lizzib4u's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Female, Age: 65

  1. 1
    • lizzib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • lizzib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • lizzib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

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    • lizzib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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    • lizzib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    In 2003 I had a lumpectomy for invasive breast ca. It was followed with chemo and radiation and 10 years of adjuant therapy. Last Decemember I was diagnoised with Pagets of the breast. The nipple was removed and after the margins were tested, I was told I had a reaccurance of the original cancer and had to have a masectomy. In was determined to be insitu so no therapy was needed. I had a trans flap procedure done in Jan. 2012. I was okay until about 3 weeks later, I developed infection. Was admitted and had to have reconstructed side done over. I also had a breast reduction on the other sided. After the procedure, I not only had an infection, now the other side that had the breast reduction was done wrong, and I ended up with a reconstructed breast that was an C and a breast reduction that was now an A. So, I had to go back in again and have that redone. A few months had gone byand the breast still was too small, so I had to go back again and have the breast increased. I had fat implant rather than implants. Because of that, I had to have all increases done by taking the fat from my thigh and injecting it into the breast. It has been a year now and I am doing well and all the scars are finally disappearing. The only issue is I have developed a hard lump under the incision line of the reconstructed breast. I had an ultra sound done to check if a new tumor had developed. They could not tell and thought it was part of the healing process.

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