Kimber_517's Journey with Anal Cancer

Patient: Anal Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 56

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    After months of much pain my sister took me to ER. I thought I had severe Case of hemmoroids. I was so sore Dr could not do rectal exam so I was sent To have cat scan. Cat scan determined I would have surgery for observation An abscess was found along with fistulas. Biopsies were performed and it was determined I had cancer. I was told it was Rectal cancer and needed further treatment Yesterday I had appt with oncologist where she told me I have anal cancer She thinks it is in stage 2 or 3. I still need a pet scan and a rectal sonogram Meanwhile I am mortified that I have this kind of cancer and wonder why I have never been told I have the HPV virus. I've had a hysterectomy because Of thyroids, not a mention of HPV. Last June I had a colonoscopy where they Removed a polyp but once again no mention of HPV virus Also to make matters worse I have no medical insurance If anyone could give me advise or ideas on how to get treatment with no Money or insurance PLEASE let me know. I've been told there are resources Out there for people in my predicament I just don't know where Thank you so much Kimber_517

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

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