What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Lymph node removal in leg
Rt. Tonsillectomy and Rt. neck dissection done on 8-10-09
lymph node biopsy 3/22/10 medi-port put in 4/2/10 bone marrow biopsy 4/9/10
Cancer debulking with all the works...
Completed thyroidectomy on 2/24/10 was a breeze. Vocal chord damage.
Biopsy showed cancer right soft palate. Radical Neck Dissection 06/07/2010. Extreme pain. 2 of the 32 Lymphnodes show cancer and 1 lympnode show cancer broke out of the lymphnode. Biopsy of the sternum 01/2011.
2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
Lumpectomy removal one centinal node not positive
October 23rd 2009 - Colorectal specialist thought it was a fatty tumor. With none of the removal being within margins.
Feb. 18 had omentectomy which had 8 tumors within it. Long incision, worst to date surery I've had, difficult getting back to normal. Hard to walk, stand for long periods of time, took 6 weeks at home before going back to work
5/10/2010: tumor removal at rectum, resection of ureter and new connection to kidney (cancer wrapped around ureter),full hysterectomy, temp ileostomy (9 hr surgery!) 1/2011 Ostomy reversal
Lumpectomy with 2 lymph nodes removed. 4-14-2009. Caused menopause.
Surgery after I am done with chemo which will be in 7 or 8 weeks
the most scariest feeling going under the knife. After surgery looking like i was pregnant from the blowding.
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...
I'll be having a complete hysterectomy. But before that I have to have a cardioseal implanted in my heart, so that will be scheduled first. Hopefully, within the next two weeks, because we need to get moving on this!
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.
Tonsillectomy (3rd set which I didn't know we had these are below your adenoids and normal tonsils you cant see)which for an adult is a horrible experience however bad they tell you it is multiply it by 5, plus a Grade 1 neck dissection removing 42 Lymph nodes, a muscle and nerve in top front of shoulder that I cant figure out what I need it for, and removal of one of my juggler veins (didn't know I had more than one) 6 Weeks to recover to manageable pain and comfort level
Partial thyroidectomy, 27 Feb 2009 Final thyroidectomy (L side) 2 Apr 2009
Sept 14, 2008, Hysterectomy lymph node removal, biopsies.
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.
3/07 - Radical Mastectomy Right Side 3/07 - Port placement 5/07 - Emergency removal of infected tissue expander 4/08 - Lap band for future tram flap reconst. 8/08 - Ovaries removed as a precaution 1/10 - Removal of left breast - Bilateral free tram flap reconstruction 5/10 - Breast revision reconstruction
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.
6/97 out-patient excision/surgery without clean margins; 9/97 out-patient groshong port implanted. It was removed in March, 1998. My chest muscles had grown around it, and the removal was 2+ hours.
Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
Surgery was on Jan 5, 2007. I lost nearly 40 pounds and spent 21 days in the hospital.
Hysterectomy 10 years ago..not a safety net since I developed Ovarian Cancer recently. Omentectomy in Febuary to remove tumors.
3/13/08 did the surgery on friday the 13th lol it was a success cancer is gone ill be in remission in 6 mos cuz i have to do chemo for 6 mos MORE
1/12/10-Brain Biopsy, headaches 2/22/10-Partial Tumor Resection, loss of finding words (certain names of things. people, places), Severe headaches, short term memory problems. Undergoing Speech therapy
Exploratory intent. I had partial hysterectomy in 1992 due to large fibroid. this surgery July 6,2009 removed remaining ovary, appendics, four lympth nodes, and a mass that was 20 cm in size and approx. 8lbs 2oz. Before surgery my CA-125 was 266. After the surgery my CA-125 was down to 30. No side affects, just an ugly new stomach. As of today May 15,2010 my CA-125 3.21
Hopefully a lumpectomy after chemo has shrunken the mass; otherwise a mastectomy; reconstructive surgery. Post Op. note: bilateral mastectomy after two attempts at lumpectomy - good thing because undetected cancer was found in both nipples. It's all in a jar now!
removal of 1 parathyroid with a total thyroidectomy and removal of 3 lymph nodes
May 27, 2010
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
Aug. 15, 2008. Total thyroidectomy with left neck dissection. Side effects: keloid scar (greatly improved with steroid shots and pressure bandages), range of motion problems, voice problems, diminished parathyroid function. I take calcium and Vitamin D supplements.
