What are Cancer Surgeries? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7330 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Lumpectomy Surgeries

What Lumpectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Well, actually, the place where you enter the profile doesn't have enough options :) In November, 2011, lumpectomy at an outpatient clinic. Very easy. Clinic and doctor were great. Staff however, called me the day before to discuss money (I have insurance), which made things more stressful. They wanted cash up front, even though the insurance totally paid for it. They send a refund 2 months later.
May, 1998 hysterctomy; July, 1999 corrective surgery; abdominoplasty to help with healing. 2005 double mastectomy; floating met.
Lumpectomy without lymph node removal. Nerve pain goes on.
8/19/10 - Right breast needle localization lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy (10 lymph nodes examined--all negative)
Lumpectomy with 2 lymph nodes removed. 4-14-2009. Caused menopause.
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.
July 9th 2008 Lumpectomy and Sentinal lymph node removel Numbness in the upper and under arm area
1/24/07 - Lump was removed and biospied 2/13/07 - Lumpectomy with axillary disection
Scheduled for 6.29.17
Bilateral Mastectomy and Recon not determined
Lumpectomy. Node dissection.
No surgery date scheduled yet. Started with systemic chemo a/c followed by (now) taxol and herceptin. Hope to have surgery in October 2011
1st was 3/12/2010. Lumpectomy. 2nd was 6/8/2011. Lymph node removal. 17 was removed and 9 was positive. 3rd was 7/12/2012. Lymph node removal. 5 was removed, then found out metastasis in spine.
November 14, 2007 I had a lumpectomy, sentinel lymph node removal to see if the cancer spread, thank god, no. For about two weeks after surgery, had difficulty in moving my right arm and fortunately experienced light pain.
2 surgeries. 1st on 10.13.15 then 2nd on 10.30.15
Tumor removal-October 3, 2008-No side effects Finger amputation and sentinal node biopsy-Nov. 12, 2007-No side effects Lymph node dissection-Dec 9, 2008-No side effects except for coming home with a drain for 2 weeks
All went well.
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.
1/30/09 surgery to remove as much of a large tumor from thoracic spine and to insert titanium rods for support; I wear a TLSO brace because the back was riddled with lesions that collapsed vertebrae and will unlikely grow back because of the chemo that contributes to more loss of bone.
7/14/08 Right breast lumpectomy with axillary node disection of 23 nodes - all negative
5/20/09-lumpectomy, axillary dissection. Drain was hell, messy, embarrassing, it hurt having a 5 month old infant to care for, and it clogged once, and sent me to the ER...
Drainage tubes suck. If you have lymph nodes remove, begin immediately to stretch out the arm and side of removal. Yoga is wonderful for this.
Lumpectomy 2010, ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed June 2011, double mastectomy with reconstruction November 2011, lumpectomy with brachytherapy October 2012
1/4/11 - Lumpectomy. Had 3 lymph nodes taken out. Lymph nodes negative and had clear margins. Scars were minimal and healing was suprisingly very easy. The worst part about the whole surgery process was the injection of the radioactive substance the put in through my nipple as they "thought" I was numb enough to administer it. It was EXTREMELY painful!
Lumpectomy 6/15/17 - was expecting two ER+ Tumors. Found them and a third tumor - Triple negative. Second surgery 7/3/17 for clear margins. Got an infection at the site of node removal.

