PamelaSmith's Journey with Vulvar Cancer

Patient: Vulvar Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 43

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This surgery was a surgery because my OB/GYN found an abcess, and he decided to drain the abcess. I did not yet know I had cancer.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    November 29, 2012

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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had Chemotherapy once a week for 6 weeks.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    It was horrible! Had third degree burns on the most sensative part of my body....my vagina! Did not start having side effects until 4th week.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Had PET scan....no cancer!! Yeah!!!!!

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

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

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  8. 8
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a radical surgery. They removed the entire left side of my vagina, part of my urethra, and both my inner and outer vaginal lips on the left side. They also moved a muscle from my left leg to try and start the recreation of the part of my vagina that they removed so that hopefully one day I will be able to have sex again.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  9. 9
    almost 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Had a pet scan...no cancer! Yeah!!!!!!

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  10. 10
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Again...I hate this!

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  11. 11
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I use two different Chemo medications, now. I have to be in the hospital for a week out of every month. I get sores on my legs and sores in/on my mouth. This really sucks!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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