loracy's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • loracy
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Can't quite believe it but trying to stay positive about it. Still I am apprehensive about the treatment.

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    • loracy
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Have experienced more pain than I expected and am having trouble with swelling 2 wks. after procedure.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    • loracy
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not the walk in the park I expected. The incision is healing nicely but it is still sore and swollen longer than I expected.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    • loracy
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    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had a short course of radiation. Just twice a day for 5 days. The first two days were agony keeping my arms back because of arthritis. It got better when they propped my arms. The radiation itself didn't hurt. I have been fatigued but, thankfully, no other problem from the radiation.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    • loracy
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Arimidex is causing side effects that my oncologist doesn't acknowledge. Am having more severe arthritis pain and dyspepsia. Also cause drowsiness until I switched from taking it in the morning to taking it at night.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • loracy
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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

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