FMargaret's Journey with Anal Cancer

Patient: Anal Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage I

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    I was alone when diagnosed. Single now. Was married. Husband divorced and dead.

    Oh No

    I am a Christian. I have been being treated for Anal Cancer Stage 1-2. I have felt so alone in this. I have faith in the Lord being in this and supporting me in this. I am lacking in human support in this. Church offers conflicted support to me. Throwing Anal Cancer, HPV, treatments, and all of the confusion and pain was too much to handle at times.

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  2. 2
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have had days of illness and aloneness. I have struggled with diarrhea and changing digestive disorder issues. I have the fear of the HPV and not knowing much about it. The privacy is important.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation caused me pain after and lasting. I had radiation virus (burn) effects. I had diarrhea and loose stool effects.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Multiple side effects. Not as severe as some people. Chemo effects were bad to me. Diarrhea and bladder problems. White blood cell low counts. Tiredness and weakness. Dehydration. Nutrition Problems and weight loss.

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