1. over 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...
    over 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,...
    over 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,...
    over 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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    • JudiM
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Hot spots in neck and throat

    Oh No

    PET Scan showed hot spots in neck and throat. Waiting for results from CT scan with contrast.

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    • JudiM
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Spread into lymph nodes on left and right side of pelvis

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    • heddie99
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Have not begun treatments yet.

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • heddie99
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery was to remove the mass, which was external, and had slightly went into the muscle. Recovery went better than expected.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • heddie99
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 5 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    I had hemorrhoids from childbirth for 20 years and had felt they had just gotten larger. Creams were not working. The pain got to ...

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    • Pablo
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I started a new regimen shortly after my last PET scan in June 2014 - carboplatin and paclitaxel (this "cocktail" is commonly called...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Pablo
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    PET scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    PET scan in June 2014 showed Cyberknife zap in March 2014 of affected lymph node was effective, but two new spots were detected. Se...

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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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    • Patti1
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I'm also having anxiety from all that has happened.

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