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 7330 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.

Lumpectomy and lymph node removal 2002
Not scheduled until 2016. Double mastectomy and hysterectomy
Lymph node biopsy August 20, 2010, left a big ole scar! No more BP or needles in this arm!
Surgery 5/1/08.
Mastecomy (2001) Back surgery (2006)
Bilateral Mastectomy 2-8-06
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
commin up after chemo
Lumpectomy in left breast. Removed 7 lymph nodes. Not bad. A little sore and numb. All margins and nodes clear. Surgery performed Feb 2014
Modified Radical Mastectomy with lymph nodes removal in Feb 2009 after 6 months of Chemotherapy. Breast reconstruction planned in 1-2 years.
Lumpectomy, lymphnode removal. Still numb after all these years and swelling.
My Surgery was April 1 and April 3rd. Pretty easy. I was happy to see my breast had not changed because of surgery.
11/22/2010 - bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders. 4/21/2011 - swap out surgery for implants 9/29/2011 - revision surgery to left side
Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction Oct 27, 2015. Not healing well. Returned to OR to have expanders removed and cleaned out and new ones placed on December 29, 2015. Pain and anxiety are my major concerns
7/10/08--Lumpectomy, 1 sentinel node, and 2 other nodes removed. Nodes were free of cancer.
Had bi-lateral mastectomy. Pretty tough surgery. Had 4 drainage tubes for a week. Most uncomfortable other than surgery site: Had to sleep on my back at a 45 degree angle and I always slept on one of my sides. This lasted about 3 weeks.
Lumpectomy
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.
Had lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biospy 10/21/08
Mastectomy 1/2011 Nodual removed part of tyroid takem in 1974 the rest takem out 1996 ROI 3 months later
Lumpectomy (quadrantectomy?) removal of two tumours, 2cm and 3 cm, with gamma radioactive boluses injected in 4 places around my areola, and blue dye injection, as well as removal of 4 sentinel nodes
no date yet as chemo is first and best chance of survival
mastectomy in 2003 - side effects: ugly reconstructed breast with no feeling
16/10/2014 right lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy
bilateral mastectomy 10/11/2010- surgery went well, no complications

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
People dealing with prostate cancer -- both the men who have been diagnosed and those who care about them -- need to play with a full deck of information about what to expect and what to know, so I'm sharing some very personal, even intimate, side effects. 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 it's been years since I've gotten hard, and I've reluctantly abandoned the hope of ever having erections again. Surgery also left me with no prostate and no seminal vesicles, which, in concert, produced my semen, or ejaculate. That left me with what are called 'dry' orgasms. Net-net: I still have orgasms -- but without erections or ejaculation. Sound familiar? Yes, I come like a woman, and that's nothing at all to whine about.
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.

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.
Right lower lobectomy, 1997; left upper lobectomy 2007.
lobectomy 9/24/09,massive infection removal & lobectomy 11/3/09
9 yrs ago-ipsilateral thyroidectomy, radical neck dissection, 2 thyroplasties. Jun-08-pnuemonectomy w/ part of my pericardium and diaphram removed. OUCH!!!!!!
Craniotomy, removed brain tumor on Spet 17, 2012
Lobectomy on August 30, 2019
Not yet
lower left lung lobe removed, 9/12/14, still in lots of pain 3 1/2 months later
lower left lobe of lung removed plus 15 lymph nodes, 2 of which were positive
Remove her right lung
Surgery to fill in the whole in my hip that the cancer chewed. May 2006 Radiation, chemo 2006 Tarceva daily & Zemato monthly Hip replacement(avascular nerosis to my hip)June 2007
7/14/08 Right breast lumpectomy with axillary node disection of 23 nodes - all negative
Brain biopsey, august 6, two blackeyes looked awful!
11/27/12 hair loss
removed right lung 6/7/2009 - limited movement in rt arm,can not reach very high and then some pain.slight pains from time to time around incision.dr. say it will improve with time
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.
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!!
1998 2/3 left lung removed nerve damage
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
2/2018 RT upper Lobectomy-VATS ; Pneumonia, Acute Respitory Failure
3-27-10 rod put in left arm
Surgery is not an option at this point for me
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
Surgery for fracture of femur
Hysterectomy 2009

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.

