What are Uncategorized Cancer Surgeries? List from Cancer Survivors

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Uncategorized Surgeries

What Uncategorized Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

removed 85% from right frontal lobe about 4 weeks ago. 20/11/2012. no pain but a very strange experience. felt very detached from myself for 3weeks and very tired and forgetful. seem to be wearing off but still need lots of sleep!
Have not chosen treatment. Leaning towards removal of the prostate
None yet, not operable.
En Bloc, removed spleen and adenal gland
Dermatologist removed a 3 inch deep by 4×4 area on my shoulder. I have been very grateful.
Biopsy of cervix and polyp
Colposcopy on Dec 5. Large biopsy of Cervix via LEEP Procedure January 29. Results came back positive for Cancer on February 12, 2013.
12/27 - Fine needle and Core biopsy - insufficient for diagnosis 1/08 Lymph node biopsy - negative results 1/14 Mediasteinoscopy - Diagnosis NHL
Surgery for fracture of femur
Gallbladder surgery that discovered the tumors, urethral stent implanted.No side effects.
Had surgery May 7th. Really sore afterwards, urinary incontinence, lots of vaginal bleeding, nausea, and very tired

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.

Uncategorized Surgeries

What Uncategorized Surgery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

gastroesophagectomy removal of 60% of esophagus and 30% of stomach
Lymph node removed, no real side effects
4/9/13 splenectomy - laparoscopic spleen removal surgery wasnt to bad, overnight stay recovery painful.. still in the healing healing process.
Partial right nephrectomy 6/14/13
May 1, 2013. Still painful at site of surgery. They thought they removed a hemmorhoid.
Colonoscopy 3/13 squamous cell carcinoma in situ, cannot rule out invasive, anascopy and biopsy 7/17/13 UCSF, squamous cell carcinoma invasive stage 1, power port implanted 8/28/13. Previously 2011 had spinal fusion at UCSF for scoliosis.
Craniotomy June 7, 2013. Only partial resection and biopsy. Very little of the tumor was able to be removed. The side-effects from the surgery lasted for at least 4 weeks after the surgery. I think maybe even as long as 8 weeks. Lack of balance, sadness, facial tics, headaches, night-sweats, insomnia.
Have not had surgery yet. It is scheduled for October 7th. Going to remove the tumor and do a colostomy. I am not looking forward to either. I don't think I am going to like wearing a bag even if it is only temporary( I hope ).
Outpatient removal of 2 cm flat lesion from nasopharnyx.
Planning on stem cell transplant
11/12/2013 Inguinal Orchiectomy (removal of the right testis) 11/12/2013 Port put in upper left chest for Chemo treatment...
Excision of the tumor only; 1/15/2014; none
12/24/2013 - Core needle biopsy 1/2/2014 - Port placement
Portacath implanted Nov 15, 2013.
Pending 4/7/2014
Other than a port installation, I avoided surgery - I was scheduled fora THIRD biopsy (surgical) as it took them 1 whole month to diagnose me after 2 needle biopsies! I was spooked to get a port implanted, but it was the best thing I could do and made life much simpler during chemo. I wear my port insert/removal scars as my badge of courage.
In October of 2006 I was diagnosed with Tongue Cancer had a partial tongue removal and radiation to my face and neck. Was cancer free for 5 years. In March of 2013 I was diagnosed with my second cancer Jaw Cancer. On April 25, 2013 I had a 15 hour surgery were they removed the fibula bone from my leg and replace my jaw with it. They also did a skin graft from the same leg and did the inside of my check. Also they removed my lymph nodes. I am now doing Hyper Baric Chamber treatments so that I can have surgery to have all my teeth out due to the radiation I had in 2007.
The only " surgery " I have had so far is an under anesthesia pelvic exam. It was done as standard practice to check for cancer in the bladder and rectum. Luckily nothing was found. I had a sleeve put in for internal radiation ( not a big deal at all )
Non operable
Bile duct stent on 5/1/14
whipple 4/27/2011
