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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Last set of chemo. Couldn't do the final one due to feeling near death. Doc okay with skipping it.
    Looking back four months later, guess it was sort of worth it.

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    Celebration: Even if this aggressive, rare form of cancer returns, doc says no more chemo/rad! As long as it's not too painful, a BIG if, I'll be fine with it. I care so much about quality/ease of life, not so much length, since I assume cancer survivors cannot donate blood nor organs. True?

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    Celebration (Remission): Not sure whether REMISSION is the correct term, but I'm using it. Recent CT/PET scan showed only a few suspicious blobs, which are being watched, as opposed to "lighting up the whole thing" last year.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): DaVinci went almost TOO well! Took one pain pill and that was it. Most of the circle scars have disappeared (less than one year later). Took out a whole bunch of lymph nodes, though. Luckily, only some were affected.

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    Radiation (Internal radiation): Not as bad as external, but still have residual numbness.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Didn't hurt DURING rad, but side effects became quite severe. Total loss of appetite, hair, other things I don't recall. [Some may be attributable to chemo.]