shirlann's Journey:

Survivor: Anal Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage II

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was sick from the chemo, nausea i lost 25 pounds And i had fatgue i didnt lose much hair,

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    I was in so much pain i cryed alot,

    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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    Clinical Trial

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

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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    I had a lot of diarrhea ,nausea,not much hair loss, a lot of Fatigue,chemo brain,My teeth got real bad .And had to get them taken out.

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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    It took 3 more biopsy to show the cancer was gone .After the last biopsy i was in a lot of pain and it was hard to walk it took about 2 mo. to heal .But the cancer was gone .When i got better.I got myself a new dress and my husband took me out to a really nice place for dinner,Iwas so happy that i was better and in remisson .When i got all fix up to go out. my husband and i cryed we were so happy.It was our anniversary too 21 year ,I thank God every day .

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    My right leg and hip and back hurt its hard for me to get my right leg up to even tie my shoes.If i,m on my feet to much my back and hips get to hurting real bad.

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I,m so happy to be better [pain free]Little things mean more. being with my family .Taking my mother shopping .I,m thankful for my husband who was with me all the way.and took care of me .And my son who help my husband take care of me .It was so hard on me .And sometimes i did'nd feel like i would make .But i did .And i think every day.I i quite smoking the day befor my treatments .And feel better for it.

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  8. 8
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other Care

    I didnt have any other care i was lucky.

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  9. 9
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I loss my father to lung cancer 15 years ago .He was 66 i miss him so much.My mother and my sisters&brothers and i took care of him at home there 8 of us kids.We love and miss him very much.

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