Re-excision Surgeries

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

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
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.
Tumor removal-October 3, 2008-No side effects Finger amputation and sentinal node biopsy-Nov. 12, 2007-No side effects Lymph node dissection-Dec 9, 2008-No side effects except for coming home with a drain for 2 weeks
Biopsy: 3/06, hurt like hell. Had a needle biopsy first but it did not harvest enough tissue so the surgical biopsy was necessary. Port-a-cath insertion: 4/06, Periodic pain although it is more annoying than painful most of the time. Oopherectomy: 5/06, The burning was the most painful part of this surgery. It went away fairly quickly though. Hip nail procedure: 9/06, Learning to walk again and learning to walk up and down stairs again was painful, but better than having a full hip replacement if I broke the hip. This was a profelactic measure as there were lesions on the base of the hip ball. Kyphoplasty: 2/07, Really improved the pain in my back which wasn't helped by radiation treatment.
September 20 2006, re-section - 12 inches removed, 12 lymph nodes removed and tested, 4 positive
9/13/16 Needle localized biopsy. 10/6/16 reexcision and lymph node biopsy. Struggling with pain, lymphedema and banding in right arm.
9/23/11 took out esophgus and strech stomach to top of throat
June 1, 2006 Laproscopy...ultimately colonoscopy, and partial small intesting removal...with lymphnode involvement June 12, 2006 Placement of a port-a-cath for IV chemo. October 5, 2006 Coloscopy take down (reversal), and debulking...removal of tubes, ovaries, omentum, and more lymphnodes.
Lumpectomy,with sentinal node biopsey followed by re-excession to obtain clear margins.
Resection by a certified Orthopedic Oncologist, Dr. Earl W. Brien. Amazing doctor and friend!
Colon resection and they took my ovaries alsono rad 10/07 was in hospital for 8 days, ICU for 4.One day after I came home incision opened.
After sugery I just had to keep the would clean. Very forgetful after surgery and was put on disablity after surgery.
Ex lap with excision of tumor, which had grown around nerves and blood vessels
Colonectomy with out colonostomy. 05 liver resection and ablation. 06 hysterectomy and liver ablation.07 percutaneous liver ablation.08 liver resection 09
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.
craniotomy on 1/30/09 with ability to speak better immediately but still needs lots of speech therapy.
resection surgery - didnt work blood clot moved
Aug '05 Colon Resection, Feb '06-RFA Liver, Liver Resection.
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.
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---
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.
We all had colon surgery @ same time in January 2006. Bart's cancer had penetrated his colon, and infected his liver, lung, and brain. He has been under chemo for many months. Brian had entire colon removed, but retains his rectum. Bruce had about 2 feet removed. Both Brian and Bruce had surgery again, due to complications. It all hurt like heck. But today, we all three are doing great.
2/17/10 - Lumpectomy, Axillary Node Dissection, Medi port 3/10/10 Re-excision
3/7/08 - colon resection. We're talking some pretty serious pain & discomfort here...
May 2010 - Initial surgery; Aug 2010 - re-resectional surgery Aug 2010 - Limb sparing surgery or limb-salvage surgery.

Mastectomy Surgeries

What Mastectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

December 2, 2003, bi-lateral mastectomy. Lymphedema.
no date yet as chemo is first and best chance of survival
March 17th, 2011: single mastectomy (skin saving) with immediate reconstruction - silicon implants. Only 2 weeks in, so hard to say! Going well so far...
had a lumpectomy in september 16 tho margins weren't clear enough so had a second but a second biopsy showed anothe tumor so had a mastectomy and expander reconstruction in november
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.
Mastectomy, Sept. 7, 2011. Recovered well.
double mastectomy on July 28, 2010
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.
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
Lumpectomy 2010, ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed June 2011, double mastectomy with reconstruction November 2011, lumpectomy with brachytherapy October 2012
12/05/2011 Double
12/28/17: bilateral mastectomy 5/7/18: total laparoscopic hysterectomy Hopefully sometime in June 2018: breast implant exchange
Localized Radiation Right Breast - 6 weeks
Bilateral Mastectomy March 30, 2010 with left breast being prophylactic with immediate reconstruction. After 6 weeks of recovering from the mastectomy, I seen my oncologist and he decided since I was node negative to put me on tamoxifen due to the tumor size being so small plus my receptors were positive which is an aggresive form of cancer. I have been taking tamoxifen for 6 weeks now and feel pretty good, except for constipation and now take two laxative pills daily to help with this and just recently got hives. I am on steroids to get rid of those.
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.
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.
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.
Double mastectomy with no reconstruction on August 11, 2009. I had a very good surgical experience. No real side-effects other than some persistent numbness around the two large scars, encompassing my entire chest. I was very fortunate to have been competing in triathlons prior to my surgery - it allowed my body to respond very well.
Mastectomy with reconstruction 10 years ago when I had breast cancer the first time.
Mastectomy and reconstruction for left side. Breast lift for right. I had the latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction. I had an expander put in because I was going to have radiation. This surgery was October of 2004.Later, I had the implant put in. That was January of 2006. I think having the muscle in my back redirected to make a pouch for my implant was more painful than the mastectomy.
Mastectomy 1/2011 Nodual removed part of tyroid takem in 1974 the rest takem out 1996 ROI 3 months later
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.
Lymptectomy in April 2018 Follow up surgery to shave off DCIS April 2018 Mastectomy scheduled for (hopefully) late 2018
Cording
Hopefully a lumpectomy after chemo has shrunken the mass; otherwise a mastectomy; reconstructive surgery. Post Op. note: bilateral mastectomy after two attempts at lumpectomy - good thing because undetected cancer was found in both nipples. It's all in a jar now!

