Minnow's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Minnow
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    When you name the side effects, I had all of them, plus a few that I didn't expect. I finished five weeks of radation on Sept. 13, 2012.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    chemp brain, nausea, hair loss, tranquilizers, depression and anxiety & mouth dryness, loss of voice, lymphdema, cough, fatique and hot flashes

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    • Minnow
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    It was a shock to my system, not to mention the drain tubes and going home the next day. Plus the "Dog Ears", that I will have to have removed at a later date.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Minnow
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I felt that they had been watching this area for 2 yrs., so when they were doing my bi-annual ultra sound, after I had found the lumps, why were they surprised?

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    • Minnow
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had radiation treatments with tranquilizers, nausea medication, depression and anxiety, plus hair loss and chemo brain

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Minnow
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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