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 May 2011 Bone marrow Biopsy May 2011 Neck bx 3/17/15
Lymph node removed, no real side effects
removal of lymph node for dx
I've had a Hickman line, a Port and a Vascath- all done by surgery. I now have a purple pic line that works with ct contrast!
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
Bone Aspiration 7/16/12. Double Port insertion 7/30/12. Rod insertion in right humerous after break at tumor 8/6/12.
Partial Gastrectomy, Vagotomy, Pyloroplasty in October 2008 to remove tumor and adjacent lymph nodes.
Excisional Biopsy on January 18th, results came back as no evidence of lymphoma. Still felt sick, had another biopsy on February 18th and then got diagnosed with lymphoma.
12/19/14
12/27 - Fine needle and Core biopsy - insufficient for diagnosis 1/08 Lymph node biopsy - negative results 1/14 Mediasteinoscopy - Diagnosis NHL
Lymph node removal and biopsy 3 bone marrow biopsies
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.
Had seizure in late August 2016 had ct scan mass found on brain initially told it was a meningioma nothing to worry about was given choice to remove or not, I opted for removal as it had caused a seizure, when surgeon went to operate he realised it was NHL, biopsy taken immediately and he continued wth removal, biopsy results back before op finished, confirming NHL, had full body ct scan following day discoverd it in stomach, chest, breasts Recovered from surgery very well.
Biopsy, port #1, port #1 removal, port #2
Lymph Node Surgery Feb 15th 2011.
Had SO MANY SURGERIES. two to remove the lump on neck, one because the doctor suspected appendicitis, and two on the intestines, apparently still bleeding after the first, so have to reOPEN and reDO
Bone marrow biopsy 27th July, very uncomfortable but improved rapidly. CT guided needle biopsy 28th July, uncomfortable but minimal side effects. Laparotomy for surgical 'chunk' biopsies 6th August 2010 - recovery took several weeks, now have vertical scar down my midline which stops before my belly button - I have an exclamation mark!
Port placement
Mediastinoscopy Port Placement
7/29/10FNA of thyroid (not bad), 8/5/10Vacuum Assisted Core Needle Biopsy on breast mass(Ouch but better in 24 hours),8/18/10 mediport insertion(localized soreness),8/19/10 Bilateral Bone Marrow Biopsy(Ouch followed by days of sore) Lumpectomy 3/16/18 with Sentinel Node Biopsy
Colon surgery
Other than a port installation, I avoided surgery - I was scheduled fora THIRD biopsy (surgical) as it took them 1 whole month to diagnose me after 2 needle biopsies! I was spooked to get a port implanted, but it was the best thing I could do and made life much simpler during chemo. I wear my port insert/removal scars as my badge of courage.
5/14/2014 for suspicion of new cancer. Outpatient procedure.
July 12, 2013 Lymph node removed and biopsied.

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
Removed left kidney
will be parascopy
Scheduled for an open partial nephretomy on April 21st, 2011
Removal of left kidney; Feb 27, 2012; really really sore for 3 wks afterwards
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.
Removed mass from kidney on 3/25
Left nephrectomy
Surgery to remove kidney. A lot of pain.
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.
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
July 27th, I dont know waht the doctoers call it it but he was cut from neck to groin to remove tumor and then front to back on left side to remove kidney!
Removal of kidney (radical nephrectomy), November 2007.
full left nephrectomy. Back issues- bulging and herniated disks from my position in the surgery. Pain when I move wrong and also adhesions on the huge scar.
radical nephrectomy on Nov. 29, 2010
Radical laparoscopic nephrectomy (left) on January 3, 2019
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.
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).
Surgery scheduled for March 31/14, laparoscopic full removal of the left kidney
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.
My husband has his C-4 removed, replaced and C-3, 4 and 5 fused March 16. Recently, he has 2 femoral angiograms to insert the radioactive beads.
no surgery
Robotic partial nephrectomy July 2010.
Partial right nephrectomy 6/14/13
Cryosurgery to kidney

Pancreatic Cancer Surgeries

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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!
Not possible
exploratory surgery
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.
Distal Pancreatonomy
Whipple procedure 12/01/2015. No side effects really at all. I was extremely lucky. I was off work for three months and now just about back to normal.
had tuomor and part of pancreas and 9 lymph nodes along with spleen removed in Dec. 2001...just post-op pain...Dec. 2005 R.F.A. on liver along with resection...same with post-op
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
Whipple Procedure performed January 19, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian. The cancer was staged at 2b, with positive margins and lymph nodes.
whipple june 3,2015
Had the whipple procedure performed 12/11
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.
2 months of treatment going on now before surgery is set.
surgery not an option
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.
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.
Non operable
Inoperable
had an ERCP and had a stint put in my bile duct, since mass was pushing on it the duct and caused liver problems. became johndis until stint was put in and took a few weeks to get better before chemo could start.
Had Whipple surgery done on 2/15
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.
1. ERCP set for 5 Feb 07.
May 5, 2017. Hospitalized for 6 days. Came home with tubes, drains and a feeding tube.
Whipple, Nov 3014; chronic diarrhea, weight loss
Whipple, March 2008

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.

