• sailorgirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Most of the above!

    Side Effects

    Skin loss, burns, infection, heartburn, nausea, headache, jaw ache, fatigue, mouth sores, thickened mucous and constantly having to ...

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    • sailorgirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Be prepared for serious burn injury, loss of mobility, and risk of infection

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sailorgirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I'm amazed that the anti-nausea drug used prior to Cisplatin (chemo) costs $900 per dose! And it doesn't last more than 12 hours. Fi...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    about 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    5 wks external radiation following axillary lymph node removal.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    about 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lymph node resection, right axilla, Feb 2013.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • SWINDOW01
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer...
    about 6 years ago
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    PET scan

    Decision Point

    Finally got it done after much confusion with doctor's staff. Feel like we wasted over a week of time!

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    • SWINDOW01
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer...
    about 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had NO idea it would be cancer.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • GaMeof5
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    over 6 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    So many side effects are still present, too many to list!

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    • Chris68
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    over 6 years ago
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    Relationship issues

    Oh No

    My husband has asked for a divorce "once this is all over" he's currently in radiation of the left side of his neck. He's mean and I...

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    • pdonvn
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, U...
    over 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Began Radiation 09/30/13, 5 days a week for 7 weeks

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • pdonvn
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, U...
    over 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had my first of 3 treatments with Cisplatin on 10/01/13

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • pdonvn
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, U...
    over 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Tonsilectomy

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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