johnlax38's Journey with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Nasopharyngeal Cancer > Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Male, Age: 35

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    • Experience with Nasopharyngeal Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgical Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a surgical biopsy done on my throat to confirm the exact type of cancer. I had a needle aspiration which detection a presence of cancer prior to the surgery but could not confirm the exact type. The surgery was very fast and felt like 'soar throat' after the procedure. I was restricted to a simple liquid diet for two days after the surgery.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My biopsy report came in shortly after my surgery, about a week later. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Squamous Cell.

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The day of my fifth anniversary I went into surgery and had the following procedures performed: 1. Portacath implanted in upper-left hand side of my chest, above the heart. 2. Feeding tube impanted 3. Five teeth removed as preventative maintenance, three molars and two wisdom

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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    Side Effects

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

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