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What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
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
In the long run? Probably worse than any of the rest of the ordeal. I HATED losing a breast. Especially the nipple. No reconstruction can restore that, regardless of what plastic surgeons can do to create a fake one. Oh, and it was performed on my 44th birthday in Dec. 2003, which didn't help matters any.
I have had two surgeries-lumpectomy and reincision to get the rest of lump and port installment.
12/12 Mastectomy, with 29 cancerous lymphs removed Reconstructive surgery immediately following (TRAM flap)
8/19/10 - Right breast needle localization lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy (10 lymph nodes examined--all negative)
Lumpectomy- 2/14/2011 Hysterectomy- 11/16/2011
Lumpectomy,with sentinal node biopsey followed by re-excession to obtain clear margins.
Partical double mastectomy/lymph nodes removed Dec. 15th, 2010 Where the lymph nodes were removed had fluid build up was very sore.
Mastectomy with reconstruction - march 3, 2017
only removal of my ovaries
Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
Went to surg.first & in 1 week I came out of surgery. Quickest thing I have ever heard of. Fla. Drs. don't waste time.
don't yet know
My first surgery was on September 22, 2005 where I had a lump in my breast removed. I got the call on September 26th that is was cancerous. My second re-excision surgery was on October 5th. The cancer reoccurred and was found on May 29, 2009. I am scheduled to have a mastectomy on Thursday June 11, 2009.
Lumpectomy after surgery, lymph node removal on 9/10/11, not much pain
Just had second surgery recently and a portacat put in. Chemo soon.
April 7, 2010 day surgery. No side effects. I went on a short shopping trip April 8th.
October 2012, bi-lateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.
First surgery was in Sept. of 08. Lumpectomy with sentinel node removal and 22 lymph nodes under left arm. This go around was bilateral mastectomy with lymph node removal on right side also. Surgery was Monday April 25. 4 days ago.
3 biopsies, double mastectomey, node disecction
After first lumpectomy, a second was required to get the rest of the cancer. A third was requested and refused to remove a clot in the cavity where the tumor had been. The clot was drained in the surgeons office over a period of weeks. Now all that is left is minor numbing, faint purple discoloration and two scars from the lumpectomy and single lymph node removal.
Bilateral Mastectomy with reconstruction (latissimus dorsi/tissue expanders) in four weeks, then another surger in around 4 months to have my expanders removed and permanent implants put in.
2013-2014: no surgery since mets diagnosis Lumpectomy & Sentinel Node removal . . .April 24, 2008. Most of the pain was from the incision where they took the lymph nodes, it hurt for quite a while. 2nd Surgery . . . May 30, 2008 . . . Lumpectomy Re-do . . . the margins from my first lumpectomy were very small, so they needed to take more tissue. Because I don't have a lot of tissue to take, he had to take extra skin from my breast and some muscle from my chest wall. The worst part about this surgery was the burning I would feel from the muscle behind my breast.
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
Nerve-sparing, open radical retropubic prostatectomy, Sept. 11, 2007. Side effect: genital shrinkage. 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 a long time since I've been able to get hard. Surgery also left me with no prostate and no seminal vesicles, which, in concert, produced my semen. I can no longer ejaculate and have 'dry' orgasms.
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
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
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Brain biopsey, august 6, two blackeyes looked awful!
Remove her right lung
left upper lobe removed 5/21/2013 by VATS, still deal with some pleural effusion but other than that completely healed
not a candidate for surgery because of location
1998 2/3 left lung removed nerve damage
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
lymph node removel
I had fluid drained off of my lung 2x in late October and then had pulmonary effusion closed off during surgery as well. Got blood clots in my legs and lung after surgery.
lobectomy 9/24/09,massive infection removal & lobectomy 11/3/09
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
Craniotomy, removed brain tumor on Spet 17, 2012
11/27/12 hair loss
lower left lung lobe removed, 9/12/14, still in lots of pain 3 1/2 months later
3-27-10 rod put in left arm
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.
lower left lobe of lung removed plus 15 lymph nodes, 2 of which were positive
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
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!!
removed a "golf ball" sized tumor, metastatic adenocarcinoma to the brain.
I had my left upper lung removed March 4, 2013 via VATS at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Side effects? Well, not sure where to start. Fatigue for sure. What the medical community would call being 'uncomfortable'. And grateful. So grateful to have the tumor gone.
Surgery for fracture of femur
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.
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.
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.
What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
They removed the tumor by going throught the urethral tube. October 30th 07 was my surgery date and I had a great doctor. I had chemo injected into my bladder right after surgery as a preventive method. I had a hysterectomy in Feb 08 as a preventive surgery because of where the tumor had been removed from. The recovery for this was 12 weeks long and very painful. Still have side-effects from that last surgery.
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.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
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.
Bone Aspiration 7/16/12. Double Port insertion 7/30/12. Rod insertion in right humerous after break at tumor 8/6/12.
removal of lymph node for dx
Lymph Node Surgery Feb 15th 2011.
