• Lindaczak
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 1 month ago
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    Lobectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had robotic surgery to remove upper lobe of left lung less than 3 weeks ago. Much easier than I anticipated, very little pain and sm...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Michinslim
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 1 month ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Laryngectomy

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • marzru
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 1 month ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Seems funny how we all know where we were and what we were doing when we got the diagnosis... it was Tuesday morning and I was just ...

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    • Tsl
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Can...
    about 1 month ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had surgery on July 17th. So far everything has been good. I'm on day 9. And just really started feeling some pain that has requir...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • magic
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 1 month ago
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    taking Tarceva

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am able to do anything but have a smaller lung capacity and get put of breath. I have had skin rashes and sores in my hair which f...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Sdurre
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 1 month ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    So so very bad

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    • Sdurre
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 1 month ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    To chemo

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    • Sdurre
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    My cancer went from initial diagnosis of stage 0 to 1 to 3 I had no health insurance went diagnosed so no one would see or treat me...

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    • Bengal
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 month ago
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    Chronic fatigue and PTSD

    Side Effects

    Healthcare professionals lag behind in recognizing PTSD as a common side effect of cancer diagnosis and treatment, IMO.

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    • Bengal
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 month ago
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    My cancer journey has truly been life altering. My old life style is no longer attainable

    Loss

    A year after the end of my treatment I struggle to reidentify myself.

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    • Bengal
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 month ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Dr who to!d me "there's nothing to it" is an idiot. My "sunburn like" "rash" was excrutiating!

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Bengal
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 month ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This is a horrible, seemingly never ending experience. NOT fun! But it IS doable. Just keep on keepin' on.

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