• mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Round 2 Chemo 8 hours Cisplatin, Taxol and Avastin. Taste affected immediately. Fatigue came on within 24 hours. Four days down ...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    about 5 years ago
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    Rectal Probe

    Procedure or Surgery

    Probe to check if primary could have started in rectal area, which would be consistent with squamous cell. Results negative. Prima...

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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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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had chemo port placed today. Not as bad as i thought it would be. Not sure of the side effects yet, just a little sore but that is t...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    veins getting hard to locate and only round 3. insommina here again, but hopefully only tonight and not through thursday

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. about 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Celebrating 23 years of cancer free of stage IIB

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  2. about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had minor burning to the genital area around 4th week of radiation.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    over 5 years ago
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    Have to decide if i want to take the advice and take a sleeping pill

    Decision Point

    i am just not sure if i want to take a sleeping pill, as just not sure what the side effects of that will be, with chemo and the oth...

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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Day 11 after first round of chemo and my hair has started falling. Within 3 days I can see my scalp behind my ears and the lower par...

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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Temporary nerve pain in lower limbs. Similar to the 'ping' of cell phone towers. Pain is constantly bouncing from one area of my l...

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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Hard time focusing. Seemed to be having an out of body experience, going through the motions but sometimes not all there.

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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Round 1 Chemo 8 hours My cocktail is a mix of 8 drugs which include Cisplatin, Taxol, benadryl, steroids, and 2-3 anti nausea med...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    MRI below chest

    Procedure or Surgery

    Looking closer at other areas that lit up in Pet Scan now that throat biopsy was negative. Trying to drink that thick solution after...

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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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