What are Cancer Surgeries? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7365 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Breast Cancer Surgeries

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
Modified Radical Mastectomy on left breast , 11feb2017
sentinel lymphnode biopsy 9/10 mastectomy 2/2/11 with lymphnode removal and reconstruction started
Lumpectomy removal one centinal node not positive
surgery after chemo july 21st, lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy and wires to locate ... not as bad as I thought it would be, less painful following surgery, faster recovery
Double breast surgery June 19, 2007 with 34 lymph nodes removed. 31 were positive.
double mastectomy and reconstruction 1995
7 different surgeries between 2006 and 2010 July 2006 Wire Insertion for biopsy August 2006 Sentinel node surgery when biopsy that SHOULD have been nothing.. which is why nodes weren't checked with biopsy Sept 2006 Bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders (the drains were AWFUL but they have garments now to keep the weight off the drain) April 2007 Exchange surgery (chose "gummy bears" which are silicone something or others still technically in clinical trial) Same surgery, Ovaries and tubes removed (BRCA test showed mutations on both genes, but of unknown significance. At 50, wasn't taking a chance by leaving them in) August 2007 Nipple reconstruction with fat injections to fill in hollow parts of chest (got a free tummy lipo) 2008-Cone biopsy due to bad pap (unrelated to BC) but when I called the oncologist screaming because I understood too many of the words in the pathology report from the colposcopy and he said, "cancer cells are there" but you don't need me... this is a surgical cancer...how comforting. October 2010 Complete hysterectomy (cervix included) using DaVinci System (robot) which was AMAZING.... this was the most "major" of all the surgeries and thanks to the robot, it was the easiest recovery, hands down.
Drainage tubes suck. If you have lymph nodes remove, begin immediately to stretch out the arm and side of removal. Yoga is wonderful for this.
Dec 10, 2010: Lumpectomy, breast reduction Side effects: Pain, can't pick up anything over ten lbs, I don't have to cook or clean house and walk dogs.
I opted for a lumpectomy, mainly because I didn't want to lose my hair! Since the cancer was agressive and had traveled to my lymph nodes (7 out of 12), I went through chemo and lost my hair anyway. The surgery was October 2002. I had an emergency surgery to install a medi-port after the second chemo treatment because my veins went on strike. Next up: oophrectomy. They removed my ovaries. Oh to be in menopause at age 40. Is it hot in here to you?
Lymph node biopsy August 20, 2010, left a big ole scar! No more BP or needles in this arm!
Localized Radiation Right Breast - 6 weeks
Lumpectomy May 2007. No side effects. Recouperated really well. My scars are barely noticeable. But one breast is slightly smaller. Hard to tell since I am a DD, but I can. UPDATE AUG/08. Can not see the scar, but feel a solid 4" line under my arm where lymph nodes were checked.
I had a double mastectomy on October 20, 2010. It was very painful and the pain medication wasn't very helpful. The drains were extremely uncomfortable. Teh severe pain lasted for about a month.
MRM: Modified Radical Mastectomy
April 11th
lumpectomy, oophorectomy
April 7, 2010 day surgery. No side effects. I went on a short shopping trip April 8th.
Mastectomy with reconstruction - march 3, 2017. No major side effects except the usual recovery period
Mastecomy (2001) Back surgery (2006)
Not scheduled until 2016. Double mastectomy and hysterectomy
Sept 14, 2009, lumpectomy, no side effects
Actually my surgery went really well. I didn't have much pain and went home the next day. Some lymphadema.
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.

Prostate Cancer Surgeries

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
I had a nerve-sparing, open radical retropubic prostatectomy in 2007. I experienced genital shrinkage and, because of a pre-surgical scan indicating cancer may have been breaking out of my prostate, my right neurovascular bundle was removed -- that was half of the plumbing and wiring for my erections. I still have my left bundle, but I've reluctantly given up ever again being hard. Surgery also left me with no prostate gland and no seminal vesicles, which, in concert, produced my semen, the whiteish liquid often called 'cum.'
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
3 lung biopsies in March 2014; extreme pain and weakness
Side effects: some scare tissue in bladder, stress incontinence
Radical Surgery and lymph node removal Pathology could not verify sprreas due to poor detection limits Will continue NACOM Protocol Indefinitely
Radical robotic prostatectomy,everything removed, some seminal vesicle involvement, gleason 9, psa prior5.7; 3mos post, .07,6 mos.02, 9 mos post.02. Wait& see after6 more mos.
Schedule May 2007
I had prostate removed April 24, 2014. 3 weeks later returned to hospital for emergency surgery due to MRSA virus caught during first surgery. Third surgery July 15, 2016 to check a possible tumor in my bladder.
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

Lung Cancer Surgeries

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Lymph Node Removal 03/2015 Port Installment 03/2015-Horrible, knock out meds and pain meds did not work-surgery with no anesthesia is horrific Partial Hysterectomy 07/2015 Port Removal 09/2016
3-27-10 rod put in left arm
Surgery for fracture of femur
Surgery is not an option at this point for me
Craniotomy, removed brain tumor on Spet 17, 2012
Lobectomy on August 30, 2019
Right lower lobectomy, 1997; left upper lobectomy 2007.
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
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.
lower left lobe of lung removed plus 15 lymph nodes, 2 of which were positive
Hysterectomy 2009
My surgery date was on October 6, 2010. The surgeon did a lobectomy on my right lung, where the two spots were located. My side effects were that I had extreme pain in my side, difficulty breathing, and even pain in my right arm. The pain from the surgery went away after about two weeks, but I still have shortness of breath because I am missing part of my lung- go figure.
lobectomy 9/24/09,massive infection removal & lobectomy 11/3/09
removed a "golf ball" sized tumor, metastatic adenocarcinoma to the brain.
2/2018 RT upper Lobectomy-VATS ; Pneumonia, Acute Respitory Failure
left upper lobe removed 5/21/2013 by VATS, still deal with some pleural effusion but other than that completely healed
lymph node removel
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.
11/27/12 hair loss
Not yet
March 2, 2009 Lobectomy (upper right lung) August 20, 2009 succcessful open brain surgical removal of 3cm tumor
Had surgery last friday 13/10/17, unfortunately the tumor was not removed because they found stage four cancer in the lower part of the lung
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.
Thorax Pain
Brain biopsey, august 6, two blackeyes looked awful!

