thecheekychick's Journey with Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Laryngeal a...

Family/Friend: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinomas

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Male, Age: 63

  1. 1
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My dad went in for surgery just 4 days after he was diagnosed with cancer. When he went in for surgery they were really unsure of what they would find since all his test were not back yet. They thought the cancer was subjected to a cyst, and removed it. They later found a little more and within 4 hours, his surgery was over. The Dr was very positive about it, but did say my dad needed radiation and chemo therapy for the next few months.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. 2
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo sucks for everyone. Watching my dad go through this is the worst thing ever. I had no idea how difficult chemotherapy is to no only my father but everyone in his life.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation sucks too.

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