Lymph node removed, no real side effects
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!
December 16, 2010 removal of enlarged lymph node on the lower left side of my neck, just above the collar bone
Midline laparotomy, axilar lumpectomy, splenectomy, lumpectomy right neck, ingroinal lumpectomy
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
Port implantation surgery.
5/14/2014 for suspicion of new cancer. Outpatient procedure.
intestine resection due to lymph nodes tearing intestine and causing sepsis.
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)
None yet, not operable.
Port in right arm 08/2008 it got infected and developed a clot and was removed. Port in chest 10/2008
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.
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
Numbness around chin
Lymph node removal and biopsy 3 bone marrow biopsies
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!
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.
Removed 1 lymph node for biopsy, installed port in chest,bone marrow aspiration.To much cancer to operate.
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.
Skin excision and sentinal node biopsy, all negative.
had a very small mole removed on my cheek 2.5 years ago.One year later check up showed the bugger got away.Melanoma
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.
Wide excision and sentinel node biopsy May 23, 2008
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
da vinci (robotic) surgery 10/04/2012. Possibly have remove entire kidney due to scar tissue from a prior abdominal surgery.
Removal of left kidney; Feb 27, 2012; really really sore for 3 wks afterwards
Surgery scheduled for March 31/14, laparoscopic full removal of the left kidney
Robotic partial nephrectomy July 2010.
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.
Scheduled for an open partial nephretomy on April 21st, 2011
March 23 2010, 5 hours and hurt like hell, still going thu alot of changes in my stomach and tastebuds,
Radical nephrectomy right, 02/02; lumpectomy chest, 11/07; partial nephrectomy left, 02/11; lumpectomy abdomen and bowel resection, 02/14
radical nephrectomy on Nov. 29, 2010
Left Nephrectomy, nearby lymph nodes, part of rib, March 2nd 2011 44 Staples, 8 days in hospital, 6 weeks low activity 0 lifting
I had a radical nephrectomy and resection of affected areas of my diaphragm and liver on October 10, 2010.
Removed mass from kidney on 3/25
Removal of kidney (radical nephrectomy), November 2007.
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!
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.
Left kidney and tumour removed via keyhole surgery July 2010 In hospital for 5 days, recovered well.... worst side effect was pain when breathing
Partial right nephrectomy 6/14/13
July 2014 left kidney removed with adrenal gland. July 2016 pancreas tail and spleen removed
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).
Removed left kidney
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.
A few days after xray, I was admitted for a biopsy of the mediastinal tumour in my chest and a bonemarrow biopsy. 2 days later we met with my haematologist, Dr Du Toit, at Constantiberg Medi Clinic.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Had Whipple surgery done on 2/15
surgery not an option
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 May 13, 2014
whipple june 3,2015
Whipple Procedure performed January 19, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian. The cancer was staged at 2b, with positive margins and lymph nodes.
Bile duct stent on 5/1/14
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.
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.
Whipple, Nov 3014; chronic diarrhea, weight loss
Biliary Stent- April 2014
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.
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!
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 performed immediatly following diagnosis. Weight loss, depression, pain, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting,overall weakness
Whipple, March 2008
Dad had a Whipple procedure on 2/15/10. The tumor was completely removed along with 12 lymph nodes (only one tested positive). His side effects have been pain, nausea, gas build up, bile build up and hiccups which caused him to start throwing up the bile so bad he had to go to the ER. Finally found the right combination of medication to get rid of all of the side effects.
Had the whipple procedure performed 12/11
The pain I see him go threw... It just about kills me...
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.
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Hemiglossectomy - with rebuild from a forearm flap - a left neck dissection 40 nodes removed. One node positive with ECE. Tumor removed with clear margins. No pain though I had a trache, for 5 days - Very frustrating - mostly numbness, stiffness, in neck, stitches in mouth, and drooling like a dog! Surgery 2/4/2011 released 2/14/2011.
8/30/2012. Removed lump in gum, surrounding tissue and margins, scraped jawbone, reconstructed gum over jawbone using remaining gum and mucosa from beneath tongue. Rapid swelling ensued, ended up in ICU for 24 hrs.
Radiacal neck dissesection and tonsilectomy
Partial neck disection with lymph node removal, may 2009.
3 inch incission to remove lump x 2. No side effects.
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
12/8/2008- Complete Hysterectomy (only able to remove 80% of cancer, mainly because 2 large-ish tumors were on my mom's stomach lining and removal would have allegedly caused too much damage)
Everything female down there taken..Delivered a 9 pound tumor as well.
2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
May, 1998 hysterctomy; July, 1999 corrective surgery; abdominoplasty to help with healing. 2005 double mastectomy; floating met.
Partial hysterectomy - they took everything but my uterus getting ready for another surgery
Had exploratory laporatomy on 1/3/12 - removed omentum and multiple lymph nodes. No further evidence of cancer was found!
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.
