1. over 5 years ago
    markgaitely's Avatar

    Pain

    Side Effects

    bowel problems,confusion,cough,depression,fever,hair loss,swelling in mouth, swallowing problems, dry skin, shortness of breath, sal...

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    • BrianF
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    was scheduled to have an EMR done yesterday. = Doctor got in there and found the cancer to be further along than EUS showed just a c...

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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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    • Kebohs
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Going through IGRT for 6 weeks to back of throat.

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Have my first 6 hour treatment session on May 29. Get my portal installed next week.

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  3. over 5 years ago
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    Oh No

    Looks like I am going to lose my hair! Going to do 6 weeks of "Induction therapy" (chemo) before starting Radiation treatments sinc...

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  4. over 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Loss of taste and difficulty eating any of the foods I use to love

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  5. over 5 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

    Depression,fatigue,severe dry mouth,loss of taste,radiation burns on the neck tooth decay,thrush, chellitis

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    • gcmx
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    What to do next.

    Decision Point

    Neck cancer is growing, and I'm not enthusiastic about committing to chemo/radiation treatments.

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    • gcmx
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Neck cancer reoccurred Nov. 2013, 9 months after initial surgeries.

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    • gcmx
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo and/or Radiation, or Nothing

    Decision Point

    Did not commit to chemoradiation after surgeries.

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    • gcmx
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Initial neck surgery Nov. 2012 Initial robotic surgery (back of tongue through mouth) Jan. 2013

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Kebohs
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Left tonsillectomy,partial pharyngectomy,left modified neck dissection

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