megant13's Journey with Astrocytoma

Survivor: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults > Glioma > Astrocytoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 14 years ago, Female, Age: 26

  1. 1
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had severe headaches for a few weeks and went to the eye doctor assuming I needed a new glasses prescription. Was sent to the emergency room, admitted, and diagnosed the next day.

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  2. 2
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery to biopsy tumor. Could only remove a small part of it due to location.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  3. 3
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    had radiation for 6 weeks, 5 days a week.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  4. 4
    almost 6 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    2 weeks in, my hair started to fall out.

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  5. 5
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Radiation was successful and shrunk the tumor.

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  6. 6
    almost 6 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished 6 weeks of radiation. Still a small part of the tumor left, but because it hasn't moved or grown the doctors are fine with it.

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