What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
mastectomy in 2003 - side effects: ugly reconstructed breast with no feeling
I have had two surgeries-lumpectomy and reincision to get the rest of lump and port installment.
Double mastectomy December 2000 Not able to have reconstruction, not a good candidate I am told, not enough skin left.
Bilateral mastectomy with removal of extra skin and 5 lymph nodes.
Biopsy: 3/06, hurt like hell. Had a needle biopsy first but it did not harvest enough tissue so the surgical biopsy was necessary. Port-a-cath insertion: 4/06, Periodic pain although it is more annoying than painful most of the time. Oopherectomy: 5/06, The burning was the most painful part of this surgery. It went away fairly quickly though. Hip nail procedure: 9/06, Learning to walk again and learning to walk up and down stairs again was painful, but better than having a full hip replacement if I broke the hip. This was a profelactic measure as there were lesions on the base of the hip ball. Kyphoplasty: 2/07, Really improved the pain in my back which wasn't helped by radiation treatment.
Lumpectomy January 2008
2000 - Mastectomy
Lumpectomy and 12 lymph nodes removed. (Sentinel node only positive)
July 17, 2014
Unilateral mastectomy (October 2008) with immediate reconstruction with tissue expander which was replaced with silicone implant July 2009.
Bilateral Mastectomy 2-8-06
Bilateral mastectomy ,got mersa almost died removed one expander on 12/11/14. Waiting for expander to be put back in healing from chemo. had expander put back in but everytime they fill it my insition rips back open. still waiting….
Lumpectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy, and drainage of multiple cysts that became huge during chemo. Second surgery for axillary dissection after final path report.
2/16/2011 first scheduled surgery - endured preparation (i.e. radio isotope injection for lymph node mapping) mamogram for wire localization showed 2 new unknown masses. After surgeon review, 20 minutes prior to surgery - cancelled and advised I needed another biopsy. I was emotionally destroyed and broke down sobbing. I withdrew inward and was unable to speak to anyone, including my husband, for 2 days. I then underwent another (new and more involved) excruciating biopsy. Thankfully they were benign. Surgeon called on Thursday and surgery rescheduled following Monday 2/28/11. I was extremely quiet and reserved which bothered both my husband and surgeon. When asked what was going on, I said I didn't believe or trust anyone or anything, and until I was laying on the operating table, I could not get my hopes, belief up that my cancer was being removed. Surgery was a little more than I expected and had minor complications with extreme vomitting (anesthesia and pain meds) and stayed over-night. I had to have stomach meds 1/2 hour before taking any pain control meds to eliminate vomitting for next 4 weeks. Also woke up to severe pain in opposite shoulder (way I was positioned during surgery) and still have pain and numbness in thumb. I just began physical therapy last week, while there for daily radiation treatments. Will advise progress.
Double mastectomy with node Bx. August 16, 2013. Tissue expanders put in day of surgery
Mastectomy (to avoid radiation w/ lumpectomy) and sentinel node biopsy that showed no involvement in the 4 nodes taken. (I needed those to fight infections, there was no reason to take more than 1 until it was tested and 1st shown to be positive)
only removal of my ovaries
8/5/2008 Partial Mastectomy;7 Lymph Nodes removed Can't lift anything heavy, pain in my arm - Dr. said it is my tendon (?)
2001 Lumpectomy, 2009 Mastectomy
June 18th Biospy of right breast. Sore July 29th Biospy of left breast with marker. Sore, exhausted from the long procedure. Next day very painful. January 25th Double mastectomy with tissue expander and DIEP Tram Flap from the back. Also lymph node removal. Pain from the tissue expanders, difficulty moving from the Tram Flap incision. Waiting for date in May for removal of tissue expanders.
MRM, 1991, lymphedema
I was lucky that I only had to wait about one week to have surgery. It was so disappointing to know that I would have to have chemo. I woke up with the tube under my arm and knew that meant lymph nodes and chemo. Can't I do anything easy?
1/4/11 - Lumpectomy. Had 3 lymph nodes taken out. Lymph nodes negative and had clear margins. Scars were minimal and healing was suprisingly very easy. The worst part about the whole surgery process was the injection of the radioactive substance the put in through my nipple as they "thought" I was numb enough to administer it. It was EXTREMELY painful!
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
attempted prostate removal in Dec 2010, it was abondoned due cancer already found outside the capsule, lymph nodes imlications
Open radical retropubic prostatectomy, Sept. 11, 2007.
Retropubic Radical Protateclocy December 16 2008, Scaring and some pain when walking. Not much at all.
Invasive. Post op issues : mild incontenence, ED and depression
Side effects: some scare tissue in bladder, stress incontinence
Had three gold markers inserted around April or May, 2113, followed by some bleeding and soreness that passed in a couple of days.
attempted removal of prostate, found adjacent lympnodes involed, abandoned removal....started hormone theraphy 01/06
Schedule May 2007
Have not chosen treatment. Leaning towards removal of the prostate
catheter--pain--relapse 2nd week--rushed to hospital--blood sugar drop to 40/60--death immenient --wife arrived in time--more treatments
Radical Prostatectomy, 27th October 2011.
Da Vinci Robotic Controlled prostatectomy, November 2012. Cathererized 1 week. Regained full bladder control almost immediately. Kegel exercises highly recommended
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Craniotomy, removed brain tumor on Spet 17, 2012
broncospy, spitting up blood the first few hours, sore throat and some moderate pain. Needle biopsy - caused a 4 day hospital visit because of air in lung. Chest tube was placed for 4 days.
removal of the tumor in my pelvis and the superior remus bone of the pelvis (july '07), side effect is continuing pain in left hip, removal of left adrinal gland (sept '09)- no side effects
Upper right lobe lobectomy on 2/25/14. Pathology done during operation. Stage 1a, size 1.8cm, no lymph node involvement, no pleural involvement. Thyroidectomy 7/17/2014.
I had fluid drained off of my lung 2x in late October and then had pulmonary effusion closed off during surgery as well. Got blood clots in my legs and lung after surgery.
lower left lobe of lung removed plus 15 lymph nodes, 2 of which were positive
Mediastinoscopy/bronchoscopy 4/5--No side effects
Removed Kidney, 1990, Tumor regrew by 2000, Cancer Matastized to Lungs, Kidney removal 2000, Lung Hot spot removed 2006. Exercise counteracted side effects.
not a candidate for surgery because of location
removed my left lung on 12/17/2008,i was in surgery for 8 hours and had some complications with low blood pressure the first 12 hours and had to taken off morphine because of the low BP.I had the operation on wed. and they had me walking around on friday morning and i left the hospital on sunday morning. to be cont.
2009 hysterectomy cancer "leiomyosarcoma" found in muscle wall. drs said no treatment needed just follow up in 6 mo. 2012 went in to er for rib and stomach pain, shortness of breath had mri and biopsy done diagnosis stage 4 lung cancer leiomyosarcoma 10/2013 my cancer has spread to pelvic region
removed a "golf ball" sized tumor, metastatic adenocarcinoma to the brain.
Surgery to fill in the whole in my hip that the cancer chewed. May 2006 Radiation, chemo 2006 Tarceva daily & Zemato monthly Hip replacement(avascular nerosis to my hip)June 2007
lobectomy 9/24/09,massive infection removal & lobectomy 11/3/09
Remove her right lung
removed right lung 6/7/2009 - limited movement in rt arm,can not reach very high and then some pain.slight pains from time to time around incision.dr. say it will improve with time
7/14/08 Right breast lumpectomy with axillary node disection of 23 nodes - all negative
Surgery is not an option at this point for me
9 yrs ago-ipsilateral thyroidectomy, radical neck dissection, 2 thyroplasties. Jun-08-pnuemonectomy w/ part of my pericardium and diaphram removed. OUCH!!!!!!
March 2, 2009 Lobectomy (upper right lung) August 20, 2009 succcessful open brain surgical removal of 3cm tumor
Brain biopsey, august 6, two blackeyes looked awful!
1998 2/3 left lung removed nerve damage
lymph node removel
She havent had any surgery yet,.
left upper lobe removed 5/21/2013 by VATS, still deal with some pleural effusion but other than that completely healed
What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
They removed the tumor by going throught the urethral tube. October 30th 07 was my surgery date and I had a great doctor. I had chemo injected into my bladder right after surgery as a preventive method. I had a hysterectomy in Feb 08 as a preventive surgery because of where the tumor had been removed from. The recovery for this was 12 weeks long and very painful. Still have side-effects from that last surgery.
