KACes' Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 37, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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

    Oh No

    Being diagnosed is something you never think you will have to go through....until you do. I was 33 years old with a 8 month old baby. Over a period of about 3 weeks we went from ok there is a lump, to its cancer, to wait I think it's spread, to its stage IV in my breast, lymph, lung, liver, and bone. I didn't know how to live. I cried every time I looked at my daughter. Then one day not long after that I realized what I was doing wrong..I needed to live! Not be sad. I have so many wonderful things in this life and this cancer is not going to take me from them.

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a lumpectomy to remove my primary tumor. It wasn't really necessary but the doctor said it was an option if I wanted....plus, the less cancer the better. I originally wanted a mastectomy but the oncologist didn't want me going through any unnecessary surgery while still trying to fight off the cancer growth. The surgery went very well and I am very happy I had the procedure.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • KACes
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • KACes
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • KACes
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Herceptin

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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