sandyw's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 71, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    • sandyw
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    shocked, scared surprised but always felt I was going to get cancer. Many family members have had many different types of cancer. I had watched them die

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    • sandyw
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had routine mamo end of august followed by more mamo and ultra sound of right breast. biopsy mid September. 2 days later got shock, diagnosis ductal carcinoma, lympho-vascular involvement, er positive, grad 3. very numb. started reading. more time elapsed. had genetic counseling and testing. Bracha 1 & bracha 2 negative thank G-d. time passed. find recommended breast surgeopn at hospital far from where I lived. Talked about right breast mastectomy & sentienal lymph biopsy. Several weeks letter saw plastic surgeon. The only option appropriate for reconstruction was implants. Had mastectomy Dec 3 2012. 1 lymph node removed was told it was negative. two days after surgery breast surgeon called and told me the one lymph node was positive for micro metatsis. will require further dissection of lymph nodes in future. Went to see hemotologist-oncologist at veterans hospital ( I am a disabled veteran[phone number redacted]). Given Chemo schedule. will see another hemotologist oncologist. Jan. 4 Then I must decide very very soon where to have chemo

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    • sandyw
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    not started yet. expect to start Jan 2013. Diagnosed in September. Right breast mastectomy in December. why is it taking so long to get treatment?

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