Reconstructive Surgeries

What Reconstructive Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

7/11/07 1/3 colon removed and resected (no colostomy bag needed). Had 16 of 64 liver lymph nodes impacted. Had gallbladder and one cystic (non-cancerous ovary removed). Had hepatic pump implanted to deliver chemo directly to the liver when I wasn't getting systemic chemo.
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.
Mastectomy with reconstruction 10 years ago when I had breast cancer the first time.
2 Groin lymph nodes removed before treatment. After chemo and radiation the rest of tumour was surgically removed. Process called radical vulvectomy. Post surgery I had serious infection resulting in a 2 week hospital stay and debridment. Cancer returned again in 2017 resulting in a hysterectomy, colostomy and reconstruction.
double mastectomy lymph nodes
9 yrs ago-ipsilateral thyroidectomy, radical neck dissection, 2 thyroplasties. Jun-08-pnuemonectomy w/ part of my pericardium and diaphram removed. OUCH!!!!!!
3-27-10 rod put in left arm
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.
Hopefully a lumpectomy after chemo has shrunken the mass; otherwise a mastectomy; reconstructive surgery. Post Op. note: bilateral mastectomy after two attempts at lumpectomy - good thing because undetected cancer was found in both nipples. It's all in a jar now!
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
Left lobe liver resection 6-2011//Bilateral mastectomy 6/24/2014
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
Scar tissue from radiation.
see bio
Bilateral Mastectomy 2-8-06
Glossectomy, full neck disection, reconstructive surgery
Shoulder Replacement Right Lung Wedge Resection
partial glossectomy,reconstruction from left forearm, neck dissection, Dec 8th, 2015
Double mastectomy with tissue expanders placed at surgery. Developed psudemonas twice and had to have right expander removed.
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.
July 2015. Tongue reconstruction healed, but graft to small. Need additional tongue reconstruction surgery.
Hemorrhoids removed 9/12/2018. Excruciating pain! Hallucinations from pain meds & anesthia. Chemo port inserted & removed. Continuous itching. 2nd Anal surgery 4/2019 to check margins.
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 in 2003 - side effects: ugly reconstructed breast with no feeling
Tumor removal-October 3, 2008-No side effects Finger amputation and sentinal node biopsy-Nov. 12, 2007-No side effects Lymph node dissection-Dec 9, 2008-No side effects except for coming home with a drain for 2 weeks