Surgery was on Jan 5, 2007. I lost nearly 40 pounds and spent 21 days in the hospital.
I had a hysterectomy on 03/17/2005. Both ovaries had tumors on them the size of footballs. My fallopian tubes and part of my bowel was consumed. All of this was removed.
Complete debulking and 2 laperoscopies
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.
Right ovary removal on Oct 8th. Maybe more, won't know till after surgery.
Had ultrasound on 2/19, which discovered a mass on my right ovary. Had a hysterectomy on 2/27/08, where they discovered and removed Stage 1c ovarian cancer (endometrioid). They also decided to remove my appendix, although no cancer was there.
Gee, they took out EVERYTHING (2014)! Full hysterectomy, appendix, colon, and scraped off walls, liver, etc. After 11 hours, they had about 90% removed, and that was the best they could do. I sure miss my colon. . .
TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
My surgery was 1/31/11 to remove ovary w/ tumor and uterus. After tumor was tested positive for cancer, other ovary, cervix, tubes, appendix, and wall of fat (can't remember the medical term), all removed. No adverse effects of surgery. I healed quickly and without incident.
Removal of left ovary 06/2007... (Football sized dysgerminoma tumor located on left ovary which grew all the way around healthy ovary) 6 inch incision on lower abdomen.
Total Radical Hyterectomy/Tumor Debulking 11/17/10
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.
2/16/05 - Left Ovary, falopian tube, pelvic tissue, lymph nodes removed Side effects, horrible scar, numb skin. 9/24/08 - full hysterectomy
removed her ovary fallopian tube appendix half of her omentum and 40 lymph nodes on april 15 2010. November 22 2010 they removed her other ovary due to a chromosomal defect. Started chemo 4days after surgery.
October 2009--unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Main- complete hysterectomy, 18" of colon, Sept. 2015, Surgery in May 2015 for bowel obstruction
Laparoscopic and open surgery. Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy and total Hysterectomy, debulking and removal of Omentum. Well tolerated. Home on fourth morning.
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Surgery date was election day....November 6th 2012. I spent three nights at UCLA Medical Center.
Total Thyroidectomy, 04/2009
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.
Total thyroidectomy. Surgery was a cake walk. Great surgeon, almost no pain. One single pill after surgery NOTHING ELSE! Felt great the next day and the day after. (sat & sun) went to work for a short time on Monday, Half a Day Tuesday and Wednesday. Took the rest of the week off, Hypo set in.
Thyroidectomy with neck dissection also had a tonsillectomy! Do NOT get a tonsillectomy with your thyroidectomy if you can avoid it!
Thyroidectomy scheduled for 3-31-15
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.
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, 07/06/2007 - 15 weeks pregnant
Surgery on Nov. 23, 2013. Radical neck dissection and thyroidectomy. 64 lymph nodes removed.
My surgery went well. It was on July 29th, 2008
Total tyroidectomy 8-2011. Surgery went great. Spent one night in hospital and went shopping the day I left :)
Completed thyroidectomy on 2/24/10 was a breeze. Vocal chord damage.
Full Thyroid Removal
Went in April (2011) for thyroidectomy. Previous biopsy showed no cancer but path report came back positive.
February 28, 2014
SURGERY ON JUNE 13 2011, HAD PARALYZED VOCAL CHORD AFTER SURGERY WITH POSSIBLE CHRONIC VOICE HOARSENESS AND SOMETIMES VOICE LOSS.
6/10/15 Total thyroidectomy and relocation of parathyroid glands. Removal 15 lymph nodes.
Surgery was close to 6 hours. They removed the thyroid and 26 lymph nodes on the right side of my neck. The surgery was June of 2011. The recovery was not as bad as I thought is was going to be. I spent 2 nights in the hospital. The one big negative was that I had a bad reaction to the anesthesia.
I had a total thyroidectomy in April. They also removed twenty-some lymph nodes on the left side of my neck.
complete thyroidectomy and bilateral neck dissection. 68 lymph nodes were removed and 24 were malignant
Right lobectomy In February 2011. Tumors were benign, but thyroid was cancerous. Complete thyroidectomy and neck dissection on March 17, 2011 showed that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. Really tired and sore, hot flashes, but mostly just really tired. I'm now off of my medds and on the no sodium torture dietawaiting RAI treatment at the end of the month!
4/27/10: Fine needle biopsy of lump 6/04/10: Total thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy on 1/26/2010
Total Thyroidectomy with some lymph removal, 12/27/10. Surgery was a breeze. Recovery was quick. NOw to get these meds straight.
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
left neck lymph node removal in July of '09. This was for a biopsy to find the primary site.
The doctor wants to take my husbands stomach out, so right now he's been the alternative treatment.. He would like to try this for 6 months, before he has the surgery.
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
I have a piece of my skull missing and I have nerve damage which effects my left arm and hand.
