Trala's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 43, Stage Recurrent, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Trala
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Found lump in my right breast 39 years old never had mamogarm. Have been sick with flu,cold for months. I jusut thought my two young kids 2 yr and 6 yr were bringing home some virisus. The whole family was really sick before Christmas. So I did not think of much about me being sick. I was the one who felt tne lump in my rigt breast. I thougt at first that it hurt and was from where my son had hit me by accidet in the boob the week before. I made the fist appointmet to get it checked out. Everything has happen so fast from that day on. I knew from the moment I felt the lump it was not good. It has been a rollercoaster ride. I have been learning more and more about what type of cancer I have. I have also been learning more about how much the doctors don't know and how important it is to ask questions and get second oppinons. Got second opinion. Switched doctors mainly because I felt more comfortable with her plan of treatment. I tested negative for the family gene, no surprise there. Im the first in a very larger family to get cancer. Planning a mascetomy have not decided on unilateral or bilaterl masctomy.

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    • Trala
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished last round of treatment Oct 23,2013. Was a ruff start first treatment was to strong and tore up my colon landed me in the hospital. Found another oncologist who listened and got me through the treatments. It was very hard my blood counts would drop every time and anything you could thing of happened. But again I was lucky to find a really great oncology team to help me through this. Some of the things I learned out of this experience is how important it is to find the right doctors for you. Go with your gut instinct, listen to your body and fight for it. Only you know how your body feels so fight for it. Make sure the doctors understand and if they don't research it yourself and find someone who will understand you. Because doctors don't always know what is right for you.

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    • Trala
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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