Lymph Node Removal Surgeries

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

Sepember 30 removal and resection of 14cm of colon and rectum. 5 of 20 lymph nodes were infected. Because of type 2 diabetes recovery was slow and developed an abscess from where the resection did not heal. A Cook drain was installed to drain the abscess. After 7 months the abscess has not fully closed and I await the doctor's decision to "glue" the abscess and resection. Because of the difficulty of the surgery I am using an Ileostomy. Because of the lack of healing I am no longer eligible for adjuvant chemotherapy.
Bowel resection in August with (hopefully) temporary colostomy bag. Liver resection with gall blader removal October
lymph node removal for biopsy (2) bone marrow biopsy, installation of a port a cath.
Lumpectomy 6/15/17 - was expecting two ER+ Tumors. Found them and a third tumor - Triple negative. Second surgery 7/3/17 for clear margins. Got an infection at the site of node removal.
Radical Hysterectomy and removal of 14 lymph nodes. All nodes were negative and had clear margins. Surgery Date was Feb.06, 2012. For the recurrence I after many many scans I had a uteral stent placed to open my blocked left kidney prior to starting treatment.
surgery after chemo july 21st, lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy and wires to locate ... not as bad as I thought it would be, less painful following surgery, faster recovery
4/11/14: Total thyroidectomy, central compartment neck dissection, and modified radical neck dissection. Side effects: severe sore throat, swelling, bruising, stiffness, trouble swallowing.
2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
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.
Robotic assisted radical trachelectomy, lymph node dissection, staging, bilateral ureteral stent placement & removal and cystoscopy (April 28th, 2011)
Had SO MANY SURGERIES. two to remove the lump on neck, one because the doctor suspected appendicitis, and two on the intestines, apparently still bleeding after the first, so have to reOPEN and reDO
Port placement
Unilateral mastectomy (October 2008) with immediate reconstruction with tissue expander which was replaced with silicone implant July 2009.
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.
lymph node removel
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)
Mastectomy and Sentinel Node Biopsy on Nov. 26th, 2013, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection on Dec. 23rd, 2013.
Lymph node removed on April 3, 2012 Port a cath put in on April 10, 2012 Bone marrow biopsy on April 20, 2012
Lymph node removed from armpit, groin, and lumpectomy 11/16/2016
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.
Oct 3rd/07 Lumpectomy,sentinial node disection(none envolved)
Lymph Node Removal 03/2015 Port Installment 03/2015-Horrible, knock out meds and pain meds did not work-surgery with no anesthesia is horrific Partial Hysterectomy 07/2015 Port Removal 09/2016
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.
Dec 19th 2008 lymph node removal for biopsy, bone marrow biopsy.
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.

Hysterectomy Surgeries

What Hysterectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

11/4/08 - full hysterectomy, right hemi-colectomy (1/3rd removed), appendectomy. First operation ever. Muscle and bowel issues.
Hysterectomy, lymph node removal
Radical hysterectomy, ureter was cut, subsequent interventional radiology to drain the urine, etc I've developed Rhumatoid Arthritis (8/2009- 10/2011) can't figure out if it was triggered by treatment?
Total Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
2/16/05 - Left Ovary, falopian tube, pelvic tissue, lymph nodes removed Side effects, horrible scar, numb skin. 9/24/08 - full hysterectomy
DaVinci radical hysterectomy with lymph node removal 11/03/2009
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.
Oct 2 2015
September 22, 2008 Removal of colon, bladder, vagina, and two ovaries. Was in the hospital for one month recovering. Major healing problem was on a wound vac for four months, had home health care. Could not eat, sit, stand, walk due to pain. Have a permanent colostomy and ileo conduit.
07/13/2012 hysterectomy, oopherectomy to remove 26cm adnexal mass. Doctors thought it was ovarian related but once inside saw that it originated from colon, and did colon resection and liver biopsy.
Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
April 2020
Complete hysterectomy 7/2015
June 13, 2016
Cancer discovered by pathology after surgery.
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)
Complete hysterectomy, July 17, 2005. I had a blood clot that travelled. Also still have a hernia from the surgery. Not to mention a very large scar on my abdomin.
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.
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.
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.
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 1/2011 Nodual removed part of tyroid takem in 1974 the rest takem out 1996 ROI 3 months later
Hysterecomy
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!
Hysterectomy October 28,2015

