• diaturtles
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    After 4 weeks of rad, I ended up with 2nd and 3rd degree burns not only in the butt area, but also in the vaginal area to boot.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • diaturtles
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was on 5-fu and cisplatin and all I ever did within the 6 months of treatment was sleep, vomit and XXX. I lost over 100 lbs due t...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I had another CT scan on August 27, Even though I did three treatments of Oxaliaplatin along with the oral medication Capecitabine,...

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  2. over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had three treatments of Oxaliaplatin while continuing the oral medication Capecitabine. With each treatment, the neuropathy in my ...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. over 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...
    almost 5 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...
    almost 5 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...
    almost 5 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...
    almost 5 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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  4. almost 5 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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  5. almost 5 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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  6. almost 5 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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