2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
8/31/2016
Oct 2 2015
31 may 2012
3/31/2014 Paracentesis for ascites in abdomen. Found Atypical cells in abdominal fluid. 2000ml drained. 4/04/2014 - Exploratory Laparotomy, Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, Bilateral Salpingo-oopherectomy, omentectomy, lymph node dissection, cancer staging. Found tumor in both ovaries. Left ovary and mass measured 9.0 x 7.5 x 2.0 cm. Right ovary and mass measured 10.5 x 7.5 x 5.1 cm. Nodules on my omentum, bladder, and paracolic gutter (area between the abdominal wall and the colon). All of these we're non-invasive implants.
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)
Main- complete hysterectomy, 18" of colon, Sept. 2015, Surgery in May 2015 for bowel obstruction
Partial hysterectomy - they took everything but my uterus getting ready for another surgery
February 10, 2010 - Surgery went extremely well...removed all visible signs of cancer from diaphragm, liver, colon, as well as omentum and complete hysterectomy. Appendix came out as well (seems to be the protocol). My mother became very depressed and was given anti-depressants.
I've had one surgery. Can't imagine there would be much need to do another... they removed just about everything including my appendix (smile).
Left ovary and Fallopian tube removed. Post surgery abdominal pain and fatigue.
August 2007, September 2008, October 2009
I went in to surgery to remove a football size mass from my abdominal region on June 23, 2017 and a complete hysterectomy. When I woke, they informed me that they had to remove 18 inches of my small intestine that had been infected with ovarian cancer.
I had my right ovary extracted at age 21, but this time, there was a tumor growing in its place. Surgery took place April 20.
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
The surgery was on December 4, 2008. During the surgery I had both ovaries removed and two lymph nodes removed as well. The recovery from the surgery was rough but I got through it.
Laprascopic Salpingo Oopherectomy on 12/26/11. Couldn't use abdominal muscles after surgery so needed help getting up, walking, using the restroom etc. Pain in abdomen with bleeding from belly button incision put me back in the ER a week later.
August 10, 2010 - Laparoscopic unilateral salpingo oopherectomy, cystectomy October 18, 2010 - exploratory Laparotomy; staging, omentectomy, biopsies, debulking Side effects: adhesions for surgey...extreme pain like what i was having that lead me to the diagnosis. Nothing was found wrong so doctors summed it up to be adhesions. Also started having bad acid reflux after surgery.
9/1/17 radical laparotomy removal of uterus,ovarie, debunking, omentum/ nil side effects
<b>January 2009:</b> Hysterectomy and removal of ovarian masses turned into emergency surgery due to a bowel obstruction. The tumors were too large/difficult to remove at that time. The doctors decided to blast her with chemo, shrink the tumors and operate again in a few months. <b>May 2009:</b> Complete hysterectomy. Omentectomy. Tumor debulking. An ostomy was created. <b>Septemper 2009:</b> More tumor debuking/removal. The ostomy was reversed (yay!) <b>September 2010:</b> Admitted to hospital for bowel obstruction. Had gastrostomy surgery. PEG tube(Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) inserted to help decompress stomach contents and to prevent and manage nausea/vomiting.<br><b>December 2010:</b> After an unsuccessful abdominal surgery, she was discharged and began Home Hospice Care. So far, her symptoms and pain are being managed. We are positive, upbeat and cherishing the moments we have together.<br><br><big><i><b>January 7th, 2011:</b> My mom passed away at home. I held her until the end. Her body went in to acute renal failure and she became unresponsive. She held on for two days and passed away peacefully and as comfortably as possible. She will be missed forever.</big></i>
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
Laparoscopy to remove ovarian mass followed by laparoscopy for staging
Right ovary removal on Oct 8th. Maybe more, won't know till after surgery.
November 8, 2012 - full hysterectomy. No side effects - I have the best doctor and she took great care of me.
Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oopherectomy, peritonectomy