Bladder Cancer Surgeries

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Scheduled week of May 22nd 2017
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.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Surgeries

What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Biopsy's (lymph node and bone marrow)
Biopsy, port #1, port #1 removal, port #2
4/9/13 splenectomy - laparoscopic spleen removal surgery wasnt to bad, overnight stay recovery painful.. still in the healing healing process.
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
Port placement
Lymph node removal and biopsy 3 bone marrow biopsies
Dec 19th 2008 lymph node removal for biopsy, bone marrow biopsy.
Lymph node biopsy.
I've had so many surgeries it's not even funny. From the day the doctor called my mom and told her to get me to a hospital NOW, until today, I have been relentlessly tortured in every which way possible for the greater good or some bullshit like that. I had two biopsies in the same spot, one was with just shots and no numbing medication and ther other was actual open surgery. Then they had to clean it out because they didn't check it and it got infected and couldn't heal properly. Then it finally did, but then they had to open me up again to put my port in my chest but since my diagnosis, I've stopped working out. All I can do is eat and eat and eat because of the steroids they're giving me so Im growing immensely! Well, that tilted the port in my chest and they almost can't get to it so they may need to cut me open a fourth time. Everytime I go into surgery they put a long scope down my throat into my chest so I can breath is I start to slide. Well when they take it out, you wont be able to swallow your foods for the next 3 days or so. Waking up initially is scary to because there's something covoring your entire face and all you can see is up and hear groggy voices. you're in a lot of pain to.
December 16, 2010 removal of enlarged lymph node on the lower left side of my neck, just above the collar bone
Port implantation surgery.
Bard* PowerPort* Implant
removed mass from right side of neck was a size of a pear they told me.also had moved to my lung at the size of 2.0cm if i remember correctly
Lymph node biopsy on 11/14/12 Port install on 11/19/12
Medi-port placement, Oct 13 2009. Still healing. Nicely, I suppose. I keep eying it suspiciously because I can't get even earrings put in and this thing is a lot bigger than earrings.
Sept. 2015 lymph node removal. Extra copy of MYC gene but not true "double hit" / BCL2 positive - aggressive, therefore treating with EPOCH.
Numbness around chin
removal of lymph node for dx
December 4th 2015- neck dissection on 7 cm tumor mass on left side of neck. Tissue taken for biopsy. December 15th 2015 a port is inserted into chest for chemotherapy. December 22nd 2015 bone marrow biopsy procedure.
12/19/14
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!
Lymph node removed from armpit, groin, and lumpectomy 11/16/2016
Mai02 : very small lymph node removal from neck --- NHL was detected Jul07 : lymph node removal for evaluation of cancer stage.
Bone Aspiration 7/16/12. Double Port insertion 7/30/12. Rod insertion in right humerous after break at tumor 8/6/12.
5/14/2014 for suspicion of new cancer. Outpatient procedure.

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Surgeries

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).
06/26/2015 19 lymph nodes from left, 27 lymph nodes from right. Only one lymph node positive for melanoma. 09/26/2016 craniotomy to remove 4cm tumor from left frontal lobe.
Skin excision and sentinal node biopsy, all negative.
No surgery
had a very small mole removed on my cheek 2.5 years ago.One year later check up showed the bugger got away.Melanoma
Nivolumab immunotherapy
Bottom of left foot cancer removed and skin grafts.leg cancer removed. Nose 3 surgeries biopsy /removed cancer/skin graft skin from my neck to nose to cover hole. 5/27/14 leg foot.10/21/14 Nose. I have had no side effects yet my plastic surgeon has been my best friend and save me from wanting to die,when I saw my nose,It made me want to die.But he said give it 3 months It will look better.Its been 8 months and it looks so much better.I still have to see him every 3 months to make sure it has not changed.My Dermatologist I see every 3 months to so they are watching for anything else on my body to change. I would have been Dead in 2 months if I had not had surgery on my nose.
September 28,2015
Wide excision and sentinel node biopsy May 23, 2008

Kidney Cancer Surgeries

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Radical nephrectomy right, 02/02; lumpectomy chest, 11/07; partial nephrectomy left, 02/11; lumpectomy abdomen and bowel resection, 02/14
Left kidney and tumour removed via keyhole surgery July 2010 In hospital for 5 days, recovered well.... worst side effect was pain when breathing
Removal of left kidney; Feb 27, 2012; really really sore for 3 wks afterwards
Cryosurgery to kidney
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
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).
July 2014 left kidney removed with adrenal gland. July 2016 pancreas tail and spleen removed
will be parascopy
Removed left kidney
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.
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.
radical nephrectomy on Nov. 29, 2010
Robotic partial nephrectomy July 2010.
Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy to remove tumor on Left Kidney, March 25th 2011 - Surgery was a great with good margins taken. Side effects were extreme nausea, lung collapse, and continual fluid on left lung to date.
da vinci (robotic) surgery 10/04/2012. Possibly have remove entire kidney due to scar tissue from a prior abdominal surgery.
Radical Nephrectomy
Nephrectomy on left left kidney laparoscopically
Left nephrectomy
Removal of kidney (radical nephrectomy), November 2007.
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.
Removed mass from kidney on 3/25
I had a radical nephrectomy and resection of affected areas of my diaphragm and liver on October 10, 2010.
Partial right nephrectomy 6/14/13
March 23 2010, 5 hours and hurt like hell, still going thu alot of changes in my stomach and tastebuds,
Surgery to remove kidney. A lot of pain.

Pancreatic Cancer Surgeries

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

The pain I see him go threw... It just about kills me...
Feb 1, 2016
Whipple, March 2008
exploratory surgery
surgery not an option
Not possible
5 hour operation
Whipple, Nov 3014; chronic diarrhea, weight loss
Distal Pancreatonomy
whipple june 3,2015
Whipple surgery : 18 December 2018 Bile duct stent : 24 May 2018
whipple on november 8, 2016. Was painful for about 2 weeks , still painful when eating and sometimes moving . Nausea is constant, but he is able to handle.
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
Had the whipple procedure performed 12/11
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!
August 2004 tumor removed from pancreas and took part of pancreas with it and removed the spleen. My father was told that he would not have to have chemo and that he would live a normal life that they got all the cancer and that was it. We should have made him get a second opinion you see the cancer that he was diagnosed with is very rare about 1 in 25 million people. the doctors didn't know enough about it. well two years later he started having the same symtoms as before very low blood sugars (he is not diabetic) so when he went back to the doctors they discovered that he had several very large tumors on and in his liver. We took him to MAYO's where he had a seven hour long surgery and had several complications, PE, and phrenic artery bleed. We know now that this cancer can not be cured or treated with chemo and that the tumors will be comming back. We just got back from Mayo's this last week and they found 2 more new spots on his CT. We go back in Jan. He is not ready for another surgery it has only been 7mos since the last one. I would love to hear from any one who knows anything about this cancer.
Inoperable
7/26/2017
1. ERCP set for 5 Feb 07.
An Appleby was performed on March 3, 2017 at Johns Hopkins to remove a tumor on the body of my pancreas. Fifty percent of pancreas removed along with gall bladder and spleen and 22 lymph nodes. The surgery was successful. Margins clear and lymph nodes negative. Recovery has been long and difficult but I am finally beginning to feel better. Struggling to discover what I can and cannot tolerate as far as food. Fatigue is never-ending.
Open distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy is the type of surgery I had for my pancreatic cancer in January of 07..side effects..digestion issues....especially for the spicier foods that I love and anything gassy...peppers,cucumbers, onions, broccoli,and cabbage..must stay at a minimum and I hate this if I were to put any combo of 2 or more of these things in a salad I would be extremely ill. when I first came home from the hospital finishing a tv dinner was often more than I could handle. The good thing is the surgery actually improved my blood sugars and reduced my need for insulin.
Non operable
After almost a year of hearing No/Yes/Maybe my Dad had his Whipple at JH in Baltimore in March, after one week we went home. They also gave him electroporation to treat the tumor that had been resting on the artery.
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.
2 months of treatment going on now before surgery is set.