First Surgery 3.5 years ago to remove two tumors. BCG treatments to follow. Not much pain other than the catheter. Second surgery on the bladder to remove a tumor November 18, 2010
TURBT Cath five days, burning when voiding once removed ach in bladder regions urgency to 4 minutes or less at times for 24 hours. blood and clots when voiding
Went in for a biopsy, stayed for the removal, never looked back. God is good! Now every 6 months I get scoped. After the last check up Doc says every 12 for a scope every 6 for a pee test. Boy am I gonna miss getting scoped. The thing looks like a straw and feels like a sewer line.
Removal of cancer6 weeks rest
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
March 2014-Fine needle bioposy. Upcoming: May 15, 2014 Bone Marrow Biopsy. May 29,2014 Full excision of lymph node in my neck.
7/29/10FNA of thyroid (not bad), 8/5/10Vacuum Assisted Core Needle Biopsy on breast mass(Ouch but better in 24 hours),8/18/10 mediport insertion(localized soreness),8/19/10 Bilateral Bone Marrow Biopsy(Ouch followed by days of sore)
Lymph Node biopsy 9-2010 pain in groin Mediport chest insertion 9-2010 Bone Marrow biopsy 10-2010
Midline laparotomy, axilar lumpectomy, splenectomy, lumpectomy right neck, ingroinal lumpectomy
Bone marrow biopsy 27th July, very uncomfortable but improved rapidly. CT guided needle biopsy 28th July, uncomfortable but minimal side effects. Laparotomy for surgical 'chunk' biopsies 6th August 2010 - recovery took several weeks, now have vertical scar down my midline which stops before my belly button - I have an exclamation mark!
Port placement May 2011 Bone marrow Biopsy May 2011
Removed 1 lymph node for biopsy, installed port in chest,bone marrow aspiration.To much cancer to operate.
sorry dont know all the terminology,here in the uk we are not as informed,by the doctors,lymph gland removed by surgery,just the normal side effects from minor sugery
Mediastinoscopy Port Placement
intestine resection due to lymph nodes tearing intestine and causing sepsis.
lymph node biopsy to my neck 25th May 2010. Apart from some discomfort, nothing. Sub-Pectoral lymph node biopsy and axillary nodes 6th September 2010.much more painfull as the other lump was in an awkward position.
perotid gland removed (May, 2007), relapse (April, 2011) lump removed from eye area
Had SO MANY SURGERIES. two to remove the lump on neck, one because the doctor suspected appendicitis, and two on the intestines, apparently still bleeding after the first, so have to reOPEN and reDO
December 16, 2010 removal of enlarged lymph node on the lower left side of my neck, just above the collar bone
Kidney Transplant, 3/17/2004 Tonsilectomy Stomach Lymph Node Removal
I've had a Hickman line, a Port and a Vascath- all done by surgery. I now have a purple pic line that works with ct contrast!
None that where too bad. A tonsillectomy to serve as a biopsy.
two sergical biopsys, breast lumpectomy
4/9/13 splenectomy - laparoscopic spleen removal surgery wasnt to bad, overnight stay recovery painful.. still in the healing healing process.
Lymph node biopsy.
Lymph Node Surgery Feb 15th 2011.
removal of lymph node for dx
Had a colon infection and had a colostomy bag for about 3 months.. Then got it reversed
Lymph node removed, no real side effects
Other than a port installation, I avoided surgery - I was scheduled fora THIRD biopsy (surgical) as it took them 1 whole month to diagnose me after 2 needle biopsies! I was spooked to get a port implanted, but it was the best thing I could do and made life much simpler during chemo. I wear my insert/removal scars as my badge of courage.
What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Lymph node biopsy and re-excision in May 2007, 2 days after coming home from Honeymoon
Nov.1997 -Re-excision Surgery, with scalp sweep and skin graft- 2cc down, 4" wide. Aug. 2010 -Re-excision Surgery between eyes on forehead. sz of pea
January 4/08, scrape biopsy, Jan.10 call from derm saying positive Melanoma, Stage 1A, Clarks II, had Wide excision on Jan.15/08, tumor on adrenal gland Feb/08
Dermatologist removed a 3 inch deep by 4×4 area on my shoulder. I have been very grateful.
Lung: Right lower lobe removed (Lobectomy).
Tissue and tumor removal on Feb 9th 2010, lymph node removal on April 16th
Skin excision and sentinal node biopsy, all negative.
had a very small mole removed on my cheek 2.5 years ago.One year later check up showed the bugger got away.Melanoma
So far only the mole removal.
Wide excision and sentinel node biopsy May 23, 2008
Dermatologist removed a 3 inch deep by 4 x 4 area on my shoulder. I have been very grateful.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
My husband has his C-4 removed, replaced and C-3, 4 and 5 fused March 16. Recently, he has 2 femoral angiograms to insert the radioactive beads.
Partial right nephrectomy 6/14/13
Radical nephrectomy April 2009.
Jan. 3.08 = removed left kidney and tumor -it had spread to lungs, brain and skull - it is clear cell and is responding to treatment
Radical Nephrectomy, left kidney with 32 lymph nodes on 7/21/11 Left lung nodule thermal ablation on 10/11/11
Surgery scheduled for March 31/14, laparoscopic full removal of the left kidney
Robotic partial nephrectomy July 2010.
Open partial right kidney removal March 10th, 2011. Recovery has been great but stint has migrated into my partial kidney and will be removed May 5th. Stint removal on May 31st, lots of cramping the day of and back pain. Glad it's out.
Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, radiofrequency ablation, and arterial embolization, 7/16/12, which included confirmation of diagnosis.
November 10,2010. Had the options of 1) Thermal/cryo ablation (probes that heat/freeze the mass) 2) Laproscopic Partial Nephrectomy 3) Robotic (Davinci) Partial Nephrectomy 4) open partial or full nephrectomy. I chose the Davinci and was very happy with the results.
Removal of kidney (radical nephrectomy), November 2007.
radical nephrectomy on Nov. 29, 2010
March 23 2010, 5 hours and hurt like hell, still going thu alot of changes in my stomach and tastebuds,
right nephrectomy--hand assisted laparoscopic 4/4/11. Recovery was fine.
Removal of left kidney; Feb 27, 2012; really really sore for 3 wks afterwards
Nephrectomy of the left kidney April 09. The tumor was only 3cm but involved 6.5cm including cortical swelling. Due to its location it destroyed the collective duct and the hole kidney had to be remove along with the adrenal gland. The normal side effects from a nephrectomy are present. An unexpected side effect is irretractable hiccups, for the past three years that still proceed. Due to my "stone former" status I have to follow the precautionary diet to prevent me from forming new kidney stones
Radical nephrectomy to remove my left kidney with thrombectomy as the cancer has spread thru the inferior vena cava just below the liver, was done on July 9, 2010. Woke up in the ICU with excruciating pain the staff gave morphine to ease it. Spent 7 days in the hospital and went back to work w/in 2 weeks. Doctors advised me to undergo chemo as they have not taken all of the tumor in the IVC.
June 26 will have a Da Vinci Robotic surgery to remove the tumor. Didn't realize that if they had to take the whole kidney they can just enlarget the hole and sqeeze it out. That helps as I am saving up leave and the recovery still would be short (~2 weeks).
Nephrectomy, 02/08/02: abdominal pain, spasms, polyneuropathy, GI issues; Surgical Hernia repair, 05/15/03; Lumpectomy, 11/05/07: pain, tenderness, hives
My cancer was encapsulated within the kidney therefor they removed the kidney, adrenal gland, and the gall bladder. I had a chest tube and was in ICU for several days.
da vinci (robotic) surgery 10/04/2012. Possibly have remove entire kidney due to scar tissue from a prior abdominal surgery.
Left Nephrectomy, nearby lymph nodes, part of rib, March 2nd 2011 44 Staples, 8 days in hospital, 6 weeks low activity 0 lifting
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Whipple Procedure performed January 19, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian. The cancer was staged at 2b, with positive margins and lymph nodes.
Bile duct stent placed in December, and reconstructed twice in April. Amniocentisis, April. Lots of pain in near the lungs. Bone marrow drawn, nothing was found, praise the Lord!
Distal Pancreatectomy July 29, 2011
Whipple, Nov 3014; chronic diarrhea, weight loss
Whipple Surgery he did remarkably well only pain from scar areas.
Exploratory surgery. Small port surgery. Whipple.
Whipple procedure on May 17, 2012. I can eat anything that I want but have the side effect of having to have a bowel movement after every meal.......sometimes diarrhea but always unformed. This has caused me to lose a total of 45 pounds since surgery. I have been able to maintain my weight at 145 now because I eat at least every 2 hours if not more often.
