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 6952 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Lumpectomy Surgeries

What Lumpectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

I have had two surgeries-lumpectomy and reincision to get the rest of lump and port installment.
April 11, 2008 - lumpectomy. Other than slight soreness and tenderness, I felt great after my lumpectomy and had little pain. I found it enormously annoying that I couldn't shower without wrapping it in Saran wrap, couldn't lift anything, do much, and couldn't drive, but I felt good and didn't have to use pain medication. The only weird thing was that my right nipple was pointed to the right of my body (rather than facing front) and appeared to be dented and creased, which took some getting used to. Today my breast looks more normal, but it is still slightly creased and dented. The breast is smaller and I have to wear padded underwire bras for symmetry, but at least my nipple is facing front again! On December 11,2008 I had to have a total and complete hysterectomy since the cancer was hormonally driven. Since I could not take Tamoxifen or Arimedex as they are potent hormone/antihormone drugs and could give me a recurrence, a hysterectomy was my only option. I had it done via the DaVinci robot at Sloan Kettering...it was a Laparoscopic Vaginal hysterectomy. Physically I was tired at first, but I actually felt great...I was pain free for the first time in 40 + years. But hormonally and mentally? I was a wreck for a long time, especially since I was estrogen dominant and my estrogen levels were far higher than those of other women in menopause. It lasted for a year plus and threw me into a devastating depression (mixed with major anger) for almost 3 years.
All went well.
Lumpectomy on 7/23/09 no bad side effects from surgery.
had surgery to remove lump and some lymph nodes early march 2011,then had second op mid march to remove more cells as it was on the borderline from previous op,recovered well from both surgeries
Lumpectomy and Sentinel Lympth node removal. Second surgery to clear margins and insert port scheduled this week, then Chemo therapy and Radiation scheduled.
Lumpectomy, lymphnode removal. Still numb after all these years and swelling.
lumpectomy and SNB all went well had trouble with drainage and had to have it drained a few times. Now having problem with fluid in breast
16/10/2014 right lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy
Had lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biospy 10/21/08
Esophagus Removal 2003.... Neck tumor removed with some neck mussels removed ...
lumpectomy, oophorectomy
I had a biospy first & it turned out positive of cancer. I then had another surgery, to check the lymph nodes, thank God, they were neg., after that one I got staff infection & boy it was worst pain than the surgery itself. I was on 1000 mg of infection for almost 2 wks. Well, after I found out I had cancer, I was in shock for around a mon. or so, so were my parents, we could not look at each other without crying. It felt like I had been given a death sentence. You know, when you hear the big "C" word, everyone thinks, the big "D" word & I'm here to tell you, it's not always true. Then one day I was talking to a friend & she told me, Denise, you have to take hold of this thing & show it your not a quiter. That your gonna fight this with all you got, cause if you don't, it'll take you over & it will win. Well, needless to say, something just clicked & I woke up & from then on I fought this thing & 3 years later, here I am.
Excision 11/2, then re-excision 11/15, then bilateral mastectomy 12/15 when they couldn't get everything. Also had port placement in my left subclavian.
Lumpectomy in left breast. Removed 7 lymph nodes. Not bad. A little sore and numb. All margins and nodes clear. Surgery performed Feb 2014
too many surgeries. Since my recent diagnosis Feb 2, 2010 I have not had any surgeries. Nothing left to remove.
Had a thyroidectomy March 2003 with an RAE131 ablation 8 weeks later, had residual thyroid cells on the thyroid bed ablated 18 months later. everything was GREAT until Oct. 2009 when I felt a bump on the side of my neck and my then endro. assured me that everyone had them, but then my Primary provider decided to send me to a thyroid specialist who first ordered a CT scan and then a Lymphectomy which proved to be cancerous with Papillary Cancer. Because of the Holidays and other scheduling conflicts on the doctor's part the surgery was put off until Feb 24 2010. I had a right neck dissection in which 28 Lymph Nodes were removed along with the outer jugular vein were removed. 8 of the 28 lymph nodes were canerous. Had 217 mCi of RAI June 16, 2010 had to wait until Nov. 30 to a PET scan which showed that the RAI had not killed the cancers and also that the cancers that were on the 4 lobes of the lungs had grown. I have now been diagnosed as a Pulmonary Mestastic Diesease patient.
Lymptectomy in April 2018 Follow up surgery to shave off DCIS April 2018 Mastectomy scheduled for (hopefully) late 2018
I opted for a lumpectomy, mainly because I didn't want to lose my hair! Since the cancer was agressive and had traveled to my lymph nodes (7 out of 12), I went through chemo and lost my hair anyway. The surgery was October 2002. I had an emergency surgery to install a medi-port after the second chemo treatment because my veins went on strike. Next up: oophrectomy. They removed my ovaries. Oh to be in menopause at age 40. Is it hot in here to you?
April 2009
8/19/10 - Right breast needle localization lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy (10 lymph nodes examined--all negative)
Removal of lymph node in right groin 6/2015. lose of sensation in right inner thigh
Lumpectomy 2010, ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed June 2011, double mastectomy with reconstruction November 2011, lumpectomy with brachytherapy October 2012
Lumpectomy without lymph node removal. Nerve pain goes on.
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.

