Sallyzim's Journey with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Cervical Cancer

Survivor: Cervical Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 65, Stage IIB

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    • Sallyzim
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 5 chemo session, 1 per week which lasted about an hour and a half. I had minimal side effects. No Nausea or vomitting but could not stand the smell of food in restaurants, food courts etc. still food that I don't want to eat that I enjoyed before treament.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    I had 25 external radiation, 5 Brachy and 5 Chemo over 5 weeks. Was able to drive myself to treatment evryday for first 4 weeks but last week of 5 Brachy was awful and really was weak and down

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I have a fewof the side effects listed , not sure how to list them but fatigue is the biggest problem.

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    • Sallyzim
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 5 years ago
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    2 month check after treatment and no sign of tumour

    Celebration

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    • Sallyzim
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 5 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Was under the care of an Intergrative doctor for de-tox. Ozone treatments, liver support, high concentrate vitamins and minerals.

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