Janis' Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage IIIC, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Janis
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) ...
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After having the mammogram and ultrasound, the doctor at the breast center came in to talk to me. When she told me I had 3 areas in my right breast that were troublesome to her and 1 that was highly suspicious, I shut down. I simply couldn't hear another word she was saying. Fortunately, my sister and niece were there. My sister was able to hear and process. 3 days later, the pathology proved her right.

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    • Janis
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) ...
    about 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    It really wasn't so bad. I was just being ignorant. While I knew I was going in to have the port surgically implanted, the surgery part didn't register for me. I don't know how I thought it would get in there, but I just didn't expect an incision. Boy, was I surprised!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Janis
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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am taking the TAC regimen. 6 times, 3 weeks apart. I was shocked at the idea of having chemo before surgery, but that's my plan. It makes sense that they are doing the chemo while I am healthy and strong. I'm very fortunate that I've not had any bad side effects. Mainly just very tired... no, exhausted. But only for about a week and a half after treatment. The other week and a half is fairly normal.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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