beachadwriter's Journey with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Salivary Gland

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Salivary Gland Cancer > Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage I

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation is XXX on earth. Lost 40 lbs. in 6 weeks. Taste buds singed off tongue, so no taste.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

    Radiation burned my thyroid, so first, the effects of a thyroid gone bad - hair loss, lethargy, dry skin, broken fingernails.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Immediately following treatment was almost as difficult as going through treatment. But with a positive outlook and attitude, I am joyfully surviving and living life to the fullest every day.

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