1. about 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had to take 3 months off from work. My high school son called me a bear, because you never knew what mood I was in

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. about 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    No nausea from Chemo, oncologist actual boosted my meds since I tolerated it so well

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Vinniez
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    My first scans show that the lymph node has shrunk to precancerous size, continues to shrink and has not spread. Next scans in 3 mon...

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  3. about 7 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I used to be able to lick my nose, now I can't even lick my lips

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  4. about 7 years ago
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    Massage

    Other Care

    It really bothers me that Western medicine are the only options when it comes to cancer treatment. Massage, Acupuncture (both I hav...

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  5. about 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation needs to stop as a form of treatment

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Kebohs
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    about 7 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    Neck very tight from the lymphedema. Voice sounds hares.dry throat and harder to swallow.

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    • DinaLynn
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    about 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Once I complete chemoradiation, I will be having an esophagectomy.

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • DinaLynn
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    about 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I take 2300mg/day Xeloda orally at home five days a week (M-F). I just completed my 2nd week (of 5 total), and I haven't had proble...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • DinaLynn
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    about 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation treatment itself is painless, but laying on my back with the cast pinning down my torso is a little uncomfortable. I ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Vinniez
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    sense of taste is coming back

    Celebration

    A little over 2 months out of treatment and some of my sense of taste is coming back. I can now taste strawberries, vanilla ice crea...

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    • BILLY22
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    about 7 years ago
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    Do I want to do chemo/radation and then operation

    Decision Point

    Then I turned it over to the Lord and followed His lead. He led us to great doctors and carekeepers and continued good health. Than...

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