Whatatrip's Journey with Thymus Cancer

Patient: Thymus Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 47

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Not only was I diagnosed with cancer of the Thymus, but I found out that it's an extremely rare form of cancer (meaning not much known about it), and that it had spread already.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I immediately started on the 3 harshest chemotherapies available. The infusion ate up most of the day, then I lost my energy by day 3 after the infusion. Fatigue was the worst side effect. Lost my hair, but that would come back. They didn't end up working for this type of cancer. Second chemotherapy was much easier, but we just found that didn't work either. On to the next chemotherapy later this month.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    One side effect - sore throat. The administration of the radiation wasn't all that bad though.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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