None was required.
Surgery is scheduled for July 16, 2010
Surgery was fast and was out the next morning.
Emergency brain surgery on June 12, 2004 After surgery Michael had a stroke. Now uses a walker.
9/2002 - Partial thyroidectomy 11 days later - total thyroidectomy
Transanal resection October, 2009.
May 2010 - Initial surgery; Aug 2010 - re-resectional surgery Aug 2010 - Limb sparing surgery or limb-salvage surgery.
Radical Mastectomy in Dec 2000 - couldn't have reconstructive surgery because too many lymph nodes were malignant & had to start immediate aggressive chemotherapy Complete Hysterectomy in Aug 2001 - growths were benign!! Wound Debredment Surgery in July 09 for non-healing wound caused from removing infected medical port. To get this completely healed took more than six months of treatments at the Wound Care Center. It was very painful and worse than chemo side effects.
Biopsy on April 20, 2010. Cancer diag. on April 23.
1999 and 2009 - Excellent condition post-op.
CONE Biopsy June 10th 2010.
Just the initial biopsy and to put in a central line
left neck lymph node removal in July of '09. This was for a biopsy to find the primary site.
Nov.10,2009=lumpectomy & removal of 4 lymph glands Nov.23,2009=took more breast tissue margin around the site of the lump & inserted my port-a-cath. I still have some neuropathy around the lymph gland removal site
Lymph Node Biopsy, February 5, 2009 Mediport Placement February 16, 2009 Bone Marrow Biopsy February 18, 2009
Husband had his surgery July 2005. My son had his surgery 7th Sept 2009. No side effects
Lumpectomy on April 23, 2010.
Liver Resection of complete left lobe 10/22/2009
Bilateral Mastectomy March 30, 2010 with left breast being prophylactic with immediate reconstruction. After 6 weeks of recovering from the mastectomy, I seen my oncologist and he decided since I was node negative to put me on tamoxifen due to the tumor size being so small plus my receptors were positive which is an aggresive form of cancer. I have been taking tamoxifen for 6 weeks now and feel pretty good, except for constipation and now take two laxative pills daily to help with this and just recently got hives. I am on steroids to get rid of those.
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
Cervical lymph nodes removed Sep 2009. Surgery went smoothly. Iliac (abominal lymph node removed) and ovary removed for freezing after relapse in April 2010. PermCath placed R side of chest/neck May 2010 for salvage chemo and autograft of stem cells.
Jan 2009 1st node removed from lower rt chin March 2009 2 node removed from under rt arm pit April port put in Oct port removed no chemo yet all nodes disappear March 2010 Nodes removed from left shoulder sometime in July they are going to remove the new node in rt neck area to confirm diagnosis forgot they bone marrow extraction March 2009
Surgery is not an option at this point for me
Removal of one axillary lymph node on May 17, 2010, for biopsy.
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
Luckily they only shaved a small portion of my hair, as I my son was getting married 5 weeks after surgery!
Two major surgery within six months.
Anticipated mid Aug 2010. See surgeon July 26th for testing to determine results of chemo & radiation
Lumpectomy, Sentinal Node Biopsy. October 2009 Excessive time to wake up - 6.5 hours. Severe rash from Benzoin and Steri-strips
May 6, 2005 Total Gross Resection
Trans Hiatal Esophagectomy
The surgeon, an excellent surgeon, recommended a lobectomy on the right lung. Surgery was performed on July 13, 2009. The surgeon found the nodule was cancerous and had grown in an area of the lung damaged by a fungal infection, cryptocaucus. My recuperation period in the hospital was twelve days, the release prolonged due to a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). The treatment for this was the most painful thing I have EVER encountered. It's called Pleurodesis and consists of putting one of any number of chemicals (sclerosing agents or sclerosants) into the pleural space by way of the existing chest tube. The sclerosant irritates the pleurae which results in inflammation (pleuritis) and causes the pleurae to stick together. I don't recommend this to cure boredom but it did work!!