Re-excision Surgeries

What Re-excision Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.
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.
Excision 11/2, then re-excision 11/15, then bilateral mastectomy 12/15 when they couldn't get everything. Also had port placement in my left subclavian.
Total Thyroidectomy with a neck Disection twice
6-03 stage 3 colon cancer. Removed right colon, gallbladder, ovaries and lymph nodes (one positve) 12-06 stage 4 colon/liver cancer. Had 1/3 liver removed and swollen nodes near by (positive). Detected by CEA blood test-the pet scan. Did 28 days of radiation, then onto oral chemo therapy. I take Xeloda 21 days a month. I have been on this now for 8 months. Febuary 08- spread to lungs--now on chemo therapy IV's (folfox6, Avastin 5FU-levo and Oxi) 6 hours one day-4 hours next day and wear fanny pack filled with chemo for 48 hours at the same time as treatments. I do this every other week.
craniotomy on 1/30/09 with ability to speak better immediately but still needs lots of speech therapy.
appendectomy 12/27/07 right hemicolectomy 2/08/08 lymph node removal 2/08/08
09/2006 – My first head CT showing 3.4cm X 2.9 tumor in my head 09/2006 – Surgery to remove tumor through mouth 06/2007- Surgery to remove tumor through nose and mouth 08/2009- Embolism surgery for Giant Cell Granuloma in head (x2) 09/2009 – facial degloving and attempt to remove Giant Cell 08/2010- Anorectum Ansocopy and removal of Squamous Cell 09/2010- Removal of upper right jaw and remaining sinus to remove Granuloma 10/2010 – One more surgery scheduled on my anus exterior and interior to remove cancerous cells
anal excision Oct. 5, 2009, no side effects other than minor discomfort
10/06 resection he is no longer the man I married tumor was in left temporal lobe
8/06-semi-colectomy (partial colon removal) 8/07 semi-heparectomy (?) partial liver removal 5/08 7 wedges removed from right lung..3 were cancerous, wedges removed from left lung 8/08, 3 were cancerous. 10/10 intestinal blockage removed, colostomy installed, permanent.
Polyp removed July 21, 2011 Lots of rectal pain and more pain from hard stools due to pain meds
Resection by a certified Orthopedic Oncologist, Dr. Earl W. Brien. Amazing doctor and friend!
May 2010 lumpectomy June 2010 port inserted
Partial Gastrectomy, Vagotomy, Pyloroplasty in October 2008 to remove tumor and adjacent lymph nodes.
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
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.
Had a thyroidectomy March 2003 with an RAE131 ablation 8 weeks later, had residual thyroid cells on the thyroid bed ablated 18 months later. everything was GREAT until Oct. 2009 when I felt a bump on the side of my neck and my then endro. assured me that everyone had them, but then my Primary provider decided to send me to a thyroid specialist who first ordered a CT scan and then a Lymphectomy which proved to be cancerous with Papillary Cancer. Because of the Holidays and other scheduling conflicts on the doctor's part the surgery was put off until Feb 24 2010. I had a right neck dissection in which 28 Lymph Nodes were removed along with the outer jugular vein were removed. 8 of the 28 lymph nodes were canerous. Had 217 mCi of RAI June 16, 2010 had to wait until Nov. 30 to a PET scan which showed that the RAI had not killed the cancers and also that the cancers that were on the 4 lobes of the lungs had grown. I have now been diagnosed as a Pulmonary Mestastic Diesease patient.
First surgery on 6.28.11 didn't obtain clean margins so a re-excision was made on 7.8.11. I got a MRSA infection which landed me in the hospital for five days in September and later, 10.14.11 my surgeron reopened me to clean out the incision and I was sent home with a wound vac (and home care nurses 3 x a week). Wound vac was ended on 12.21.11 but open incision of about 1" x 1" remained. Still healing as of 3.4.12 but oh, so much better.
Skin excision and sentinal node biopsy, all negative.
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.
Liver Resection of complete left lobe 10/22/2009
Lymph node biopsy and re-excision in May 2007, 2 days after coming home from Honeymoon
2001 resection of vertebre involved and rods inserted
Conization, LEEP

Mastectomy Surgeries

What Mastectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Mastectomy of the right breast on the 22nd March 2016. Lymph nodes were also removed as an earlier biopsy showed cancer cells present.
Mastectomy in Aug.'08 because dcis was in 2 places. Lumpectomy not an option and besides, I didn't have to have chemo or any other after treatment. Endometrial cancer caused complete hysterectomy in August '09. I am just now finished with 6 months of chemo and 28 radiation treatments. Both were hell. Chemo put me in the hospital the first two treatments. Dehydration, near kidney failure, hallucinations, dysentery,metal mouth made me not want to eat or drink. If I can say it again : Hydrate all day every day!
Mastectomy,2011.
12/12 Mastectomy, with 29 cancerous lymphs removed Reconstructive surgery immediately following (TRAM flap)
Esophagus Removal 2003.... Neck tumor removed with some neck mussels removed ...
double mastectomy on July 28, 2010
Left Mastecomy 9/25/07. Recovering really wasn't that bad. The node procedure was worse with recovery.
9/1/05 Full Hyster, Omentum, Appendix, etc. 4/22/06 Diaphgram muscle lining peeled off, microscopic cancer found at that gime (after 8 rounds of chemo).
2000 - Mastectomy
October 2012, bi-lateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.
Mastectomy rightside april 27,2017
Double mastectomy with node Bx. August 16, 2013. Tissue expanders put in day of surgery
June 18th Biospy of right breast. Sore July 29th Biospy of left breast with marker. Sore, exhausted from the long procedure. Next day very painful. January 25th Double mastectomy with tissue expander and DIEP Tram Flap from the back. Also lymph node removal. Pain from the tissue expanders, difficulty moving from the Tram Flap incision. Waiting for date in May for removal of tissue expanders.
see bio
3 biopsies, double mastectomey, node disecction
12/1/2015 Pain from axillary disection. Numbness.
Lumpectomy 2010, ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed June 2011, double mastectomy with reconstruction November 2011, lumpectomy with brachytherapy October 2012
Left mastectomy and sentinal node biopsy, August 8, 07. Muscular and nerve pain, depression, headaches, lymphedema, sleep loss, major loss of confidence.
2006, December no side effects that are permanent
Unilateral mastectomy (October 2008) with immediate reconstruction with tissue expander which was replaced with silicone implant July 2009.
double mastectomy and reconstruction 1995
Bilateral Mastectomy, Immediate reconstruction and implants. I had cording in my right arm (arm of sentinel biopsy, however, with regular physical therapy it is now gone). I have lost 25 pounds due to my body replenishing healthy cells, my exercise regime, and I am eating smarter by eating smaller portions.
they put the blue dye in my live diseased breast on 04-26-04, then as they put me to sleep they acccidently gave me a shot of adrenalyn (sp) so I had to redo the blue dye on 04-28-04 on my 18th anniversary after they had checked to make sure there was no cardiac danger.
December 2, 2003, bi-lateral mastectomy. Lymphedema.
Bilateral masectomy-09/25/07 27 lymph nodes removed-10/29/07 Left expander removed- 11/02/07 Complete hysterectomy-05/05/08 Silicone Implants-04/17/09 Nipples created 06/30/09 Areolas tatooed 10/13/09