Thyroid Cancer Surgeries

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.
4/27/10: Fine needle biopsy of lump 6/04/10: Total thyroidectomy
Surgery wasn't that bad Dec.27th, 2008 Haven't felt 100% like myself
Thyroidectomy, May 21, 2014
Had a Right Hemi Thyroidectomy and will be having the left thyroid removed in the near future.
Total Thyroidectomy, March 15, 2005, excessive calcionemia which extended hospital stay by 3 days.
April 2nd, 2010, complete thyroidectomy. Drops in calcium levels, extreme hot flashes, mingled with cold. Some throat soreness and raspiness.
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.
I had a total Thyroidectomy in October 2009. It was determined after the surgery that the 5cm goiter removed was cancerous. I was diagnosed with Follicular Thyroid Cancer.
Going to talk to the surgeons on Friday 23rd July 10
7/1 did a partial on left side. Now have nodes on right side anx lession on liver.
The surgeon removed the right side of my thyroid. The medicine I was given to knock me out during surgery made me SICK AS A DOG. After surgery it was determined that I have cancer. I will soon be getting second side of thyroid removed and them going through radiation treatment.
Total Thyroidectomy, 6/18/15
Surgery - Thyroidectomy, Date - Sept 12th 2011, Side Effects - Chronic Nausea, Strained Vocal Cords, & Breathing Issues.
9/06 - Thyroidectomy - right vocal cord paralysis
6/10/15 Total thyroidectomy and relocation of parathyroid glands. Removal 15 lymph nodes.
I am scheduled for surgery on Sept 9, 2011...a little nervous to be honest
Total thyroidectomy scheduled for October 8, 2010
October 5 th, 2012. Thyroidectomy with full neck dissection. 3 draining tubes and full neck swelling. 86 lymphnodes removed with 14 showing Papillary Cancer. Upgraded from Stage 1 to Stage 3. Prognosis remains the same. Treatable.
Just had surgery on October 12th,2011 and the scar is pretty big but worth it.
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
9/7/11
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.
Total tyroidectomy 8-2011. Surgery went great. Spent one night in hospital and went shopping the day I left :)
August 7th 2012 - Total thyroidectomy and central dissection plus removal of one parathyroid

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.

Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and biopsy Jan 31st 2012
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.
I have a piece of my skull missing and I have nerve damage which effects my left arm and hand.
Biopsy 2/15/08 Partial tumor extraction 5/15/08
07/26/2010- remvoved whole tumor, no side effects
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
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 on 1/30/09 with ability to speak better immediately but still needs lots of speech therapy.
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.
tremors in hands, arms and legs
Had 2 surgeries for removal in the left frontal lobe. 1/2006 and 10/2009. First surgery - extremely tired. 2nd surgery - extremely tired as well; because surgeon had to take more out affected my speaking - couldn't speak for 4 days but came back fine.
First removeal was on April 13, 2011 - he was told it did not look like cancer or anything that would ever grow back and to go home and relax! Second surgery August 15th tumor was the size of a golf ball. Surgeon had pathology results of cancer on August 25th 2011 but it was not told to him until his family dr finally got the pathology and called him in on October 6th 2011. Told him it was Stage III anaplastic glioma ... later find out that it is stage IV.
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
spinal fluid re-routed in brain
Tumour Resection & Craniotomy - November 25, 2011 - She stuttered, eyes weak and struggled with walking Central Venous Line Insertion - Dec. 16
January 10th, 1996. Staten Island University Hospital
Mom had resection of tumor
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.
Emergency brain surgery on June 12, 2004 After surgery Michael had a stroke. Now uses a walker.
3 surgeries- right parietal lobe
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.
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 =)
Needle biopsy of brain tumor. I chose to stay awake during the procedure.
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.
My tumor is inoperable since it's in the middle of my thalmus. There had trouble just getting the biopsy.

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.

