MissMartha's Journey with Anal Cancer

Patient: Anal Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 51, Stage 0

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I never expected this...I thought it was hemmoroids

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I'm dealing with an open wound that occurred during my cancer surgery, that is not healing, due to the radiation damage.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The colostomy was the easy part. Still dealing with fit issues, since I have lost around 50 lbs. since surgery, but basically, this is the gravy.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Hate losing words!

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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    Other Care

    During the initial surgery to remove the cancerous tumor, a wound occurred near the incision where the rectum was removed. It is still an open wound, and after packing, debridement, using a wound vacuum, a second surgery to close the wound, we are now trying HBO to close the wound.

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