Reconstructive Surgeries

What Reconstructive Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Shoulder Replacement Right Lung Wedge Resection
Left mastectomy - January 19, 2005
October- low anterior resection Spring- ileostomy reversal
Left lobe liver resection 6-2011//Bilateral mastectomy 6/24/2014
1989 had a masectomy. It was in all my ducts of my breast. But I caught in early enough that it did not affect my lymph nodes so I did not need any radiation or chemotherapy. In 2000 I had a bilateral Tram flap reconstructive procedure
Bilateral Mastectomy, Immediate reconstruction and implants. I had cording in my right arm (arm of sentinel biopsy, however, with regular physical therapy it is now gone). I have lost 25 pounds due to my body replenishing healthy cells, my exercise regime, and I am eating smarter by eating smaller portions.
July 17, 2014
lymph node removal from iliac area November 2, 2011
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.
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
mastectomy in 2003 - side effects: ugly reconstructed breast with no feeling
Lumpectomy- 2/14/2011 Hysterectomy- 11/16/2011
July 2015. Tongue reconstruction healed, but graft to small. Need additional tongue reconstruction surgery.
Bilateral masectomy-09/25/07 27 lymph nodes removed-10/29/07 Left expander removed- 11/02/07 Complete hysterectomy-05/05/08 Silicone Implants-04/17/09 Nipples created 06/30/09 Areolas tatooed 10/13/09
2008- Partial masc. an the beginning of chemo.(Mar).2008(Oct) Double mascetomy with reconstruction. 2008 ( Nov)complete hystorectomy.2009( Apr.) implants and about three months later the nipples were constructed. 2010 (Mar) body rejected the implants and they were removed. And after that I suffered infections and four more surgeries until thsi brings me here to this website as of tody.
double mastectomy lymph nodes
January 5th 2009 is the date for the new ta ta's!
tongue removed tissue taken from my thighs to reconstruct my tongue, hard to eat and swallow, cant eat solid food, fear of choking constantly
May 2008 lump noted by self on right breast...mammogram ordered, ultrasound, biopsy...and finally double mastecomy July 8 2008 with 24 lymph nodes removed
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.
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
7 different surgeries between 2006 and 2010 July 2006 Wire Insertion for biopsy August 2006 Sentinel node surgery when biopsy that SHOULD have been nothing.. which is why nodes weren't checked with biopsy Sept 2006 Bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders (the drains were AWFUL but they have garments now to keep the weight off the drain) April 2007 Exchange surgery (chose "gummy bears" which are silicone something or others still technically in clinical trial) Same surgery, Ovaries and tubes removed (BRCA test showed mutations on both genes, but of unknown significance. At 50, wasn't taking a chance by leaving them in) August 2007 Nipple reconstruction with fat injections to fill in hollow parts of chest (got a free tummy lipo) 2008-Cone biopsy due to bad pap (unrelated to BC) but when I called the oncologist screaming because I understood too many of the words in the pathology report from the colposcopy and he said, "cancer cells are there" but you don't need me... this is a surgical cancer...how comforting. October 2010 Complete hysterectomy (cervix included) using DaVinci System (robot) which was AMAZING.... this was the most "major" of all the surgeries and thanks to the robot, it was the easiest recovery, hands down.
from 6/06 to 8/06 I had 3 surgerys one to remove the cancers for bio. the another to remove tissue and limpnodes and one to put a port in for chemo
3-01-13 port put in, 10-4-13 Double mastectomy and recostructive surgery. 3-12-15 Partical hysterectomy surgery. 8-13-15 implants put in, Side effects are me being in pain 24/7.
Mastectomy with reconstruction 10 years ago when I had breast cancer the first time.

