• Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    12 months ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The combination of chemo and radiation just after surgery was very difficult to deal with. It's such a very sensitive area in the pa...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    12 months ago
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    Surgery through the anus to remove tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was grateful the doctor was able to save the rectum, but the healing was long and slow and painful especially once the chemo and r...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    12 months ago
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    Oh No

    How could someone as healthy as I have been all of my life end up with multiple forms of cancer.

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  1. about 1 year ago
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    Surgery through the anus to remove tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    Seems with every surgery recovery time takes longer Making bowel movements painful

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Suekg
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    about 1 year ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    My last chemotherapy and radiation treatment was 7 months ago. I'm hopeful knowing my scans are clear. It's been a long road. Five...

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    • Rnoah2
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    Burning from radiation, diarrhea

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Suekg
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 1 year ago
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    Radiation

    Excruciating pain. Remarkable oncology hospital staff, humor and resilience,with unwavering faith kept me alive

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. over 1 year ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain. Exhaustion Vomitting Anxiety

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 1 year ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Reiki energy work. Helped with anxiety and energy levels for first few weeks. Getting some more this week (week 5). Really hope i...

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 1 year ago
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    Rash

    Side Effects

    Hives from either chemo or antibiotic reaction. Also diaper rash all over.

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 1 year ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Was doing great for first 2-3 weeks. At week 4 started on morphine. Pain is still at 5+. Don't know what is worse; interior or ex...

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 1 year ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Afraid to take too much laxative because do not want diarrhea. Trying everything, especially the 'natural' stuff, raisins, prunes. ...

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