9/6/13 total tumor removal with clean margins, 7 of 21 tested lymph nodes positive
Whipple Surgery Nov 2007
Whipple performed immediatly following diagnosis. Weight loss, depression, pain, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting,overall weakness
Too early to know if surgery is option since cancer has metastasized.
surgery not an option
Had Whipple surgery done on 2/15
Gallbladder surgery that discovered the tumors, urethral stent implanted.No side effects.
Whipple, October 2008
Whipple, March 2008
Bile duct stent on 5/1/14
had the whipples operation in feb 2009 u go into having that operation knowing that u might not wake up it is like cutting u in half and ripping half ur insides out they took most of the pancrease out part of my stomach part of my bowel and my gall blader the fist 12 hours after that finds out if u are going to survive or not my blood pressure droped that much they couldnt even find it i have never gone through so much pain but the end result was worth it
Dad had a Whipple procedure on 2/15/10. The tumor was completely removed along with 12 lymph nodes (only one tested positive). His side effects have been pain, nausea, gas build up, bile build up and hiccups which caused him to start throwing up the bile so bad he had to go to the ER. Finally found the right combination of medication to get rid of all of the side effects.
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Hemiglossectomy - with rebuild from a forearm flap - a left neck dissection 40 nodes removed. One node positive with ECE. Tumor removed with clear margins. No pain though I had a trache, for 5 days - Very frustrating - mostly numbness, stiffness, in neck, stitches in mouth, and drooling like a dog! Surgery 2/4/2011 released 2/14/2011.
8/30/2012. Removed lump in gum, surrounding tissue and margins, scraped jawbone, reconstructed gum over jawbone using remaining gum and mucosa from beneath tongue. Rapid swelling ensued, ended up in ICU for 24 hrs.
I had part of the upper palate removed on June 12th, 2007 at UCLA by the Head and Neck surgeon Dr Abemayor, who told me " The body is a wonderful healing machine" and it is.
Radiacal neck dissesection and tonsilectomy
Partial neck disection with lymph node removal, may 2009.
Removal of tumor 3/8/2012. With lymph node dissection. Reconstructive Surgery, tracheotomy, feeding tube insert. 12 hour surgery. 9 days in hospital. Recoup for a month at home, then Radiation treatment
Modified radical neck dissection. This was a cake walk compared to the radiation.
3 inch incission to remove lump x 2. No side effects.
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
February 10, 2010 - Surgery went extremely well...removed all visible signs of cancer from diaphragm, liver, colon, as well as omentum and complete hysterectomy. Appendix came out as well (seems to be the protocol). My mother became very depressed and was given anti-depressants.
Laparoscopic and open surgery. Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy and total Hysterectomy, debulking and removal of Omentum. Well tolerated. Home on fourth morning.
4 major abdominal surgeries: permanent problems digesting
I've had 3 surgeries total. The 1st was laproscopic when they discovered I didn't have endometriosis, what they originally thought I had. That's when they discovered that the 2 huge tumors were either cancerous or pre-cancerous. On the 2nd surgery they removed the 2 tumors and managed to save my ovaries, but the patholgy sent to Johns Hopkins came back showing a 6 mm invasive carcinoma in my right ovary, and the left ovary had a micro-invasive tumor. On January 29th, 2007, I had a total ovarian hysterectomy.
April 7, 2010 - radical hysterectomy with lymph node and omentum removal. Ovarian cancer discovered in surgery. Surgery recovery was very easy for me.
total hysterectomy et al. 9/18/09
2/16/05 - Left Ovary, falopian tube, pelvic tissue, lymph nodes removed Side effects, horrible scar, numb skin. 9/24/08 - full hysterectomy
right ovary cyst dainage6-05 then removal along with a nodule left pelvic wall 8-05
Total Radical Hyterectomy/Tumor Debulking 11/17/10
Dec/05 optimal debulk at major center by great gyn-onc CA-125 =174 Stage 3c -Endometroid Adenocarcinomas
Surgery removing one ovary and tumar attached to it.
Total rad. hysterectomy, cytoreduction, colon resection 5/06 (menopause, bilateral hydronephrosis); cytoreduction, node removal, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, bowel resection, ileostomy (since reversed, thank god) 10/07; subcutaneous tumor removal 6/09 (ugly scars)
rt ovary and tube removal, just returing to work, I tought I was ready, but I got soo tired my first day back on Friday 3/29/2007, mabey with so much going on.
05/09/12 - Complete hysterectomy, omentectomy, bilateral saplingo-oophorectomy...everything gone, including 18lb tumor (otherwise known as "Jabba the Hutt"...was told that I would be in the hospital for 5-7 days...started walking as soon as the catheter was removed...off of the morphine pump the following day and took my 60 staples home on Day 3. I spent the next 2 weeks in the recliner and walking circles around the inside of the house. Sense of humor remained in place...I was afraid that they had removed that, as well. I did not have a lot of "pain"...to me it was discomfort and I managed it with prescription ibuprofen although I went home with plenty of Percocet and Vicodin. I did not like to use the narcotics, as they made my feel "stupid". I had my staples out (it was a breeze and yes, I did save them) on Day 13 and attended "chemo class" the next day. I learned that the "sweet" spot to start chemo is between 3-4 weeks after surgery so I became a woman with a mission...to get my port installed in time to start chemo as soon as possible.
10 inch incision on lower stomach. The doctors found a 22cm tumor surrounding my right ovary, removed it cleanly along with my appendix and right fallopian tube.
Had a complete hysterectomy on July 27, 2011. Side effects where minimal and came home in 4 days.
complete hysterctomy, instant menopause
I had a partial hysterectomy 2 years prior to finding out about the cancer. During the surgery they removed some of my peritoneum and omentem and both ovaries. All were found to be cancerous.
6/1/2011 - Removal of bilateral ovarian tumor , 10 inch scar from my lower abdomen up to my belly button 6/29/2011- placement of my port-o-catether
Surgery November 30, 2011 Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, omentectomy, lymph node and appendix removal. Staging. Left ovary cantalope sized (0ver 6" diameter} was wrapping around bowel. Right ovary golf ball sized. 5 Days in hospital.
June 21, 2010 successful surgery with no visual cancer remaining.
3/31/2014 Paracentesis for ascites in abdomen. Found Atypical cells in abdominal fluid. 2000ml drained. 4/04/2014 - Exploratory Laparotomy, Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, Bilateral Salpingo-oopherectomy, omentectomy, lymph node dissection, cancer staging. Found tumor in both ovaries. Left ovary and mass measured 9.0 x 7.5 x 2.0 cm. Right ovary and mass measured 10.5 x 7.5 x 5.1 cm. Nodules on my omentum, bladder, and paracolic gutter (area between the abdominal wall and the colon). All of these we're non-invasive implants.
October 2009--unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
September 19, 2011
7/15/10 - Total Thyroidectomy
Total Neck Thyroidectomy
Removal of 3 1/2 parathyroid glands and a mass located above the thyroid gland.
Surgery #1 July 1st 2011. Surgery #2 July 18th 2011.
Completed thyroidectomy on 2/24/10 was a breeze. Vocal chord damage.
Mastectomy May 2002.
8/20/10 total thyroidectomy, several lymph nodes + 1 parathyroid gland removed. discharged same day.
4/27/10: Fine needle biopsy of lump 6/04/10: Total thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy and removal of tumour on May 5th, 2010. Tumour the size of a nectarine and it spread to two lymph nodes on the right side.
SURGERY ON JUNE 13 2011, HAD PARALYZED VOCAL CHORD AFTER SURGERY WITH POSSIBLE CHRONIC VOICE HOARSENESS AND SOMETIMES VOICE LOSS.
Surgery on 01/10/2010 Removed most of thyroid. Left some on right.
Primary Tumor measured 4.4 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm I had Lymphovascular invasion with extranodal extension. On August 21 I had a 9 hour surgery: Total Thyroidectomy, Central Bilateral Neck Dissection and Left Modified Radical Neck Dissection, 63 lymph nodes removed and 9 were involved by the tumor on multiple lymph node neck levels including my shoulder. I also had 2 parathyroid glands removed. My staging is pT3, N1b, M0 August 21, 2013 (Pre-op) Tumor Marker : Thyroglobulin (Tg): 33.8 ng/ml Thyroid Antithyroglobulin Antibody (ATA): 1.8 January 19, 2013 (Post-op/Post-RAI treatment) Tumor Marker: Thyroglobulin (Tg): < .5 ng/ml Thyroid Antithyroglobulin Antibody (ATA): 1.0
Had my first surgery in May 2010 to remove a non-cancerous mass (which was found by accident). However during my followup appointment was informed the pathology report came back positive and had to have another surgery
Thyroidectomy in two steps - April 2011 Very uneventful - some vocal chord stunning but recovered completely. A true answer to prayer as she is a soprano! Left neck dissection June 2012 Right neck dissection March 2013
Diagnosis July 1, 2010...Remainder thyroidectomy and radical neck dissection July 20, 2010....
