beauty's Journey with Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 11 years ago, Female, Age: 67

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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    i have a rare type of cancer, leiomyoscaroma, so they had to literally look up how much to give me...at first it was extremely too much, so they had to lower the dose but not by much because this type of cancer is a very fast growing. i took gemzar (?) and taxatere?..

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    not anything to be afraid of, no problems installing the port.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    the cancer started in my bladder, thru the utherer(?), and to cut the utherer away and there were other things done around the bladder at this time. i had 32 lymph nodes removed which caused me to get lymphedema in my legs. this was an 8 hour surgergy. i had 2 other surgergies in the same area as the cancer came back twice around the same spot.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    due to the cancer it spread to my intensine and i had to have a colonospy (?) bag for 3 months. the cancer was cut out and 3 months later i was able to have the bag reversed.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery to remove lung cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    the cancer spread to the both lungs. i had 2 areas in the left lung cut out. one spot on the left lung is left because it is close to alot of arteries and to close to the heart.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    i just started this so i am not sure what side effects, i might have broken ribs as the treatment is being done close to the ribs. since this is a very rare type of cancer, they do not know if this will have any effect on the cells. this radation is being done on the right lung with 3 spots. only 2 spots are being treated.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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