Had surgery july 2009 removed section of lower rectom.I was cut open from under ribs to below belly button.Recovery time was about 10 weeks. as of feb 2010 I may have to have another surgery to remove a cancer cell
Anterior resection & ileostomy, 11/04/09; "Takedown" surgery (reconnection), 04/10, slightly decreased bowel control.
September 22, 2008 Removal of colon, bladder, vagina, and two ovaries. Was in the hospital for one month recovering. Major healing problem was on a wound vac for four months, had home health care. Could not eat, sit, stand, walk due to pain. Have a permanent colostomy and ileo conduit.
07/13/2012 hysterectomy, oopherectomy to remove 26cm adnexal mass. Doctors thought it was ovarian related but once inside saw that it originated from colon, and did colon resection and liver biopsy.
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.
Anticipated mid Aug 2010. See surgeon July 26th for testing to determine results of chemo & radiation
The only surgury so far was the portacath, This take a bit of time to get used to only because there is a foreign object in your chest. No pain involved just a bump below your collar bone.
Mesorectal
January 2009 : Section of colon removed
Tumor & lymph node removal 2/13/13 temporary ileostomy; 9/18/13 ostomy reversal
Radical Hysterectomy and Lymphnode removal
In the hospital for 5 days for colon resection and temporary colostomy. Stage 3c, 6sm tumor removed, 15/33 infected lymph nodes, well differentiated cells.
We all had colon surgery @ same time in January 2006. Bart's cancer had penetrated his colon, and infected his liver, lung, and brain. He has been under chemo for many months. Brian had entire colon removed, but retains his rectum. Bruce had about 2 feet removed. Both Brian and Bruce had surgery again, due to complications. It all hurt like heck. But today, we all three are doing great.
I will find out at the end of this month whether my doctor will operate to remove the rectal tumour. I guess it depends on the prognosis for the lung cancer. Surgery will result in a permanent colostomy however it should give me a better quality of life.
First week of May 2010- removal of tumor, and ileostomy Second surgery to reverse ileostomy after 4 mos of chemo
Surgery was on my birthday, 3/30/09. 10 inches of my colon (sigmoid area) was removed along with 56 lymph nodes, 10 which tested positive for cancer. Surgery was done laproscopically. Side effects were normal pain for incisions, nausea from pain medicine.
colon resection with liver wedge biopsy 2/2008 severe anemia
had 12 inches of colon removed along with 14 lymph nodes, 5 of which were positive. Mets to the liver. Surgeon made an incision from an inch above my navel down, about 10 inches. No colostomy… so far. 12/14: hysterectomy to remove metastasis on ovary.
Pending 4/7/2014
Oct. 17 colonoscpy/ Oct 19 removed 18 inches of colon, 15 lymph nodes and appendix. Six days in hospital. Lymph nodes clear cancer had spread outside the wall of colon and almost completely closed off bowels.
LAR 9/17/2009 35-40 lymphnodes remove all cancer free. Lots of pain from surgery. Pull thru surgery 10/11/2009 because LAR failed. This final surgery saved me from a bag for life.
Colon resection April 2004, Liver resection August 20009
from Oct. 2004 to July 2009 I have had 3 colon surgeries, now there is nothing left, a total hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. I have had more colonoscopies than I can count...and have had two port-a-caths in and out.
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.
9/19/2011. proximal resection. 6" incision. Other than anal fissures, recovered quickly. Back to work 2 1/2 weeks post surgery.

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.

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!
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.
I did 6 wks chemo and five weeks radiation. I had to do radiation every weekday for five weeks. I did chemo five times, it was every Monday for three hours. I would not do the port they put in your chest, I took and Iv in the arm. They gave me two bags saline solution, one bag steroid and one bag of the chemo drug cisplatin.
Not an option......
Emergency surgery for internal bleeding, blood transfusion and cervical cone biopsy: 04/11/2019 Side Effects: Hospitalized until 04/19/2019 Brachytherapy (Internal radiation): 05/01, 05/08, 05/15, 05/22, 05/29 Side effects: Vaginal stenosis, contact bleeding, pelvic pain, back pain
not an option...
The only surgery was 2 rounds of inpatient internal radiation. 11/11/2016 to 11/13/2016 and 11/28/2016 to 12/01/2016
Surgery was not an option for me.
Colposcopy on Dec 5. Large biopsy of Cervix via LEEP Procedure January 29. Results came back positive for Cancer on February 12, 2013.
complete vaginal hysterectomy
No Surgerys yet!! Getting a port soon.
Vaginaplasty July 2008
Feb 1, 2018 Ileostomy due partial blockage of colon. A lymph node in my colon had grown into the lining of my colon.
radical hystorectomy, radiation for 5 weeks ended may24
Cone Biopsy x 2, sentinal node dissection in Jan 2012, Crevical Stent in Oct 2012
Trachelectomy - Oct 10, 2014
2/24/09 Radical hysterectomy/lymph node dissection 4/27/09 Mediastinoscopy (small surgery to do a biopsy in the lung area to make sure cancer had not spread to those lymph nodes) 6/03/09 Powerport port-a-cath placement
Partial Cervical Removal
Chemotherapy, Radiation, and internal radiation
Robotic hysterectomy in 2012 no thoughts of cancer. 6 wk surgical f/u doc said I had adenocarcinoma in situ. 2013 strokes, blood clots founds ovaries suspicious. Cervical cancer spread to right ovary removed. 2016 spread to sack near rectum. Removed in July 2016.
Nov 3rd 2011 scheduled
LEEP (2003), cone biopsy (2003, 2004)
26th November 2010, Hysterectomy, including removal of ovaries. Wind Pain and constipation biggest complication.
D&C, Hysterscopy
9/10/18

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.

