BrokenJ's Journey with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Vaginal Cancer

Patient: Vaginal Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 56

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    • BrokenJ
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    For the last couple of years I experienced "butt aches" as I called them. I assumed it was internal hemorrhroids and just took some ibuprofen and put my feet up when it got bad. Then I noticed I was spotting every time I had intercourse, which was odd since I had a hysterectomy 4 years ago. Biopsy...cat scan...another biopsy...pet scan. Yep, cancer. Was not detected in any pelvic exam or pap smear as it was covered by normal vaginal tissue.

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    • BrokenJ
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    laproscopic lymphadenectomy was preformed to remove the lymph nodes that the cancer spread to and also one ovary.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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