jksatx's Journey:

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

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Male, Age: 61

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    • Experience with Verrucous, Carcinoma, O...
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    Thought about shooting myself in head-chickenshit way out.

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    • Experience with Verrucous, Carcinoma, O...
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    2 rounds of Carbo-platin and erbitux,one before surgery,and one after in conjuction with Radiation.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Verrucous, Carcinoma, O...
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    If not for my family,I don't know that I would have survived,removed the floor of my mouth-took a muscle from my chest to replace it.Dr.Judith McCaffry(Moffit Cancer Center,Tampa,Fl.)saved my life.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Verrucous, Carcinoma, O...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Fared well,met many who didn't do so well,I will never forget them.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Verrucous, Carcinoma, O...
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

    Lay there with your head bolted to a table-tell me how you like it.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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