Lymph Node Removal Surgeries

What Lymph Node Removal Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

**update** had TT and the surgery was successful. I advice you to sit back and observe this site first before the final result then you can ramble on. I did ramble on thru cancer scare before final result so I regret it. If it comes up negative, you won't get over the cancer scare for the rest of your life. Mark my words.
1.Radical mastectomy October 24th 2007 Immediate reconstruction October 24th 2007 2.Reconstruction after Capsular Contracture following radiotherapy Jan 2008 3.Reconstruction surgery continued June 2008
Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital,Oct. 21, 2009. Total thyroidectomy, bilateral central & right lateral neck dissection, autotransplant of one parathyroid.Removal of 75 lymph nodes; 26 malignant
10 inches of colon removed - 17 lymph nodes - and appendix You think it's bad for a couple of weeks, then it passes - seems like it was rather easy now
2008- Partial masc. an the beginning of chemo.(Mar).2008(Oct) Double mascetomy with reconstruction. 2008 ( Nov)complete hystorectomy.2009( Apr.) implants and about three months later the nipples were constructed. 2010 (Mar) body rejected the implants and they were removed. And after that I suffered infections and four more surgeries until thsi brings me here to this website as of tody.
Bilateral Mastectomy 2-8-06
8/02 sigmoidostomy and cath port 11/11 ostomy revervsal and colon rectal resection, removal of a 13cm X 16cm tumor on my right ovary that later turned out to be colon rectal cancer that had somehow moved to that area between second CT scan (it was not there at that time)POST chemoradiation on 9/28 and also put me into full on hot flashes!!
Lumpectomy and ancillary dissection: right breast in 1991, left breast in 1992. Lung biopsy in 2002. No significant side effects with breast surgeries, lung biopsy was difficult and I had problems healing.
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.
Bilateral Mastectomy and Recon not determined
Removal of section of colon right side and then resection May 13, 2008. 2nd surgery in June to install a port in left side above heart to give chemotherapy by IV and take home chemotherapy attached to the port for 2 more days.
removed omentum, all female oragans, lymp nodes on oct 31. 2008 along with volleyball sized tumor, was staged at a 1c initially. did the initial 6 treatments of chemo was so called in remission, got a chest cold 3 months later and a pet scan revealed the cancer was now a stage 4 with mets throughout.
3 inch incission to remove lump x 2. No side effects.
 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.  
Open surgery, removed lymph nodes, resected sigmoid, removed some of small intestine, removed gall bladder, resected liver
Radical neck dissection and partial tongue removal. Eat soft foods mostly, farina, eggs, soups. Hard to swallow. Slight speech impediment. Right side of tongue is numb from nerves being destroyed.
12/19/14
July 28, 2006 - Partial Mastectomy with lymph node removal. Aug. 28, 2006 - Port Placement in left arm.
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
Oct. 18, 2010- medi-port
lumpectomy with two different methods used to light up infected lymph nodes. One lymph node was infected. Aug. 31, 2015.
from 6/06 to 8/06 I had 3 surgerys one to remove the cancers for bio. the another to remove tissue and limpnodes and one to put a port in for chemo
FNA then complete removal of lymph node. Bone marrow biopsy.
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.
Sept. 2015 lymph node removal. Extra copy of MYC gene but not true "double hit" / BCL2 positive - aggressive, therefore treating with EPOCH.

Hysterectomy Surgeries

What Hysterectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

only removal of my ovaries
Complete abdominal hysterectomy. 7/5/16
Hysterectomy 1993; ovarian cancer removal 2007; thyroid cancer removed 2009.
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
26th November 2010, Hysterectomy, including removal of ovaries. Wind Pain and constipation biggest complication.
I had surgery in May 2007 and have been cancer-free for 3 1/2 years. Then all of a sudden I had some very slight spotting again, so I went to my doctor who did a biopsy on a nodule he found in a gyn exam. It turned out to be cancerous, so I will have an operation on January 4th to remove the quarter-sized tumor. I think radiationn treatment will follow. I will know soon enough, but I am very apprehensive about the results of the operation. I did not think I would have a recurrence of the cancer after 3 1/2 years, but now I am worried because I did not reach that "5-year cured benchmark." My father had melanoma and died at about the five year point.
Radical hysterectomy. Jan 2013
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)
Hyst,Colostomy,Stents,Kidney Disease
Exploratory intent. I had partial hysterectomy in 1992 due to large fibroid. this surgery July 6,2009 removed remaining ovary, appendics, four lympth nodes, and a mass that was 20 cm in size and approx. 8lbs 2oz. Before surgery my CA-125 was 266. After the surgery my CA-125 was down to 30. No side affects, just an ugly new stomach. As of today May 15,2010 my CA-125 3.21
May 2010 lumpectomy June 2010 port inserted
Total Hysterectomy with tumor debulking, lymph node dissection and omentectomy mild ileus post op and post op wound infection being treated with antibiotics, wound breakdown, being treated with wound care and soon a wound vacuum. UTI from catheter.
9/1/17 radical laparotomy removal of uterus,ovarie, debunking, omentum/ nil side effects
Radical hysterectomy, pelvic lymph node removal on May 19, 2008
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
Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
Total Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
11/4/08 - full hysterectomy, right hemi-colectomy (1/3rd removed), appendectomy. First operation ever. Muscle and bowel issues.
Major surgery. Hysterectomy, both ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed, omentum, 34 lymph nodes removed. I was in a lot of pain from surgery for months. Numbness from lymph node removal still persists on side of inner leg.
12/28/17: bilateral mastectomy 5/7/18: total laparoscopic hysterectomy Hopefully sometime in June 2018: breast implant exchange
My mom was in surgery about 5 days later. By this time she was absolutely miserable b/c of the fluid which had built up in her belly. My mom is a tiny woman, 5ft and just over 100lbs and the doctor removed 6 LITERS of fluid during the surgery. She also removed, in her words, "anything that my mom didn't need" which included: ovaries, F tubes, uterus, cervix, appendix, omentum, and any cancer that had "planted" itself on her lining, diaphram, and colon intestines. (Just in case there is anyone out there who is clueless like I was: She did this with a suction devise that she said literally sucks the cancer right off. She also explained that just because the cancer is on the surface of an area or organ does not mean that it has metastasized to that organ/area. That was much welcomed news to me!)
Oct 2 2015
There were three surgeries: The first was a laparoscopy to diagnose disease; The second was an attempt to debulking which was aborted due to tumor size. The third surgery happened after 4 cycles of chemotherapy. It was a total hysterectomy with optimal cytoreduction.
Had a complete hysterectomy on July 27, 2011. Side effects where minimal and came home in 4 days.
July 23, 2010 removal of 2 tumors in rectum, full hysterectomy, temporary illeostomy. Had to reopen wound in 2 places after surgery still working with these as they have not healed yet

