Yoursister's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 54, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    It was a very sad and scary beginning to the year as I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I had cancer in my right breast. To have a lumpectomy or bilateral mastectomy? Mother had different kind of breast cancer at same age, however genetic testing says it is not genetic. I was only comfortable with the idea of bilateral mastectomy.

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had great support from family and friends, but it was a painful and tough time and then I found that I was also going to have to do chemotherapy and this was a hard thing to hear.

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    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had wished that I had someone my age, in my area, going through or have recently gone through the exact surgery and following chemo. that I was going through. I learned alot on my own and hope to be able to be that person for someone else needing what I wish I had found. There are many wonderful sources of help and services out there for support.

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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    This was a very hard thing for me to handle, but in the end I have learned some great tips to do prior to lossing hair, during and after. It was not an easy thing for me. My last chemo. treatment was in Sept. and my hair is beginning to grow back. I have my own way regarding wigs etc. and it has been my saving grace.

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  7. 7
    over 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

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  9. 9
    over 5 years ago
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    Pain

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  10. 10
    over 5 years ago
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    Hot flashes

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  11. 11
    over 5 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

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  12. 12
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

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  13. 13
    over 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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  14. 14
    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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