• laredosam1
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    almost 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    was painless this time as not hyenna tattoos. but felt the pain start about 1 hour after treatment this time. I hate the 45 minute d...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    sharing hope and giving hugs to a stranger

    Other Care

    i had just finished my first external radiaiton treatment today, and was in the woman's locker room to change, another woman came in...

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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    does not take as long as chemo that is a given, so not much time out of the day except for the 40 minute drive there and back. prett...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    only impactd daily life as it is a 6 hour session, and that is almost a working day.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    first dose only issue during is blood pressure increased and caused palpitations have history of those. a little diarrhea but no nau...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • laredosam1
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    no nausea yet, as only the first dose, some diarrhea and a little heart burn, and little off is all

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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