PeggyDavenport's Journey with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 66

  1. 1
    almost 6 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was so amazed how fast I recovered from this surgery. This was in 2003 and at that time I had to do some research to find somewhere to have this done. Local Drs wanted to cut me open. I had it done at Duke University but Dr. Thomas D'Amica and I cannot say enough good about him or the whole team.

    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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  2. 2
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Came back after 8 years… This past March. Could not believe it. Had radiation and chemo for 5 weeks at Duke and went back in June and it was gone. It really was a shock to me and the Drs after that long. It came back in my trach area and a node there. Had Pet scan and brain scan and found no other evidence of cancer anywhere in my body… I pray every day it will stay this way as I am raising my 12 year old grandson and he needs me...

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  3. 3
    over 2 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  4. 4
    over 2 years ago
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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  5. 5
    over 2 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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  6. 6
    over 2 years ago
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    Celebration

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