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    Hi Shirlann, my husband is a six year survivor of stage II/III Anal Cancer. I wanted to reach out to you and share the positive news! Stay strong and healthy!! Mary

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    Decision Point: Do do Chemo and Radiation combined? You must have someone help you. Be there daily to keep you eating and staying positive. I carried a book about my husband everywhere. It helped me stay organized while working and keeping my husband alive.

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    Side Effects (Confusion)

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy and radiation combined): It starts off easy.. but get's progressively worse doing the combined treatment. We are glad to talk to anyone who has to go through this type of treatment.

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    Celebration (6 years later!!): Sam is working full-time, his hair grew back, he has very little memory loss. We still struggle from time to time with cramps and fatigue but nothing we can't manage together!

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    Side Effects (Mouth sores): Sam's eyesight was affected. He could not watch TV or play computer games. It really made him motion sick when he did. Thank goodness for Jeopardy TV Show... and paint by numbers.. believe it or not.. gave him something to look forward to everyday.
    There were a number of symptoms he experienced... weight loss (19 lbs), Taste Changes, Thinking Problems, Sexual Side Effects, Nausea, Chemo Brain, Confusion, Depression, Infection of his skin, Dehydration, Hair Loss, Memory Changes, Mouth Dryness, Fatigue & Tiredness, Mouth Sores.