• keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Jan 2014- Surgical removal of suspicious tissue in left neck and lymph node resection. Large incision.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    PET scan Dec 2013 found activity in left neck/supraclavicular area.

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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    Right arm and breast. Lymphedema physical therapy and compression garments. June PET scan showed suspicious activity near left vocal...

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    • ITs2015
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Tired, Tough to sleep. Mouth fills with mucus. Cant eat solids. No taste to food. Some headaches.

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    • ITs2015
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Some pain from radiation on jaw. Also tired. cant swallow/chew etc

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • ITs2015
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Makes you tired. Killed taste buds. Food has no taste.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  1. almost 6 years ago
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    I was unable to continue denying my illness.

    Oh No

    Months of suffering and denial may have been unnecessary. I should have gone in for the tests.

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    • fowlstack
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Positive side of Chemo??

    Side Effects

    To lighten up my psyche a little bit I have tried to look at the bright side of Chemo.. and I have been somewhat successful. Here is...

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    • fowlstack
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer...
    almost 6 years ago
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    finding a good vein

    Oh No

    At 3 of my 5 treatments so far, the nurse has had to stick me at least 3 times in an attempt to locate a good vein to insert the cat...

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    • fowlstack
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The fatigue/weakness is kicking my XXX.

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • sailorgirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    about 6 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Tried acupuncture, but it's not covered by insurance. We're already broke!

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