Oophorectomy Surgeries

What Oophorectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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 :(
Robotic hysterectomy in 2012 no thoughts of cancer. 6 wk surgical f/u doc said I had adenocarcinoma in situ. 2013 strokes, blood clots founds ovaries suspicious. Cervical cancer spread to right ovary removed. 2016 spread to sack near rectum. Removed in July 2016.
2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
December 10 2015 hysterectormy, abdominal lymphs, ooprechtomy
31 may 2012
Keloid
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.
3/ 2012
June 21, 2010 successful surgery with no visual cancer remaining.
26th November 2010, Hysterectomy, including removal of ovaries. Wind Pain and constipation biggest complication.
There were three surgeries: The first was a laparoscopy to diagnose disease; The second was an attempt to debulking which was aborted due to tumor size. The third surgery happened after 4 cycles of chemotherapy. It was a total hysterectomy with optimal cytoreduction.
Complete hysterectomy with both Ovaries removed. Side effects was a jump right into menopause complete with hot flashes, mood swings and because my hormones were out of whack depression.
In 10th July 2009,I was found a slightly high 1.5cm*1.5cm light mass in my riht lobe of liver.Then it was diagnosed in 17th July after MRI and Pet CT. It's Primary liver cancer.And in 23rd July, I was found two tumors more than 10cm. Also I have serious Liver cirrhosis. On 4th August, I accept the surgery. 4 weeks after the surgery, have preventive intervention treatment. On 7th November, I start SolaFini targeted therapy. But it has very strong side effect to me.It's a really painful period. Diarrhea, ulceration of hands and feet, hair loss, severe drop of white blood cells and platelets all comes to me, almost destroy me. I even can't bear it in that time. My husband running around China to find useful medicine for me. He insist my treatment should be a Integrated treatment with immune therapy as the core. I ate Chinese medicine,and take Recombinant Human Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor Injection to improve my immunity.In the process, I really appreciate Chinese medicine, espeacially reishi. My niece brings me a medicine after She heard I have serious side effect of targeted therapy, it's reishi spore oi and another product. My attending physician forbids me to eat this. I don't eat, my niece told me it all natural and the functional triterpene can improve immunity. I can't bear the pain, so I secretly ate it. A miracle appeared. The side effect becomes lighter and lighter.It really has a great function to improve immunity. So I appreciate so much . Liver cancer always seen as one of the most dangerous cancer, I have prepared to live only 5 years, but with my husband' careful concern and my family's encourage, I live strongly till now. In this process, I have some feelings to share with you all, my friends. 1. Face it, and laugh to it, never hide. You strong, it weak. 2. Weak immunity is the main reason of cancer, so improve immunity is important. 3. If it's possible, do more things as a common people, never think yourself as a patient. I think it's really a unforgettable experience in my life, it needs record. All my friends here, hope you are strong to face life, and happier forever.
07/13/2012 hysterectomy, oopherectomy to remove 26cm adnexal mass. Doctors thought it was ovarian related but once inside saw that it originated from colon, and did colon resection and liver biopsy.
mastectomy in 2003 - side effects: ugly reconstructed breast with no feeling
Complete laproscopic hysterectomy on 3/15/11. No noticable side effects yet.
Hyst,Colostomy,Stents,Kidney Disease
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.
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.
October 7, 2011--Other than short-term digestive issues, recovered swiftly.
too many surgeries. Since my recent diagnosis Feb 2, 2010 I have not had any surgeries. Nothing left to remove.
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
TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
August 2007, September 2008, October 2009
Total hysterectomy June 13, 2009