Surgery date was election day....November 6th 2012. I spent three nights at UCLA Medical Center.
Surgery on Nov. 23, 2013. Radical neck dissection and thyroidectomy. 64 lymph nodes removed.
February 28, 2014
Right Lobectomy Nov 3/08 - 6 cm tumour removed More surgery Nov 26/08 for the left side
Total Thyroidectomy, 07/06/2007 - 15 weeks pregnant
Excision of lymph node from right side of neck 7/21/2009; resultant pathology showed metastatic papillary carcinoma of thyroid in a lympht node. TT and right modified neck dissection 10/26/2009; multilple positive lymph nodes and primary tumor identified in right lobe of thyroid- papillary ca, follicular variant, only 4.5mm, and tiny .2mm met in left lobe of thyroid. Resulting side effect: hypocalcemia, hopefully temporary, requiring some iv infusions while in hospital, and continued p.o. supplements for now
Going to talk to the surgeons on Friday 23rd July 10
Hemithyroidectomy on January 3, 2011 revealed papillary carcinoma. Capsular invasion was noted on the pathology report as well as extension into the adiopse tissue. Also noted was cancer extension into the "inked margins" of the specimen. During the surgery, they also removed a 1cm parathyroid follicular adenoma. Second surgery to remove the remaining lobe scheduled for March 25.
April 2nd, 2010, complete thyroidectomy. Drops in calcium levels, extreme hot flashes, mingled with cold. Some throat soreness and raspiness.
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
2 surgeries to remove tumor and then intestine bypass
left neck lymph node removal in July of '09. This was for a biopsy to find the primary site.
The doctor wants to take my husbands stomach out, so right now he's been the alternative treatment.. He would like to try this for 6 months, before he has the surgery.
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Surgery took place at Albert Einstein 4-3-12. Able to get more than 90% out but prelim path report said stage 4 cancer
Craniotomy and resection on 12/1/2010
I have a piece of my skull missing and I have nerve damage which effects my left arm and hand.
My tumor is inoperable since it's in the middle of my thalmus. There had trouble just getting the biopsy.
july 18th removed tumor on right side of brain,Aug.18th in hospital for 5 days with allergic reaction to dilantin,Sept 20th restapled incision because it wasn't healing from her diabeties.
Surgery performed on 3/2/07 - full tumor was removed and biopsied. It came back maligant, GBM WHO Stage 4, which is terminal within a few months.
Craniatomy May 2011
Brain Surgery on August 22, 2010. Paralysis for 2 1/2 weeks afterward on left side of body. Minor memory problems. Fatigue. Lots of physical therapy to regain fine motor skills.
tumor resection. 90% removal. side effects: alive.....
Oct 06, left-frontal lobe. I had a lot of problems but the one I will shake my head about is: the doc shaved my head. Before going into surgery. he said he would only shave where he was cutting. When I woke up, I found he shaved half of my head. I had long hair! The major side effect is: I now have major headaches. I am in pain every single day! It is never ending. At night time, it is even worse.
After sugery I just had to keep the would clean. Very forgetful after surgery and was put on disablity after surgery.
Biopsy February 203
3 surgeries- right parietal lobe
Right fronto-parietal craniotomy and complete macroscopic excision of extra-axial tumour. 24/08/2012 The surgery was predicted to take all day but only lasted 3 hours and the surgeon was able to remove the whole tumour without causing any damage to my brain =)
spinal fluid re-routed in brain
Surgery: Craniotomy at Right Temporal Love for full tumour removal Date: October 21, 2010 Hospital Stay: 4 days Side Effects: Initially the pressure in my head was really bad but that was due to swelling of the brain from surgery and I was on steroids to control that. The steroids that I was on however gave me major hallucinations to the point that I tried escaping the hospital on one occassion. This of course was controlled by a dosage change when it was brought to the attention of my attending physicians. 4 months post surgery:I still get horrible headaches. I find that it hurts to lay back and put full pressure on my head at night and many mornings I wake up with headaches. I was informed that this is normal and will last for some time so really you just have to learn some coping techniques to get by. I sometimes still get what I call "skull pain" that feels like there is pressure around where the incision was but that again is normal. 6 months post surgery: I am no longer getting headaches and only get a pressure behind my right eye when the Barometric pressure changes.
1st craniotomy- 5 cm tumor- August 7, 2002- Anoplastic Astrocytoma- Grade 2/3 2nd craniotomy- 2 cm tumor- September 23, 2009- Glioblastoma- Grade 4
January 10th, 1996. Staten Island University Hospital
craniotomy on 1/30/09 with ability to speak better immediately but still needs lots of speech therapy.
Right sided Retromastoid craniotomy/ Excision of CP angle tomour done in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 7, 2009. Side Effects: Right facial palsy, right trigeminal dysfunction, and right hearing loss.
There were 2 options per the Neurosurgeon. 1) Do a craniotomy and try to get most of it out 2) biopsy / shunt. Because my Father is 80 yrs old, he was a high risk. We as a family opt for #2 then proceed with chemo/rad.
2 brain surgeries. mediport. spinal catheter. feeding tube. lung cath.
I was woke and had to talk and stay woke during the whole surgery. January 17,2010, 5 hours. weakness,less appetite,and fatigue.
Gross total resection on nov 29,2013- fatigue, shaved head on the right side
Biopsy - 11/22/11 - Surgical staple dropped into 3rd ventricle Came out of biopsy surgery with complete left sided paralysis.
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
kyphoplasty of L4 and L5, July 2010
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Removal of my entire colon except for about 2 inches worth that was re-attached to my anus and small intestine. Removal of 60 lymph nodes. Removal of appendix.
Dec 17th, 2004: removal of rectum/anus. Bowel removal. August,2008: spleen removal, coxyx removal, tumor removed from arm. November 14, 2011: lymph node removal.
Colon resection April 2004, Liver resection August 20009
I've had five colon surgeries and a hysterectomy in the last two years. I no longer have a large intestine and I look like I lost a cutlass battle with an angry pirate!
believed they removed cancer during colonoscopy
Hemicolectomy 17 Sept. '09 Loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, high heart rate, loss of energy, vomiting.
surgery dec 14, 2008
Resection surgery on September 17th.
Surgery for hemicolectomy begininning of Sept, 2011. Starting chemo (5-FU oxaliplatin and Avastin) begininning of Nov, 2011. Post surgery Mykol lost 20 kg (44 lb) due to complications of surgery and loss of appetite.
Surgery was on my birthday, 3/30/09. 10 inches of my colon (sigmoid area) was removed along with 56 lymph nodes, 10 which tested positive for cancer. Surgery was done laproscopically. Side effects were normal pain for incisions, nausea from pain medicine.
Just had a stent put in, no surgeries
I had my ascending colon removed on July 2nd 2013.
10 inches of colon removed - 17 lymph nodes - and appendix You think it's bad for a couple of weeks, then it passes - seems like it was rather easy now
My First surgery was 1/26/11 I had and appendectomy done, that's when I was diagnosed. I was in severe pain after the surgey. My second surgery was 4/28/11, I had the HIPEC surgery which was 12 hours long, again in severe pain.
Sister: Scheduled for colon resection and hysterectomy 4/20/12. M-i-l: Numerous paracentesis and filter for blood clots.
Inoperable, primary tumor lodged in pelvis
01/01/12 no side effects went well. Just can't keep food in my stomach too long
12" transverse colon resection (nov 07) IVC filter placed (jan 08)
colonoscopy 6/8/12 Liver biopsy 6/29/12
Nov - Dec 2010 Radiation / Chemo therapy - (Feb 2011 - Removed 1 foot of colon.) (June 2011 reversal of illeostomy) - Nov 2011 removal of chemo port
Have not had surgery yet. It is scheduled for October 7th. Going to remove the tumor and do a colostomy. I am not looking forward to either. I don't think I am going to like wearing a bag even if it is only temporary( I hope ).
Biliary drain placed May 27th, 2008, thats when the Dr. new it was cancer just not the type of cancer! Wish we never found that out.
Thorasic Surgery on April 13th, 2010. -Confirmed metastisis:( Rectal surgery was on May 11, 2010. reconnect of the rectum, reversal surgery tbd .... Port surgery June 2010
What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
resection surgery - didnt work blood clot moved
Liver resection of 13.5cm tumor 3/18/10 (I know it was huge... whats the saying.. go big or go home... I believe 2 or 3 lobes total on left side of liver removed. Unfortunately there are more that couldnt be resected out of the right side, which sucks!! No side effects from surgery, speedy recovery, released on 5th day, back to work after the weekend.
