nmill11's Journey:

Patient: Liver Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 70, Stage IV

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    • nmill11
    • Experience with Liver Cancer
    about 8 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have just completed the first round of Chemo for this particular cancer. In late February, I was diagnosed with Peritoneal Cancer (Stage 3). That it responding well and is completely under control. I receive Chemo every three (3) weeks.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • nmill11
    • Experience with Liver Cancer
    about 8 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    I was at the hospital yesterday, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and was sobbing about having Cancer. Compared to some of the other things that have happened in my lifetime, "WHY THIS?", "WHY ME?". The doctors and Social Worker on my team were able to cheer me up, by letting me know that I have responded very well to the first rounds of Chemo. The Cancer in the Perotineal/ Ovary have all but shrunk. I am going to have 6 rounds of Chemo for the Stage 4 liver cancer. I also have a 6 yr. old male Tuxedo cat. He has helped me through this process and knows when I need to be brought of my funky stage.

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    • nmill11
    • Experience with Liver Cancer
    about 8 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I love my bald head and do not want a wig. Put on a dose of sunscreen and let me shout out to the world. "YES THIS IS WHAT CANCER LOOKS LIKE!

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    • nmill11
    • Experience with Liver Cancer
    about 8 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Without the 10mG of Oxycodone, I wouldn't be able to relax. Every muscle aches. I do not,however, abuse the doctor's advice. I use this sparingly. I take it to help me get to sleep. Sometimes my hands cramp while I'm trying to get comfy in bed and Oxycodone helps.

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