No surgery at this time.
09/07/10- Anal Mass Removal- went in for emergency hemorrhoid surgery only to discover it wasn't a hemorrhoid but a tumor. 11/19 /10 - TEM surgery - dr. went in to check out mass spotted on eus and to remove some tissue to see if any cancer cell activity remains. very sore after procedure - since procedure was done directly in anal verge - more sore than most people. 12/29- APR surgery-removed anus and received permanent colostomy
Liver resection Jan 2012
May 2016 full salvage APR
July and October 2012. Many infections including VRE, C. difficile ,sepsis ((from candida) weight loss of 30 lbs, semi-vegetative state, hematuria, more surgeries to lysis infections, adhesions. Near death before transfer out of Yale Hospital and moved to Lenox Hill Hospital where my life was saved.
6/1/2016 CT scan abdomen 6/8/2016 MRI of Chest, Abdomen & Pelvis 6/17/2016 Liver Biopsy 6/24/2016 Port put in 7/26/16 went into ER. Couldn't think straight. Got brain MRI - also had heart monitor on me + got echo cardiogram. they think it was Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) (mini stroke) Released next day 7/27/16 FOLLOW-UP: 12/15/2016 Anoscopy 02/10/2017 CT Scan with IV Contrast 04/13/2017 2nd Anoscopy
After colonoscopy, surgeon took out larger tissue, cells were squamous so radiation/chemo was needed for remaining cells. Surgery was painful. On hydrocodon-acidimidophin.
Had Colorectal Surgery on June 23 2016. "Side Effects ?" I now pass stools like a Play-Doh Fun Factory with a Colostomy Bag fit for a Pack Mule.
i had a colonoscopy in Sept of 2014. They found a small lesion just above the dentate line. This was termed AIN 2. In Nov of 2014 they did a biopsy on what they termed a lesion and then destroyed it with electrocautery. The biopsy showed an invasive squamous cell cancer. It was moderately differentiated and it was arising within a background of high- grade dysphasia. The Doctor didn't notify me with results for three weeks. He then called and said I have invasive cancer and would call back in a week after he met with his cancer board. I called him a week later and decided to change doctorrs and went to a research hospital. The new doctor said he thought chemo and radiation at this point was an extreme measure and we should watch it every three months. Did CT scan and MRI both normal. Another spot was identified in May 2016. Excision was preformed June 2016. Didn't get clean margins and that lymph- vascular invasion was present.
Surgery set for January 2010, complete removal of rectal arrea,as well as all lymph nodes, and permanent colostomy due to location of tumor.
I honestly cannot say I had colorectal surgery - I had what I thought was a very small hemorrhoid removed and poof instead it was 3 cm cancerous tumor. I just didn't know how to get rid of the Surgery choice and it was the closest thing I could come up with to what I had done. I also had my port inserted and removed, no fun but love my surgeon he is awesome!!
November 13th, 2009 - colostomy surgery - temporary if chemo/rad treatments are successful
Of teh intial tumor in 2018 all was taken out, but an area of pre-cancerous cells (AIN 3)was found around it and in the cutting edges of the wound.
1 quadrant hemorrhoidectomy with removal of small tumor on 2/14/12. Called in by doctor for diagnosis on 2/15/12. Positive for cancer.
no surgery recommended at this time
11/14 and 12/14 excise and biopsies
After a negative biopsy during a colonoscopy (3-2018), went in for surgery to have the lesion removed...another biopsy of the removed tissue showed it was cancer. I bounced back from the lesion removal surgery pretty quick.
Surgery Feb 2013.
3/21/2012 APR surgery/colostomy. Long slow recovery but happy to be rid of tumor pain.
July 25 2017. Removal of what was thought to be a benign anal growth. I expect some degree of soreness will be permanent.
2 biopsies on inguinal lymph node.
Incisional Biopsy
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!! :/
Full APR, Hysterectomy at the same time, lymph node removal
A chemo port was surgically installed just under my collar bone. After I completed 2 rounds of chemo and 7 weeks of radiation, my tumor was much smaller but still there. I switched hospitals from Jefferson Univ. in Phila. to Sloan Kettering in NYC. To determine if the remaining tumor was still cancerous, I had a surgical biopsy, going into the tumor through the anal wall. That identified some irregular cells but no cancer. Since they were sure there was still some cancer, I had a second biopsy done by interventional radiology, going into the tumor through my back while viewing via CT scan to be sure they were in the right place. Still no cancer! Yay! Later I had my appendix removed; it had been damaged by the radiation.

