mylaellison's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 37

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Oh No

    I was actually diagnosed after my surgery to remove a lump. They studied it and found cancerous cells.

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    To have radiation or not.

    Decision Point

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    Skin reddened.

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Candy started tasting really bad. Cheese also tasted like Nothing (except for sharp cheese -- which I had never cared for before.)

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    After 35 rounds of radiation, I was done!

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  8. 8
    over 2 years ago
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    Other Care

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