Vero29's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 43, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery went better than I expected it, it's been a week and my scars are healing well, the phscology side; there's work to do but I keep thinking how worse it could be and how those possibilities are not completely out of the equation for now

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    While everyone is different in my case the chemotherapy knocked me down for a whole week, I had no nausea nor vomiting, I didn't lose weight. I was very lucky and only had 4 treatments, my last treatment was on 08/14/13

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

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

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

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

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

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

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Proton

    Clinical Trial

    10 sessions of radiation - proton beam. Start date 09/18/13

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Chemo and Radiation are no complete... Hormone treatment here we go... see you for the next 10 years... bittersweet

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    • Vero29
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Hair started growing back two weeks ago, kinda miss the no-hair stage. It was so convenient and got to see a whole different world in people.. pain, suffering was heart-breaking, needless to say I got to shared blessings with so many strangers where no communication was needed in order to know they KNEW what it goes around a bald head, I was lucky my journey is so much less than so many others

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