Omentectomy Surgeries

What Omentectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.
Complete abdominal hysterectomy. 7/5/16
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.
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.
June 21, 2010 successful surgery with no visual cancer remaining.
January 29, 2014; few side effects
2/25/20 Bowel obstruction
2/16/2011 - Removal of the appendix, ascending colon, and terminal ileum. Removal of omentum on right side, and 41 lymph nodes. 08/04/2011 - removal of gallbladder and discovery of more cancer 3/30/2011 - Port placement in right upper chest. 4/27/2011 - Surgery for necrotic ulcer and perirectal abscess 5/12/2011 - Removal of compromised port. Placement of new port in upper left chest. 5/26/2011 - Removal of infected port (L) and debridement of necrotic tissue surrounding. Port will not be replaced.
2001: initial debulking; 2005: debulking, mesh placement for hernia; 2006: mesh removal and abdominal wall reconstruction
2003 stage 2 breast cancer, 2012 stage 1 breast cancer, 2015 ovarian cancer, 2016 cancer has spread all over
Omendectomy to remove some larger tumors that were attached to it worst operation to date, 6 weeks to recover, stomach shape is crazy!
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!
TAHBSO and section of supraclavicular lymph node on July 25th, 2011; emergency flap craniotomy (brain surgery) Jan 30, 2016
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 June 2010
Cancer debulking with all the works...
31 may 2012
Surgery was on Jan 5, 2007. I lost nearly 40 pounds and spent 21 days in the hospital.
Hysterectomy 10 years ago..not a safety net since I developed Ovarian Cancer recently. Omentectomy in Febuary to remove tumors.
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).
7/14/11. Removed grapefruit sized ovarian tumor and full hysterectomy including lymph node removal.

Lobectomy Surgeries

What Lobectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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

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.

colostomy because I developed a fistula during radiation
Colostomy 08/15/11
colorectal tumor removal, illeostomy, liver and lung tumor removal, tonsillectomy for B-Cell lymphoma.
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.
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.
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. . .
Surgery on June 20th, side effect - bowel obstruction
Surgery set for January 2010, complete removal of rectal arrea,as well as all lymph nodes, and permanent colostomy due to location of tumor.
My first surgery was Friday the 13th in August of 2010, was a 9 hour surgery and my doctor really screwed me up other than he did get the tumor. He also cut my uterers. those are the tube that run from your Kidney to your bladder. Well now mine are cut...and I have a left and right nephrostomy. Thats how I urinate..it sucks .. I tell everyone to call me the bag lady. I have 2 nephrostomies and a colostomy! I also supposidly had my umbilical hernia fixed and a hysotrectomy. In November of 2011 I had my umbilical hernia really fixed...had a colostomy rivision and had my right nephorostomy installed for lack of a better word.I had the suregery in 2011 done in Dallas..had great doctores!
Port instered Dec. 28, 2010. Pain for about 3 days. I had no side effects. It went pretty smooth with no problems.
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.
hemmoroid removal.12/7/09 found anal melanoma 12/11/09 rare 1% removal of rectum and anus. Colostomy (permanent) 12/28/09
<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>
Colostomy. July 17th. No initial side effects, she felt great. About a week after her surgery she was diagnosed with c-diff and spent another week in the hospital.
Bowel resection in August with (hopefully) temporary colostomy bag. Liver resection with gall blader removal October
Biopsy and Ultrasound, November 24, 2010 Biopsy, July 2011 APR with Flap reconstruction, July 29, 2011
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.
April, 2019
colostomy April 2nd. ureter stents, bladder catheter since May 2011 total pelvic exenteration Nov.2011
Colostomy surgery 6/08
Nov - Dec 2010 Radiation / Chemo therapy - (Feb 2011 - Removed 1 foot of colon.) (June 2011 reversal of illeostomy) - Nov 2011 removal of chemo port
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
11/11/15
October 7, 2010- Port Implant February 8, 2011- Colon resection resulting in a permanent colostomy (which I was in hopes to avoid)
Colon reection surgery in January, 2002. Lumpectomy for stage 1 breast cancer in 2003. Lung surgeries (2) in 2004.

