1. over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    yay, the chemo. has once stopped the growth for now. I am still confused some at this point, but will take what god has in store for...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • LuckyGirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 4 years ago
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    Port infected!

    Oh No

    Went in for first day of chemo and they don't like the looks of my port incision. It's a hard tender lump on the 5th day after impla...

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    • LuckyGirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgeon installed port on right side, after I told him I'm right-handed and sleep best on my right side. Surgeon also put the end of...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. almost 5 years ago
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    Treatment or not

    Decision Point

    My daughter had just died from CA a month before and I did not want treatment. I was depressed and in shock after fighting with her ...

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    • cancerfree
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    It was the happiest day of my life Oct 16, 2014 this was the day My oncologist told me I was cancer-free I'm finish treatments.

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    • Gemlady
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Cho brain, hair loss, heart damage.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Gemlady
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Doc says "learn to cope, you're lucky your breathing"

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sue57
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other Care

    HBOT treatments for radio necrosis.

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  3. almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    have been very sick since starting chemo again, I'm not sure I'm strong enough to take this.

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • garson
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Best news ever-cancer is gone! Had my sigmoid scope yesterday and all is well! 5 1/2 months out of treatment! Whoo hoo!!!!

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    • Pablo
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Despite two clear PET scans after four cycles of chemo, the rad onc wants to zap more lymph nodes - 30 treatments over six weeks. I ...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Pablo
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Another clear PET scan

    Celebration

    After two more chemo cycles, another PET scan came out clean.

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