Oophorectomy Surgeries

What Oophorectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Laparoscopy - 12/21/16
Complete abdominal hysterectomy. 7/5/16
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.
2001: initial debulking; 2005: debulking, mesh placement for hernia; 2006: mesh removal and abdominal wall reconstruction
Had a double mastectomy and expanders inserted in August. Side pain, side effects of pain meds, and dealing with the drains was the most uncomfortable. Then had my ovaries & tubes removed in September. Didn't feel quite like myself for 2 weeks. Was worried about menopause, but nothing too bad. Just hot flashes, but I've had those for years! They just happen more often.
Complete hysterectomy including ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and cervix
May 17, 2011. Davinici robotic complete hysterectomy (ovaries, tubes, cervix, uterus). I recovered very quickly from surgery and had very little pain. Was in the hospital only 1 day and returned to most normal activity (except bending & lifting) in 2 weeks.
TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
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.
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)
9/1/17 radical laparotomy removal of uterus,ovarie, debunking, omentum/ nil side effects
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 :(
1st surgery in Oct2016,:hysterectomy with bilateral salphingoopherectomy,pelvic peritonectomy and omentectomy.weight loss,constipation. Second in aug2017 when multiple peritoeal deposits were seen and removed and one in splenic hillar region had metastatised . after the 2nd surgery,I lost 6kg and suffered fever for 3weeks. Even after 8 months, there is something amiss inside the abdomen near around the scar.
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
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)
Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
12/28/17: bilateral mastectomy 5/7/18: total laparoscopic hysterectomy Hopefully sometime in June 2018: breast implant exchange
Removal of tumor done by a surgeon incident to biopsy
April 7, 2010 - radical hysterectomy with lymph node and omentum removal. Ovarian cancer discovered in surgery. Surgery recovery was very easy for me.
Lap + vaginal removal of uterus. 6 wks to recover. My surgeon is fantastic!
Total hysterectomy June 13, 2009
December 10 2015 hysterectormy, abdominal lymphs, ooprechtomy
7 different surgeries between 2006 and 2010 July 2006 Wire Insertion for biopsy August 2006 Sentinel node surgery when biopsy that SHOULD have been nothing.. which is why nodes weren't checked with biopsy Sept 2006 Bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders (the drains were AWFUL but they have garments now to keep the weight off the drain) April 2007 Exchange surgery (chose "gummy bears" which are silicone something or others still technically in clinical trial) Same surgery, Ovaries and tubes removed (BRCA test showed mutations on both genes, but of unknown significance. At 50, wasn't taking a chance by leaving them in) August 2007 Nipple reconstruction with fat injections to fill in hollow parts of chest (got a free tummy lipo) 2008-Cone biopsy due to bad pap (unrelated to BC) but when I called the oncologist screaming because I understood too many of the words in the pathology report from the colposcopy and he said, "cancer cells are there" but you don't need me... this is a surgical cancer...how comforting. October 2010 Complete hysterectomy (cervix included) using DaVinci System (robot) which was AMAZING.... this was the most "major" of all the surgeries and thanks to the robot, it was the easiest recovery, hands down.
Surgery was excellent no side effects and minimal scar
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.

Omentectomy Surgeries

What Omentectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

January 29, 2014; few side effects
October 24, 2011 surgery for hysterectomy and omendectomy
TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
Omendectomy to remove some larger tumors that were attached to it worst operation to date, 6 weeks to recover, stomach shape is crazy!
2001: initial debulking; 2005: debulking, mesh placement for hernia; 2006: mesh removal and abdominal wall reconstruction
Surgery was on Jan 5, 2007. I lost nearly 40 pounds and spent 21 days in the hospital.
Cancer debulking with all the works...
2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
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.
Total Hysterectomy with tumor debulking, lymph node dissection and omentectomy mild ileus post op and post op wound infection being treated with antibiotics, wound breakdown, being treated with wound care and soon a wound vacuum. UTI from catheter.
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.
Had exploratory laporatomy on 1/3/12 - removed omentum and multiple lymph nodes. No further evidence of cancer was found!
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.
Jan 14 2016,
2003 stage 2 breast cancer, 2012 stage 1 breast cancer, 2015 ovarian cancer, 2016 cancer has spread all over
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.
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)
Mastectomy in Aug.'08 because dcis was in 2 places. Lumpectomy not an option and besides, I didn't have to have chemo or any other after treatment. Endometrial cancer caused complete hysterectomy in August '09. I am just now finished with 6 months of chemo and 28 radiation treatments. Both were hell. Chemo put me in the hospital the first two treatments. Dehydration, near kidney failure, hallucinations, dysentery,metal mouth made me not want to eat or drink. If I can say it again : Hydrate all day every day!
April 7, 2010 - radical hysterectomy with lymph node and omentum removal. Ovarian cancer discovered in surgery. Surgery recovery was very easy for me.
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
9/1/05 Full Hyster, Omentum, Appendix, etc. 4/22/06 Diaphgram muscle lining peeled off, microscopic cancer found at that gime (after 8 rounds of chemo).
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.
Hysterectomy 10 years ago..not a safety net since I developed Ovarian Cancer recently. Omentectomy in Febuary to remove tumors.
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)
Major surgery. Hysterectomy, both ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed, omentum, 34 lymph nodes removed. I was in a lot of pain from surgery for months. Numbness from lymph node removal still persists on side of inner leg.