Liver Resection of complete left lobe 10/22/2009
They took the gallblader, it did have a blockage and did a resection of 65% of the liver.
Sloan resected a 16cm tumor from the left lobe. Went back to work after 4 weeks Lots of numbness
Partial liver resection of encapsulated left lobe tumor. Walking by day 3 and home by day 5 but had a bitch of a time with scar tissue issues for 2 years.
March 2010--Liver resection right upper lobe apex (top)---Felt like a cinder block had been stapled into my abdomen---took me a week to walk with a walker---one week hospitalization--home with help from family & friends---
THE DID A COMPLETE RESECTION OF THE TUMOR, MADDY WAS UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ALL THE WIRES BUT WITHIN A WEEK SHE WAS UP AND RUNNING
Removal of right lobe.
i will tell you
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
05/2010 ureter stents bilat. 02/2011 Colostomy
January 2014- surgery unsuccessful. Rumored had spread out of vagina. Per dr best way to treat now is with chemo and radiation.
2006 - stage 1B1: radical hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, lymph node removal. 2008 - laser vaporization. 2014 - diagnosis of recurrent metastatic cervical cancer.
Trachelectomy - Oct 10, 2014
Total Vaginal Radical Hysterectomy, kept one ovary, lymph node removal 9/2010
Robotic assisted radical trachelectomy, lymph node dissection, staging, bilateral ureteral stent placement & removal and cystoscopy (April 28th, 2011)
Da Vinci Robotic radical hysterectomy with lymph node dissection 11/10/10. Had a complication (my colon was STUCK) to my uterus due to adhesions, and they had to cut my colon and repair it. Turned into a 7 hour surgery, and the result is that I cam home with a catheter and a small drain for 13 days
I did 6 wks chemo and five weeks radiation. I had to do radiation every weekday for five weeks. I did chemo five times, it was every Monday for three hours. I would not do the port they put in your chest, I took and Iv in the arm. They gave me two bags saline solution, one bag steroid and one bag of the chemo drug cisplatin.
Not an option......
not an option...
2/24/09 Radical hysterectomy/lymph node dissection 4/27/09 Mediastinoscopy (small surgery to do a biopsy in the lung area to make sure cancer had not spread to those lymph nodes) 6/03/09 Powerport port-a-cath placement
Nov 3rd 2011 scheduled
leep procedure, no major side effects just discomfort, back to normal after a day.
not an option
I'm not sure what all they will do during surgery yet. My pre op appointment is next week to discuss what all it will include. All I know is they're just going to cut off part of my cervix. 4/30/13
A pelvic exenteration was attempted January 31. 2013. It was aborted due to the spreading of the cancer. Surgeons removed the uterus and 95% of the visible cancer instead.
I had a D&C at the end of May 2008. They biopsied the tissue that they removed and found the cancer. They failed to find the grapefruit size tumor in my cervix. I had surgery 6/14/08 where they put my powerport in my chest. I had surgery August 8th 2008. This surgery was terrible. They inserted 3 radioactive implants into my cervix and stuffed me full of padding, and a cathader and stiched me up. I layed in the hospital for 4 days on a morphine pump. I think the most painful thing was when my doctor came the day of discharge and removed the 8 inch metal rods, packing,stiches, and catheder. The next day at home I developed thrush which I had for 3 days.
So far just a port in to chest
Colposcopy on Dec 5. Large biopsy of Cervix via LEEP Procedure January 29. Results came back positive for Cancer on February 12, 2013.
Colposocopy May 2009, LEEP June 2009: Extremely painful getting the painkiller shots (aparently I have a sensitive cervix). The recouperation was fine but I asked for pain meds and that helped sleep it off. Just a suggestion. Cone Biopsy July 2009: Opted to 'go under' this time and it went fine. If you have good insurance and are considering it I reccomend it. I woke up, went home, slept a lot and was back to normal within a couple days.
Biopsy of cervix and polyp
complete vaginal hysterectomy
Surgery was not an option
Radical Trachlectomy May 18, 2011 with lymphnode disection April 4th D&C, with Cone bx
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Total laryngectomy, thyroid removal.
06/24/2004 Mucoepidermal carsanoma Infections
Biopsy- October 12, 2011- no side effects, was a breeze.
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
spleenectomy - 12/2008 had a hard time healing
Hickman Line 1-18th May 2012 Hickman Line 2-21 august 2012
CVL/port, successful allograft of radius, a few other minor surgeries here and there.
just hickman line
picc line hickman line
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Neck Biopsy: 18 Jun 2010: none I/O: 15 Jul 2010: ?
radical orchiectomy; right side, pain for 3 days, soreness for 2 weeks
Husband had his surgery July 2005. My son had his surgery 7th Sept 2009. No side effects
July 23, 2014, right radical orchiectomy : pain & soreness
Inguinal orchiectomy, November 4, 2010
Orchiectomy - 11th Oct 2012
03 march 2002 i was put under and had my left testicle removed.i had a prosthesis put in its place.mentally i was a mess but physically i felt fine was allowed home after 1 day but had to return to the hospital for a whole 5 days after for various tests.
Inguinal Orchientomy Dec 2002: like having wisdom teeth removed, except it was one of my balls. Retropertinteal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND) Jan 2003: Rough stuff. Digestive system took several months to get back to normal. Made worse by taking hydocodone (Vicodin) without adequate food. Eight years later I am in the best shape of my life.
First surgery was in 7/08 for orchiectomy,that wasnt to bad..my second was lymphadenectomy on 4/09 this one left me with a nice zipper like scar down my stomch.more to come...
11/12/2013 Inguinal Orchiectomy (removal of the right testis) 11/12/2013 Port put in upper left chest for Chemo treatment...
Orchiectomy, RPLLND June 08' Loss of Right Kidney, hospilized for most of June and July. Abdomon fulid build up, TPN, high heart rate (150 resting)
Orchiectomy on Feb. 3 2009, pain and swelling. Retroperitineal Lymph Node Disection still pending.
What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
December 9th, 2008. Resection of tumor (8.5 cm) along with 31cm of small intestine. Nine days in the hospital to recover from surgery. Second diagnosis: February 4th of 2011. Pain in shoulder and abdomen. CT showed GIST had returned in my pelvic area and had metastasized on my liver and peritoneal wall. I have been on Gleevec ever since.
What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
removal of primary mid-gut with appendix removal and loss of ileocecal valve. 10/24/13. Recovered
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Bone Marrow Biopsies depending upon what my blood work reflects on how often I now get BMB.2005 Vertioblasty performed when I received a double compression fx. of T-7 & T-8 from biopsy. Nose reconstructive & internal reduction 3/2010 after a fall where I fx. my nose, surgery 10/13 to graft and reconstruct L leg from laptop burn & biopsy lump Dr. W found, benign results
What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Surgery to remove a tumor in neck. Second surgery in same place a week later due to my neck swelling.
PICC Line & Hickman Line placement.
My only surgeries other than the lymph node biopsy I had - were all for ports to be placed. I've had 3 total. One through my entire first treatment, and so far 2 for this time around. My first port was placed fine, except that I got a collapsed lung from where the surgeon cut my lung on accident. 2nd port just always gave us trouble, and kept getting stuck until one day it just quit working. Would flush, nothing. Had to be replaced. 3rd port - it works great but the Dr had such a hard time getting it in that a lot of blood went down around my lung causing me a lot of pain for about a month every time I took a breath. We actually had to stop treatment for a month until this went away.
port a cath x 2 bma (cant remember how often)
I received lumbar punctures (spinal taps) weekly for about 12 weeks. Headaches were common.
A few days after xray, I was admitted for a biopsy of the mediastinal tumour in my chest and a bonemarrow biopsy. 2 days later we met with my haematologist, Dr Du Toit, at Constantiberg Medi Clinic.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
anal excision Oct. 5, 2009, no side effects other than minor discomfort
removal of tumor 9/13/2010, originally told precancerous-3 biospies done, a week after surgery told cancer cells found
10/5/2010 Intra-anal excision to remove tumor. Lot's of people talk about "minimal discomfort" from this surgery. I have to say that was not the case for me. I had lots of swelling, bleeding and pain - internal and external. In addition to internal tumor excision, I also had stitches in my rectum. After two weeks bowels movements just bearable - even with pain medicine every four hours.
