1. almost 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This surgery was a surgery because my OB/GYN found an abcess, and he decided to drain the abcess. I did not yet know I had cancer.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • jpruitt
    • Experience with Vulvar Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    live by my self with a very busy family. I hate to complaint so they never know what you go through

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    • SunnyDay
    • Experience with Vulvar Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I went for my post-op checkup and my oncologist said everything was healing nicely. He has sent records to my Gyno . And said to fo...

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  2. over 7 years ago
    NiftyNana's Avatar

    Other

    Other Care

    After getting on Medicare in 2012, further diagnosis revealed that a few cancer cells had moved in and taken over the lymph node on ...

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  3. over 7 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Cancer was on hold for months.

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  4. over 7 years ago
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    Other

    Loss

    A part of the female anatomy that I didn't need anymore was surgically removed.

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  5. over 7 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    Because my 100% coverage ended before I could fulfill followup appointments, I did not speak to those doctors again. I still had no...

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  6. over 7 years ago
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    Side Effects

    It did take me a long time to recover. Tubes were sticking out of my sides and I was on a catheter for weeks, too. Eventually life...

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  7. over 7 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    All services at OHSU were covered 100% by them. I don't know if that is because I was a very willing patient or what. I submitted ...

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  8. over 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation itself was not painful, but the skin in the vulvae area did peal like a sunburn and that made life especially uncomfor...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  9. over 7 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    During this period, I was seeing a young doctor early in her career. She wanted me to go on an antacid to strengthen my bones, so I...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  10. over 7 years ago
    NiftyNana's Avatar

    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The OHSU cancer doctors were specific, clear, and precise. They removed what cancerous tissue they could and then set me for radiat...

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