sandikf's Journey with Lung Cancer

Survivor: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 63

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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    diagnois

    Oh No

    When I first found out it was OH NO now what

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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo was not too bad but radiation XXX near killed me.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    not sure what kind it was. It wasVERY hard on me. Had to have a feeding tube. Didn't 'eat food' for 6 months. Had to have 3 endoscopies before I could eat anything '

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    my hair, myself

    Loss

    Lost my hair due to chemo. It had just started growing back when had radiation to brain.

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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    CT scan after treatment showed clear

    Celebration

    Thrilled to learn treatment worked. Kind of bummed to know it could come back and won't have considered 'beating' it til Scans are clean for 5 years.

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