Oral Cancer Surgeries

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Partial Maxillectomy
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.
Inoperable
Radiacal neck dissesection and tonsilectomy
No surgery
Removal of right tonsil; extreme pain for a week and then it subsided. List 8 lbs. was very painful to eat.
Partial neck disection with lymph node removal, may 2009.
3 inch incission to remove lump x 2. No side effects.

Ovarian Cancer Surgeries

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
There were three surgeries: The first was a laparoscopy to diagnose disease; The second was an attempt to debulking which was aborted due to tumor size. The third surgery happened after 4 cycles of chemotherapy. It was a total hysterectomy with optimal cytoreduction.
Complete abdominal hysterectomy. 7/5/16
Jan 14 2016,
Hair loss, weakness, weight loss, nausea, neuropathy
May, 1998 hysterctomy; July, 1999 corrective surgery; abdominoplasty to help with healing. 2005 double mastectomy; floating met.
Surgery total hysterectomy, appendix removed, and tumor in abdomen removed--June 8,2011, still really tender and sore where incision is, no side effects other than grief.
Had a complete hysterectomy on July 27, 2011. Side effects where minimal and came home in 4 days.
2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
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)
Removal of the left ovary and Fallopian tube. Removal of twenty pound abdominal tumor.
Total Hysterectomy with tumor debulking, lymph node dissection and omentectomy mild ileus post op and post op wound infection being treated with antibiotics, wound breakdown, being treated with wound care and soon a wound vacuum. UTI from catheter.
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.
4 major abdominal surgeries: permanent problems digesting
Removed a 7 1/2lb tumour
Oct 2 2015
Everything female down there taken..Delivered a 9 pound tumor as well.
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.
hysterectomy March 17 2008
Total Radical Hyterectomy/Tumor Debulking 11/17/10
April 7, 2010 - radical hysterectomy with lymph node and omentum removal. Ovarian cancer discovered in surgery. Surgery recovery was very easy for me.
Surgery was on Jan 5, 2007. I lost nearly 40 pounds and spent 21 days in the hospital.
Jan. 5th: Tumor, right ovary, right fallopian, and a bit of intestine removed.
Hysterectomy
Main- complete hysterectomy, 18" of colon, Sept. 2015, Surgery in May 2015 for bowel obstruction

Thyroid Cancer Surgeries

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Total Thyroidectomy, 07/06/2007 - 15 weeks pregnant
Radical neck dissection
9/2002 - Partial thyroidectomy 11 days later - total thyroidectomy
04/15/10 - Ultrasound 04/27/10 - First FNA Biopsy 07/05/10 - Thyroid scan w/ RAI tracer 07/14/10 - Second FNA Biopsy w/ molecular marker testing 07/26/10 - Told I most likely have thyroid cancer 08/13/10 - Total Thyroidectomy 08/18/10 - Diagnosis confirmed: follicular carcinoma of the thyroid
Surgery - Thyroidectomy, Date - Sept 12th 2011, Side Effects - Chronic Nausea, Strained Vocal Cords, & Breathing Issues.
Had a thyroidectomy March 2003 with an RAE131 ablation 8 weeks later, had residual thyroid cells on the thyroid bed ablated 18 months later. everything was GREAT until Oct. 2009 when I felt a bump on the side of my neck and my then endro. assured me that everyone had them, but then my Primary provider decided to send me to a thyroid specialist who first ordered a CT scan and then a Lymphectomy which proved to be cancerous with Papillary Cancer. Because of the Holidays and other scheduling conflicts on the doctor's part the surgery was put off until Feb 24 2010. I had a right neck dissection in which 28 Lymph Nodes were removed along with the outer jugular vein were removed. 8 of the 28 lymph nodes were canerous. Had 217 mCi of RAI June 16, 2010 had to wait until Nov. 30 to a PET scan which showed that the RAI had not killed the cancers and also that the cancers that were on the 4 lobes of the lungs had grown. I have now been diagnosed as a Pulmonary Mestastic Diesease patient.
Surgery #1 July 1st 2011. Surgery #2 July 18th 2011.
Going to talk to the surgeons on Friday 23rd July 10
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.
Thyroidectomy and lymph node removal -bilateral 7.11.16 swelling,numbness, tightness around neck
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
Left side lobectomy, 7/14/14--terribly sore throat and neck. Lost one parathyroid in surgery. Thyroidectomy completion, 8/18/14--low calcium, lost a second parathyroid. Headaches, stomach cramping.
removed rightside of my thyroid because of a large goiter ( multi nodule cyst).Now Imust go back for second surgery. wanting to get a 2nd patholgy test ???
Thyroid-parap thyroid- and lymph node removed
Left thyroid lobectomy, 3/13/12 to remove a nodule. The nodule came back as cancer. Completion thyroidectomy on 4/13/12. No side effects except resulting hypothyroidism. My scar has healed very well and I feel good.
Total Thyroidectomy and Lymph Node Removal 5/21/2010 - Have been struggling with the effects of hypothyroidism since then.
April 2nd, 2010, complete thyroidectomy. Drops in calcium levels, extreme hot flashes, mingled with cold. Some throat soreness and raspiness.
I had a total thyroidectomy in April. They also removed twenty-some lymph nodes on the left side of my neck.
Left side neck dissection, total thyroid removal on March 13, 2014. Side effects: vomit, nausea from anesthesia. 2nd surgery to fix a leak from temporary tubes. Low calcium levels.
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.
Surgery on Nov. 23, 2013. Radical neck dissection and thyroidectomy. 64 lymph nodes removed.
Total thyroidectomy on 14th of June. Surgery went for almost 4 hours. Not any major side effects. Just some pain in throat and difficulty speaking and eating.
Complete thyroidectomy September 9, 2009
Completed thyroidectomy on 2/24/10 was a breeze. Vocal chord damage.
Surgery date was election day....November 6th 2012. I spent three nights at UCLA Medical Center.

Stomach Cancer Surgeries

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

She underwent total gastrectomy on 8th August 2016 and she is in ICU now.
2 surgeries to remove tumor and then intestine bypass
Port placement, Celiac nerve block GJ tube placement
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.

