cookema's Journey with Adrenal Cortical Cancer (Adrenal Cort...

Survivor: Adrenal Cortical Cancer (Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 33 years ago, Female, Age: 61

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    • cookema
    • Experience with Adrenal Cortical Cance...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had sinus headaches for years and my doctor told me thanks for helping pay for his mersades. He finall sent me to a neurologist where i turned my head to answer a question and lost my balance. Theh had already ordered me a catscan. When the doctor heard I was dizzy they called me to go to the emergency room a.s.a.p. They found the tumor and transfered me to St.Lukes Hospital for surgery the next morning. Aristocytoma malignant was diagnosis with 6 weeks therapy. I battle with depression from inabilities. radial problems starting to effect my right eye. I wonder looking back why i couldn't be on some kind disability so i wouldn't have to feel so unworthy with constantly having to battle for acceptance or inadequacy. My disability isntv visible and I am nt seeking pity only compassion. How do survivors survive after the illness that people raise millions to help disfigured or handicapped people survive for those ery same people tp reject and sometimes even crush..I was employed with Phillips Chemical Company at the time of my illness but they could not prove my job had any effects on my illness. I quit my job to keep from being fired. I was just sick at that time but within a year I had surgery. Nothing I could do.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • cookema
    • Experience with Adrenal Cortical Cance...
    about 5 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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