Surgery took place at Albert Einstein 4-3-12. Able to get more than 90% out but prelim path report said stage 4 cancer
Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and biopsy Jan 31st 2012
After sugery I just had to keep the would clean. Very forgetful after surgery and was put on disablity after surgery.
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 =)
Oct 8th 2008 Reading Pa Sept 23rd 2009 Balt MD
There were 2 options per the Neurosurgeon. 1) Do a craniotomy and try to get most of it out 2) biopsy / shunt. Because my Father is 80 yrs old, he was a high risk. We as a family opt for #2 then proceed with chemo/rad.
I was woke and had to talk and stay woke during the whole surgery. January 17,2010, 5 hours. weakness,less appetite,and fatigue.
May 6, 2005 Total Gross Resection
craniotomy on 1/30/09 with ability to speak better immediately but still needs lots of speech therapy.
Craniotomy and resection on 12/1/2010
Needle biopsy of brain tumor. I chose to stay awake during the procedure.
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.
Mom had resection of tumor
30/01/2014 iMRI @ queens square London
Right sided Retromastoid craniotomy/ Excision of CP angle tomour done in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 7, 2009. Side Effects: Right facial palsy, right trigeminal dysfunction, and right hearing loss.
3 surgeries- right parietal lobe
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!
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
Resection, June 2007, Minimal Side Effects Resection, June 2009, Loss use of Left eye lid
Craniatomy May 2011
Gross total resection on nov 29,2013- fatigue, shaved head on the right side
Surgery on 9/9/16, no side affects except numb and itchy incision site
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
kyphoplasty of L4 and L5, July 2010
Vertebroplasty 12/2013, Stem Cell Transplant 5/2014
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
colorectal tumor removal, illeostomy, liver and lung tumor removal, tonsillectomy for B-Cell lymphoma.
APR May 23,2007 Second surgery may 30, 2007
laparoscopically assisted sigmoid colectomy 6/26/09
AbdominoPerinealResection with perm/ Colostomy Jan 2010 failed rectal stitches mean open wound continuing (almost 3 years later)
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.
I had the tumor removed on Sept 7, 2010 and had Ileostomy surgery the same day
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.
rectal cancer resection and loop ileostomy- April 13, 2010 Ileostomy takedown- Dec. 7, 2010
Aug '05 Colon Resection, Feb '06-RFA Liver, Liver Resection.
July 7th, resection of rectum. tempoary colo bag, Oct 1st, surgery to repair fistula from the first surgery
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.
January 12, 2010. Removal of tumor in colon/rectum. had to remove approximately 8 inches of colon/rectum.
Tumor & lymph node removal 2/13/13 temporary ileostomy; 9/18/13 ostomy reversal
October 28, 2008 (Cyst Removal); January 5, 2009(Cyst Removal, Partial Sigmoid Colon Removal); September 21, 2009(Simple Ovarian Cyst Removal); July 2, 2010 (Complete Hysterectomy and HIPEC treatment)
I had a transanal excision surgery on July 22nd.
colon resection Dec 9, 2010 - Radiation and chemo were not in the picture. Once they did the surgery then it was told that I would need radiation as my resection was just on the cuff of being close to the rectum. Then the lymph nodes came back (2 out of 16) positive for cancer. It all changed...then chemo came into the picture.
Repair ruptured blockage, ileostomy.
Surgery for me is planned after Chemo and Radiation treatment, as I write this I am starting week 4 of 6 total weeks. Doctor plans to remove tumor and unfortunatley probably my rectum because the tumor is a the very bottom of my rectum. So there will be a stoma in my future.
Colon reection surgery in January, 2002. Lumpectomy for stage 1 breast cancer in 2003. Lung surgeries (2) in 2004.
First surgery was Nov 11, 2010. Stage 1A cancer. I had a small infection in the incision. They couldn't do laproscopic, so I had about a 4=5" incision below my belly button. Ended up having incision re-opened to allow for draining and had a nurse come in several times a week to clean the incision. After 4 months, the doctor performed a sygmoidoscopy to check up on the 'connection points' of the surgery. We found a new tumor forming right above the connection point. A biopsy verified that it was cancer once again. On March 25, 2011, I had colorectal surgery once again and had more of my colon removed. Pathology reports from both surgeries did not indicate lymph nodes affected and there was no indication in the pathology report of the first surgery for the need for chemo. Now that it re-occurred after 4 months, I'm now going for chemo after the second surgery. Ended up with another infection after the second surgery and the incision is over 7" long. Ended up back in the hospital for 4 days with infection. Now have a wound vac, which is very painful.
01/01/12 no side effects went well. Just can't keep food in my stomach too long
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.
Have not had surgery yet. It is scheduled for October 7th. Going to remove the tumor and do a colostomy. I am not looking forward to either. I don't think I am going to like wearing a bag even if it is only temporary( I hope ).
planned for May 2010
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
They took the gallblader, it did have a blockage and did a resection of 65% of the liver.