Brain Cancer Surgeries

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Biopsy - 11/22/11 - Surgical staple dropped into 3rd ventricle Came out of biopsy surgery with complete left sided paralysis.
Craniotomy June 7, 2013. Only partial resection and biopsy. Very little of the tumor was able to be removed. The side-effects from the surgery lasted for at least 4 weeks after the surgery. I think maybe even as long as 8 weeks. Lack of balance, sadness, facial tics, headaches, night-sweats, insomnia.
Emergency brain surgery on June 12, 2004 After surgery Michael had a stroke. Now uses a walker.
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.
I was woke and had to talk and stay woke during the whole surgery. January 17,2010, 5 hours. weakness,less appetite,and fatigue.
12/28/2016 11/15/2018
spinal fluid re-routed in brain
3 surgeries- right parietal lobe
Tumor removal through surgery. She suffered from seizures, a skull fracture, kidney stones, headaches, severe short term memory loss, hallucinations, left sided weakness, and more.
Oct 8th 2008 Reading Pa Sept 23rd 2009 Balt MD
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 =)
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.
removed 85% from right frontal lobe about 4 weeks ago. 20/11/2012. no pain but a very strange experience. felt very detached from myself for 3weeks and very tired and forgetful. seem to be wearing off but still need lots of sleep!
Resection of tumor in left frontal lobe. DATE: 22 NOV 2005 SIDE EFFECTS: Short term memory loss, headaches, hightened hearing, sensitivity to light, lots of anger
Mom had resection of tumor
1.2 cm tumour was removed on July 6th. Had multiple seizures on the day after surgery and temporarily lost mobility of my left arm.
January 10th, 1996. Staten Island University Hospital
Resection, June 2007, Minimal Side Effects Resection, June 2009, Loss use of Left eye lid
My tumor is inoperable since it's in the middle of my thalmus. There had trouble just getting the biopsy.
After sugery I just had to keep the would clean. Very forgetful after surgery and was put on disablity after surgery.
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.
In August, after diagnosis... I underwent the Gamma Knife surgery. The only time that freaked me out was when they were screwing the frame in & in walked someone with a handheld manual screwdriver. It was a little frustrating, and scary. Other than that, it went well. Some pain & dizziness afterwards..
Craniotomy 6/17/16
Gross total resection on nov 29,2013- fatigue, shaved head on the right side
I have a piece of my skull missing and I have nerve damage which effects my left arm and hand.

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Surgeries

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

not yet
November 2010.
kyphoplasty of L4 and L5, July 2010
Vertebroplasty 12/2013, Stem Cell Transplant 5/2014

Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgeries

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

5/19/2009. Lower anterior resection, lots of pain post-op, nausea no appetite.
Surgery sometime in April 2007, still completing initial chemotherapy
Robotic Bowel resection 11/24/2015, Ileus 11/29/2015
Bowel resection in August with (hopefully) temporary colostomy bag. Liver resection with gall blader removal October
IRREVERSIBLE COLOSTOMY, 11/1/2013 BOWEL OBSTRUCTION AFTER SURGERY
Anterior resection & ileostomy, 11/04/09; "Takedown" surgery (reconnection), 04/10, slightly decreased bowel control.
Ascending colon removed along with all blood vessels and lymph nodes feeding the ascending colon. Surgery was on May 11, 2004. No side effects. Ron went peacefully onto Heaven on May 1, 2011. Ron will be greatly missed especially by his wife Sara.
Right hemicolectomy with resection. I was taken back to the operating room 2 days after surgery for a peritoneal wash out to remove a large amount of blood that collected there post-op. I developed bleeding when my blood thinner was re- started. I have a mechanical aortic valve which requires taking warfarin to prevent embolic strokes. I also received a blood transfusion at that time for low hemoglobin. As a result of the second surgery, I then developed an ileus. After the resolution of the ileus, I was discharged home with a drain and had no other issues.
colon resection with liver wedge biopsy 2/2008 severe anemia
Removal of tumor and colon resection. Tough time for about 3 days after surgery, then got better.
9/19/2011. proximal resection. 6" incision. Other than anal fissures, recovered quickly. Back to work 2 1/2 weeks post surgery.
Low anterior resection
Cl12 inches of colon and kidney removed
initally went in to have colonectomy but came out with a colostomy at this point i was damn glad to be alive the shock of it all came later on!
The most recent surgery involves the removal of section C7 of the spinal column, which had been eaten away by the tumour. An artificial titanium support was installed. For three weeks, my mother was hospitalised and could not walk for several days. With rehab, she began to walk and can do basic things on her own, but her health has been very frail. The area around the incision, at the front and back of the neck, are continuously sore, even almost two months after the surgery. She also lost her voice, and will have to wear a neck brace for 3-6 months.
I originally had a colon excision with 18" inches of my colon removed. I had a colostomy to allow my colon to heal. I was able to have my colostomy reversed 6-months later!!!! Yippee!!! I credit a lot of my survival to having a wonderful colorectal surgeon, Dr. Lee Raley!!! I am sure there are a lot of wonderful surgeons out there, but having a surgeon who specializes in the colon was a big benefit to me. He is "up" on all the latest colon caner treatments & surgery techniques and I was so lucky to find him.
July 5th he had colon surgery. He liver has various lesions. Not operable.
laparoscopically assisted sigmoid colectomy 6/26/09
Laparotomy to shift the ovaries.Resection of the tumor and installation of stoma.Multiple surgeries because of an abscess between rectum and spine and also rectovaginal fistulas. Last surgery happened to be removement of the stoma.
Bowel resection, tumor removal, colostomy - July 2, 2010. Hospital for 1 week recovery, slow healing on wound vac for 2 months.
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.
October 7, 2010- Port Implant February 8, 2011- Colon resection resulting in a permanent colostomy (which I was in hopes to avoid)
Aug 23,2006 removal of the tumor,colon resection, removal of lymph nodes in abd. Surgon had hoped to resect my liver, but unfortunatly I have to many leisons on the liver. I recovered very well, with no side effects
7/11/07 1/3 colon removed and resected (no colostomy bag needed). Had 16 of 64 liver lymph nodes impacted. Had gallbladder and one cystic (non-cancerous ovary removed). Had hepatic pump implanted to deliver chemo directly to the liver when I wasn't getting systemic chemo.
Mesorectal

