Customs1789's Journey:

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Male, Age: 56

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Approx. 13 yrs ago-Malignant Melanoma discovered in my scalp. Removed large area of my scalp. No indications of spreading.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. 2
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Ca was discovered in my left cerebellum (brain) apparently spread from my Malignant Melanoma discovered about ten years earlier. Surgery removed the tumor.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly 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

    I received 20 radiation treatment to the area in my brain that had the tumor. Although there is no sign of the Cancer, scarring in the brain has contributed to serious side affects.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    Imbalance, eye sight difficulties, some speech difficulties, some critical thinking difficulties.

    Side Effects

    The symptoms listed above forced me to retire early on a Disability Retirement.

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