<B>Esophageal Cancer</B> was at the esophageal-gastric junction and brought on by Barrett's Esophagus. Had approximately 3/4 of the esophagus removed as well as the upper portion of the stomach, then had the remainder of the stomach pulled up into the chest and reattached to the remaining portion of the esophagus. Afterward, 6 weeks of daily radiation and 6 weekly chemo sessions (once a week on Monday) of Cisplatin and 5FU.<br> <br> <B>Thyroid Cancer</B> had two lesions on the right lobe of the thyroid with a third on the left side (left side was non cancerous). Had a total thyroidectomy in Late October, 2016. Ni chemo needed and no radioactive iodine needed either. It was NOT metastasis from the the Esophageal Cancer.<br> <br> <B>Small Cell Renal Carcinoma</B> (Kidney Cancer) was diagnosed and operated on in October of 2017 (also not a metastasis form the Esophageal Cancer). It was on the outside of the left kidney. The tumor was removed using cryo-ablasion. It was frozen off with surgery being local anesthetic and needles used to freeze the tumor out and get good margins. I went home and had mostly normal routine the same day as surgery. No radiation or chemo needed.
Left ovary and Fallopian tube removed. Post surgery abdominal pain and fatigue.
Laryngoscopy and Biopsy on 04/07/2014
polyp removed during routine colonoscopy - pathology diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma
July 23, 2014, right radical orchiectomy : pain & soreness
tremors in hands, arms and legs
Surgery to remove tumor on 10/17/14
Trachelectomy - Oct 10, 2014
6/9/2014 power port placement, 11/6/2014 port no longer works for blood draws,
Port insertion- June 2 2014, pain for a few days. Port Removal -December 1 2014, pain for a few days but not as painful as the insertion.
Excisional biopsy of right node-- 1/6/15 Port Placement -- 1/8/15
I am doing a test drug in the process of right now with a combination of ice I am the fourth person in the world to do it so far two out of the three people have been successful if me and the other two people left our successful this will open up a whole new world of hope for lymphoma patients
Removed all teeth because of location of cancer any infection of a tooth for the rest of his life would not heal & cause loss of jaw bone.
Nov 26, 2014 an exploratory surgery was completed in an attempt to resect the 4.1 cm tumor that was encasing into my small bowel. Once inside, Dr.'s then realized the tumor was surrounded by important arteries in the mesentery area, thus the tumor could not be resected more than 20 %.
Feeding tube and port January 5 2015
Conization 2001, clear margins
Got the port thing in and my arm stiffened up ALOT back stiffened up ALOT night sweats nightmares sadness. Also LP's which are hard because I got a shit back.
Had a Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Feb 6, 2015) and a Laparoscopic Right Colectomy (Mar 26, 2015). 8 inches of my colon was removed.
Jan. 5th, 2015- surgical biopsy- was hoping to remove entire "in situ" area. No clear margins were obtained. Biopsy came came back as invasive SCC of anal canal on Jan. 9th, 2015.
Tumors discovered during sinus surgery on 8/30/13 - doctor removed what she could but left a large tumor. Biopsy confirmed cancer ~9/10/13
Vertebroplasty 12/2013, Stem Cell Transplant 5/2014
Not possible
Biliary Stent- April 2014
Punch out of tumor on tonsil. HPV positive
20th December, 2014. CT Guided Biopsy. 24th December, 2014. Bone Marrow Biopsy. 1st July, 2015. Mini Sternotomy (biopsy). Performed to determine if cancer had mutated into another type. It remained HL. 13th July, 2015. Laparoscopy of Ovary (Fertility Preservation). 20th July, 2015. PICC line Inserted. 1st September, 2015. Insertion of Hickman Line. (Stemcell Collection) 5th September, 2015. Insertion of Central Line. Inserted to replace Hickman line as it had fallen into the right ventricle of the heart. 14th September, 2015. Insertion of Apheresis Catheter into Femoral Vein (groin). (Used for stemcell collection).
Bilateral mastectomy & reconstruction with tissue expanders
removal of right eye and most of optic nerve on 13th may 2013.Due to the removal of some bone and muscle I was unable to have a false eye the surgeon removed my bottom eyelid and stretched my top one down over the opening he has done a great job.
Left hemicolectomy, Oct 26, 2015. Did very well. 19 inches of colon removed, 15 lymph nodes removed, 3 positive, size 6 cm.
30/8/11 - Removal of large sarcoma in right groin, 8/10/14 removal of secondary sarcomas in right lung, 20/11/14 removal of secondary sarcomas in left lung, 1/12/15 removal of sarcoma right groin (which turned into just a biopsy) one surgery to come.
