• RobinW
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 1 month ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    This increased over time. I was put on Ritalin, 10 mg, in AM and Noon in September 2018, which made an amazing improvement.

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    • RobinW
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 1 month ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

    Had a break in the bone just below my sternum which healed after the second round of radiation therapy.

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    • RobinW
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 1 month ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Have to take iron daily which causes constipation so also have to take Senna daily.

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    • RobinW
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 1 month ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    More of an inconvenience than anything as I had to drive 45 mins to and from the treatment center for a 5-min procedure daily for 10...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • RobinW
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 1 month ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Biggest side effect was fatigue initially. As time progresses bone and muscle pain started and increased over time.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • RobinW
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    15 years after initial diagnosis and left nephrectomy, metastasis to the top of the sternum was identified!

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    • RobinW
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 1 month ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Recovery was long as this was an open radical left nephrectomy in 1999.

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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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  1. about 1 month ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The initial treatment isn't bad if you really adhere to applying aloe and burn cream hourly. But the long term effects are bad. The ...

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 1 month ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Thyroid cancer on top of melanoma

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    • Wesley
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    about 1 month ago
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    Study drug to help alleviate mouth sores during treatment

    Clinical Trial

    Worked 100%, zero mouth sores which is almost unheard of for my treatment

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  2. 2 months ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Good morning everyone, I am also a breast cancer survivor, in the Name of Jesus! - I didn't gain any weight on chemotherapy, I cou...

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    • PJB14
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    2 months ago
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