Liver Cancer Surgeries

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

resection surgery - didnt work blood clot moved
Liver resection April 2016
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.
Tumor size : 6 cm. Successfully liver operated on 29/AUG/2015
Liver Resection of complete left lobe 10/22/2009
no surgery although resection has been suggested to buy some time. I'm thinking of just letting it go till I die from it. I have iron infusions for anemia, insulin dependent diabetes for 22 years, portal hypertension and cirrhosis. I am now looking at a procedure of placing radiation beads on the tumor through a vein in the leg but I haven't got all the information yet except it makes you feel like you have the flu the first week. anyone know about XP90 procedure and results and side effects?
In 10th July 2009,I was found a slightly high 1.5cm*1.5cm light mass in my riht lobe of liver.Then it was diagnosed in 17th July after MRI and Pet CT. It's Primary liver cancer.And in 23rd July, I was found two tumors more than 10cm. Also I have serious Liver cirrhosis. On 4th August, I accept the surgery. 4 weeks after the surgery, have preventive intervention treatment. On 7th November, I start SolaFini targeted therapy. But it has very strong side effect to me.It's a really painful period. Diarrhea, ulceration of hands and feet, hair loss, severe drop of white blood cells and platelets all comes to me, almost destroy me. I even can't bear it in that time. My husband running around China to find useful medicine for me. He insist my treatment should be a Integrated treatment with immune therapy as the core. I ate Chinese medicine,and take Recombinant Human Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor Injection to improve my immunity.In the process, I really appreciate Chinese medicine, espeacially reishi. My niece brings me a medicine after She heard I have serious side effect of targeted therapy, it's reishi spore oi and another product. My attending physician forbids me to eat this. I don't eat, my niece told me it all natural and the functional triterpene can improve immunity. I can't bear the pain, so I secretly ate it. A miracle appeared. The side effect becomes lighter and lighter.It really has a great function to improve immunity. So I appreciate so much . Liver cancer always seen as one of the most dangerous cancer, I have prepared to live only 5 years, but with my husband' careful concern and my family's encourage, I live strongly till now. In this process, I have some feelings to share with you all, my friends. 1. Face it, and laugh to it, never hide. You strong, it weak. 2. Weak immunity is the main reason of cancer, so improve immunity is important. 3. If it's possible, do more things as a common people, never think yourself as a patient. I think it's really a unforgettable experience in my life, it needs record. All my friends here, hope you are strong to face life, and happier forever.
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.
Endoscopies
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---
Liver biopsy
Removal of right lobe.
i will tell you

Cervical Cancer Surgeries

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Colposcopy May 09 - two biopsies were taken, one was normal, one was moderate to severe. Cone biopsy of the cervix- Aug 14, 2009
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.
Oct 23 2009 Radical Hysterectomy and pelvic lymph dissection Oct 20 2010 Para-Aotic Lymph dissection
cold knife conization scheduled. radical hysterectomy to be done after they shrink the tumor, which appears to be 7 cm wide???
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
Jan 28 2015 Had bleeding issues but over all went well
2/13/18 removal of cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes 03/27/18 removal of ovaries and pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes
Colposcopy on Dec 5. Large biopsy of Cervix via LEEP Procedure January 29. Results came back positive for Cancer on February 12, 2013.
No Surgerys yet!! Getting a port soon.
Feb 1, 2018 Ileostomy due partial blockage of colon. A lymph node in my colon had grown into the lining of my colon.
Hysterectomy October 28,2015
Total Vaginal Radical Hysterectomy, kept one ovary, lymph node removal 9/2010
Nov 3rd 2011 scheduled
Not an option......
D&C, Hysterscopy
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!
5/5/12 radical robotics assisted (Davinci) hysterectomy (kept my ovaries).
9/10/18
Vaginaplasty July 2008
September 23 2021
Radical Hysterectomy and removal of 14 lymph nodes. All nodes were negative and had clear margins. Surgery Date was Feb.06, 2012. For the recurrence I after many many scans I had a uteral stent placed to open my blocked left kidney prior to starting treatment.
leep procedure, no major side effects just discomfort, back to normal after a day.
Conization, LEEP
Radical hysterectomy. Jan 2013
LEEP (2003), cone biopsy (2003, 2004)

Larynx Cancer Surgeries

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

No surgery
Total laryngectomy, thyroid removal.
06/24/2004 Mucoepidermal carsanoma Infections
**Total Laryngectomy: May 15, 2014 Currently use an indwelling prosthetic larynx; and relying on my electrolarynx, especially when fatigued. **Emergency Ileostomy due to bowel perforation: March 9, 2016
Biopsy- October 12, 2011- no side effects, was a breeze.
About seven without side effects other than voice became gruff.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Surgeries

What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

spleenectomy - 12/2008 had a hard time healing
Currently in 7 plus 3 chemotherapy
On April 19th 2018, I had a Port-a-Cath placed in the right side of my chest. I didn't feel it at first. It didn't bother me. But then came the first needle change. The port is like a small disc that sits inside a pocket of muscle near my heart. A tube directly transports blood products,chemotherapy, and antibiotics directly into my system without having to wait. If it gets messed with too much or the needle goes into the wrong place, I can feel all of it. After a while though, I forget it's there. Until my little brother hugs me too tight or my shirt scrunches under the seatbelt and digs into the scar.
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
Bone Marrow 50 % match Dec 21,2012 Graft Versus Host

Testicular Cancer Surgeries

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Radical orchiectomy of the right testicle- Dec. 28, 2018. I did not show symptoms of TC, other than back pain and then eventually my left flank became sore. According to the ultrasound, there was a small scarring on my right testicle- pathologically speaking, where the testicle has “burnt out” from the cancer, but the cancer had already spread to my lungs and lymph nodes.
Radical Orchidectomy
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
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)
Due date 23 May 2017

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Surgeries

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.
4/6/16 Orthoscopic Resection Surgery removing GIST and part of stomach
Gist removed 11th June 2018
transrectal excision

Small Intestine Cancer Surgeries

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

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Surgeries

What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

8/10 partial nephrectomy, 10/10 full nephrectomy, 2/11 Hernia repair caused by nephrectomy surgery

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Surgeries

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.

