• Ranz
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Had the nausea, loss of hair, constipation, dry mouth, no appetite, weight loss

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    • Ranz
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Palliative chemo has been given to slow the spread of the cancer. Last treatment was end of February 2014 and seems to have worked.

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Ranz
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Have had palliative radiation to alleviate the pain in the spine and the ribs

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Ranz
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had surgery to remove cancer that was in the tonsil, the cancer spread through the lymph nodes and to the bone up the spine, pelvis,...

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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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  1. over 5 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    He is now 53, had cancer 5 years this month, and thought he had it pretty well whipped, another bone scan has shown that the chemo h...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. over 5 years ago
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    more chemo, lots of pain medicine, lots of pain!

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    back on Sutent for another year ( give or take a few months here and there when He just could not take the side effects)

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. over 5 years ago
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    Bone scan shows bone detirtion

    Oh No

    after a bone scan on November 2010, doctors found that his chemo and radiation have destroyed his hip. Another surgery on November ...

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  4. over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    He is on Sutent, 28 days on 14 off. For the first week he was okay,2nd week he was sick to his stomach, and his hair begun to change...

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    He is having 90 treatments on different parts of his body, this makes him smell terrible, makes him tired and he is still in pain.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  6. over 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    December 9,2009 my husband went to his 6 month check up, He told the doctor he could not get over being tired and fatigued. went for...

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  7. over 5 years ago
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    August 2009 went back to work

    Celebration

    He was released by the doctor to return to work, he was glad to be back and I was happy to see him happy

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  8. over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    6 weeks to the day of his last surgery he had another surgery done on his left kidney, larger in size, already out of its encapsulat...

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