• chargerdeb
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 18 hours ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    It took about 5 weeks for side effects to start, but they came on strong when they did.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • chargerdeb
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 18 hours ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The side effects were minimal initially, but after 7 weeks they started building up.

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • chargerdeb
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    about 18 hours ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Thought I had a hernia

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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    3 months ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    the fatigue is ridiculous. And it's difficult to know if it's still fatigue caused by the long-term side effects of chemo and radiat...

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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    3 months ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I was an extremely detailed oriented individual prior to treatment and haven't been able to regain much clarity since the treatment....

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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    3 months ago
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    Bone thinning (osteoporosis)

    Side Effects

    Apparently the combination of chemo and radiatiion caused significant Bone thinning

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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    3 months ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    Because once again at the sensitivity of the vaginal and rectal area the impact of the radiation was very severe. Basically it was w...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    3 months ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The combination of chemo and radiation just after surgery was very difficult to deal with. It's such a very sensitive area in the pa...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    3 months ago
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    Surgery through the anus to remove tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was grateful the doctor was able to save the rectum, but the healing was long and slow and painful especially once the chemo and r...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Pinkldreno
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    3 months ago
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    Oh No

    How could someone as healthy as I have been all of my life end up with multiple forms of cancer.

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    Surgery through the anus to remove tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    Seems with every surgery recovery time takes longer Making bowel movements painful

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Suekg
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma,...
    4 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    My last chemotherapy and radiation treatment was 7 months ago. I'm hopeful knowing my scans are clear. It's been a long road. Five...

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