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.

tonsillectomy 09/09/08 bilateral neck dissetion after chemo and radiation completed
Neck Dissection
Removed remaining tonsil with cancer cells, a spot on my tongue, lymph nodes and one saliva gland - December 15, 2010. I could nto get my mouth open far so they had to cut through jaw & neck. Chin, tongue, rt side inside my mouth and some teeth are still sensitive on June 6, 2011. Mouth and tongue are still sensitive on June 4, 2012!!
Tonsillectomy - 12/10/10 Modified Neck Dissection - 12/27/10
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.
May 31 2011 Robotic Tonsil Surgery,Pain Killer gave me night sweats & nightmares, Had to sleep upright in reclining chair
Surgical biopsy of lymph nodes July 21, 2011. Surgical biopsy of tonsil July 27, 2011. Peg tube placement August 2, 2011
tonsillectomy via robotics and lymph node removal - 12/23/11
Tonsillectomy
Robotic tonsil and tumer removal and Neck disection to remove lymph nodes
January 17, 2011 - Tonsilectomy - Ouch for 2 weeks lost 10 pounds but got through it.
Radical Neck Dissection, April 7,2010, Tightness of the jaw, constant pulling sensation, crooked smile, occasional head aches.
biopsy of left tonsil and lymph node
Tonsil only March, 2008
Surgery was done December 27th. Removal of right tonsil and neck dissection removed 34 lymph nodes which 3 were were positive. There are some slight issues with my shoulder and arm not having full range of motion but this is being worked out through physical therapy. 7 weeks post surgery and the swallowing is totally back. Had to have 5 teeth removed prior to radiation treatment though and that was a minor setback.
 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.  
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.
Right modified radical neck dissection. tracheostomy direct laryngoscopy Pec flap relocation, reconstruction. radical resection of tonsil partial glossectomy lateral pharyngotomy left fasciocutaneous radial forearm free flap reconstruction split thickness skin graft from left thigh to cover right forearm Debridement of right neck defect mandibulotomy (split jaw) rotational pectoralis major closure of defect split thickness skin graft right thigh (to cover neck) open g-Tube placement
Tonsillectomy 12/30/13 - Took me about 10 days to turn the corner on recovery. About 50% of the time, there is a click and some side of throat spasm/movement when i swallow. Feeding tube (PEG) 2/26/14? - Painful abdominal and back cramping after surgery. Took Prilosec and it settled down after a week. Stoma leaks formula. Stoma had granulation. Forced to use gauze on stoma throughout to catch leakage/bleeding. Selective Lymph Node dissection 5/20/14 - Drain tube pulled and released from hospital on 5/21. Numbness from bottom of ear along incision up to jaw line of face.
Surgery (radical tonsillectomy and neck dissection to remove 5 lymph nodes) was performed October 20, 2009 at Loyola University Medical Center. Two lymph nodes were cancerous, one with extra capsular extensions.
tonsillectomy
Robotic tonsilectomy R and R lateral neck dissection.
Tonsilectomy and Right modified neck dissection 10/12/2011.
Had outpatient surgery on September 10th. ENT doctor did a biopsy of the back of my tongue and tonsil so they could know where the cancer originated which was in the tonsil.
Tonsillectomy with attached tumor and 32 lymph nodes removed.

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.

Complete hysterectomy 7/2015
Total Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
2/25/2016 Robotic. No major side effects. Post-surgery constipation (thanks to a few days of opioids) then the opposite, then balance, finally. This seems to be the usual course of recovery. Make sure you have a pillow for your belly for the ride home from the hospital. Avoid dairy products at all costs. Apple juice and Fiber One bars will be your friend.
DaVinci robot assisted laparoscopic surgery on 3/23/16 -- one night stay in hospital, feeling a little sore still a week later in area where lymph nodes were removed
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 :(
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.
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.
hysterectomy 31/03/2009
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.
09/14/09 total abdominal hysterectomy with lymph nodes also removed
Hysterectomy on July 1, 2010.
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
December 10 2015 hysterectormy, abdominal lymphs, ooprechtomy
total Hysterectomy
Surgery was excellent no side effects and minimal scar
laproscopy complete hysterectomy
I will receive Hysterectomy after Chemo is complete
Jan 2009- no side effects
Radical hysterectomy on August 6, 2012. Hot Flashes began 2 weeks later.
Davinci total hysterectomy Oct 11, 2010. None so far
October 7, 2011--Other than short-term digestive issues, recovered swiftly.
Robotic hysterectomy, 4/5/2017, bloating
Jan.31, 2011 Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy - non-laproscopic - vertical incision
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 hysterectomy June 13, 2009