Sloan resected a 16cm tumor from the left lobe. Went back to work after 4 weeks Lots of numbness
Partial liver resection of encapsulated left lobe tumor. Walking by day 3 and home by day 5 but had a bitch of a time with scar tissue issues for 2 years.
March 2010--Liver resection right upper lobe apex (top)---Felt like a cinder block had been stapled into my abdomen---took me a week to walk with a walker---one week hospitalization--home with help from family & friends---
Removal of right lobe.
i will tell you
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
LEEP Procedures, Biopsies
radical hysterectomy in Dec. 2005, removal of pelvic lymph nodes, removal of 1/3 of bladder.
Radical hysterectomy, pelvic lymph node removal on May 19, 2008
leep procedure, no major side effects just discomfort, back to normal after a day.
26th November 2010, Hysterectomy, including removal of ovaries. Wind Pain and constipation biggest complication.
Colposcopy on Dec 5. Large biopsy of Cervix via LEEP Procedure January 29. Results came back positive for Cancer on February 12, 2013.
Cone Biopsy x 2, sentinal node dissection in Jan 2012, Crevical Stent in Oct 2012
So far just a port in to chest
The only " surgery " I have had so far is an under anesthesia pelvic exam. It was done as standard practice to check for cancer in the bladder and rectum. Luckily nothing was found. I had a sleeve put in for internal radiation ( not a big deal at all )
Radical trechelectomy with lymph node removal on January 21, 2010. Slight nausea for the first three days. Definitely should not have sneezed on the 10th day. Hysterectomy, appendectomy, ovary transposition, and repositioning of bowel fat pad on March 11, 2010. Some acid reflux at 48 hour mark, but I feel better overall after this second surgery.
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.
Colposocopy May 2009, LEEP June 2009: Extremely painful getting the painkiller shots (aparently I have a sensitive cervix). The recouperation was fine but I asked for pain meds and that helped sleep it off. Just a suggestion. Cone Biopsy July 2009: Opted to 'go under' this time and it went fine. If you have good insurance and are considering it I reccomend it. I woke up, went home, slept a lot and was back to normal within a couple days.
Colposcopy May 09 - two biopsies were taken, one was normal, one was moderate to severe. Cone biopsy of the cervix- Aug 14, 2009
smit sleeve for brachytherapy (internal radiation); Port placement (power port); lymph node removal for biopsy in Aug 2014
DaVinci Robot Assisted Radical Hysterectomy and Bilateral Lymphadenectomy (kept both ovaries). 5 incisions in abdomen, little pain, quick recovery (up walking around that night and home the next day). Only took pain medicine for 3 days. The biggest nuisance was the catheter. I had a UTI (urinary tract infection) with bladder spasms 5 days after my surgery. Once the catheter was removed and antibiotics started, I felt much better. Went back to work 5 weeks after surgery. Some right front thigh numbness and annoying, dull ache were lymph nodes were removed. No complaints!
Surgery was not an option for me.
Oct 23 2009 Radical Hysterectomy and pelvic lymph dissection Oct 20 2010 Para-Aotic Lymph dissection
DaVinci radical hysterectomy with lymph node removal 11/03/2009
Surgery was not an option
Biopsy of cervix and polyp
Vaginaplasty July 2008
not an option...
Partial Cervical Removal
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
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.
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
spleenectomy - 12/2008 had a hard time healing
Hickman Line 1-18th May 2012 Hickman Line 2-21 august 2012
CVL/port, successful allograft of radius, a few other minor surgeries here and there.
just hickman line
Bone Marrow 50 % match Dec 21,2012 Graft Versus Host
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Neck Biopsy: 18 Jun 2010: none I/O: 15 Jul 2010: ?
radical orchiectomy; right side, pain for 3 days, soreness for 2 weeks
Husband had his surgery July 2005. My son had his surgery 7th Sept 2009. No side effects
July 23, 2014, right radical orchiectomy : pain & soreness
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)
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
What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
removal of primary mid-gut with appendix removal and loss of ileocecal valve. 10/24/13. Recovered
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
8/10 partial nephrectomy, 10/10 full nephrectomy, 2/11 Hernia repair caused by nephrectomy surgery
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.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
6/9/2014 power port placement, 11/6/2014 port no longer works for blood draws,
None was required.
Jan. 5th, 2015- surgical biopsy- was hoping to remove entire "in situ" area. No clear margins were obtained. Biopsy came came back as invasive SCC of anal canal on Jan. 9th, 2015.
Colonoscopsy March 2011 no side effects Liver Biopsey March 2011 Still bruised and slightly sore Portacath April 11, 2011 This HURTS!!! hopefully will be better next week.
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.
colonoscopy with biopsy
no surgery recommended at this time
local excision 10/27/11. Knew it would be bad but it was worse than I expected. Surgeon did not get a clean margin.
Colonoscopy 3/13 squamous cell carcinoma in situ, cannot rule out invasive, anascopy and biopsy 7/17/13 UCSF, squamous cell carcinoma invasive stage 1, power port implanted 8/28/13. Previously 2011 had spinal fusion at UCSF for scoliosis.
