for coming to my channel!This is the 5th episode of My Journey with Multiple MyelomaIn this episode I’m getting my second injection. I finally met the coordinator Jhannine who shares my name but spells it differently. When they call her name in the clinic, I always say Yes do you need me? LolAnd I start feeling a little something after the Chemo treatmentsKeep watchingEmail: info@thevisionsinc.com

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Blood Cancer

let’s pack for TWO WEEKS IN GREECE 🤠 [Video]

thanks for watching.love, kamkeep up with my journey here 🤠✰ ig: kam schalk✰ twitter: kamschalk✰ vsco: kammck✰ soundcloud: kammckA little bit about me:1. I am 23 years old!!2. I SURVIVED Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma3. I am a college grad. omg getting old.Music:Music by Martina Gryntysz – Happier – https://thmatc.co/?l=D5CA8F21Music by F1fty Beatz – Be with you – https://thmatc.co/?l=F40743A8#hodgkinslymphoma​​​​ #cancersurvivor​​​​ #kamstrong

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer – Her inspirational and emotional battle. HER FIGHT, the view from my camera [Video]

Nearly two years ago, my beautiful friend was given life changing news.Just a few months after she gave birth to her beautiful baby girl, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. I remember being so shocked when she told me. I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know what to do ! I wanted to say something to make her feel better, I wanted to give her a solution to fix it and tell her, she will be fine. But I couldn’t do any of that. She was facing something so unimaginable. She was scared, not even able to wrap her brain around what was happening. But she knew she needed to channel all these emotions into something. Talking with her, right away, she wanted to find a way to help other women diagnosed with cancer and to spread awareness. She wanted to make a difference, no matter how small.  She told me she just needs to find something positive in this storm. A few days later, Sandy asked if I would do a photo session of her and her daughter Chloe. She said she wanted some nice pictures of them together, to give to Chloe, “just in case”. My heart was crushed but I was so happy to be in a position to do SOMETHING for her. Planning the photoshoot that week with Sandy,  I asked what she would think about documenting her battle in a series of photoshoots. She could save it to show Chloe just how hard she fought, how strong her mommy was. She really loved the idea and asked me about posting her battle, she said even if one other woman with breast cancer can see she isn’t alone or if one woman sees it and decides to go get a mammogram herself, she will feel she made a difference. I was honored to this for her and so I planned out an 8 part series. (I will post the links below)Having had a very close up view as to what a cancer battle is really like, I have learned a lot these past two years. But it all comes down to “Cherishing every moment of life” I know, I know, pretty cliche. So much so, we often don’t even take the time to see what that really looks like to us anymore. I watched one of my closest friends, a new mother, someone young with a bright beautiful future, suddenly be told, you could lose it all. All the plans she made, all the work she had done to make her dreams come true. Her very life, could be taken. Our lives are always changing. Constantly making small turns to lead us blindly through each day. We don’t know what the next minute will bring. We enjoy the ignorance that is bliss….but sometimes maybe a little to much. It’s so easy to get caught up in the “expectations” of life, we sometimes forget to even acknowledge the consequences. The bar that you must never stop reaching for. To be the most successful, to get the biggest house, to work as hard as you can to get that future you have dreamed of. The “rule of life” society has created for us. That we must never stop trying to do better. To be better. To reach higher, to see how high we can get. But at what cost ? So, what if we didn’t ? What if you stopped reaching? What would happen ? What would that look like ? There is nothing wrong with working hard for a future, there is nothing wrong with never wanting to stop moving higher.But there is also nothing wrong with being happy with what you have created thus far. Deciding not to take the promotion because your happy where you are. Deciding to make it work and stay home with your child an extra year. You can still make big plans for the future but don’t forget about making the short term plans too. Don’t save all happiness and enjoyment of life for the hypothetical future. Make today just as important. “None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.” -Anthony Hopkins*Her Fight, the view from my camera*https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3165147336888082&id=732958703440303https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3168220326580783&id=732958703440303https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3171938746208941&id=732958703440303https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3336370559765758&id=732958703440303https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3449347068468106&id=732958703440303https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=120959146703949&id=100063695917309https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=175264014606795&id=100063695917309https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=420595410073653&id=100063695917309

