BuffalloFan's Journey with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Oral Cavity ...

Patient: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 49

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Just went to dentist to get tooth pulled. Would not touch the tooth due to a "growth" on the tongue. in the period of a few days I was diagnosed with stage 2 squamous cell carcinomas. Since then my life have been in a spiral.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    got radiation burns and very sore. Pain meds help but not 100%

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Vomiting

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Bowel obstruction

    Side Effects

    Due to pain meds have to resort to enemas and using stools softners

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Always tired, no energy to do daily stuff like dishes, laundry

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    This is the worse, due to the sores I am unable to eat solid foods and rely strictly on peg tube for feeding

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  8. 8
    almost 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Done with Chemo and on Tuesday done with Radiation

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