1. about 4 years ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    While having the therapies, I only experienced 2-3 days of being sick and having severe pain. I didn't experience any discomfort fr...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • LuckyGirl
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    First post-treatment CT and PET scans showed no evidence of disease. So happy to meet NED!

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    • Javanut
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I had a follow up PET scan 2 months after my treatment was finished which showed that my lymph node was completely clear and the ana...

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    • Javanut
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My first round of chemo and first few weeks of radiation were tolerable. Around my 4th week of radiation, I started having severe ab...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Javanut
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I had been diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids for at least 20 years and had had a colonoscopy less than 3 years before, so when I s...

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  2. about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It's very early - only week 2

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. over 4 years ago
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    Do I get radiation treatment.... and where?

    Decision Point

    My PCP herself had a benign tumor in her brain and was very satisfied with her radiation oncologist. She called for me and got a rec...

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  4. over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    The tumor is growing and the alternative treatments I have been using are not going to be enough to take care of it.

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  5. over 4 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Saw naturopathic oncologist at Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center and added: PectaSol, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, 3-5 cups of Green ...

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  6. over 4 years ago
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    Container?

    Decision Point

    Feeling the need for a container for my journey with cancer, I contacted the Salish Integrative Oncolody Care Center and set up an a...

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  7. over 4 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    Although the oncologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was a very nice and capable person, he only had one strategy for me: 6 weeks...

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  8. over 4 years ago
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    My PCP has palpated a mass in my ass....

    Oh No

    I'd been experiencing discomfort for over 2 months when I finally made it into my PCP (a naturopath). I waited another month (when I...

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