Abuelanana's Journey:

Patient: Cancer of Unknown Primary

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 68

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    • Abuelanana
    • Experience with Cancer of Unknown P...
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    What I thought was my customary bout with Seasonal Rhinitis turned out to be pleural effusion. Cells subsequently diagnosed as Occult Breast Cancer of unknown primary AND Primary Peritoneal Cancer/Stage 4

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    • Abuelanana
    • Experience with Cancer of Unknown P...
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Unmanageable hot flashes and night sweats after full hysterectomy.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Abuelanana
    • Experience with Cancer of Unknown P...
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Abuelanana
    • Experience with Cancer of Unknown P...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Symptoms

    Abuelanana I appreciate the feedback so much! I have been lifted by your words and thanks is too weak a word to represent my feelings. Tomorrow is "bloodwork/tumor marker day" and I can only pray that the numbers have seen fit to respond to the Nutritional approaches I've been applying to my situation. One interesting thing that BoiseB mentioned had to do with Nutritionists that will help you work with deficiencies based on your bloodwork. I believe therein lies the KEY! My previous experience has been with Nutritionists that give you a series of handouts about various diets (calorie goals, etc.,) nothing specific to the current condition of your health based upon the tale the bloodwork tells! One more thing - I've been introduced to an Ayurvedic practice called "Oil Pulling". It's said to reduce toxins in the body via "swishing" 1 tablespoon of cold-pressed oil (e.g., sesame, sunflower, coconut) for 15-20 minutes once or more times a day. Has anybody had any experience with this? The stated potential benefits are quite amazing. I'm on day 3 of my trial with it. (update to follow).

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    • Abuelanana
    • Experience with Cancer of Unknown P...
    about 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I continue to have episodes of numbness in my feet and legs - oftentimes to the point of feeling as though my legs are completely numb.

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