futuredreamer's Journey with Cervical Cancer

Patient: Cervical Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 34, Stage IIIB

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was told that the port had to be placed on my chest and being AA woman, I am prone to keloids, I have one on my chest, and found out a could have the port placed elsewhere that could have been less noticable.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After all the testing and failed doctor, I was diagnosed with cancer

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My 1st regimen caused to lose 20lbs in weight from all the side effects.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    Radiation and chemo made using the bathroom a great fear.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    1 bday since diagnosis

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    After a 3-4 month break from treatment which was heaven sent, I had to return back to treatment.

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    experience swelling in my right leg, had to have minor surgery to place a stent for blood flow

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  8. 8
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This regimen's side effects has changed from the intitial chemo, I have losed my hair and experience major heartburn

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  9. 9
    about 4 years ago
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    To continue or not the chemo regimen I followed from Oct 2012 to Dec 2012

    Decision Point

    Based on Pet/CT scan, this regimen gave me mixed partial treatment response, my left lymph nodes and cervical tumor were completely resolved, but the right side lymph nodes did grow slightly. Med oncol and I agree to continue chemo regimen.

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  10. 10
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I continued the previous chemo and the areas that were completely resolved has come back, my left side lymph nodes and a cervical mass, in addition, the right side lymph nodes that has grown in size and metabolic activity. Also, my ureters are enlarged and I will need surgery to place a stent to open the passage before starting chemo again to not make my kidneys worse. I am completely livid and feel it is hopeless on how a medication worked the first time and then become resistant. I am beginning to feel I am fighting a losing battle.

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  11. 11
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    On 3/27/13, I had a right ureteral stent placement. The procedure was quite simple and short, under general anesthesia for 35 mins. The recovery was cool except the pain felt have a foreign object in the my ureter and it making my bladder run over time for some days (using the bathroom every 2 hours and hurt while going.) Hopefully, this procedure will help reduce the swelling in my ureter and the stent can be removed instead of replaced (cross fingers)

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  12. 12
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    Lost my uncle to lung cancer

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