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Skin Cancer

Melanoma Patient Story: Immunotherapy Treatment (Nivolumab/Opdivo) | Rich’s Story (5 of 5) [Video]

Rich B. shares his experience with his immunotherapy treatment (nivolumab or commercial name Opdivo) for his stage 3B melanoma, as well as side effects.Thank you, Rich, for sharing your story.In this Series: Our 5-part series with Rich covers his entire Melanoma cancer experience:1) My Melanoma First Symptoms & Tests → https://youtu.be/dmuBj0lxaIE2) The Surgery & Melanoma Staging → https://youtu.be/LdXVbSsoNIc3) Treatment Decisions & Importance of Self-Advocacy → https://youtu.be/2cKQLiQ7Vyk4) Deciding Whether to Join a Clinical Trial → https://youtu.be/DNx0Oebb9I05) Melanoma Treatment: Immunotherapy → This VideoFull story & transcript → Updated Soon at www.ThePatientStory.comThe interview has only been edited for clarity.Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story____________________________Contents of the Video:00:00 intro03:08 – Describe the immunotherapy treatment and experience05:28 – Routine follow up scans and skin exams06:41 – Nivolumab (Opdivo ) Side effects09:00 – Final takeaway on quickly changing treatment options____________________________#thepatientstory #melanoma #immunotherapy #skincancer #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor #patientadvocacy #treatmentdecisions

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Blood Cancer

LIFE UPDATE | MY CANCER IS BACK [Video]

Life update! Unfortunately I found out in February that I’ve relapsed and my Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is back. I’m currently doing chemotherapy and wanted to do a little story time and bring my videos back!Instagram – @itserinleighTikTok – @erinschoolcraftMy Amazon Chemo Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OYHN4BZB4RYJ/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2

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Pediatric Cancer

Chemo Ruined Her Teeth! | Hospital Dental Specialist | Oncology Clinic | Blood Draw | Hospital VLOG [Video]

Lexi had her oncology check up this week. She went to clinic for labs and to see the oncologist. She did awesome with her poke! Before we went to oncology clinic, we saw the pediatric dental specialist. Our dentist referred us because Lexi’s teeth are really bad! Her molars are rotten- literally! She needs multiple crowns and fillings with the goal of saving her molars until her adult molars come in. The dental specialist deals with pediatric cancer patients all the time, so he was well versed in what needed to be done. The 2.5 years of chemotherapy and steroids she took for her cancer ate away at the enamel of her teeth and made the dental tissue weak and very susceptible to cavities. So now all of Lexi’s molars have major cavities and the teeth next to the molars have cavities as well. No amount of brushing and flossing and mouth washing was going to prevent this from happening, so at least we can stop worrying that this was cause by not doing a good enough job at oral care! We are waiting to hear back from them when we can schedule her for the procedure – she will undergo full sedation with anesthesia, and she’s not too happy about that, but we will deal with that when it happens. Lexi is inching closer and closer to her goal of getting 1,000 subscribers. She’s almost halfway there! Thank you for watching and don’t forget to like and subscribe!Follow Us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexisleukemia/ (@lexisleukemia)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/206085283423342 (Lexi’s Leukemia Warriors)Music by: Epidemic Sound

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Blood Cancer

LA CO-LIVING EXPERIENCE: affordable housing, easy & safe [Video]

all you need to know about the co-living experience in LA!!! I had such a great time. seriously go check out Live the Co if you’re considering. let me know below if you have any q’s!thanks for watching.love, kamkeep up with my journey here 🤠✰ ig: kam schalk✰ twitter: kamschalk✰ vsco: kammck✰ soundcloud: kammckA little bit about me:1. I am 23 years old!!2. I SURVIVED Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma3. I am a college grad. omg getting old.Music:Music by Amory Reel – I Like Where We’re Going – https://thmatc.co/?l=C0C629A2#coliving #livetheco #housingLA

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Skin Cancer

Melanoma Stages: Before and After Surgery, Biopsy & Recovery | Rich’s Story (2 of 5) [Video]

