• rolandfranklin's Avatar

    rolandfranklin started following

    User: CancerNews

  • rolandfranklin's Avatar

    rolandfranklin started following

    User: GregP_WN

  • rolandfranklin's Avatar

    rolandfranklin wrote on chris4yes's wall

    Hey Chirs...just joined whatsnext today and new to this. I just came across you profile and I was hit so hard about your experience. Just want to give you encouragement and prayers for your recovery!!! LIVESTRONG!!!!!

  • rolandfranklin's Avatar

    rolandfranklin shared an experience

    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I am now taking erbitux and irinotecan. The erbitux has caused a severe rash all over my chest, back and face. Its like acne. I was given minocyline for the rash. It works but it is very severe and looks bad.

    I have a huge hernia now from both surgeries that causes my stomach to protrude way out in front. It looks like I am about 8 months pregnant. So now I have acne and a fat stomach...real nice! LOL!

    It is a struggle everyday for me. Mentally, physically. But GOD IS AWESOME!!! I am here alive and can do mostly everything I want to do.

  • rolandfranklin's Avatar

    rolandfranklin shared an experience

    Decision Point (Change Oncologist): Because my cancer has recurred twice, my oncologist suggested going to Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NYC for an expert opinion. I trusted my oncologist, and agreed to see the experts at MSK.

    After taking tests and reviewing my case, the Dr.'s at MSK came up with a chemo treatment protocol that would help my situation. I choose to get the treatment at my original oncologist because of the distance to NYC. Ready to go again! LIVESTRONG!!!!!

  • rolandfranklin's Avatar

    rolandfranklin shared an experience

    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): Afer completing the chemo treatment, I was given a CAT/PET scan that showed that the can has recurred...again! YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! I am done. Just when I thought I could not take any more bad news, I get this news. Stunned...lost...at a lost for words.

    I dont know how, but I left the Dr.'s office in tears and by the time I got home, I was looking forward to beating this cancer again! I want to live and I know God is on my side. I remember His promise to me. I am a warrior and ready to fight again! LET' DO THIS!!!!