What is Surgical debulking?

Category: Surgeries


Surgical debulking is a procedure in which a cancerous tumor is partially removed in order to increase the effect of other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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Severity Evaluations
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Surgical debulking

Side effect Patients


Currently having Surgical debulking

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Surgical debulking

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
Adherence Evaluations
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Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
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1 patient evaluation for Surgical debulking

Nov 4, 2014 (Started Nov 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain tumor)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: The consent form was extremely frightening, it seemed to promise death, infection, stroke, all sorts of things. The important thing is to rework the grammar of the form, as actually the same thing could be said of a pedestrians crossing. A better perspective! But get this: all my seizures stopped. All the twitching stopped. All the breathing problems stopped. I felt steadier and more grounded. First night, never known a head ache like it. No sleep despite the best (safe) meds they could throw inside me. But we twiddled the doses and worked at it. Within 36 hours I could hall walk a mile (probably shouldn't but was so happy). But 9 days on, so looking forward to washing my hair as sutures aren't out yet.

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