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Shane is a 40-year-old Air Force Veteran who was diagnosed with testicular cancer which spread to his lymph nodes. Shane underwent a right orchiectomy which revealed he had testicular seminoma. To attack the cancer, Shane endured chemotherapy and took Cisplatin, a platinum-containing drug, which in turn caused serious side effects, severe chronic pain known as neuropathy. Despite taking pain medicine, Shane still experienced severe pain and eventually was referred to a hospice facility. Although Shane now lives cancer-free, to this day he suffers with mild pain in his hands and feet.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Oncology
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UNE Office of Research and Scholarship and D'Apice, Michael, "Shane Beaulieu: Testicular Cancer" (2015). Pain Narrative Videos. 10.