• Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I lost all the hair in my vaginal area only.

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

    I was constantly on various kinds of nausea meds, and they didn't get rid of the issue. So eventually I learned if I stopped eating...

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    So bad. It was so bad. Doctor had to cut chemo dosage in half because I lost so much weight due to nausea and diarrhea.

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Yes. Varied between constipation and diarrhea. From chemo.

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain was minimal, a little rough for about 2 weeks, then subsided. I didn't make or have any real plans during this time, an...

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    After maybe 3 or 4 weeks of 5 days a week daily external radiation, it became painful to urinate. It felt as if my urethra was burn...

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    I became anemic within my 5th week of chemo and radiation (chemo was once a week for 5 weeks; radiation was every 5 days for 4 weeks...

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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I had extensive radiation, because no surgery was done. Doctors felt they would shrink it until it was gone if I had both internal ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Considering I had way more radiation than chemo, I still had terrible side effects. I lost almost 20 pounds in 4 weeks due to nause...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Blue_Sky
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    I had no surgery. Just extensive radiation with chemotherapy to hopefully bump the effects of the radiation up.

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    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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    • elef
    • Experience with Vaginal Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I am beginning external treatments on July 27th. 29 treatments and 2 Brachy.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Klyn
    • Experience with Vaginal Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    My pelvic bone fractured in March 2015. What a nightmare! Dr. told me he was 95% certain my cancer had returned. The biopsy said oth...

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