1. 3 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    After initial diagnosis I spent my first two weeks undergoing radiation treatment to my breast bone, to my hip, to my ribs, and to m...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 3 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    While putting on a pair of shoes I fractured my back and had to have surgery to repair two vertebrae.

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    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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  3. 3 months ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    On January 29th, 2020 I celebrated my 1year battle with stage IV metastatic breast cancer.

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    • SmokinChaz
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    3 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Weird thing to say but I was told it is called by HPV virus which I did not have and was relieved but I felt like I was eaten up wit...

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    • quimerae
    • Experience with Transitional Cell (Ur...
    3 months ago
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    Immunotherapy -- BCG treatment

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This was not too painful, but it was very difficult to hold in pee for some time afterward. I still have to make sure that I am awar...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • quimerae
    • Experience with Transitional Cell (Ur...
    3 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Did the immunotherapy "BCG" treatments after a resection of a massive tumor ("size of a large orange"). All clear as of 2002!

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • kjc825
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    3 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Kadcyla every 3 weeks for 15 doses because of residual disease in the pathology report after mastectomy.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • quimera
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    3 months ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Caused by a number of things, and/ or stemming from or exaserbated by radiation treatment. Serious 24/7 pain, which I manage well ...

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    • quimera
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    3 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I received acupuncture every day from a Chinese MD who specialized in cancer, and I believe that it helped me endure the 24-hour che...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • quimera
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    3 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Due to pre-existing conditions that made the 42- session radiation treatment necessary risky, I suffer from serious PRD (pelvic radi...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 3 months ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Neuropathy continues to disturb my daily life. My legs are weak and ands and feet hurt at night.

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  5. 3 months ago
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    letrozole with ibrance for HER2- trial

    Clinical Trial

    I was allergic to the ibrance and had to stop taking it

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