Had growth removed in Candler Memorial in Letter by Dr Headley. He thought it was just an hemorrhoid until the pathology report came back
Removal of growth and condylomas 5/12/10. Mild discomfort, no side effects.
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!! :/
Colonoscopy, 12/09, no side effects
port 5/16/12 lung wedge resection, 10/9/12 8/20/14,cystoscopy, laparotomy, low anterior resection with partial vaginectomy omental flap, loop ileostomy. 12/3/14 Ileostomy reversal
Surgery Feb 2013.
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.
2/09/10 port surgically implanted in chest
2 biopsies on inguinal lymph node.
Polyp removed July 21, 2011 Lots of rectal pain and more pain from hard stools due to pain meds
May 16th colonoscopy - May 17th Path report - Anal cancer - constipation, itchy burning "hemorrhoid type" symptoms then pressure on vaginal wall
Port-a-Cath placement for chemo tx.
No surgery at this time.
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.
tumour resection 16.7.09
7/20/09 Colonoscopy and biopsy. 7/27/09 Medi-port placement.
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.
What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
VATS (Visual assisted thoracic surgery) Cancer was discovered, recovery was harder than I expected, more painful emotionally than physically. March 2010
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Total knee and partial femur replacement
2001 resection of vertebre involved and rods inserted
Removed right acetabulum
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
My lymph node was removed on October 29th, 1213.
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Mid July ?
Biopsy - stitches irritated my eye. Radiotherapy plaque insertion and removal - same as above!
First sugery Aug 08 removal of tumor, second surgery Jan 10 patch placed over incision of first surgery due to leakage of incision
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.
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
May 30th, 2011. Ron underwent a 20 hour surgery with 6 surgeons. Incredible really, they did what others said could not be done. He had a Cranial Facial resection, including a free flap on the eye, Neck Dissection, removal of the eye and orbit and small portions of bone. They also removed a very minute amount of tissue from the left lobe of his brain. Skin graft to the arm and leg...
Outpatient removal of 2 cm flat lesion from nasopharnyx.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
split mandibular resection with a radial forearm flap
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
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Surgery scheduled for 6/8/2016.
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Omendectomy to remove some larger tumors that were attached to it worst operation to date, 6 weeks to recover, stomach shape is crazy!
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Appendectomy 10/31/09 Right hemicolectomy 11/29/09
appendectomy 12/27/07 right hemicolectomy 2/08/08 lymph node removal 2/08/08
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
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
esophagectomy, June06. Removed esophagus and half of stomach leaving me with a stomaphagus.Lost 50 pounds. Permanent (so far) damage to pancreas.
Had chemo and radiation to shrink the esophageal tumor. It was very large. Had an esophagectomy and stomach pull-up 10-07. Had 4 craniotomies with tumor exicision of the brain. But, I am still here.
Transhiatal esophagectomy with gastric pull-up, May 2008. Complications included bilateral lung collapse and paralyzed recurrent laryngeal nerve and loss of voice which required a procedure to help temporarily. He regained use of the vocal cord. Underwent paratracheal mass resection in August 2009.
Endoscopy on November 26th. Nausea from anesthesia. Sore throat from procedure. Sofe diet for 5 days.
9/23/11 took out esophgus and strech stomach to top of throat
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.
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
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
robotic tonsillectomy 11/23/10 with a modified radical neck followed immediately by a nerve transplant from greater auricular to facial.
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
Laryngoscopy and Biopsy on 04/07/2014
Tumor removal Radical neck dissection Radical tonsilectomy
Surgical biopsy of lymph nodes July 21, 2011. Surgical biopsy of tonsil July 27, 2011. Peg tube placement August 2, 2011
2002, Radical neck surgery, removal of 15 lymph nodes: two were cancerous, removal of right tonsil, and cleaned upper palate and around tonsil area. Pain in right side of neck to this day, and shoulder and neck deformed. Pain in the neck and shoulder bad when cold weather and air hits the area.
For details see my posting.
Surgery wasn't an option since the tumor was too large and growing upwards into the soft palette.
Right tonsil has Squamous Cell carcinoma, Left Tonsil is clear. Some cancer noted on basil of tongue.
Ill have to gather the dates but i had these in this order: tonsillectomy, port placement, feeding tube placement, feeding tube replacement twice. After a recovery period i had a radical neck dissection on the right side.
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.
Robotic tonsil and tumer removal and Neck disection to remove lymph nodes
Tonsilectomey excistion around tonsils
tonsillectomy via robotics and lymph node removal - 12/23/11
Biopsy of base of tongue and left tonsil. Cancer excision and neck dissection in February 2015.
December 6, 2010 left neck resection..
Only surgery so far was the FNA and the installation of a mediport. FNA was easy, I was awake and talking to the doctor the entire time. Mediport install use "concious sedation" but I fell asleep before they started. A lot more bruising than I expected from talking to the doctors and nurses before the operation. I find the mediport a bit intrusive, but I imagine I will get used to it (it has only been in for a week, and the incision has not healed).