Rich B. shares the process to get a stage for his melanoma cancer diagnosis, from before the surgery to biopsy the suspicious dark spot on his leg that turned out to be cancerous through recovery. He shares some tips on how he was able to live with the open wound after (including getting around how to shower), and details the wait for results (also known as a form of “scanxiety”).Thank you, Rich, for sharing your story.In this Series: Our 5-part series with Rich covers his entire Melanoma cancer experience:1) My Melanoma First Symptoms & Tests → https://youtu.be/dmuBj0lxaIE2) The Surgery & Melanoma Staging → This Video3) Treatment Decisions & Importance of Self-Advocacy → Coming Soon4) Deciding Whether to Join a Clinical Trial → Coming Soon5) Melanoma Treatment: Immunotherapy → Coming SoonFull story & transcript → Updated Soon at www.ThePatientStory.comThe interview has only been edited for clarity.Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story____________________________Contents of the Video:00:00 – Rich Bessel Intro02:33 – What was it like beforeand after surgery?04:12 – Describe the surgery recovery05:13 – How did your manage daily tasks like showering with an open wound?06:21 – Waiting for answers from the biopsy____________________________#thepatientstory #melanoma #skincancer #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor

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Skin Cancer

Cancer Patient Story: My Melanoma First Symptoms & Tests | Rich’s Story (1 of 5) [Video]

Rich B. has been an avid runner his whole life. When suspicious dark spots appeared on his body, he decided to get them checked out. In this conversation, Rich shares what it was about the dark spots that led him to seek medical attention, how the doctor was able to give him the melanoma diagnosis, and shares more about tests and procedures like the shave biopsy. Rich also addresses the importance of expectation-setting for patients, and how the doctor broke the news of the melanoma. Thank you, Rich, for sharing your story.In this Series: Our 5-part series with Rich covers his entire Melanoma cancer experience:1) My Melanoma First Symptoms & Tests → This Video2) The Surgery & Melanoma Staging → Coming Soon3) Treatment Decisions & Importance of Self-Advocacy → Coming Soon4) Deciding Whether to Join a Clinical Trial → Coming Soon5) Melanoma Treatment: Immunotherapy → Coming SoonFull story & transcript → Updated Soon at www.ThePatientStory.comThe interview has only been edited for clarity.Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story____________________________Contents of the Video:00:00 – Rich Bessel Intro00:42 -Tell us about yourself02:04 – What were the first signs of melanoma?03:43 – How did you decide which dermatologist to do to?04:15 – How fast was the growth of the suspicious mole?04:44 – Did cancer ever cross your mind?05:27 – Describe the shave biopsy and fist steps to diagnosis06:43 – How long did it take to get the shave biopsy results07:19 – Questions you wish you had asked 13:16 – Best way for a doctor to break the news of cancer to a patient14:32 – Describe the 2 biopsies required to give the full diagnosis with staging16:53 – Did you consider a second opinion?17:55 – Waiting for details about your cancer stage19:17 – Different stages of melanoma20:52 – Take the numbers online with a grain of salt____________________________#thepatientstory #melanoma #skincancer #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor

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Pediatric Cancer

Step by step with Dick Vitale during final chemo treatment [Video]

College basketball icon Dick Vitale and his family graciously allow us to walk with him as he officially kicks cancer, including conversations bedside during his final chemotherapy treatment and a celebration outside with Dr. Rick Brown and his team as Dickie V rings the ceremonious bell to commemorate the victory over his personal bout with cancer. Dick’s Ukrainian nurse Alla explains why she enjoys working with him more than typical American patients. Later, Dick’s daughter Sherri joins us for a heartfelt conversation about how scared she felt when first hearing of her dad’s diagnosis.To make a donation supporting pediatric cancer research, visit www.v.org/vitale. #Chemo #Cancer #CelebrateBecome a member to watch full episodes and get exclusive access to content: https://bit.ly/3q4TjAbSubscribe to watch the latest interviews: http://bit.ly/1R1Fd6w Episode debuted nationwide in 2022.For episode guide and nationwide television listings, visit www.grahambensinger.comConnect with Graham:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrahamBensingerTwitter: https://twitter.com/GrahamBensingerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/grahambensinger