• Canswer
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    2 months ago
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    Pain med issues, withdrawal, anxiety

    Oh No

    Methadone was initially 5 mg 3 times daily and oxycodome for breakthrough. I stopped taking any methadone due to terrible anxiety

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    2 months ago
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    Internal radiation (Brachytherapy)

    Radiation

    I had a horrific experience with interstitial Brachytherapy then developed UTI, a yeast infection that added to the discomfort after...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    2 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had a kidney nephrostomy for blocked ureter

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  1. 2 months ago
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    Second Opinion Time?

    Decision Point

    Based on how fast this trajectory is changing, should I get second opinion? I feel so stressed with everything else- the prospect of...

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  2. 2 months ago
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    If anything shows up in right breast, proceed immediately to double mastectomy?

    Decision Point

    Surgeon said no signs this was invasive in initial mammogram. I asked are we going to look at right breast. She says will look with...

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  3. 2 months ago
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    My mind/Sense of Humor

    Loss

    My surgeon's assistant has constantly complimented me about always having a smile on my face. Well, it was successfully knocked of...

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  4. 2 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Got radiology/pathology results back on Monday 1/27/2020. Doctor very discouraging/discouraged- seems absolutely stunned that invas...

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  5. 2 months ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery 1/22/2020. Knew lumpectomy for removal of calcifications- know there are two areas so know margins will be larger than init...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  6. 2 months ago
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    Savi Scout Transmitter implant.

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went in 1/20/2020 to have Savi Scout implant to track appropriate incision site. Waiting and waiting for radiologist and surgeon t...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  7. 2 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    12/16/19 found out I definitely have DCIS. Plan is to do lumpectomy, then radiation (5x/week for 6 weeks)Then a course of Tamoxifen....

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  8. 2 months ago
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    Stereotactic Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had stereotactic biopsy and had marker placed.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  9. 2 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Calcifications detected on mammogram. Had two more follow up mammos to verify. Got referral to surgeon who will schedule biopsy and ...

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