matrataz's Journey with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 58

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    • matrataz
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I took Temador. It made me feel ill with upset stomach most of the time. Had to eat before I took it in order to not throw up half the night.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    8 weeks of radiation. It made me extremely fatigued.....last 2 weeks was total exhaustion to where I just wanted to lay in bed and watch tv.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

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    about 4 years ago
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    What kind of treatment to proceed with when new tumors were found.

    Decision Point

    We went a week knowing they found new tumors after I finished radiation before we were able to see the doctor, now knowing what the treatment options would be. It was a very rough time as I did not want to do chemo and radiation and surgery again. Fortunately, we decided no more surgery and I am on Avastin right now.

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