• Redd
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma
    about 7 years ago
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    Swelled up like a balloon

    Oh No

    Over night after the trhee surgeries on my arms>>>> I gained 20 pounds of fluid. Painful. Over one month later and I remain with b...

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    • Redd
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma
    about 7 years ago
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    SURGERY TIMES 3

    Procedure or Surgery

    Three surgeries on same day..... Left arm and scarring is 11 mm down superior left arm. This has left me with difficulty using th...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Redd
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma
    about 7 years ago
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    Cancer successfully removed.....

    Celebration

    I always try to find a bit of humor. It is my way of coping. I had to leave a pressure dressing on for 48 hours. My upper lip t...

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    • Redd
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma
    about 7 years ago
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    Mohs surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Only option for area under and into R Nares. I had to go back in after hour plus of procedure.... They did not get all of it........

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Redd
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma
    about 7 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    4 areas biopsied..... One under and into R Nares One on Left Arm TWO on Right Arm

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    • ellenw
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    about 7 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    My second surgery in July was a full lymph node dissection in my neck. That was 3 days in the hospital. Those lymph nodes were clear.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • ellenw
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    about 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I saw my new onocologist that next Tuesday & the surgeon that same week. She scheduled surgery in 2 weeks & brought in a second surg...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • ellenw
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    about 7 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    What a shock! I had Basal Cell Carcinoma 3 times over the last 10 yrs. or so. I knew it wasn't dangerous so I was sure that this new...

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    • granny
    • Experience with Atypical/Agressive Basa...
    about 7 years ago
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    Curettage and electrodesiccation

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went through this procedure and cancerous tumor grew back within six weeks more aggressive and larger.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Ryeman
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma
    about 7 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    After several cut and/or burn experiences over several years I started looking online for something better. The last time I had a l...

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    • Ryeman
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma
    about 7 years ago
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    Simple removal surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had two lesions cut from my face at different times, both left scars.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  1. about 7 years ago
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    Simple removal surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Just had cancer removed today.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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