1st surgery 2 years ago non cancerous, 2nd last year noncancerous. now 8-11 anal cancer. pet scan sched for 8-17
1/22/10: Outpatient surgery biopsy of anal canal and diagnosis; 2/4/10: Outpatient surgery colonoscopy; 2/5/10: Outpatient surgery place Medport; 2/9/10: Transvaginal CT scan of pelvis; 2/26/10: Primary - blood work, antibiotics, vitamin levels; 4/15/10: Surgeon followup; 4/26/10: Gastro followup; 6/1/10: Ultrasound with contrast of pelvis; 6/16/10: Outpatient surgery Ultrasound with contrast of pelvis; 7/16/10: Gynocology consult at Primary concerning possible perforation; 7/21/10: Venogram of Medport blockage; 8/4/10: CT scan with contrast of pelvis; 8/6/10: Outpatient surgery biopsy of anal canal; 8/26/10: Surgeon followup - NED.
2/09/10 port surgically implanted in chest
Colonoscopsy March 2011 no side effects Liver Biopsey March 2011 Still bruised and slightly sore Portacath April 11, 2011 This HURTS!!! hopefully will be better next week.
No surgery at this time.
Removal of tumor on July 2, 2014. Mediport placed on August 20, 2014.
Colonoscopy, anal leason surgery July 2011.
Excision of the tumor only; 1/15/2014; none
On Oct. 17th I had a lesion removed from my anus and my doc and I were hoping it was CIS. He just called to say it is invasive and I need chemo and radiation. Don't know about a stage or grade yet, so, this is new territory for me. I am curious about clinical trials. And I wonder what the prognosis is if I get no treatment....
RUL segmentectomy for nodule & lung lymphadenectomies 8/20/14; bil (2) inguinal node lymphadenectomies (negative for ca)) 1/2014; rt. inguinal node biopsy 7/2014 (negative for ca). No serious SEs; seroma & spinal headache 1/2014.
3/21/2012 APR surgery/colostomy. Long slow recovery but happy to be rid of tumor pain.
Colonoscopy 3/13 squamous cell carcinoma in situ, cannot rule out invasive, anascopy and biopsy 7/17/13 UCSF, squamous cell carcinoma invasive stage 1, power port implanted 8/28/13. Previously 2011 had spinal fusion at UCSF for scoliosis.
colostomy, stint in kidney with drain
local excision 10/27/11. Knew it would be bad but it was worse than I expected. Surgeon did not get a clean margin.
Porta Cath inserted.....soreness for about 10 days
2011 bilateral thoracotamy to remove benign lung nodules
No surgery as cancer was Stage 1.
July and October 2012. Many infections including VRE, C. difficile ,sepsis ((from candida) weight loss of 30 lbs, semi-vegetative state, hematuria, more surgeries to lysis infections, adhesions. Near death before transfer out of Yale Hospital and moved to Lenox Hill Hospital where my life was saved.
1993 excision of tumor with clear margins. Several biopsies and surgeries for anal ulcers due to scar tissue. Recurrance of orig. tumor excised in 2008 and analplasty to repair rectum. Stage 2 without clear margins. Side effects were a period of incontinence and continued pain with bowel movements
What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Sept 2011-Laser Jan 3, 2012
What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
VATS (Visual assisted thoracic surgery) Cancer was discovered, recovery was harder than I expected, more painful emotionally than physically. March 2010
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Total knee and partial femur replacement
2001 resection of vertebre involved and rods inserted
July 17, 2008 was my surgery. By that time my tumor had shrunk to the size of a softball. My surgery was 15hrs I recieved 14 pints of blood. I had a donor pelvic bone put in and a total hip replacement. I have alot of pain and a limp to go with it but I still have my leg. For now.
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
My lymph node was removed on October 29th, 1213.
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Mid July ?
Biopsy - stitches irritated my eye. Radiotherapy plaque insertion and removal - same as above!
First sugery Aug 08 removal of tumor, second surgery Jan 10 patch placed over incision of first surgery due to leakage of incision
Radioactive plaque sewn onto eyeball and left to work for a few days. Removed and allowed home. Less than a week total treatment 09/09 Depth perception lost during recovery, not so bad now. Need glasses but otherwise eyesight good, bit of a delay in focussing, bit disorientating but getting used to it.
Plaque therapy for 5 days. Feb 16-22nd, 2009. Loss of vision, detached retina.
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
May 30th, 2011. Ron underwent a 20 hour surgery with 6 surgeons. Incredible really, they did what others said could not be done. He had a Cranial Facial resection, including a free flap on the eye, Neck Dissection, removal of the eye and orbit and small portions of bone. They also removed a very minute amount of tissue from the left lobe of his brain. Skin graft to the arm and leg...
Outpatient removal of 2 cm flat lesion from nasopharnyx.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
split mandibular resection with a radial forearm flap
April 19, 2012 surgery was performed to remove the cancer because the MRI results showed the cancer millimeters from spreading to my brain. An incision was made from the bridge of my nose and down the side curving underneath my nosteral. Once opened the doctor scraped the cancer that was heading toward my eye and believes he removed all of the cancer. SIDE AFFECTS: My face is still slightly numb and as the numbness wears off it feels like someone keeps banging my nose painfully making my eyes water. My nose is still discharging blood and mucus that feels like a rock once removed.
90% of nose removed 3/19/12, bilateral neck dissection 8/20/12
june 2003 radical neck surgery to remove bump on left side of neck
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
February 27, 2007 Hysterectomy, salpingo-ophorectomy, cervix and six lymph nodes. September 25,2008 Removal of three tumors in the abdomen. Two attached to sigmoid colon resulting in a colostomy. One attached to abdomen wall and the omentum.
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Omendectomy to remove some larger tumors that were attached to it worst operation to date, 6 weeks to recover, stomach shape is crazy!
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Appendectomy 10/31/09 Right hemicolectomy 11/29/09
appendectomy 12/27/07 right hemicolectomy 2/08/08 lymph node removal 2/08/08
First surgery was 7/2/2012, a right-hemicolectomy where they removed part of my small intestines and appendix. I had 10 tumors in my small intestines and my appendix was completely tumor. 11 of 13 lymph nodes were also positive for cancer. I had "multiple" liver tumors ranging in size from a few mm to 4 cm. I had liver cytoreduction sugery Feb. 21, 2013. While we new this was not curative, it could give me extra time as Carcinoid/NET cancer is usually slow-growing. The surgeon removed about 7 tumors but I still have "multiple" lesions ranging from a few mm to 1.2 cm. I have been stable since surgery with no growth and no new visible tumors.
lumpectomy94 mastectomy 94 (C-section I was pregnant when diagnosed. reconstruction Dec94 (flap) hysterectomy 2007 Oh Nov 94 skin cancer cells removed from face pain swelling emotional rollercoaster
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Cancer was at the esophageal-gastric junction and brought on by Barrett's Esophagus. Had 2/3 to 3/4 of the esophagus removed as well as the upper portion of the stomach, then had the remainder of the stomach pulled up into the chest and reattached to the remaining portion of the esophagus.
Removal of esophagus and part of stomach.....12/03/2013
To start chemo and radiation Monday. 12/25/07
esophagectomy, June06. Removed esophagus and half of stomach leaving me with a stomaphagus.Lost 50 pounds. Permanent (so far) damage to pancreas.
Had chemo and radiation to shrink the esophageal tumor. It was very large. Had an esophagectomy and stomach pull-up 10-07. Had 4 craniotomies with tumor exicision of the brain. But, I am still here.
Transhiatal esophagectomy with gastric pull-up, May 2008. Complications included bilateral lung collapse and paralyzed recurrent laryngeal nerve and loss of voice which required a procedure to help temporarily. He regained use of the vocal cord. Underwent paratracheal mass resection in August 2009.
Endoscopy on November 26th. Nausea from anesthesia. Sore throat from procedure. Sofe diet for 5 days.
9/23/11 took out esophgus and strech stomach to top of throat
Esophagus Removal 2003.... Neck tumor removed with some neck mussels removed ...
hopefull surgery will be sometime in april
gastroesophagectomy removal of 60% of esophagus and 30% of stomach
No surgery yet. Undergoing radiation and chemo at this time, then 'possible' surgery at a later time if the tuma is shrunk.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
2/20/12 Tonsillectomy confirmed SCC, primary tumor 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.6cm. Surgeon is comfortable with margin taken and is convinced he got the entirety of the primary. Already met with Oncology dentist. My teeth are fine and nothing has to go.
- not there yet -
biopsy of left tonsil and lymph node
3 Biopsies w/ Triscope- Feb 10th, 2012. G-Tube placed- March 3rd, 2012, 12 Teeth extracted. Only side effects were pain and some nausea.
