• rn500
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinomas...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am the wife/caregiver/breadwinner of a man just starting treatment. It's only day 2 and I already feel overwhelmed.

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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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    • conch59
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Have only had 6 treatments so far so the jury is still out.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • conch59
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It has totally destroyed my ability to taste food. Other than that and nausea I have had minimal side effects.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  1. over 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer has spread from jaw and neck into the lungs. She also has infection that they are trying to locate the source. She has been i...

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    • jimhaden
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Oroph...
    over 5 years ago
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    tongue and neck surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Well this seems to be the funniest part of my experiences. The first surgery was my tongue reduction. This was done by robot the De...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • jimhaden
    • Experience with Oral Cavity and Oroph...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Erbotux

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • BrianF
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    over 5 years ago
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    dianosed

    Oh No

    was diagnosed 4/17/2014 which happens to be my dads birthday - he died from EC in July 2013

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    • Chiefjal
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Ca...
    over 5 years ago
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    Celebration

    Just had another Pet Scan last Tuesday......received good news, next scan in 6 months.

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  2. over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished treatment 4/16/2014....35 rads and 3 cisplatin chemo... A week later still have thick nasty mucous and stomach is upset

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  3. over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    complete right pneumonectomy. i had pnemonia and a collapsed lung when they found the tumor in the right bronchus. i was just beyond...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • kristine0
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat C...
    over 5 years ago
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    A different tumor was found in my dad's belly

    Oh No

    Just found out today that a tumor was found in my dad's belly after a PET Scan. He had renal cancer around 3 years ago that also re...

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    • jennsmoma
    • Experience with Nasopharyngeal Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    My husband finished 32 rounds of radiation and 7 chemo treatments yesterday. It has been a tough battle and we know we must now con...

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