danielle's Journey with Stomach Cancer

Family/Friend: Stomach Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 54

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Swallowing problems

    Side Effects

    First signs something was wrong.

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    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    Clinical trial through Weill-Cornell Medical Center in NYC. Consisted of FOLFOX chemo treatments at 2-week intervals along with an 'unknown' pill. Was on for about 8 months. Originally the cancer shrunk drastically, but has since grown. Was removed from trial about two weeks ago and is now receiving different chemo.

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Jaw bone damage (osteonecrosis)

    Side Effects

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

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

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

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Suffers from neuropathy immediately following chemo, especially when exposed to coldness.

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    Has gone from just under 200 pounds to 136 pounds in eight months. Severe loss of appetite combined with difficulty swallowing and nausea.

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Hospitalized because the port got misplaced. Originally thought it was infected. Needed to be surgically removed and replaced on opposite side. Spent three days in the hospital. What a nightmare!

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    The tumor in the stomach has grown and two more spots were found on the liver.

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

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

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Fatigued/tired. Diagnosed with severely low white blood cell count and received two blood transfusions. Also needs an endoscopy of throat because his voice is extremely hoarse and he cannot swallow solid food. Tried to do endoscopy but could not get the equipment down his throat. Needs to be transported to a different hospital with better equipment. Still in the hospital, waiting to be transported.

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

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

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    increased 33% in size

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    • danielle
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    throwing up blood

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