• laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    over 4 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. over 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Celebrating 23 years of cancer free of stage IIB

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  2. over 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 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...
    over 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...
    over 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...
    over 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...
    over 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...
    over 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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