Removed tonsils and Lymph nodes
Tonsillectomy with attached tumor and 32 lymph nodes removed.
No surgery, chemo 9 weeks prior to radiation and chem.
March 10, 2011 surgery to remove tongue cancer. February 2, 2012 tumor and lymph node removal (radical neck dissection). March 8, 2012 (complete tooth/teeth extractions).
Tonsillectomy with neck dissection Oct. 26, 2009 Rare complication of Chyllous leakage. Second surgery to repair leak Nov. 13, 2009
Modified Neck dissection and bilateral tonsillectomy on February 5. Three full weeks to recover. Still have scar tissue, shoulder pain but no lasting effects.
Left tonsil removed on 10/12/11
still to come
tonsil and lymph nodes removed
Diagnosed in August 2011, T&A and uvulectomy, excision and biopsies, 9 places, 6 were positive, FNA neck node, PEG 01-2012, 28 teeth removed prior to radiation
8/10/12 Biopsy right neck excision, carcinoma in 3/4 lymph nodes. poorly differentiated cells. ECE + 10/10/12 TORS robotic surgery, right tonsillectomy/limited pharyngectomy/right hemiglossectomy. 11/2/12, selective neck dissection removal of 37 LN, no carcinoma seen. 11/16/12, TORS surgery, right radical tonsillectomy, base of tongue resection and limited pharyngectomy.
Tonsillectomy April 2012 PEG tube fitted April 2012
June 25, 2009 ~ radical Tonsilectomy and Removed the tumor. Side effects were a really sore throat and not being able to exhale out of my nose. I will be having surgery on Friday August 7th, 2009 to remove lymph nodes from my neck
Tonsillectomy - 11/14/11 - extreme sore throat, difficulty swallowing. Partial neck dissection 4/4/12 - removed cancerous lymph node (there were no remaining active cancer cells) and surrounding lymph nodes (all clean).
Tonsils removed 6/4/09. Didn't expect cancer.
Robotic tonsilectomy R and R lateral neck dissection.
Husband found lump on neck 11/08. Jerked around by ENT surgeon for 6mths. 6/29/09 lump,diagnosed as a branchial cleft cyst, was removed. The cyst was actually a lymph node and they removed a 2nd cyst Still has 2x3cm tumor on base of tongue.
This was in June. After healing from the Ablation, I visited my ENT and he scheduled for a PET scan which came out suspicious. Next the Biopsy which he removed 85% of my right tonsil and tumor, but could not get it all. Narrow throat opening. The Path on the Biopsy indicated SCC Stage II. The ENT felt it was Stage I, but treated as Stage II. THere were no lymph nodes involved and was lateralized to the right side tonsil. Felt it did not involve the base of tongue. I felt some sore throat after the partial tonsil and tumor removal that lasted 3-weeks. No real bad pain and I healed well.
May 31 2011 Robotic Tonsil Surgery,Pain Killer gave me night sweats & nightmares, Had to sleep upright in reclining chair
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
VATS procedure 7-09
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
09/14/09 total abdominal hysterectomy with lymph nodes also removed
Jan.31, 2011 Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy - non-laproscopic - vertical incision
Complete laproscopic hysterectomy on 3/15/11. No noticable side effects yet.
Hysterectomy was not possible. June 2010 bowel obstruction - colostomy
May 17, 2011. Davinici robotic complete hysterectomy (ovaries, tubes, cervix, uterus). I recovered very quickly from surgery and had very little pain. Was in the hospital only 1 day and returned to most normal activity (except bending & lifting) in 2 weeks.
October 7, 2011--Other than short-term digestive issues, recovered swiftly.
Radical hysterectomy on August 6, 2012. Hot Flashes began 2 weeks later.
attempted hyster in oct-- endometriosis too involved too risky tocomplete -- closed and hoped other options would work
6/24/09 ROBOTIC HYSTORECTOMY not too bad..pain pills take away pain i was up and walking in 24 hours ..was told 4 days after bladder was nicked and that was more of a problem than anything else..HEALED IN 28 DAYS bowels were working in 4 days...some gas and discomfort before a movement but livable EXACTLY 5 WEEKS LATER I FELT PERFECT...
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy, and lymph node removal were performed for the endometrial cancer on Dec 5, 2013. Effects: pain, nausea, unable to void without catheterization, night sweats Subtotal Colectomy with Ileorectal Anastamoses (with temporary ileostomy) Dec 27, 2013 for the colon cancer (separate primary cancer)
Hysterectomy on July 1, 2010.
Surgery was excellent no side effects and minimal scar
Complete hystrectomy on 12/3/2010 with removal of 11 lymph nodes Vaginal cuff recurrence 3/2011-metastatic endometrial adenocarcinoma
Complete hysterectomy, July 17, 2005. I had a blood clot that travelled. Also still have a hernia from the surgery. Not to mention a very large scar on my abdomin.
Hysterectomy is not an option Emergency surgery bowel obstruction - colostomy 02.05.2011 Ureterstent 02.21.2011
laproscopy complete hysterectomy
Hysterectomy - Nov 2, 2011 - The side effects have just been the typical healing process.
Total hysterectomy June 13, 2009
Hysterectomy 3/25/10 - no suspicion of cancer; pathology report showed tumors in uterus and ovary; Staging Surgery 5/17/10 - more cancer found in cervix and fatty tissue
I will receive Hysterectomy after Chemo is complete
25 June 2014 - Sore and tired afterwards, but relieved it was over
Robotic only 5 small holes. Removed uterus, ovaries, tubes, cervix, 5 funky looking lymph nodes (1 had small amount of cancer), upper part of vagina. Done May 2011
Hysterectomy, lymph node removal
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Shoulder Replacement Right Lung Wedge Resection
first surgery in 2008...removed lime sized tumor from sinus...destroyed sinus bone structure..inserted prophylactic..second surger y 2009...removed tumors...third surgery 2011...removed tumors, facial reconsctruction
Surgery to remove tumor on 10/17/14
Still to be determined.
Had surgery to remove the tumor from his calf on September 8, 2010. Surgery was successful with clean margins, but given the grade of his tumor, the doctors at Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) felt it was imperative to enroll him in the Children's Oncology Group clinical trial, which gave a specific protocol treatment.
Bone marrow biopsy and a biopsy of the tumor in my chest
I am inoperable due to the 30 pound tumor is on my spine connects to my ribs and is 3 inches from my left lung. it would be too risky so i have currently been on 10 different chemotherapy drugs in the past 4 years so far no luck. hopefully soon there will be. it is an advanced sarcoma, but im keeping in the fight. this is the 2nd time if id cancer. at 18 i had a full colectomy on 9/13/05, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I was given a temporary illeostomy until my small intestine was long enough to reach my rectum and a J-Pouch was able to be formed. The surgery for me lasted 9 hours. I was given anastesia. Originally, it was supposed to be a laporascopic surgery but the doctor was unable to perform the surgery in that matter. An incision was made right under my breast bone all the way down to right above my vaginal area. When the incision was stapled I had a total of 56 staples. After surgery, it was very hard to sit up and get out of bed. I spent a total of 8 days in the hospital and was given plenty of pain medication. The doctors and nurses were excellent and really did the best they could to help me recover and keep me as comfortable as possible. I was not used to having an illeostomy bag with a stoma, but as the time went by I adjusted and knew it was not going to be permanent. Most of all, I knew it saved my life. My colon had over 600 polyps on it by the time I was 18, ranging from tiny to big and they were indeed cancerous. I waited four years to have surgery due to the colon not being fully grown when I was 14. After the colon was removed, I did not undergo chemotherapy because my doctor felt all the cancer was gone. Tests were done and it was confirmed, I was cancer free!
June 2012: Full tumor resection with clear, negative margins from the right parapharynx
May 2010 - Initial surgery; Aug 2010 - re-resectional surgery Aug 2010 - Limb sparing surgery or limb-salvage surgery.
August 26, 2010 - Reinforcement rod placed in left femur
January 2008 - Major reconstructive spinal surgery on L3 with removal of lower left rib and 2 rods screwed along spine; November 2011 - Partial tumor removal and nail and Rod inserted on left femur. December 2011 - partial resection of tumor from L4
Resection by a certified Orthopedic Oncologist, Dr. Earl W. Brien. Amazing doctor and friend!
Removed the tumor in October 2010. Removed everything they could see or touch. He has been NED ever since.
On December 30 1999 the surgeon took out a large tumor from Nicole's left forearm and after a biopsy diagnosed her with Rhabdomayosarcoma, a rare, juvenile cancer that strikes one in a million children, mostly boys under 10.
