• LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    19 days ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Reiki energy work. Helped with anxiety and energy levels for first few weeks. Getting some more this week (week 5). Really hope i...

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    19 days ago
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    Rash

    Side Effects

    Hives from either chemo or antibiotic reaction. Also diaper rash all over.

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    19 days ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Was doing great for first 2-3 weeks. At week 4 started on morphine. Pain is still at 5+. Don't know what is worse; interior or ex...

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    19 days ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Afraid to take too much laxative because do not want diarrhea. Trying everything, especially the 'natural' stuff, raisins, prunes. ...

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    19 days ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    HIVES!!! Don't know if it was to chemo, rad or antibiotics. Hospital visit at 3:00 am.

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    19 days ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Scheduled for chemo at weeks one and four; radiation 5 days a week for six weeks. First round of chemo and first three weeks of rad...

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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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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    19 days ago
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    Surgery through the anus to remove tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    The weird flap hanging out after surgery really worried us and surgeon was uncommunicative for 2 weeks. Finally got oncologist and ...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  1. 20 days ago
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    Side Effects

    severe back pain, recurring headaches lasting for more than a day at a time

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  2. 20 days ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    chemo tired is REAL

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  3. 20 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo tired is a REAL thing...not like any other kind of tired.

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • omaalyce
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    21 days ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am on Letrozole and it has caused a lot of joint pain. Nausea and headaches but my doctors want me to try to stay on it so I am tr...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Kayelen
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    21 days ago
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    Pet Scan

    Milestones

    I received my second Pet Scan with good results. NO ACTIVE CANCER! I can go off the horrid chemo pill and be somewhat normal for a f...

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