Lobectomy Surgeries

What Lobectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

lower left lung lobe removed, 9/12/14, still in lots of pain 3 1/2 months later
Right Lobectomy Nov 3/08 - 6 cm tumour removed More surgery Nov 26/08 for the left side
lobectomy 9/24/09,massive infection removal & lobectomy 11/3/09
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!!
Surgery on 01/10/2010 Removed most of thyroid. Left some on right.
Aug '05 Colon Resection, Feb '06-RFA Liver, Liver Resection.
Lung: Right lower lobe removed (Lobectomy).
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.
left upper lobe removed 5/21/2013 by VATS, still deal with some pleural effusion but other than that completely healed
Surgery was not an option
amount of air i could take in and cardio
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.
6 surgeries in 2 years. Another one to follow in Jan.
March 2, 2009 Lobectomy (upper right lung) August 20, 2009 succcessful open brain surgical removal of 3cm tumor
Surgery on 9/9/16, no side affects except numb and itchy incision site
RT thyroidectomy/isthmusectomy 9.25.2015 Sore throat for a couple days, killer neck ache in my back from the way your body is positioned on the operating table
1998 2/3 left lung removed nerve damage
Completed thyroidectomy on 2/24/10 was a breeze. Vocal chord damage.
2/2018 RT upper Lobectomy-VATS ; Pneumonia, Acute Respitory Failure
June 2007; Lower right lung wedge resection
Surgery #1 July 1st 2011. Surgery #2 July 18th 2011.
lower left lobe of lung removed plus 15 lymph nodes, 2 of which were positive
8/06-semi-colectomy (partial colon removal) 8/07 semi-heparectomy (?) partial liver removal 5/08 7 wedges removed from right lung..3 were cancerous, wedges removed from left lung 8/08, 3 were cancerous. 10/10 intestinal blockage removed, colostomy installed, permanent.
Craniotomy-2016, Thoracotomy (left)-2015, Thoracotomy (right)-2015, Thoracotomy/Lobectomy (right)-2014, Wedge Resection (primary tumor-right leg)-2013

Pneumonectomy Surgeries

What Pneumonectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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
9 yrs ago-ipsilateral thyroidectomy, radical neck dissection, 2 thyroplasties. Jun-08-pnuemonectomy w/ part of my pericardium and diaphram removed. OUCH!!!!!!
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.
Remove her right lung
Thorax Pain

Colostomy Surgeries

What Colostomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Bowel resection in August with (hopefully) temporary colostomy bag. Liver resection with gall blader removal October
Port instered Dec. 28, 2010. Pain for about 3 days. I had no side effects. It went pretty smooth with no problems.
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.
8/02 sigmoidostomy and cath port 11/11 ostomy revervsal and colon rectal resection, removal of a 13cm X 16cm tumor on my right ovary that later turned out to be colon rectal cancer that had somehow moved to that area between second CT scan (it was not there at that time)POST chemoradiation on 9/28 and also put me into full on hot flashes!!
May 2016 full salvage APR
colostomy, stint in kidney with drain
Tonsillectomy and a colostomy. The colostomy was the result of complications from my chemo. A colostomy is used associated with colon cancer Not Head and Neck Cancer.
Surgery set for January 2010, complete removal of rectal arrea,as well as all lymph nodes, and permanent colostomy due to location of tumor.
Complete colostomy done September 29, 2016.
8/06-semi-colectomy (partial colon removal) 8/07 semi-heparectomy (?) partial liver removal 5/08 7 wedges removed from right lung..3 were cancerous, wedges removed from left lung 8/08, 3 were cancerous. 10/10 intestinal blockage removed, colostomy installed, permanent.
3/21/2012 APR surgery/colostomy. Long slow recovery but happy to be rid of tumor pain.
Hysterectomy 1993; ovarian cancer removal 2007; thyroid cancer removed 2009.
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.
Nov - Dec 2010 Radiation / Chemo therapy - (Feb 2011 - Removed 1 foot of colon.) (June 2011 reversal of illeostomy) - Nov 2011 removal of chemo port
Bowel resection, tumor removal, colostomy - July 2, 2010. Hospital for 1 week recovery, slow healing on wound vac for 2 months.
colostomy because I developed a fistula during radiation
November 13th, 2009 - colostomy surgery - temporary if chemo/rad treatments are successful
Dec 17th, 2004: removal of rectum/anus. Bowel removal. August,2008: spleen removal, coxyx removal, tumor removed from arm. November 14, 2011: lymph node removal.
Colostomy surgery 6/08
<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>
Colonoscopy August 12th 2010,hemicolectomy surgery August 28th 2010, septic infection August 31st 2010, colosotomy, and several infections to follow.Porta-cath Oct 13th 2010. Too many CT's to count. Started Chemo October 19th 2010. Reconnection MAY 2011.
TAH/BSO July 2009 tot. pelvic exenteration August 2010
IRREVERSIBLE COLOSTOMY, 11/1/2013 BOWEL OBSTRUCTION AFTER SURGERY
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.
August 19, 2010 - tumor resection, complete rectal resection, lymph node removal, permanent colostomy. September 22, 2011 - tumor resection, coccyx removal, complete hysterectomy (uterus & ovaries), complete vaginectomy, external pelvic reconstruction.

