• Blaze
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical...
    over 3 years ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    I also had 5 weekly brachytherapy sessions. The side effects were cumulative and become somewhat disabling by the end.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Blaze
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical...
    over 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had 6 weeks external radiation and 5 sessions of weekly internal radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Blaze
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical...
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had low dose Cisplatin once a week for 5 weeks. During this time having external radiation for 6 weeks and internal radiation once...

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Blaze
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical...
    over 3 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    I never had a questionable Pap smear and had never been co-tested for HPV. At the time I was diagnosed I didn't know to ask for HPV ...

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    • kmcd5097
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 3 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Zofran = my hero Works great Works quickly Works without building tolerance! (Super important!)

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • kmcd5097
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 3 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Ativan, as needed for anxiety (typically take only before bed to help with wound up brain calming down for sleep; rarely taken durin...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • kmcd5097
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 3 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    In hospital: - Patient-administered Morphine pain pump Rx: Oxycodone 5/325: 1-2 every 4-6 hours (These went by extremely qui...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • kmcd5097
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 3 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Zoloft began 4/7/2016

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • kmcd5097
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 3 years ago
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    Conization

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was actually an exploratory surgery for intensive bleeding that was unable to be stemmed by non-invasive measures (IV meds; ora...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • kmcd5097
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 3 years ago
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    bleeding

    Oh No

    7 May 2016; severe vaginal hemorrhaging/pain; went to closest ER and all but two pints had been drained at that point and though the...

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    • Harpur
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 3 years ago
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    Laparoscopic hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Multiple uti's. Now have recurrence of cancer

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Diane12
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Headache, swelling, fatigue, mild nausea

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