Limb sparing surgery Feb 2010. The tumour was cut out of my thigh with clear margins. I didnt need an amputation.
October 4, 1974 was when my world changed forever. I was 16 years old and had radical neck surgery, removal of half the lower jaw - the odds of survival were razor thin...
December 16, 2011 ... I had day surgery to have my lump removed, the surgery went well, other than some internal bleeding in the area that ended up being fine. I healed well.
Spinal Tumor removed in Fall of 2009. Two surgeries at the Mayo Clinic
I had my surgery February 7, 2011 and I didn't have any side effects from it. They tried to take the tumor out laparoscopically but the size of the tumor didn't allow for that and they have to give me a bikini cut
Unable to be removed as of now. Incureable
TAH/BSO, also removed free floating blob of cancer circling my uterus, cancer spots on colon and bladder. Side effects of surgery and post op meds was major constipation and fatigue.
Unable to have any surgery due to where tumor is locates and the size - not able to get clear margins unless they chopped off my whole left leg and up above my hip, which they did not do. I did have minor surgery in Jan 2009 to insert Port a Cath, nag again in Dec 2009 to remove the Port.
2 surgeries . Last one - took out my scapula and now have limited range of motion with my arm .
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
parotidectomy, July 2012. Half of face initially numb and swollen. Ear bright red and hugely swollen. Face feels like after dental work with Novocaine -- numb and useless. Jaw muscles tight and inflexible. Pain in chewing (First Bite Syndrome). Eye blurry -- possibly due to face tugging down. Swollen neck and face with no sensation. Skin feels like sandpaper. Tinnitus bad after initial difficulty hearing at all. Throat burned and taste affected. Exhausted. Exhausted. Digestive problems -- possibly from antibiotics post-op.
What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Glossectomy and Modified Radical Neck Dissection on 30/10/12
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Feb 2009, Feb 2010 and future July, 2010
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
May 6,2010 Mohs surgery to remove large Basal Cell Cancer from top of nose. Closure done by another doctor (ENT) under general anesthesia...bilobed flaps. Cheek tissue pulled up to perform closure.
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Scar tissue from radiation.
2003 - Transoral Laser Micro-Surgery - minimal side effects 2006 - Photodynamic Therapy (tumor ablation) - extremely painful as necrotic tissue subsequently epelled from throat 2008 - Open neck ressection - swallowing/speaking issues 2009 - Open neck ressection - continued swallowing/speaking issues
2/3 of right lung removed
I had to have an Embolisation first, which unfortunately took alot longer than what they thought, as the tumor was so big and had a major blood supply going to it. My operation was held on my 30th birthday, so unfortunately it will be a birthday I will always remember for the wrong reasons. My operation took 12 hours, and I was kept asleep for a further 12. When I woke up, I was told that they had to leave part of the tumor in due to side effects it may cause if taken out. I was and still am unable to swallow so at first I had a feeding tube running down through my nose, then after a week I had a peg fitted. I have been told that there is a possibility I may never swallow again, and I am finding this so hard to come to terms with.
Feb 7, 2010 Tonsillectomy
Radical removal of tissue in my neck, head, and chest including the removal of part of my tongue. Other than 24/7 pain in my left trapezoid muscle and a reduction in the mobility of my left arm I've had no other long term problems with side effects from the surgery.
Tonsilectomy,, Oct. 13, 2011 Lost 15 plus lbs, hard to eat, swallow and very hard to get fluids down... As you get older a very tough time.
June 9, 2009 I had to have my voice box,vocal cords and 1/2 of my thyroid removed ... leaving me as a "total Laryngectomy".
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Lucky, just tonsils and lymph node removed - no problems.
13 Nov 2012, extremely sore throat for one month, lost taste temporarily, raspy voice.
Tumor on left side of my tongue towards the back was finally removed March,15,2010.. I was set for treatment when the Dr's found another tumor in my neck. I was sent to the Big Dogs in Boston,Ma and they decided that was also another tumor on the left side of the tongue as well as a tumor in the neck attached to the caroited artery. So on June 18th,2010 I had surgery to removed the tumor in my neck, the second tumor on my tongue and also had a radical neck disection.
Cyst removal on 7/2/12, PET scan on 7/16/12. Tonsillectomy on 7/24/12 because ENT thought that was the site of the primary, biopsy of throat, nasal passage, and base of tongue. Base of tongue on left side shows positive.
Laryngectomy to remove 5 lymph nodes on right side of her neck. A tracheodomy since she had difficulty breathing from the tumor that was growing in her neck. Plus a feeding tube
Surgery to remove cancer on March 10, 2011
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
complete removal of nose
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
In October of 2006 I was diagnosed with Tongue Cancer had a partial tongue removal and radiation to my face and neck. Was cancer free for 5 years. In March of 2013 I was diagnosed with my second cancer Jaw Cancer. On April 25, 2013 I had a 15 hour surgery were they removed the fibula bone from my leg and replace my jaw with it. They also did a skin graft from the same leg and did the inside of my check. Also they removed my lymph nodes. I am now doing Hyper Baric Chamber treatments so that I can have surgery to have all my teeth out due to the radiation I had in 2007.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
No surgery, just chest biopsy of my mediastinum.
Lymphnode biopsy Bone marrow biopsy
Oct. 18, 2010- medi-port
amount of air i could take in and cardio
Lymph node removal, port in and port out - typical outpatient surgery effects
Traciodomy- collapsed lung
To be diagnosed, I had a lymph node on the side of my neck removed to be tested in late October, 2008. That was what confirmed the diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma. I also had a (purple power) port placed in November then removed in July of 2009 after the treatments ended.
lump removed on right side of neck 08/15/11
6/7/2012 Had needle biopsy done on R supraclavicular node 6/15/2012 Dr informed me I had Cancer~ Hodgkin's lymphoma 6/21/2012 Had R supraclavicular node removed & sent to Mayo clinic.
Lymph node biopsy Bone marrow biopsy--would have rather had another baby...at least you can opt for an epidural. Mediport placement
CT Biopsy (March 2008) inconclusive, Biopsy of the sacrum (April 2008), Port inserted (June 2008), Port extracted (July 2010).
i had lypmnodes removed removed on my neck and under my right arm January 29th, 2011. Positive for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. And March 29th, I had the port for the chemotherapy put in.
Removal of one axillary lymph node on May 17, 2010, for biopsy.
Biopsy of smaller lump in my neck.
Port-a-carth 3 months ago
Lymphectomy, 10/3/13, pain was the only side effect
Mediastinoscopy, Jan. 30, 2009; Port-A-Cath implanted Feb. 9, 2009.
Lymph node removal Bone marrow biopsy Portacath
bronchotomy in June 2010: tenderness near incision and scar.
Lymph node extraction (left armpit); 07/22/2014
Lymph Node Biopsy
I have had five different surgery's, for four different cancer issues. Complete exploratory, splenectomy,(little side effects). Five inches of rib was taken right above left breast. Hysterectomy - very slow recovery because of infection. Brain surgery because of ruptured tumor. Honestly the worse thing yet. I as well had both parathyroids and Thyroid glands removed with five accompanied tumors that were attached to them. Sheesh...when u write it all out like that, it makes me wonder why in the heck I am still here? I am still suffering side effects. We cannot get the meds. leveled out. I have been known to get up, sit down for a bite of breakfast and wake up three hours later with toast still in my mouth and hand. Very sleepy! But alive!!!
Hodgekin's - 1975,1976 removal of tumors, spleenectomy, liver resection. Uterine - 2005 hysterectomy, oophorectomy. Thyroid - 2007 thyroidectomy with parathyroids. Stent placement for aortic dissection - 2010. Skin - continuing Moh's.
Right cervical lymphnode excisional biopsy 9/23/2010 PowerPort placement 11/22/2010
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Planning on stem cell transplant
March 2010 - after my first round of chemo I had to have my gallblader removed - had to wait for my blood counts to recover first.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Dec 7, 2011. Surgery to implant titanium chemo pump that delivers chemo directly to the liver. NO Side Effects!
Whipple Procedure scheduled for March 16, 2012
Surgery is to remove bile duct, 70% of the liver and some lymph nodes in the surrounding area. Small intestine is to also be use to reconstruct bile duct. Surgery on May 8, 2012
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
lost both hips due to medications
What Neuroblastoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Removed kidney and tumor February 1998
What Appendecial Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
12/2 - Debulking surgery and original diagnosis - hysterectomy, appendectomy, right hemicolectomy 04/23 - Debulking and HIPEC surgery (removal of spleen, remainder of the omentum, tumors on diapragm and a couple of dozen other tumors that grew from 12/2 to the time of surgery.
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