Lymph node removal, Portacath placement and removal
October 28, 2015
have not had it yet.... stomach reduction, removal of my esophagus , don't know if this is what I want.
Full hysterectomy
Inserted port, may 2015
colon resection March 2nd.
Tumor size : 6 cm. Successfully liver operated on 29/AUG/2015
Needle aspiration biopsy - July 2015 Incisional biopsy - August 2015 Bone and bone marrow biosies - September 2015
3 lung biopsies in March 2014; extreme pain and weakness
December 4th 2015- neck dissection on 7 cm tumor mass on left side of neck. Tissue taken for biopsy. December 15th 2015 a port is inserted into chest for chemotherapy. December 22nd 2015 bone marrow biopsy procedure.
Surgery scheduled for 6/8/2016.
I had my left upper lung removed March 4, 2013 via VATS at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Side effects? Well, not sure where to start. Fatigue for sure. What the medical community would call being 'uncomfortable'. And grateful. So grateful to have the tumor gone.
1990 - removal of the sore and I was good to go. 1997 - Hemmiglossectomy with donor site from Right arm, Radical neck, healed for a few weeks and then treatment began. Treatment nearly killed me!!
4/6/16 Orthoscopic Resection Surgery removing GIST and part of stomach
She underwent total gastrectomy on 8th August 2016 and she is in ICU now.
i had a colonoscopy in Sept of 2014. They found a small lesion just above the dentate line. This was termed AIN 2. In Nov of 2014 they did a biopsy on what they termed a lesion and then destroyed it with electrocautery. The biopsy showed an invasive squamous cell cancer. It was moderately differentiated and it was arising within a background of high- grade dysphasia. The Doctor didn't notify me with results for three weeks. He then called and said I have invasive cancer and would call back in a week after he met with his cancer board. I called him a week later and decided to change doctorrs and went to a research hospital. The new doctor said he thought chemo and radiation at this point was an extreme measure and we should watch it every three months. Did CT scan and MRI both normal. Another spot was identified in May 2016. Excision was preformed June 2016. Didn't get clean margins and that lymph- vascular invasion was present.
None as of yet
Liver resection April 2016
Double masectomy, lympectomy
don't yet know
Removal of my right ovary / tumour - 6-8 week recovery before chemo
M.i.e. 5-19-2016 Pain, discomfort, C diff.
Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and biopsy Jan 31st 2012
Bone Marrow 50 % match Dec 21,2012 Graft Versus Host
LEEP (2003), cone biopsy (2003, 2004)
8/10 partial nephrectomy, 10/10 full nephrectomy, 2/11 Hernia repair caused by nephrectomy surgery
Full thyroidectomy with left neck dissection and removal of 7 lymph nodes (12/6/2016). Laringospasm while coming out of sedation led to reintubation in surgical ICU for 24 hours followed by 24 hours observation in a regular hospital room. Swelling above collarbone and left neck. Pain in peri-cardinal membranes, neck, collarbone, forehead, jaw. Numbness in neck, under the chin, right tip of the tongue.
After colonoscopy, surgeon took out larger tissue, cells were squamous so radiation/chemo was needed for remaining cells. Surgery was painful. On hydrocodon-acidimidophin.
Removed right acetabulum
Main- complete hysterectomy, 18" of colon, Sept. 2015, Surgery in May 2015 for bowel obstruction
Laparoscopy to remove ovarian mass followed by laparoscopy for staging
Surgery 10/05/2016 to remove an 11.5 centimeter tumor and surrounding glands and renal vein was mostly removed after milkiing it away from the heart
Distal Pancreatonomy
Had growth removed in Candler Memorial in Letter by Dr Headley. He thought it was just an hemorrhoid until the pathology report came back
Partial Glossectomy, Tracheostomy and Reconstruction from graft of left forearm tissue. Neck Dissection to remove 49 Lymph nodes from right side of my Neck. 14 hour surgery date 30 May 2016
The only surgery was 2 rounds of inpatient internal radiation. 11/11/2016 to 11/13/2016 and 11/28/2016 to 12/01/2016
Opted for none
Lymph Node Biopsy 2/23/2017 (Positive), Port Placement 3/15/2017, Bone Marrow Biopsy 3/17/2017 (Negative)...
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