Deba45's Journey with Leukemia

Survivor: Leukemia

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 35 years ago, Female, Age: 50

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    • Deba45
    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I first had cancer in the first grade. Never took traditional Chemotherapy but always went to the doctor and had tests run. Was in remission until I entered 9th grade.

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    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Took 3 years of twice monthly IV therapy. I was able to receive my chemo at home sometimes due to my mother being a chemo nurse and we had family friend who was an oncologist. This greatly affected me because i was able to live my life and do all the things teens do except for a couple of days twice a month.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I lost my hair right away and started wearing a wig as be the third week of diagnosis.

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    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    This was common with every injection. My father actually would help out and take out my IV.

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