tweaky's Journey with Anal Cancer

Survivor: Anal Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 52

  1. 1
    • tweaky
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    I knew in the back of my mind it was cancer but it becomes so real when your Dr tells you.... its CANCER :(

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  2. 2
    • tweaky
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I did have very loose stool the entire time of radiation treatment. I also kept getting urinary tract infections. Soooo much pain when going to the bathroom. I was still able to work everyday but one throught my treatment.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    • tweaky
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Decision Point

    I had come to terms with the fact that I would have a colostomy for the rest of my life. I even saw a colostomy nurse. Before surgery was scheduled, I had 3 biopsies done in various areas around the rectal and anal area. Tests came back........ NO SIGN OF ANY TUMOR NO SURGERY NEEDED!!!!! BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND MY HAVING FA ITH.

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  4. 4
    • tweaky
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    No Surgery but still had to go through more chemo as a precaution.

    Celebration

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  5. 5
    • tweaky
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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