Colorectal Surgeries

What Colorectal Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.
Surgery to remove tumor
11/11/15
4 major abdominal surgeries: permanent problems digesting
I had lapascopic (?) resection on March 31, 2011. I was in the hospital for six days and did very well. VAery little pain after the first two days and had no problem with my system returning to some what normal
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.
April 2014
2/8/14 - Colon resection performed to remove the cancerous mass. 63cm of colon and 30 lymph nodes removed. Only 1 node had signs of cancer.
Surgery Feb 2013.
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.
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September 25, 2012. Laparoscopic Right hemicolectomy, with some transverse colon and ileum removal. Resection, no colostomy. Lots of uncontrollable diarrhea after surgery, nausea/vomiting. Port a cath, November 7, 2012
Port instered Dec. 28, 2010. Pain for about 3 days. I had no side effects. It went pretty smooth with no problems.
APR May 23,2007 Second surgery may 30, 2007
My First surgery was 1/26/11 I had and appendectomy done, that's when I was diagnosed. I was in severe pain after the surgey. My second surgery was 4/28/11, I had the HIPEC surgery which was 12 hours long, again in severe pain.
Colon resection upcoming
July 5th he had colon surgery. He liver has various lesions. Not operable.
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
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.
Bowel resection, tumor removal, colostomy - July 2, 2010. Hospital for 1 week recovery, slow healing on wound vac for 2 months.
11/15/2011 - resection surgery (LAR), supracervial hysterectomy, oopherectomy. No side effects/no pain. All cancer was removed. 01/10/2012 - port inserted for IV Chemo. No side effects. 04/09/2012 - Kidney stone removal surgery. 10/03/2012 - ileostomy reversal. All went well.
September 2012 - Left hemi-colectomy removing 20 inches of colon, April 2016 - right lung, upper lobectomy, December 2016 - radical neck dissection for 3 colonic tumors in thyroid and cervical lymphnodes
rectal cancer resection and loop ileostomy- April 13, 2010 Ileostomy takedown- Dec. 7, 2010
AS of March, "14, colon surgery, removed 1/3 of colon and part of small intestine, also removed carcinoid tumor
August 2013. Plan: Excision of carcinoma, as well as razor slice of sphincter and cauterization of two other dysplasia sites . Proposed Side effects: some leakage and a lot of pain in the ass. Preparation for surgery: Probiotics, alkaline diet, cleansing fast. Post surgery: sitz baths, narcotics, analgesic gel, metamucil. Summary: a royal pain in the ass

Tonsillectomy Surgeries

What Tonsillectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonsilectomy and Right modified neck dissection 10/12/2011.
 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.  
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
8/7/12-tonsilectomy and biopsies of throat and tongue; throat & tongue NED; cancer in left tonsil; 8/29/12-lymph node removal; one lymph node positive, others NED.
Bilateral tonsillectomy, esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy, and biposies all done 9 Jan 2012. Recovered in 10 days
Biopsy done August 28th/09 Quadroscopy and biopsies November 27 Feb. 18, 2010 Major 21 hr combination surgeries with complications
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.
Tonsillectomy and a colostomy. The colostomy was the result of complications from my chemo. A colostomy is used associated with colon cancer Not Head and Neck Cancer.
January 17, 2011 - Tonsilectomy - Ouch for 2 weeks lost 10 pounds but got through it.
Tonsillectomy 06/17/13
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.
tonsillectomy via robotics and lymph node removal - 12/23/11
Radiacal neck dissesection and tonsilectomy
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.
Robotic tonsil and tumer removal and Neck disection to remove lymph nodes
removal of tonsils 4/14/11 neck desection 4/21/11
Feb 7, 2010 Tonsillectomy
Tonsillectomy and biopsies 5/10/12
Tonsillectomy 9/26/12
Left tonsil removed on 10/12/11
Rt. Tonsillectomy and Rt. neck dissection done on 8-10-09

