• Dianne45
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated...
    almost 2 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    12 years fighting this cancer but living my life to the fullest, except when is coming back as now for 6th time, I am getting so anx...

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • tsddawson
    • Experience with Cancer of Unknown Pr...
    about 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Brain tumor removed from near balance section.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    over 2 years ago
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    3D Diagnostic Mammogram

    Procedure or Surgery

    This kind of mammogram takes a little bit longer - so if your breast or side tissue is sore or swollen, there's more 'discomfort' - ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    over 2 years ago
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    After Herceptin was over, port was out, I studied risk/benefits to me - to coninue with Tamoxifen.

    Decision Point

    My oncologist would have preferred I went right in to that 'standard of care' by using Tamoxifen - but the anticipated side effects ...

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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    over 2 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My beautiful son Scott, had been fighting his own cancer all during mine. Brain stem glioma - inoperable. He was one of the amazin...

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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    over 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation began Jan 2016 for 6 weeks. I was still so fatigued from the heavy weeks of chemo, then the surgery - so when the radiati...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    over 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    October 2015 - axilla dissection removing 20 lymph nodes - 9 had shown response to chemo - so there's been 9 "live" nodes hiding in ...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    over 2 years ago
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    Side Effects

    chemo side effects: During: anemia, low white count, low potassium, diarrhea the entire time, chemo brain, fatigue, chemo-induced ...

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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    over 2 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    port put in prior to chemo May 2015. From the beginning, there was a deep burgundy bruise 4 inches wide around port, yet it was fou...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    over 2 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Began in late May, 2015. Neo-adjuvant heavy combination chemo. Taxotere, Carboplatin, Herceptin, Perjeta...along with a multitude o...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. almost 3 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Lump in neck thought it was a cold. Sent to ear,nose throat for a biopsy. It came back squamous cell unknown primary with mets to bo...

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    • dberth1
    • Experience with Neuroendocrine Carcino...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Great DR, great surgeon, great care - I'm blessed to be surrounded by good people

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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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