catmoo's Journey with Anal Cancer

Patient: Anal Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage IIIA

  1. 1
    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Mitomycin and 5FU. Experienced almost every side effect listed.

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

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    • catmoo
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    over 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

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    • catmoo
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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

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    • catmoo
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    over 5 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Vaginal stenosis

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    • catmoo
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    over 5 years ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

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    • catmoo
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    over 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Hand foot syndrome

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

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    • catmoo
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    over 5 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

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    • catmoo
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    over 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Thrush

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    lost 30 lbs

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Biopsies done March 2011. Declared cancer free. CT scan July 2011 all clear. Pet/CT done November 2011 no evidence of any malignancy

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    • catmoo
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    Lost my baby sister, my best friend 6 weeks prior to my diagnosis of multiple myeloma. She was 47 years old and has triplet (now 12 year old) boys.

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