kimgirl1977's Journey with Hepatocellular Carcinoma or Hepatocel...

Survivor: Liver Cancer > Hepatocellular Carcinoma or Hepatocellular Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 17 years ago, Female, Age: 40, Stage IV

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was totally in shock. I was only 23 years old and was told that I had cancer and was only expected to live 30 months at the most. I saw everything that I hadnt accomplished flash before me.

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Partial liver removal

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    small portion of right lung removed

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had approximately 10% of my right lung removed in March 2002 as a result of the cancer spreading there.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    lower lobe of left lung removed

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the entire lower lobe of my left lung removed in May 2002 as a result of the cancer spreading there. I was in the hospital for 16 days with all sorts of complications. To this day, when I overexcert myself I wheeze and such as a result of my lung surgery.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    IL2/IL12

    Clinical Trial

    The clinical trial did nothing to stop the growth of my cancer in my lungs. Consequently I had to undergo 2 lung surgeries in 2002.

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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    In May 2012 I celebrated 10 years of being cancer free. Every day is better than the one before.

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