smorales247's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 13 years ago, Male, Age: 24

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was so nervous this day. I thought it was going to be quick like a shot or something but i was wrong. I even thought I would be albe to play sports the next week but I was also wrong but i did make a quick recovery and was back to my old self.

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

    Oh No

    i was 8 at the time really didn't know what was happening. I just kind of rolled with it and kind of had this feeling that everything was going to be alright.

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Really didn't notice the side effects of the radiation until 3 years. I noticed the left side of my face was not growing. Then my parents told me that it was the radiation. I really hated going to the clinic everyday. If it was my decision I wouldn't of got the radiation ever. :/

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    When radiation was over it was one of my happiest moments.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    After Radiation it really depleted my energy and i started gaining weight really fast. Couldn't do anything pretty much for a long time.

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