Catchat's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 25 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    • Catchat
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 2 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    Finally correctly diagnosed after going to three surgeons.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    CALGB

    Clinical Trial

    To see if bone marrow transplants for breast cancers with cancer in 10+ lymph nodes was more successful than high dose chemotherapy treatments. Was found that high dose chemotherapy was better.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 2 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 2 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Blood sugar, high (diabetes)

    Side Effects

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    about 4 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

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

    Side Effects

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    about 4 years ago
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    High blood pressure (hypertension)

    Side Effects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

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    about 4 years ago
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    Mood changes

    Side Effects

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    about 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

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    about 4 years ago
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    Shortness of breath

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Vaginal dryness or irritation

    Side Effects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Urinary changes (frequency, urgency)

    Side Effects

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