• keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    March 2014- 8 weeks of radiation tx. Had to wear face mold during sessions.

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Nerve damage to left neck and shoulder, pain, lymphedema to neck, skin changes, headaches. Numbness, shooting electrical "zaps", som...

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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgical drainage of neck abscess, packing of wound.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    Swelling of entire neck w/ pain, headache, increased edema, partial separation of incision.

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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Jan 2014- Surgical removal of suspicious tissue in left neck and lymph node resection. Large incision.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • keahemalie
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cance...
    over 5 years ago
    • keahemalie
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    over 5 years ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    PET scan Dec 2013 found activity in left neck/supraclavicular area.

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    • keahemalie
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    over 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    Right arm and breast. Lymphedema physical therapy and compression garments. June PET scan showed suspicious activity near left vocal...

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    • ITs2015
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Tired, Tough to sleep. Mouth fills with mucus. Cant eat solids. No taste to food. Some headaches.

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    • ITs2015
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Some pain from radiation on jaw. Also tired. cant swallow/chew etc

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • ITs2015
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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Makes you tired. Killed taste buds. Food has no taste.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Rando2011
    • Experience with Neuroendocrine Carci...
    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    The Doctors who handled the implant and removal of the chemo ports were excellent. The implant doctor made it a point to tell me tha...

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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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