Colorectal Surgeries

What Colorectal Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

3/1/16 Colectomy
laparoscopically assisted sigmoid colectomy 6/26/09
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
Laparotomy to shift the ovaries.Resection of the tumor and installation of stoma.Multiple surgeries because of an abscess between rectum and spine and also rectovaginal fistulas. Last surgery happened to be removement of the stoma.
Dec 6, 2011 12" colon removed with 14 limp nodes and a very abnormal appendix, benign.
Temp ileostomy Nov 2015 Colon resection Feb 2016 Reversed ileostomy Dec 2016
July 25 2017. Removal of what was thought to be a benign anal growth. I expect some degree of soreness will be permanent.
Excision very close to sphincter muscle. Diagnosed on 4/27/11 and excised on 4/29/11. Big crater where tumor was, few stitches, pain, drainage. Doctor optimistic she got it all, Pathology will indicate whether or not rad or chemo is in order.
Sigmoidoscopy/Biopsy 4/25/11
Removal of 7 in" of colon. 4 out of 16 lymph nodes were affected. Surgery recovery was slow. Port "installed" Feb. 13, 2013.
I had a transanal excision surgery on July 22nd.
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.
Robotic Bowel resection 11/24/2015, Ileus 11/29/2015
May 2016 full salvage APR
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!!
Port instered Dec. 28, 2010. Pain for about 3 days. I had no side effects. It went pretty smooth with no problems.
8/6/08- Total colectomy and appendectomy... after surgery body went into acidosis. 8/7/08- Emergency surgery from complications... resection of the small intestine and temporary ileostomy. 10/8/08- Reversal of the ileostomy. Extremely sick for the following month, then found out I had an infection. 11/10/08- Lung surgery due to a developed strep infection in my liver and lung cavity. 12/12/11- Partial oopherectomy to remove a mass. Mass was benign and endometriosis was confirmed.
The only surgury so far was the portacath, This take a bit of time to get used to only because there is a foreign object in your chest. No pain involved just a bump below your collar bone.
11/11/15
rectal cancerous polyp removed
Sepember 30 removal and resection of 14cm of colon and rectum. 5 of 20 lymph nodes were infected. Because of type 2 diabetes recovery was slow and developed an abscess from where the resection did not heal. A Cook drain was installed to drain the abscess. After 7 months the abscess has not fully closed and I await the doctor's decision to "glue" the abscess and resection. Because of the difficulty of the surgery I am using an Ileostomy. Because of the lack of healing I am no longer eligible for adjuvant chemotherapy.
12 inches of the sigmoid colon was removed on 1/16/2012. It was able to be reattached without the need of a colostomy.
Surgery was on my birthday, 3/30/09. 10 inches of my colon (sigmoid area) was removed along with 56 lymph nodes, 10 which tested positive for cancer. Surgery was done laproscopically. Side effects were normal pain for incisions, nausea from pain medicine.
Port Placement - September 4,2008/Tumor removal & colon resection, iliestomy, and a hysterectomy - December 5th, 2008
January 12, 2010. Removal of tumor in colon/rectum. had to remove approximately 8 inches of colon/rectum.

Tonsillectomy Surgeries

What Tonsillectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

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.
standard tonsillectomy, went excellent I was abble to eat almost everything at day 3
Tonsillectomy - 12/10/10 Modified Neck Dissection - 12/27/10
Tonsils removed 6/4/09. Didn't expect cancer.
Partial neck disection with lymph node removal, may 2009.
Left tonsil removed on 10/12/11
January 17, 2011 - Tonsilectomy - Ouch for 2 weeks lost 10 pounds but got through it.
Feb 7, 2010 Tonsillectomy
Tonsillectomy 9/26/12
Tonsillectomy 06/17/13
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
tonsillectomy
left tonsil and part of mass removed on December 4, 2015
tonsillectomy via robotics and lymph node removal - 12/23/11
Right tonsil has Squamous Cell carcinoma, Left Tonsil is clear. Some cancer noted on basil of tongue.
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.
June 10, 2009 - right side tonsillectomy.
Mastectomy 1/2011 Nodual removed part of tyroid takem in 1974 the rest takem out 1996 ROI 3 months later
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.
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 and modified radical neck dissection
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.
 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.  
biopsy 6/28/12, transoral robotic surgery and selective neck dissection 7/30/12
Tonsillectomy (3rd set which I didn't know we had these are below your adenoids and normal tonsils you cant see)which for an adult is a horrible experience however bad they tell you it is multiply it by 5, plus a Grade 1 neck dissection removing 42 Lymph nodes, a muscle and nerve in top front of shoulder that I cant figure out what I need it for, and removal of one of my juggler veins (didn't know I had more than one) 6 Weeks to recover to manageable pain and comfort level

