Lula34's Journey with Breast Cancer

Family/Friend: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 64, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Lula34
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Surprisingly, the actual diagnosis wasn't too bad. We all were focused on staying positive and having a positive outcome.

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    • Lula34
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    The first lymph node was positive for cancer

    Oh No

    Learned that she (my Mom) will have to do appx 4-6 rounds of chemo and will lose her hair. Granted, losing her hair is so much better than losing her life to cancer....but I think this is when the magnitude of the situation hit me. If anyone has any advice for me on providing support to my Mom to help her through this, it is appreciated :)

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    • Lula34
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy and Lymph Node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    OP sx went well. 6 lymph nodes biopsied. Recovery went well until appx day 6; swelling at site of lymph node biopsy that resulted in an infection. Quickly taken care of with antibiotics, but the fever and sickness knocked her recovery back quite a bit. 7 days after having the fever, she is just now regaining her strength.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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