March 09 -lumpectomy and lymph nodes removed. A drain I called wayne came to stay in my body for a week. We didn't get on .
Total Thyroidectomy, 07/06/2007 - 15 weeks pregnant
Side effects: some scare tissue in bladder, stress incontinence
2006, December no side effects that are permanent
just hickman line
Mastectomy in Aug.'08 because dcis was in 2 places. Lumpectomy not an option and besides, I didn't have to have chemo or any other after treatment. Endometrial cancer caused complete hysterectomy in August '09. I am just now finished with 6 months of chemo and 28 radiation treatments. Both were hell. Chemo put me in the hospital the first two treatments. Dehydration, near kidney failure, hallucinations, dysentery,metal mouth made me not want to eat or drink. If I can say it again : Hydrate all day every day!
Omentectomy June 2010
April 7, 2010 day surgery. No side effects. I went on a short shopping trip April 8th.
January 12, 2010. Removal of tumor in colon/rectum. had to remove approximately 8 inches of colon/rectum.
Neck Biopsy: 18 Jun 2010: none I/O: 15 Jul 2010: ?
Surgery July 2, 2010: No Colostomy bag, Praise God! Hardly any rectum left, and 14-16 inches of my colon removed. I cannot urinate on my own and have to self cath at this point. I have no feelings down there, and often cannot tell I've had a bowel movement. I hope this passes. There is a peculiar knot in my insicion line...
Mastectomy upcoming this week
Going to talk to the surgeons on Friday 23rd July 10
4/27/10: Fine needle biopsy of lump 6/04/10: Total thyroidectomy
lumpectomy feb 2009 super surgery i put lavender on it hemp oil asap
July 7th, resection of rectum. tempoary colo bag, Oct 1st, surgery to repair fistula from the first surgery
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.
Hysterectomy with bso June 25, 2010. Laproscopic surgery. Lymph node dissection. Surgeon said he thought they caught it early, as in most cases. Pathology came back July 6. Stage IIIC2 with positive nodes in pelvis & periaoritic. Seriously? Yes :(
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!
PICC Line & Hickman Line placement.
Hysterectomy on July 1, 2010.
I had what the surgeon said was a "skin tag" on my rectum that was removed On July 22, 2010, along with some exploratory surgery to remove adhesions on my left side and they drained a cyst on my right ovary. I was scheduled to see my surgeon on Aug 5th but received a phone call asking me to come in on July 28th, never in a millions years did I think I would be told that I have stage 1 anal cancer, I am scheduled to see an oncologist on Aug. 4th, so for now it is just waiting and wondering. I am not sure of the size or what course of treatment I will be going threw just yet.
Lumpectomy January 2008
June 2007 Total Thyroidectomy - calcuim dropped and extended my stay for 2 more days. 12/1/09 Left neck disection - removal of my lymp nodes - I was under longer than planned and I was soo sick with nausea during my stay in the hospital that and numbness from top of my ear to the top of my shoulder.
Lymph node removal and biopsy 3 bone marrow biopsies
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.
9/2/2010 modified radical robotic hysterectomy. GAS!! lots of gas!!
I was woke and had to talk and stay woke during the whole surgery. January 17,2010, 5 hours. weakness,less appetite,and fatigue.
October 28, 2008 (Cyst Removal); January 5, 2009(Cyst Removal, Partial Sigmoid Colon Removal); September 21, 2009(Simple Ovarian Cyst Removal); July 2, 2010 (Complete Hysterectomy and HIPEC treatment)
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