Thyroidectomy Surgeries

What Thyroidectomy Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Going to talk to the surgeons on Friday 23rd July 10
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!
4/11/14: Total thyroidectomy, central compartment neck dissection, and modified radical neck dissection. Side effects: severe sore throat, swelling, bruising, stiffness, trouble swallowing.
Thyroid-parap thyroid- and lymph node removed
Total Thyroidectomy February 18, 2011
Thyroidectomy scheduled for 3-31-15
Thyroidectomy and deep neck dissection
Total tyroidectomy 8-2011. Surgery went great. Spent one night in hospital and went shopping the day I left :)
right lobectomy with isthmusectomy June 1, 2012 completion of thryroidectomy June 8, 2012
Total thyroidectomy 6/09 - also removed lymph nodes and neck tissue
Total Thyroidectomy, 07/06/2007 - 15 weeks pregnant
February 28, 2014
First surgery was July 2011 - biopsy presurgery indicated the lump was benign but it was removed as a precaution. Post surgery results indicated that the lump was cancer. Complete thyroidectomy done December 27, 2011.
8/9/11: Total Thyroidectomy
January 2010, got over surgery quickly
August 7th 2012 - Total thyroidectomy and central dissection plus removal of one parathyroid
My surgery went well. It was on July 29th, 2008
Just had surgery on October 12th,2011 and the scar is pretty big but worth it.
Right side Taken out on 7/25/2013 and then the left side was taken out on 9/11/2013. I recovered quickly from both
Surgery - Thyroidectomy, Date - Sept 12th 2011, Side Effects - Chronic Nausea, Strained Vocal Cords, & Breathing Issues.
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
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.
Total Thyroidectomy with some lymph removal, 12/27/10. Surgery was a breeze. Recovery was quick. NOw to get these meds straight.
Total Thyroidectomy and Lymph Node Removal 5/21/2010 - Have been struggling with the effects of hypothyroidism since then.
Total thyroids to my, 10/15/18. Fatigue, post op infection-Seroma. Numbness,

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.
full left nephrectomy. Back issues- bulging and herniated disks from my position in the surgery. Pain when I move wrong and also adhesions on the huge scar.
Left Nephrectomy, nearby lymph nodes, part of rib, March 2nd 2011 44 Staples, 8 days in hospital, 6 weeks low activity 0 lifting
Had surgery one month after diagnosis at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NY. Recouperation was extremely painful. I had a partial nephrectomy. They were able to save 90% of the kidney & got all clean margins.
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.

People dealing with prostate cancer -- both the men who have been diagnosed and those who care about them -- need to play with a full deck of information about what to expect and what to know, so I'm sharing some very personal, even intimate, side effects. I had a nerve-sparing, open radical retropubic prostatectomy in 2007. I experienced genital shrinkage and, because of a pre-surgical scan indicating cancer may have been breaking out of my prostate, my right neurovascular bundle was removed -- that was half of the plumbing and wiring for my erections. I still have my left bundle, but it's been years since I've gotten hard, and I've reluctantly abandoned the hope of ever having erections again. Surgery also left me with no prostate and no seminal vesicles, which, in concert, produced my semen, or ejaculate. That left me with what are called 'dry' orgasms. Net-net: I still have orgasms -- but without erections or ejaculation. Sound familiar? Yes, I come like a woman, and that's nothing at all to whine about.
Limb salvage aug 2017 and recurrence Jan 2019
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
Radical Surgery and lymph node removal Pathology could not verify sprreas due to poor detection limits Will continue NACOM Protocol Indefinitely
Radical robotic prostatectomy,everything removed, some seminal vesicle involvement, gleason 9, psa prior5.7; 3mos post, .07,6 mos.02, 9 mos post.02. Wait& see after6 more mos.
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.
iam a nice girl loking for man
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 11/15/2018
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.
Only a partial whipple since stage 4.
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
5 hour operation
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
Septum removed, artlage removed from ear, to replace septum
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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