crudd123's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 55, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • crudd123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    They found a lesion on my thyroid. Had a sonagram this past Friday and I am waiting to hear back from results. Possible biopsy and another surgery may be in my future. Doctor said if this is a sarcoma on my thyroid that survival is 50 percent or 5 years since I have a sarcoma on my breast also that they removed from 2 surgeries. Just trying to prepare myself for the unknown about what is going to happen.

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    • crudd123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a lumpectomy on January 15, 2013. Did not have clear margins so they had to do additional breast surgery on January 29, 2013. Recovery from second surgery has been a bit tougher. First surgery only took pain pills 2 days. This second surgery have been taking them over 2 weeks. Still have pain if I do too much incision starts hurting.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • crudd123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Radiation

    Doctor said I will have radiation once they decide if I don't need chemo. But if I do chemo than they will do the radiation for sure afterwards. I don't know what kind of radiation yet as I am waiting for test results from thyroid sonagram and if I'll need chemo.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • crudd123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Developing severe red burn under arm from radiation! Been through 23 treatments, I have 10 to go! 6 boost treatments and then 4 regular ones! Been doing great so far until this. Able to work through the whole process also!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • crudd123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Severe burn under arm! 6 more treatments to go! 3 more boost treatments and 3 regular ones!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • crudd123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had my yearly mamogram in December and they called a day later and said I had an abnormal scan. Went back the next day for a sonagram. Then the day after Christmas they did a biopsy. Sent it to the Mayo Clinic for further review. They told me it was a spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of breast cancer. My doctor said this is a pesky cancer that can pop up other places.

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