Anal Cancer Surgeries

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Surgery set for January 2010, complete removal of rectal arrea,as well as all lymph nodes, and permanent colostomy due to location of tumor.
Colostomy installed end March 2016. working well
Excision Surgery and further examination. Margings were clear so no Chemo for me! Tons of pain after surgery. Getting better every day.
removal of tumor 9/13/2010, originally told precancerous-3 biospies done, a week after surgery told cancer cells found
Biopsy on Friday. This is my second biopsy since Nov. 2009. The doctors thought my cancer went away as it did not show on PET SCANS. I tried to tell them that Radiation softened the Tumor and that the Tumor was shaved off by brutally rough bowel movements.
Biopsy only
VRAM with colostomy
anal excision Oct. 5, 2009, no side effects other than minor discomfort
lymph node removal from iliac area November 2, 2011
Full APR, Hysterectomy at the same time, lymph node removal
02/17/11: Anal fissurectomy with lateral sphincterotomy. Only SE was pain. Now, I can poo w/o pain for the first time in MONTHS. It still looks weird (TMI.) This found the CA. 07/03/12--anal/rectal biopsy of suspicious tissue found during a DRE. Thankfully, it was only scar tissue.--I hurt like hell for 3 wks after though!! :/
Biopsy and Ultrasound, November 24, 2010 Biopsy, July 2011 APR with Flap reconstruction, July 29, 2011
I'm experiencing occasional numbness and tingling from my hip to the removal scar. No big deal in the greater scheme of things.
colostomy because I developed a fistula during radiation
Surgery Feb 2013.
port placement
August 2013. Plan: Excision of carcinoma, as well as razor slice of sphincter and cauterization of two other dysplasia sites . Proposed Side effects: some leakage and a lot of pain in the ass. Preparation for surgery: Probiotics, alkaline diet, cleansing fast. Post surgery: sitz baths, narcotics, analgesic gel, metamucil. Summary: a royal pain in the ass
Colonoscopy, anal leason surgery July 2011.
Biopsy (High grade dysplasia)
April 2020
Colostomy/biopsy on Oct. 4 2012
Removal of growth and condylomas 5/12/10. Mild discomfort, no side effects.
no surgery recommended at this time
Separate cancer found in petscan. Stage 1 endometrial. Had a da Vinci total hysterectomy on January 30, 2012. Began std protocol for AC on Feb 20, 2012, (21 days after surgery). I was up walking that night after surgery and back doing my 3 miles a day in a week or so.
June 2009, Portacath insertion, severe reaction to something, not sure what. Started Mitomycin and 5 FU 4 days later and the incision was red and swollen and very painful for at least 2 weeks.

Vulva Cancer Surgeries

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Sept 2011-Laser Jan 3, 2012
2 Groin lymph nodes removed before treatment. After chemo and radiation the rest of tumour was surgically removed. Process called radical vulvectomy. Post surgery I had serious infection resulting in a 2 week hospital stay and debridment. Cancer returned again in 2017 resulting in a hysterectomy, colostomy and reconstruction.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Surgeries

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

Bone Cancer Surgeries

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Total knee and partial femur replacement
Limb salvage aug 2017 and recurrence Jan 2019
Left front leg and shoulder amputated on 17 April 2018.
2001 resection of vertebre involved and rods inserted
Removed right acetabulum

Hypopharynx Cancer Surgeries

What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

My lymph node was removed on October 29th, 1213.

Eye and Orbit Cancer Surgeries

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
removal of right eye and most of optic nerve on 13th may 2013.Due to the removal of some bone and muscle I was unable to have a false eye the surgeon removed my bottom eyelid and stretched my top one down over the opening he has done a great job.
Plaque therapy for 5 days. Feb 16-22nd, 2009. Loss of vision, detached retina.

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Surgeries

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.

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Surgeries

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

split mandibular resection with a radial forearm flap
Tumors discovered during sinus surgery on 8/30/13 - doctor removed what she could but left a large tumor. Biopsy confirmed cancer ~9/10/13
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

Ureter Cancer Surgeries

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Surgery scheduled for 6/8/2016.

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Surgeries

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!

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Surgeries

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
Had a Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Feb 6, 2015) and a Laparoscopic Right Colectomy (Mar 26, 2015). 8 inches of my colon was removed.
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

Esophagus Cancer Surgeries

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.
To start chemo and radiation Monday. 12/25/07
EMR surgery 1/2016, no side effects.
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.
12-5-'08 Esophagectomy
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.
Removed portion of esophagus, pulled stomach up to reach shortened esophagus.
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
have not had it yet.... stomach reduction, removal of my esophagus , don't know if this is what I want.
Esophagus Removal 2003.... Neck tumor removed with some neck mussels removed ...
gastroesophagectomy removal of 60% of esophagus and 30% of stomach
M.i.e. 5-19-2016 Pain, discomfort, C diff.
No surgery yet. Undergoing radiation and chemo at this time, then 'possible' surgery at a later time if the tuma is shrunk.

Renal Pelvis Cancer Surgeries

What Renal Pelvis Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Surgery 10/05/2016 to remove an 11.5 centimeter tumor and surrounding glands and renal vein was mostly removed after milkiing it away from the heart

Tonsil Cancer Surgeries

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Tonsils removed 6/4/09. Didn't expect cancer.
DaVinci Robot Surgery 01/10/2012 - Removed both tonsils, tumor and left lymph nodes in neck . Tumor positive for HPV 16 - Lymph Nodes negative for cancer. Additional Surgery 02/13/2012 - Removal of Lymph Nodes in Right Side of Neck - Negative for Cancer
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.
No surgery, chemo 9 weeks prior to radiation and chem.
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
Biopsy done August 28th/09 Quadroscopy and biopsies November 27 Feb. 18, 2010 Major 21 hr combination surgeries with complications
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
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).
Bilateral tonsillectomy, esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy, and biposies all done 9 Jan 2012. Recovered in 10 days
4/8/13 Laryngoscopy & Tonsil biopsies with possible rt. tonsillectomy- (frozen section was neg. so tonsil wasn't removed) Bx report showed Positive CD-20 B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. I had some pain. 5/6/13 Right tonsillectomy - I had pain and at times it was difficult. I had no vomiting or bleeding.
Surgical biopsy of lymph nodes July 21, 2011. Surgical biopsy of tonsil July 27, 2011. Peg tube placement August 2, 2011
Radical neck dissection and partial tongue removal. Eat soft foods mostly, farina, eggs, soups. Hard to swallow. Slight speech impediment. Right side of tongue is numb from nerves being destroyed.
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 April 2012 PEG tube fitted April 2012
Tonsilectomy and Right modified neck dissection 10/12/2011.
Robotic tonsil and tumer removal and Neck disection to remove lymph nodes
Left tonsil removed on 10/12/11
 12/23/11 Suspension laryngoscopy with rigid esophagoscopy, transoral robotic surgery for left partial pharyngectomy and left-sided selective neck dissection, levels 2 through 4.  
Tonsil only March, 2008
3 Biopsies w/ Triscope- Feb 10th, 2012. G-Tube placed- March 3rd, 2012, 12 Teeth extracted. Only side effects were pain and some nausea.
tonsillectomy 09/09/08 bilateral neck dissetion after chemo and radiation completed
August 7th, 2012-surgery to remove left tonsil. August 29th, 2012-neck dissection and staging.
Tonsillectomy and a colostomy. The colostomy was the result of complications from my chemo. A colostomy is used associated with colon cancer Not Head and Neck Cancer.
Surgical Biopsy 8/15/13, Lung Resection 5/14
Radical neck dissection in June 2007, followed by concurrent radiation and chemotherepy with cisplatin.

