1. over 2 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    Worried about the cost over and above the insurance. Not being able to get any grants as this is not a very common cancer so I am ...

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    • Horselover
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Vag...
    about 3 years ago
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    I decided against chemo immediately after hysterectomy because it was for precautionary purposes.

    Decision Point

    I have fibromyalgia, bad knees, and feet that need surgery due to increasingly intense pain...and I own a trail horse that I practic...

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    • Horselover
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Vag...
    about 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    They thought the cancer was limited to the cervix & uterus, but once the radical hysterectomy was done, the pathology showed it orig...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Horselover
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Vag...
    about 3 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I want to get a second opinion about whether to do chemo or to wait and continue to monitor. My GYN oncologist wouldn't give her re...

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had minimal side effect from both internal and external radiation. The main one that was extreme though was sever fatigue. That...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I am still in the healing phase, but what is left is no longer cancerous! I get the news about 1 month ago. While it was a huge re...

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    Due to nausea and vomiting I lost 20 pounds. However, after about 4 months after treatment the pounds started to return to me.

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    Vaginal stenosis

    Side Effects

    This I am not totally sure of. During intercourse, I can't say it feels like the vaginal wall is thinner or tighter. But certain s...

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    I pain before diagnosis. I had been working with my doctors to figure out where the pain was coming from, but no one checked my vag...

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Very bad nausea and vomiting due to chemo.

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    Infertility (unable to have children)

    Side Effects

    My hormones and eggs were dead after treatment.

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    I was told that because I did not have surgery and instead was having extensive radiation that I would shortly become post-menopausa...

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