Berton's Journey with Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 1 year ago, Male, Age: 51, Stage IVA

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    • Berton
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    9 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was given the diagnosis on Christmas eve.

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    • Berton
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    9 months ago
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    • Berton
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    9 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Berton
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    9 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had a bad reaction to the first chemotherapy they gave me. They had to switch mine up.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Berton
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    9 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Berton
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    9 months ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Everything tastes bad, including water, losing weight due to can't stand the taste of food. I have a feeding tube in and get a bad taste in the back of my mouth from it.

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    • Berton
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    9 months ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    My treatments are finished. Now have to hope taste will come back soon. But hasn't yet and still losing weight and get worn out tired easily.

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    • Berton
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    9 months ago
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    Work problems

    Oh No

    My job has posted my position since my fmla had ran out so now I have to take a huge pay drop.

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