FreskaSF's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 43, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • FreskaSF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • FreskaSF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgery and recovery was a breeze

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • FreskaSF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    insurance

    Decision Point

    Do I stay with Kaiser which I love or because of insurance and easier route do Medi-Cal and have a whole new staff of people care for me?

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    • FreskaSF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Wow!! Fatigue the first 2 infusions were off the charts but I was still able to workout towards the end of every 21 day cycle. Just enought to do something before getting infused again.

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  5. 5
    • FreskaSF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    chemo brain is quite frustrating but I tried to just laugh about it. It was hard to remember things. I would forget what I was talking about mid-sentence lol.

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    • FreskaSF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cough

    Side Effects

    I would develop a cough after every infusion that would disappear around 14 days after.

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  7. 7
    • FreskaSF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    My hair was long!!! Down to my waist. I cut it to my chin withi an A-LINE then it fell out a week later which was about 14-16 days after my first infusion. I tried the cold cap therapy but unfortunately it didn't work for me. I'm almost totally bald and just got some wigs and they are itchy!!

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  8. 8
    • FreskaSF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Will start soon.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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