Doberwomyn's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Female, Age: 72

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    making decisions hardest part also had sentinel lymph node removed but I couldn't list both in the system above unless I should do it separately: was done at same time. Hurt for a while as did the biopsy but better now. All in all really liked my surgeon and it has healed well

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    I have to decide on radiation and the meds to surppess my hormones now

    Decision Point

    Got 2 options on the radiation: one is full breast other is partial with radiation 2x day for l week. Possible side effects and late side effects worry: include possible lung (cough., already have that) possible effect on sac around my heart (had issue with that before very painful) a rib could break. I have fatigue issues now. Although I am told these are likely to be brief or may not occur, it really worries me. I am still on the hormone fence also.

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