carlie's Journey with Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage Recurrent

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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    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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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    about 4 years ago
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    Initial surgery 2009; recurrence same area 2012 with surgery no lymph removal or radiation

    Decision Point

    Wondering if lymph nodes should be removed since cancer recurrence?

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    almost 4 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    My surgeon has suggested a visit to MDA for a clinical trial due to signs of recurrence so I'll be connecting with the team there to see what is available. In the next few weeks I'll know more...just grateful for this site and all of the positive messages I read.

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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    over 3 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgery and laser treatment to remove recurrent squamous cell carcinoma -- feeling very grateful for Doctors, Nurses, Support team at MDA Houston

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Well, biopsy on Oct. 7, shows recurrence so I'm scheduled for surgery at MD Anderson on Weds. Nov. 13th. Feeling hopeful and grateful to have physicians and caregivers at this time. I'll be teaching my Second graders until this Friday, my substitute Faith (how sweet is that name) will teach until I return on Dec. 2. Grateful for great friends to take over while I'm recovering. I'll keep in touch. Keep praying :)

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    over 3 years ago
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    clear margins of biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgeon removed area --dysplasia--removed as much as possible :) recovering I am grateful and feel I will be ready for "Turkey Day"

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Pain in my jaw so surgeon removed scar tissue. Glad to have support from a great medical team.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    4 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    biopsy to remove lump

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • carlie
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    4 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    surgery and neck disection to remove level 1 nodes

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    • carlie
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Orophar...
    3 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Upcoming surgery Dec 5 hemiglossectomy, excision soft palet and right neck dissection I'm hoping and praying for the best

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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