Mesothelioma Cancer Surgeries

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

VATS procedure 7-09

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Surgeries

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Hysterectomy, lymph node removal
Had surgery May 7th. Really sore afterwards, urinary incontinence, lots of vaginal bleeding, nausea, and very tired
June 2013 - Abdominal Hysterectomy - Sore and tired afterwards, but relieved it was over Oct 2014 - Para aortic Lymph Node Dissection - out of hospital next day
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
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
attempted hyster in oct-- endometriosis too involved too risky tocomplete -- closed and hoped other options would work
Complete hysterectomy including ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and cervix
myomectomy followed by a radical hysterectomy weeks later
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 :(
No issues.
Cancer discovered by pathology after surgery.
Dec. 17, 2008 - complete hysterectomy (post-menopause) ~because mom is diabetic, her incision took 6 months to heal before starting radiation. July 27, 2009 - mom went into surgery to have metal rods placed in arm and leg.
Complete hysterectomy 7/2015
unfortunately developed a seroma which presses on some nerves down my leg. Can only walk 20 min to an hour at a time without significant pain down my leg.
Total Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
3/2/2016 Robotic total hysterectomy, robotic bilateral saloon go-oophorectomy, pelvic bilateral/para-aortic lymph node dissection. Very sore abdomen with sharp internal pain
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.
January 29, 2014; few side effects
Egg Retrieval [fought for reproductive rights before surgery] on April 20th, 2014. 11 eggs were retrieved, 10 were mature, 4 were fertilized, only 1 made it to blastocyst stage to be frozen, my fiance and I fondly refer to it as "icicle", and we're hoping it will grow into a baby next summer. I had mostly bloating from that surgery, but the medicine I was one to STIM [Lupron, Brevelle, and Menopur] gave me bad migraines. Da Vinci [Robot-Assisted] Laproscopic Hystrectomy and Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy on April 20th, 2014. Not too many side-effects- itching/burning around the incisions on my abdomen, gas pain- mostly in my abdomen, abdomen pain- but it feels mostly like I went to the gym and did way too many sit-ups, so it's unpleasant but not unbearable. I have bloating, which is irksome, but that's mostly "swelly belly" from the gas and incisions.
NOne scedules yet
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.
laproscopy complete hysterectomy
Endometrial Cancer Stage 1A! Total Hysterectomy 12/2007 Recurrence in 3/2018 - Lung Nodules currently being treated with Megace
October 3rd, 2011 Vertical incision, Full hysterectomy and removal of tumor in my rectosigmoid colon. Tumor had grown out back of uterus and merged with part of my colon. Big surgery but I am only 28 and very healthy despite the obvious and I have been healing quickly and easily. Its been nine days since surgery.
hysterectomy 31/03/2009

Sarcoma Cancer Surgeries

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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Lesion removal- 3/30/2017 Lymphnode removal on left side- 5/22/2017
May 2010 - Initial surgery; Aug 2010 - re-resectional surgery Aug 2010 - Limb sparing surgery or limb-salvage surgery.
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgery, Bilateral Salpingectomy, Laparotomy February 5th, 2016 March 9th/ 2017 - Removal of leison
Surgery in 2008 to remove tumor and removal of my spleen and some pancreas, surgery in 2011 to remove tumor, awaiting decision by surgeon to see if surgery is an option this time Feb 2015.
Craniotomy-2016, Thoracotomy (left)-2015, Thoracotomy (right)-2015, Thoracotomy/Lobectomy (right)-2014, Wedge Resection (primary tumor-right leg)-2013
Nov 26, 2014 an exploratory surgery was completed in an attempt to resect the 4.1 cm tumor that was encasing into my small bowel. Once inside, Dr.'s then realized the tumor was surrounded by important arteries in the mesentery area, thus the tumor could not be resected more than 20 %.
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!
Shoulder Replacement Right Lung Wedge Resection
30/8/11 - Removal of large sarcoma in right groin, 8/10/14 removal of secondary sarcomas in right lung, 20/11/14 removal of secondary sarcomas in left lung, 1/12/15 removal of sarcoma right groin (which turned into just a biopsy) one surgery to come.
Had surgery 2013. Half of right lung removed, 18 lymph node removed. Upper back pain. Shortness of breath.
Had chin and jaw reconstructed. 3/4 of tongue removed and rebuilt with fat from my back. 3 lymph nodes removed.
Bone marrow biopsy and a biopsy of the tumor in my chest
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...
Surgery to remove tumor on 10/17/14
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.
2/20/17 Radical resection of retro-peritoneal mass, left hemicolectomy, splenectomy, distal pancreatectomy, left nephrectomy, left andrenalectomy, left orchelectomy, resection of transversus abdominis muscle, psoas fascia and coloproctostomy. 3/3/17 After a colonic anastomic breakdown and surgery done patient was in septic shock and remains unstable as of 5/25/17
Surgery on 15th August to remove large mass from right thigh, 5 weeks out from Surgery experienced internal bleed and wound had to be opened again to wash out hematoma, currently two weeks post this second surgery with open wound and vac assisted healing.
August, 2016 March, 2017 July, 2017
Removed the tumor in October 2010. Removed everything they could see or touch. He has been NED ever since.
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
2 craniotomies
August 2017 after radiation therapy
June 2012: Full tumor resection with clear, negative margins from the right parapharynx
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.

Parotid Cancer Surgeries

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.
Lumpectomy 10/03 Lymph node removal 3/04
Parotidectomy, they did about a 3 inch long incision behind my ear, around the lobe up to the front, and then down my neck. My parotid gland was removed. I had this surgery on October 8th, 2014. Side effects from the surgery: little facial movement, severe nerve damage, shoulder pain due to nerve damage, hearing loss.
October 28, 2015

Mouth Cancer Surgeries

What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Glossectomy and Modified Radical Neck Dissection on 30/10/12

Skin Cancer Surgeries

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.

Throat Cancer Surgeries

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
No surgery
Throat and lung
no surgery
Surgery: Friday February 8th 2008 Scar from below right ear to below my chin. Also removal of my right tonsil. My cheek felt numb for several weeks like when you come back from the dentist after getting novacaine. Now sensation is coming back. It feels a bit tight, but the least of my worries :) Official status is TX, N2b, MO. Meaning unknown primary, several lymph nodes, surgeon removed all visible cancer.
Laryngectomy; total removal of voice box February 25, 2016 7 hour surgery Second tumor removal/ Salvage Laryngectomy done July 25, 2016
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.
Removed all teeth because of location of cancer any infection of a tooth for the rest of his life would not heal & cause loss of jaw bone.
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.
None as of yet
Radical neck bissection to remove 5cm growth, both tonsils, and to biopsy tongue base. 03 October. Took only about 4 hours. Incision from behind right ear down below jawline to Adam's Apple. Resulting numbness in ear and cheek, and difficulty smiling evenly. Difficulty eating, as lower lip tends to get bitten if not manually moved down.

