MargaretH's Journey with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Anal Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Anal Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Receiving hospice or palliative care, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 69, Stage Recurrent

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    • MargaretH
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    My husband has the BRCA1 gene mutation. He had a colonoscopy shortly after he was diagnosed with the BRCA gene. Three years after his exam he was diagnosed with stage four cancer. He went through extreme chemo and radiation and was told he was cancer free in December of 2010. He had biopsies and scans every six months for 18 months and as then diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. He has undergone colostomy surgery 2 months ago. We know the cancer is still in his prostate and are meeting with a new oncologist.

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    • MargaretH
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    • MargaretH
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    chemo brain, constipation, diarrhea, depression, exhaustion, radiation burns, incontinence, nausea, infections, IV nutrition, flu like symptoms, mouth sores, weight loss

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