• fowlstack
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Positive side of Chemo??

    Side Effects

    To lighten up my psyche a little bit I have tried to look at the bright side of Chemo.. and I have been somewhat successful. Here is...

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    • fowlstack
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer...
    almost 5 years ago
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    finding a good vein

    Oh No

    At 3 of my 5 treatments so far, the nurse has had to stick me at least 3 times in an attempt to locate a good vein to insert the cat...

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    • fowlstack
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The fatigue/weakness is kicking my XXX.

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • TammyMH47
    • Experience with Neuroendocrine Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    After 3 months of chemotherapy, a CT Scan showed a new tumor in my liver.

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    • TammyMH47
    • Experience with Neuroendocrine Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
    • susie54
    • Experience with Neuroendocrine Carcino...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Symptoms

    It's been 2 years since liver resection and although my scans are negative, my symptoms have progressed. Severe epigastric pain is ...

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  1. almost 5 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    On Friday May 30th, the company that I worked at for almost 11 years completely ceased operations. All 6,000 employees nationwide we...

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  2. almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had surgery on June 26th to remove a well differentiated adenocarcinoma tumor imbedded in my rectis abdominal muscle. ( That is th...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • TammyMH47
    • Experience with Neuroendocrine Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    New Drug Topotecan started in August. 1 day per week for 1 hour. 3 weeks on and 1 off. I have 2 more weeks of the last cycle and the...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • sailorgirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    almost 5 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Tried acupuncture, but it's not covered by insurance. We're already broke!

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    • sailorgirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Most of the above!

    Side Effects

    Skin loss, burns, infection, heartburn, nausea, headache, jaw ache, fatigue, mouth sores, thickened mucous and constantly having to ...

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    • sailorgirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Be prepared for serious burn injury, loss of mobility, and risk of infection

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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