• Suekg
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    7 months 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
    8 months 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,...
    9 months 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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  1. 10 months ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain. Exhaustion Vomitting Anxiety

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    10 months 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...
    10 months 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...
    10 months 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...
    10 months 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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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    10 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    HIVES!!! Don't know if it was to chemo, rad or antibiotics. Hospital visit at 3:00 am.

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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    10 months ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Scheduled for chemo at weeks one and four; radiation 5 days a week for six weeks. First round of chemo and first three weeks of rad...

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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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    • LaurasSIL
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    10 months ago
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    Surgery through the anus to remove tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    The weird flap hanging out after surgery really worried us and surgeon was uncommunicative for 2 weeks. Finally got oncologist and ...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mtnrose
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    10 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I've had UC for many years which has been mostly controlled with medication. During a recent colonoscopy, several precancerous poly...

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