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Rayann

Rayann
Bio: I am Rayann. I was diagnosed with cancer in September of 2014. I am currently "cancer free". However, I am having some trouble believing such a statement. I am 24 years old and I am a college student at IUPUI. I am an Elementary Education major with a minor in English As A Second Language. I have a mother and a…more
Cancer Type: Parotid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Intermediate Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma (my tumor)
Parotid Cancer Symptoms: Tumor below/behind my left ear, on salivary gland/parotid gland, attached to facial nerve.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Parotidectomy, they did about a 3 inch long incision behind my ear, around the lobe up to the front, and then down my neck. My parotid gland was removed. I had this surgery on October 8th, 2014. Side effects from the surgery: little facial movement, severe nerve damage, shoulder pain due to nerve damage, hearing loss.

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Beachie

Beachie
Cancer Type: Parotid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: oncocytic carcinoma
Parotid Cancer Symptoms: felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: parotidectomy, July 2012. Half of face initially numb and swollen. Ear bright red and hugely swollen. Face feels like after dental work with Novocaine -- numb and useless. Jaw muscles tight and inflexible. Pain in chewing (First Bite Syndrome). Eye blurry -- possibly due to face tugging down. Swollen neck and face with…more

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Stacie

Stacie
Bio: My journey began last year. I noticed a small tumor behind my right ear. Thought it was strange, but figured it was a swollen lymph node. Basically forgot about it until one day at work, I put a piece of sour gum in my mouth. The pain was unbearable! and the right side of my face swelled up. Luckily my…more
Cancer Type: Parotid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Acinic Cell Carcinoma
Parotid Cancer Symptoms: Lump behind my ear. Sore throat that never got better.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: October 28, 2015

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Cindy

Cindy
Cancer Type: Parotid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic breast cancer
Parotid Cancer Symptoms: Pain in bones , pain in breast, found lump in breast
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy 10/03 Lymph node removal 3/04
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Adriamycin and cytoxin. 11/03 so sick with vomiting till meds were figured out. Lost 50 lbs. Taxol 1/04. Sick Rituxan 5/13 no effects used for platelet issues Taxol 5/16 with experimental drug

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