Thyroidectomy Surgeries

What Thyroidectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Thyroidectomy with neck dissection also had a tonsillectomy! Do NOT get a tonsillectomy with your thyroidectomy if you can avoid it!
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.
Total thyroidectomy on May 8, 2008. Found cancer on both sides of my thyroid and into my lymph nodes. Incision area is sore and itchy. Met with the surgeon on May 16 and he removed the bandages. Advises me to use sunscreen daily and my scar shouldn't be as noticeable. Also had a hard time swallowing for a few days after surgery. Most likely caused by the breathing tube inserted during surgery. A week later and I can swallow without pain. The week after surgery I would feel great for awhile and then become really tired. My calcium level did dip a little and I have been taking calcium supplements that make me nauseous.
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.
Thyroidectomy October 9 and November 15th, 2012, sightly tired one week only
Total Thyroidectomy, 07/06/2007 - 15 weeks pregnant
Thyroidectomy, October 5th / 2011.
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.
Surgery #1 July 1st 2011. Surgery #2 July 18th 2011.
04/15/10 - Ultrasound 04/27/10 - First FNA Biopsy 07/05/10 - Thyroid scan w/ RAI tracer 07/14/10 - Second FNA Biopsy w/ molecular marker testing 07/26/10 - Told I most likely have thyroid cancer 08/13/10 - Total Thyroidectomy 08/18/10 - Diagnosis confirmed: follicular carcinoma of the thyroid
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.
Total tyroidectomy 8-2011. Surgery went great. Spent one night in hospital and went shopping the day I left :)
9/7/11
6 surgeries in 2 years. Another one to follow in Jan.
complete thyroidectomy and bilateral neck dissection. 68 lymph nodes were removed and 24 were malignant
Thyroidectomy and deep neck dissection
Radical neck dissection
Just had surgery on October 12th,2011 and the scar is pretty big but worth it.
April 2nd, 2010, complete thyroidectomy. Drops in calcium levels, extreme hot flashes, mingled with cold. Some throat soreness and raspiness.
Biopsy- Dec 2010 Thyroid Removal and possible lymph nodes- May-4-2011
My surgery went well. It was on July 29th, 2008
4/11/14: Total thyroidectomy, central compartment neck dissection, and modified radical neck dissection. Side effects: severe sore throat, swelling, bruising, stiffness, trouble swallowing.
Had a Right Hemi Thyroidectomy and will be having the left thyroid removed in the near future.
Complete Thyroidectomy and lymph node removal on July 16, 2014
complete thyroidectomy on 1/24/2017; also 9 metasticized lymph nodes removed side effects: fatigue over first 3 weeks; hoarseness; loss of singing voice (showing gradual return as of 3/30/17; some difficulty swallowing

Nephrectomy Surgeries

What Nephrectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.
Radical Nephrectomy
Removal of left kidney; Feb 27, 2012; really really sore for 3 wks afterwards
da vinci (robotic) surgery 10/04/2012. Possibly have remove entire kidney due to scar tissue from a prior abdominal surgery.
Nephrectomy of the left kidney April 09. The tumor was only 3cm but involved 6.5cm including cortical swelling. Due to its location it destroyed the collective duct and the hole kidney had to be remove along with the adrenal gland. The normal side effects from a nephrectomy are present. An unexpected side effect is irretractable hiccups, for the past three years that still proceed. Due to my "stone former" status I have to follow the precautionary diet to prevent me from forming new kidney stones
Radical laparoscopic nephrectomy (left) on January 3, 2019
Left nephrectomy
July 2014 left kidney removed with adrenal gland. July 2016 pancreas tail and spleen removed
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.
Surgery to remove kidney. A lot of pain.
Left Nephrectomy, nearby lymph nodes, part of rib, March 2nd 2011 44 Staples, 8 days in hospital, 6 weeks low activity 0 lifting
Surgery scheduled for March 31/14, laparoscopic full removal of the left kidney
Removed left kidney
I had a radical nephrectomy and resection of affected areas of my diaphragm and liver on October 10, 2010.
Removed kidney and tumor February 1998
Removed mass from kidney on 3/25
Left kidney and tumour removed via keyhole surgery July 2010 In hospital for 5 days, recovered well.... worst side effect was pain when breathing

Prostatectomy Surgeries

What Prostatectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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 get hard or ejaculate and have 'dry' orgasms: I come like a girl.
AS of March, "14, colon surgery, removed 1/3 of colon and part of small intestine, also removed carcinoid tumor
Invasive. Post op issues : mild incontenence, ED and depression
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.
catheter--pain--relapse 2nd week--rushed to hospital--blood sugar drop to 40/60--death immenient --wife arrived in time--more treatments

Craniotomy Surgeries

What Craniotomy Surgery 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.
30/01/2014 iMRI @ queens square London
2/10/2018 brain surgery on right front lob area
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.
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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.
Wedge Resection, 12/5/13, Craniotomy 11/2/15
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.
Craniotomy 6/17/16
Gross total resection on nov 29,2013- fatigue, shaved head on the right side
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.
11/27/12 hair loss
I have had two craniotomy's. The first was just after diagnosis on 10/02/2012 and the second was after they found a recurrence and was performed on 03/05/2014
12/28/2016
removed a "golf ball" sized tumor, metastatic adenocarcinoma to the brain.

Whipple Procedure Surgeries

What Whipple Procedure Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.
7/26/2017
May 5, 2017. Hospitalized for 6 days. Came home with tubes, drains and a feeding tube.
whipple june 3,2015
Whipple, Nov 3014; chronic diarrhea, weight loss
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.
Feb 1, 2016
Whipple surgery : 18 December 2018 Bile duct stent : 24 May 2018
whipple on november 8, 2016. Was painful for about 2 weeks , still painful when eating and sometimes moving . Nausea is constant, but he is able to handle.
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.
Whipple Procedure performed January 19, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian. The cancer was staged at 2b, with positive margins and lymph nodes.
Whipple May 13, 2014

Maxillectomy Surgeries

What Maxillectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Partial Maxillectomy
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.

Laryngectomy Surgeries

What Laryngectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

About seven without side effects other than voice became gruff.

Ileostomy Surgeries

What Ileostomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Feb 1, 2018 Ileostomy due partial blockage of colon. A lymph node in my colon had grown into the lining of my colon.

Uncategorized Surgeries

What Uncategorized Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

first surgery is set for 4/25/13- mysectomy went well, found some suprises which changes my treatment plan but what ever it takes to get through this & be here for a long time for my kids. Breast is healing nicely & fills coming along great! Although they took some nodes from my arm pit & almost 3 weeks later I still have very little movement at my armpit area.
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