• ellenw
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Reconstructive surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lots of reconstruction! Most of the right side of my side was laid open. He took a skin graft from my upper arm to rebuild my cheek....

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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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    • Angelavt
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery for Merkel Cell carcinoma was on right cheek. Scar was awful at first but now hardly noticable

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Angelavt
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    That innocent looking little cyst on my face turned out to be a highly malignant neuroendocrine cancer called Merkel Cell

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    • ellenw
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    over 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
    over 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
    over 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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  1. 9 months ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  2. 9 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  3. 9 months ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Philkee
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    9 months ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Bob226
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    almost 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • ligia
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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