• skimpy10
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    about 7 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    I was diagnose a year on this day with cancer. With God's help, I lived a year of it. I still thank Him everyday for being here.

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    • jaimybird
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    about 7 years ago
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    Second opinion

    Decision Point

    We are at the beginning stages. Dad was diagnosed with stage 3 EC, squamous cell. Trying to decide between treatment through our l...

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    • Johnswife
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat C...
    about 7 years ago
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    Swallowing problems

    Side Effects

    4 months out from the end of radiation treatments. Both primary saliva glands still not functioning. Radiation oncologist says pro...

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    • RaeRae
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    about 7 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation has been very hard on Bill from the beginning.. He has been very sick. Extreme pain, nausea, diarrhea. He had to get put o...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. about 7 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    My SO finished treatments. We went for a check up with the ENT and radiation doctors. Everything is looking good. He goes back in 2 ...

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    • billyc1800
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 7 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I was initially diagnosed in May 2010. After surgery and radiation, I was declared cancer free. The cancer returned to my tongue in ...

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    • billyc1800
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    In November 2013, a Pet Scan revealed the cancer had returned but in several placed in my body. The original tongue cancer had sprea...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • billyc1800
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I received 27 Radiation Treatments in August / September of 2010. I was scheduled for 30 treatments but the doctor felt like the rad...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • billyc1800
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    After my initial diagnosis, I had a needle biopsy of a swollen lymph node under my chin. While doing this biopsy, the doctor found P...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • rickmoller
    • Experience with Invasive, Squamous ...
    about 7 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    Severe mouth and tongue blistering and sores

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    • rickmoller
    • Experience with Invasive, Squamous ...
    about 7 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    Severe radiation burns to neck

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    • rickmoller
    • Experience with Invasive, Squamous ...
    about 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My external beam radiation treatment was scheduled for a total of 35 fractions (treatments). First, the mask that it formed and fitt...

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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