Tongue Cancer Surgeries

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Glossectomy. Required tracheotomy. Tumour cut away, and a flap from my left arm and wrist reconstructed my tongue. Skin graft from stomach to replace missing wrist tissue. Various teeth removed. Lymph nodes in neck removed. February 2010. 12 hour operation and was in high dependency unit for 2 days, spent 3 weeks in hospital in total, I made a quick recovery. Had to leant to eat and drink, and speak. Swallowing affected, often choking in the early days and years, towards 4 years after have got used to not choking though it still occurs sometimes even today. In the first 6 months significant facial swelling but kinesio tape used to address, which took around 9-12 months to go, and after 2 years no swelling evident.
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.
first time - excised just a little bit from the back of my tongue. It minimally affected my speech and swallowing. Second time - biopsies then full on chemo and rad. Third time - hemiglossectomy, plus one quickie to create a drain to wick the horrific infection, then a third dramatic surgery event due to a bleed out of carrotid artery.
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
4/1/20 partial glossectomy left lateral tongue extremely painful recovery, full liquid diet for about 2 weeks and then soft foods about a week Will have neck dissection May 1, 2020
July 2015. Tongue reconstruction healed, but graft to small. Need additional tongue reconstruction surgery.
Right partial glossectomy, less than half the tongue (3.1 cm with necrosis). Right tonsillar fossa tumor resection. Right neck dissections, levels 2A, 2B, 3, and 4 (55 lymph nodes removed, 7 cancerous - one necrotic). Pathology reports show invasive p16-positive HPV carcinoma with perineural invasion, lymphvascular invasion, and carcinoma focally extends to the deep margin (which means the margin wasn't clean).
Partial Glossectomy, Tracheostomy and Reconstruction from graft of left forearm tissue. Neck Dissection to remove 49 Lymph nodes from right side of my Neck. 14 hour surgery date 30 May 2016
tongue removed tissue taken from my thighs to reconstruct my tongue, hard to eat and swallow, cant eat solid food, fear of choking constantly
December 2013
4 weeks from now. Partial glossectomy, tongue reconstruction, neck dissection
Glossectomy, full neck disection, reconstructive surgery
13 Nov 2012, extremely sore throat for one month, lost taste temporarily, raspy voice.
August 2, 2018 surgical biopsy, August 29, 2018, tracheostomy, removal of all lower teeth, gastrostomy
partial glossectomy,reconstruction from left forearm, neck dissection, Dec 8th, 2015
3 surgeries to remove 3 different spots on tongue at different times. All within year 1/2. Swollen lymph node in neck disected for testing. No side effects yet except for scar tissue on tongue.
Punch out of tumor on tonsil. HPV positive
Surgery to remove cancer on March 10, 2011
Mouth cancer, removal of partial right jawbone, removal of upper palette, removal of teeth on right side
Neck dissection, tracheostomy, feeding tube
Removed appropriately half of tongue in 2015. Annually in 2007-2009 got margins when removed precancerous lesions. In 2002 benign pituitary tumor removed. 2005 Mose surgery on nose for cancer.
Tonsil ca 1999. Tongue ca 2017. Breast cancer 2011.
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.
3/30/2016
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

Nose Cancer Surgeries

What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

complete removal of nose
Septum removed, artlage removed from ear, to replace septum

Jaw Cancer Surgeries

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.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Surgeries

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Mediastinoscopy, Jan. 30, 2009; Port-A-Cath implanted Feb. 9, 2009.
Had chest x-ray July 10, CT scan July 17th PET scan July 24th. Lymphnode biopsy set for tomorrow August 12th. Port put in August 23rd.
Removal of one axillary lymph node on May 17, 2010, for biopsy.
3/ 2012
Lymph node removed on April 3, 2012 Port a cath put in on April 10, 2012 Bone marrow biopsy on April 20, 2012
Open Biopsy, port placement
Surgical Removal on Feb 14th of 4cm neck mass in lymph node. Confirmd Hodgkin's
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.
Excisional Biopsy of lymphnode.
20th December, 2014. CT Guided Biopsy. 24th December, 2014. Bone Marrow Biopsy. 1st July, 2015. Mini Sternotomy (biopsy). Performed to determine if cancer had mutated into another type. It remained HL. 13th July, 2015. Laparoscopy of Ovary (Fertility Preservation). 20th July, 2015. PICC line Inserted. 1st September, 2015. Insertion of Hickman Line. (Stemcell Collection) 5th September, 2015. Insertion of Central Line. Inserted to replace Hickman line as it had fallen into the right ventricle of the heart. 14th September, 2015. Insertion of Apheresis Catheter into Femoral Vein (groin). (Used for stemcell collection).
Port placement October 18th ~thankfully no side effects as of yrt. Egg retrieval completed on November 13th with a total of 34 fertilized eggs :)~ very painful recovery, uncomfortable, daily injections, complete bed rest for 4 days after..
Lymph node removal, Portacath placement and removal
Lymphectomy, 10/3/13, pain was the only side effect
Lymph Node Biopsy
Lymph node extraction (left armpit); 07/22/2014
Biopsy
lymph node biopsy 3/22/10 medi-port put in 4/2/10 bone marrow biopsy 4/9/10
Thoracotomy 7/91 Thoracotomy 8/92 Thoracotomy 9/92
Lymph Node Biopsy, February 5, 2009 Mediport Placement February 16, 2009 Bone Marrow Biopsy February 18, 2009
3 bone marrow biopsies lumpectomy of left side of neck failed insertion of chest port (too much swelling underneath) successful insertion of arm port chest catheter insertion, removal
Lymph node remove from my neck and Port surgery
Excisional biopsy of right node-- 1/6/15 Port Placement -- 1/8/15
Needle aspiration biopsy - July 2015 Incisional biopsy - August 2015 Bone and bone marrow biosies - September 2015
11/02/10- Biopsy on left lymph Node- Pain, swelling. 12/10- Port placement-Pain swelling 03/11-Port malfunction and removal- Heart Damage, 3 days Hospitalized 03/11-PICC Line placement-pain, annoyance, No swimming :(
late may - biopsy june 7 - port

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Surgeries

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Got the port thing in and my arm stiffened up ALOT back stiffened up ALOT night sweats nightmares sadness. Also LP's which are hard because I got a shit back.
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.
Two bilateral knee surgeries, Avascular Necrosis (AVN), July 2013,Oct 2014; Eye surgery (left eye), Retinal Detachment (isolated CNS relapse), May 2015

Bile Duct Cancer Surgeries

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!
Only a partial whipple since stage 4.
iam a nice girl loking for man
August 2018 surgical removal and liver resection

Leukemia Cancer Surgeries

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

partial hysterectomy 1991 oophorectomy 1991 cervix removal 1992 45 pound tumor removed from right abdomen 1995 removal of spleen and pancreas (more than 50%) 1995 reconstruction of kidney, lung, pancreas and gallbladder 1995

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Surgeries

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

lost both hips due to medications

Neuroblastoma Cancer Surgeries

What Neuroblastoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Removed kidney and tumor February 1998

Appendiceal Cancer Surgeries

What Appendiceal 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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