pattiann's Journey:

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 59

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    going tomorrow to be marked, and then the first treatment starts on thursday. we are on our way.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    over 2 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    over 2 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    drives me nuts not to remember things. but what can we do. if I write myself notes, I forget to look for them.

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  4. 4
    over 2 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    started in my feet with my breast cancer in 2010, but has spread to my hands with my lung cancer treatment.

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  5. 5
    over 2 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    minimal. I was surprised. but I listened to the doctors and nurses.

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  6. 6
    over 2 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    how do you not have depression when your doctor tells you its terminal, there is no cure, you cannot have surgery and if the radiation does not work, you have less than two years to live?

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  7. 7
    over 2 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    a side effect of my breast cancer, very annoying to keep under control.

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