grandmamaka's Journey with Squamous Cell Cancer, Unknown Primary

Patient: Cancer of Unknown Primary > Squamous Cell Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 74

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was very shocked

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Very hard to process. Went with Doctor's treatment plan.

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I consider the experience to be okay, except for the mouth sores, blisters etc. My ears were sore every time I swallowed, and my throat felt like a severe strep throat. I couldn't eat anything but soup, and that got old fast. I lost 20 pounds to date, still in treatment.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain, cough, eating problems,fatigue, flu -like symtoms, hair loss, high blood,pressure, low white blood cells, anemic

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Loss

    No loss at this time, except I am starting to get frustrated. Had several biopsies, and can't locate the starting point of my cancer.

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