January 17, 2011 - Tonsilectomy - Ouch for 2 weeks lost 10 pounds but got through it.
neck resection and removal of 55 glands of which 4 lymph nodes were cancerous but luckily encapsulated
Tonsillectomy with attached tumor and 32 lymph nodes removed.
Bilateral tonsillectomy, esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy, and biposies all done 9 Jan 2012. Recovered in 10 days
Removal of one lymph node in upper neck for biopsy, 9-8-11. Then tonsillectomy, modified neck dissection (one side) and parotidectomy (one side).
Removed left tonsil and hen egg size tumor from behind and above tonsil on March 8,2011. I was sent home on the next day, with medications for infection and pain. the area around surgery was painful, but meds helped. after 8 days I stopped using pain meds. I notice more than the normal amount of mucus in my mouth. When I looked in the mirror, I was surprised to see the big hole in the left side of the roof of my mouth. It is now March22 and depression has hit, I know that I have been told that its curable and treatable, I am wondering what all of these life changing experiences are that I keep hearing my Dr speak about. Going tomorrow to a consult with medical people about chemo and radiation. I have an upcoming PET scan.
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).
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
VATS procedure 7-09
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
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.
Radical hysterectomy on August 6, 2012. Hot Flashes began 2 weeks later.
myomectomy followed by a radical hysterectomy weeks later
Davinci total hysterectomy Oct 11, 2010. None so far
Hysterectomy went great, pain managed with a morphine pump. Overnight stay. 3 week recovery. Cancer discovered post TAH. 5 weeks post TAH had 12 Lymph nodes removed and Omentum removed. That surgery was a nightmare for me. GYN ONC did robotic surgery, I had 5 new incisions after just having 3. No pain management post op. I managed better at home by taking twice the prescribed Norco. Day 7 I finally got dressed. Still in lots of pain. Have numb areas on my legs though they are not swollen. Abdomen very swollen. I think I might have a hernia. I see the Doc in 4 days. All my biopsies were benign.
Surgery was excellent no side effects and minimal scar
May 17, 2011--Radical Hysterectomy(DaVinci)surprise abdominal hernia repair Recovered well from both. I developed a seroma behind my largest incision Memorial Day weekend and leaked like a faucet for 5 days. Sent from urgent care to ER. No infection, just an annoyance.
laproscopy complete hysterectomy
I will receive Hysterectomy after Chemo is complete
09/14/09 total abdominal hysterectomy with lymph nodes also removed
June 13, 2016
January 29, 2014; few side effects
Total hysterectomy June 13, 2009
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
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.
Jan 2009- no side effects
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.
Complete hysterectomy 7/2015
Hysterectomy on July 1, 2010.
October 7, 2011--Other than short-term digestive issues, recovered swiftly.
Complete hystrectomy on 12/3/2010 with removal of 11 lymph nodes Vaginal cuff recurrence 3/2011-metastatic endometrial adenocarcinoma
I will be having surgery tomorrow morning at 6 am, December 21st, to make an opening in my uterus to allow them access to the tumor. I will be having high dose radiation twice daily for 3 days.
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
attempted hyster in oct-- endometriosis too involved too risky tocomplete -- closed and hoped other options would work
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Shoulder Replacement Right Lung Wedge Resection
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.
Surgery to remove tumor on 10/17/14
Bone marrow biopsy and a biopsy of the tumor in my chest
I am inoperable due to the 30 pound tumor is on my spine connects to my ribs and is 3 inches from my left lung. it would be too risky so i have currently been on 10 different chemotherapy drugs in the past 4 years so far no luck. hopefully soon there will be. it is an advanced sarcoma, but im keeping in the fight. this is the 2nd time if id cancer. at 18 i had a full colectomy on 9/13/05, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I was given a temporary illeostomy until my small intestine was long enough to reach my rectum and a J-Pouch was able to be formed. The surgery for me lasted 9 hours. I was given anastesia. Originally, it was supposed to be a laporascopic surgery but the doctor was unable to perform the surgery in that matter. An incision was made right under my breast bone all the way down to right above my vaginal area. When the incision was stapled I had a total of 56 staples. After surgery, it was very hard to sit up and get out of bed. I spent a total of 8 days in the hospital and was given plenty of pain medication. The doctors and nurses were excellent and really did the best they could to help me recover and keep me as comfortable as possible. I was not used to having an illeostomy bag with a stoma, but as the time went by I adjusted and knew it was not going to be permanent. Most of all, I knew it saved my life. My colon had over 600 polyps on it by the time I was 18, ranging from tiny to big and they were indeed cancerous. I waited four years to have surgery due to the colon not being fully grown when I was 14. After the colon was removed, I did not undergo chemotherapy because my doctor felt all the cancer was gone. Tests were done and it was confirmed, I was cancer free!
