• mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    almost 4 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...
    almost 4 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...
    almost 4 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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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Pelvic ultrasound and vaginal probe

    Procedure or Surgery

    Looking at growth on right ovary and reproductive system. Still no sign of the primary so looking in the vaginal and at the cervix ...

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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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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Needle biopsy of nodes around right ovary. Update : All nodes (neck) contain same squamous cells. Conclusion: Body suppressed pr...

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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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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Biopsy of throat area and removal of tonsil. Looking for primary source. Update : negative 11 days total healing time. Most ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    second chemo and got a fist full of hair when shampooing my hair,actually looked like a hair rat, people who do not know me well can...

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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    updated from chemo updat on monday, as i did not know that it would be another 3 nights of no sleep again, just like last week. not ...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 4 years ago
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    is it the chemo or radiation therapy that makes it feel like your knees are holding fluid but they are not

    Symptoms

    following the chemo and radiation, my knee joints feel stiff and feel like they are swollen, but they are not

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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    i just was not really prepared for the pain that radiation therapy can cause, 15 minutes after and i can feel my pelvic area to cram...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    second chemo done, easy to do, just not fond of needles. side effects not to bad, just hard to explain the off feeling that i have d...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 4 years ago
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    hair is starting to fall out gradually

    Oh No

    only one treatment with chemo, and sure part is from the additional stress, as my hair will fall out while under a lot of stress.

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