Christi's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

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Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Female, Age: 40

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    5 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Removal of three lymph nodes on Left side of neck

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Removal of tonsils

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    NO sugar coating chemo sucked but not during treatment but once treatment was done and chemo attacked all of my body that's when the real fight started

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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    Chemo brain

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    Confusion

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    Cough

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    Depression/Anxiety

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    Fatigue (tiredness)

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    Hair loss (alopecia)

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

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    High blood pressure (hypertension)

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    Lymphedema

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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

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

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    Memory changes

    Side Effects

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

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    Mouth dryness

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    Mouth sores

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    Nausea/Vomiting

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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

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    Saliva changes (thick saliva)

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    Swallowing problems

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    Swelling (edema)

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    Taste change/loss

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    Weight gain

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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Life saver

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Feeding peg tube. Helped but I had a lot of complications with it

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

    Celebration

    Oct 2012 finished chemo and radiation

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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Jan 3 2013 declared cancer free

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    Remission

    Celebration

    5yrs cancer free Jan 3 2018

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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Hair fully came back June 2013 short but there. Now 7 years later I have thick full hair to my waist

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    Celebration

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    Fertility

    Loss

    Have not been successful in conceiving.

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    Loss

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

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    Decision Point

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

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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

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