• funlady63
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    The first time I saw a radiation oncologist it was taken off the table immediately. This was because of the location and the amount...

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • funlady63
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo was my only option of "doing" something. I was scheduled for 6 months of Gemzar ( 3 weeks on and 1 week off). I completed onl...

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • funlady63
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    liver resection and 5 lymph nodes removed (2 had microscopic cancer) no cancer in the liver ...up it to stage III

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • funlady63
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had my gallbladder removed because film showed full of gallstones. Doctor called me in early for my follow up appointment to let me...

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    • lori726
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Gallbl...
    over 7 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I finished treatment last year and I did celebrate with a vacation. I was really happy to be done with chemo. I have been having sca...

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    • lori726
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Gallbl...
    over 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was on a chemo pump for 6 weeks along with radiation. Some doctors suggested chemo as an extra precaution and some said not to do ...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • lori726
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Gallbl...
    over 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    After being diagnosed with GB cancer T2 had a liver resection at UCLA.The care there was excellent and my surgeon was amazing. I wa...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • lori726
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Gallbl...
    over 7 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    One day almost two years ago I remember texting my husband and telling him how good life was. I was recovering from gallbladder surg...

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    • DeniseP
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Doctor nicked lung when putting in port causing a pneumathorax (deflation of part of the lung)

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • DeniseP
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Routine gallbladder surgery - found cancer.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • wapehani
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Twenty-five sessions with minimal side effects.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • wapehani
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Eleven 21-day chemo cycles of gemcitabine and cisplatin. Twenty-five radiation sessions. Very few side effects but felt much better ...

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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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