elisa31's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical Cancer

Patient: Cervical Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 35, Stage IIIB

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    • elisa31
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervic...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagonosis: Adenocarninoma-Cervical Cancer stage 3. I was in shock when they told me the diagnosis and more when the doctor told me about treatment and side effects. :o(

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervic...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    This port is very great!!!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had diarrhea and burns on my vaginal and anal area, but when I finish the radiation then my skin began to heal. Also, I had 3 Internal Radiation. This was painless because I had sedation.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 3 kind of chemotherapy (total- 9). Side effects: nausea, vomits, hair loss but is reversible. My hair began to grow before to finish the treatment :o)

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I had numbs on my feet but right now I don't feel anything about numbs. Also, I had vomits, nausea, diarrhea, depression (anger, anxiety, stress), loss sex desire, and bad smell and taste to foods. I ate soft food and suck candy as "Jolly Rancher" for better bad taste on my mouth.

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervic...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Fertility

    Loss

    My menstrual period (never come back) and sex desire but already is back. I have hot flashes. Actually, I take pills for hot flashes, estrogen.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I finished my treatment on February 28/2012. April 25: my doctor said: Elisa, the PETSCAN is negative!!!!! everything is great! your cervix is clear. :o) I travel to my country Puerto Rico to share with my family!

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    • elisa31
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervic...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

    I go to a counselor every week.

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