Sarcoma Cancer Surgeries

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Resection by a certified Orthopedic Oncologist, Dr. Earl W. Brien. Amazing doctor and friend!
Bone marrow biopsy and a biopsy of the tumor in my chest
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgery, Bilateral Salpingectomy, Laparotomy February 5th, 2016 March 9th/ 2017 - Removal of leison
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.
Craniotomy-2016, Thoracotomy (left)-2015, Thoracotomy (right)-2015, Thoracotomy/Lobectomy (right)-2014, Wedge Resection (primary tumor-right leg)-2013
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.
June 2012: Full tumor resection with clear, negative margins from the right parapharynx
Surgery to remove tumor on 10/17/14
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 %.
August 2017 after radiation therapy
2 craniotomies
Lesion removal- 3/30/2017 Lymphnode removal on left side- 5/22/2017
Shoulder Replacement Right Lung Wedge Resection
Coming Soon...
August, 2016 March, 2017 July, 2017
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!
Had chin and jaw reconstructed. 3/4 of tongue removed and rebuilt with fat from my back. 3 lymph nodes removed.
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.
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
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...
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
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.
May 2010 - Initial surgery; Aug 2010 - re-resectional surgery Aug 2010 - Limb sparing surgery or limb-salvage surgery.
Removed the tumor in October 2010. Removed everything they could see or touch. He has been NED ever since.
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.

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.

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
partial glossectomy,reconstruction from left forearm, neck dissection, Dec 8th, 2015
3/30/2016
July 2015. Tongue reconstruction healed, but graft to small. Need additional tongue reconstruction surgery.
1990 - removal of the sore and I was good to go. 1997 - Hemmiglossectomy with donor site from Right arm, Radical neck, healed for a few weeks and then treatment began. Treatment nearly killed me!!
Neck dissection, tracheostomy, feeding tube
4 weeks from now. Partial glossectomy, tongue reconstruction, neck dissection
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Punch out of tumor on tonsil. HPV positive
Laryngectomy to remove 5 lymph nodes on right side of her neck. A tracheodomy since she had difficulty breathing from the tumor that was growing in her neck. Plus a feeding tube
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
Tonsil ca 1999. Tongue ca 2017. Breast cancer 2011.
Mouth cancer, removal of partial right jawbone, removal of upper palette, removal of teeth on right side
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
Surgery to remove cancer on March 10, 2011
Glossectomy, full neck disection, reconstructive surgery
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.

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.

Okay. The only surgeries I had was for the Biopsy of my cancer Tumor and for my chemo port. :D yes chemo port. Lovely little thing...
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 :(
lymph node biopsy 3/22/10 medi-port put in 4/2/10 bone marrow biopsy 4/9/10
Lymph node biopsy Bone marrow biopsy--would have rather had another baby...at least you can opt for an epidural. Mediport 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.
Lymph node remove from my neck and Port surgery
Oct. 18, 2010- medi-port
3/ 2012
Lymph Node Biopsy
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).
Lymphectomy, 10/3/13, pain was the only side effect
Traciodomy- collapsed lung
Lymph Node Biopsy, February 5, 2009 Mediport Placement February 16, 2009 Bone Marrow Biopsy February 18, 2009
Right cervical lymphnode excisional biopsy 9/23/2010 PowerPort placement 11/22/2010
Lymph node removed on April 3, 2012 Port a cath put in on April 10, 2012 Bone marrow biopsy on April 20, 2012
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.
splenectomy - an operation to remove your spleen - in August 2008.
8/22/12 - Port placement
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..
Port insertion- June 2 2014, pain for a few days. Port Removal -December 1 2014, pain for a few days but not as painful as the insertion.
Bipsopy, anterior mediastinotomy. Feb 2011
bronchotomy in June 2010: tenderness near incision and scar.
Thoracotomy, on my birthday. I felt like I'd been caught in a bear trap.
Lymph nodes removed for biopsy in May and June 2014.

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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