June 2012: Full tumor resection with clear, negative margins from the right parapharynx
May 2010 - Initial surgery; Aug 2010 - re-resectional surgery Aug 2010 - Limb sparing surgery or limb-salvage surgery.
Resection by a certified Orthopedic Oncologist, Dr. Earl W. Brien. Amazing doctor and friend!
Removed the tumor in October 2010. Removed everything they could see or touch. He has been NED ever since.
October 4, 1974 was when my world changed forever. I was 16 years old and had radical neck surgery, removal of half the lower jaw - the odds of survival were razor thin...
December 16, 2011 ... I had day surgery to have my lump removed, the surgery went well, other than some internal bleeding in the area that ended up being fine. I healed well.
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
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 %.
Had surgery 2013. Half of right lung removed, 18 lymph node removed. Upper back pain. Shortness of breath.
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgery, Bilateral Salpingectomy, Laparotomy February 5th, 2016 March 9th/ 2017 - Removal of leison
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.
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.
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.
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
What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Glossectomy and Modified Radical Neck Dissection on 30/10/12
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
May 6,2010 Mohs surgery to remove large Basal Cell Cancer from top of nose. Closure done by another doctor (ENT) under general anesthesia...bilobed flaps. Cheek tissue pulled up to perform closure.
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Scar tissue from radiation.
2003 - Transoral Laser Micro-Surgery - minimal side effects 2006 - Photodynamic Therapy (tumor ablation) - extremely painful as necrotic tissue subsequently epelled from throat 2008 - Open neck ressection - swallowing/speaking issues 2009 - Open neck ressection - continued swallowing/speaking issues
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.
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Neck dissection for lymph nodes and Tongue surgery. After surgery voice changed, numbness
partial glossectomy,reconstruction from left forearm, neck dissection, Dec 8th, 2015
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!!
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.
Tumor on left side of my tongue towards the back was finally removed March,15,2010.. I was set for treatment when the Dr's found another tumor in my neck. I was sent to the Big Dogs in Boston,Ma and they decided that was also another tumor on the left side of the tongue as well as a tumor in the neck attached to the caroited artery. So on June 18th,2010 I had surgery to removed the tumor in my neck, the second tumor on my tongue and also had a radical neck disection.
Cyst removal on 7/2/12, PET scan on 7/16/12. Tonsillectomy on 7/24/12 because ENT thought that was the site of the primary, biopsy of throat, nasal passage, and base of tongue. Base of tongue on left side shows positive.
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
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
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
complete removal of nose
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
In October of 2006 I was diagnosed with Tongue Cancer had a partial tongue removal and radiation to my face and neck. Was cancer free for 5 years. In March of 2013 I was diagnosed with my second cancer Jaw Cancer. On April 25, 2013 I had a 15 hour surgery were they removed the fibula bone from my leg and replace my jaw with it. They also did a skin graft from the same leg and did the inside of my check. Also they removed my lymph nodes. I am now doing Hyper Baric Chamber treatments so that I can have surgery to have all my teeth out due to the radiation I had in 2007.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Lymph nodes removed for biopsy in May and June 2014.
first byopsy to test and see what it might be and then a second to remove as much as possible.
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...
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.
Lymph Node Biopsy
Lymph node extraction (left armpit); 07/22/2014
Mediastinoscopy, Jan. 30, 2009; Port-A-Cath implanted Feb. 9, 2009.
Lymphnode biopsy Bone marrow biopsy
To be diagnosed, I had a lymph node on the side of my neck removed to be tested in late October, 2008. That was what confirmed the diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma. I also had a (purple power) port placed in November then removed in July of 2009 after the treatments ended.
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
I am doing a test drug in the process of right now with a combination of ice I am the fourth person in the world to do it so far two out of the three people have been successful if me and the other two people left our successful this will open up a whole new world of hope for lymphoma patients
Surgical Removal on Feb 14th of 4cm neck mass in lymph node. Confirmd Hodgkin's
Excisional biopsy of right node-- 1/6/15 Port Placement -- 1/8/15
Removal of one axillary lymph node on May 17, 2010, for biopsy.
Bipsopy, anterior mediastinotomy. Feb 2011
Lymph node removal, Portacath placement and removal
3-11-16...Needle biopsy 3-25-16...Surgical biopsy 4-4-16...Bone & bone marrow biopsies
Open Biopsy, port placement
Lymphectomy, 10/3/13, pain was the only side effect
lump removed on right side of neck 08/15/11
Traciodomy- collapsed lung
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..
Needle aspiration biopsy - July 2015 Incisional biopsy - August 2015 Bone and bone marrow biosies - September 2015
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
I had a Picc line for 9 months. My arm became allergic to all of the dressings and cleaners(except Betadine) so I had a dry gauze wrap that my mom cleaned everyday for me for about 5 of those months.
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
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!
iam a nice girl loking for man
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
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
lost both hips due to medications
What Neuroblastoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
Removed kidney and tumor February 1998
What 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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