Shona's Journey with Vulvar Cancer

Patient: Vulvar Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 45

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    • Shona
    • Experience with Vulvar Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had to be hospitalized for a week during each session. Two hours from home. As a wife, mom of a 2 yr old & active business owner this was very hard for me. Insurance restraints kept me from receiving my chemo close to home. The chemo itself was not hard to tolerate it was the lack of activity and control over my day to day life that I struggled with. I am a very active person, who watches minimal tv and naps...locked in that hospital room with an IV Pump, TV and bed was mentally and physically challenging for me.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Shona
    • Experience with Vulvar Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Chemo is completed. Now looking toward surgery in February 2013. This is also my birthday month!! Much to be thankful for.

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