BarbarainBham's Journey:

Patient: Stomach Cancer > Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage IV

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Feb 2013

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. 2
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    June 2013 Another tumor, plus it's in the lymph nodes.

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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    Gleevec

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    June 2013 - Since I take a chemo pill, it is easy to do, but nausea is intermittent every day. Low energy level.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Cancer is shrinking, so we know it responds to Gleevec.

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  5. 5
    about 3 years ago
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    Blood clots in my lungs

    Side Effects

    3-month CT scan revealed blood clots in my lungs. Now I have to give myself shots in the stomach every day of Lovenox for the next 6 months. This is scary.

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  6. 6
    about 1 year ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Very little nausea now, Taking chemo pill with Diet Coke helps. No more blood clots or blood thinners now. Fatigued, but do not look sick now.

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